England’s Jos Buttler admits he is a ‘huge fan’ of South Africa danger man Quinton de Kock | Cricket News

first_img 1:56 Former England captain Michael Atherton says Ben Stokes’ return to England’s T20 squad for next month’s tour of South Africa is a ‘huge bonus’ – Advertisement – “I’m a huge fan of his, I think he’s a fantastic player,” Buttler told reporters. “I think he’s got an excellent cricket brain, I like the way he looks at the game and the way he takes it on.“He’s probably one of my favourite players in the world at the moment. Having played against him, he’s incredibly difficult to keep quiet with the bat, I enjoy his wicketkeeping style as well, he’s a fantastic wicketkeeper.“He’s a brilliant player and he’ll be a real danger man for South Africa on this trip.” Jos Buttler says Quinton de Kock is one of his 'favourite players in the world'
Jos Buttler says Quinton de Kock is one of his 'favourite players in the world'

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IAAF World Relays: Ghana’s women’s 4x100m qualify for finals

first_imgGhana’s women’s 4x100m relay team have qualified for the finals of the 4x100m relays at the IAAF World Relay Championships in Yokohama, Japan.The quartet qualified in 2nd place (44.12s) in a chaotic Heat 2 in which Great Britain and France dropped their batons and did not finish their races; while Canada were disqualified. Nigeria also encountered baton change problems before recovering to finish in a disappointing 4th place and miss out on a place in the finals.Ghana will now qualify for the World Athletics Championships irrespective of their position in the final. They just need to avoid disqualification in the race to qualify.Running in Lane 5, Flings Owusu-Agyapong started Ghana off on the first leg and handed over Gemma Acheampong on the second leg.Persis William-Mensah ran a strong 3rd leg to hold off the challenge from Great Britain but she still handed off to Hor Halutie in 5th position on the anchor leg with the likes of Denmark, France, Great Britain and Canada all ahead of Ghana.While the change over for Ghana was smooth, Britain and France dropped theirs in the final change over and Nigeria struggled with their handover. That allowed Hor to slip through and finish in 3rd with a time of 44.12s, behind Denmark (1st) and Canada (2nd).Canada were then disqualified and Ghana moved into 2nd position and a place the final.Overall, Ghana qualified the slowest, and will now come up against USA, Germany, Brazil, Jamaica, Australia, Italy and Denmark in tomorrow’s final.last_img read more

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Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – December 21, 2011

first_img SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newletter – December 1, 2010December 3, 2010In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Give the gift of geocachingNovember 28, 2016In “News”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – September 21, 2011September 21, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter” Give the Gift of Geocaching PremiumWhat better gift to give the geocacher in your life than more time to go geocaching? Geocaching Premium provides advanced features and functionality that streamline the geocaching adventure so your favorite geocacher (or geocacher-to-be) can spend less time at the computer and more time outside searching for geocaches.Groundspeak Gift Memberships provide the recipient with 12 months of Geocaching Premium access. The gift can be used to upgrade a Basic Member or to extend an existing Premium Membership by a year. And Geocaching Premium Membership is one gift they won’t have to wait for, since Groundspeak Gift Memberships are immediately credited to users’ accounts.If you want to upgrade someone to Geocaching Premium, but prefer to have something physical for them to unwrap, check out the Premium Membership Gift Card, which can be purchased through Shop Geocaching or through selected International Retailers.With all the time your special geocacher will save with Geocaching Premium, they might just have enough time to give you the gift of Premium Membership.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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Joyent Relaunches Node.js Service, Announces Cloud Analytics

first_imgCloud hosting provider Joyent re-launched its Node.js hosting service no.de this week. Joyent, the sponsor company of Node.js, is now offering versions 0.4.0 and 0.4.1 to no.de users. It also announced Cloud Analytics, a new service for finding problems with Node.js applications. Related Posts According to a blog post by Joyent’s Dave Pacheco, Cloud Analytics is a ” tool for real-time performance analysis of production systems and applications deployed in the cloud.” So far it’s only available for Node.js and most of the metrics require version 0.4.0.Cloud Analytics can monitor:Node.js 0.4.x: HTTP server operations decomposed by method, URL, remote IP, remote port, and latency.Node.js 0.4.x: HTTP client operations decomposed by method, URL, server address, server port, and latency.Node.js 0.4.x: garbage collection operations decomposed by GC type and latency. Node.js 0.4.x: socket operations decomposed by type, remote host and port, size, and buffered data.Filesystem: logical filesystem operations decomposed by pid, application name, zone name (SmartMachine name), operation type, filesystem type, and latency.CPU: thread executions decomposed by pid, application name, zone name, runtime, and reason leaving CPU.The Node.js hosting space continues to heat up. We’ve covered other entrant to the field including Nodejitsu, NodeSocket and Nodester. To understand the interest in Node.js, you might want to read our interview with Guillermo Rauch.Also, Joyent’s chief evangelist Tom Hughs-Croucher released a full preview of his book on Node.js today. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… klint finley Tags:#cloud#Cloud Providers Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Remarks were against Pak.: MLA

first_imgBJP MLA Vikram Saini, who waded into controversy with the claim that India is a country for Hindus as it is known as ‘Hindustan’, on Wednesday clarified that his outburst was against Pakistan and not Muslims.The Khatauli MLA publicly said on Monday that .“irresponsible leaders” had allowed some Muslims to live in India.“During Partition, due to them [Muslims], the Hindus are facing problem in the country. If they [Muslims] had not stopped in India, property of crores would be of the Hindus,” Mr. Saini had said.However, Mr. Saini on Wednesday sought to wriggle out of the controversy by saying he did not intend to hurt any religious sentiments.His remarks, he said, were directed against Pakistan in the backdrop of the discourteous treatment meted out to imprisoned Indian Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife and mother in Islamabad.“I did not intend to hurt religious sentiments. I was enraged over Pakistan’s behaviour with Jadhav’s family members. My remarks were not against Muslims,” he said.Meanwhile, on Mr. Saini’s remarks, Uttar Pradesh Minister Dharam Singh Saini said they were his personal views.Last year, Mr. Saini sparked controversy when he threatened to break the limbs of those who kill and disrespect cows. Mr. Saini is an accused in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case and was detained under the National Security Act.last_img read more

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Molina hopes for positive end to PH’s AVC stint ahead of SEA Games

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The Kazakhs have a 7-centimeter average height advantage over the Philippines with only Jaja Santiago serving as the hosts’ lone towering figure as the lanky hitter stands at 6-foot-5.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “Tomorrow will be our last game in the tournament so we really have to take a strong win before we head to the SEA Games,” said Frances Molina in Fiipino at Alonte Sports Arena.The 59th-ranked Philippines will face Kazakhstan, the no. 21 team in the FIVB rankings, for the seventh place in the tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingMolina said they will look to bounce back after their earlier loss to the Kazakhs in the preliminaries where they got swept 25-23, 25-20, 25-19.“We were prepared for them in our last game but we just couldn’t get over their height advantage,” said Molina. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—The Philippines is looking to end its campaign in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship with a win ahead of its campaign in the Southeast Asian Games.The Philippines were fresh off a three-set loss to Chinese-Taipei, 25-19, 25-20, 25-19, in the classification stage that took their chance away to take the fifth seed.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Vietnam overcomes Kazakhstan, guns for 5th place in AVC Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Dez Bryant Arrested on Misdemeanor Assualt Charge

Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, who has had a tumultuous off-the-field existence, was arrested Monday after turning himself in to DeSoto, Tx police. The charge: misdemeanor domestic violence against a female family friend, DeSoto (Texas) police confirmed.Bryant was booked around an event that allegedly occurred Saturday, police said. No further information was immediately available.A source said late Monday night that Bryant was in an argument with his half brother and wound up pushing his mother, Angela. According to the source, police responded to a call , but no arrests were made at that point. Further examination of the reports resulted in Monday’s arrest, the source said.Bryant was charged with a Class A misdemeanor for assaulting a female family member, police told KDFW-TV in Dallas. The woman did not need to be taken to the hospital for her injuries, the report said.The station said police declined to elaborate on the circumstances surrounding the arrest or Bryant’s relationship to the alleged victim.Bryant’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, declined to comment. The Cowboys said they were aware of the incident late Monday.The Class A misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of up to $4,000 and up to a year in jail. The arrest also subjects Bryant to possible penalty under the NFL’s personal conduct policy.This is Bryant’s first arrest, but it is not his first incident that required police involvement since the Cowboys traded up to select the former Oklahoma State star with the 24th overall pick in the 2010 draft.In January, Bryant was detained by police but not arrested after an alleged altercation at a Miami Beach night club.Last summer, off-duty police working as security at an upscale Dallas mall kicked Bryant and friends out of the mall because of inappropriate attire (sagging pants) and language. Bryant was temporarily banned from the mall.Bryant, who was widely considered a top-10 talent but slipped in the draft due to teams’ character concerns, has also been sued for unpaid debts for jewelry and sports tickets from before he was drafted. read more

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Journey to Dhaka begins

first_imgHolidaymakers are returning home after enjoying Eid vacation. Photo: UNBA crowded Dhaka looked somewhat deserted once people started leaving the capital city to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha at their village homes.The holidaymakers have already started returning to the capital after celebrating the Eid with their families in their hometowns, reports UNB.They are coming back as the weekday begins on Sunday.On Saturday, moderate crowds of people coming back to the city were found at Railway stations, bus and launch terminals.However, the pressure of the returnees is still low, said witnesses and authorities.Alamgir Hossain, ioint director at Naval Traffic, said 70 launches reached Sadarghat Launch terminal from 23 routes from around 7am to 11am on Saturday.He said the number of returning passengers is not that much high yet, but it will increase on Sunday.Trains were running about half an hour behind their schedules on average, causing delay to the departure of the outgoing ones, said Mizanur Rahman, a sub-inspector at Kamalapur Railway Station.Shahidul Islam, a banker who returned from Kushtia by train, told UNB that he along with his family members had to return today (Saturday) as his office and the schools of his kids reopen on Sunday.”There was a less crowd. So, we didn’t have to suffer much except the delayed train,” he added.Meanwhile, ferry services on Shimulia-Kathalbari route were disrupted for two hours from around 4am to 6am due to poor navigability in the Padma river causing immense sufferings to passengers.Ten small ferries are in operation while more than 300 vehicles waiting on both sides of the river, said Khandaker Shah Khaled Newaz, assistant general manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA).The dredging worksare going on to solve the navigability problem and soon the ferry services will get back to normalcy, he added.He also said 87 launches and 400 speedboats are transporting passengers on this route.Farhana Dolly, a resident of Shahjahanpur who was returning from Feni, said, it took lesser time to reach Dhaka this time as the highway was relatively free of traffic.As the festive mood of Eid vacation has not lost its charm yet, those who did not leave the city for Eid celebrations enjoyed the city free from traffic jams, noise and crowd.Zarif Rafiul Haque Iraz, a Dhaka city dweller, said Dhaka remains free from traffic only during long vacations, especially during Eid holidays.”This is the reason I along with my friends decided to roam around the city to enjoy crowd-free and traffic-free Dhaka experience,” he added.This year, along with the three-day Eid holidays, most of the holiday makers got additional two days off — Friday and Saturday.Dhaka is expected to get back to its usual bustle on Sunday when people will be returning to the capital in their thousands from Saturday night.last_img read more

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