Cricket News Kolkata Knight Riders rope in THESE two players to coaching staff

first_img New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have made two big appointments for the next season of Indian Premier League (IPL) as the two-time champions have again roped in Trevor Bayliss as the chief coach, a report in TOI suggests. Apart from him, the franchise has also roped in Brendon McCullum, former New Zealand captain who made his debut for the franchise in the inaugural edition.Under Trevor, England created history on Sunday at Lord’s as they defeated New Zealand to become the world champions for the very first time. He took over the job after England’s poor run in 2015 World Cup.McCullum, on the other hand, was the at the helm from 2011 to 2014, during which KKR won IPL trophies twice. The team has not yet added another IPL trophy in the kitty. In fact, KKR haven’t played an IPL final since 2014.Meanwhile, Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday parted ways with head coach Jacques Kallis and assistant coach Simon Katich following a below-par IPL 2019 in which they finished fifth.  The team however has not taken a call on the future of captain Dinesh Karthik who was part of India’s World Cup squad. It was the first time in four seasons that the side did not make the play-offs.”Jacques Kallis has been an integral part of the KKR family & will always remain so. We will be exploring ways of working with Jacques as we pursue our vision of establishing the Knight Rider brand as a global brand,” KKR CEO Venky Mysore was quoted by the team’s website.Kallis joined the side in 2011 as a player before replacing Trevor Bayliss as head coach in October 2015.”After nine fantastic years with KKR since 2011, as a player, mentor and head coach, it’s time to explore new opportunities. I would to like to thank the Owners, Management and fellow players for many happy memories,” Kallis said.Under Kallis and Katich, KKR won 32 of their 61 games. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlightscenter_img Jacques Kallis and Simon Katich part ways with KKR.KKR has won 32 out of 61 games under their guidance.Brendon McCullum played for KKR in initial seasons. last_img read more

Stephen Appiah to open official Vodafone unity match

first_imgPrimeval Media in conjunction with Stephen Appiah, former captain of the Black Stars, will  this  Friday organize a Press Soiree at the Multi Purpose Court of the Accra Sports Stadium, aimed at interacting with various stakeholders in the football fraternity, members of the sporting media and corporate world. A statement from the Communications Directorate of Primeval Media, said the event would also be used to formally announce the head line sponsors; Vodafone Ghana Limited.According to the statement, the event which, has now be christened “Vodafone Unity Match” would create a platform for the media to interact with organizers, other stakeholders as part of efforts to build an exciting moments for the match.It said, the headline sponsors, would also be presented with an opportunity to tell the world through the media, about their association with the event.The statement noted that, the event will be attended by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Nii Lantei Vanderpuye, members of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG), Retired National Footballers Association of Ghana (RENFAG), Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) among others. Appiah, will in June lead a group of renowned football icons, such as Sol Campbell, William Gallas, Patrick Kluivert, Jermain Defoe among others to play Kotoko on June 8 and the Black Stars on June 11, at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi and Accra Sports Stadium respectively.It is aimed at promoting unity and peace ahead of the 2016 elections.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Di Matteo believes there is more to come from Chelsea stars

first_imgBoss Roberto Di Matteo insisted there is more to come from his summer signings following Chelsea’s Champions League victory against FC Nordsjaelland.The 4-0 scoreline flattered the Blues, who were under pressure for much of the second half in Copenhagen.But Di Matteo told Sky: “It’s a process that takes time. Players like Victor Moses, Eden Hazard and Oscar are still young and it takes time to integrate them.”He added: “We were a little bit slow in the first half and much better in the second half. The goals came at the end. It took a little bit of time.“We had chances in the first half and you expect to score those goals and close the game out, but all in all it’s a good scoreline. It’s three points and a clean sheet away from home so it’s a pleasing night.”More reaction to follow later.See also:Mata nets twice as Blues win in DenmarkFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Living Design Inspires Design

first_img(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Engineers continue to look to the living world for solutions to practical problems.  One of them is as close as your skin.Artificial photosynthesis:  As reported here 6/22/13, plants achieve 95% efficiency of light capture compared to man’s 20%.  PhysOrg reported how scientists at Caltech and Berkeley labs are making slow progress toward “An artificial version of photosynthesis … one of the most promising of solar technologies.”  One comment in the press release sounds like old-earth creationism: “For more than two billion years, nature has employed photosynthesis to oxidize water into molecular oxygen.”Artificial cricket hairs:  A sensitive flow sensor modeled on cricket hairs was announced by Science Daily:These tiny hairs, which are manufactured using microtechnology techniques, are neatly arranged in rows and mimic the extremely sensitive body hairs that crickets use to detect predators. When a hair moves, the electrical capacitance at its base changes, making the movement measurable. If there is an entire array of hairs, then this effect can be used to measure flow patterns. In the same way, changes in air flow tell crickets that they are about to be attacked.That’s why crickets are usually able to jump before you swat them.Artificial butterfly wings:  An old biomimetics story is back, the prospect of improving anti-counterfeiting technology through the use of photonic crystals like those found on butterfly wing scales.  Live Science reported that a Canadian company named Nanotech Security Corporation has imitated the iridiscent wings of the Morpho butterfly to create a pattern that could be placed on paper currency that would be impossible to counterfeit.The phenomenon Nanotech employs is similar to the way some animals, including male peacocks, produce iridescent colors: instead of using proteins and other chemicals to produce a hue, the creature’s feathers or scales play with light, using very tiny holes that reflect different colors or wavelengths. The Morpho does this with complicated scales on its wing that produce shimmering blues and greens.The company’s product could be embossed on nearly any surface, making it possible to watermark products like plastics, metals, solar cells, fabrics, paper, and even pills.  Since no dies or paints are required, even images can be embossed on surfaces without affecting their composition.The work is another example of what scientists call biomimicry, which adapts nature’s solutions for innovative human devices, in this instance, nano-optics, a burgeoning new technology.Artificial skin:  Who would want to imitate an ugly scab?  Medical engineers, that’s who: “Human scabs have become the model for development of an advanced wound dressing material that shows promise for speeding the healing process,” reported PhysOrg. How would they do it?They describe how research on the surface structure of natural scabs served as inspiration for developing a “cytophilic” wound dressing material. It attracts new cells needed for healing. The material mimics the underside of scabs, where tiny fibers are arranged in the same direction like velvet or a cat’s fur. Wang’s team spun fibers of polyurethane—the common durable and flexible plastic—into the same pattern. In laboratory experiments, the human cells involved in healing quickly attached to the membrane and lined up like those in actual scabs.“The abstract of the paper in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces states, “This scab-inspired cytophilic membrane is promising in applications as functional interfacial biomaterials for rapid wound healing, bone repair, and construction of neural networks.”Have you ever observed the underside of a scab?  Be thankful for small wonders like these.  Scabs may look gross and ugly for awhile, but they are designed to heal.  Underneath, precision operations are taking place to heal the wound and build new skin to make it like new.  If every scratch and wound we got from childhood onward left permanent scars on our skin, we would be an awful sight by now.  Fortunately, most small wounds are healed so completely we completely forget about the momentary afflictions.No wonder scientists are imitating living technology.  These are but a few of dozens of ongoing projects that began with inspiration for the intelligent design in nature.  Even though one of the articles assumed billions of years, none of them had any use for evolution.  Intelligent design is guiding science into the information age.last_img read more

IMF experts to help Zimbabwe

first_img19 May 2009 The IMF’s visit is seen as a sign of thawing relations between global money lending institutions and Zimbabwe, where a coalition government between President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has been in place for almost three months. This includes tax policy and administration, payments systems, lender-of-last-resort operations and banking supervision, as well as central banking governance and accounting. “Shortly thereafter, two teams of experts from the IMF fiscal affairs department will provide technical assistance in the areas of tax policy and tax administration,” the IMF said, adding that its staff members were looking forward to working with the authorities in providing technical assistance in the targeted areas. A team of International Monetary Fund (IMF) experts are in Zimbabwe to help the country start fixing its troubled public finances. IMF officials are due to meet Zimbabwe Finance Minister Tendai Biti and central bank Governor Gideon Gono this week. The mission comes weeks after the IMF board announced the lifting of a ban on technical support to Zimbabwe in the above targeted areas. ‘Thawing relations’ The IMF team, led by Erik Oppers and comprising Mike Andrews, Warren Coats, Kristian Kjeldsen and Kenneth Sullivan, will provide technical assistance in various areas, the IMF in a statement this week. Technical assistance The IMF cut off financial support to Zimbabwe about a decade ago over differences with Mugabe over fiscal policy issues and other governance issues. The mission is expected to end on 29 May. Source: BuaNews-Xinhualast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, September 7, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are making very few changes to the forecast this morning and are pretty much locked into some significant rains across the state this weekend as the remains of tropical system Gordon work through while interacting with a stalled frontal boundary. However, before we get there, scattered showers and thunderstorms will be in over the state today. Today’s action may fill in some of the holes that developed in yesterday’s coverage, but we still are really only looking at 60% coverage through the day today.Moderate to heavy rain and thunderstorm action moves in for tomorrow afternoon, but really our best rains will be from tomorrow night through Sunday and a early Monday.  Rain totals across the state can have a wide range, and models are all over. WE think the best look at it here give out last update ahead of the weekend is for a large part of the state to see at least 1-4 inches. Then, we can see a much smaller percentage of the state getting 4-6 inches or more. Coverage of rain in the state will be 100%. However, the most intense rains will be limited to about 20%. WE think the heaviest rains will be anywhere from the I-70 corridor up to the US 30 corridor, and then banding out from there. Realistically, anything over 2-3 inches will be too much from this one event…so it’s just adding insult to injury from there. Rain potential through Monday morning is shown at right, but remember…this is guidance only…not an exact location by location narrative the specific rain totals you will see.Rain does look to end a little sooner on Monday morning we may see dry air in already over western Ohio while showers and thunderstorms are still trying to exit the east. That dryness expands east through the day Monday, and should lead to a mostly dry Tuesday as well.Scattered showers are back for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We only see coverage at 30-40% on any of those individual days, but combined we are closer to 60% coverage for the 3-day period. Rain totals combined will be under half an inch.Finally, a nice, extended dry period comes in for next weekend (Saturday and Sunday on through Monday and now Tuesday (the 18th). Temps will be climbing for the period and we should see excellent drying conditions which will be needed. Rains are still on the way for the 19th, but that system continues to look rather minor and we are putting rain totals at half an inch or less with coverage at 70%. We still think this event could weaken further.Back to dry weather for the 20th, 21st and early the 22nd. Then we see a small-scale batch of disturbed weather coming in from the NW for the afternoon of the 22nd into the 23rd. Rains could give a few hundredths to half an inch max.Temps the next few days while the rains are falling will be cooler. Then behind the heavy rains temps start to rebound early next week and will continue to climb to above normal levels of the rest of the forecast window.last_img read more

Poll: AOL Reveals New Branding, Love it or Loathe It?

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts sarah perez Tags:#AOL#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Late last night, AOL revealed a sneak peek at their new branding campaign for their soon-to-be standalone content-focused business. The rebranding effort will officially launch on December 10th when AOL begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange as a separate company from Time Warner, its current owner. The new logos – yes, there are more than one – feature a lowercase “aol” on top of various colorful images that range from an orange goldfish to a green scribble. The odd designs are definitely different than AOL’s “running man” or “triangle with swoosh” logos of years past – logos that became synonymous with the service that a large part of America once used to go online. But are the new logos any good? Or do they look more like the joke that AOL hopes it’s not becoming?In order for AOL to survive, they’ve had to focus on becoming a content business instead of an internet provider and that’s exactly what the new branding is designed to reflect. Gone are the all-capital letters (“AOL”) which remind people of what they stand for (“American Online”). Now, there’s an uppercase “A” followed by lowercase letters and a period. This is meant to remind people that “there’s always something behind AOL,” says CEO Tim Armstrong in an interview with PaidContent. “The AOL brand is composed of many different things. The nomenclature of the dot is what comes after the dot.” In other words, AOL no longer stands alone. It’s Aol.music, Aol.Mapquest, Aol.Shopping, etc.The new logos are just a preview of AOL’s revamped look and are meant to replace AOL’s swoosh triangle for good. The AOL “running man,” however, will stick around the brand in some form, although the company isn’t saying exactly where he will show up. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… But the updated logos are a little off-putting to some. Noted technology blogger Om Malik of GigaOM posted his gut reaction Sunday night, calling them out as “lame,” “ambiguous at best,” and “as sexy as the obese, shapeless humans living on Axiom, the flagship of the BnL fleet in Pixar movie WALL-E.” Ouch!But it’s easy to see where he’s coming from. After all, some of the logos look more like the sorts of doodles you would find gracing high-schoolers’ notebooks – like the hand doing the “sign of the horns” hand gesture. Really. “Rock on!,” shouts the logo, but it reminds us more of a middle-aged heavy metal fan reminiscing about their youth than the young, hip company AOL desperately hopes to become. Then there is the pink glob. The best way to describe this logo is a fluffy wad of bubble gum. A green scribble looks like someone had trouble getting their ballpoint ink pen going and a generic blue swirl seems to signify nothing but a lack of imagination. What content sites are these logos even associated with? Your guess is as good as ours. CNET calls the goldfish logo “cute” (sarcastically?), but AOL isn’t trying to build the next LOLcats empire, so maybe they should have forgone “cute” for something a little more meaningful and modern. But that’s just our opinion. What’s yours? Let us know in the poll below. last_img read more

Top-ranked Dustin Johnson misses cut at Memorial

first_imgLATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. If there’s a bright side for Johnson — who followed a birdie-free 6-over 78 with a 74 on Friday — it is that he’ll have more time to prepare to defend his U.S. Open title in two weeks. First, though, he’ll go home to Florida for the birth of his second child.Johnson was tied for 97th at 8 over.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It felt like if something could go bad, it went bad,” Johnson said. “It was one thing after the other.”Phil Mickelson, who played with Johnson, said no one should doubt that Johnson will be back competing on the weekend as a string of majors begins with the Open on June 15. That was out of character. The 32-year-old Johnson has won three times — Genesis Open, WGC-Mexico Championship and WGC-Dell Match Play — and has four other top-10 finishes this season, including a runner-up finish in Abu Dhabi on the European Tour. He missed the cut in January at Torrey Pines.His previous worst score this year was a second-round 75 at the Wells Fargo Championship last month, his first tournament after missing the Masters because of a back injury suffered when he fell on stairs. In his last two outings, he tied for 12th and 13th.Next he’ll get ready to head to Wisconsin to see if he can be the first player since Curtis Strange in 1989 to win back-to-back U.S. Opens.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img AP Source: Bosh, Miami Heat reach agreement to part ways Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games View comments Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV “He had one or two bad holes. He had a bunch of things just not go his way,” said Mickelson, who was 4 under. “When you watch him play, it’s noticeable how much better he’s gotten over the years and how good he is.”Things definitely didn’t go Johnson’s way at Muirfield Village.His forgettable first round included a triple bogey on the par-3 16th after he hit his first shot in the water, and a double bogey on the sixth hole when he three-putted from 4 feet.It was the first time in four years he failed to make a birdie in a round.Johnson started with a bogey Friday and had two birdies before making the turn. On the seventh hole, he hit his second shot 227 yards to 6 feet but lipped out the eagle putt and settled for a birdie. He had three bogeys on the back nine.ADVERTISEMENT BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds MOST READ Dustin Johnson tees off on the fifth hole during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament, Friday, June 2, 2017, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)DUBLIN, Ohio — The No. 1 player in the world will have a rare weekend off.Dustin Johnson was unable to overcome a bad opening round at the Memorial and missed a cut for the second time this year.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

10 months agoAC Milan president Scaroni: Paqueta deal proof of Elliott commitment

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan president Scaroni: Paqueta deal proof of Elliott commitmentby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan president Paolo Scaroni says their deal for Lucas Paqueta is proof of owner Elliott Management’s commitment.The Rossoneri paid €35m plus up to €10m in bonuses to Flamengo for the attacker.“This signing confirms the intentions of Elliott to bring Milan back to the top,” said Scaroni in the presentation Press conference.“This move does not mean Milan don’t have a clear strategy of following Financial Fair Play rules, as it fits well within it and we consider it a transfer that takes us towards where we want to go.”Director Leonardo was trusted with identifying the talent from Brazil and bringing him to San Siro.“Although these are early days, he played a very important part in the Flamengo side that finished second in their division. We have a project that we want to put in place and he has everything required, both as a player and a man, to help us achieve this. He can above all really improve a great deal.“I think he can bring more joy, creativity and a Brazilian approach to Milan. We’re not comparing him to Kaka, but clearly in the past Milan were in a different situation and had been winning for some years. We’ve just had a change of ownership, are a team under construction and Paquetá is part of a project going forward that must be given time to grow.“Above all, his arrival proves we want an attack-minded and creative Milan side that is truly positive when on the ball. He has the characteristics we want to see in this Milan team.” last_img read more

The 64 Most Annoying People In Sports Media: Final Four

first_imgBracket of the most annoying people in sports media.…and then there were four. The past few weeks, we’ve given you the people the opportunity to voice your opinion on the most annoying people in sports media. We’re just a few days from learning who’s going to take home the crown. Stephen A. Smith, Jemele Hill, Skip Bayless and Jim Rome are the four left standing heading into the final week. We’re just two results away from an all-First Take final. Woof.What did we learn this past week?Ohio State fans weren’t enough to push Mark May past Stephen A. Smith.Jemele Hill is on – her words – a “George Mason like run” heading into the Final Four.Skip Bayless appears unbeatable.Jim Rome is the most underseeded person in the history of dumb pop culture brackets.Voting is now closed on the Elite Eight. You can view the results from the first round here, the second round here, the Sweet 16 here and the Elite Eight here. Let’s vote on the Final Four.The 64 Most Annoying People In Sports Media: Final FourMost Annoying Final FourVote On The Final Four Here1. Stephen A. Smith vs. 11. Jemele HillStephen A. Smith vs. Jemele HillA classic David vs. Goliath battle. Hill’s run has been surprising, but an upset here would be Syracuse-down-15-and-still-beats-Virginia level. Can she pull it off? More Annoying: Stephen A. Smith or Jemele Hill?1. Skip Bayless vs. 16. Jim RomeSkip vsProps to Jim Rome for proving us wrong – he really is still one of the most annoying out there. But we think his run ends here. It has to, right? More Annoying: Skip Bayless or Jim Rome?More: Who Will Be The Next Katherine Webb?last_img read more