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BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly confirms Women’s IPL

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first_imgImage Courtesy: BCCI/Gulf NewsAdvertisement cxkiNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7cjajWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E79z8( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) c2ivWould you ever consider trying this?😱1wvCan your students do this? 🌚ba9Roller skating! Powered by Firework All the rumours and guesswork going on around regarding Women’s IPL is now over, as BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has confirmed today that the much awaited tournament will be taking place. The four team tournament, also knows as the Women’s T20 Challenge and the Challenger series, will be having its third season this year. The camps are also confirmed to be set up by November.Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCI/Gulf NewsBack in February, the Women’s T20 Challenge was confirmed to feature four teams this year. After months of uncertainty amidst the novel Coronavirus pandemic in India, the tournament’s decision comes on the heels of the men’s IPL confirmation.2020 Women’s T20 Challenge: Sourav Ganguly confirms Women’s IPL is ‘very much on’The Women’s tournament will be scheduled in accordance to the men’s IPL 2020, which will take place in UAE between 19th September and 10th November. The confirmation came from Sourav Ganguly himself, before the commencement of the IPL Governing Council meeting on Sunday.Advertisement “I can confirm to you that the women’s IPL is very much on and we do have a plan in place for the national team also,” Ganguly spoke to PTI prior to the GC meeting.ALSO READ: UAE cricket board aiming to fill 30-50% of the stadiums during IPLAdvertisement The surge of COVID-19 cases in India was the main factor for the men’s IPL to be shifted to the United Arab Emirates, second time the tournament saw an abroad venue since the 2009 edition in South Africa. It was also the factor behind the delay in confirmation of the  Challenger series, which saw its last two editions hosted in India.Image Courtesy: Sportzpics“We couldn’t have exposed any of our cricketers — be it male or female to health risk,” Dada continued, “It would have been dangerous. The NCA also remained shut because of COVID-19.”Although, the former Men in Blue captain said there are intentions to set up a camp for the women cricketers.“But we have a plan in place and we will have a camp for women, I can tell you that.” Ganguly added.While the BCCI prez did not confirm any possible dates for the Challenger series, internal sources confirmed that the tournament will likely be held between 1st to 10th November, similar to how the previous editions have taken place during Playoff and Finals week of men’s IPLs. However, the venues have not been revealed yet.The 2020 Women’s T20 Challenge will feature four teams. The two time champions Supernovas team, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, and the Trailblazers, captained by Smriti Mandhana will join up with former Women in Blue skipper Mithali Raj’s team Velocity from 2019, and one yet to be named fourth team included this year.The Supernovas are the two time champions of Women’s T20 Challenge. (Image Courtesy: IPL)If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also, follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comRoger Binny raises doubts over MS Dhoni’s current ability and fitness150 Day Wait: Badminton players receive green light from the government to train from 5 August Advertisementlast_img read more

SANTA ANITA OFFERS 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $157,053 INTO SATURDAY; FIRST POST TIME FOR NINE-RACE CARD IS AT 12:30 P.M.

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first_imgSANTA ANITA OFFERS 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $157,053 INTO SATURDAY; FIRST POST TIME FOR NINE-RACE CARD IS AT 12:30 P.M.ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2020)–In addition to a pair of graded stakes on a nine-race program, fans will be greeted on Saturday by a carryover of $157,053 in Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot.With a carryover from Sunday of $135,744 to shoot at, $93,072 in new money was wagered today, creating a total pool of $228,816.With no singleton, there were 415 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $119.90.First post time for Saturday’s nine-race card is at 12:30 p.m. with approximate post time for the fourth race, leg one in the Rainbow Six, at 1:58 p.m. PT.The Grade II, $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes, for 3-year-old fillies at one mile, has been carded as Saturday’s fifth race, with the Richard Baltas-trained Venetian Harbor installed as the 2-5 morning line favorite.The Grade III, $100,000 Thunder Road Stakes, for older horses at one mile on turf, will go as race seven, with Simon Callaghan’s True Valour pegged as the 7-2 early favorite in a wide-open field of 10.Santa Anita’s admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Tanduay has Batangas in mind even after record win

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first_imgPlayoff positioning will be the biggest thing going in the minds of Batangas and Tanduay when the two teams part ways on Thursday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ranking tourney Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Chongson, however, argued that the only statistic he was mindful of is the wins, the losses, and especially the championships.“I can’t worry about stuff like that,” he said after the Rhum Masters shattered the record for most points scored and biggest winning margin. “The only record I’m after is the championship.”Batangas coach Eric Gonzales acknowledges that his side is coming in as underdogs in the tiff.“Honestly, we still lack experience compared with the Tanduay players,” he said, as he will bank on his leaders Joseph Sedurifa, Jessie Saitanan, and Cedrick Ablaza.However, the Batangueños are hell-bent on making it to the top six even after their close 70-66 defeat to Cignal HD last week.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission With the two squads currently tied at third place carrying their identical 4-2 slates, a victory is surely going to be a boost in the team’s bid to earn a spot in the quarterfinals.And that fact isn’t lost on Rhum Masters coach Lawrence Chongson, as they seek to stay in the running in the playoffs and, hopefully, a top two spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We’re really focused on the game against Batangas because we want to stay on top,” said the outspoken mentor. “One of us will get dropped because we are tied at three and four in the standings.”Tanduay got the necessary momentum builder it needed via a dominant 141-65 decimation of Zark’s Burgers last Monday, where the team also set two league records in the process behind Jerwin Gaco, Lester Alvarez, and James Martinez. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Tip-off is at 3 p.m., to be followed by the all-important game between Marinerong Pilipino and Racal Motors at 5 p.m.Currently on the outside looking in, Racal (3-3) and Marinero (1-4) are just out for survival as both teams try to stay in the playoff race. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitelast_img read more

Winslow agrees to $39 million, 3-year extension

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first_imgWASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 05: Justise Winslow #20 of the Miami Heat dribbles around John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards during the first half of a preseason NBA game at Capital One Arena on October 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Will Newton/Getty Images/AFPMIAMI — Justise Winslow has agreed to a $39 million, three-year extension with the Miami Heat.A person with direct knowledge of the agreement confirmed the terms to The Associated Press on Friday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Winslow isn’t signing the contract until this weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Later, Winslow confirmed that he would be signing the deal.“I’m just excited,” Winslow said. “I’m invested in this team, in this city. It’s nice to get it done before the season so I can just go out there and play, open mind, open heart. I’m committed to this team and committed to this city.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissWinslow averaged 7.5 points and 5.3 rebounds on 41 percent shooting over his first three seasons, playing mostly as a reserve. He was the No. 10 pick in the 2015 draft out of Duke.The contract means the Heat salary commitments for the 2019-20 season, when Winslow’s extension would begin, are about $135 million for 10 players. Winslow will make $13 million in each of the three seasons of the deal, though the Heat hold the third year at their option. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum UE coach Silva happy to see former wards shine at NU: ‘They will always be family’ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments “We just stayed steady, stayed the course and we got a deal done,” Winslow said.ESPN first reported the sides reached an agreement.Winslow’s 2017-18 season got a boost when the Heat swung a February trade to bring back Dwyane Wade to Miami. Winslow was averaging 6.8 points before the trade; he averaged 9.8 points after Wade returned.“Justise is ready to make another jump,” Wade said earlier this preseason. “I think with him, the big thing is health. When he’s healthy, he’s a big part of this.”Winslow was held out of Miami’s preseason finale against Atlanta on Friday night, with Heat coach Erik Spoelstra making the decision to give him rest. Miami opens the regular season at Orlando on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

Joint Security Storms Abandoned MOD Building

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first_imgIn the wake of the United Nations Mission in Liberia’s (UNMIL) drawdown, a joint security team comprising members of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Liberia National Police (LNP), and Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS) yesterday stormed the Ministry of Defense building in Congo Town, Monrovia, in search of suspected drug addicts. According to security sources, the building’s notoriety has surpassed the much-talked about and densely populated Peace Island community in Congo Town, commonly known as “540.”The Liberians were backed by their outgoing UNMIL counterparts. Several of the suspected addicts arrested in yesterday’s raid were immediately turned over to the LNP for processing and their subsequent hand-over to court, the Daily Observer was informed.Traffic connecting the main road to the Congo Town back road came to a standstill as commuters stood agape witnessing the event.However, according to sources, yesterday’s operations were intended to search, seize and arrest suspected drug addicts and hardened criminals.The exercise, the sources continued, has been carried out in several communities in Monrovia and other commercial districts, and is expected to continue in the coming weeks.Our sources hinted that the operation became a necessity because security forces have observed that the country is gradually becoming a potential haven for transnational drug dealers and traffickers.“The reason is because the country has porous borders that anyone can penetrate without the security noticing.” Prior to yesterday’s search, there had been widespread rumors that the abandoned Defense Ministry structure hosts an unspecified number of drug addicts and hardened criminals.Residents of the surrounding communities told the Daily Observer that until yesterday’s exercise, the building was inhabited by hardcore criminals, who made the area a no-go zone for them.“We have been very afraid to inform security people about the bad conditions around here as most of the suspected criminals over there continue to threaten our homes,” said a gentleman who identified himself as Morton.A female resident disclosed that they had remained silent on the situation owing to the fact that they have to protect their lives and properties from the marauding gangs that terrorize their communities.One resident described the move by the joint security squad as “timely” and urged the government and its partners to sustain the search operations in all parts of Monrovia and extend them across the country. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Corinthians insist they are not interested in Chelsea outcast

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first_imgPiazon has been limited to action for Chelsea’s Under-23 side so far this term and a January departure has been mooted.It had been reported that Corinthians were keen on luring the Sao Paulo-born winger back to his home city when the transfer window opens.But now, according to Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte, the club’s president Andres Sanchez has denied that is the case.Sanchez has recently been in Europe and was photographed alongside Piazon’s agent Kia Joorabchian which only added fuel to the rumours. Latest Chelsea News shining gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won JIBE Chelsea outcast Lucas Piazon is not a target for Corinthians, the Brazilian club’s president has insisted.The 24-year-old has failed to make the grade at Stamford Bridge since arriving in 2012 and has spent time on loan at five different clubs in search if regular first-team football. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? However, during what has been described as an ‘informal chat’ with the Brazilian press, Sanchez categorically denied any interest in Piazon.The former Fulham and Reading loanee is out of contract in the summer. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars tense punished REVEALED center_img REAL DEAL Piazon featured for Chelsea in pre-season, but has not made it into Maurizio Sarri’s first team REVEALED OFF Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea 1 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ targets last_img read more

SAM’S HOME: CATHAL MAC SUIBHNE’S DONEGAL GAA BLOG

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first_imgHE’S kept you up to speed all year on Donegal Daily with his views on Donegal’s matches.Here is his final blog of 2012 from Cathal Mac Suibhne.(It’s a wee bit late this time; but you’ll understand why!) “We have him! Michael Murphy couldn’t have summed it up better.After possibly the most treacherous route taken to win any All-Ireland, Jim McGuinness brought us the title we have craved for so long. The scenes were incredible and the tears and drink have flowed in equal measure since Sunday evening.Many commentators have spoke of the journey the team have taken in such a short space of time and how they’ve come from nowhere to Champions in two years. Jim always believed though. Ireland’s National Library on Kildare Street in Dublin wouldn’t immediately spring to mind as the location for some sort of premonition as to a potential All-Ireland but it was there in late 2009 that I realised what we were missing. Myself and some of my clubmates from Ranelagh Gaels GAA club in Dublin sat in hushed reverence listening to the great manager of the day, Mickey Harte, offering his views on the game and it was fascinating.Listening to Harte, it was obvious that Donegal needed someone like him to turn our fortunes around; we needed someone with that obsession to win, the drive and the belief – we needed a Messiah.Six months later I watched Donegal’s U21s beat Tipperary in Parnell Park to qualify for the All-Ireland Final. It was clear that the players had a belief not often associated with Donegal players; they were so in tune with the game plan they were executing, every man knew his job and they trusted each other and played for their manager.When Michael’s penalty came crashing off that crossbar in Breffni Park in the dying seconds of the final, there was a sense of unfinished business. The Maestro and The Messiah had an All-Ireland to win.I first saw a young Michael in Cusack Park in Mullingar in a qualifier fixture in 2007. I hadn’t seen his Championship debut the previous week, instead listening to Raidio na Gaeltachta’s Seamus Mac Geadaigh describe the action while trying to drown out the noise of Oxegen’s main stage behind me. On that day we struggled to an extra time win in Carrick On Shannon.At the time every team was looking for a Kieran Donaghy type full forward after the Kerry man brought the Kingdom to an All-Ireland the previous year. Michael was only seventeen at the time but had the physical presence and the skill to suggest he could become a star. On Sunday he scored as good a goal as has ever graced an All-Ireland final with a trademark fetch-pivot-bang finish. He has scored so many of those in his career – Cork in the league this year, Derry in last year’s league, for his club in last year’s county final – but it remains a stunning piece of action to witness.It set the tone for a superb individual display from the captain and when Colm McFadden got the second goal soon after, it was hard to see us being beaten.Mayo deserve huge credit for forcing their way back into the game when it looked as if things were heading the direction of their previous finals.An eerie silence descended upon Croke Park for a while after McFadden’s goal, the stadium was packed but both sets of supporters seemed a bit shocked at the way things had unfolded early on. Mayo did get going again and showed they’re a fine side, narrowing the deficit to three by half time. Donegal always seemed to have an extra gear though and whenever they needed a settling score they got it, with the gap never less than three points.Mayo needed a goal but barely got a sniff. The McGee brothers were outstanding, with Eamon playing an hour with a yellow card to his name but showing fantastic discipline and composure, particularly in the second half. With younger sibling Peter also in the squad there’ll be three Celtic crosses adorning the mantelpiece.Mayo on the other hand lacked a bit of those traits and seemed to get too caught up in trying to unsettle Donegal. Cillian O’Connor in particular tried to rough up the elder of the McGees, preventing quick frees, throwing the ball away and then taking a pop shot at Anthony Thompson. These could be described as legitimate tactics in the modern game that are used by many teams but it didn’t seem to do Mayo any favours.Thompson got another box towards the end of the game from Aidan O’Shea but the teak tough Naomh Conaill man soldiered on and he’s another who’s had a hugely impressive year.Jim was as decisive as always on the line, taking off three players in Ryan Bradley, Patrick McBrearty and Leo McLoone who were playing well and making contributions. Jim is never slow to change things and when he felt he needed fresher legs the substitutions arrived. It was one of the side’s veterans who made the biggest impact with Christy Toye producing a fine cameo for the last fifteen minutes.As the final whistle got nearer and the finishing line came into view Donegal naturally retreated and ensured that their goal would not be breached. Paddy McGrath gave another brilliant corner back display and he’s had a super year. Indeed he was excellent all throughout last year too but it’s only now he’s starting to get due recognition from national media.Indeed not getting due recognition doesn’t stop with Paddy. So many pundits and so-called experts derided the team last year and seemed to think that what we produced against Dublin was the endgame in Donegal’s development. They either refused to believe that we were a work in progress or else just didn’t have the foresight to see what McGuinness was building.Mayo moved O’Shea to the edge of the square for a last throw of the dice in the closing stages. Close to the same spot where he unleashed his bullet for the first goal, Michael twice climbed highest to get his hand to the last two air missiles launched in the big Mayo man’s direction.He knew the finishing line and the Holy Grail was close and we needed a man to lead us there. It was fitting end to a man of the match display. Throughout the second half he was constantly giving encouragement to his team-mates, applauding their efforts and demanding more.Sunday was the start of an exciting time for the players and supporters alike. Donegal Town was packed last night and we were treated to Jim on stage with Daniel O’Donnell giving a rousing rendition of Destination Donegal.This week will go quickly for the players as they go a whistle stop tour of the county. It’s the weeks after that when they get a chance to properly reflect on their achievement that the satisfaction will really hit home.There are so many little aspects that we can look forward to that come with being All-Ireland Champions. Finding out who will we face first in defending our Ulster and All-Ireland crowns; how many All-Stars will we get? Which of our players will land the Footballer of the Year gong?There are also novel occasions like the team receiving a guard of honour in their opening games of 2013. The All-Ireland Final DVD will fill manys a stocking this Christmas around the county. Sam will be present at club functions and schools over the next few months as he gets reacquainted with places he hasn’t seen in two decades.The year started off with a McKenna Cup game against Jordanstown in O’Donnell Park and its interesting now to read back on all the early season reports knowing that it all ends up with Michael climbing the steps of the Hogan Stand to lift Sam.This could happen again in twelve months time, it could be twelve years time, who knows; so this is a time to be cherished – hold your head high, stick your chest out.We’re the best team in the land – soak it up, breathe it in. Donegal are All-Ireland Champions, what a thing to be able to say.SAM’S HOME: CATHAL MAC SUIBHNE’S DONEGAL GAA BLOG was last modified: September 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:SAM’S HOME: CATHAL MAC SUIBHNE’S DONEGAL GAA BLOGlast_img read more

Mutanda strikes as Cranes scrap past Bushenyi in Regional tour

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first_imgMutanda (R) celebrates with Michael Birungi (L) after scoring the only goal against Bushenyi Region on Saturday. (PHOTOS/FUFA)Uganda Cranes Regional Tour Bushenyi Region 0-1 Uganda CranesBushenyi Main Grounds, Bushenyi Saturday, 18-05-2019BUSHENYI – The Uganda COSAFA bound Cranes continued their preparations with a slim 1-0 victory over Bushenyi in the Regional Tour.Following a 1-1 draw with the AFCON bound team on Thursday, Abdallah Mubiru’s side ensured they remain unbeaten in their build-up games, with SC Villa striker Bashir Mutanda scoring the only goal of the game played at the Bushenyi Main Grounds in Bushenyi District.Mutanda who had a breathtaking first half of the just concluded StarTimes Uganda Premier League, had just come on for Nelson Ssenkatuka midway through the second half before scoring the all important goal.The assist for the goal was provided by KCCA FC’s Mustapha Kizza. It was the 29 year old’s second assist in three days after doing likewise in the draw against the AFCON side on Thursday.Kizza (L) has provided two assists in as many games.Despite the heavy downpour prior to the match, the turn up was very impressive.After the game, an impressed Abdallah Mubiru sighted the wet conditions for his team’s luck of control in the first half.“It has been a good game in a wonderful environment with a very impressive turn up, noted the Police FC tactician who is helping out as recommended by Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre and FUFA.“We tried to have control of the ball but it took us long to really settle in.“We struggled almost the entire first half trying to get used to the field conditions and get our rhythm which we eventually did in the second half creating many chances which unfortunately were not efficient enough to turn them into goals.Mubiru also noted that the win is important to his team as it boosts the players’ confidence ahead of COSAFA in Durban.“The most important thing we finally got that goal which handed us the victory, continued the former Vipers SC and KCCA FC head coach.“It was very important for us to win as it boosts the players’ morale and confidence as we get closer to the kick-off of the COSAFA championship.Uganda was invited to take part in this year’s COSAFA competition that runs from May 20th to June 6th, as the guest Nation.However, they will not feature in the Group stages but will rather start at the quarter final stage.In the Last 8, the Cranes will take on Lesotho, one of the other five nations that will also not be part of the Groups.To complete the squad which initially had 20 players, some of those (players) from the initial preliminary AFCON Squad will be considered for COSAFA tournament, if they don’t travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).Uganda Cranes XI vs Western Region SelectSaidi Keni (GK), Paul Willa, Mustafa Kiiza, Hassan Musana, John Revita, Nicholas Kasozi, Muzamir Mutyaba (C), Paul Mucureezi, Nelson Senkatuuka, Shafik Kagimu, Allan KayiwaComments Tags: 2019 AFCON2019 COSAFA Cupabdallah mubiruBashir MutandaFUFASebastien DesabretopUganda CranesUganda Cranes Regional Tourlast_img read more

Tyler Beede, six Giants relievers combine to stun the Dodgers in shutout win

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first_imgWith closer Will Smith unavailable due to back tightness and primary set-up man Tony Watson out due to a bruised left wrist, it was Gustave who received a shot to shut the door in his 17th game with the Giants.“Will told me ‘I’m down today’ and he told me, ‘It’s probably you, you’ll be in the game,’ ” Gustave said.After walking A.J. Pollock to open the inning, Gustave put the game on ice by getting Kiké Hernández to roll into a game-ending 5-4-3 double play.“When I was in the minor leagues, all the time I would have trouble with the first hitter,” Gustave said.Abad, a journeyman left-hander who spent the first four-plus months of the year at Triple-A, may have been the bullpen MVP on Saturday. After Coonrod hit Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner with a 98-mile per hour sinker, Abad entered and induced an inning-ending 3-6-3 double play from Cody Bellinger to end the bottom of the eighth.Beede had given up at least three runs in eight consecutive starts, all of which the Giants lost, but the right-hander showed fans why the club has been adamant about keeping him in the starting rotation throughout the second half of the season.Beede allowed seven baserunners in five innings, but never let the Dodgers score as he preserved a shutout with a fantastic pitch to the Dodgers MVP candidate, Bellinger, to end a pressure-packed bottom of the fifth.“That was hopefully a big out for him,” Bochy said. “To get that win, to get one of the best hitters out in the game with what was at stake.”After the Dodgers loaded the bases with two outs, Beede fell behind in the count 2-0 on Bellinger before painting back-to-back fastballs on the outside corner. The Los Angeles right fielder swung and fouled off the first before he sent a routine flyball to left field to end the inning.“I’m happy that I could get out of that situation facing a guy like Bellinger who’s so talented,” Beede said. “A lot of respect for him, but yeah that situation, just going right after him was the plan.”In his best performance since throwing eight shutout innings against the Mets on July 19, Beede proved he has an ability to go head-to-head and thrive against the toughest lineup in the National League. Anyone suggesting Beede’s performance was a fluke would be wrong, too, considering he threw six innings of one-run ball at Dodger Stadium to earn his first MLB victory on June 17.“Beede threw great, that’s the best his curveball has been in a long time,” Vogt said.The pitcher who followed Beede, Anderson, also enjoyed a strong outing as Anderson struck out two of the three Dodgers hitters he faced in the bottom of the sixth inning. Anderson topped out at 96.1 miles per hour with his fastball and picked up six swings and misses on 16 pitches.Anderson was a college closer at the University of Florida before transitioning into a starter role in the minor leagues, but after losing his spot in the Giants’ rotation this season, it’s possible Anderson has a more promising future as a reliever.“Anderson was special tonight,” Vogt said. “That was a glimpse of something pretty special.”Three of the first four Giants to come to the plate on Saturday reached against rookie starter Tony Gonsolin as the Dodgers rookie surrendered a leadoff bloop single to Mike Yastrzemski, a walk to Evan Longoria and a line drive single to Vogt.Pillar put the team on the board with a slow groundout to the left side of the infield that scored Yastrzemski, but that was the only run the club scored against Gonsolin.Pillar’s RBI groundout helped him become the first Giants player since 2016 (Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford, Buster Posey) to record 80 RBI in a single season. A year after Andrew McCutchen led the club with 55 RBI, Pillar has a chance to become the first Giants batter with 90 RBI since Posey drove in 95 in 2015. The only run the Giants scored came on a routine RBI groundout from center fielder Kevin Pillar in the top of the first, but it was all they needed to hold off their rivals.Beede opened the night with five shutout innings before Giants manager Bruce Bochy began parading relievers from the visitor’s bullpen beyond the right field fence to the Dodger Stadium mound.The Giants used seven different pitchers including five rookies and held the Dodgers to just four hits in a performance that moved Bochy within five wins of 2,000 for his career.Relievers Shaun Anderson, Tyler Rogers, Andrew Suárez, Sam Coonrod and Fernando Abad combined to hold the Dodgers scoreless in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings before rookie Jandel Gustave took the mound to try and earn his first career save.“What those kids did, they just handled themselves so well,” Bochy said. LOS ANGELES — A sleeping giant? Or sleeping against the Giants?It’s difficult to explain what happened to the Dodgers’ record-setting offense on Saturday night, but when the alarm clock started ringing in the late innings for Los Angeles, no one woke up.The Dodgers average more than 5.5 runs per game and have already set a new National League standard with 253 home runs this season, but a Giants pitching staff led by starter Tyler Beede tossed a stunning shutout in a 1-0 series-clinching win.“It was one of the most fun games I’ve ever caught,” Stephen Vogt said.last_img read more

Kaptivo’s Innovative Solution for Digital Whiteboard Collaboration Receives $6 Million in Funding to Expand Globally

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first_imgBrad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Whiteboards, also known as marker boards and dry-erase boards, have been used for decades as a learning and brainstorming platform. These glossy whiteboards have been a fixture in many work environments, especially in meeting rooms where teams or staff must work on a problem, share ideas, and collaborate.Now, carry that platform forward to the digital age, when more companies and startups are working with a virtual team. While the whiteboard still works for those who do physically come to offices each day and need to collaborate in person, what about all those virtual meetings and communication via instant messaging? Additionally, with the expansion of online education courses and universities, there’s demand for whiteboards that work in these online classrooms.A New Digital Collaboration Whiteboard ToolThat’s what innovative new companies are now working on. Because of the collaborative ability granted by using whiteboards, it made sense to think that this process could be migrated to the digital environment.Kaptivo is revolutionizing whiteboard collaboration technology to assist companies that have virtual teams who need to work together, no matter where in the world they’re located. Kaptivo is especially useful during video conference calls or remote teaching sessions.Kaptivo offers a camera that sits above a standard whiteboard, allowing it to capture images and live stream content. Plus, it integrates with Slack and Trello.Digital Collaboration Technology Gets FundingAnd the innovative solution now has the backing of numerous investors who believe in what the digital whiteboard technology can do for organizations and enterprises. Kaptivo just completed a $6 million round of financing.Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV), Draper Esprit, and Generation Ventures led the funding. Janice Roberts, partner at Benhamou Global Ventures, provided a number of reasons why her investment firm believed in what Kaptivo has developed. “Kaptivo brings the most used offline collaboration method — the whiteboard — online with a sophisticated, yet frictionless, solution. The team has solved a universal problem, enabling companies to greatly enhance the performance of their global organizations, secure and manage their most important information, and integrate with leading-edge productivity tools.”Along with the acknowledgement that it was a solution for a new pain point for numerous companies, the investors also saw a long-term opportunity and significant return on their investment.Putting the Financing to WorkKaptivo is already empowering numerous companies and assisting a wide range of  educational institutions. The company has deployed more than 2,000 devices globally, expanded its VAR network, and secured major OEM partners.This financing will now help Kaptivo get its digital whiteboard technology into the hands of those who need it most, including the education and enterprise markets. To reach new channels around the world, the company’s funding will be applied toward building strategic partnerships, accelerating product development, and bringing on more talent.In this way, thse accustomed to using whiteboards can still use them in the same way, regardless of where they’re located. Also, those on virtual teams can benefit from the collaborative power of whiteboards.From there, Kaptivo hopes to fulfill its mission to assist as many companies and organizations as possible to effectively collaborate anywhere and leverage the creative and learning processes that develop through using whiteboards. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Related Posts Tags:#whiteboard How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Follow the Puck China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who …last_img read more