Kusal Perera 153 scripts Sri Lanka’s miracle 1-wicket win vs South Africa in Durban Test

first_imgBrief scores – Sri Lanka (191 & 304/9) beat South Africa (235 & 259) by 1 wicket to take an unassailable 1-0 lead in 2-match series. Kusal Perera (153*), Dhananjaya de Silva (48), Keshav Maharaj (3/71). ScorecardKusal Perera played the innings of a lifetime and pulled off a miracle victory for Sri Lanka on Saturday, scoring 153 not out off 200 balls, as the visitors beat the hosts by 1 wicket to take an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series in Durban.Chasing a daunting target of 304, the Lankans were reduced to 83 for 3 on Day 3 and had lost half their side at 110 on the fourth day when Kusal Perera and Dhananjaya de Silva joined forces to add 96 runs for the sixth wicket.De Silve departed on 48 but Perera carried on and batted smartly with the tail-enders to take Sri Lanka closer to the target.He brought up his second Test hundred in just 146 deliveries in the 74th over of the fourth innings and went on to cross his highest score of 112 with a six to reach 112 with Sri Lanka needing 52 runs at that stage. The shot also took the team past 250.for Kusal Perera, His second century in Tests! #SAvSL #KJP pic.twitter.com/2ld5tYki35Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) February 16, 2019His last wicket partnership with Vishwa Fernando had reached 26 runs by then with Perera scoring all the runs while the latter didn’t even open his account for 15 deliveries.The Proteas strangely decided not to take the second new ball after the 80-over mark by which time Sri Lanka had reached 262, needing another 42 runs to win with Kusal Perera on 120 and Fernando yet to get off the mark after facing 20 deliveries.advertisementSouth Africa skipper Faf du Plessis was visibly under pressure by that point and had multiple discussions with veteran fast bowler Dale Steyn who was operating from one end.After the second meeting with the skipper in the 81st over, Steyn finally decided to take the new ball with one ball left in the over and Fernando on strike, but the latter managed to survive yet again.With Kagiso Rabada being introduced into the attack, Perera decided to take him on and carried on playing his shots. He was unable to get the strike back in the 83rd over and with Steyn operating with the new ball, Fernando had to survive or find a way to get off strike.In the second ball of the over, Fernando managed to edge the ball past second slip to collect five runs to get off the mark and get Perera on strike again for the third ball. Against all odds, Perera smacked a six over deep mid-wicket off the fourth ball to bring down the deficit to just 23 runs. The shot also brought up the fifty-run partnership for the final wicket with Fernando scoring just 5 runs from 23 balls.Perera smashed another two sixes off the next two overs from Steyn and Rabada to take Sri Lanka within touching distance from victory which finally came in the third ball of the 86th over as the left-hander finished the match with his 12th boundary to trigger massive celebrations at the Kingsmead stadium.Perera and Fernando’s unbroken partnership for the final wicket reached 78 off 95 balls, which is a record for Sri Lanka against South Africa in Test cricket. Fernando just managed 6 runs in the incredible stand. The win was also Lanka’s first in Durban after 7 years.WHAT.A.VICTORY! Sri Lanka won the 1st Test vs South Africa by 1 wicket!Kusal Perera 153 NOT OUT!SA 235, 259 vs SL 191, 304/9 (85.3 Ovs) #SAvSL pic.twitter.com/MefWB4CjnsSri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) February 16, 2019For the dejected Proteas, Keshav Maharaj finished with 3 wickets while Dale Steyn and Duanne Olivier bagged two wickets.Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada took a wicket each but the combined force of all these top-class bowlers just couldn’t dislodge the final Sri Lankan wicket and thus, ended up on the losing side despite dominating the match for the better part of four days.Also Read | South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 4 in Durban: As it happenedAlso Read | Kusal Perera speechless after pulling off epic Test victory vs South Africa in DurbanAlso Read | Kusal Perera take a bow: R Ashwin lauds Sri Lankan match-winner after Durban Test heroicslast_img read more

Kalel Mullings, 4-Star Linebacker, Announces Commitment

first_imgGeneric photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)One of the top linebackers in the 2020 recruiting class announced his commitment on Thursday evening.Kilal Mullings, a four-star linebacker out of Boston, Massachusetts, has no plans to stay close to home for his collegiate football career.The elite running back prospect is heading to the Midwest instead.Mullings committed to Michigan over Stanford, Northwestern and Wisconsin – among others. The four-star linebacker announced his commitment on Twitter.Committed…..GO BLUE!!!〽️ pic.twitter.com/cqTkWXGPPC— Kalel Mullings (@kalelmullings) June 27, 2019The 6-foot-1 linebacker is ranked the No. 9 outside linebacker in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He’s the No. 1 recruit from the state of Massachusetts and the No. 148 player in the country.Mullings adds to a loaded class for Jim Harbaugh and company. The Wolverines now own the No. 5 recruiting class in the nation and the No. 1 class in the Big Ten.The new linebacker commit is the No. 3 player in Michigan’s class, just behind wide receiver A.J. Henning and defensive end Braiden McGregor.last_img read more

Playing for India my goal, says Riyan Parag after impressive IPL 2019

first_imgPlaying for India my goal, says Riyan Parag after impressive IPL 2019IPL 2019: Riyan Parag played seven games for Rajasthan in his maiden IPL this year, and impressed all and sundry by scoring 160 runs at an average of 40. view more view less Press Trust of India New DelhiMay 4, 2019UPDATED: May 4, 2019 22:03 IST IPL 2019: Riyan Parag shone in his maiden IPL for Rajasthan Royals ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSRiyan Parag impressed in his maiden IPL season with Rajasthan Royals Parag became the youngest to score an IPL fifty on SaturdayPlaying for RR was a different experience altogether: Riyan ParagPlaying for RR was a different experience altogether: Riyan ParagThe youngest player to score a half-century in the history of IPL, Riyan Parag considers his experiences with Rajasthan Royals and the U-19 World Cup as small steps towards achieving his main goal of breaking into the Indian senior team one day.Parag, at 17 years, Saturday became the youngest cricketer to score a fifty in IPL after he struck 50 off 49 balls to guide Rajasthan Royals to 115 for nine against Delhi Capitals in a losing cause.The all-rounder from Assam played seven games for Rajasthan in his maiden IPL this year, and impressed all and sundry by scoring 160 runs at an average of 40.”It has been decent for me. As it was my first IPL I did not think I will be playing as many matches. I came here to just learn as much as I can and have the experience and go home, but now I am really happy I could contribute to my team,” Parag told reporters after Rajasthan lost to Delhi by five wickets to draw curtains on their IPL campaign this season.”My journey has had a lot of ups and downs. The U-19 World Cup was a really high point in my career and now the IPL. Playing for RR was a different experience altogether.”The main goal has always been to play for the senior Indian team. U-19 World Cup and IPL are small steps that will lead to my goal. I will just now be looking to perform at the domestic season again and then the IPL next year,” he added.advertisementParag was part of India’s 2018 U-19 World Cup-winning squad.The young batsman, who held the fort for Rajasthan Saturday, said it was a difficult Kotla wicket to bat on.”It was a quite a tricky surface. We thought it will be better to bat first on but the ball was stopping quite a bit and it was turning as well,” Parag said.Rajasthan coach Paddy Upton termed 2019 as a season of missed opportunities for his side.”It has been disappointing, a season of lost opportunities. We had a really good team, we knew some of our senior players will be leaving towards the back end, and we had hoped to stack together some good performances and to be in a strong position,” Upton said.Also Read | Delhi Capitals win by 5 wickets to eliminate Rajasthan RoyalsAlso Read | Rishabh Pant breaks Virender Sehwag record for Delhi CapitalsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Riyan ParagFollow Rajasthan RoyalsFollow IPL 2019Follow India national cricket team No data available! commentarycenter_img scorecard graphs advertisementlast_img read more

Gov’t to Start Granting Electric Power Wheeling Licences July

first_imgMinister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell says he intends to start granting licences for electric power wheeling in July. In his Budget Debate presentation in Parliament on Wednesday, April 24, the Minister, noted that this is another policy initiative of the administration “to make our energy sector more robust and realise efficiencies”. He explained that “wheeling” is the use of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) grid to transmit power from a self-generating entity in one location to itself in another for a fee. “This is a benefit to those businesses, who generate their own electricity, because it means that if that company has excess generating capacity in one location, wheeling allows it to use that excess in another of its locations,” he said. The Minister noted that the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has indicated that the rate will vary between US$50 to US$175 per megawatt-kilometre per month, and that the final rate will be determined after public consultation. By Alecia Smith-Edwards, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Hapag-Lloyd Suspends Bookings for Yemen

first_imgzoom German carrier Hapag-Lloyd informed that it was temporary stopping bookings for Yemen amid intensifying safety crisis in the country caused by the ongoing armed conflict.“Owing to the current political development and the current air strikes in Yemen, transportation in and out of Yemen has been affected to a great extent. Feeder traffic has also been severely disrupted. We regret to advise that under these circumstances, acceptance of cargo bookings to and from Yemen has to be suspended for the time being,” the company said in an advisory.With respect to bookings already accepted for shipment and cargo in transit particularly affected by this situation, Hapag Lloyd said it would issue a notice accordingly.The announcement comes as street fighting continues in Aden city areas. Houthi troops are shelling Aden by tanks, and the port is virtually closed, except for some oil shipments at Aden Refinery. Dry cargo shipments have been stopped because no stevedores are available due to armed clashes, GAC said in a update on Wednesday.In addition, the escalating street violence in the country’s main seaport of Aden saw some of its grain silos set ablaze on Wednesday, Bloomberg reports.The Yemeni Red Sea ports of Hodeidah, Saleef, Mokha and Ras Isa are operating as normal as there are no hostilities in the area. Offshore terminals are also operational, according to GAC.As informed, the said ports are so far not under blockade by any naval forces of the Saudi Arabian coalition, and there was no hindrance to vessels calling at the ports.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Man charged after pickup truck goes into automatic car wash with dog

first_imgHAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. – A man has been charged after a pickup truck went into an automatic car wash in Labrador with a dog exposed in the back.RCMP in Happy Valley-Goose Bay say they were called shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday about the dog, and identified a 41-year-old man from Glovertown, N.L.They say the dog was examined but no injuries were found.The man is facing a charge of causing an animal to be in distress, and one of transporting an animal outside of a passenger compartment without being secured.last_img read more

Britain takes aim at social media company bosses in world first

first_imgLondon: Britain will make social media bosses personally liable for harmful content and shut down offending platforms under a government action plan published Monday — the first of its kind anywhere. The long-delayed and eagerly anticipated proposals lay the groundwork for legislation that could be passed in the coming months. They were drawn up after consultations with social media moguls such as Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg and have faced little resistance from other platforms that have also been blamed for allowing the spread of hate and abuse. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USSome of the proposals have sparked concerns from free speech groups. “What we’re proposing today is that companies that deal with user-generated content should take greater responsibility for keeping those users safe,” culture and media minister Jeremy Wright told BBC radio. “These are world-leading proposals. No one in the world has done this before.” The proposed regulations would see social media companies accept “duty of care” obligations that require them to identify and remove “online harms”. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThose that fail would be first issued warnings and then hit progressively with more punitive sanctions. The government paper suggests that these include “the creation of new liability (civil fines or extended to criminal liability) for individual senior managers”. The most serious would see internet service providers block non-compliant websites and apps. “This would only be considered as an option of last resort and deploying such an option would be a decision for the independent regulator alone,” the plan says. The regulations would only apply in Britain and should have no immediate impact on users elsewhere in the world. But they may prompt other governments to take notice and follow suit. Wright suggested the fines would be substantial. He noted that those available to European Union authorities implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules on data privacy reached “up to four percent of a company’s turnover”. “We think we should be looking at something comparable here,” Wright told BBC television. Wright’s office is navigating a minefield of problems regulating an industry that largely functions outside the bounds of existing legislation — and whose harms are open to interpretation and remain undefined. A joint letter sent by media executives to the British government in February stressed that legislation must be “technically possible to implement in practise… (and) “be targeted at specific harms”. The government paper lists both “harms with a clear legal definition” and “harms with a less clear legal definition”. The first include terrorist activity and a range of cyber-stalking and hate crimes. The second lists disinformation and “violent content” as a whole. What types of harm fall where would be established by a new regulator whose enforcement powers would be funded by the social media companies themselves. The social media boom was born in the spirit of a libertarian Silicon Valley ethos of innovation and non-interference from government. But the industry is now facing a litany of dangers that range from the spread of state propaganda to promotion of teen suicide and — most graphically last month — the live broadcast of the slaying of 50 Muslim worshippers in New Zealand. The techUK industry lobby group admitted Monday that platforms’ attempts at self-regulation have fallen short. But it also urged the government to avoid “creating discrepancies in law between the online and offline worlds”. “Government have said that this will apply to all user-generated content (and) not only to big tech firms,” techUK policy chief Vinous Ali said. “If we are going to throw the net out so widely we need to make sure the proposed regulator takes a risk-based and proportionate response.” Britain’s Article 19 free speech group also warned that the proposed legislation “could violate individuals’ rights to freedom of expression and privacy”.last_img read more

Indonesia slammed for firing warning shots and threatening Lankans

On Friday, a Banda Aceh immigration office spokesman said the Tamil asylum seekers who set out from Sri Lanka three weeks ago will not be allowed to disembark in Indonesia. Their original intended destination was Australia’s Christmas Island. Aceh police chief Inspector Gen. Husein Hamidi said that after providing food to the group of Sri Lankan Tamils and repairing their boat, the policy and navy were preparing to push them back into international waters.“Indonesia risks squandering the good will it generated when it provided assistance last year to hundreds of refugees and migrants who had been stranded on the Andaman Sea. In contrast to what happened in May 2015, developments this week invite comparisons with other countries that have a notorious record of setting desperate people adrift and at risk of death on the high seas,” said Josef Benedict. The latest attempt to force the boat off the coast of Indonesia’s Aceh province and back out to sea comes a day after local Aceh police fired warning shots in the air, terrifying at least five Sri Lankan Tamil women who tried to run ashore. The group aboard the boat includes a heavily pregnant woman and nine children. The Indonesian authorities in Aceh are endangering the lives of a group of more than 40 Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers by firing warning shots and threatening to push them back out to sea in flagrant violation of international law, Amnesty International said today.“Instead of deploying these crude intimidation tactics that could put the lives of men, women and children at risk, the Indonesian authorities should come together to allow them to disembark safely so the UN Refugee Agency can interview them,” said Josef Benedict, Amnesty International’s Director of Campaigns for South East Asia and the Pacific. The immigration office, police and navy in Aceh have ignored Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla’s directions to provide the group with shelter. Instead, they have blocked off the area, denying the Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers access to the shore.UNHCR officials are on standby in Aceh province, ready to interview the group of Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers to verify their identities and determine their status.“The immigration office and security forces in Aceh are flouting the authority of their own Vice President and not letting the UNHCR do its job. Consistent standards must be applied across the board, with all Indonesian authorities working together with recognized international bodies,” said Josef Benedict. (Colombo Gazette) read more

British teen hacker made I own you appear on US security chiefs

Other victims working under President Barack Obama included James Clapper, director of national intelligence; deputy national security adviser Avril Haines; senior science and technology adviser John Holdren; the secretary of homeland security Jeh Johnson; and FBI special agent Amy Hess.Gamble taunted them, using a TV in Mr Johnson’s family home to post the message “I own you”. Mitigating, William Harbage QC said Gamble had a naive response to what he read about in online chat rooms.”In a naive, immature and childish way, he thought he could do something about it, he could make a nuisance of himself by targeting people in America and that would somehow get them to change US policy as a result of what he was doing from his bedroom.”He said the defendant never meant to “harm and traumatise people on an individual basis”.He added: “When members of the families were brought into it, he did not think through the consequences. The thought seems to have been ‘I want to grab attention of the US government and getting the families involved is some way that will grab attention even more’.”Mr Harbage argued for a suspended sentence, saying Gamble was due to sit GCSEs in June and hoped to read computer studies at university and pursue a “useful” career.Gamble, of Linford Crescent, Coalville, had pleaded guilty to eight charges of performing a function with intent to secure unauthorised access to computers and two charges of unauthorised modification of computer material.He made no reaction as he was sentenced but his mother wept in the well of the court. Former CIA Director John Brennan (L) and Kathy BrennanCredit:Getty Images North America The judge also ordered the seizure of Gamble’s computers. Autistic Gamble posed as CIA chief John Brennan to hack into top secret military files Gamble, who was aged 15 and 16 at the time, was supported by his mother when he appeared at the Old Bailey wearing a green hoodie, black trousers and Nike trainers.Prosecutor John Lloyd-Jones QC said aggravating features included the “invasion” of victims’ professional and private lives as well as their families.He said: “So many of the American witnesses attest to a drop in confidence in the use of portals, many of the agencies withdrawing their contributions, reducing the effectiveness in the wider law enforcement community in America.” Then CIA Director John Brennan (L) and Kathy Brennan attend the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 27th Annual Awards Gala at the Washington Hilton on November 16, 2015 in Washington, DC. He left a disturbing voicemail message for Mr Johnson’s wife Susan DiMarco asking: “Hi spooky, am I scaring you?”Mr Giuliano’s passwords were reset and he and his family were bombarded with phone calls, resulting in them getting police protection.Gamble leaked some of the information he gathered using various websites including WikiLeaks.Mr Justice Haddon-Cave handed him a deterrent sentence of two years in youth detention.He said Gamble had “revelled” in the attacks, adding: “This was an extremely nasty campaign of politically motivated cyber terrorism.”The victims would have felt seriously violated.”Gamble had bragged at one point: “This is so serious I’m f***ing shaking.”This has to be the biggest hack ever.” Autistic Gamble posed as CIA chief John Brennan to hack into top secret military filesCredit:ed willcox Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A British teenager hacked into a US security chief’s home television and made the words “I own you” appear on screen, a court has heard. Kane Gamble, 18, rocked the US intelligence community when he blagged his way into top officials’ accounts in a campaign of “cyber terrorism”. He admitted targeting high-profile figures such as then-CIA chief John Brennan and his wife, and FBI deputy director Mark Giuliano from his family home on a Leicestershire housing estate.Between June 2015 and February 2016, he accessed email and phone accounts to get his hands on “extremely sensitive” documents on military and intelligence operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Old Bailey was told.He impersonated his victims and conned call centres at communications giants Comcast and Verizon into divulging confidential information.After targeting Mr Brennan and his wife Kathy, Gamble posted anonymously on Twitter saying: “@CIA set your game up homies. We own everything. £freepalestine £CWA.” read more

GECOM Chair I have the list examining the names very critically

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGECOM Chair: 3rd list to be submitted soon- JagdeoJuly 29, 2017In “latest news”President maintains unilateral appointment of GECOM Chair not “flawed”, despite CCJ rulingJune 19, 2019In “Court”Five weeks on …President still to decide on third list of GECOM nomineesOctober 4, 2017In “latest news” President David Granger on Thursday announced that he is in receipt of the third list of nominees submitted by the Leader of the Opposition, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, for the post of the new Guyana Elections Commissions (GECOM) Chairman and is in the process of examining the candidates.President David Granger“I have received the list, I have responded to Mr Jagdeo, the Leader of the Opposition, stating that I have received the list and I’m examining those names now, very critically,” he told media operatives at the sidelines of an event at State House.According to Granger, he plans to discuss the matter of selection with his colleagues and does not expect that a decision will be made before next Tuesday’s Cabinet.“I don’t make these decisions without advice and I will discuss these matters with my colleagues. It certainly won’t be before next cabinet which will be held on Tuesday,” Granger said.Jagdeo, on Friday last, disclosed that he had submitted the third list of nominees to President David Granger.The candidates on the list included, Major General Joseph Singh, Teni Housty, Sanjeev Datadin, Ms Annette Arjoon-Martins, Onesi La Fleur and Krishnadatt Persaud.The Opposition Leader had said that he was hopeful that the President would select one of the six names he presented, since he [Jagdeo] selected the candidates based on the ruling of the acting Chief Justice.He further explained that the absence of a Chairperson at GECOM “is an untenable position” since “the work there, in GECOM is totally stalled- they are on remote and automatic mode and many of the pressing issues that have to be solved for local and national elections cannot be addressed and so there is a sense of urgency and it will affect preparations.”Probed for his plans in the event that the President rejects yet another one of his lists, Jagdeo maintained that he does not want to “speculate” and he is hoping for the best.The Opposition Leader had submitted his first list of six nominees for the position of the GECOM chairperson during the last part of 2016. However, President Granger had maintained that the list was “unacceptable.”The second list submitted by Jagdeo was also met with rejection, with Granger saying that the nominees did not satisfy the criteria.The President had maintained that Article 161 (2) of the Constitution of Guyana prescribes for the Chairman of the Elections Commission to be “a person who holds or who has held office as a judge of a court…or who is qualified to be appointed as any such judge, or any other fit and proper person…”As such, businessman Marcel Gaskin had moved to the court to seek clarity on the constitutional requirement for the appointment of a GECOM Chairperson.Recently, acting Chief Justice Roxanne George ruled against President Granger’s interpretation of Guyana’s Constitution for the appointment of a GECOM chairperson, saying that there was no preference for judicial persons.In response to the ruling, President Granger had said that the Chief Justice gave her interpretation of the law and he would continue to follow his “interpretation” of the Constitution.Just recently, the British High Commissioner Gregory Quinn called on the authorities here to appoint a Chairperson for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) as soon as possible considering Local Government Elections (LGE) are right around the corner [in 2019]. (Ramona Luthi) read more

5 Reasons to Be Excited for Gears of War 4

first_imgThe Xbox One has enjoyed a pretty decent year so far with the release of Quantum Break, ReCore, and Forza Horizon 3. While only the latter of those has met with critical and commercial success, the company is today releasing a title that is sure to be a hit and may even help push some consoles out of the door. What game is that? It’s Gears of War 4, of course.It has been a few years since we’ve gotten a new, main-line Gears game (sorry, Judgement) and the excitement for this title is understandably high. Pure cover-based shooters are a rare thing these days so it is refreshing to have a game that goes back to basics. Even though Gears of War 4 will deliver the sort of experience that fans of the franchise expect, it will also have a good amount of new features which should keep it from being another stale retread (again, I’m looking at you, Judgement).Gears of War 4 has a lot going on for it, but here are the top five reasons why Xbox One and PC gamers should be excited for the game.1. New friends, new enemiesPrevious Gears games focused on Marcus Fenix and his allies but now that 25 years have passed since the world-shattering events of Gears of War 3, a new generation has arisen to replace the old guard. Even though we will see some familiar faces, most of the characters in the game will be brand-new to the series. These include the game’s protagonist, JD Fenix, his best friend, Delmont “Del” Walker, and their ally, Kait Diaz.On top of new human characters, we’ll be introduced to a new batch of enemy creatures. In place of The Locust, we have The Swarm. Though these monsters are very similar to The Locust, they will have some new and terrifying tricks up their collective sleeve. It remains to be seen how or if these foes are related to The Locust, but we should expect that they’ll have their own interesting origin story.Most surprising of all is that your enemies won’t all be monsters or mutated humans. JD and friends aren’t exactly on good terms with the world government so there will be portions of the game where they have to face off again military robots. This will add an all-new dimension to combat that will help the game stand out from previous titles.2. Return of Horde ModeEvery modern day multiplayer mode that has players facing off against waves of enemies owes its existence to Gears of Wars’ Horde Mode. Gears of War 4’s Horde 3.0 will have everything players love about Horde Mode but with new mission parameters, weapons, barriers, and more. This won’t be your dad’s old Horde mode that’s for sure.This time, Horde will have character classes to choose from and each of the five (Engineer, Scout, Sniper, Soldier, and Heavy) have a specific role to play. Each class will be upgradeable so it is best to level them up by playing a few games on Easy and Normal before tackling the harder difficulties.Like the previous Horde Mode, you will be able to create defenses to hold back enemies. These come via the Fabricator which can not only create things like barriers, decoys, and turrets, but also store your weapons and let you purchase new items. With 50 waves to survive against, you’ll need to utilize the Fabricator to its fullest.3. The best looking GearsThe first Gears of War was a technical powerhouse which made the Unreal Engine the go-to engine for many developers last generation. Gears of War 4 will be the very first AAA exclusive game to utilize the latest version of Unreal Engine 4. Like with the original Gears, Gears 4 will be a wonder on both Xbox One and PC.The Xbox One may not be as powerful as the PS4, but it does a great job of providing its users with great looking exclusive games. Rise of the Tomb Raider and the recently released Forza Horizon 3 are a testament to this. Gears of War 4, however, will truly reveal what Microsoft’s console is capable of, graphics-wise.Then of course there is the PC version which is being released on the same day as the console edition. Unlike previous Play Anywhere titles, Gears of War 4 has been fully optimized for the PC. This means that PC users will get a ridiculous amount of optimization options to play around with. As impressive as this game will look and run on Xbox One, the definitive version of Gears of War 4 will be on PC.4. New WeaponsGears of War 4 will see the return of classic weapons like the Longshot, Snub Pistol, and of course the chainsaw equipped Lancer. Along with these, there will be a couple of new weapons to help fight off the game’s evil forces. Gears of War 4 takes place during a time where humans are restoring their world, so the new weapons are modified construction equipment.The Dropshot lets you shoot an aerial mine that hovers over the battlefield in a straight line. When you let go of it, the mine will drill down into the ground before exploding. You can also use it to drill into an enemy’s head which will result in them exploding into glorious chunks of meat. This weapon, like the Digger from Gears of War 3, takes some practice to fully master.The Buzzkill fires chainsaws in rapid succession. The blades can be shot at walls where they will ricochet at various angles. This is a great weapon to use if you want to kill many enemies at once, however, the blades can come back and hurt you so you’ll have to make sure not to fire it all willy-nilly lest you cut your own head off.Finally, there is a combat knife which can be used to perform brutal melee finishers. In multiplayer, knives take on different appearances depending on which faction you play as.5. Play AnywhereLike ReCore, Quantum Break and Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4 is an Xbox Play Anywhere title. Those who buy the game on Xbox One will be able to play it on Windows 10, and vice versa at no additional cost. There will also be crossplay support between Xbox One and PC, meaning that the same game save can be used across both systems. You’ll be able to start the campaign on Xbox One, continue playing it on a Windows 10 PC or laptop, and then return to Xbox One without any progress being lost.Because of the crossplay functionality, players on PC and Xbox One will be able to face each other in the game’s various multiplayer modes. How this is being regulated is unknown, as PC players have a distinct advantage over their console counterparts thanks to mouse and keyboard controls. In some ways, Gears of War 4 could prove once and for all which platform has the most skilled players: PC or console.There are several other reasons to be excited about for Gears of War 4 such as: the start of a new trilogy from The Coalition, a bigger focus on eSports, dynamic weather, and split screen co-op. We’ll have to see how folks end up reacting to the game during the upcoming weeks, but from everything we’ve seen so far (not to mention the positive feedback from those who got the game early), it appears that Microsoft will be delivering one of the strongest titles of 2016.last_img read more

The Best Of Ursula K Le Guin

first_imgStay on target Netflix Axes ‘The OA’ Sci-Fi Series After 2 Seasons‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ Becomes Mostly Harm… A Wizard Of EarthseaWhen Le Guin invented a fantasy world, it tended to stick around. She first introduced the world to Earthsea in 1968 with A Wizard Of Earthsea and revisited it throughout her life, with the final story set there, “The Daughter Of Odren,” published in 2014. The first book introduces readers to this new world of islands surrounded by a massive, chartless ocean and the story of a young mage named Ged who releases a shadowy creature by accident and must quest to dispel it. It’s a brisk, engaging read that opened the door to much more. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. The Birthday Of The WorldShort stories have been a vital form for science fiction writers to test out new ideas since the genre began, and Le Guin took great advantage of that. This 2002 collection contains some of her all-time best, including the titular story which posits a society where hereditary rulers are considered living Gods and what happens when the arrival of outsiders calls that into question. Le Guin’s deep interest in anthropology and world culture is on full display in these challenging and entrancing tales. Dancing At The Edge Of The WorldLe Guin’s non-fiction writing is just as vital and innovative as her sci-fi and fantasy. This collection, published in 1987, encompasses 33 talks and essays and 17 reviews from the decade previously. Le Guin touches on a wide variety of topics here, from literary criticism to college commencement speeches. One of the most fascinating is the essay about being on set for the filming of the 1980 Lathe of Heaven movie and watching her words transformed into a new medium. The DispossessedAnother entry in Le Guin’s Hainish cycle (set in the same universe as Left Hand Of Darkness), many serious fans consider The Dispossessed her masterwork. It follows the development of civilizations on a pair of twin planets, one of which was settled by revolutionaries 200 years ago. The book wrestles with grand ideas of self-rule and mathematical discovery while also being compulsively readable and exciting. That’s one thing she was truly great at – wrapping up the medicine in candy, as it were.center_img The Lathe Of HeavenOriginally serialized in the pages of Amazing Stories, this compelling novel takes a Philip K. Dickian view of the near future. Set in Portland in 2002, the main character, George Orr, has dreams that reshape reality and leave everybody but him unaware that things have changed. His psychiatrist harnesses that power to alter existence in increasingly unhinged ways until the very fabric of the universe is threatened. It’s relentlessly imaginative and a whole lot of fun. The world lost a titan of geek culture this week with the passing of Ursula Le Guin. The 88-year-old author was one of the most influential the field of science fiction has ever seen, penning a vast number of novels, essays, and short stories while winning high honors from the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Awards. She was a born writer, penning her first fantasy story at 9 and sending one off to a magazine, Astounding Science Fiction, at just 11. Unsurprisingly, it was rejected, but she spent the next decade polishing her craft.From then on, she worked furiously, first crafting tales set in the fantastic realm of Orsinia and then expanding her lens to imagined worlds of all sorts. Her relentless imagination drove her to explore deep concepts and other mediums, including film and opera.If you’ve never delved into her work, there’s no better time than the present. Here’s the Geek guide to the essential Ursula K. Le Guin.The Left Hand Of DarknessPublished in 1969, this novel was one of Le Guin’s major breakthroughs. It helped pave the way for feminist readings of science fiction, involving an ambassador from Terra who travels to a planet of beings with ambiguous gender and sexuality. Le Guin was interested in using fictional worlds to study how we behaved in the real one, and The Left Hand Of Darkness is a clarion example. It won both the Hugo and Nebula awards the next year, and still stands among the greats in the genre. The Unreal And The RealA master of the short story form, Le Guin continued to pump them out up until her death. This 2016 collection contains some of her most powerful later work, including the brilliant New Yorker piece “She Unnames Them,” about the animals of the Earth shedding their human-given designations for something else. Many of the pieces in this volume aren’t explicitly fantasy or sci-fi, but they deal with ideas outside of the scope of common fiction. Very worth reading. The Complete OrsiniaLe Guin’s earliest fictional world, Orsinia was host to her explorations from 1959 onwards. A small central European country, Orsinia was a canvas on which she could paint a reflection of modern history, from the Austrian empire to post-WWII Communism. This 700-page brick contains all of the short stories as well as the 1979 novel Malafrena, the most well-developed work in the series. There’s not much fantastic to be found here, but the works herein demonstrate her flawless grasp of character and plot. The Beginning PlaceOne of Le Guin’s most unique works, this could be read as her attempt to tackle the sort of fantasy coming of age tale seen in Narnia. It goes to some very different places, though. Protagonists Irene Pannis and Hugh Rogers independently find a portal to the land of Tembreabrezi, but when they discover each other things get complicated. This is a great book for younger readers, but adult fantasy fans will find a lot to love here too.last_img read more

GHMC standing panel adopts key resolutions

first_imgHyderabad: The Standing Committee of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) approved around 16 resolutions in its meeting held under the chairmanship of Mayor Dr Bonthu Rammohan on Thursday.GHMC Commissioner M Dana Kishore, members of standing committee, GHMC officials Adwaith Kumar Singh, Sikta Patnaik, Sandeep Jha, zonal commissioners and director of town planning were present at the meeting. Also Read – Two Urban forest parks inaugurated in Hyderabad Advertise With Us A major decision was that Saaf-Shaandar Hyderabad initiative would be extended to all the wards in GHMC limits. A resolution was passed to increase honorarium from Rs 100 to 200 for outsourcing veterinary doctors who performed birth control operations on street dogs.The 30-meter road development project from Shastripuram Junction to Faluknama via Vattinagulapalli was mooted and okayed at the meeting.last_img read more

Cyber Safety Initiative Will Go To Schools To Talk With Kids and

first_img X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:16 Parents and kids need to be aware of how to protect themselves from digital dangers that exist online. Today Crime Stoppers of Houston and Sprint launched a Cyber Safety Initiative.Rania Mankarious,the Executive Director of Crime Stoppers of Houston says they’re taking cyber safety tips into schools.  “Throughout this school year we will offer free cyber safety presentation to students in pre-kindergarten through high school, in over 26 school districts, we will provide free parent presentation where ever requested with up to date critical information focus on current online risk and trends.”The average tech-savvy kid age with a smartphone is 10 years old. John Stevens, with Sprint says that the company plans to offer information at all local stores to educate parents and kids on smart phone utilization.Abner FletcherRania Mankarious, Executive Director of Crime Stoppers of Houston,  holds tips for cyber safety. Abner FletcherCrime Stoppers of Houston and Sprint launched the Cyber Safety Initiative. Listen Sharelast_img read more

Remembering Lee Martin Morgan State Track Star of the Early 1960s

first_img(Updated 5/26/2014) S. Lee Martin, a former Morgan State track star and well known member of the Baltimore business and service community, died at the age of 76 on May 17. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Martin was captain of the legendary Morgan State track team of the early 1960’s; during which time, he was rated as one of the top half-milers on the East Coast. He also ran the anchor leg on Morgan State’s championship one-mile and sprint medley relay teams. Former AFRO sports editor, the late Sam Lacy, referred to Martin as “the ace half-miler,” and wrote that “Lee ranks with the best collegians in the country. His 1:53.1 clocking is more than five seconds faster than Bob Ridley, his nearest rival in the CIAA (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association).” Martin and the other members of the Morgan State’s track team were local celebrities in Baltimore. Even their opponents knew what time it was when the Morgan State Bears were in town. “When you knew you were going up against Morgan State, it was intimidating,” said Dr. Harold T. Amaker, who competed against Morgan State in the late 1950s as a member of the Virginia State College track team. “Lee Martin, Paul Winder, those guys were known as the best.” Martin was active in student affairs at Morgan, where he served as polemarch (president equivalent) of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and business-advertising manager of the college newspaper, The Spokesman. He was later inducted into the Morgan State Athletic Hall of Fame.After earning his B.A. in political science in 1962, Martin entered the U.S. Army. As a member of the Armed Forces Track Team, he competed in the Military Olympics in Brussels, Belgium, and received special recognition for ability and sportsmanship. He toured the Middle East as a Goodwill Ambassador before being honorably discharged with the rank of first lieutenant in 1964. After returning to civilian life, Martin was known around Baltimore as a leading real estate broker. His involvement in the Baltimore community included serving on the boards of directors of the Morgan State University Foundation, the Lafayette Square Community Center and the YMCA for the Greater Baltimore Area. “I learned a lot from Lee in the field of business and community relations. A lot of the ballplayers…, Lee helped them get their real estate license,” said longtime friend Valerie Fraling. “There was nothing you could ask of him that he wouldn’t do.” Services for Martin will be held on May 29 at Saint James Episcopal Church, 1020 W Lafayette Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Morgan State University Foundation. Please include “S. Lee Martin-Track & Field” in the memo line.last_img read more

Fix Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems code

first_imgFix Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems (code 43) by Martin Brinkmann on April 25, 2017 in Tutorials – Last Update: May 22, 2018 – 10 commentsThe following troubleshooting guide offers instructions on how to fix code 43 error messages that the Windows Device Manager may display.The error message that you may see in the Device Manager reads Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems (code 43).Basically, what it says is that Windows has stopped the device, and device can be pretty much anything. for instance a Nvidia graphics card, or an USB device such as a printer, external hard drive, or media players.The error happens on all recent versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system including on Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.Identify the issueThe very first thing you may want to do is check whether Code 43 is indeed the error message that causes the issue. You need to open the Windows Device Manager for that:Tap on the Windows-key, type devmgmt.msc and hit the Enter-key on the keyboard.If the Device Manager does not highlight a problematic device right away, check the Display Adapters and Universal Serial Bus controllers sections first.Device Manager may highlight the problematic device with a yellow exclamation mark, but that may not be the case all the time.Double-click on a device to open its properties.The properties window highlights the device’s status on the general tab. Check it to find out whether Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems (code 43) is listed there as the status of the device.Additional error messages or information may be listed there, for instance “The USB device returned an invalid USB configuration descriptor”.Fix Error Code 43 on WindowsNow that you have verified that Windows has stopped this device code 43 is indeed the error that caused a device to stop working properly on the machine, it is time to fix the issue.The error message that Windows throws is generic, and could indicate a serious issue with the hardware component, e.g. an USB device, or just a temporary error that will go away on its own.This makes troubleshooting the issue problematic, as there is no one fix fits it all solution.Before you startWhat you may want to do first is retrace your steps before the error code was thrown. Did you install a new device driver, update Windows, install a new software program, or switch cables or move the hardware component to another USB port?If you come up with something that may have caused the issue, you may be close to a solution. It is probable, that something like installing a new driver may cause the issue.Fix 1: Restart the PCRestarting the windows PC may fix the issue, as device drivers may be loaded on next start, and the device may work just like before in that case.It is worth a try, but only once. If you notice that Windows code 43 is thrown again during the next session, you can be certain that this is not a temporary hardware issue, but something that requires more attention.Fix 2: Unplug, plug in the deviceIf the device is an external one, for instance a printer, Bluetooth dongle, or webcam, you may be able to resolve the issue by unplugging it from the Windows PC, and plugging it back in.You may also try another USB port if one is available while you are at it. This resolved the issue for a user on Ten Forums who bought a USB Bluetooth Dongle only to find out that it was throwing error code 43.Some USB devices may require more power than they are getting. Plugging them into a different port may resolve the issue.Fix 3: Remove other USB devicesIf other USB devices are connected to the computer, try unplugging those and restart the PC afterwards, Check if this solved the issue.This could hint at an incompatibility between devices, or a power issue.Fix 4: Uninstall DriversMicrosoft’s suggestion for code 43 errors on Windows is to identify the device and uninstall its drivers.  You do that in the Device Manager which we opened already to check for the issue in the first place.In case you forgot how to start it: tap on the Windows-key, type devmgmt.msc and hit the Enter-key.Double-click on the device that you want to remove the drivers from, and select the Driver tab afterwards.Locate the “uninstall driver” or “uninstall device” button. The former button is displayed on older versions of Windows, the latter on the latest versions of Windows 10.Windows displays a warning message, that you are about to remove the device from the system. Don’t worry to much about that, as we will add the device again in the next step of the process.Select the “ok” or “uninstall” option, whichever is displayed on the prompt that you have got to start the uninstallation process.The Device Manager is reloaded after the removal, and the device should not be listed anymore in it.Now that the device has been removed, it is time to scan the PC for it to add it as a component once more.Select Action > Scan for hardware changes, and wait until the scan completes. The device should be added again to the PC, and you may want to double-click on the device to check its status under General. If all went well, you should get “This device is working properly” as the status”.Fix 5: Update DriversIf all options listed above did not resolve the issue, you may be able to resolve it by updating the device driver. This depends largely on the device, and whether a newer version of the driver is available.Right-click on the device in the Device Manager, and select “Update Driver Software”. Windows checks for updated drivers for the device, and if found, downloads and installs them.If no new driver is found, it is advised to check the manufacturer’s website to find out whether a new driver is available.Fix 6: Power ManagementIf you use a laptop, or any power plan but high performance, the save power feature may be responsible for devices throwing the error code 43.Open the Device Manager once more, and locate the USB Root Hub components under Universal Serial Bus controllers there.Double-click on the first USB Root Hub device listed there, and select properties from the options. Switch to the power management tab when the new window opens, and remove the checkmark from “allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”.Click on ok to finalize the process, and repeat it for any other USB Root Hub device listed.The second power management feature that you may want to check is found in the Power Options.Tap on the Windows-key, type powercfg.cpl and hit the Enter-key. This opens the Power Options on Window PCs.Find the power plan that is active, and click on the “change plan settings” link next to it.On the next page, select “change advanced power settings”.Navigate to USB Settings > USB selective suspend setting in the Power Options window that opens, and switch the settings to disabled (you may see two, on battery, and plugged in).Click on apply to complete the process.Fix 6: Microsoft Fix-It to diagnose and fix Windows USB problemsMicrosoft released a Fix It solution, a one-click solution, to troubleshoot USB related problems on Windows.To use it, download the program from Microsoft’s website to the local PC, and run it afterwards.Make sure you click on advanced on the first screen that opens, and remove the checkmark from “apply repairs automatically”. If you don’t do that, fixes are applied automatically without you having any say in the matter.By removing the checkmark, all fixes are listed, and it is up to you to run them or not. This gives you greater control over the process.The Windows USB Troubleshooter fixes the following issues:Your USB class filter was not recognized.Your USB device is not recognized.USB printer device is not printing.USB storage device cannot be ejected.Windows Update is configured to never update drivers.Smaller fixesThe device may be defect. If that is the case, no amount of fixing in the world will resolve the issue. If you just bought it, consider returning it and getting a new one.The cable of the device may not work correctly. If you have a spare cable, try this to see if it resolve the code 43 error.Videos with troubleshooting instructionsThe first video walks you through the steps of fixing Code 43 for Nvidia cards.The next video helps fix the code 43 error when you run virtual currency miners, e.g. Bitcoin or Ethereum.What Microsoft has to say about Code 43 on WindowsMicrosoft published a technical explanation for the error code 43 on Windows on its Hardware Dev Center website, where it reveals that a driver that controls the device informs the Windows operating system that the device failed.The Microsoft Windows USB Core Team published a blog post “Why does my USB device work on Windows 8.0 but fail on Windows 8.1 with code 43” after the launch of Windows 8.1 in which it provided information on code 43 errors after upgrading from Windows 8 to 8.1A few USB devices when connected to a port of an Enhanced Host Controller (EHCI) might not enumerate on Windows 8.1 but work on Windows 8. In Windows 8.1, the failure is reported as error code 43 in Device Manager. One of the reasons is that the device reports itself as supporting a USB version greater than 2.00, but does not provide the required BOS descriptor.Microsoft highlights another cause for Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43) on Technet, this time on laptops running Windows 7.The symptom is when you connect a USB device to windows7 laptop, system will pop up a message “One of the USB device attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it”.In addition, you can find an error code 43 in device manager “Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)”.SummaryArticle NameFix Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems (code 43)DescriptionFind out how to troubleshoot the device error Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems (code 43) on Windows. 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Consumer watchdog puts another airline in the crosshairs for collusion

first_imgKorean Air has become the latest airlines targeted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for collusion in the air cargo industry.Korean Air has become the 12th carrier investigated by the ACCC, and it’s not yet known whether or not the carrier will fight the charges which allege that between 2001 and 2006, the carrier entered into arrangements which “had the purpose or effect of fixing the price of a fuel surcharge, a security surcharge and a customs fee”.Similar allegations from the Department of Justice in the United States were not fought by the Korean Flag carrier, and subsequent fines of US$300 million were levied against the airline.In Australia, the ACCC has ordered some AU$41 million against carriers including Qantas, British Airways and Air France-KLM.Currently Singapore Airlines Cargo, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Garuda Indonesia, and Thai Airways are fighting their charges in separate court cases.e-Travel Blackboard understands that the investigations are still not yet over and other airlines could still be implicated in the Australian investigations.Long-spanning, these investigations are currently being examined all around the world and have been taking place by different consumer watchdogs since mid-2006. <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/2095b/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.Xlast_img read more

Tourism Industry Awards finalists named

first_imgTourism Industry Awards finalists namedThe finalists in the 2015 Tourism Industry Awards have been named.Selected from over 100 entries, the 34 finalists across two individual and eight business categories represent most sectors across the $24 billion tourism industry, Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) Chief Executive Chris Roberts says.TIA has relaunched the Tourism Industry Awards this year to set a benchmark of excellence and celebrate success in New Zealand’s diverse tourism industry.“The finalists range from big corporates to the SMEs (small and medium enterprises) that dominate our industry, and are spread across the country, from Northland to Otago.”Mr Roberts says the independent panel of judges, made up of tourism industry and other business sector leaders, was impressed with the high calibre of entries in the expanded and reinvigorated awards programme.“The awards are closely aligned with the industry growth framework Tourism 2025, which aims to almost double annual tourism revenue to $41 billion by 2025, and represent both individual and business excellence.”The winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner in Auckland on Friday, 2 October. The winner of the Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Industry Award will receive international air travel to any Air New Zealand destination in North America, South America or Asia valued at up to $10,000 to help them grow their tourism business.2015 Tourism Industry Awards FinalistsEmerging Tourism Leader, supported by PATA TrustRoss Copland, Coronet Peak Ski Area, QueenstownSarah Greener, The Rock Adventure Cruise, Paihia Ryan Sanders, Haka Tours Ltd, AucklandTourism Industry Champion, supported by Sudima Hotels & ResortsKiri Goulter, Hamilton & Waikato TourismJeroen Jongejans, Dive! TutukakaBruce Thomasen, Skyline Enterprises Ltd, RotoruaVisitor Experience Award, supported by ServiceIQCoronet Peak Ski Area, QueenstownDart River – Ngai Tahu Tourism, GlenorchyRainbow’s End Theme Park Ltd, AucklandSKYCITY Grand Hotel, AucklandBusiness Excellence Award – annual turnover less than $6 million, supported by WestpacCQ Hotels WellingtonDive! TutukakaHaka Tours Ltd, AucklandBusiness Excellence Award – annual turnover more than $6 million, supported by JLT/AIGHanmer Springs Thermal Pools and SpaRainbow’s End Theme Park Ltd, AucklandSkyline RotoruaThrifty Car Rental New Zealand, ChristchurchEnvironmental Tourism AwardCoronet Peak Ski Area, QueenstownDive! TutukakaThe Langham, AucklandZiptrek Ecotours, QueenstownMaori Cultural Tourism AwardAuckland War Memorial MuseumNgai Tahu Tourism, ChristchurchTIME Unlimited Tours, AucklandTourism Marketing Campaign Award, supported by ReserveGroupDestination RotoruaHaka Tours Ltd, AucklandThrifty Car Rental New Zealand, ChristchurchIndustry Alignment AwardArt Deco Trust, NapierBay of Islands Destination Marketing GroupDepartment of Conservation / Air New Zealand – The Great Walk StoryThe Middle-earth Trilogy – Te Puia, Hobbiton Movie Set Tours, Discover WaitomoTourism 2025 Enabler Award, supported by Auckland AirportAngus & Associates, WellingtonPositively Wellington TourismTaupo District Council, Tuaropaki Ltd, Destination Great Lake TaupoSource = Tourism Industry Association New Zealandlast_img read more

Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute ri

first_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Top Stories D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ To say Kevin Kolb had a rough night Sunday would be anunderstatement.Just two of the four passes thrown by Arizona’s startingquarterback were caught, with one of them being hauled inby Saints cornerback Malcolm Jenkins. Not long after thatKolb exited the game following a hard tackle that left himwith what has been diagnosed as a rib contusion. The poor performance coupled with yet another injury hasmany questioning if the 27-year-old can ever be aneffective NFL QB, though NFL Network’s Michael Lombardihas felt that way for a while. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkecenter_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation 0 Comments   Share   “When I watched Kevin Kolb play with the PhiladelphiaEagles I would always say…I was more impressed with what[Eagles coach] Andy Reid did to make him look good than Iwas with Kevin Kolb actually looking good,” Lombardi toldESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd Monday. “And Ithink that’s the challenge as an evaluator you must gothrough: is this the player or is this the schemeenhancing the player?“Clearly in Philadelphia it was that Andy was doing theright things for Kevin Kolb.” – / 15last_img read more

Arizona cornerback Antonio Cromartie noticed the b

first_imgArizona cornerback Antonio Cromartie noticed the boos, but has nothing but respect for his division rival.“Yeah, it’s a lot of boos, but at the end of the day you’ve got to respect what they do,” he said. “They go out and win games. They’re here for the second time in two years competing for the world championship.”But really, it comes as no surprise that the fans were in no mood to celebrate anyone from the great northwest.“That’s loyalty, I love it,” Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel said. “I love it.” – / 21 The fans even booed their cheerleader.But most of their wrath was saved for the middle of the first quarter, when five Seahawks players — who were elected to the game but not participating due to their team playing in next Sunday’s Super Bowl — were interviewed during the game.It was shown on the videoboard, and if you were in the stadium, chances are you could not hear any of what was said when sideline host Willie McGinist was talking to a group comprised of Kam Chancellor, Marshawn Lynch, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Bobby Wagner. The boos were loud. Really, really loud.“I definitely noticed that,” Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson said. “Thank you.”If nothing else, it was another sign that the Seahawks have become the Cardinals’ primary rival, at least among the fans. Sure, there were some jeers for representatives of the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys, but the majority of the vitriol was reserved for the defending Super Bowl champs.Of course, it was just more than one month ago that the Seahawks, in the very same stadium, knocked off the Cardinals 35-6 on national television. That game allowed the Seattle to overtake Arizona in the NFC West standings. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling GLENDALE, Ariz. — With the NFL’s Pro Bowl being played at University of Phoenix Stadium, you had to figure Arizona Cardinals Patrick Peterson, Antonio Cromartie, Calais Campbell and Justin Bethel would receive more than their share of applause, which they did.But for the very reason the four Cardinals received so many cheers Sunday, members of the Seattle Seahawks heard a chorus of boos every time they were announced to the crowd. Comments   Share   last_img read more