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first_imgDUBAI, UAE (CMC):Kieron Pollard smashed sixes off the last two deliveries of the game to fire Karachi Kings to a dramatic five-wicket win over Lahore Qalanders and keep alive their hopes of a playoff spot in the Pakistan Super League.Chasing 156 for victory at the Dubai International Stadium yesterday, Kings entered the final over requiring 14 runs for victory, with Pollard on strike, and the West Indies batsman finally proved his worth in gold for the franchise.He gathered a couple in the deep off the first delivery bowled by seamer Aamer Yamin, managed a single off the next ball but was handed the strike again quickly when Imad Wasim took a single off the third ball.Pollard was kept scoreless off the fourth ball, leaving Kings with 10 runs needed from the last two balls, but the Trinidadian cleared the ropes at long off with the fifth delivery before depositing the final delivery over square leg to pull off a sensational win.The right-hander finished unbeaten on 45 from a mere 20 deliveries with a four and four sixes, while prolific opener Babar Azam top-scored with 49 from 42 balls.Babar and captain Kumar Sangakkara (20) had added 53 for the second wicket to put Kings on course for victory before four wickets tumbled for 23 runs in the space of 24 deliveries.Pollard and Imad Wasim (19 not out) then rescued the innings in an unbroken 55-run, sixth-wicket partnership.NARINE BRILLIANTPollard’s West Indies counterpart and fellow Trinidadian, Sunil Narine, was brilliant in his four overs of off-spin, taking one for 19.Sent in earlier, Qalanders were carried by an unbeaten 32 from Mohammad Rizwan and 31 from captain and opener Brendon McCullum, while Narine lashed two sixes in a six-ball 19, batting at number five.Kings moved into fourth spot in the standings on six points, but a defeat in the remaining preliminary game on Sunday could see them eliminated.In the other game, neither captain Darren Sammy (0) nor Marlon Samuels (7) had much of an impact, but Peshawar Zalmi still managed to beat Quetta Gladiators by two wickets, with four balls left in their final game, to go top of the table.last_img read more

12 01 20

first_imgThe data roaming experience of GTT customers has been enhanced with the ability to access and use mobile data at the same attractive rates charged at home.In other words, prepaid customers will be able to data roam like if they are at home. The service is available in the Caribbean, the USA, Canada, Panama and Suriname.The service went into effect on February 3, 2018, and can be experienced on all Cable & Wireless/LIME Networks in the Caribbean and Panama, on bmobile in Trinidad, and Telesur in Suriname. For the USA, the partner network is ATT, and in Canada, customers can use either Bell or Telus.GTT’s data roaming rates are extremely competitive and provide the added advantage of allowing customers to pay on demand. This feature places control in the customers’ hands as they are able to control how much they spend.To enable roaming access, customers must select the network partners and dial *100*9#.The recent launch is phase one of a proposed extensive project to remove barriers and make the roaming service more user friendly and accessible for all customers. Subsequent phases will see an expansion in the territories in which prepaid customers can access data roaming as well as improved rates for post-paid customers.Customers are encouraged to log on to gtt.co.gy for more details.last_img read more

3 01 20

first_imgManchester United youngster Andreas Pereira is hungry for more games after scoring in the side’s pre-season win over San Jose Earthquakes.Louis van Gaal’s side overcame the MLS side on Wednesday, with Pereira scoring the third in a 3-1 win for the Red Devils.And after finding the net during the victory, the 19-year-old has confessed he is eager to secure a spot in the United team.“I’m very happy that I scored my first goal and we won the game,” Pereira told MUTV.“I think it’s my first one [with my head] so I’m very happy to score my first header.“I think I have to do well to try to impress the manager, try to impress everyone, so I can continue with the first team and do well this season.“I think it’s important for me to play in different positions. If the boss tells me to play on the left or behind the striker, I play where he tells me to play so it’s no problem for me.” Andreas Pereira in action for Manchester United 1last_img read more

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first_imgThere was quite a bit of activity on the Minor front this week.The U8’s had a blitz at the Bridge in which the home side Cloughaneely and Gweedore participated.The A,s won both their matches with good performances from Niall Toye,and Conn Cheevers. The B,s won against Gweedore and lost to a good Cloughaneely side with a good game form Paul Johnson and Liam Kelly. The C,s lost both games but Joe Branch and Danielle Mullen played excellently.Our sincere thanks to Cloughaneely and Gweedore for travelling.The U12,s played Fanad 0n Tuesday last when the A,s lost and the B,s won.They are playing Downings on Monday13th. The u14,s played Termon at Burn Road  on the 8th June where the visitors won easily the score being St. Michaels 6–19 Termon 1–2.There were good performances all round with a little extra from Michael Langan,Hugh O’Donnell and Michael Mc Fadden.Their next match is against St . Eunans at the Bridge on Wednesday evening. GAA: ST MICHAEL’S MINOR BOARD NOTES was last modified: June 13th, 2011 by gregShare 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:ST MICHAEL’S GAA CLUBlast_img read more

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first_imgNaomh Muire GAA NewsNaomh Muire will host a Cúl Camp in the Banks from 13th – 17th July. The camp is for primary school children aged 6 to 13 years and will run from 10:00am to 2:30pm each day. Full details on how to register will be available on our club website, Facebook and Twitter later this week.Tickets for the Donegal match will be available for collection in the clubhouse on Wednesday evening between 6:30pm and 7:30pm. There will be a bus running for the Donegal v Derry match on Saturday June 27th in Clones. The minor match is at 5pm with the senior game at 7pm. The bus will leave the car park in Annagry at 1pm. Prices are as follows: Adults €20, Students (12-18) €15 and Uners 12’s €10. To book seats, please contact the club secretary Dara on 087 9610934.Lotto na Seachtaine seo: is iad seo na huimhreacha a tháinig amach -13, 16, 21 agus 23. Bhí €980 sa phota óir ach níor bhain duine ar bith é. Bhí beirt a raibh trí uimhir acu; Michael Gillespie, An Bhráid agus Eileen McGarvey, Rann na Feirste. Beidh €1040 sa phota an tseachtain seo chugainn.Naomh Muire 100+Club draw will take place on Wed 24th June. Don’t forget if your not in for the June draw we are still recruiting and if you want to have a chance of sharing in the €1400 prize money we pay out each month. For €20 a month you could be in with a chance. Contact the coordinator of the draw Dónal O’Searcaigh on 086 3189331 and he will sign you up and allocate a collector to collect your monthly subs. Alternatively, we can set up a standing order with the bank for you.Well done to the ladies who defeated Dungloe in the Banks on Sunday on a scoreline of 4-05 to 2-05 in their division 3 league match.Our U14 Girls are through to the county semi-final after beating Four Masters in the quarter final in Donegal Town on Tuesday 16th June. The semi-final will take place at the Bridge, Dunfanaghy on Tues 23rd June at 5.30pm against Fanad Gaels.Our Minor Girls make the short journey to Machaire Gathlán to play Gaoth Dobhair in the Donegal minor championship on Thursday 26th June at 7pm.Comhghairdeas le foireann faoi 21 Dhún na nGall. Congratulations to the Donegal U-21 ladies team on their victory in the All Ireland B (Aishling McGing cup) and to the Donegal Senior Ladies on their first round victory against Down in the Ulster Senior Championship. Next up on the Inter county scene will be the All Ireland U-14 Final, Donegal v Tipperary in Pearse park Longford in which our own Saoirse Bonner will be playing for Donegal.The senior and reserve teams traveled to Mountcharles on Sunday for the latest round of the league. It was a day of mixed fortunes where the reserves had another impressive win and the seniors lost out narrowly to St Nauls. The reserve result was Naomh Náille 0-10 Naomh Muire 2-08 while the seniors lost out by a point on a scoreline of Naomh Náille 0-10 Naomh Muire 0-09.There will be a coaching session for goalkeepers this Wednesday night (24th) in the Banks at 7pm. This is for all goalkeepers from U-14s to adult. It will be run by Declan Martin who took part in the Ulster Council Goalkeeper workshops. It aims to help young keepers in these age groups. Can all underage coaches ensure that goalkeepers are aware of this session.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE NARROWLY LOSE OUT TO ST NAUL’S IN DIVISION TWO CLASH was last modified: June 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANAOMH MUIRENoticesSportlast_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week News Corp. is a major media conglomerate whose properties include the Fox broadcast network, the Fox News Channel on cable, Twentieth Century Fox studios, several satellite television operators and newspapers around the world, including The Times of London and the New York Post. The auction is being run by a California-based company called Kompolt, which runs auctions for charities. Kompolt has also auctioned off lunches with Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor, to benefit the Glide Foundation, a group that helps the homeless and the poor. This year, the lunch with Buffett sold for $351,000, and last year’s sold for $202,100. NEW YORK – How much would someone pay to have lunch with Rupert Murdoch? The answer will become clear next month when an auction gets under way for a lunch date with the Australian-born media magnate and chairman of News Corp. Proceeds of the auction will go to benefit the Jerusalem College of Technology. Bidding will be from Nov. 3 through Nov. 10, and the opening bid will start at $25,000, according to an entry for the auction on eBay. According to the announcement on eBay, the winning bidder will be able to bring four friends to lunch with Murdoch at News Corp.’s headquarters in Manhattan. News Corp. spokesman Andrew Butcher said the college approached Murdoch about hosting the lunch. 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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first_imgSteve O’Meara has been forced to withdraw from Thursday’s fight with former Commonwealth champion Bradley Pryce because of illness.The bout was due to take place at Troxy in east London after O’Meara vacated the southern area light-middleweight title in order to take on the experienced Welshman.O’Meara, who was born in Shepherd’s Bush and lives in West Drayton, has been on a roll after first-round wins against his last two opponents.He blasted away fellow West Londoner Ryan Toms last year before a stunning knockout of Nathan Weise.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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first_imgDETROIT – Manager Bob Melvin is in search of a mojo modification.After opening the week — and a seven-game road swing — with two losses in Seattle, the A’s (19-25) have made their way East to Detroit for a four-game weekend series with the Tigers.First on the agenda in his effort to “change the mojo”? Getting first baseman Matt Olson into the three-hole for the first time this season.Olson, who’s hit .194 with two home runs and 13 strikeouts in eight games since returning from a hand injury …last_img

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first_img1 November 2007Thabo Jekwa’s* future was bleak.Orphaned when young and living with a pensioner aunt in an impoverished household of 12, his school years were characterised by alcohol abuse in the home, food shortages, and zero opportunity for furthering his studies or securing employment.Often working by candlelight until late at night, he achieved his grade 12 level of education in a determined effort to make something of his life and move beyond the obstacles of his past. Thabo’s prospects changed dramatically after a community organisation referred him to the Wilderness Foundation’s Umzi Wethu Project. Based in Port Elizabeth, Umzi Wethu – under the slogan “Nature, Nuture, Future” – provides certified training in eco-tourism for Aids orphans and vulnerable youngsters.“He showed unwavering committment to completing his professional cookery training at Umzi Wethu, and missed only one day of training when his household was flooded during heavy rains,” says Umzi Wethu counselling psychologist Debbie Gothan.Thabo moved into an associated residence a few months into the programme to escape a difficult home situation, graduated from the course and proved to be “a leader, an excellent team worker and a good communicator”, Gothan adds. “He is also a very humble person.”Thabo is currently employed as a Junior Chef at Shamwari Game Reserve – one of 12 graduates from the Wilderness Foundation training academy who have secured employment in the eco-tourism sector in the Eastern Cape and at the foundation itself.Top Eastern Cape game reserves Kariega, Kuzuko and Shamwari have bought in to the Umzi Wethu programme, finding placements for these graduates in their hospitality sectors.With the first intake of youngster from the northern townships of Nelson Mandela Bay now placed, the training of the second intake – drawn from rural areas including Steynsburg, Kirkwood, Addo, Pearston, Cookhouse and Paterson – is nearing completion.The third intake commenced training in June this year, while the fourth and fifth intakes have already been selected.“Our pilot group was a huge success,” says Gothan. “All graduated, underwent practical training at Conynghams Coffee Shop in Port Elizabeth, and put their skills to the test at the 2007 Society for Conservation Biology meeting at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.”The biodiversity conference, held in July, attracted 2 000 international delegates to the city. It was the first time this biggest annual gathering of conservation scientists was held in Africa, and it was an ideal platform for the Umzi Wethu pilot project launch.Employment is not the only need addressed by the initiative, says Gothan. Umzi Wethu’s holistic approach promotes wellness, learning life skills and using nature as therapy to support long-term employability.While the first intake was trained as junior chefs and in the food and beverages sector, “one member absolutely thrived in the wilderness environment and has been given the opportunity to train as a game ranger.”The Wilderness Foundation aims eventually to roll the programme out across South Africa.* Not his real name.This article was first published in Eastern Cape Madiba Action. Republished here with kind permission.last_img read more

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first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#2012 election#airplay#Apple TV#iPad#streaming#television A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Call this the first Post-PC U.S. presidential election.Sure, in 2008 we had iPhones and Android was celebrating its first birthday, but the smartphone revolution was just beginning and the iPad was still a gleam in Steve Jobs’ eye.Online TV Has Come A Long WayWe’ve come a long way. But as radically as mobile devices are changing our relationship with media, the experience still has a long way to go before it matches the power and convenience of plain old TV.In 2008, I had a presidential-debate-watching party at my house. As somebody who has never seen the appeal of shelling out hundreds of dollars to a giant corporation for content in which I’m mostly disinterested, I needed a way to get the debate onto my HDTV without subscribing to cable or fidgeting with rabbit ears. Fortunately, CNN.com was streaming the debates between John McCain and Barack Obama for free. I hooked up my MacBook to the back of my TV, fired up CNN.com and got as close as I could to full-screening the video player. The picture wasn’t great, but it worked. This year, the debate live-streaming options were practically limitless. YouTube, Hulu, PBS, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, CNN and a list of networks and cable channels all offered their own streams, some of them with interactive, social media-fueled components and other bells and whistles. Most of these streams were geared toward desktop browsers, but plenty of outlets crafted their debate-night strategies with our second and third screens in mind. Apple has sold 100 million iPads and competing tablets are popping up constantly. The markets for smart TVs and streaming set top boxes is maturing more slowly, but technologies like Apple’s AirPlay and Google TV’s equivalent hint at an interesting future. It’s amazing how much TV has evolved in the last four years.      Mobile TV Still Has A Long Way To GoStill, as I learned when I sat down to stream the third debate earlier this week, the experience remains far behind the old-fashioned way of watching things on screens. Armed with my iPad and an Apple TV, I sat down on my couch to watch Barack Obama and Mitt Romney argue about foreign policy. At first, it felt flawless. I just AirPlayed my tablet to the TV, launched the CNN iPad app and started watching.But the good times didn’t last. A few minutes in, the stream went black.I checked Twitter and I wasn’t the only one. Others were complaining about issues with CNN’s lifestream, and @CNNMobile tweeted at me and confirmed that they were having issues with mobile streaming. I switched to the Al Jazeera app, but couldn’t get the audio to play (which some people say is the best way to watch a presidential debate). I checked Hulu and the Huffington Post on the iPad, both of which were streaming the debate on their websites, but neither app had a readily-tappable link to the lifestream. At this point, I could have searched the App Store for another news app that was likely to be streaming the debate. But I wasn’t about to start hunting for apps, only able to make educated guesses about who would be streaming to the iPad and then waiting for downloads. The fragile magic of democracy was unfolding in real-time on television screens everywhere and I wasn’t going to miss another minute!Finally, I turned to the browser. NBC was live-streaming the debate on the Web in what was thankfully an iPad-friendly format. I full-screened it, leaned back and watched. Ultimately, the Web came through and worked like a charm. And if I had lined up a stronger arsenal of apps (or owned an XBox 360, or AirPlayed my MacBook to the TV, or used the WSJ Live app on Apple TV, etc.), I might have been able to avoid the hiccups. Still, I couldn’t help but picture my mother. What would she do if she were in my position?People in the technology industry might be accustomed to hunting for livestreams to tune into a live television event. My mother? She sees no reason to fiddle with such nonsense. With traditional TV, you just sit down, turn it on and watch. Internet TV doesn’t yet come close to matching that unquestioned ease of use.So what will watching the debates look like in 2016, when Mitt Romney is debating Joe Biden? Who knows, but given the progress in the last four years, streaming the debates to the Web and mobile devices should be smooth as butter, but getting it to work on your Google Glasses might have a few hiccups. Images courtesy of Shutterstock.center_img john paul titlow Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more