NZ capture ODI series-decider

first_imgHARARE, Zimbabwe (AP): New Zealand beat Zimbabwe by 38 runs with 14 balls to spare in the third one-day international yesterday and took the series 2-1 after losing the first match.Made to bat first, stand-in captain Kane Williamson anchored the New Zealand innings for nearly 30 overs in scoring 90, setting up a competitive total of 273-6.The Zimbabwe openers made a great start until Chamu Chibhabha missed Mitchell McClenaghan and lost his off stump at 97-1. In the face of some terrific fielding, Sean Williams kept Zimbabwe in the hunt with 63 runs off 62 balls until he was caught on the boundary, the eighth man down in the 46th over.Zimbabwe were all out for 235.Fast bowler McClenaghan, who took only one wicket in the first two matches, claimed a team-best 3-36.series awardsWilliamson’s 90 off 109 balls, his sixth straight fifty-plus ODI score and fourth in the 90s, helped him to the man of the match and series awards.He enjoyed fruitful half-century partnerships with opener Martin Guptill (42) and Grant Elliott (36) before he was out to a stunning catch by Craig Ervine. Ervine made a running catch on the long-on boundary, threw the ball up before going over the line, and jumped back just in time to make the second catch.An unbeaten 50 off the last 25 balls between James Neesham – in for the injured Ross Taylor – and Nathan McCullum boosted the Kiwis to 273-6.Zimbabwe, eyeing its first ODI series win over New Zealand in 14 years, began promisingly until Chibhabha lost his focus, and fellow opener Hamilton Masakadza (57) fell in the next over.The teams play a tour-ending Twenty20 tomorrow.last_img read more

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Team USA falls to Argentina in FIBA World Cup qualifier

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew From there, it was basically all Argentina.The U.S. lead was trimmed to 16-13 after the first quarter, and the Americans were still up 30-26 with 3 minutes left in the half before Argentina started to roll. The hosts took a 35-32 lead into the locker room, then outscored the U.S. 23-8 in the third — a run capped by Nicolas Brussino’s 3-pointer from the left corner with a second left that had the overflow crowd in an 11,000-seat arena roaring.Brussino scored 11 and former NBA standout Luis Scola had 10 for Argentina.“Argentina is a tremendous team and after the first five minutes they kicked our butts and give them all the credit,” Van Gundy said. “They played a terrific game on both ends of the floor.”The U.S. is using rosters filled primarily by G League players in qualifying because of changes in FIBA rules. NBA players aren’t available for the qualifying games, though if the U.S. makes it to the World Cup in China it will then be the NBA stars taking over in a quest for a third consecutive gold medal in the event — which will serve as a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum FILE USA’s coach Jeffrey William Van Gundy gestures during their 2017 FIBA Americas Championship final match against Argentina’s in Cordoba, Argentina, on September 3, 2017. (Photo by EITAN ABRAMOVICH / AFP)LA RIOJA, Argentina — The U.S. will have to wait at least a few more days before clinching a berth in the 2019 Basketball World Cup.Nicolas Laprovittola scored 17 points, Lucio Redivo added 14 and Argentina shook off a slow start to beat the U.S. 80-63 in a World Cup qualifying game on Thursday night. The win put Argentina (8-1) atop Group E qualifying in the Americas region, one game up on the U.S. (7-2) with three contests remaining for both teams.ADVERTISEMENT Meanwhile, Uruguay took a big step forward in its quest to qualify from the Americas Region.Mathias Calfani’s go-ahead 3-pointer with 4.8 seconds left was part of a wild finish as Uruguay defeated Puerto Rico 64-62 in another Group E game on Thursday. Uruguay (6-3) moved into third place outright in the group, a game up on Puerto Rico (5-4).TIP-INSU.S.: The U.S. didn’t take its first free throw until 9:09 remained in the fourth quarter. … Chasson Randle, Scotty Hopson and Reggie Hearn each scored nine points for the Americans, who shot only 35 percent and were 8 for 29 from 3-point range.Argentina: Not only did Argentina miss its first 10 shots, but it also missed its first six free throws. When Brussino finally connected with 30 seconds left in the half, the home fans responded with a sarcastic cheer. … Laprovittola had eight assists, matching the entire U.S. total for the night.IN MEMORYA moment of silence was held pregame in memory of FIBA secretary general and International Olympic Committee member Patrick Baumann, who died in Argentina last month after a heart attack.UP NEXTU.S.: Visits Uruguay on Sunday.Argentina: Hosts Mexico on Sunday. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James carries Lakers down stretch for 104-96 win over Pacers Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentscenter_img No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom LATEST STORIES MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The top three teams in the division are assured of a spot in the World Cup, and the Americans can clinch with a win on Sunday at Uruguay.“I think we had a rough night all around,” U.S. coach Jeff Van Gundy said. “I don’t think there were a lot of positives for us in this game and so much of sports is about when you get your butt kicked how you respond. We’re together three more days and hopefully we play much better.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissTravis Trice scored 16 points for the U.S., which was doomed by getting outscored 31-10 over a 13-minute stretch spanning the end of the second and the entire third quarter.The Americans led 12-0 early, after Argentina missed its first 10 shots.last_img read more

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Haas beats Roddick for win in Memphis

first_img“I’m probably playing some of my best tennis,” Haas said. “It’s hard to compare to where I was four or five years ago when I had my highest ranking.” Roddick, trying to win his second Memphis title, didn’t come close to breaking serve. Haas gave up only seven points off his serve in the final, and two of those were double-faults. “I guess it is quite a good record,” Haas said. “I’ve been serving well. Every time I get my first serve in … I feel like I’m dictating play. Against players like these, you have to really try to be solid on your service games.” The German won in 61 minutes, and that might have helped his travel plans. He needed to fly to the United Arab Emirates for his Tuesday match in Dubai. Tommy Haas knew he had been playing well this year. Winning a tournament without facing one break point? That surprised even himself. Haas beat Andy Roddick 6-3, 6-2 Sunday to retain his title in the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis, Tenn. The German completed a week in which he didn’t face a break point in 47 games. Haas won his sixth straight final and 11th title overall. He also won in Memphis in 1999 and is only the second three-time winner of this event. Jimmy Connors, now Roddick’s coach, won in 1978, 1979, 1983 and 1984. center_img “Everything was coming easy to him, and everything was a little bit of a struggle for me,” Roddick said. “That’s not a good combination for me.” Roddick, who will be ranked No. 3, had won three of the previous four matches against Haas – all on hardcourts. The American hadn’t played in a final since losing the U.S. Open last September to Roger Federer or won a title since Cincinnati last August. “He just outplayed me,” Roddick said. “I shot myself in the foot by playing sloppy early.” ABN AmroUnseeded Mikhail Youzhny beat third-seeded Ivan Ljubicic 6-2, 6-4 to win the ABN Amro title in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Youzhny broke his Croatian opponent twice in the first set, and then again in the fifth game of the second set. The Russian, appearing in his fifth ATP final, beat Ljubicic for the first time in six tries. It was Youzhny’s third career title. Copa ColsanitasRoberta Vinci won the Copa Colsanitas in Bogota, Colombia, when top-seeded Tathiana Garbin retired in the third set because of a digestive problem. Garbin, also the 2000 runner-up, led 7-6 (5), 4-6, 3-0 in the all-Italian final when she withdrew on the advice of a doctor after her second medical consultation of the day. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Arranmore Island to host Walk of Remembrance today

first_imgThe sixth annual Walk of Remembrance will take place on Arranmore Island today.The walk begins at 1pm from the Community Centre. As this is not a race, you can walk as far or as little as you like.Organisers have five candles which represent the different stages of grief, and these will be placed on a table by children from the community, with a poem being read out for each. Balloons are then released in memory of loved ones. Hearts are on sale for the next few days, which are €2 each or 3 for €5.You can write the name of your loved ones on the hearts, along with your own name. Your name will be entered into an Easter Saturday draw. The hearts will be placed on a tree, and this tree will be blessed by Father Liam Boyle this evening.A spokesperson for the walk says; “So far we as a community we have helped raise money for the Irish Cancer Society, North West Cancer group, The Irish kidney Association & Good & New bus for Cancer patients travelling from Donegal for treatment, Our Children’s Voice and Renovations to our Chapel.“This year we have decided to keep the money at home again. We are raising money to buy two plaques and hopefully a bench. One of the plaques will be in memory of all our loved ones who are buried in all different parts of the world. “Unfortunately down through the years many of our loved ones have to had to leave our island. Some have been fortunate enough to return but unfortunately there are many who for one reason or another never got the chance. So in honour of their memory we will have a plaque erected in the old graveyard.“The other plaque will be in memory of our little angels that were taken too soon.“It is a lovely way to remember all our loved ones and come together as a community.”If you would like a heart you can contact Elaine on 0876227026.For anyone that will not be able to make it for Easter, and would like to donate some money, you can do so by using Paypal – the account is elainebarney@gmail.com Arranmore Island to host Walk of Remembrance today was last modified: April 16th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:arranmorecharitywalk or remembrancelast_img read more

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England fans take over Red Square hoping to see history being made

first_img🎵 Southgate you’re the one, you still turn me on… 🎵 @BroadcastMoose gets the England fans singing this belter 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿👏#ENGCRO | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/K4s0cjtNnA— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 11, 2018 8 There is a Group of Death at Euro 2020 and here’s how England can avoid it explained England fans takeover Moscow! https://t.co/9csiBadq35— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 11, 2018 ‘Mange tout, mange tout,’ it’s Rodney and Del Boy 8 Moscow’s Red (and white) Square Martin Peters, 1966 World Cup final goal scorer for England, dies aged 76 ‘Spain and Italy would have built their teams around Jack Grealish’ – Harry Redknapp ANALYSIS “You’re going home!” 😂😂When one #CRO fan walked into an #ENG bar in Moscow… 👀#ENGCRO | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/2XDKpJHWvR— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 11, 2018 8 Second is best 8 England v Croatia is live on talkSPORT at 19:00 (UK time) on 11 July here.So it’s here. England are playing in their biggest game for 22 years and their first World Cup semi-final for 28 years.And in Russia, thousands of Three Lions supporters have turned up in Moscow, the capital city, in the hope of witnessing history. England announce Euro 2020 warm-up matches against Austria and Romania sad day Exeter City being represented over there How Hudson-Odoi has performed this season – Are Keane’s comments about him fair? TALENT preparation RIP LEGEND Proud to be Croatian How does Euro 2020 draw work? England discover fate live on talkSPORT 2 8 Fans given sneak peek into England’s Euro 2020 kit with images leaked online GETTING READY England announce another friendly to begin preparations for Euro 2020 England at the World Cup 8 ‘Gareth Southgate’ is loving life 8 have a look In case you were wondering, that’s not actually Southgate It’s not Goldberg. We checked. drama Around 10,000 England fans are expected to have descended on Moscow Tributes to ‘complete gentleman’ Martin Peters following England legend’s death 8 Mason Greenwood scores as England U21s beaten by late Netherlands wondergoallast_img read more

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Humboldt State opens Super Regionals against Dixie State seeking second straight West Region title

first_imgArcata >> For some, a trip to Super Regionals might be uncharted territory.For the Humboldt State softball team, they’re hoping it’s just another stop along their annual postseason journey.Just as was the case a year ago, the West Region champion will be decided on the HSU Softball Field, with Humboldt State hosting Dixie State in the best-of-three NCAA Division II Softball Championships West Super Regional starting at 3 p.m. today in Arcata.After so many weeks on the road, so many games …last_img read more

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5 Tips for Jewelry Photography

first_imgFollow these tips to improve your product photography.It may seem like shooting product photography is a lot easier than shooting portrait photography, but that isn’t always the case. Lighting and posing jewelry has it’s own inherent challenges…with all the angles of the stones and reflections it can be very frustrating to get the perfect shot. So if you have a jewelry shoot coming up, check out the 5 tips below from Nikon, for getting the perfect shots.1. Find a White TableThis Ikea table top is only $5White tables make great product photography staging areas. If you don’t have enough room for a seamless white backdrop, or if you are simply shooting some quick product photography, than a white table is the way to go. If you don’t have a white table you could always use white poster board.2. Use a WindowNatural light from windows can be a photographer’s best friend. Sometimes a window is the only lighting you need (don’t overcomplicate things!). If you use different curtains you can change it from a soft light to a more harsh light, depending on your needs.3. Shoot Different AnglesWith a ton of different reflection areas, jewelry can be very unpredictable. Try taking shots form different angles to see what works and what doesn’t.4. Reflect LightIf having a single lighting source isn’t enough, try bouncing light with a reflector. Reflectors are cheap you can pick them up at any photo store or online.5. Phone LightsI can’t tell you how many times i’ve had to use an iPhone light to provide a quick splash of light to an image. In fact, I do it so much I’ve bought an extra battery so my phone light will last longer. Obviously using an iPhone light isn’t ideal, but if you’re looking for just a little more shine a phone light is a quick fix.There you have it – 5 quick tips for shooting jewelry photography which came from the following video from Nikon:This video was first shared by Nikon Europe’s YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing!Have any other tips for shooting jewelry? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

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Visva Bharati officiating V-C at the centre of controversy

first_imgThe decision of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to let a senior faculty member of the Visva Bharati University (VBU) – Professor Sabujkali Sen – continue as the officiating Vice-Chancellor even after the expiry of her term has generated controversy in the university, founded by Rabindranath Tagore in 1921.The complainants – who are attached to University’s executive council – claimed that the MHRD’s decision to allow Prof. Sen to continue was an outcome of a “forged minute” of an executive council meeting. Denying the allegation, Prof. Sen told The Hindu she was functioning as officiating V-C as per the instructions of the ministry.The problem began when the MHRD wrote to the University’s acting registrar, Sougata Chattopadhyay, on March 5, asking him to take “appropriate action” to ensure that Prof. Sen continued as the officiating V-C even after her term as Director of Studies, Educational Innovation and Rural Reconstruction (SEI and RR) of the university – and hence as a member of the executive council – expired on February 24.Prof. Sen became the officiating V-C because she was a member of the council and by virtue of her position as Director of SEI and RR. It was done as per clause 3 (6) of the Statutes of the University. According to the Statutes, in case the pro-VC is not available, the senior most director will become the officiating V-C till a regular V-C assumes office. It further states that if none of the directors are available then the senior most adhyaksha (dean) of a Bhavana who is also a council member will become officiating V-C.The President’s nominee in the council, Sushovan Banerjee, who chaired the council meeting on February 17, said that the agenda no. 2 of the meeting comprised a proposal of extending Prof. Sen’s tenure as the Director of the SEI and RR but it was turned down by the council.“There is no provision in the Visva-Bharati Act, 1951 and Statutes to extend the tenure of any director. There is a provision that in the absence of the V-C the senior most Adhyaksha of Bhavanas, who is also a council member, will take charge. If he or she retires or quits then the senior most principal will take charge as officiating V-C,” Dr. Banerjee told The Hindu.He further alleged that in the minutes of the meeting circulated to the council members on March 19, agenda no. 2 was replaced with another item. Dr. Banerjee has written to President Ram Nath Kovind about the issue.“To our utter surprise Prof. Sabujkoli Sen prepared a forged minute on agenda item 2, though a draft, which contains full of lies and the minute was approved by her before getting our approval,” Dr. Banerjee stated in his letter to President dated April 2, 2018.Denies allegation Prof. Sen said: “Agenda no. 2 of the council meeting was not replaced by any other agenda. The allegations raised by him (Sushovan Banerjee) are not true. I think he has not been able to understand the issue properly. I am functioning as officiating VC as per instructions of MHRD. I have nothing else to say on the matter.”last_img read more

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On eve of monsoon session, CM, Oppn. exchange ‘virtual’ barbs

first_imgThe Opposition parties on Sunday said they will take on the State government during the monsoon session of the Legislature over the absence of drought relief works, as all its measures were only “virtual” and nothing has materialised on ground. The session is set to begin on Monday.In response, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said it was the Opposition that needed to come out of its “virtual” perception, as it is cut off from the ground, and see the support the government is gaining among citizens. The government will presenting the State Budget on Tuesday, while 28 Bills will be discussed in the session — the last ahead of the Assembly polls.Leader of Opposition in the Council Dhananjay Munde said at a joint Opposition press conference, “Be it drought measures or fulfilling promises of reservation made to communities such as Marathas and Dhangars, this government has failed on every front. The number of farmer suicides has risen while urban areas are staring at water shortage. The ministers of this government had to quit because of allegations of corruption, but no case was filed against them. The Opposition stands united and will corner the government.” Vijay Vadettiwar, the newly appointed Congress group leader in the Assembly, said the Opposition will pursue allegations made by former Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil against Mr. Fadnavis over irregularities in the Development Plan for Mumbai. Mr. Vikhe-Patil was sworn in as minister in the Chief Minister’s expanded Cabinet on the eve of the monsoon session. Commenting on Opposition leaders joining the BJP, NCP leader Ajit Pawar said, “Probably they want the government not to conduct any inquiries against them. Some their institutions to function without any problems, or they simply don’t want to be hounded by government agencies.” Rubbishing the Opposition’s claim that he was luring their leaders to join the BJP, Mr. Fadnavis said they needed to introspect why people are deserting them. Addressing a press conference, Mr. Fadnavis said, “The Opposition is cut off from the ground. Because of their perception [that the government’s functioning was virtual] they suffered such a humiliating defeat in the general elections.” The CM said the State was in the process of uploading the database of 1.2 crore farmers on the Union government’s portal, which will be used for the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana for disbursal of funds ahead of the kharif season.last_img read more

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FIFA World Cup: Messi recalls wonderful moment vs Iran

first_imgArgentina must improve if they are to remain in contention for a third FIFA World Cup title, Lionel Messi has admitted even as the Albiceleste struggled to break down a stubborn Iran at the Mineirao stadium on Saturday before a moment of Messi brilliance secured the team’s second victory from as many matches in the tournament. However, Messi described his stoppage-time winner as a “wonderful moment”.MORE NEWS FROM FIFA WORLD CUP 2014 “We struggled to find space but luckily we were able to win,” Messi said after the match.Argentina’s Lionel Messi makes the penalty kick during the group F World Cup soccer match against Iran at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 21, 2014. AP Photo”It’s difficult to play against teams that close up like they did. We have to correct our errors. We are the first to realise that we aren’t playing at the level we want to. Today we were able to get three points which means we don’t have to suffer in the last (group) match. I was very happy when I scored because all of us were trying to break their defence,” Xinhua quoted him as saying.Argentina, World Cup winners in 1978 and 1986, enter the match against Nigeria June 25 all guaranteed of a berth in the tournament’s knockout phase.Argentina soccer fans celebrate Lionel Messi’s winning goal against Iran at the Brazil World Cup as they watch the game on an outdoor screen set up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, June 21, 2014. AP PhotoThe clash in Porto Alegre is likely to attract hordes of Argentine fans, given the city’s proximity to the Brazil-Argentina border.Messi said fans’ support would provide the team with an added edge.advertisement”Porto Alegre is very close to Argentina so we know that there will be a lot of fans there and that will be good for the team.”Albiceleste coach Alejandro Sabella admitted his team had been reliant on Messi in their first two World Cup matches.”We want to improve obviously,” he said. “There are many things we have to think about and improve.”All players who played today have contributed to this victory but of course we have a genius who is called Messi. Fortunately he is Argentine. Everybody would have liked to have Messi but it is us who have him.”last_img read more

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