Proteas gear up for India on Sunday

first_img20 February 2015The Castle Lager Proteas have begun their preparations for their second ICC Cricket World Cup match on Sunday when they will face India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MSG).After a light practice session at the Junction Oval in St Kilda on Tuesday, the team moved to the MCG on Wednesday.While India have never beaten South Africa in the World Cup, the match against India on Sunday is likely to be one of the toughest the Proteas will face in the group stages.“Even though they will probably still make it through to the next round even if they lose, this match is significant. It will serve as a psychological victory, both in the fact that India have a way of getting under South Africa’s skin, and in overcoming their first big opponents in this World Cup,” Antoinette Muller writes in the Daily Maverick.ConfidenceAll-rounder JP Duminy says the Proteas had taken a lot of confidence from their 62-run win against Zimbabwe, and felt his innings has given him an understanding of what it takes to succeed in pressure situations.“I thoroughly enjoyed it,” Duminy said of his innings. “I guess we don’t want to find ourselves in that position again, especially in the knock-out stages, but it’s good to get an innings like that under the belt coming in under pressure.“We needed to make a play and to soak up the pressure that was there. I am pleased with the performance. Getting time in the middle is something to enjoy.“Batting at six it’s not always possible to get a lengthy period of time out in the middle. It was a good opportunity to find my feet and to understand what is needed in certain situations.”Duminy said he has come to understand his role at number six, mentioning Sunday’s match as a good example of how he had learnt to to adapt his game to different challenges. It has also afforded him more time to work on his growing role with the ball.“It’s about adapting and making sure you have different sets of skills for different situations,” he said. “These are the things we talk about in team and batters meetings and we try to execute them. Sunday was a good showcase of our skills, especially myself and David [Miller]. We are enjoying batting together and we complement each other well.”Fond memoriesDuminy has fond memories of the MCG, the venue where he announced himself as a Test player, and says he is looking forward to another opportunity to create more memories at the cricketing coliseum.“All of us are,” he said of the excitement ahead of Sunday’s match. “It doesn’t happen often that you get to play in front of so many people. The MCG is a ground that I have thoroughly enjoyed playing at and hopefully I will be given an opportunity to do something special again.”Consultants Gary Kirsten and Mike Hussey will be with the team until the Proteas’ third match against the West Indies in Sydney. WORLD CUP MATCHES/h4>Group matches15 February, 3am: South Africa beat Zimbabwe.22 February, 5.30am: South Africa v India. Melbourne Cricket Ground27 February, 5.30am: South Africa v West Indies. Sydney Cricket Ground3 March, 5.30am: South Africa v Ireland. Manuka Oval, Canberra7 March, 3am: South Africa v Pakistand. Eden Park, Auckland12 March, 3am: South Africa v United Arab Emirates. Westpac Stadium, WellingtonQuaterfinals18 March, 5.30am: Sydney Cricket Ground19 March, 5.30am: Melbourne Cricket Ground20 March, 5.30am: Adelaide Oval21 March, 3am: Westpac Stadium, WellingtonSemifinals24 March, 3am: Eden Park, Auckland26 March, 5.30am: Sydney Cricket GroundFinal29 March, 5.30am: Melbourne Cricket GroundCricketSA and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Chot drops ‘disinterested’ Abueva, Almazan for 2nd leg: ‘They haven’t showed up’

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NCAA: San Beda stays unbeaten, CSB snaps skid Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES “The reason why were dropping Abueva and Almazan for the second window is because they haven’t showed up. It’s already our third practice and they are still nowhere to be found. It’s simply a matter of disinterest,” said Reyes.“I guess they’re not interested so we have to move on. If they don’t want to be a part of the pool, that’s the reason we’re dropping them for the second window. We can’t wait for those guys.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBoth Abueva and Almazan have not attended in the pool’s first three sessions since the national team resumed its practices.“I don’t know if anyone told [Abueva and Almazan], but we made that announcement today. It’s been communicated with the team and the reason it’s not been communicated with them is because they’re not here. How can we communicate with them if they’re not here?,” a frustrated Reyes said.center_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Cutting Almazan and Abueva is also a message to the other players, who want to be part of the team.Reyes said the players must be fully committed to the program if they want to make the team.“I talked to the players earlier and I reminded them that the entire program is about the players’ desire to be here,” he said. “I think one of the reasons why we’re successful is because we have players who want to be here and put in the effort and dedication.”Gilas Pilipinas is preparing for its pair of games beginning with Australia on February 22 in Melbourne, before facing Japan on February 25 at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes dropped the hammer on erring pool members as he took Calvin Abueva and Raymond Almazan out of the national team pool for the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.The outspoken mentor said he had enough of the two not showing up in the weekly Monday practices at Meralco Gym.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View commentslast_img read more

Nocturnal animal Mayweather visits strip club

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion USA Today reported that Mayweather was out at the strip club he owns in Las Vegas — Girl Collection — at 3:30am local time early Thursday after arriving in a white Rolls Royce. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingQuoted by the newspaper, Mayweather insisted his nocturnal activities would not interfere with his preparations for Saturday’s fight against mixed martial star McGregor. He told the paper he had decided to open a strip club when he was serving a two-month prison sentence in 2012 following a conviction for domestic abuse. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side ADVERTISEMENT Manu Ginobili returning for 16th season with Spurs Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul The boxer, who retired from the sport in 2015 with a perfect 49-0 record, is the overwhelming favorite to defeat McGregor when the two men clash at the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters “When I was locked up and doing time, I drew the club up,” Mayweather said. “Women never go out of style.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments “Nobody can beat me,” Mayweather told the paper. USA Today said Mayweather greeted patrons at the club before retiring to a VIP section with four dancers. MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor pose for photographers during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. APLas Vegas, United States — Floyd Mayweather has been taking an unorthodox approach to his pre-fight preparations to face Conor McGregor — with a late-night visit to his strip club. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

Never thought I’ll play an athlete: Priyanka Chopra

first_imgShe’s played glamorous roles and a girl-next-door in several of her past films. But Priyanka Chopra, who will be seen playing boxing champion MC Mary Kom in a biopic, says essaying an athlete in a film was almost unthinkable for her.”Mary Kom” has thus, taught her a valuable lesson.Priyanka Chopra says playing Mary Kom was the ‘hardest’ “I never thought I will play an athlete or I can become an athlete. I didn’t know anything about sports. Besides, who would have thought that a girl can develop muscles and biceps, but that happened with me,” the 32-year-old said here Tuesday in an interview.”I learnt that if you are adamant to achieve something, anything can happen and you can do anything. This was a very inspiring thing for me,” added the National Award winning.”Mary Kom” marks the directorial debut of Omung Kumar and it hits theatres Sep 5.last_img

Robert De Niro And Mariah Carey Honored At GLAAD Media Awards

first_imgGLAAD, the world’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, honored Robert De Niro, Mariah Carey, and the best in film, television, and journalism at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Waldorf Astoria New York on Saturday.Video: Jennifer Lawrence presents the Excellence in Media Award to Robert De NiroJennifer Lawrence, Aziz Ansari, Connie Britton, Diane Sawyer, Caitlyn Jenner, Tamron Hall, Noah Galvin, Andrew Rannells, Andreja Pejić, and Jason Biggs were among the special guests. Recording artists Alex Newell and Bebe Rexha, as well as the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Fun Home performed at the event hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress Laverne Cox. The 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta Air Lines, Hilton, Ketel One Vodka, and Wells Fargo.The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD’s work to amplify stories from the LGBT community and issues that build support for acceptance.At the ceremony, Academy Award-winning actress and surprise guest Jennifer Lawrence presented Robert De Niro with GLAAD’s Excellence in Media Award, which is presented to media professionals who, through their work, have increased the visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.In his acceptance speech, De Niro celebrated the Supreme Court’s landmark decision for marriage equality, while cautioning to “also remember oppressive laws like the ones in North Carolina that let us know the struggle continues and challenges us to be vigilant and aggressive in protecting all our rights.” De Niro continued, “Thank you for this honor, I’m proud to stand with you, I’m GLAAD.”Also at the event, Lee Daniels presented Mariah Carey with the Ally Award, which is presented to a media figure who has consistently used their platform to support and advance LGBT equality and acceptance.Accepting the award, Carey shared a special message for the LGBT community, saying, “Thank you for the unconditional love … I thank you, and I wish all of you love, peace, [and] harmony.”
Master of None co-creator and star Aziz Ansari presented the award for Outstanding TV Journalism Segment to Anderson Cooper 360 for the segment “Interview with Jim Obergefell.” Accepting for the show was Jim Obergefell, the U.S. Supreme Court plaintiff featured in the piece.Nashville star Connie Britton presented the award for Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine to 20/20 for “Bruce Jenner: The Interview.” Diane Sawyer, Caitlyn Jenner, and David Sloan, senior executive producer, accepted on behalf of the show.Girls star Andrew Rannells and The Real O’Neals star Noah Galvin presented the award for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage to Cosmopolitan. Laura Brounstein, special projects director, accepted on the magazine’s behalf.GLAAD previously announced that it was acknowledging two web series, Beautiful As I Want To Be (Logotv.com) and This is Me (Amazon Instant Video), with Special Recognition Awards.last_img read more

Academy Awards retains PricewaterhouseCoopers despite Best Picture mixup

first_img Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter LOS ANGELES –  PwC accountants won’t be allowed to have their cellphones backstage during future Oscar telecasts.Film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs sent an email to academy members Wednesday detailing the new protocols for announcing Oscar winners developed after the best-picture flub at last month’s Academy Awards. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences spokeswoman Teni Melidonian confirmed the authenticity of the email.The academy’s Board of Governors discussed its ongoing relationship with PwC, formerly known as PricewaterhouseCoopers, and established the new controls at a meeting Tuesday night. Besides banning cellphones, the academy is adding a third balloting partner to the telecast, and bringing in PwC’s U.S. chairman to provide oversight. PwC, which has handled Oscar balloting and other academy business for 83 years, has claimed responsibility for the biggest mistake in Oscar history. Balloting partner Brian Cullinan tweeted a photo of Emma Stone backstage moments before handing presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway the wrong envelope for best picture. They announced “La La Land” as the winner, though “Moonlight” actually won.Boone Isaacs blamed Cullinan’s distraction for the error. PwC said that both he and partner Martha Ruiz failed to follow established protocols that night and did not act quickly enough to correct the error.Traditionally, two PwC partners have overseen Oscar balloting and are the only two people who know the winners before they are announced live onstage. They’re stationed on opposite sides of the Dolby Theatre stage, each with an identical set of winners’ envelopes for the show’s 24 categories.Boone Isaacs said in her email Wednesday that a third balloting partner with knowledge of the winners will sit with the telecast director going forward. Balloting partners will also be required to participate in Oscar rehearsals, she said.She called the 89th Academy Awards “the most extraordinary and memorable Oscars ceremony in decades” and said that academy officials have been working since then to develop the new protocols adopted Tuesday. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Jamaicas Usain Bolt Wins 100m Race At The Golden

Usain Bolt won the 100 metres at the Golden Spike meet Friday, his first victory in Europe ahead of the London Olympics.The Jamaican, who won three gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, had a slow start but pulled ahead in the final stretch to finish in 10.04 seconds.Bolt, who failed to improve his season best of 9.82 from a May meet in Jamaica, sounded disappointed with the time.“It’s hard to explain. I don’t really know what went wrong,” Bolt said.Ahead of the race, Bolt said he was working on his notoriously slow start to improve and be ready to attack his world records in the 100 and 200 in London.“At the start I didn’t feel explosive as I normally feel like,” he said.Kim Collins of St. Kitts and Nevis finished second in 10.19 and American Darvis Patton was third in 10.22.This was his sixth competition in Ostrava.“I was looking to coming here for a good time. I guess it’s one of those days,” he said. “I just never got going.”The runners had to start twice after Simon Magakwe false started.That was something familiar for Bolt who failed to defend the world championship title in the 100 in Daegu, South Korea, after he was disqualified for a false start.But Bolt said that was not a problem for him Friday. He said he felt good ahead of the race.“I did some starts and I was flying from the blocks so I said, ‘Yeah this is good.’ I can’t tell you what happened.”Bolt will have another chance to lower his times in Diamond League meets in Rome on Thursday and Oslo on June 7 before returning to Jamaica for the national trials.In the meantime, he said he will seek advice from his coach.“I have to look at the tape and see what went wrong and call my coach to explain to me what I did wrong.”Source: Thestar.com read more

Mathematicians settle 30yearold resonance controversy

first_img More information: Sabine Bögli, et al. “Guaranteed resonance enclosures and exclosures for atoms and molecules.” Proceedings of The Royal Society A. DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2014.0488 © 2014 Phys.org Explore further In the early ’80s, several researchers were working to determine the location of atomic and molecular resonances, which are the frequencies at which atoms and molecules prefer to oscillate. Two groups of researchers (Rittby, et al., and Korsch, et al.), each using a different method, came up with different locations for these resonances. Settling the dispute proved to be extremely difficult due to the fact that neither method could predict the actual resonances, but instead simply gave approximations. In fact, at the time there was no way to locate resonances with absolute certainty. Journal information: Proceedings of the Royal Society A Citation: Mathematicians settle 30-year-old resonance controversy (2014, November 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-11-mathematicians-year-old-resonance-controversy.htmlcenter_img The controversy remained unsettled for the last 30 years. But now in a new study, mathematicians have presented a method that, for the first time, can locate resonances with absolute certainty and high accuracy. The method can also tell when approximations fail to lie near true resonances. Using this method, the researchers could show which approximations from the two groups in the ’80s were accurate, and which were not, finally settling the controversy.The mathematicians, Sabine Bögli, et al., from the University of Bern in Switzerland, Cardiff University in the UK, Stockholm University in Sweden, and Regensburg, Germany, have published their paper on the new method for determining resonances in a recent issue of the Proceedings of The Royal Society A.A key ingredient in the new method is interval arithmetic. By operating on intervals rather than numbers, interval arithmetic allows every computational step to be carried out with absolute certainty. Interestingly, interval arithmetic has recently been used in a variety of areas, including navigation of an autonomous robotic sailboat, optimization of a spacecraft traveling between planets, and improvement of stability in particle accelerators.In this study, the researchers used interval arithmetic to prove with absolute certainty that the approximations of resonances in Rittby, et al., do lie near true resonances, whereas the approximations of higher resonances in Korsch, et al., do not. The new method also reveals additional information, in particular the existence of two new pairs of resonances that were originally suggested in a previous paper (Abramov, et al.), but not predicted by either Rittby, et al., or Korsch, et al. The researchers explained that this part was the most challenging because these pairs are so close to the imaginary axis, and the resonances in each pair are so close to each other. The results could have implications for a wide variety of areas.”Resonances are ubiquitous in physics, e.g., in mechanics, acoustics, and electrical circuits,” coauthor Marco Marletta, Professor at Cardiff University in the UK, told Phys.org. “In atomic physics, resonances are associated with metastable states of a system having a sufficiently long lifetime to be well-characterized and to render them significant experimentally and theoretically. The imaginary part of a resonance is related to the decay rate or inverse lifetime of the system.”The researchers explained that the work could be applied to some very computationally challenging problems.”For problems with complex eigenvalues (such as resonances in complex scaling), numerical computations are prone to be unreliable because small errors in input data may result in large errors in the results and/or because spurious eigenvalues may occur (spectral pollution),” explained coauthor Christiane Tretter, Professor at the University of Bern in Switzerland, and from Stockholm University in Sweden. “Therefore methods guaranteeing absolute certainty such as interval arithmetic may prove to be highly useful.” Credit: Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 Ground-breaking insights into quantum chaos in ultracold gas This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more