Pakistan appoint new T20 skipper

first_imgISLAMABAD (AP) — Wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed replaced Shahid Afridi as captain of Pakistan’s Twenty20 team yesterday after the national team made an early exit from the World Twenty20. Afridi quit as captain after Pakistan lost three of their four group matches at the World Twenty20 tournament in India but said he wanted to continue playing the shortest format of international cricket. “I spoke to Sarfraz this morning and conveyed to him that he was our natural choice for this position,” PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said in a statement. “His appointment is open-ended. I wish him good luck in his new role.” Ahmed, 28, played in all the four World Twenty20 matches but batted lower down the order throughout the tournament despite having a good strike rate of 120.24 in 21 Twenty20 Internationals. Ahmed led Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan’s first professional domestic Twenty20 league in February before losing to the Misbah-ul-Haq-led Islamabad United in the final. Ahmed made his international debut in 2007, a year after he led Pakistan to win the Under-19 World Cup. He has scored 1,077 runs in 58 ODIs and 1,296 runs in 21 Test matches at an impressive average of 46.28. Last year he was made Pakistan’s vice-captain for both T20 and ODI teams. Ahmed said it was a big achievement for him to lead Pakistan in the shortest format. “It’s an honour for me that I’ve been made the captain. I was looking at various things since I was made the vice-captain and have noted it down,” Ahmed told reporters in his hometown Karachi.last_img read more

Backupify Makes Your Social Media Data Searchable, Restorable

first_imgmarshall kirkpatrick Related Posts Cloud-to-cloud social media and webmail backup provider Backupify is announcing this morning the imminent availability of a new service called CloudSight. CloudSight will render a customer’s entire archive searchable and available for restoration with a single click.“The [CloudSite] service gives social media and compliance professionals an automated audit trail of customer- facing corporate online communications across all major social media and cloud platforms including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Gmail,” Backupify says. A number of different companies are providing similar services now, but Backupify’s appears unique in some important ways. Update: Unfortunately, it looks like the day of this announcement Backupify has experienced some down time.In the consumer world, YCombinator-backed startup Greplin has made a big splash for promising to render your digital data trail searchable as well. That’s not a business-focused service, though, and doesn’t offer data restoration the way Backupify does.Backupify CloudSight Overview from Backupify on Vimeo.Perhaps somewhere between the two is where the forthcoming Locker Project is aimed. That open-source service, being built by XMPP inventor Jeremie Miller, is based on the premise of turning each user’s data locker into a private application platform. Miller’s service aims to capture each user’s published data – but also the data they have subscribed to, including the data their contacts have published.Backupify fans have begun talking about what kinds of applications could be built on an API for that service, as well. “I’d look to build some cross-network analysis and search tools,” says Hubspot co-founder Dharmesh Shah in a top-voted Quora reply on the topic. “Like: ‘Show me everyone in the San Francisco area that I’ve sent an email to in the last 90 days’ (with location data from Twitter and Facebook, and email from Gmail).”For now there’s no API, but Backupify certainly becomes more interesting with the addition of the CloudSight feature. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#Products 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Hot-shooting San Beda humbles Mapua for 6th win

first_imgMOST READ ‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family PLAY LIST 03:06‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9303:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next SAN BEDA 66 – Tankoua 11, Mocon 10, Potts 8, Bolick 6, Soberano 6, Cabanag 5, Carino 4, Bahio 4, Doliguez 3, Adamos 3, Tongco 2, Presbitero 2, Oftana 2, Abuda 0.MAPUA 55 – Bunag 20, Orquina 11, Magboo 10, Nieles 6, Victoria 4, Aguirre 2, Gabo 2, Jimenez 0, Raflores 0.Quarters: 23-6, 31-20, 51-32, 66-55. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Mapua still tried to recover and cut the deficit to just nine, 64-55, after a Kim Magboo bucket with 1:12 to play, but Robert Bolick’s free throws doused that rally as San Beda cruised to its fifth straight victory.Donald Tankoua made a living in the paint for the Red Lions, grabbing 11 points and 16 rebounds for his best game to date.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJavee Mocon got 10 markers and six boards, Davon Potts had eight points and three rebounds, and Bolick collected six markers, eight boards, and four dimes in the balanced attack for San Beda.Despite the comfortable triumph, coach Boyet Fernandez chided his wards for what he felt was a lackluster showing in the payoff period.center_img SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games San Beda’s Davon Potts and Donald Tankoua celebrate. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda stepped on the gas pedal early and blew Mapua out, 66-55, to nab its sixth win in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Coming off a week-long break, the Red Lions imposed their will early and raced to a 23-6 charge in the first period, pulling away from the Cardinals and grabbing a lead as high as 25, 49-24 late in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “If we played the way we played in the fourth quarter, I think we’ll have a hard time against them. We played bad in the fourth quarter,” he said. “I just have to let the other guys realize that we can’t let those things happen. I hope my players realize that.”The Cardinals missed the services of Andoy Estrella, who is nursing an MCL injury.In his absence, Christian Bunag stepped up for the skidding Mapua (1-6) with 20 points and 18 rebounds in the team’s fifth consecutive defeat.Almel Orquina got 11 markers and four boards, while Magboo had 10 points and four rebounds.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NBA: Analyst Charles Barkley says it’s ‘stupid’ that Kyrie Irving wants to leave Cavs WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesseslast_img read more

10 months agoGattuso happy with AC Milan victory over SPAL

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Gattuso happy with AC Milan victory over SPALby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Rino Gattuso was happy with victory over SPAL.Andrea Petagna had given SPAL the lead at San Siro, but Samu Castillejo and Higuain turned it around, plus a last-gasp Gianluigi Donnarumma save on Mohamed Fares for the 2-1 result.“I liked the team performance a great deal, both technically and tactically. I liked the mentality of the side, that knew how to suffer,” Gattuso told DAZN.“We could’ve killed it off earlier and must continue to improve. We’ve had to deal with all sorts of things this year. Now we go to Doha without Suso for the Italian Super Cup, one of our most important players, but I don’t want any alibis.“We had two big games in December that we didn’t make the most of, but we’ve just got to lick our wounds and keep going.” last_img read more

10 months agoBarcelona striker Munir agrees Sevilla move

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona striker Munir agrees Sevilla moveby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSevilla are closing on a deal for Barcelona striker Munir El Haddadi.Cadena Cope says Munir, off contract in June, has a deal with Sevilla.Barcelona have tried to get him to sign on twice but both offers were rejected by the forward. The pre-agreement with Sevilla is the offer Munir is said to have chosen. He had others. Real Betis wanted him and a Premier League side offered him a lot of money too, but he did not want to go to England.A departure from Barca this month is now likely. last_img

Michigan Fan Finds Way To Troll Both Ohio State And Michigan State In 1 Sign

first_imgMichigan's band playing on the field.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 4: The Michigan Marching Band performs during the NCAA football game between the Ball State Cardinals and the Michigan Wolverines on November 4, 2006 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won 34-26. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)ESPN’s College GameDay is in Ann Arbor this morning ahead of Michigan’s big rivalry game with Michigan State, but one fan wasn’t content to come up with a sign that just trolls the Spartans. No, he also had to include Ohio State too.In the below sign, shown on television Saturday morning, a Wolverines supporter pokes fun at both Ohio State’s schedule and Michigan State’s academics. Pretty clever.You can see more signs from GameDay here.last_img

The BBCs rollout of updates to its iPlayer catch

first_imgThe BBC’s rollout of updates to its iPlayer catch-up TV service has continued with the launch of a new version of the kids version of the service, CBBC iPlayer, on computers, tablets and mobile phones.The homepages of CBBC iPlayer now include an image-led “curated experience”, showcasing key programmes, seasons, events and themes. The service also now features a restart feature for simulcast streams allowing users to rewind through the last two hours of the programming schedule.Children’s iPlayer is also now available for the first time on smartphones and tablets, seen as key devices for the target audience.The Children’s iPlayer websites are built using the same components and technology as the main version of iPlayer and is based on responsive design, enabling it to be adapted for different screens.The BBC has emphasised the care it has take to ensure a safe environment for kids. In a blog posting, Graham Matthews, business analyst, BBC iPlayer said: “The driving principle behind this is to try to deliver the most appropriate experience for all users of the websites. In Children’s iPlayer we have different navigation for CBBC and CBeebies which highlights the relevant programmes and schedules for these channels. This also separates the children’s content from the rest of the programmes in the main version of iPlayer, which may feature content that is inappropriate for young children. We have also scoped search results and recommendations so that only CBBC and CBeebies programmes are returned.”Matthews said the BBC had also taken care to ensure that links from the site have been considered for appropriateness, and social sharing tools on the playback page are not displayed to children. Links to the main iPlayer are accompanied by pop-ups informating users they leaving the children’s area.The BBC will roll out a Cbeebies iPlayer for younger kids in the weeks to come.last_img read more

Matthias Kurth Spectrum stakeholders need to work

first_imgMatthias KurthSpectrum stakeholders need to work together to create a Europe-wide spectrum strategy, according to Matthias Kurth, executive chairman of cable industry body Cable Europe.Speaking at the European Spectrum Management Conference in Brussels, Kurth said that stakeholders need to plan for the explosion in video and television demand both linear and non-linear, an increase in access points as mobility grows, and growing demand for WiFi spectrum.“We need to ask ourselves three questions before assigning spectrum,” said Kurth. “Is the usage the most efficient possible? Is there a risk of interference with existing, efficient spectrum users? And where is the strongest demand likely to be in the future? This, combined with comprehensive impact assessments and clear policy recommendations flowing from the Commission, will safeguard the future coexistence which is an imperative for industry and consumers alike”.Kurth also called for the principles of coexistence and future-oriented planning to guarantee the security of new and existing services to be placed at the centre of spectrum planning.last_img read more

Danish telco and cable operator TDC was hit hard b

first_imgDanish telco and cable operator TDC was hit hard by cord-cutting in its home market in the third quarter, with the loss of 18,000 TV customers, adding to already significant TV losses over the previous two quarters.Revenue from TV in Denmark declined by 2.3% to DKK3.121 billion (€419 million) for the first nine months as a whole, which the telco blamed on “sustained cord-cutting”.TDC, which operates under the YouSee brand in the Danish consumer market, has seen its TV base decline by 70,000, or 5%, year-on-year.On a slightly brighter note, the loss in revenue due to a declining customer base was partly offset by higher ARPU, up 0.8% year-on-year thanks to the success of its Blockbuster-branded transactional VOD service. Subscription ARPU remained stable, with the loss in customers offset by higher prices.The company’s domestic broadband base also declined slightly, hit by competition from low-cost providers.TDC has sought to counter the factors hitting its TV base by revamping its offering, providing exclusive content and streaming services as part of its TV packages. The operator also launched a new Android TV app for multi-room viewing and announced a new flexible packaging structure for multi-play customers, including a wider range of TV options, in September.TDC’s Norwegian arm, cable operator Get, lost 2,000 TV customers during the quarter, driven by competition and TV unbundling. Get has lost 10,000 TV subscribers year-on-year, but TV revenue for the first nine months improved thanks to price increases related to the new TV offering with streaming services, a new improved TV app and a new TV platform.TDC said that the loss of TV customers experienced since the first quarter if this year would have a negative quarterly run-rate impact on gross profit year-on-year of DKK30 million.Pernille Erenjberg“Q3 has been eventful and important for TDC Group, with major launches, acquisitions, insourcing and public tender decisions,” said TDC CEO Pernille Erenjberg.“YouSee launched a new loyalty programme, YouSee More, giving customers flexible benefits depending on how many of our products they retain. We expect this programme to increase product holdings within the households, increase customer loyalty and reduce churn. YouSee also announced a new TV portfolio, positioning YouSee as both content aggregator and provider, with exclusive content for our customers and increased flexibility in the TV packages to integrate flow TV and OTT streaming. With YouSee’s new TV portfolio we are aligning our TV offerings in Denmark and Norway,” she said.The company posted overall revenue of DKK15.224 billion for the first nine months of the year, down 2.5%, and EBITDA of DKK6.285 billion, down 2.3%.last_img read more

Is the energystoring solar cell soon to be reality

first_img Provided by University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Electricity from a renewable energy source such as the sun or wind is only available when the wind blows or the sun shines, and it is extremely difficult to store any surplus electricity. New concepts are required—and researchers from the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy at FAU are counting on chemical concepts for storing energy.In two joint projects, the scientists are exploring new ideas for using molecules to store solar energy and are investigating molecules and processes that allow energy to be stored efficiently and released in a controlled manner when required. It is even conceivable that stored chemical energy could be converted directly into electrical energy.The research is based on the so-called norbornadiene-quadricyclane storage system. Norbornadiene (NBD) and quadricyclane (QC) are hydrocarbons and have been under discussion among experts as potential candidates for storing solar energy for some time now. Under the influence of light, a reaction within the norbornadiene molecule is triggered, causing the molecule to transform into quadricyclane. The reaction produces an energy density similar to that of a high-performance battery. Thanks to this property, quadricyclane is also known as “solar fuel.”The sub-project focusing on photochemical and magnetochemical storage and the release of solar energy in strained organic compounds is led by Prof. Dr. Dirk Guldi and Prof. Dr. Andreas Hirsch. The scientists are working on producing various new groups of NBD and QC derivatives. In addition, they are systematically investigating the influence of photosensitizers and electron acceptors as well as solvents and magnetic fields within this process. The long-term goal of the researchers is to create a closed system-fuel cycle for molecular storage systems.Prof. Dr. Julien Bachmann, Prof. Dr. Jörg Libuda and Dr. Christian Papp are working together in the sub-project focussing on catalytic and electro-chemical release of solar energy stored in strained organic compounds. The scientists are developing new catalyst systems and electrodes that can be used to convert chemical energy directly into electrical energy. They intend proving the concept behind the functional principle using hybrid boundary surfaces with a suitable electronic structure, chemical structure and electrochemical stability.The results of both sub-projects could form the basis for building an energy-storing solar cell. The electricity created by solar energy could be stored intelligently and used highly efficiently thanks to intramolecular reactions. Credit: CC0 Public Domain Liquid storage of solar energy – more effective than ever before Storing solar energy is the central challenge facing energy researchers. Alongside traditional solutions such as solar cells or batteries, creative chemical concepts for storing energy are paving the way for entirely new opportunities. Intramolecular reactions are making it possible to transform solar energy and store it in a singular molecule. This may form the basis for constructing energy-storing solar cells.center_img Citation: Is the energy-storing solar cell soon to be reality? (2018, June 15) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-06-energy-storing-solar-cell-reality.html Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more