Gareth Bale is set to miss the remainder of Real Madrid’s league campaign after coach Zinedine Zidane said on Saturday he did not know when the Wales international will return from injury.Bale has endured his longest spell on the sidelines in his fourth season with Real, which has been littered with injuries, and faces a race to get fit for the Champions League final against Juventus on June 3 in his home town of Cardiff.The forward has been limited to 17 league starts this season due to a serious ankle injury and repeated muscle problems and was absent from training the day before Real’s final home game of the season against Sevilla on Sunday.He is still recovering from a calf tear sustained against Barcelona on April 23.”He’s still training indoors, with some discomfort,” Zidane told a news conference.”We have to take it day by day but for now he’s not with us and I don’t know when he will be, but I hope it’s soon.”Madrid are locked on 84 points with Barcelona at the top of the La Liga standings, but are currently second due to an inferior head-to-head record.They have a game in hand, however, which is against Celta Vigo on Wednesday and seven points from their final three matches will see them lift a first title since 2012.Sevilla ended Real’s 40-game unbeaten run earlier in the season with a 2-1 win although have gone off the boil since then, winning three of their last 10 matches. Zidane, however, still urged his side to take no chances on Sunday.advertisement”It’s another chance to pick up points and continue on the great path we are on,” added the Frenchman.Zidane could become the first Real coach to lead the Spanish giants to a league title and European Cup in the same season since 1958, after his side saw off Atletico Madrid in their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday.”It’s a game (v Sevilla) that’s just as decisive as the others we have left and we’re going to do everything to get the three points,” Zidane said.”We have a better chance than ever (to do the double), four games to win the league and Champions League, but we still haven’t won anything, we have to continue on the same path and keep working.”We’re in this position because of how we’ve worked all season but we want to keep working and think about what we have left to do. The hardest part is still to come.”
Italy scraped past Albania 1-0 in its last World Cup qualifier, another poor effort which will do little to inspire confidence in coach Gian Piero Ventura and his team.Italy was already guaranteed second spot and a playoff berth from Europe Group G, and Antonio Candreva’s second-half goal ensured it of top-seed status in the draw.The Azzurri finished five points behind Spain, which won in Israel 1-0. Macedonia beat Liechtenstein 4-0 in the match between the two bottom sides in the group.”I didn’t celebrate when Candreva scored, it seemed right that we were in front, but I was happy, above all for the lads,” Ventura said. “We have some limitations at the moment but today there was the desire to try and do things.”These were the aims that we set ourselves before. We took another small step forward but we continue to give the ball away. … But I’m happy for them, this is a good group, with a few limitations because of certain absences.”Italy and Ventura came under fire on Friday following a dismal 1-1 draw at home to Macedonia.Without injured key players such as Claudio Marchisio, Daniele De Rossi, Marco Verratti and Andrea Belotti, Ventura opted to employ an experimental 4-2-4 formation in Shkoder.However, the Italian visitors struggled to create anything of note and Ciro Immobile had their only shot on target of the first half but it was saved by goalkeeper Etrit Berisha.Italy was denied what looked a clear cut penalty shortly before halftime when Eder’s cross was stopped by the arm of Freddie Veseli but the referee waved off Azzurri appeals.advertisementAlbania grew in confidence and almost scored just after the hour mark but Gianluigi Buffon reacted well to parry Eros Grezda’s swerving effort – and then shouted in fury at Italy defender Davide Zappacosta.Italy broke the deadlock in the 73rd minute when Leonardo Spinazzola put in a precise cross from the left to the far post for Candreva to fire into the roof of the net.SHAKY CROATIA ENTER PLAYOFFSStriker Andrej Kramaric struck two superb second-half goals to grab second spot in Group I for Croatia and a place in the playoffs, as they beat Ukraine 2-0 in their final World Cup qualifier in Kiev on Monday.Having sacked manager Ante Cacic and replaced him with Zlatko Dalic after a disappointing 1-1 draw with Finland on Friday, the Croatians still looked shaky, winning two corners in the first two minutes but doing little else in the opening half.Needing a win to grab second place in the group, the home side took control, wasting two great chances around the half-hour mark, with Taras Stepanenko driving a powerful shot outside the post and Yevhen Konoplyanka heading just wide moments later.The first half finished scoreless and there was little to suggest that Croatia had any chance of breaking the deadlock until Kramaric gave them the lead with their first effort on target.Luka Modric delivered a pinpoint cross from the right and the striker sent a powerful downward header into the corner of the net in the 62nd minute.With just four points from their last four games amid some poor performances, the goal did little to settle the Croatian nerves as the Ukrainians pressed forward in an attempt to get back in the game.Instead, Kramaric scored again in the 70th minute, this time ghosting in at the far post to rifle a deep ball from Ivan Rakitic into the goal to the obvious relief of his team mates.(With Reuters inputs)
NEW YORK (AP) — Two down, two to go.Vasiliy Lomachenko is halfway to owning all the major lightweight titles after just two fights, and he’s already eyeing the guy he’d need to beat to get the next one.“Of course I want two more belts and maybe we can make next year a fight with Mikey Garcia,” Lomachenko said.He picked up his second lightweight title Saturday night, wearing down Jose Pedraza and winning a unanimous decision at Madison Square Garden.Lomachenko (12-1) knocked down Pedraza twice in the 11th round and though he couldn’t finish him, won easily to add the WBO title to the WBA belt he picked up in May during his first fight at 135 pounds.The three-division champion unified titles within a division for the first time, after moving up to lightweight in May when he knocked out Jorge Linares in the 10th round.“It was my dream to unify titles,” Lomachenko said. “It was my next goal. I can now focus on my next chapter.”Lomachenko won one card by a 119-107 rout, while two judges scored it 117-109, as did The Associated Press.Vasiliy Lomachenko poses with promoter Bob Arum after defeating Jose Pedraza in the WBO title lightweight boxing match at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)It ended his streak of eight straight victories by stoppage but he came close in the 11th, when Pedraza went to a knee to stop an onslaught of punches with about a half-minute left in the round and then went down again after Lomachenko caught him with a body shot.In his first fight since right shoulder surgery, Lomachenko started cautiously before finding the range with a flurry of combinations in the latter half of the fight to pull away. He tore the labrum in the second round against Linares but said he had no problems with the shoulder Saturday, even though he threw far more lefts.“I’m healthy,” he said. “One hundred percent.”He certainly looked it for much of the fight and is halfway to a 135-pound sweep. The IBF title is vacant and the WBC version is owned by the unbeaten Garcia, who won’t be defending that any time soon while he moves to challenge welterweight champion Errol Spence in March.So Lomachenko will have to wait for what would be the marquee fight in the division.Pedraza (25-2) was making the first defense of the belt he won from Ray Beltran in August and the Puerto Rican had some good moments, including in the 10th round when he landed some good body shots and won the round on all three judges’ cards. But Lomachenko dominated from there.“I went 12 rounds with the best fighter in the world,” Pedraza said. “I knew what we were going up against. I thought it was a close fight until the knockdowns. At the end of the day, I am proud of what I did.”Vasiliy Lomachenko poses with the belts after defeating Jose Pedraza in the WBO title lightweight boxing match at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)It was Lomachenko’s third straight fight at Madison Square Garden, this one in front of a sellout crowd of 5,312 in the smaller Theater that was filled with Ukrainian flags while the Knicks and Nets played upstairs in the main arena.The 30-year-old Lomachenko had said the break while rehabbing the surgery may have helped him after nearly 400 amateur bouts before his pro career, and it appeared at times early he was looking for ring work. He was content to focus on defending for large parts of the rounds before letting go of his punches and it wasn’t until later in the fight when he started unleashing his sharpest combinations.Teofimo Lopez, a 2016 Olympian, scored a quick and devastating knockout of Mason Menard in another lightweight fight on the undercard.Lopez (11-0, 9 KOs) appeared to hurt Menard (34-4) with his very first punch and it didn’t take him long from there to end it with a roundhouse right near the left ear that momentarily froze Menard with his left arm limp before he fell straight forward onto his face. Referee Charlie Fitch quickly abandoned his count when it was clear Menard wouldn’t get up and the fight was over after just 44 seconds.Lopez then did a backflip and shortly after Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy across town, slipped into his Sooners No. 1 jersey and did a Heisman pose.Lopez then guaranteed he would become a world champion in 2019.“We’re in the stage of my career where we can change boxing and bring it back,” he said. “You all haven’t seen anything like me in a long time.”Vasiliy Lomachenko smiles after defeating Jose Pedraza in a WBO title lightweight boxing match at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)Also, Mexican Emanuel Navarrete won the WBO junior featherweight title by beating Isaac Dogboe by unanimous decision.Navarrete (26-1) said he hurt his hand early in the fight but it never showed, as he kept coming forward and Dogboe (20-1) couldn’t keep him away. Navarrete won by scores of 116-112 on two cards and 115-113 on the other.“This world championship represents every day that I was working away from my family,” Navarrete said. “This title represents sacrifice.”Dogboe’s eyes began swelling early in the fight and his face was bloodied toward the end, but he was never knocked down and rallied well at times after being examined by ringside physicians between rounds.“It was a great fight, and Emanuel Navarrete fought like a true Mexican warrior,” Dogboe said. “Champions are supposed to keep going under any circumstance, but I just couldn’t get the victory. The best man won tonight.”___By BRIAN MAHONEY , AP Sports WriterMore AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsVasiliy Lomachenko right, tries to tries to avoid a punch from Jose Pedraza in the WB lightweight title boxing match at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)Vasiliy Lomachenko heads to a neutral corner after a second knockdown of Jose Pedraza in the 11th round of the WBO title lightweight boxing match at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)Vasiliy Lomachenko left, lands a punch to the face of Jose Pedraza in lightweight boxing match at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)Jose Pedraz, right, lands a punch against Vasiliy Lomachenko in lightweight boxing match at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Continue Reading Previous Maxim: small, low power 4-20mA sensor transmitter for industrial automationNext ARBOR: Micro-ATX industrial motherboard with 6th gen Intel Core processors Mouser Electronics announces a global distribution agreement with Sierra Monitor, a provider of Industrial Internet of Things solutions that connect and protect high-value infrastructure assets.Building automation and management systems rely on the BACnet protocol to manage and control energy costs and run facilities more efficiently. Sierra Monitor’s FieldServer line of protocol gateways support over 140 different industrial automation protocols with over 200,000 units installed. The Sierra Monitor product line includes the BACnet Explorer Next Generation and BACnet Router, which are specially designed to integrate with networks and devices using the BACnet automation protocol.Like standard BACnet Explorers, Sierra Monitor’s BACnet Explorer NG automatically discovers BACnet MS/TP and BACnet/IP devices and includes write capabilities to test newly installed devices or to debug the network. While traditional Explorer packages require a user to be physically sitting at the PC to run the Explorer application, the BACnet Explorer NG is a compact, stand-alone gateway available with Wi-Fi or cellular connectivity to allow users to install and access the Explorer from anywhere.Sierra Monitor’s BACnet Router offers a complete BACnet internetworking solution for BACnet/IP, BACnet Ethernet, and BACnet MS/TP networks, while also providing a secure connection to the cloud. The device is available in single- or dual-serial-port models with Ethernet to establish BACnet MS/TP connections to BACnet/IP, BACnet Ethernet, or BACnet MS/TP and BACnet/IP connections to BACnet/IP or BACnet Ethernet.All Sierra Monitor BACnet Routers include access to SMC Cloud, Sierra Monitor’s device management platform for the IIoT. The SMC Cloud enables secure remote access to the web applications that are available locally on the BACnet Router. When accessed remotely, these applications offer systems integrators the functionality to configure, monitor, log, diagnose, and update systems remotely and minimize on-site visits.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components
India’s dreams of lifting the Hockey World Cup after 43 years were shattered when they went down fighting against the Netherlands in the quarter-finals in Bhubaneswar on Thursday.A well-oiled Indian unit had raised the hopes of making the semifinals for the first time since 1975 but the Dutch side broke a million hearts by coming from behind to knock out the hosts 2-1 in the last-eight clash.India took the lead in the 12th minute through Akashdeep Singh before Thierry Brinkman drew parity for Netherlands five seconds before the end of the first quarter at the Kalinga Stadium.After a hard-fought third quarter, Netherlands scored the winner in the 50th minute when Mink van der Weerden converted a penalty corner.The defeat ended India’s long cherished dream of lifting the trophy only for the second time after its lone triumph in 1975 at Kuala Lumpur. Young players left the pitch with tears in their eyes.It was a momentous occasion for India to rewrite history books after 43 years as they had never qualified for the semi-finals of the World Cup after 1975.The Netherlands played like true warriors and didn’t give an inch to the Indians after the change of ends.The Dutch had the first shot at the goal in the 11th minute but Jeroen Hertzberger reverse hit went just wide of the Indian goal.India’s first real scoring opportunity came in the 12th minute when they were awarded a penalty corner and the hosts did not let go the chance as Akashdeep scored from a rebound after Harmanpreet Singh’s initial flick was saved by German goalkeeper Pirmin Blaak.advertisementKothajit Singh produced a stellar performance for India at the back as he denied the Dutch on a number of occasions with timely interceptions.But at the stroke of the first quarter, Netherlands drew level when Brinkman got the faintest of deflection to beat Indian custodian PR Sreejesh from a long ball from outside the cirle.Five minutes from the first half, India came tantalisingly close from restoring their lead by Nilkanata shot wide from a rebound after Akashdeep’s deflection was kept away by Blaak in front of the German goal.Four minutes into the second half, Akshdeep had a golden chance to restore India’s lead but his reverse hit from a long ball of Harmanpreet Singh sailed over the Dutch goal.Soon Netherlands secured two back-to-back penalty corners but the Indians defended stoutly to thwart the danger.In the 48th minute, Simranjeet Singh’s fine stick work in the right flank went in vain as Akashdeep failed to reach his pass with only the Dutch goalie to beat.The Dutch came out with a plan in the fourth quarter and didn’t give India any leeway into their citadel.The Indians found it difficult to build up attacks as the Dutch concentrated on tight men marking.Ten minutes from the final hooter Netherlands secured their fourth penalty corner and Van der Weerden found the back of the net past Indian goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, who had an ordinary tournament as per his standard.Desperate for the equaliser, the Indians threw up numbers upfront and it bore fruit when Chinglensana Singh earned their second penalty corner but Dutch goalkeeper Blaak made double save to deny Harmanpreet.In search of a match-saving goal, India withdraw goalkeeper Sreejesh for an extra player but the move didn’t pay any dividend.Two minutes from time, Netherlands secured another penalty corner but the Indian defence, without a goalkeeper, did well to keep Netherlands at bay.The hosts failed to get the equaliser as the packed stadium backed the Men in Blue till the very last second only to return home disappointed.Netherlands will take on two-time defending champions Australia while Belgium will take on England on Saturday.(With inputs from PTI)
Mardi Gras returns to Sioux City on Friday with the annual Big Parade and Mardi Gras Costume Festivale.The Big Parade starts at 6pm at the east end of downtown on Iowa Street, heads west on 3rd, then south on Pierce, ending at the Tyson Events Center parking lot.Thousands of beads will be thrown into the crowd that line the streets.After that the Festivale and Masquerade Ball take place inside the Tyson with handmade costumes decorated with feathers, sequins, and, jewels, from Louisiana.Entry into the Festivale is free.The “Taste of Louisiana” Cajun meal may be purchased at the Festivale, with food service beginning at 6:30 and the costume gala beginning at 7:30.There will also be live music with the Skyla Burrell Blues Band and the night wraps up with fireworks at 10:15pm.
Transfers ‘Lewandowski would be perfect for Chelsea’ Chris Burton 18:37 12/16/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Getty Images Transfers Chelsea Robert Lewandowski Bayern München Bundesliga Premier League Former Blues player and coach Ray Wilkins believes the Polish forward would be a fine addition in January, but doubts a transfer could be arranged Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski would be the perfect January addition for Chelsea but an almost impossible target to land, says Ray Wilkins.The Polish frontman has seen his future at the Allianz Arena called into question after expressing his frustration at player recruitment.He is, however, still one of the most prolific forwards in European football and a player Bayern would be reluctant to part with. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Chelsea would likely be among those in the hunt were the exit door to be opened in Germany, but Wilkins concedes a winter move would be difficult to pull off in the first window of 2018.The former Blues player and coach told Sporting Bet: “When you’re Chelsea, or any top club for that matter, you’re always looking for Champions League calibre players, most of which are already playing for teams in the competition and therefore are registered and won’t be able to play in European competitions for you. You have to look at teams who have had the unfortunate situation of dropping out of Europe.“It would have been lovely to see Bayern Munich knocked out and Robert Lewandowski come to Chelsea but that’s unlikely to happen. He’s a player I’d love to see come to Stamford Bridge.“Unless they pull a gem out of the bag, it’s a difficult to window to play in.”While conceding that a move for Lewandowski is unlikely, Wilkins has echoed comments from Frank Lampard in which the Blues legend suggested that Antonio Conte needs to bring in another striker to help Alvaro Morata shoulder the burden of goalscoring responsibility.He added: “I agree with Frank’s comments. I think they need another striker of quality.“[Michy] Batshuayi is not my cup of tea. I’d have had [Tammy] Abraham or [Dominic] Solanke on the bench instead. I would put [Eden] Hazard up alongside Morata and go for it. They would give teams absolute hell. If you release Hazard of all defensive duty, he will cause havoc in the opposition half.”
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155.55 113 m 16 Extras: 8 runs (B: 4, LB: 0, WD: 3, NB: 1, P: 0) 0 Square Leg 3/19 (3.5) vs Prayas Ray Barman Ray Barman c Deepak Hooda b Sandeep Sharma 2 Scorecard (20.0) 4s Virat Kohli (c) V. Kohli (c) c David Warner b Sandeep Sharma Super Over David Warner (HYD) D. Warner (HYD) 25 Mohammed Siraj M. Siraj not out 0 – Square Leg not out fine Leg 37 Square Leg fine Leg 6.25 Yuzvendra Chahal Y. Chahal c Deepak Hooda b Sandeep Sharma Fall of Wickets Point Mohammad Nabi (HYD) M. Nabi (HYD) Mid on Point Sandeep Sharma (HYD) S. Sharma (HYD) 22/3 ( de Villiers 3.4 Overs) , 103/8 ( U. Yadav 17.3 Overs) , third Man 25 R r o 113 B Parthiv Patel (wk) P. Patel (wk) c Manish Pandey b Mohammad Nabi All batsmen are considered right handed (19.5) 0 3 Mid on Rashid Khan R. Khan 2 covers 1 11 third Man 0 24 Mid Wicket Square Leg Sandeep Sharma S. Sharma 113 covers Shimron Hetmyer S. Hetmyer st Jonny Bairstow b Mohammad Nabi 0 Mid off 9 Mid on 0 third Man All batsmen are considered right handed 137.5 Indian Premier League, 2019 commentary fine Leg Point Point Match Ended third Man 4/11 (4) 30 fine Leg Series Status: Player Of The Match: Jonny Bairstow 0 0 (19.5) All batsmen are considered right handed 10 0 All batsmen are considered right handed Mid Wicket Point Referee: Chinmay Sharma (IND) Umpires: KN Ananthapadmanabhan (IND), S Ravi (IND) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (IND) 30/4 ( V. Kohli 6.1 Overs) , fine Leg 1 b Mohammad Nabi Hyderabad Bowling HYD Bowling 8 third Man 0 Top Bowlers Top Bowlers c David Warner b Sandeep Sharma All batsmen are considered right handed 0 Square Leg Mid on (20.0) 71.42 covers Top Batsmen Top Batsmen 231/2 S/R Siddarth Kaul S. Kaul Mid off Mid Wicket Mid off Mid off 3 Mid Wicket 109/9 ( de Grandhomme 18.3 Overs) , Bangalore BLR 1 Bangalore BLR 9 view full scorecard Bangalore Shivam Dubey S. Dubey c Deepak Hooda b Mohammad Nabi Vijay Shankar V. Shankar 5 7 All batsmen are considered right handed fine Leg covers covers Mid Wicket 0 6s 3 Mid on 4 0 0 advertisement 0 6.5 32 0 0 115.62 Square Leg Hyderabad Mid on Square Leg All batsmen are considered right handed graphs Mid off run out (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) AB de Villiers de Villiers b Mohammad Nabi Mid on c Deepak Hooda b Sandeep Sharma 100 (55) Square Leg 0 19 All batsmen are considered right handed Mid off Point 13 25 Mid Wicket c Deepak Hooda b Mohammad Nabi third Man Point 4 third Man Point 0 covers 0 0 Mid on IPL 2019: David Warner equals Virat Kohli, Shane Watson tally with 4th hundredIPL 2019: David Warner is now the 3rd batsman to hit 4 IPL hundreds. Virat Kohli (RCB) and Shane Watson (CSK) also have 4 hundreds each. fine Leg 2.75 nb Mid Wicket Mid Wicket All batsmen are considered right handed 114 (56) 3 Umesh Yadav U. Yadav run out (Vijay Shankar) 0 fine Leg 1 3 8 Mid off third Man third Man 0 run out (Vijay Shankar) fine Leg 2 3 Mid Wicket c Deepak Hooda b Sandeep Sharma Jonny Bairstow (HYD) J. Bairstow (HYD) 0 0 Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 16:00 (Local Time) covers Bangalore batting BLR batting 33.33 2 covers Point st Jonny Bairstow b Mohammad Nabi 2 Mid off 37.5 2 Point Indian Premier League, 2019, Match 11 Match Ended No data available! view more view less 13/1 ( P. Patel 2 Overs) , Mid off c Manish Pandey b Mohammad Nabi Square Leg 3 third Man 30/5 ( M. Ali 6.2 Overs) , Mid on Mid off Square Leg Hyderabad HYD 0 14 1 w Mid Wicket Point 2 (19.5) Toss: BLR elected to field e/r wd 19 9 0 0 Mohammad Nabi M. Nabi Colin de Grandhomme de Grandhomme run out (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) fine Leg 11 Hyderabad HYD 79.16 Moeen Ali M. Ali run out (Mohammad Nabi) covers 100 3.5 fine Leg covers 1 0 run out (Mohammad Nabi) 0 Hyderabad beat Bangalore by 118 runs Square Leg All batsmen are considered right handed 4 0 20/2 ( S. Hetmyer 3.1 Overs) , 1 5.33 4.95 covers Mid on Mid Wicket Mid on 0 All batsmen are considered right handed 1 8.33 50 231/2 35/6 ( S. Dubey 7.3 Overs) , Bhuvneshwar Kumar (c) B. Kumar (c) 8 third Man 0 86/7 ( Ray Barman 15.1 Overs) , Mid off 113/10 ( Y. Chahal 19.5 Overs) , Rajarshi Gupta HyderabadMarch 31, 2019UPDATED: March 31, 2019 18:01 IST SRH vs RCB: David Warner brought his first hundred of IPL 2019 on Sunday in Hyderabad (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDavid Warner joined Virat Kohli and Shane Watson with his 4th hundred in the IPLWarner, Kohli and Watson are now joint-second in the list of IPL centurionsWarner’s opening partner Bairstow also hit a hundred vs RCB on SundayDavid Warner joined Virat Kohli and Shane Watson with a fourth hundred in the Indian Premier League during Sunrisers Hyderabad’s onslaught against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Hyderabad on Sunday. Warner, who returned to the IPL after the ball-tampering scandal, had smashed a 53-ball 85 against Kolkata Knight Riders before a hurricane 69 against Rajasthan Royals on Friday. | SRH vs RCB: Live score |There are now three centurions in the 2019 IPL. Sanju Samson had hit a hundred against SRH on Friday before Jonny Bairstow hit his maiden hundred also against RCB on Sunday. This is only the second time that two batsmen from the same team have scored hundreds in the same match in IPL historyWarner had three hundreds before this game and is now joint second with Virat Kohli and Shane Watson in the list of most IPL centuries.CENTURY WARNEROh what a player! Magnificent innings from @davidwarner31 as he brings up his 4th #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/sGiZ2Wez4RIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 31, 2019Bairstow became only the third Englishman to score an IPL hundred.AB de Villiers of Royal Challengers Bangalore has 3 hundreds in the IPL while Brendon McCullum, Virender Sehwag, Murali Vijay, Adam Gilchrist, Sanju Samson and Hashim Amla have 2 hundreds each in the IPL.Chris Gayle leads the pack of centurions with 6 hundreds in the IPL.David Warner was in murderous mood when he walked out to bat in his first game in Hyderabad since 2017. He started attacking from the word go and by the time SRH reached 54 for no loss in 5 overs, Warner had raced away to 45 not out.advertisement”I think the 12 months have done me well – I think I am refreshed. A fantastic partnership – a fantastic inning by Jonny (Bairstow). Half the job is done,” Warner said after remaining unbeaten on 100.Fantastic to bat with Warner: BairstowSpeaking after the stunning knock, Bairstow said he enjoyed batting with David Warner. It’s good to see an Australian and an Englishman enjoying each other’s company in an Ashes year.It was great to bat here – between the wickets it’s one of the bigger pitches in India so getting the gaps and constantly rotating the strike is tough – fantastic pitch out there. I’m not sure I’m superhuman, I’m absolutely cooked, but as long as you’re getting your head through the ball it’s alright – only if you fall over, you’ll miscue it,” Bairstow said.”It was fantastic to bat in the middle with Warner – and it’s fantastic he’s got the Orange cap. The crowd is amazing, the fans are fanatical, and we are fortunate to have them. I’d like to think we have enough for Kohli and AB, and we know the kind of class they have in their batting line-up. We generally bowl well here. I’m sure if they get going and chase it down, it’ll be an entertaining chase,” he addWarner and Steve Smith were banned for a year over their role in the ball-tampering scandal while Cameron Bancroft was banished for 9 months after he had rubbed sandpaper on the ball. Steve Smith is yet to fire in the IPL this year but Warner has been in breathtaking form and has played some audacious shots this summer. He is also the first batsman in the 2019 IPL to go past 200 runs.David Warner stormed away to a hundred and is now the owner of the Orange Cap which Andre Russell owned only for a few hours after his sensational knock for KKR against Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday.Also Read | IPL 2019, SRH vs RCB: Jonny Bairstow hits maiden IPL hundredAlso See:For 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow David WarnerFollow IPL 2019Follow Sunrisers HyderabadFollow Royal Challengers BangaloreFollow Jonny Bairstow
Repairs to the wall around Government House will provide visitors to downtown Halifax with a safer and better view of one of Canada’s most historic buildings. The Department of Transportation and Public Works called for tenders today, July 27, for the reconstruction of the outside wall around Government House, the official residence of the lieutenant-governor. Patchwork repairs have been made in the past but the wall is now so deteriorated there are concerns about its safety. The rebuilding job will make the structure both functional and appropriate to its historic location. Transportation and Public Works’ staff have researched historic photos and studied other long-surviving walls around Halifax to ensure that the reconstruction will do justice to the building. The research shows that a gate was part of the original wall so a similar gate is planned for the rebuilt wall. Obstructions behind the ironwork on the top of the wall will also be removed to allow a better view of Government House. A copy of the architect’s drawing of the rebuilt structure can be seen on the website at www.gov.ns.ca/tran/wall.asp . The tender call is requesting that bids be made in three phases. The first phase will involve the reconstruction of the wall along Hollis Street and on part of Bishop Street. Phase two will involve reconstruction of the remainder of the Bishop Street section of the wall and all of the wall on Barrington Street. Phase three will result in reconstruction of the wall along the north side of the building. Tenders close on Thursday, Aug. 18.
The province is co-ordinating several ways for Nova Scotians to help victims of the fire emergency in Fort McMurray, Alberta. “The images and stories coming from Fort McMurray are frightening, especially to the many Nova Scotians who have family members in Alberta,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “People across our province are concerned about the thousands who had to evacuate and Nova Scotians want to help.” Beginning today, May 5, Nova Scotians in Alberta who have been displaced by wildfires can phone 1-855-466-4994 to get connected to government programs that may provide assistance or to help connect people with family in Nova Scotia. This service, provided by 211, will help co-ordinate support and provide assistance. Here at home, Nova Scotians with family members in Alberta who need assistance can also phone 211 to get connected to programs and services that may help. Nova Scotians who wish to help are encouraged to donate to the Canadian Red Cross. They are accepting donations via phone, text message or online at www.redcross.ca . Information is available at NovaScotia.ca/FortMcMurray . “Nova Scotians have always stepped up when others are in need,” said Premier McNeil. “Nova Scotians with family members affected should use these sources to let us know how we can help.” The province is also ready to provide firefighting and other resources to Alberta if requested.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP are looking to return a couple of items to the rightful owners.On May 27, RCMP seized an older model Honda motorcycle after the bike was found abandoned in an alleyway, in the area of 97 Avenue and 94 Street.The file number for the motorcycle is 2019-4784. Then on June 10, at around 12:15 p.m., a lady’s ring was found in the area of 93 Avenue and 93 Street.The ring was turned in to the Fort St John RCMP detachment. The File number for the ring is 2019-5357.If you have lost either of these items, you are being asked to attend the Fort St. John RCMP Detachment at 10648 100 Street.You must provide the file number and appropriate description, any identifying documentation or photographs of the items, and they will gladly be returned to you.
Five people were killed after a train crashed into a car in Wadduwa today.The police said that the train had crashed into the car at an unprotected railway crossing in Pothupitiya, Wadduwa. The train was travelling from Galle to Colombo when the accident took place.
Sri Lanka today noted the importance of defence ties with Pakistan. The High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Pakistan Major General (r) Jayanath Lokukatagodage said Sri Lanka was keen to promote trade with Pakistan as enhanced trade would help in improving living standards of the people of both countries.This he said while addressing business community at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), the Associated Press of Pakistan reported. He said Pakistan was providing important defence cooperation to Sri Lanka and added that agriculture and tourism had good potential for bilateral cooperation.He said both countries should focus on organizing trade fairs on reciprocal basis to boost up trade.He said the ICCI should take a business delegation to Sri Lanka and assured that his embassy would provide all necessary cooperation to make its visit successful. He said Sri Lanka could be considered as one of the most attractive investment destinations in South-East Asia region due to its resilient economy, supportive government policies, educated and adaptable workforce, access to key markets, fast developing infrastructure and vibrant business environment.He urged Pakistani investors to explore Sri Lanka for investment opportunities. Speaking at the occasion, Acting President ICCI Khalid Malik said Sri Lanka was the first country with which Pakistan had signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in 2005, but bilateral trade of around US$ 325 million was negligible. Jayanath said Pakistan was the second largest trading partner of Sri Lanka in South Asia and there were numerous fields in which both countries could develop mutual collaboration, a statement issued here said. He said Sri Lanka had introduced liberalized investment regime and free of charge land was offered to foreign investors for investment in specific sectors. He said Sri Lankan tea had a good future in Pakistan and assured that the ICCI would consider taking a trade mission to Sri Lanka to explore new areas of mutual cooperation between the private sectors of both countries.Tahir Ayub Vice President ICCI, Zubair Ahmed Malik, Naeem Siddiqui, Khalid Chaudhry, Amin ur Rehman, Shiraz Ahmed Siddiqui, Raja Abdul Majeed, Nasira Ali and others were also present at the occasion. (Colombo Gazette) He said both countries should give enhanced role to private sectors for improving trade volume.He said Pakistan was exporting cement, pharmaceuticals, textiles, bed wear, vegetables and rice to Sri Lanka while its many other products including IT, handicrafts, leather products, surgical items could capture good share in Sri Lankan market.He urged Sri Lankan investors to take active part in CPEC that offered huge investment opportunities to foreign investors.
A man is in hospital in Hamilton this morning with serious stab wounds to his face.Police were called to Wentworth Street South near Stinson about 3:30 this morning. Paramedics treated the victim at the scene and took him to hospital. His attacker was gone when police arrived. Investigators are trying to determine the circumstances and the motive.
UK new car market declines -4.8% in June, with 243,454 units registered as market adjusts to expected levels.Alternatively fuelled vehicles hold all-time high market share of 4.4% for second month as more than 10,700 hit the roads – up 29.0%.Year-to-date performance broadly stable, down -1.3% to 1,401,811 units – the second biggest first half-year on record.SEE THE MOST RECENT CAR REGISTRATIONS BY BRANDThe UK new car market has declined for a third consecutive month with 243,454 new units registered in June, according to figures released by SMMT. Registrations fell at a slower pace than in the previous two months, by -4.8%, as demand continued to stabilise following a record first quarter and the subsequent market turbulence caused by the recent changes to Vehicle Excise Duty. The market is now more in line with 2017 forecasts.Demand in the month was down across private, fleet and business registrations, recording falls of -7.8%, -2.4% and -8.3% respectively. Meanwhile, the AFV sector enjoyed notable growth, with demand rising 29.0% to 10,721 units to maintain a record 4.4% market share for a second month. Petrol registrations rose by 2.5% and diesel fell -14.7%.Compact cars, typically powered by smaller petrol engines, proved most popular for all buyers, with superminis and small family cars accounting for almost 60% of the market. Small family cars and SUVs were the only two segments to register growth in June, up 6.0% and 11.3% respectively.Year-to-date, overall performance remains strong, falling slightly by -1.3% to 1,401,811 units and putting the market on track to meet 2017 forecasts. Fleet and business buyers drove demand across the first six months with registrations up 1.5% and 2.7% respectively in contrast to a -4.8% drop in private purchases, although almost 650,000 consumers have chosen a new car this year.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,As forecast, demand for new cars has started to cool following five consecutive years of solid growth but the numbers are still strong and the first half of the year is the second biggest on record. Provided consumer and business confidence holds, we expect demand to remain at a similarly high level over the coming months. It’s encouraging to see alternatively fuelled vehicles experiencing rapid growth but adoption is still at a relatively low level and more long term incentives are required if this new generation of vehicles is to be a more common sight on British roads.Download the press release and data table here.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Joy Global recently approached an existing coal mining customer in Australia about engaging in a trial period where the two would partner through the company’s JoySmart Solutions offering to improve machine reliability and avoid catastrophic failures on major components. The customer agreed to give Joy Global six months to prove the value of the offering.The JoySmart team proposed implementation of a newly-developed automated monitoring system that trawls through machine data with the ability to detect any changes in component behaviour to predict an onset of failure.“The key for us was to create an algorithm that was sensitive enough to pick up small changes in component indicators while not creating unnecessary alarms,” said Trevor Griffiths, Product Performance Manager with Joy Global. The strategy was to build on the existing partnership by employing new technologies and concepts to reach the next level of performance needed in today’s mining industry.Implementation needed to be quick and effective, with a six month “proof of concept” plan to determine whether the new approach would continue. JoySmart product specialists quickly identified areas of focus that would be prioritised to achieve improved reliability. These included on major equipment: motors, transmissions, gearing and bearings; along with lubrication and air supply.Major equipment monitoring provided the necessary risk management element, whilst air supply and lubrication were identified as systems that had the most impact on reliability. “An engagement strategy was discussed and implemented that had clear lines of communication and accountability. Both companies understood that this needed to be a partnership with common goals and a unified approach.”Using collected sensor data, JoySmart Solutions experts deployed predictive models that could analyse real time sensor data to determine if any of the identified major equipment or systems was starting to drift from “normal” operation. On a daily basis, JoySmart product specialists would intercept any model detections and then report out with a recommended course of action, giving it a priority rating depending on the component type and severity of the detection. W”ith a system in place, the necessary change in culture was the final hurdle. In the first two months of implementation, a situation arose where an imminent failure condition was detected and reported, but not all recommended steps were followed, resulting in 38 hours of downtime that could have been avoided. Following that incident, team engagement and commitment rose, allowing greater successes to be achieved through the partnership.”Toward the end of the six-month trial period, the combined machine availabilities hit target eight weeks in a row.One of the main drivers of change, the need for consistency in machine availability, was now being achieved.No major equipment failed during the six-month period. “The benefits of the partnership were so clear that a planned review of the trial period was deemed unnecessary, and the customer decided to proceed with a long-term partnership. Working together with the JoySmart Solutions team, the customer continues to improve performance every week through new ideas and strategies developed.”
Brésil : pluies diluviennes et glissements de terrain font plus de 130 morts Brésil – Alors que de nouvelles pluies diluviennes sont annoncées sur Rio de Janeiro, les derniers bilans faisaient état de plus de 130 morts. Mercredi soir, un nouveau glissement de terrain s’est produit dans la région, emportant 45 maisons et causant la disparition d’environ 60 personnes.Depuis lundi soir, des pluies meurtrières s’abattent sur le Brésil. Et alors que 133 morts ont pour l’instant été recensés, en grande partie dans les favelas, un nouveau glissement de terrain s’est produit mercredi soir en périphérie de Rio, dans la ville de Niteroi, venant alourdir ce bilan.Les pompiers et secouristes tentent de retrouver des survivants sous les coulées de boue qui recouvrent de nombreuses zones de la région, et ce sont quelque 14.000 personnes qui se trouvent aujourd’hui sans abri.Craignant de nouveaux glissements de terrain dans les heures et jours à venir, les autorités recommandent aux habitants de ne pas sortir de chez eux, maintenant l’état d’alerte maximum. Par ailleurs, les services de météorologie prévoient une intensification des pluies dans les prochains jours.Les pluies diluviennes alliées à la marée haute ont engendré le débordement de la lagune Rodrigo de Freitas, des canaux et des rivières. Coincée entre la mer et la montagne, Rio de Janeiro et ses 11 millions d’habitants connaissent depuis lundi leurs pires intempéries depuis ces 44 dernières années.Le 8 avril 2010 à 10:58 • Emmanuel Perrin
Une reconstitution hyperréaliste d’un NéandertalienEn Belgique, un musée spécialement consacré à l’Homme de Spy, une population néandertalienne, vient de prendre livraison du fleuron de ses collections : une reconstitution de ce ‘personnage’ préhistorique, saisissante de vie, exposée depuis le 7 janvier 2012. Ouvert en décembre 2011 à Onoz (Belgique), l’Espace de l’Homme de Spy, situé à proximité de la grotte où furent mis au jour, en 1886, les ossements fossiles d’hommes de Néandertal vieux de 36.000 ans, est un musée entièrement consacré à cette découverte. Il accueille désormais une reconstitution grandeur nature et hyperréaliste de cet ‘ancêtre’ collectivement appelé “l’Homme de Spy”.À lire aussiOstéoporose : traitement, symptômes, causes, définition, de quoi s’agit-il ?Malicieusement baptisée “Spyrou”, l’œuvre a été réalisée à partir d’un des squelettes – presque entier – trouvés dans la grotte. D’abord reconstitué virtuellement en 3D puis construit – os par os – en résine de polyamide, ce squelette a servi de base aux artistes néerlandais Adrie et Alfons Kennis.Mais le processus complexe a nécessité plusieurs étapes. Tout d’abord, la reconstitution des muscles en pâte à modeler puis l’enveloppement de l’ensemble dans un moule souple et enfin la fabrication d’un moule rigide à partir de ce dernier. Une fois ces étapes complétées, les créateurs ont peaufiné leur œuvre à grand renfort de silicone, la dotant aussi des mille détails qui lui donnent un aspect vivant.Découvrez en images l’Homme de Spy plus “vivant” que jamais sur Maxisciences Publié le 13 janvier, mis à jour le 17 janvier Le 17 janvier 2012 à 16:49 • Maxime Lambert