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IPL: Jofra Archer named Most Valuable Player after starring for Rajasthan Royals | Cricket News

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first_imgEngland fast bowler Jofra Archer won the Most Valuable Player award after starring for Rajasthan Royals at the 2020 Indian Premier League; South African quick Kagiso Rabada was leading wicket-taker and KL Rahul was top run-scorer Last Updated: 10/11/20 7:39pm Jofra Archer was won the IPL's Most Valuable Player award for 2020 after taking 20 wickets for Rajasthan Royals
Jofra Archer was won the IPL's Most Valuable Player award for 2020 after taking 20 wickets for Rajasthan Royals

Zondervan, Perkins spark Bombers to rout of Crowe Hawks

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first_imgThursday first contest between the two West Kootenay rivals was close through one quarter before a suffocating press allowed LVR to score 14 consecutive points to lead 30-16 at the half.Zondervan led all scorers with 17 points while Perkins added 16.Shannon Oosthoyen had nine while Christina Champlin had eight.Jennifer Chung led the Hawks with 10 points while Gina Oostlander had nine.The Bombers opened the season going 1-2 at a tournament in Agassiz before getting beaten by Pen Hi. Ali Zondervan and Naomi Perkins combined for 33 points to lead the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a convincing 74-34 victory over the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail in West Kootenay High School Girl’s Basketball action Thursday night at the Hangar in Nelson.The win was the second of the season for the Bombers and made up for a loss during the weekend to AAA power Pen-Hi Lakers of Penticton.last_img read more

SAN FELIPE STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY MARCH 12, 2016

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first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES MIKE SMITH, DANZING CANDY, WINNER: “He warmed up great, he was on his toes. Our game plan was to put him on the lead unless he didn’t jump out of there well. We didn’t want to experiment. We wanted to play our hand, right off the bat. Let’s go to the lead and if they want to go with us, we’ll be probably be going too fast and if that’s the case, that’s the case. We were going to worry about it next time.“We did it. I left there very aggressive and he didn’t get away with anything. If you go twenty-two on this track today, you’re smokin’. And for him to hold off the caliber of horses he held off, was very impressive.“In the mornings we’ve been schooling with him and it doesn’t seem to be bothering him at all. I was pretty impressed with the caliber he showed today and the numbers that he put up. He’s flashy in the afternoon. He’s so easy on himself in the mornings and that’s a good thing. If he was a bit too aggressive in the morning it would probably take its toll on him.“He’s a big horse. He’s still carrying a lot of flesh on him. There’s room to trim him down as we get closer to the Derby and we’re doing it little by little. He’s handling everything. He’s a big, beautiful horse and he’ll start tucking up as we get closer.“We don’t do much with him. There’s room to tighten those screws, tighten him up.”             KEITH DESORMEAUX, EXAGGERATOR, THIRD: “He ran nice and steady. They were quick the first part of the race. He was sitting chilly and relaxed. I loved the way it set up, but he didn’t finish. I would like to think he’ll move forward off of this. He might be maxing out at a mile, too. That’s what’s going through my mind right now. But we’ll stay here for the Santa Anita Derby, try them again and try and prove me wrong.” NOTES: The winning owners are Ted Aroney (Halo Farms) of Carlsbad and Jim and Diane Bashor of La Jolla. The victory was worth 50 Kentucky Derby qualifying points. Second was worth 20; third, 10; and fourth, five. 2/2/2/2 TRAINER QUOTES             BOB BAFFERT, MOR SPIRIT, SECOND: “He ran well. The horse that won is a pretty good horse. I wanted to run first, second or third. He’s coming on. A mile and an eighth will be more to his liking, but he got a lot out of it today. I’m happy with the way he went and we’re learning more about him. He’ll stay here for the Santa Anita Derby.”center_img -more- CLIFFORD SISE JR., DANZING CANDY, WINNER: “I expected him to be on the lead. We didn’t want to experiment in this race. Mike (Smith) just said, ‘I’ll let him come out the first few jumps and if he’s there, he’s there. If somebody sends, he’ll sit second.“He left much better today. He’s good now. We’ll stay for the Santa Anita Derby ($1 million, Grade I, 11/8 miles April 9). He’s three for three on this track. Why would we change now? I don’t see any reason to, but you never know. You’ve got to leave that up to the owners.” TED ARONEY, PART-OWNER, DANZING CANDY, WINNER: “I won’t make reservations (for the Kentucky Derby May 7) until the last minute! I had Hear the Ghost back in 2013. He won the San Felipe and was the favorite going into the Santa Anita Derby. I made my reservations too early and then we didn’t run (due to a minor knee injury) and they wouldn’t give me my money back! I made my mind up that I won’t be making any reservations this year!“I’m so excited with the way he ran today. I was disappointed after his first race but then his second and third race showed us how game he is. He gets to the lead and he’s so game. The whole thing today was not to experiment. If you have a speed horse you don’t want to experiment now. He’s got a front-running style that we didn’t want to experiment with and Mike bought into that. If we want to, we’ll leave that for later.” GARY STEVENS, MOR SPIRIT, SECOND: “I’m super happy, because he was way too keen in the early part of the race – he was really fresh, hasn’t run for a while. He was super sharp. As I was coming into the lane, I knew I wasn’t going to catch the winner, but I knew we had to get some (Kentucky Derby) points here. I like where we’re sitting for the Santa Anita Derby. I lost a battle today, but I like our position. Bob (Baffert) was happy, so I’m happy. We got a lot out of today’s race. He’ll settle a little better for me in the Santa Anita Derby.” -30-last_img read more

Who will the Raiders play in 2019 preseason and where?

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first_imgThe Raiders announced their 2019 preseason schedule Tuesday morning, and it includes one nationally televised game and a matchup at an undetermined neutral site.The Raiders begin the preseason hosting the defending Super Bowl runner-up Los Angeles Rams at the Oakland Coliseum before visiting the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. PST on ESPN. The Cardinals own the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and that matchup could pit the Raiders against rookie quarterback Kyler Murray if …last_img read more

Science school comes to Mvezo

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first_imgMusa Mkalipi Siemens at the soil turning of the Mandela School of Science and Technology The Mandela School of Science and Technology will officially open in 2014 Noxolo Xiviet, premier of the Eastern Cape; Nkosi (Chief) Zwelivelile Mandela, head of the Mvezo Traditional Council and Rita Nkuhlu, Siemens executive director and project lead.(Images: Siemens)   MEDIA CONTACTS • Loyiso Pulumani  Education: media liaison officer  +27 83 275 0675   RELATED ARTICLES • Cross-continental collaboration kicks off • State targets youth unemployment • Obami opens up the classroom • Maths,science teaching gets boostA school in Mvezo, the small Eastern Cape village where Nelson Mandela was born, on the banks of the Mbashe River, is the place chosen by Siemens, the global electronics company, to sponsor a school.Mandela School of Science and Technology, a joint initiative between the company, the Mvezo Development Trust, and the Mvezo Traditional Council, will provide secondary education and training in science and technology. It will consist of three double storey buildings that will include a library, a computer room, a recreation hall, and a resource centre. All students interested in studying mathematics, technical and commercial subjects will be welcome to apply.“It is a huge boost for education in the Eastern Cape. It is also encouragement that indeed social investments by entities have a huge impact on the improvement of education in the Eastern Cape,” said Loyiso Pulumani, the media liaison officer for the Department of Education, Eastern Cape. It was common knowledge, he said, that the country “continues to have challenges of infrastructure, especially in Transkei”.The school will be built using environment-friendly technologies. Solar panels will be used for power and the building will have energy efficient lighting. There will be boarding facilities for pupils.During a site visit to the school in April, Eastern Cape Premier Noxolo Xiviet welcomed the project. According to the provincial education department, the matric pass rate was a low 40% in the 1990s but improved to 68.3% in 2005. Although there has been a significant change, much more can be done.Dedication from the government and teachers should be the main priority to improve the quality of education in rural areas such as Mvezo. The Mandela School of Science and Technology is one step towards this, and its primary objective is to provide much-needed skills and development opportunities to Mvezo. “It is a highlight for us as a province and as a department because it supplements the billions of rands that we are already ploughing into the development of our schools,” said Pulumani.Students will undertake programmes that will help strengthen their technological skills. The school will also offer employment to the local community, such as in maintenance. It is expected to be ready for teaching at the start of the academic year in 2014.Poverty and educationPoverty is one of the biggest challenges facing South Africa, and it has a huge impact on many children. The government feeding scheme is helpful, but it only consists of one meal a day, which is not enough to feed all children properly.Schools also lack facilities such for proper sanitation. Unicef, the UN Children’s Fund, estimates that about 27% of public schools have no running water, 78% are without libraries, and 78% have no computers. Other pertinent issues are the lack of academic resources for poor children, and parental participation – parents’ participation in their children’s schooling is important for successful education, as it is believed to improve academic skills and enhance children’s social and interpersonal relations.Teacher skillsThe World Economic Forum recently ranked South Africa last in the quality of its science and maths education. Training or lack thereof of its teachers is a major factor in poor education levels. A study done by the independent non-profit organisation, Jet Education, showed that in 2011, only 53% of Grade 4 teachers answered a Grade 6 simple maths question correctly. Its study was done in 268 schools in eight provinces, excluding Gauteng.The poor performance of teachers is a major reason for the underperformance of many students, according to Open Equal, a supplier of news, resources, networking opportunities and training for teachers around the world. According to the education department for example, in KwaZulu-Natal, more than a quarter of science teachers were under-qualified to teach the subject.Research done by Servaas van der Berg and Nicholas Spaull, from the department of economics at the University of Stellenbosch, indicated that rural South African schools performed worse than those from other low income African countries. When ranked by the performance of the poorest, South Africa came 14th out of the 15 sub-Saharan countries for reading and 12th for maths.The way forwardThe university’s economics department drew up a number of factors to be considered to improve the quality of education, from a report for the National Planning Commission 2011:Developing capacity within the teaching forceTo achieve the best results, South Africa needs an institutional structure encompassing teacher pay, bursary programmes and promoting good teaching that attracts the best teachers.School management for institutional leadershipSchools need to select teachers together with management to fulfil roles as leaders of curricula. This is to ensure that students have a learning environment that is conducive.The use of technology in classrooms will help to develop and improve pupils’ literacy and numeracy skills. The Department of Basic Education has also come up with ways to improve pupil achievement by 2014 by means of the Annual National Assessments. These tests will verify that every child in every school is developing academically in his or her specific grade.Regarding higher education, Minister Blade Nzimande said that the department came up with a strategy to improve the quality of teaching in the further education and training (FET) sector. It included short term interventions such as appointing qualified chartered accountants as chief financial officers at 43 of the 50 FET colleges. The government has also committed itself to establishing three new universities that will help expand educational capacity in South Africa.last_img read more

Watch for soybean diseases after big rains

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I looked at the soybean prices on Sunday – all were still less than $10/Bushel.  This price combined with yield losses due to late planting, extra expenses for additional late weed control, and flood injury really put the kibosh on all but the most guaranteed return on investment for the remainder of 2015.  Here are a few guidelines, results from our studies in Ohio that point to the best return on investment.Foliar pathogens have the most impact on soybeans at the later growth stages (R3 to R6) by reducing the photosynthetic area of the leaves that contribute to pod development and seed growth (http://www.oardc.osu.edu/soyrust/2007edition/10-SoybeanGrowthandDevelopment.pdf).  Soybeans also have an uncanny ability to compensate for missing neighbors.  The profitability measure for the 2015 season will be to scout for the occurrence of diseases after flowering R3 and choose the best fungicide if necessary.Septoria brown spot.  This is a lower canopy disease, which surprisingly, we have not been getting too many reports of this year.  Where we are, it is from fields that are planted into continuous soybean and have heavy residue.  Even in these situations, the yield loss for this is still on average 2 to 3 bu/A.Frogeye leaf spot.  This disease we are monitoring, not only because there are a few highly susceptible varieties but also because there are reports from Illinois, Indiana, and up and down the Mississippi of populations that are no longer managed by the strobilurin class of fungicides.  If you see it, please send this to the lab ASAP, so we can run some tests.  We have seen yield differences with low levels of disease (5 to 12% leaf area affected) of 5 to 10 bu/Acre.  This is the one to keep an eye out for but the timing for sprays is between R3 and early R4.Sclerotinia stem rot or white mold.  For those fields with a long history of this disease, this can cause problems when we have cool nights (a.k.a no air conditioning turned on in your house) and heavy dews.  We have started our scouting for this pathogen as fields begin to get closer to flowering.  However, for those historic areas where white mold is always present AND a susceptible to moderately susceptible variety was planted, a fungicide may be necessary this year.  The key is the timing, and coverage of the fungicide in the field.  The target area is the lower part of the stem.Approach – we have measured significant reductions in white mold when we applied this fungicide at Western branch right before flowering followed by a second application 10 days later.Endura – we have measured significant reductions in white mold with this fungicide with one application timing (R1 – a few plants are beginning to flower in the field).Phoenix and Cadet Herbicides – both have reduced the incidence of white mold in trials in northeast Ohio.  If you are also going after weed escapes, this may also be a tool to consider.Topsin M – this has been the stand by white mold fungicide, but for the past 3 years, we have not been able to measure reductions in disease.Some cautions, we have not been able to reduce white mold with a fungicide nor with a herbicide if the field is planted to a highly susceptible variety and the crop is in full flower and infections have already occurred.  These materials mainly work as protectants and have to be on the plant at those lower nodes to protect it prior to the arrival of the pathogen.In summary, for foliar pathogens there is time to let the plants recover and take a look later in the growing season to determine if the pathogens are present.  This is the year to focus those scouting efforts on highly susceptible varieties.  For historic white mold areas, this will be another year to implement measures on those highly to moderately susceptible varieties.last_img read more

Mavs owner Mark Cuban fined $600,000 for tanking comments

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first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH FILE – In this Dec. 14, 2015, file photo, Dallas Mavericks team owner Mark Cuban shouts in the direction of an official during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, in Dallas. The Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women. Cuban told the magazine that the team was establishing a hotline for counseling and support services for past and current employees. He is mandating sensitivity training for all employees, himself included. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)DALLAS — The NBA fined outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600,000 on Wednesday for comments about tanking during a podcast with Hall of Famer Julius Erving.Commissioner Adam Silver said the fine was for “public statements detrimental to the NBA.” The league said the podcast with Erving was posted Sunday, the day the All-Star game was played in Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENT After trading veteran guard Devin Harris to Denver at the deadline this season, Dallas (18-40) is tied for the fewest wins in the NBA and among seven teams with 18 or 19 victories at the All-Star break.The latest fine surpasses the $500,000 Cuban was docked in 2002 for criticizing former director of officials Ed Rush, saying he wouldn’t hire Rush to manage a Dairy Queen. Cuban has been fined more than $2 million, a lot of it for criticizing refs.“I earned it,” Cuban told The Associated Press when asked about the latest fine. “I got excited talking to Dr. J and said something I shouldn’t have.”The fine came a day after Cuban’s franchise was accused of having a hostile workplace for women in a Sports Illustrated report that detailed allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery.Cuban said he was embarrassed by the allegations and vowed to improve the club’s work environment. He is hiring outside counsel to investigate the claims and requiring everyone to undergo sensitivity training, including himself. The NBA has said it will monitor the investigation closely.ADVERTISEMENT Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Read Next The team fired website reporter Earl Sneed, who was twice accused of domestic assault while working for the team. Sneed pleaded guilty over the first incident, and the charge was dismissed after he met conditions of the plea agreement. Cuban told ESPN it was a mistake not to fire Sneed earlier. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:20US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony01:29Police 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 Cuban said during the 30-minute interview that he met recently with some of his players and told them “losing is our best option.” Cuban was trying to illustrate to Erving how he believes he is a transparent owner.“I’m probably not supposed to say this, but I just had dinner with a bunch of our guys the other night,” Cuban said. “And here we are. We weren’t competing for the playoffs. I was like, ‘Look, losing is our best option.’FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Adam would hate to be hearing that. But at least I sat down and I explained it to them. And I explained what our plans are going to be this summer, that we’re not going to tank again. This is like a year and a half of tanking. That was too brutal for me.”The Mavericks dumped veterans Deron Williams and Andrew Bogut around the trading deadline last season and had their highest draft pick (No. 9) since ending up with Dirk Nowitzki from that spot in 1998. They drafted rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr., one of the league’s rising stars. Curiosity, hope and big crowds follow Tiger Woods Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LATEST STORIES Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments AFP official booed out of forum LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more