WI Women crumble to defeat to lose T20 series against South Africa

first_imgCAPE TOWN, South Africa (CMC):Another lower-order collapse condemned West Indies Women to a four-run defeat to South Africa Women in their third and final Twenty20 International and a 2-1 series loss here yesterday.Chasing 120 for victory at Newlands, West Indies Women were sailing at 81 for three in the 15th over at one stage before losing five wickets for 16 runs in the space of 18 deliveries to end on 115 for eight off their 20 overs.They required 12 runs off the final over, but came up short as Shamalia Connell (13 not out) and Anisa Mohammed (five not out), failed to find the boundary.Deandra Dottin and opener Hayley Matthews both top-scored with 24, while captain Stafanie Taylor got 23. But they were just three of four batsmen to reach double figures.Off-spinner Yolanie Fourie was the best bowler with two for 20 from four her four overs.Winning the toss and batting, the Proteas Women were carried by Lizelle Lee, who struck an unbeaten 33, captain Mignon du Preez, who scored 32 and Marizanne Kapp, who finished on 24 not out.In reply, West Indies Women lost Kycia Knight for three at 15 for one in the third over, lbw to left-arm seamer Moseline Daniels.Taylor and Matthews then revived the innings in a 32-run stand before Fourie claimed the first of her two wickets when she had Matthews brilliantly caught by Daniels, leaping one-handed on the backward square boundary at 47 for two in the ninth over.Taylor followed 10 runs later, bowled around her legs after missing a sweep at leg-spinner van Niekerk.Dottin quickly counter-attacked in a 24-run fourth wicket stand with Kyshone Knight (9). She smashed a four and two sixes off 18 balls and looked be changing the course of the innings when she holed out to long on against seamer Masabata Klaas. Her dismissal triggered a slide and West Indies Women were unable to recover.The Caribbean side will now turn its attention to the Twenty20 Women’s World Cup in India from March 15 to April 3.last_img read more

Men’s Basketball Heads To Bradley

first_imgBradley enters Saturday’s contest a game ahead of the Bulldogs in the MVC standings as Drake is in a two-way tie for fourth place. The Bulldogs have lost three-straight games for the third time this season. However, the last three-game skid was followed by five-straight wins. Earlier this season, Drake opened the MVC season with a 66-64 win over the Braves at the Knapp Center. Drake’s Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) led the Bulldogs in that win with 11 points and 11 rebounds in just 22 minutes of action. The Drake University men’s basketball team hits the road to begin the month of February with a Saturday evening contest at Bradley. Tipoff at Carver Arena is set for 7 p.m. on The Valley on ESPN3. Live Stats Drake hopes to get out to a quick start as the Bulldogs have had to play from behind in those three losses, facing deficits of 25, 16 and 12 points. Drake Game Notes Story Links Live Audio ESPN3 That last loss, a 78-67 setback to SIU, saw Drake senior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) score 22 points to inch closer to becoming Drake’s all-time scoring leader. The senior heads into the Bradley game with 1,780 career points and needs just 10 points to become Drake’s all-time scoring leader. Josh Young owns the current record at 1,789. Following Saturday’s game, the Bulldogs face MVC leader Loyola in Chicago, Feb. 7. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Terry injured as Blues draw with Liverpool

first_imgChelsea 1 Liverpool 1John Terry scored on his return to action but was later stretchered off after being hurt in a collision with Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.And Chelsea’s misery was compounded when Suarez headed in a 73rd-minute equaliser to snatch a point for the visitors.Terry, back from his four-match suspension, was left unmarked to head home Juan Mata’s right-wing corner midway through the first half.It was his 50th goal for the club and a deserved breakthrough, as the Blues had been much the better side.But they were dealt a major blow eight minutes before the break.Suarez burst towards the penalty area and accidentally clattered into Terry, who appeared to suffer a serious knee injury.He was treated on the pitch for around four minutes before being carried away in obvious pain.Initial reports from Chelsea’s medical staff were that he was being assessed and was able to bend the knee.There will be real concern, however, that the captain faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.Mata and John Obi Mikel missed chances to double Chelsea’s lead.And Fernando Torres, playing against his former club, had a header saved by Liverpool keeper Brad Jones.The importance of that stop was underlined when the Merseysiders, who had offered very little, levelled against the run of play.Suso’s corner was flicked on by Jamie Carragher and Suarez netted at the far post.Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Terry (Cahill 40), Ivanovic, Bertrand, Mikel, Ramires, Hazard, Oscar (Moses 76), Mata, Torres (Sturridge 82).Subs not used: Turnbull, Romeu, Ferreira, Marin.See also:Rodgers admits tactical mistakeTerry latest: Chelsea captain will undergo a scan on MondayDi Matteo hoping for good news on TerryChelsea given update on Terry’s injuryBone bruising prolongs Terry’s injury 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Banyana down Namibia in Van Wyk’s 100th

first_img11 August 2014In South African captain Janine van Wyk’s 100th international, Banyana Banyana defeated Namibia 2-0 at the Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto on Sunday.South Africa had recorded another win over Namibia early in July, triumphing 2-1 in Namibia.Early leadOn Sunday, Banyana Banyana took the lead through Amanda Dlamini, who intercepted a pass just outside the visitors’ box before beating the goalkeeper to make it 1-0 after only three minutes.South Africa enjoyed most of the ball possession in the first half and came close to doubling their lead in the 39th minute when a shot from Nothando Vilakazi struck the crossbar.Second goalAfter the break, the contest slowed down, but Banyana found a second goal through Leandra Smeda, who was played in by Portia Modise after Modise had beaten the goalkeeper before finding Smeda unmarked inside the box.Coach Vera Pauw’s charges pushed hard to extend their lead, but were unable to add any more goals.100th capThe match was notable for being the milestone 100th international for defender and captain Janine van Wyk. She trails only Portia Modise, who has turned out for Sasol Banyana 110 times.“It absolutely is a phenomenal feeling,” Van Wyk said before the game.“I really am astonished that I have reached this milestone in my career. I have always dreamed of playing for the national team and here I am reaching 100 caps.”DebutNicknamed “Booth”, Van Wyk made her debut for Banyana Banyana in the African Women’s Championship against Nigeria in 2005. She said it had not been an easy journey to her milestone 100th appearance for her country.“If it wasn’t for my family who supported me along the way I would not be here,” she explained. “I have had some tough experiences in the team, coming in and having to deal with different cultures.”Van Wyk then praised her team-mates for making her feel welcome in the side and for the respect they have showed her.Most memorable momentShe said her most memorable moment in the green and gold strip was when Sasol Banyana recorded their first-ever win over Nigeria in the semi-finals of the 2012 African Women’s Championship, with Van Wyk scoring the only goal in South Africa’s 1-0 win.“Janine has played a vital role in the team set-up. She carries great leadership qualities as the captain. On behalf of Sasol, we congratulate her on reaching this milestone,” said Sasol Sponsorship Specialist Dumisani Mbokane.Banyana Banyana are preparing for the African Women’s Championship, which takes place in Namibia from 11 to 25 October. They have been seeded in a group that includes Cameroon, Ghana and Algeria.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

The First Cab Cam of 2016 – Brent Pence

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest One of the first to get the 2016 planting season started in Ohio was Pence Farms in Clark County. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins rode along for a round or two of corn planting and visited with Brent about how things are going early on in this New Carlisle field.last_img

How is Porting Apps to the Intel AppUp Center Like Two Famous Starship Captains?

first_imgHow to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Tags:#hack#RWHackSponsored Why You Love Online Quizzes Related Posts Bob Duffy takes a look at how two different iPhone developers ported their games to AppUp for netbooks running Windows. Duffy notes that while the two methods are very different, both follow some common practices. One approach was bold, the other very deliberate. Duffy compares the two approaches to the leaderships styles of two famous starship captains: James T. Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard.A Tale of Two PortsView more documents from readwritehack.center_img klint finley 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img

Tax Bill Would Deal a Blow to Renewables

first_imgRethinking the GridSolar Power Alone Won’t Solve Energy or Climate NeedsCan Solar Power Solve the Coal Problem?Is Nuclear Power Our Energy Future or a Dinosaur? Long-term picture is still positive for renewablesSteadily declining prices for renewable energy point to continued adoption, despite provisions in the pending legislation. The wind and solar industries have been expecting a gradual loss of federal tax subsidies over the next several years, but if the changes are sudden, fewer projects would be started and electricity prices would go up in markets already committed to putting more renewable energy on the grid.The debate comes at a time when the production of solar electricity is surging. PV Magazine reports that solar electricity grew by 47% in the first nine months of the year over the same period a year ago.Citing figures from the U.S. Energy Information Agency, the magazine said that solar electric output in every single state had increased. Some states more than doubled the amount of solar electricity they generate. California is still the leader with more than five times the output of Arizona, the number two state.The growth of residential solar was 32% from 2016 to 2017, with the PV’s overall market share rising from 1.3% to 1.9%. RELATED ARTICLES Republican tax bills now in the hands of congressional negotiators would weaken a variety of federal incentives for renewable energy, but a lot is riding on a final version of the bill the GOP hopes to pass by the end of the year. The New York Times reports that wind and solar are two of the fastest growing energy sources in the country and provided 7% of the country’s electricity last year. Renewable energy is now less expensive than power provided by fossil fuel plants in some parts of the country as costs for wind and solar facilities continue to decline.But both the House and Senate versions of the tax overhaul would make renewables less attractive. An analysis by the Rhodium Group shows that the two versions of the bill affect wind, solar, and other energy sources in different ways. House and Senate conferees are now trying to come up with a single version of the bill.Many of the changes would affect utility-scale projects, although some would have an impact on small-scale facilities. For example, the House bill extends the 30% investment tax credit for small wind projects through 2021 before phasing it out. But it requires a plan for continuous construction rather than simply starting construction in order to claim the credit, a disadvantage. For solar energy, the House bill would make it harder for developers to get projects on the books before 2020 when the 30% credit begins to drop. For both solar and wind energy, the Senate’s inclusion of a provision called Base Erosion Anti-Abuse Tax, or BEAT, designed to stop big companies from shifting profits overseas, would have the effect of reducing the value of current investment tax credits. That could dry up financing for many solar and wind projects.If you’re thinking about buying an electric vehicle, start rooting for the Senate’s version of the bill. It keeps the $7,500 federal credit while the House version eliminates it.Reaction has been predictably mixed.At a recent White House event aimed at giving a plug to the GOP tax plan, a coal plant employee from North Dakota thanked President Trump for the House plan to cut the production tax credit for wind because the credit has “destroyed” the energy market. “Wind production has really eroded our state tax base and replaced coal production when it comes to electricity production,” Jessica Unruh told the president.On the other hand, the American Wind Energy Association warns of a sharp decline in wind installations if the Republican plan passes.“We would see a drastic drop-off in wind installations,” Michael Goggin, the senior director of research at the American Wind Energy Association told The Times. “We’re already seeing orders put on hold and projects not able to get refinancing. Even the threat of this bill is having a chilling effect.”last_img read more

Why is Darjeeling on the boil again?

first_imgWhat happened?June 8 was a day of considerable significance for Darjeeling as a Cabinet meeting of the West Bengal government was being held there after 44 years. Over 30 members from the Council of Ministers, including Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, were present at the meeting at Raj Bhavan. However, just about 200 metres away, at Bhanu Bhawan, hundreds of supporters of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) — the most important hill party — launched a sudden attack on the police contingent near the meeting venue. Over a dozen police vehicles were set on fire and more than 50 policemen were injured in relentless stone-pelting by the agitators.Why were they angry?The precipitating factor was the government’s decision on May 18 to make Bengali compulsory in all schools. The GJM took exception to this announcement, and took to the streets. It called a strike in all educational institutes in the hills on June 1 and 2. As both the government and the GJM were locked in a war of words, each threatening the other with dire consequences, tension in the hills started rising. The discontent finally found an outlet on June 8, with Darjeeling erupting in violence so intense that it brought back memories of the violent agitation for Gorkhaland spearheaded by Subhas Ghising’s Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) in the mid-1980s.What is the situation now?With the outbreak of violence, the hills again plunged into uncertainty. After a 12-hour shutdown on June 9, the GJM intensified the agitation by declaring an indefinite bandh of government offices and those of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, set up in 2011, from June 12. However, things came to a head on June 15, when the police raided the residence of GJM president Bimal Gurung in his stronghold Patlaybas, and recovered weapons and cash, prompting the GJM to call for an indefinite total bandh in the hills.What is the key demand?The root of the violence can be traced to the decades-old demand for Gorkhaland to be carved out of Darjeeling, Kurseong and Kalimpong (Kalimpong is now a separate district). In 2008, after the GJM wrested power in the hills from the GNLF, it relaunched the agitation for Gorkhaland, a movement which saw many years of bloody political battles and destroyed the economy of the region. Finally, in 2011, after the Trinamool Congress came to power in the State, the GJM, the State government and the Centre signed a tripartite agreement for the establishment of the GTA, a regional autonomous body aimed at giving significant administrative control over the region to the elected party in the hills. The recent developments indicate the shattering of an uneasy truce between the GJM and the Trinamool government, especially after the party made inroads in the hills and won Mirik, one of the four municipalities that went to the polls recently. The term of the GTA is also coming to an end, and unease was palpable among the GJM leadership over losing political dominance. The fresh agitation for Gorkhaland has strengthened the GJM. Several smaller parties, including the arch-rival GNLF, have joined hands with GJM.What lies ahead?The Centre has called tripartite talks on June 19. While the Trinamool is not keen on attending the meeting, the GJM has said it will attend the talks only if a separate State is discussed. The Trinamool, too, is not showing any sign of engaging in discussions with the GJM. Several companies of the Army and Central forces have been deployed, besides a huge contingent of the police. The GJM has called a long-drawn struggle, and the tourism sector — it is peak season now — has been hit hard. The tea industry is going to suffer and the common man too, as shops, commercial institutions and banks remain closed.last_img read more