Windies at the double – Women, men in T20 World Cup finals

first_img Charles played a blinder, cracking seven fours and two sixes off 36 deliveries, while Russell flaunted his brute strength in belting three fours and four sixes off a mere 20 balls. With the win, West Indies set up a meeting in the final in Kolkata against England, who they beat in their opening game of the preliminaries. Earlier, the in-form Kohli top-scored with an unbeaten 89 as India raced to 192 for two off their 20 overs, after they were sent in. Openers Rohit Sharma (43) and Ajinkya Rahane (40) put on 62 for the first wicket before Kohli arrived to marshal the latter half of the innings. He crunched 11 fours and a six off 47 balls and added 56 for the second wicket with Rahane before dominating an unbroken third-wicket stand of 64 with captain M.S. Dhoni, who was unbeaten on 15. India scored freely in the opening overs with Sharma smashing three fours and three sixes off 31 balls, and Rahane giving support with a 35-ball knock that included two fours. With the Windies in need of a jump-start, Simmons and Charles reignited the innings with superb batting to keep their side in touch with the required run rate. Charles took a couple of boundaries from Bumrah’s next over and then got stuck into off-spinner Ravi Ashwin, taking 13 runs from his second over – the ninth of the innings. He reached his third T20I half-century off 30 balls with a boundary to long-off off medium pacer Hardik Pandya, but departed soon after in the 14th over when he swatted at the first ball of Kohli’s first over and holed out to Rohit running in from long off. MUMBAI, India (CMC): West Indies crushed the hopes of a billion Indians when they produced a magnificent run chase to stun the home side by seven wickets and clinch a place in Sunday’s final of the Twenty20 World Cup. Entering yesterday’s semi-final as the underdogs against tournament favourites India, the Caribbean side silenced the full house at the Wankhede Stadium by overhauling an imposing target of 193 with two balls to spare in a riveting encounter. They were propelled by half-centuries from Lendl Simmons, who carved out an exhilarating, career-best unbeaten 82, and opener Johnson Charles, who belted an aggressive 52, while Andre Russell weighed in with a whirlwind unbeaten 43. Stumbling at 19 for two in the third over after losing key players Chris Gayle (5) and Marlon Samuels (8), West Indies recovered through the trio’s efforts to reach 84 for two at the halfway stage before plundering 112 runs off the last 58 balls of the innings. Requiring eight runs from the final over bowled by part-time medium pacer Virat Kohli, West Indies managed just a run from the first two deliveries, but Russell tugged the third ball to the midwicket boundary before clearing the ropes at wide long-on, to spark celebrations among the visitors. Simmons, who only arrived here from the Caribbean earlier this week to replace the injured Andre Fletcher, faced 51 deliveries and struck seven fours and five sixes. Living a charmed life, he survived three chances to anchor two key partnerships, putting on 97 for the third wicket with Charles before adding a further 80 in an unbroken fourth-wicket stand with Russell. BRUTE STRENGTHlast_img read more

DD LOCAL: MILFORD PREPARING TO CELEBRATE THEIR HERITAGE

first_imgMilford Community Library – Celebrating Our HeritageTo celebrate Heritage Week at Milford Community Library members of Milford Tidy Towns Committee will lead a guided walk around the Milford area on Saturday 17th August.Everyone is welcome to meet at the library at 11am. There will be light refreshments in the library after.From Saturday 17th until the 31st August Milford Library will host an exhibition of “Our Heritage in 10 Items”.We will have on display a selection of 10 items which will trigger memories of times gone by. Everyone is welcome to call in and reminisce.For more information please call us on 0749153927, pick up a heritage week brochure or visit www.donegallibrary.ie www.heritageweek.ie The information contained in this email and in any attachments is confidential and is designed solely for the attention and use of the intended recipient(s).This email may contain information, which is privileged within the meaning of applicable law. If you are not an intended recipient of this email or any part of it you should not use, disclose, copy, distribute or retain this message.If you have received this email in error please notify the sender immediately and delete all copies of this email from your computer system(s).The views expressed in this communication may not necessarily be the views of Donegal County Council.Any attachments have been checked by a virus scanner and appear to be clean. Please ensure that you scan all messages, as Donegal County Council does not accept liability for contamination or damage to your system(s). DD LOCAL: MILFORD PREPARING TO CELEBRATE THEIR HERITAGE was last modified: August 8th, 2013 by John2Share 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:CelebrationCommunityHeritageMilfordnewsNoticesWeeklast_img read more

Video: Bob Myers on Warriors’ 2019 roster, Kevin Durant’s departure, D’Angelo Russell and more

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or videos on a mobile deviceBob Myers, the Golden State Warriors general manager, on Monday confirmed that the team is still finalizing its final two-way contract during a post-practice news conference at the team’s facility in Oakland.“There’s Kevin leaving, processing missing him as a person, what he did for us as an organization. … Great part of our fabric. That’s a loss. You feel that and then, unfortunately, you don’t have a lot …last_img read more

A Case for IPO Optimism

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting There doesn’t seem to be a week that goes by without someone lamenting the sorry state of the venture capital market or our favorite exit ramp: the IPO market. Granted, the overall number of offerings in the past 7 to 8 years has been paltry. Notable individual exceptions are Google (2004), SynchronOSS Technologies (2006) and, more recently, Open Table and SolarWinds (both 2009). But let’s face it: if yours is a venture-backed company, you have had higher odds of being struck by lightening than going public in this first decade of the 21st century.“Why” is the biggest question people ask. Is it too much regulation (Sarbanes-Oxley most notably)? Is it the investment banks? The famed four horsemen (Montgomery Securities; Robertson Stephens; Alex. Brown; and Hambrecht & Quist) rode off into the sunset, never to be seen again. Did too many people get burned by the IPO market in 1999/2000, never to return to buying IPOs? All of these factors must have some bearing on the vibrancy of the IPO market, but they are more about the “ease of getting public,” not the underlying issue that is the real culprit of the dearth of IPOs: we just didn’t have the numbers. The IPO swamp was drained in 1999/2000, and we had to start basically from scratch.If we think of IPO success in a supply/demand context, we can break it down even more granularly:Supply = companies that can successfully complete an IPO,Demand = institutional and retail buyers,Intermediaries = the investment banks that underwrite the offering,Regulations = the rules that govern the whole process.We have had significant “breakage” in all four categories. The regulations are much more onerous and expensive with Sarbanes Oxley and the rules that govern investment bankers who work with analysts. The market share-leading intermediaries for IPOs of the ’80s and ’90s are gone. The bulge-bracket banks are willing take a company public but have thrown in a $25 million per quarter run rate as the bare minimum (have they heard of emerging growth companies?).Those on the demand side of the equation lost money on so many of the prior new issues that they have turned their collective backs on new IPOs. As a result, the demand side dried up these past few years and focused instead on the perceived “risk-free” returns of CDOs, exotic alternatives, and powerful hedging strategies, all of which took risk capital away from emerging growth companies.The supply side, though, is where we have had the most problems. Any company that could go public in the bubble days did go public, regardless of merit. Companies that would have normally been an 2003-, 2004-, or 2005-vintage IPO class went public in that surreal period of 1999/2000 or went out of business because they lost all access to capital, whether public or private. Perhaps no one realized it or we didn’t want to acknowledge it, but building long-term sustainable value takes time, and we have been in rebuilding mode for over 8 years.The IPO market for the second decade of the 21st century will be driven by companies formed after the bubble (i.e. late 2000/2001 and later). Historically, a venture-backed technology startup has required an average of 5 to 7 years to complete an IPO, and more recently that timeline has extended to 7 to 8 years. Mathematically, we are just beginning to enter a period when, collectively, there should be enough companies in the pipeline that conceivably have even a chance of going public.More intermediaries and buyers will most definitely enter the fray for IPOs if the demand side of the equation believes that good money is to be made with this supply wave of new innovative companies. These IPOs in the next few years will have revenue models tied to:The evolving social network economies of Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress,Enterprise customers using Amazon Web Services and cloud computing applications,Breakthrough clean technology processes.None of those aforementioned companies or trends was present in any meaningful way during the last great period of public offerings.So, stay tuned: it’s bound to be a little bumpy along the way, and it will not go from 0 to 60 overnight (the pump has to be primed, as they say). But from our vantage point at the earliest stages of tech financing, some dynamite stuff is coming in the next decade to a public market near you.Guest authors:Phil Black and Jon Callaghan, True Ventures.center_img guest author 1 Tags:#Guest#start Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Will Future Landlords Manage Their Properties Completely Online?

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Related Posts Frank Landman For landlords, the internet provides unrivaled convenience for getting things done without needing to travel, wait around for late clients, or waste gas delivering physical contracts. Thanks to the convenience of internet technology, being a landlord could soon become a work-from-home job.Tedious tasks can be managed onlineFor property investors, being a landlord is a full-time job that involves daily tedious tasks. In addition to collecting rent, landlords have to play the roles of bookkeeper, investor, marketer, property inspector, and more. It’s no wonder they’re quick to use software and other tools to manage their properties online.With cloud-based software applications, landlords can perform background checks, post listings, market vacancies, and track their finances without leaving their home office. Landlords can also outsource most or all of their responsibilities to a property management company.The way businesses are moving to a fully digital presence, it’s only a matter of time before all human interaction disappears from a landlord’s job description. There might be people who will interact with tenants on a landlord’s behalf, but property owners will be tucked away behind the scenes.Being a landlord is destined to become a hands-off jobBefore the mobile device revolution, being a landlord required meeting prospective tenants in person to show the property and get a feel for them. Landlords would either collect rent from tenants by going door-to-door, or request the tenant mail them a check. Maintenance and repairs were done by the landlord or a trusted contractor, but the landlord would always show up to assess the situation first.Today, many landlords outsource their tasks to a property management company to free up their time. An investor can’t play the role of landlord and grow their portfolio at the same time. A property management company, on the other hand, exists specifically to fulfill the duties of a landlord. However, even property management companies use digital tools to manage tasks online.For example, many property management companies collect rent online or through an automated system. Tenants can either pay rent each month or have rent deducted automatically. When rent is automatically deducted from a tenant’s bank account each month, the tenant can’t come up with an excuse for not mailing a check. Some landlords provide a discount incentive for a tenant to choose automatic deduction just to avoid hassling with late rent and late fees.Several popular real estate apps used by landlords and property managers include:Trulia and Zillow. Although these apps list properties for sale, they were created to serve real estate agents.MobileLandlord. This app is for landlords to manage up to five properties in one spot. For example, users can set reminder alerts for renewals and permits.Property Buddy. Similar to MobileLandlord, Property Buddy helps landlords keep track of information like payments, lease information, and any other trackable data.Rentometer Express. Landlords use this app to check the average rental price for apartments and houses in a specified U.S. city.Ask a Lawyer. This handy app is a free resource for getting fast answers to simple legal questions.RentTracker. This app makes it easy for tenants to pay rent and receive a receipt online.Landlordly. This app is more sophisticated than most, and integrates with iPhone’s camera, email, and messaging features.Houzz. For landlords who prefer to furnish their rentals, Houzz provides endless ideas and inspiration for every room in the house. The app also provides links to purchase the items seen in the inspirational photos.TenantCloud. This app is a good solution for landlords to manage multiple aspects of a property. Tenants can use it to pay rent online, and landlords can use it to screen applicants, track contractor invoices and other bills, and it creates communication between landlords and property managers.Digital real estate tools support landlords more than tenantsWhile digital tools exist to support landlords, tenants aren’t so lucky. The tools that exist to facilitate property management tasks are mostly built for landlords, not tenants. Although some landlord apps benefit tenants (like online rent collection), apps like that were created for landlords and the features are geared toward landlords.There’s a shortage of software development specifically for meeting a tenant’s needs. The apps are one-sided. For example, most tenants can’t submit a rental application entirely online, but a landlord can fulfill all of his or her lease duties online.For instance, some property managers will email prospects a PDF of the rental application, but the tenant needs to print it, fill it out with a pen, sign, and return the document in the mail. Few landlords will prepare fully digital lease agreements to be electronically signed by tenants.Anything that makes a renter’s life easier also makes a landlord’s life easier. Unfortunately, application developers focus on making the landlord’s tasks easier, forgetting that a tenant’s ability to complete their obligations directly affects the landlord.Landlords can fulfill duties completely online when apps meet renters’ needsCurrently, a landlord can’t fulfill every duty entirely from home without outsourcing tasks to a property management company. However, once software developers realize the untapped market for real estate apps that benefit tenants, we’ll see land lording morph into a truly home-based business. Property investors will be able to manage their own properties easily without having to pay a third-party company to do the job. They’ll be able to outsource individual tasks without having to use ten apps to do it.Renters need convenience built for themApps that make a landlord’s job easier sometimes benefit the tenant. For example, some online rent payment apps allow landlords to apply discounts for tenants with automatic rent withdrawals. The discount might only be $10 to $20, but it adds up over the course of a year.Aside from online rent collection, there aren’t many apps used by landlords that benefit tenants directly. Renters need innovative solutions, including the ability to download, fill out, sign, and return a rental application directly from their mobile phone. Online applications should be standard practice by now.Electronic tools for landlords are great but numerousIt’s unclear how many digital tools the average landlord uses, but it’s easy to guess. Many landlords manage the following online:Maintenance requests and repairsProfits and lossesProperty taxesRent collectionInvoices for contractorsCredit checks and background checksTenant screeningAdvertising empty unitsAccounting tasksProperty inspection reportsThere are plenty of digital applications to track the above tasks, but a serious investor only has so much time they can devote to handling minutia. No landlord wants to switch between ten or more apps just to manage their properties. Paper and pen are faster at that point. It makes more sense to have one application to handle all of a landlord’s needs.So far, there doesn’t seem to be an all-in-one solution. However, if that solution did exist, it would also need to function as a portal for landlords to communicate with tenants and respond to maintenance and repair needs. A feature that serves landlords and tenants, and handles repair requests would virtually guarantee the application’s success.Maintenance and repairs: a tenant’s worst nightmareSome tenants won’t call in necessary repairs because they’re used to being ignored, brushed off, or blamed by previous landlords. If tenants could submit repair requests directly to the landlord online, the repair is more likely to be completed in a timely manner. For example, a simple ticketing system can be used to document and prioritize tenant requests without requiring a phone call. The landlord could review each request, set an appointment to handle the repair, and the tenant would be notified electronically.Online landlording: we’re not there… yetSince all landlord duties can be managed online (even by a property management company), landlording has the potential to become a genuine home-based business in the future. However, that potential won’t be realized until we have a single system that streamlines functionality to benefit both landlords and clients.center_img Follow the Puck Frank is a freelance journalist who has worked in various editorial capacities for over 10 years. He covers trends in technology as they relate to business. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

Lifestyle Modifications for PCOS Backed by Science

first_imgA reduced carbohydrate diet, where ~40% calories are from carbohydrates, as compared to a traditional balanced diet of the same calories was found to have a greater improvement in insulin sensitivity.2Carbohydrates are found in dairy, fruits, vegetables, and grains. They play an important role in our body and should not be eliminated or significantly reduced. Focus on whole grains, colorful fruits and vegetables, and dairy products. Integrate fitness into your daily routine. Moderate intensity exercise 2-3 times per week is a great place to start.In a 3-month study, women with PCOS completed 30 minutes of cycling 3 days a week, in addition to dietary counseling, and results showed moderate weight loss and significant improvements in insulin sensitivity.8 A study at Duke University found similar results utilizing moderate-intensity exercise (cycling, walking, elliptical) 3-4 days per week.9Another study found that women with PCOS who performed 30 minutes of walking 3 days a week experienced increased menses, ovulation, and pregnancy.4 A low-glycemic diet may improve your insulin sensitivity and menstrual regularity.Similar to a reduced carbohydrate diet, a low glycemic diet in comparison to a conventional healthy diet was found to improve insulin sensitivity and increase menstrual regularity.6 A low glycemic diet focuses on replacing starchy foods, such as white bread or potatoes, with lower starch foods such as whole grains, berries, and beans.7 By: Annabelle Shaffer, Dietetics senior at University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignPolycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is the most common endocrine disorder in women and can cause irregular menstrual cycles, excess body hair, acne, and ovaries with cysts.1, 2 PCOS affects 4-18% of women.3 Managing PCOS is vital as it can result in several complications, including infertility, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and depression.1Management of PCOS targets maintaining a healthy weight, improving or correcting hormonal imbalances, and preventing reproductive and metabolic complications.3 Thus, PCOS can be managed through lifestyle interventions, such as diet and exercise.3 Below are several dietary and exercise recommendations that may improve one’s PCOS symptoms.    Moderate weight loss of 5-10% body weight is the first-line treatment in PCOS.5 Weight loss results from a calorie deficit and should be gradual, 1-2 pounds per week, and supervised by a Registered Dietitian or physician.Weight loss has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity, decrease cardiovascular risk factors, and decrease central adiposity, also known as abdominal fat.5An international position statement committee reviewed several research studies and found that a restricted calorie diet leads to improved menstrual regularity, fertility, and insulin sensitivity.4 It’s important to remember that PCOS can be managed through both lifestyle modifications and traditional medicine. A diet change and incorporating exercise into your daily routine will be challenging, but it can improve your symptoms.Sources:1. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) – Symptoms and causes. Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pcos/symptoms-causes/syc-20353439. Published 2019. Accessed March 9, 2019.2. Gower B, Chandler-Laney P, Ovalle F et al. Favourable metabolic effects of a eucaloric lower-carbohydrate diet in women with PCOS. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2013;79(4):550-557. doi:10.1111/cen.121753. Moran L, Hutchison S, Norman R, Teede H. Lifestyle changes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2011. doi:10.1002/14651858.cd007506.pub34. Moran L, Pasquali R, Teede H, Hoeger K, Norman R. Treatment of obesity in polycystic ovary syndrome: a position statement of the Androgen Excess and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Society. Fertil Steril. 2009;92(6):1966-1982. doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2008.09.0185. Brennan L, Teede H, Skouteris H, Linardon J, Hill B, Moran L. Lifestyle and Behavioral Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. J Womens Health. 2017;26(8):836-848. doi:10.1089/jwh.2016.57926. Marsh K, Steinbeck K, Atkinson F, Petocz P, Brand-Miller J. Effect of a low glycemic index compared with a conventional healthy diet on polycystic ovary syndrome. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010;92(1):83-92. doi:10.3945/ajcn.2010.292617. 8 principles of low-glycemic eating – Harvard Health. Harvard Health. https://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/8-principles-of-low-glycemic-eating. Published 2019. Accessed March 9, 2019.8. Vigorito C, Giallauria F, Palomba S et al. Beneficial Effects of a Three-Month Structured Exercise Training Program on Cardiopulmonary Functional Capacity in Young Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 2007;92(4):1379-1384. doi:10.1210/jc.2006-27949. Brown A, Setji T, Sanders L et al. Effects of Exercise on Lipoprotein Particles in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2009;41(3):497-504. doi:10.1249/mss.0b013e31818c6c0clast_img read more

Bring masterminds of Dabholkar’s murder to book: MANS

first_imgThe threat to progressive thinkers in society loomed large as long as the masterminds of rationalist Dr. Narendra Dabholkar’s murder were roaming free, said the Maharashtra Andhshradha Nirmulan Samiti (MANS) on Friday.The MANS, founded by the rationalist in 1989, will launch a campaign called ‘Jawab Do’ (give us the answers) on August 20 — the sixth anniversary of Dabholkar’s death — to demand the arrest of the masterminds.“After the Bombay High Court rapped the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for dragging its feet over the probe, the agency finally arrested Sachin Andure and Sharad Kalaskar last year and named them as Dabholkar’s assailants. At the time, we had hoped that the case would finally see a speedy conclusion with the masterminds being brought to book. Regrettably, nothing of the kind has happened so far,” Dr. Hamid Dabholkar, MANS activist and son of the late rationalist, said.He said Dabholkar’s killers had no personal quarrel with him, but were incited by certain people on the basis of differences with the rationalist’s way of thinking and his ideas. “So, it is all the more urgent that the masterminds of this crime, who are responsible for this murder, be nabbed by the CBI,” Dr. Hamid said, alleging a lack of political will on part of the State government in probing the case.He said that from the evidence gathered by investigating agencies and the charge sheet filed by the CBI, it was reasonably certain that the crime was linked to the murders of Communist leader Govind Pansare in Kolhapur, scholar M.M. Kalburgi in Dharwad and journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru and that all four killings were committed by members of an ideologically hard-line outfit.“Despite this, it seems that the State government is not interesting in probing these radical organisations. The High Court has also repeatedly ticked off the CBI for its tardiness in retrieving the alleged murder weapons that are believed to have been dismantled and thrown by the assailants in a creek near Mumbai. We also demand that the agencies take action in that regard,” Dr. Hamid said.He said that as the CBI delayed in filing a charge sheet against Amol Kale, Rajesh Bangera and Amit Degvekar in the Dabholkar case, the trio was able to secure bail. All three are prime accused in the Gauri Lankesh murder and are lodged in Bengaluru’s Central Prison. The MANS will also launch a social media campaign tagging Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demand the arrest of the mastermind.Dr. Hamid said the Dr. Narendra Dabholkar Memorial Lecture will be delivered by N. Ram, chairman, The Hindu Group, on August 20 at the Tilak Smarak Mandir in Pune. “Mr. Ram will be speaking on three challenges facing current Indian society: the assault on reason, the erosion of free speech and the reality of mass deprivation,” he said.Dabholkar was shot by assailants during his morning stroll at the Omkareshwar Bridge in Pune on August 20, 2013. Pansare and his wife, Uma, were similarly shot at close range from two 7.65-mm country-made weapons while they were returning from a morning walk outside their home in KolhapurThe similar nature of the murder of Kalburgi outside his home in Dharwad and of Lankesh in Bengaluru has led several activists to believe that the killings were part of a pre-planned fundamentalist, right-wing Hindutva conspiracy.last_img read more

MARY KILLS PEOPLE ACTORS ON BEN AND MARYS RELATIONSHIP AND THE S2

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Twitter An odd twist of fate has led to Mary Harris’ (Caroline Dhavernas) life coming full circle since the death of last season’s nemesis Grady (Greg Bryk). First, his sister Olivia Bloom (Rachelle Lefevre) orders Mary to kill her husband Travis (Ian Lake), then when poor Mary is forced into the act through a powerfully convincing threat she runs into Ben (Jay Ryan), last season’s love interest and the man who almost threw her in jail. We last left off last week with the two coming face to face for the first time.Wednesday’s episode of the Global TV drama picks up with Ben and Mary taking Travis to a remote location: Ben’s secret makeshift cabin in the woods. The TV Junkies were invited to visit Mary Kills People while filming on location in Scarborough, Ont., where we got to see Mary and Ben’s Season 2 relationship firsthand. Login/Register With:last_img read more