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  • India’s yorker specialist Bumrah reaps benefits of net practice

    first_imgBy Amlan ChakrabortyBIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – India’s pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah’s ability to bowl yorkers at will has been a key factor in his team’s progress to the Cricket World Cup semi-finals and the right-arm pacer attributes it to the long hours he spent honing the skill.Bumrah sealed India’s 28-run victory against Bangladesh yesterday with two trademark yorkers to claim the last two wickets in successive deliveries and finish with figures of 4-55.The right-arm quick’s accuracy and death-overs mastery make him a limited overs asset and the 25-year-old attributed his skill to his work in the nets.“Whenever I practise in the nets, I practise each and every situation – be it with the new ball, be it with the old ball, or bowling at the death,” the bowler with an unusual action told reporters.“I tick all the boxes in the nets. In the match, it’s all about execution and keeping a clear head.“All of that preparation helps me in the matches. If the work ethic is good, then execution becomes much easier.”Bumrah has used the yorker delivery to good effect in the tournament to claim 14 wickets from seven matches with an impressive economy rate of 4.6.His unique release point and accuracy render him nearly unplayable at times and difficult to score off otherwise.NET PRACTICE Bumrah, who likes to simulate match situations in the nets, said he did not consider himself a master of the delivery.“I do it again and again and again in the nets. The more you do it, you get decent at it.“You can’t master it but you still try to get better at it. It’s all about repetition. It’s like the length ball – you have to do it again and again (in the nets) and try and replicate it in the game.”Another aspect of his bowling is controlling his aggression according to the requirement of the team, he said.“I try to keep things simple. Reading and analysing the wicket as soon as possible is important. Sometimes you run after wickets, but I focus on team goals – what the team wants me to do right now.“Not chasing success, I want to focus on my process. If I do that, eventually everything gets sorted out.”Qualifying for the semi-finals with a match to spare affords India the luxury of resting their strike bowler for Saturday’s group clash with Sri Lanka but Bumrah does not want to put his feet up.“This is my first World Cup so I’d like to play as many games as possible …. The more matches you play, the more you enjoy.”last_img read more

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  • WJS/YEDA Announce New Date for Pele’s Visit

    first_imgActivities for the event will be spread over two days, commencing with the gala evening on Friday September 23, and culminating with the youth sports clinic and celebrity exhibition match the next day.Pele is renowned for many achievements including scoring 1,281 goals in his professional career, receiving an honorary knighthood from Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, named “Athlete of the Century” and “Player of the Century,” by the International Olympic Committee and FIFA respectively, amongst others. This is will be Pele’s second visit to Nigeria; the first in 1967, was occasioned by a 2-day cease fire during the Nigerian Civil War, which allowed the warring sides to watch the Pele and Santos team play an exhibition match in Lagos.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The visit to Nigeria of Brazilian football icon, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, aka Pele, earlier scheduled for August 10 has now been rescheduled to September 21.The Brazilian football legend was earlier billed to arrive in Nigeria last month but was postponed due to ill health.The organisers of the visit- Winihin Jemide Series and Youth Experience Days Africa have now set new dates for the 2016 WJS/YEDA Legend Edition with Pelé following confirmation from him on his improved health and enthusiasm towards his visit to Nigeria.last_img read more

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  • Solar panels installed at campus center

    first_imgGetting some Vitamin D · Solar paneled umbrellas are placed at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center as part of the iniative to maintain the Campus Cetner’s status as an LEED certified building. – Jessica Zhou | Daily TrojanThe Ronald Tutor Campus Center installed 10 of 12 new umbrellas in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Plaza over winter break. These new umbrellas are outfitted with solar-powered charging systems.The umbrellas are part of an initiative on the part of the Environmental Student Assembly explained Olivia Pearson, an ESA member and freshman majoring in environmental engineering.“One of our members submitted an application for the Green Engagement Fund, which is a fund that gives out grants for the environmental projects of students,” Pearson said. “The solar panels are on the umbrellas in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center and near the accounting buildings, and there are power outlets at the base of the umbrella so students can charge their phones and laptops using free energy.”Five years ago, the Campus Center was recognized as the University’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified building.According to USC Sustainability, “LEED certification not only focuses on increasing the efficiency and minimizing the waste from buildings but also on the health and well-being of that building’s occupants.”Currently, the Campus Center has a high solar reflectance index roof and high performance windows to maintain a constant temperature; fluorescent lights that utilize less energy; ultraviolet exhaust hoods that lower the amount of air pollutants; and a food-pulping system that effectively uses food products.Alexandria Bauer, a freshman majoring in environmental studies, said she’s excited with the strides the University is making toward clean energy.“I think it’s really great that USC is heading towards the directions of alternative energy,” Bauer said. “It’s a huge step in the right direction, and hopefully this use of solar energy will inspire larger scale uses.”last_img read more

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  • Ryan says he used restrictions to get Uthoff to talk

    first_imgJarrod Uthoff redshirted his freshman season and was expected to be a key player off the bench next season for the Badgers before deciding to transfer schools, officially, last week.[/media-credit]Amid a rising tide of negative reactions across the national media, Wisconsin men’s basketball head coach Bo Ryan defended his decision to place restrictions on Jarrod Uthoff’s transfer requests Thursday, saying he used them as a means to get Uthoff to speak with athletics administrators.Earlier Thursday, the UW Athletic Department announced in a statement that Uthoff had been cleared to contact any schools outside the Big Ten, a decision reached by Athletic Director Barry Alvarez, Associate Athletic Director Justin Doherty and Ryan.In media reports prior to the statement’s release, it had been reported that Ryan blocked Uthoff from contacting 25 schools. According to UW’s statement, Uthoff originally requested permission to contact 16 schools, to which four were denied. He appealed three of the four blocks.Uthoff, a 6-foot-8 freshman who redshirted last season, informed Ryan he wanted to leave UW’s program last week. He was expected to be a key player off the bench next year and a starting forward by the 2013-14 season. He was named Iowa’s Mr. Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year while in high school.Ryan said he never intended to prevent Uthoff from joining any school outside the Big Ten, but wanted Uthoff to first explain his reasoning for wanting to talk to such schools. To do that, Ryan said he placed the blocks on Uthoff figuring he would appeal, thereby forcing him to speak to UW administrators.“If somebody wants to transfer, my thought process has always been, ‘Can you tell us [why]?’ That’s all I would ask,” Ryan said. “That is the only way a coach could get somebody to say ‘This is why I want to go to this school.’“By blocking, you get the athlete to talk to somebody at the university.”Ryan has frequently been charged as “petty” by sports commentators over the past two days. After being involved in a heated interview on ESPN’s radio show, “Mike and Mike in the Morning,” earlier Thursday, Ryan expressed frustration with the media’s apparent lack of understanding of his explanation for the blocks.“The block is not, and never was, meant to say you cannot go to that school,” Ryan said, before addressing a reporter directly, “and you will not ever seem to get that point across. I can’t get it across to people.”As part of the appeal process, Uthoff met with Alvarez and Doherty Thursday morning. Ryan later met with the latter two, whereupon it was decided to lift the block on schools outside the Big Ten.According to the statement, Uthoff has been notified of the decisions.“If Uthoff wishes to further appeal the ‘permission to contact’ denial to any Big Ten university, he may request a hearing to the Chair of the Athletic Board within eight business days,” the statement reads.Because the appeal process remains confidential between administrators and the appellant, Ryan said he does not know what was said between Uthoff, Alvarez and Doherty.Speaking in general terms, Ryan said he would want to know why a player would transfer in case it was for personal matters or if, perhaps, that player had been “tampered with” by another school prior to the release of their scholarship.Uthoff originally told the Wisconsin State Journal he felt that he didn’t fit well in Wisconsin’s system. He has scheduled a visit with Creighton at the end of April.last_img read more

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  • Clubs gear up for Mid Senior Hurling Semi Finals this weekend

    first_imgThis weekend sees the highly anticipated Mid Senior Hurling semi finals take place.This evening at 6pm Upperchurch Drombane take on reigning Mid champions Loughmore Castleiney in The Ragg.While tomorrow at 6pm its county champions Thurles Sarsfields who will meet Holycross Ballycahill in the other semi final, in Boherlahan.last_img

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  • Complaint filed against unlawful payment blocking scheme in Norway

    first_img Share StumbleUpon David Clifton, Licensing Expert: Has the die already been cast? July 15, 2020 EGBA: German Policy unfit to tackle black market threats July 16, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) is seeking for an investigation to be conducted in Norway, “for serious breaches of the privacy of Norwegian citizens when conducting online payments.”The EGBA, who represent Europe’s leading online gambling operators, has asked the Norwegian Data Protection Inspectorate (DPI) to investigate a payment blocking scheme, established in 2010 by the Norwegian Gaming Authority (NGA).Since its inception, the scheme prohibits businesses from carrying out payments of bets and prizes in online gambling services, which do not have a licence in Norway. An investigation request follows a sudden imposition placed on Norwegian banks to block transactions to 7 identified account numbers, which the EGBA says was carried out following NGA analysis deeming the payment blocking regulation to be ineffective.According to the EGBA, privacy protection rules of Norwegian citizens, including those that do not have any financial relation with online gambling service providers, were breached by the manner in which the NGA obtained the account information.It details a belief that the information is obtained from the Foreign Exchange Register, “to which the NGA has no right to access according to Norwegian law.”Stating “to obtain the account information the NGA would have scanned and obtained login data of payment details belonging to Norwegians citizens that may or may not be not related to online gambling services – and this contravenes Norwegian citizens’ privacy rights as laid down by the European Convention of Human Rights.”Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of EGBA, comments: “Online data protection and the right to privacy are a major concern to all Norwegian and European citizens and rightly so. As more and more of our information goes online, we must be able to trust that our online data is protected.“The data protection rules for online gambling companies are very stringent, and these companies are rightly expected and forced to comply with those rules – but the law requires the same from public authorities like the NGA. “In this case we believe the NGA has made a clear breach of data protection rules which the Norwegian DPI should investigate and take appropriate action if necessary.Haijer added: “The underlying issue is that the current Norwegian online gambling law does not fit with today’s digital reality. “Rather than focusing on keeping the Monopoly model in place with increasingly repressive but ineffective enforcement measures, the regulation should focus on the actual needs of Norwegian consumers and provide a safe and competitive offer which enables consumers to play online in a secure and highly regulated environment based on Norwegian law.” EGBA – Black market looms on Spain if government proceeds with its advertising blackout July 14, 2020last_img read more

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  • Lasse ‘Kongen’ Bækkelund – Team Liquid – Going pro in FIFA

    first_imgLasse ‘Kongen’ Bækkelund became Team Liquid’s first FIFA professional last month. With the current growth of FIFA’s esports scene and the forthcoming 2018 edition of the EA title, we caught up with Kongen ahead of the FIWC finals. Find out his tip to win below. Esports Insider: Lasse so congratulations on becoming Liquid’s first FIFA player – what do you think the involvement in the scene by an organization like this says about FIFA’s esports potential?Kongen: The competitive FIFA landscape, until now, has been dominated by players backed by traditional soccer teams. Team Liquid is one of the first global esports franchises to enter this realm and I’m super excited to help make its mark in the space. Esports Insider: EA and FIFA announced major plans at E3 to expand the game’s esports presence with the 2018 edition of the title. Thoughts on the details of the announcement?Kongen: I‘m very excited by FIFA 18! FIFA just keeps getting bigger, and I’m so happy to be a part of it, and proud to have the right team with me!“I think Wolfsburg might be the club that leads the way  because they were first movers and they have a great team”I really like that EA has added icons (legends) for PS4 – previously they were only available on XBOX and this provides us Playstation players a more equal playing field. EA has done a really good job of building a community around the competitive aspects of FIFA so I’m very excited to see what additions they make in the 2018 edition. Esports Insider: Bad luck on the FIWC qualification this time around – who is your pick to win in London this year?Kongen: Since the ESWC in October and the Paris regionals, I have been saying that TimoX will win it!“It excites me that there is a possibility that there might somehow be a Champions League one day” But at this level with 32 of the best players in the world, everyone has earned their spot and if they play their best, they all have a chance to win.Esports Insider: When it comes to the various league and tournament formats, for example there is the E-Divisie in which games are organised to shadow the Eredivisie’s fixture schedule, which do you think works best for FIFA?Kongen: I think the leagues are a good thing for the growth and mainstream appeal of the sport, and it excites me that there is a possibility that there might somehow be a Champions League one day. It all looks very promising and I can’t wait to see where it goes. Esports Insider: Which football clubs do you think are leading the way in esports right now?Kongen: I think Wolfsburg might be the club that leads the way  because they were first movers and they have a great team. PSG also has a lineup with a lot of talent and a really good work ethic. I think those are the two clubs that are excelling at FIFA esports.last_img read more

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  • Alexander: Relocated Lakers vs. Clippers rivalry still entertains

    first_img Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and other NBA stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant What promised from the start to be a special basketball season in L.A. was paused for a period of civic grief and mourning after Kobe Bryant’s death in late February, was halted again in March by the coronavirus and now will finish on the other side of the country. A state of the art football stadium will likely open with no fans in the seats – if the NFL season actually does start on time – and even the return of HBO’s Hard Knocks to cover the Rams and Chargers will be watered down. And what could be a special baseball season likewise will take place in empty stadiums, if indeed it finishes at all.(But at least Mookie’s signed for 12 years. Take that, Boston.)So if this rivalry is to reach its logical conclusion, we will watch on TV, as we did Thursday night. And while players assume nothing and profess their priority is to take care of their own business – or, as Anthony Davis said, “I’m worried about one team, and that’s the Lakers” – it never hurts to send a message, even in the “seeding games” portion of the re-start that would seem to mean more for the teams battling for playoff spots than for those closer to the top of the standings.“We’re going to create that intensity on our own,” George said earlier in the day in a teleconference. “It’s a great way to kick off the re-start, matching up against our biggest rival, our biggest competitor to reach our biggest goal of the season.”George contributed to the roller-coaster nature of the game. The Clippers trailed by 13 in the first half, took an 11-point lead early in the third quarter thanks to back-to-back-to-back three-pointers by George in the first three minutes of the second half … and had that lead wiped out 5 1/2 minutes after that.At Staples, those developments would have been met with roars. With the digital pod people on the big screens, who could tell?Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error If you’re a Lakers or Clippers fan, I don’t blame you if you feel like you’ve been robbed.Under normal circumstances, the road to the NBA championship would have already run through Staples Center. In the pre-pandemic Western Conference, L.A.’s teams were 1-2, and either could make a convincing case for its championship credentials. The Lakers were 49-14, had polished off Milwaukee and the Clippers on the final weekend before the suspension of play, and LeBron James was assembling a serious MVP resume. The Clippers were 44-20, had won their first two meetings with the Lakers, and were looking forward to finally having a full roster operating at full efficiency.And yes, the rest of the West might have had something to say about it, but we fully expected the Western Conference Finals to take place in downtown Los Angeles, start to finish, followed by the eighth NBA Finals in Staples’ 21 seasons of existence.Instead, for reasons that are obvious and understood, we have digitized fans shown on video boards ringing a TV studio of a court in Orlando. (Would that be what bots look like?) And instead of home-court advantage and the organic crowd interaction that can push a team over the top, we have an environment where players will have to provide their own emotion and intensity, and where the grind to a championship over the next three months will be of a nature these players have never experienced. Video: What LeBron James said about Jacob Blake … ‘Black people in America are scared’ On Mamba Night, the Lakers make short work of Blazers to take 3-1 series lead center_img “Obviously there’s still more quiet than we’re used to with our fans, particularly for a home game or a game of this magnitude when we play these games in L.A.,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said.“The way these two teams are built, they’re both championship caliber teams in the same city. So we know there’s going to be a lot of drama around that. And it’s great for the league to see these franchises go head to head.”Remember, this is just the appetizer.“We’re in this for the long haul,” George said, and I’m guessing the guys on the other side would agree completely.So would the fans on both sides. Too bad their noses are going to be pressed against the glass.jalexander@scng.com@Jim_Alexander on Twitter Photos: Lakers defeat Trail Blazers in Game 4 of first-round playoff series But there is this: The surroundings may be weird, and the environment of the bubble may resemble an AAU summer tournament for grown men, as LeBron James put it, but when the Lakers play the Clippers the intensity does not need to be manufactured at all.“Two teams in the same city, and two teams that’s fighting for one common goal, and that’s to win a championship and bring it to the city of Los Angeles and their respective fan base,” James said in a teleconference interview Thursday night, after his putback of his own miss with 12.8 seconds left helped give the Lakers a 103-101 triumph on NBA Opening Night II.“There’s so many competitors on the floor, going out there and representing the purple and gold, representing Laker Nation,” he said. “And those guys are doing the same thing for their fan base. No matter what the cause is, no matter what the bubble is, no fans or fans, basketball is basketball and competitive spirit is competitive spirit. We got right back to where we left off.”Lakers-Clippers truly became an Event, with a capital E, the moment Kawhi Leonard and Paul George came aboard.  That was almost certainly the impetus behind its marquee status on the first night of the NBA’s re-start in Orlando. And while it didn’t always seem like marquee-type basketball early on – lots of missed shots, and lots of ragged play – it was the type of show we’ve come to expect from these teams, who now have split four regular-season meetings, are 1-2 in the Western Conference and, barring a hiccup when the playoffs start, should be staring each other down in the conference finals.So, can you blame SoCal for feeling just a little bit cheated? For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory last_img read more

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  • Security State Bank accepts the Sumner Newscow challenge!…

    first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Jon Ott, President of Security State Bank, and the employees have accepted Sumner Newscow’s challenge in the ALS ice bucket challenge. Remember to make your donations here. We have one more bank: Bank of Commerce. Will they accept the challenge? Stay tuned…Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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  • Gatland concerned by targeting of Lions scrum-half Murray

    first_imgMurray’s box kicking has been an effective weapon throughout his career but Gatland felt the Ireland number nine took some unnecessarily rough treatment as he put boot to ball from the base of rucks and scrums during the All Black’s 30-15 victory on Saturday.Speaking at a news conference, Lions coach Gatland said: “The one concern for me was, a couple of times from Conor Murray, there was a charge-down where someone dived at his legs which was a little bit dangerous.”They’re not massive issues for us, but we’re just making sure that he’s being looked after and protected and not harassed after he’s box kicked.”It’s a little bit tough when you see someone dive at someone’s leg, you feel for the player and it’s concerning that they’re not trying to charge the kick down because they’re nowhere near it, they’re diving blindly and hitting someone’s leg.”For me it’s about protecting the players and making sure they’re safe. That’s my biggest concern.”I’ll be asking politely the officials, to look at that and make sure they protect them.”ICYMI: We’ve arrived in Wellington and someone was particularly excited to meet @LeighHalfpenny1!#AllForOne #LionsNZ2017 pic.twitter.com/GYemvS6lK3— British&Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) June 25, 2017last_img read more

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