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first_imgDhoni shines for IndiaINDORE, India (AP):Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni produced a courageous knock under pressure and Axar Patel came up with some timely strikes as India completed a gritty 22-run victory over South Africa in the second one-day international yesterday.Dhoni gave a superb exhibition of batting in the company of lower-order batsmen, with his unbeaten 92 helping India to level the five-game series 1-1. Left-arm spinner Patel extracted enough turn from the pitch to grab 3-39 as India bowled out South Africa for 225 in 43.4 overs in reply to the hosts’ 247-9.Dhoni smashed four sixes and seven fours as India fought back after being reduced to 104-5 in the 24th over.”It was not an easy game as a lot of people wait with open swords and want you to make mistakes,” Dhoni said in reference to his below-par spell with the bat. “As a complete batting unit we didn’t perform well, but we bounced back well.”Pakistan takecontrolABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP):A double century by Shoaib Malik and his 248-run partnership for the fifth wicket with Asad Shafiq yesterday gave Pakistan the upper hand at the end of the second day of the first Test against England. Chasing a massive Pakistan first innings total of 523-8 declared, England’s openers made an assured start and were 56 without loss at close of play. Captain Alastair Cook was unbeaten on 39, while his new opening partner Moeen Ali was on 15.Pakistan’s innings was built around Malik’s 245 runs in his first Test match in more than five years, and an eighth Test century by Shafiq (107).”Both Malik and me had planned to be patient and try not to lose our wickets. We knew we will get the runs if we stuck around,” Shafiq said.Malik’s innings lasted more than 10 hours and he faced 420 balls for his 245. He came in at the fall of the first wicket with the score on 5 in the third over and he was seventh to go in the 150th over. Captain Misbah-ul Haq then declared the innings a couple of overs later when Zulfiqar Babar became the fourth victim of Ben Stokes, the most successful England bowler with 4-57.last_img read more


BOLT’S LIGHTNING VISIT TO DONEGAL STILL ON THE CARDS


first_imgThe Irish manager of the world’s fastest man has said a visit to Donegal is still very much on the cards.Usain Bolt is still Donegal-bound!But Milford man Ricky Simms says that like Usain Bolt, it will be a lightning visitRicky is a director of Pace Sports Management and manages the likes of Bolt and Mo Farah. Jamaican star Bolt revealed he wanted to see Ireland in 2012.Ricky told Donegal Daily he is still keen to bring Bolt to Ireland but it’s a matter of fitting the date into his schedule.“It may be next year or the year after but I am still very keen to bring him to Donegal.“If we had an appointment in Europe then we could hopefully pencil it in. “It will be a matter of flying in early in the morning and out that night,” he said.Ricky admitted that Usain doesn’t know a lot about Ireland but knows Irish athletics boss Patsy McGonagle well.“I have to say he doesn’t ask me about Ireland a lot. He’s more likely to ask me if Rihanna has called and probably not Daniel O’Donnell.“But we would like to go to Donegal for Patsy McGonagle and everyone in Donegal.“We could do a questions and answers session or something like that and it could be great fun,” he said. Simms, who negotiates contracts for Bolt and other top athletes, travels the world with the running stars.Last Sunday he attended the Premiere of Class of 92 – the story of some of Manchester United’s top players in London.“It was a really enjoyable night. I’m actually a Liverpool fan but I enjoy watching all teams.“It was great to see all the players. I saw Paul Scholes and he could have been from West Donegal,” said Ricky. BOLT’S LIGHTNING VISIT TO DONEGAL STILL ON THE CARDS was last modified: December 3rd, 2013 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more


Fishing the North Coast: Coastal anglers – and salmon – waiting on rain


first_imgThe arduous wait for rainfall continues to drag on. For coastal salmon anglers waiting to drift the Smith, Chetco or Eel, it seems like a lifetime ago when the rivers last hadenough flow for salmon to maneuver upriver. Hardly a drop has hit the ground since late October, when enough rain fell in the Smith Basin to put the Smith on the rise. Though the parched ground soaked up most of the moisture, the Smith did rise above 700 cfs on the Jed Smith gauge for a brief period of time. Since then, …last_img


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first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Business & Industry contact sheet (1.8MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Northern Cape province: The primary crusher structure at the new Kumani Mine, near Kathu.Photo: Graeme WilliamsMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Fruit packing at the Bavaria fruit farm where the lemons, oranges and mangoes packaged are destined mostly for the export market. Photo: Chris KirchhoffMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Fruit packing at the Bavaria fruit farm where the lemons, oranges and mangoes packaged are destined mostly for the export market. Photo: Chris KirchhoffMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Fruit packing at the Bavaria fruit farm where the lemons, oranges and mangoes packaged are destined mostly for the export market. Photo: Chris KirchhoffMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Fruit packing at the Bavaria fruit farm where the lemons, oranges and mangoes packaged are destined mostly for the export market. Photo: Chris KirchhoffMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Fruit packing at the Bavaria fruit farm where the lemons, oranges and mangoes packaged are destined mostly for the export market. Photo: Chris KirchhoffMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Carletonville, North West province: Jumbo drill rig working in a development end underground at Mponeng Gold Mine, part of the west Witwatersrand operations of mining multinational Anglo Ashanti’s Western Deep Levels. Photo: Anglogold Ashanti » Download high-res image Orkney, North West province: The twin shafts – and topside headgear towers – of mining multinational Anglogold Ashanti’s Great Noligwa Gold Mine. Photo: Anglogold Ashanti » Download high-res image Orkney, North West province: Mining multinational Anglogold Ashanti’s Tau Lekoa Gold Mine, part of the company’s Vaal River operations. Photo: Anglogold Ashanti » Download high-res image BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY 24: {loadposition business}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more


South African rugby in 2013


first_img19 December 2013The year 2013 was a good one for the Springboks. Not only did they win 10 out of their 12 tests, they did so playing an exciting brand of rugby.There was a marked improvement in the team’s performances in their second year under coach Heyneke Meyer, and while the Boks were not able to unseat New Zealand as Rugby Championship winners, as the world number two they opened up a bigger gap on the teams ranked behind them in the world standings.Even in their two losses to New Zealand, the Springboks exhibited some exciting rugby. A very tight match in Auckland was ruined by the controversial sending off of Bismarck du Plessis, the best player on the field until that point, by referee Romaine Poite, which the International Rugby Board later admitted was an incorrect decision.When the teams met at Ellis Park later in the competition, the Springboks needed to score a bonus point win over the All Blacks to lift the title. This led to them opening up the game more than usual, and when they did so they showed that the Kiwis’ defences could be breached as they ran in four tries. Unfortunately, in an open game, the Boks’ usually solid defence let them down a number of times and they went down 27-38. Still, there was a lot to enjoy in their spirited performance.Devastating attacking displayThey produced their most devastating attacking display against Argentina at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, running in nine tries to one in a Rugby Championship record setting 73-13 victory. The match saw a return to the green and gold for Japan-based scrumhalf Fourie du Preez and the 2007 Rugby World Cup winner showed he had not lost any of his skills by putting in a telling performance as a substitute, which showed what the Boks had been missing without him.Another big highlight was a first ever win over the Wallabies in Brisbane, and it wasn’t even close. Running in four tries to nil, the Boks ran away to a 38-12 victory. With new scrum laws going some way towards taking away the advantage a team gained by making the hit first, South Africa took charge up front and Australia could not respond.However, it was the sparkling play of the backline that caught the eye, and the ability of the Springboks to make the Australians pay for mistakes they made. At the top, taking your chances is the name of the game and the Springbok vintage of 2013 proved a lot better at that than the team of 2012.In their return match at Newlands, the Springboks confirmed the gap they had opened up on the Wallabies when they won 28-8.Unbeaten end of year tourDespite another ridiculously long season, the Boks, for a second year in a row, went unbeaten on their end of year tour of the northern hemisphere, which ended on 23 November. In fact, they conceded only one try in their three victories.Six Nations champions Wales, who had provided the majority of the British and Irish Lions team that had a won series over the Wallabies Down Under, were beaten 24-15, with the Springboks crossing for three tries to nil.Early in the season, in South Africa, Scotland led the Boks 10-6 at half-time and extended that advantage to 17-6 before a Springbok fight back saw South Africa emerge 30-17 victors. At Murrayfield, though, it was one-way traffic as South Africa powered into a 21-0 lead after little more than half-an-hour, on their way to a 28-0 win.France provided the opposition for South Africa’s final test of the year in Paris. It was a very physical game, but the Springboks held the lead from the first minute as they recorded their first victory in the French capital since 1997 by 19 points to 10.Try scoring milestoneBryan Habana provided one of the biggest milestones of the season when he became the first South African to score 50 test tries in the Boks’ 56-23 defeat of Samoa in the final of the Castle Incoming Series. The Department of Sports and Recreation recognised his achievement by presenting him with a trophy and R50 000, which Habana then donated to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital.The flying winger finished the season with 53 test tries. Only Japan’s Daisuke Ohata with 69 tries, Australia’s David Campese with 64, Shane Williams of Wales with 60, and Hirotoki Onozawa of Japan with 55, have scored more test tries than Habana.Lock Eben Etzebeth, who only two years ago was playing rugby for the University of Cape Town, was nominated for the IRB Player of the Year Award. Aged only 22, Etzebeth has become one of the best number four locks in the world: solid at lineout time, strong in set scrums and an amazing worker around the field, both on attack and defence.‘Happy with the progress’Speaking after the Springboks had finished their season with a win over France in Paris, coach Heyneke Meyer reflected on a satisfying season, saying: “We’ve had a good year and I’m really happy with the progress we’ve made as a team and in our results in 2013.“To finish the season with three good wins in Cardiff, Edinburgh and Paris is special, but we realise we are far from where we want to be and will keep on working hard to achieve the goals we’ve set for ourselves,” Meyer said.“The players deserve a lot of the credit though. Not only for the way they’ve played this season, but also for being the most humble group of men I’ve worked with, who put in massive amounts of hard work on the training field and for being a team South Africa can be proud of.“We also enjoyed tremendous backing in South Africa as well as abroad and we’d like to thank our supporters for standing behind the team. It really means a lot to all of us.”Super RugbyIn Super Rugby, the Stormers, who topped the table in 2012, and the Sharks, who upset them to reach the final, were expected to once again be the leading South African teams. That didn’t happen as the Bulls finished second on the log and the Cheetahs, for the first time in their history, made the playoffs after ending in sixth place. The Stormers and Sharks followed in seventh and eighth respectively, while the newcomers, the Southern Kings, propped up the table.The Cheetahs were the surprise of the season and their enterprising style of rugby won them many fans. In the end, though, they slipped to a narrow 15-13 loss to the Brumbies in Canberra in the playoffs.The Brumbies, who were coached by former Springbok coach Jake White, then had to face the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld for a place in the final against the defending champion Chiefs, who edged the Crusaders 20-19 in the other semi-final. A try in the 79th minute saw the Australian team snatch victory and bring to an end South Africa’s Super Rugby challenge.Currie Cup Premier DivisionIronically, White signed with the Sharks later in the year, but he wasn’t yet with the union when the Sharks captured the Absa Currie Cup for the third time in the last six years.Western Province set the standard in the Premier Division, going unbeaten, although with two draws, during round robin play. The Sharks claimed second place, with seven wins and three losses, two of them to Province, while the Cheetahs and the Golden Lions finished in the remaining playoff positions.In the semi-finals, the Sharks beat the Cheetahs 33-22, while Western Province outplayed the Golden Lions 33-16, to set up a repeat of the final of 2012, but not in Durban. This time it would be in Cape Town.In 2012, the Sharks had topped the table and then beaten the Blue Bulls comfortably in the semi-finals to secure a home final. Western Province, meanwhile, had finished fourth, but they made it into the final by beating the Lions in the semis. Once there, they shocked the Sharks 25-18.In 2013, the outcome was a reversal of the previous year. The Sharks had beaten Province twice before losing to them in the final away from home. Now Province, after two wins over the Sharks, were decisively beaten at Newlands, with the Natal team winning 33-19.Currie Cup First DivisionThe Pumas won all 14 of their round robin matches in the Currie Cup Division One competition and then put 50 points past both their playoff opponents, beating the Eagles 52-33 and the Eastern Province Kings 53-30 respectively, to be crowned champions.They later faced Griquas, the bottom club in the Premier Division, in a home and away playoff. In Kimberley, Griquas sneaked a 21-19 victory, but in Nelspruit the Pumas scored a handsome 33-15 win to earn promotion to the Premier Division by 53-36 on aggregate.The Golden Lions claimed the Vodacom Cup for a record fifth time, with a 42-28 win over the Pumas.A South African President’s XV, made up of players from the First Division of the Currie Cup, took the honours in the IRB Tbilisi Cup in Georgia, defeating Uruguay 37- 9, Emerging Ireland 19-8, and Georgia 21-16.Sevens World SeriesSouth Africa, meanwhile, finished second in the HSBC Sevens World Series behind New Zealand, but won three titles – in Las Vegas, Tokyo and Edinburgh – more than any other team. They won all three titles with victories over New Zealand in the Cup finals, including a 40-21 thrashing in Las Vegas.At the Rugby World Cup in Moscow, the Blitzbokke didn’t allow any points in winning their pool, downing Russia 31-0, Japan 33-0 and Scotland 41-0. Unfortunately for the SA Sevens team, their challenge was ended by their bogey team, Fiji, who edged their quarterfinals clash 12-10.In August, the Blitzbokke contested the World Games and lifted the gold medal with a 33-24 victory over Argentina in the final.The Springbok Women’s rugby team qualified for the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup in style, recording their biggest ever win to book a place in France next year, by 63 points to 3 over Uganda. In November, they were drawn to face Wales, France and Australia in Pool C at the World Cup.The Springbok ExperienceThe Springbok Experience rugby museum opened at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town in September. It features more than 20 interactive touch screen exhibits, a total of 64 monitors and 20 projectors, an eight-minute film presentation in a mini Springbok cinema, more than 20 audio-visual exhibits and mechanical interactive exhibits for children.“It is an unbelievable experience and tells a telling story of the impact rugby had and still has on our country. It even, as I’ve just learned inside, resulted in a ceasefire during war so that a rugby match could be played. It shows the power of rugby,” Springbok captain Jean de Villiers said at the opening.last_img read more


Tortoise shell effect butterfly hair claw clip, Is pretty, will hold only thick hair


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5 Ways to Improve Your Workflow with Client Feedback


first_img3. Reference OriginalIn case you need to ripple the sequence, be sure to have the cut of the original edit they are referencing open in another window. Notes from a client can be overwhelming, especially if you’re not used to them. Here are a few tips to breeze through revisions and keep your clients happy.Whether you are a beginner or a pro, working with production notes from your clients requires more than just a checklist. It’s important to balance the client’s needs with your particular style of filmmaking. Check out these strategies for delivering top-quality videos that will keep your clients coming back again and again.1. Duplicate ProjectWhen you get a new round of feedback, duplicate your current project by either creating a new project or just duplicating your sequence. This will ensure you don’t write over any previous work.2. Non-destructive EditingMost notes come with timecode references, so be sure to do non-destructive timecode editing. That means that if you need to remove a clip, don’t ripple shift your timeline because, chances are, you’re going to have to reference the timecode your client has provided. If you ripple the sequence, your timeline is going to be out of sync. 4. Analyze NotesTake all feedback with a grain of salt, and compare the edits. Do their notes make sense? Be open to their opinions, but stand your ground if an edit doesn’t work. Keep in mind that they’re the ones paying for this, and this is representing their brand. No one knows their image better than they do.5. Work SteadilySometimes notes can be overwhelming, so chip away at them in order. Start with the sequence edits (like trimming clips), then move to assets (like fonts and text) then work with music and audio last. If you continuously trim and move your video clips, you are raising the chances of shifting your audio out of sync. If you can do most of your audio edits at the very end, it will save you a ton of time.Looking for more video tutorials? Check these out.Learn How to Enhance Your Film with Ambient LightLearn How to Create 2D Motion Graphics with After EffectsCreate The New Title From Star Wars: The Last Jedi3 Ways To Create A Shallow Depth of FieldQuick Tip: Adjust the Color of Water in After Effectslast_img read more


IPL 2011: Hyderabad beat Mumbai by 10 runs


first_imgDeccan Chargers shocked title contenders Mumbai Indians beating them by 10 runs in an IPL match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. Score | PhotosThe Chargers defended a modest score of 135 for six restricting the home team to 125 for eight in 20 overs. This was the second successive defeat for Mumbai who remain on 16 points while Deccan now have eight points from 12 matches.It was the expensive 20th over bowled by Munaf Patel that changed the complexion of the match. The India speedster gave away 23 runs which included a six hit by Shikhar Dhawan (27 not out 18 balls, 2×4, 1×6) and four consecutive boundaries hit by Man of the match Amit Mishra (18 not out, 6 balls, 4×4 and 1/18 from 4 overs).The final over also saw an ugly altercatyion between Munaf and Mishra after the latter was hit for boundaries. Both hurled choicest expletives at each other and it required the intervention from umpires to stop things from getting uglier.From 112 for six in 19th over, the Chargers moved to 135 for six.On a track that offered big turn to the spinners, Mumbai Indians batsmen including skipper Sachin Tendulkar (37, 42 balls, 3×4) were not in their element as they played as many as 60-odd dot balls.After part-time spinner Jean-Paul Duminy got rid off Aiden Blizzard cheaply, Ishant Sharma celebrated his return to the Indian ODI team dismissing the in-form Ambati Rayudu (2) and the dangerous IPL specialist Rohit Sharma (4).Losing three quick wickets with only 25 on board, Mumbai couldn’t really recover on a pitch where strokemaking was difficult.advertisementIf Ishant provided breakthroughs up the order, little-known Madhya Pradesh medium pacer Anand Rajan removed T Suman (14) and Tendulkar and Kieron Pollard (24, 13 balls, 3×4, 1×6) to return with figures of three for 27 from four overs.Pollard and Harbhajan Singh (17 not out) tried their best but it was a tall-order after the top-order put up a lousy show.Hyderabad inningsChoosing to bat first after winning the toss, Chargers got off to a poor start after Lasith Malinga castled opener Michael Lumb off the second ball for a duck. The wooden spooners in the competition never really got the momentum back.Sunny Sohal (20 in 22 balls) and captain Kumar Sangakkara (27 in 28 balls) added 39 runs for the second wicket in 7 overs but the Chargers lost three wickets for 24 runs in the middle overs and could never step on the pedal.Dan Christian (18 in 23 balls) and Dhawan, surprisingly coming lower down the order, added 28 runs for the sixth wicket. But it was the 30 runs that Mishra and Dhawan added in only 1.4 overs gave the total a semblance of respectability.For Mumbai Indians, Dhawal Kulkarni was the pick of the bowlers grabbing three for 26 while Malinga, Harbhajan Singh and Kieron Pollard also got a scalp apiece. Munaf, who had taken five wickets in the previous game, went wicket-less while giving away 37 runs.The Chargers had a dismal beginning when the left handed Lumb, playing his first game, was bowled neck and crop for a duck by Malinga off the second ball he faced when trying an ill-advised heave.Sohal, who opened with Lumb, showed his aggressive intent by swinging Munaf Patel for a six over mid wicket in the second over but overall the Mumbai bowling attack kept the rival batsmen under wraps with the first six over yielding only 32 runs.Skipper Sangakkara, the Chargers mainstay in batting and their highest run-getter, looked in good touch as he effortlessly lofted Harbhajan Singh for a straight six with perfect timing and then smacked Dhawal Kulkarni over the medium pacer’s head for a four.But Kulkarni exacted revenge soon by dismissing the rival team’s captain, Kieron Pollard again bringing off a superb catch by running backwards at cover point to make Chargers 39 for two.The 50 came up in the 9th over but with the run-rate not up to the mark Sohal departed in trying to up the pace caught by Andrew Symonds in Pollard’s first over.The under-performing Jean-Paul Duminy started encouragingly by cutting Harbhajan Singh for a four before he was deceived by a sharp turning ball from the off-spinner and was stumped to leave Chargers at a difficult 58 for 4 in the 11th over.The next three overs, with Malinga back into the attack, produced just 18 runs and with the scoring rate not up to the desired levels, Bharat Chipli tried to get after Kulkarni and paid the penalty by mistiming a pull-shot and was caught by Suman at short mid wicket.At 77 for 5 with only the last few overs remaining, the Chargers were looking headed to a score well short of the desired level on what appeared to be a good track.advertisementThey added 53 runs in the last five overs to give their bowlers a decent chance of defending.-With PTI inputslast_img read more


Navios Maritime Partners Entrusts Rickmers Fleet to Affiliate


first_imgzoom Greek shipowner Navios Maritime Partners plans to transfer the 14-vessel container fleet acquired from Rickmers Maritime to its affiliate Navios Maritime Containers Inc. The company expects to carry out the transfer at a cost of USD 5 million and an investment of USD 30 million in return for equity.As disclosed, Navios Partners will also receive a warrant, with a five-year term, exercisable for an additional 6.8% equity interest in NMCI.In line with the terms of the deal, Navios Maritime Holdings is also expected to invest USD 5 million in exchange for equity, and receive a warrant, with a five-year term, exercisable for an additional 1.7% equity interest in NMCI.The vessels from the fleet are to kick off delivery starting the week of May 15, 2017, and the first to be handed over are five 4,250 TEU vessels, as informed earlier.These vessels are employed on charters that have staggered expirations in 2018 and early 2019 at a net daily charter rate of USD 26,850.The acquisition is still subject to a number of conditions, and “no assurance can be provided that the acquisition will close at all or in part,” the company added.In April, Navios Maritime Partners revealed its plans to acquire the entire container fleet consisting of fourteen ships from Rickmers Maritime for about USD 113 million. The move came in the aftermath of the decision of Rickmers Trust Management, the trustee-manager of Rickmers Maritime, to wound up its business.The average age of the fleet, which consists of eleven 4,250 TEU containerships and three 3,450 TEU vessels, is 9.5 years.Navios Partners is financing the purchase through a USD 20 million equity investment by Navios Partners and a secured loan facility under discussion.last_img read more


Kentucky Seeks Consultants to Assess States Cybersecurity Aerospace Industries


first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The commonwealth of Kentucky is seeking two economics and analytics consultants to study the cybersecurity, and aerospace, aviation and defense industries in the state. Each of the studies — made possible through assistance from DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment — will determine the economic impact of the subject industries and provide recommendations for continued growth at the local, regional and state levels. Additionally, the consultants will make recommendations concerning industry sector opportunities, workforce development, education and enabling legislation, among other requirements. The aerospace, aviation and defense study requires an interactive, web-based product with mobile-friendly attributes that visualizes the results of each area of interest. It will provide associated supply chain maps, as well as educational centers, and allow for rapid retrieval and download of relevant data, charts, maps and graphs. The commonwealth released the two RFPs April 8 on the state procurement website. Bid proposals are due May 6 (cybersecurity) and May 12 (aerospace, aviation and defense). For questions on RFP bid submissions, please contact Holly Callaghan, (502) 564-4932, Holly.Callaghan@ky.gov. last_img read more