Ireland team to face Japan at WRWC named

first_img© Womens Rugby Irish head-coach Tom Tierney has made seven changes from the side that beat Australia for tomorrow’s match against Japan at the women’s Rugby World Cup.Ciara Cooney, Ciara O’Connor and try scorers from the bench last time out Sophie Spence and Ciara Griffin come into the pack – with Ailis Egan, Paula Fitzpatrick, Maz O’Reilly and Heather O’Brien making way.Team captain Claire Molloy switches from flanker to number-eight. Sevens player Nicole Cronin wins her first 15-a-side cap at scrum-half – replacing Larissa Muldoon.Mairead Coyne comes in at full-back with Katie Fitzhenry starting at outside-centre, Jenny Murphy and Eimear Considine are rested entirely.Hannah Tyrrell moves to the right-wing.last_img read more

Ferrari’s struggles unlikely to end at home race at Monza

first_imgLast Updated: 3rd September, 2020 22:27 IST Ferrari’s Struggles Unlikely To End At Home Race At Monza Last year Charles Leclerc was cheered by thousands of passionate Ferrari fans at Monza after he ended the team’s nine-year wait for victory at its home circuit. Written By FOLLOW US Last year Charles Leclerc was cheered by thousands of passionate Ferrari fans at Monza after he ended the team’s nine-year wait for victory at its home circuit.Fast forward 12 months and things will be very different at Formula One’s Italian Grand Prix and not just because of the lack of fans because of the coronavirus pandemic.Ferrari’s bad year is getting worse as each race goes by. Leclerc finished 14th at last weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix, just behind teammate Sebastian Vettel. Both were over a minute behind race winner and championship leader Lewis Hamilton.“No miracles expected this weekend but hopefully we can be a bit better than we were at Spa,” Leclerc said at a news conference on Thursday.Vettel is a four-time champion but has not even finished in the top five this season — and has been 10th or lower in four races.“I’m not going to lie it’s not going to be an easy weekend for us,” Vettel said. “I think it’s very difficult to expect a big change from last weekend. Having said that though, last weekend we were a little bit worse off than normal so I hope we can be back to normal.“But we also know that these type of tracks do hurt us by nature so we will see. We’re here to fight and we’re here to fight for the tifosi (fans) as well and we are doing the utmost we can.”Team principal Mattia Binotto seems at a loss on how to turn things around at the once-dominant Ferrari and said recently that it could take years before it is back in a winning cycle.Vettel will not be there for that as he is leaving at the end of the season but Leclerc is under contract until the end of 2024.The promising 22-year-old was asked whether he had the patience to wait for Ferrari’s return to the top.“On the one hand I don’t really have the choice,” he said with a small laugh. “But yeah surely it will take some patience and I’m ready to wait but its also my job to try and make this process as short as possible and for us to come back where we deserve to be.“It’s not going to be easy, it will take time but I’m ready for this.”Leclerc and Vettel are both more than 100 points behind Hamilton in the standings after the British driver cruised to his fifth win in seven races on his inevitable march towards equaling Michael Schumacher’s record title haul.Hamilton and his all-conquering Mercedes machine are in a class of one this season, and his emphatic victory at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit marked the 89th of his career, taking him to within two of Schumacher’s victory record. He is on course to win a sixth championship title in seven years, and seventh overall.Hamilton is now 47 points clear of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and 50 ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.Verstappen managed to beat the Mercedes duo at last month’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone but admits his chances of doing the same at Monza are slim.“It isn’t normally our best track with all the long straights but last year in practice we were quite competitive in practice before taking a penalty so let’s hope that it is going to be the same again this year,” he said. “Spa was my sixth podium in a row so hopefully we can keep this streak going and soon fight for first instead of second and third but that might not be the case here. Of course we keep pushing and we don’t give up but we have to be realistic that Mercedes are still the favorites.”(Image Credit: AP) First Published: 3rd September, 2020 22:27 IST LIVE TVcenter_img COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News last_img read more

Alpena’s leadership students give back with gift baskets for Christmas

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. – Leadership students at Alpena High school have been using their time to give back this holiday season. The leadership class organizes events such as homecoming and prom. They are decorating and collecting canned goods from class donations throughout the school.Outside of their charity, students have taken their generosity a step further. The giving tree is a classic spin on “Secret Santa,” and it gives students a chance to both give and receive gifts.Student Molly Dickinson says, “They tell us what they want, we hand them a little slip of paper and they’ll tell us what they want for the holidays, and we’ll try our best to get that to them but using other students — or teachers — who will take their ornament off the tree and they’ll go buy those gifts for them.”Students throughout the school also contribute to holiday gift baskets for dozens of families who need extra help this holiday season. Senior Taylor Alexander says that it’s important not only to give back, but to also break a stigma that seems to follow high school students.“I kind of think high schoolers get a bad rap for being selfish, and that we don’t care about each other,” says Alexander. “The fact that we all pitch in as a school to bring food for our peers that can’t afford it really shows that, hey, we really care about each other even though we may no show it.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Community learns about active shooter situationsNext Thunder Bay Theatre Receives Close to $15,000 in ‘Give Tuesday’ Donationslast_img read more

Crude Oil in One Hour, Not Millions of Years

first_img(Visited 82 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 A slurry of algae with the right heat and pressure can produce crude oil in one hour.The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has succeeded in producing crude oil in an hour and is now working on making the process run continuously for rapid production. The process is actually faster than an hour, Science Daily reports:Engineers have created a continuous chemical process that produces useful crude oil minutes after they pour in harvested algae — a verdant green paste with the consistency of pea soup….In the PNNL process, a slurry of wet algae is pumped into the front end of a chemical reactor. Once the system is up and running, out comes crude oil in less than an hour, along with water and a byproduct stream of material containing phosphorus that can be recycled to grow more algae.Science Daily contrasts the rapid oil-producing process with the “millions of years” nature supposedly used.  The headline reads, “Million-Year Natural Process Takes Minutes in the Lab.”  Engineer Douglas Elliott believes that, too:“It’s a bit like using a pressure cooker, only the pressures and temperatures we use are much higher,” said Elliott. “In a sense, we are duplicating the process in the Earth that converted algae into oil over the course of millions of years. We’re just doing it much, much faster.“As our entry five years ago indicated, though (11/25/08, #7), scientists are not really sure how the earth produces crude oil.  Experiments with fungi back then were so efficient at producing fuel from plant matter, a spokesperson said it “calls into question the whole theory of how crude oil was made by nature in the first place.”When you hear the moyboys tossing around their millions of years recklessly like this, realize they don’t know.  They never experienced a hundred years, let alone a million.  They are just creatures of habit, breathing out their assumptions like smokers puffing smoke.  How long does it take to make oil?  Minutes.  Was there plant material after the Flood?  Lots of it.  Was there heat and pressure?  Plenty.  If you like your science built on empirical data, there it is.last_img read more

Here Comes Cosmos Again

first_imgCarl Sagan’s TV series Cosmos is coming back in version 2.0 with a new cast of atheists to spread the gospel of scientism.Two generations have passed since Cosmos became a hit TV series in 1980 with the atheist popularizer of science, Carl Sagan.  Now, Neil deGrasse Tyson, the PhD astrophysicist and director of New York’s Hayden Planetarium, is reviving it with the help of PBS and Sagan’s widow, Ann Druyan.  Tyson, no less enthusiastic and articulate than his predecessor (if not more so), is also, like Sagan, an atheist, a staunch believer in cosmic evolution, and a passionate defender of science as the fountainhead of all certifiable knowledge.The new 13-episode Cosmos series will begin airing in March on Fox and the National Geographic channel.  Space.com tells about the “rebooting” of the series and how, 34 years later, it is being recast for a new generation that expects cutting-edge video and audio.  A video clip promoting the new series begins with Sagan’s memorable opening manifesto of materialism from the old series, “The cosmos is all that is, or ever was, or ever will be” – an assertion beyond science that launched a thousand commentaries and criticisms, such as the book Cosmos: Carl Sagan’s Religion for the Scientific Mind by Christian apologist Norman Geisler.Producer of Cosmos 2.0 Brannon Braga (Star Trek) describes the series as, if not opposed to religion, at least one-up to it:“Science doesn’t have to be the opposite of religion in terms of its emotional value,” he said. “Science can move you like any other story. Science can be a visceral, emotional experience. Religion doesn’t own awe and mystery. Science does it better.“The producers expect the new series to continue on past its initial release in reruns, disks and other media platforms for many years.  Undoubtedly there will be a book and website.  While clips of Sagan will be interspersed in the shows, Tyson will have many advantages not available to Sagan in 1980: the internet, social media, and 34 years of planetary and astronomical discoveries.The original Cosmos was criticized for its promulgation of a largely debunked “warfare hypothesis” of science vs religion.  Judging from the trailer, that theme will still be prominent.  Sagan portrayed religion as anti-intellectual, responsible for all the wars and regresses of nations.  Science was always the savior and liberator of mankind.  Central to the plot was Darwinian evolution – not just biological, but cosmic.  The trailer includes flashbacks that will probably make it into the “reimagining” of Cosmos: religion burning Giordano Bruno at the stake for suggesting the possibility of life on other worlds, for instance (a largely distorted, though inexcusable incident – he was killed for other sins, historians say).As Cosmos 2.0 makes “the case for science,” it will undoubtedly equate science with cosmic evolution.Critics of scientism had better prepare themselves, because this miniseries is bound to be very appealing to a lot of people, including Christians, Jews and other theists.  It will also provide a shot in the arm to the new atheists who are becoming increasingly assertive.  Cosmos 1.0 took on a life of its own that has lasted for over 3 decades, reaching around the world as one of the most successful and widely-watched science documentaries in TV history.  Now, with 34 years of progress in animation, production quality and scientific advances, it would be surprising if Cosmos 2.0 does not surpass its famous predecessor.One reason is Neil deGrasse Tyson himself.  He is a dynamo: energetic, tall, muscular, handsome, articulate, smart, funny, possessing an engaging aura that exudes positive vibes.  For some, he will gain extra points simply for being black.  He’s likeable, very intelligent, and already has a big following.  I’ve seen how effective he is as a communicator; once he gave a special video greeting to the Cassini team and had them all on the edge of their seats.  In my opinion, he will be more effective than Carl Sagan in communicating the case for scientism, especially when it’s clear from the trailer he will be presented to viewers as almost a demigod or superhero.  What is unknown is whether viewers who can download Lord of the Rings on a smartphone will be so jaded by high-tech wizardry as to find another miniseries just another miniseries.  Sagan didn’t have to compete with a thousand cable channels, Netflix and YouTube.Much of the appeal of Cosmos 2.0 will be all the stuff that’s right about it.  There will be plenty of good science, like a depiction of the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and the Titan landing.  Christians will say “amen” as Tyson debunks astrology and other superstitions.  This will desensitize them to the poison in the pill, when the “warfare of science and religion” theme (largely discredited by philosophers and historians) builds bit by bit, anecdote by anecdote.  Many viewers won’t know the truth about the Bruno affair, the Galileo affair, and the Christian faith of great scientists, because the stories will be spun to fit the warfare mold.  He will also make the origin and evolution of life look very simple and plausible.  As Tyson announces “The cosmos is all that is, or ever was, or ever will be,” his persona along with the careful scripting and appealing visuals will make it hard to dismiss.  Church-goers may come to their pastors with lots of questions.  The worst possible answer is: “I don’t understand science; just have faith.”Parents, pastors and youth leaders should not shield young people from the series; they’re going to get the same propaganda in college anyway, most likely, or in the general culture.  You don’t build strong faith by ignoring challenges.  You get it by facing them with better weapons and the skills to use them.  And Christians have the better weapons!  Despite its arrogant facade, the scientism theater is a house of cards if you know where the weaknesses are.  For instance, by using logical argumentation, evidence, and reasoning, Tyson and the cast will be cutting their legs out from their own materialistic feet.  Where does logic come from?  From hydrogen?   Perceptive viewers will also notice Tyson turning science into a religion, with superstitious imagery that makes astrology look tame (examples: a big eye embedded in the Ring Nebula; zipping around the universe on a whim faster than the speed of light, space aliens everywhere).  With a few master strokes, you can unmask the Cosmos production set as a den of thieves.  They plagiarize parts of the Christian worldview (belief in truth, logic and morality) to build a materialistic castle of paper on sand.  Pastors and teachers can empower young people and adults with good answers and apologetic training; it will make them stronger after the battle than before.  It can actually make them excited about their faith, more passionate to defend it.Specific unbiblical scientific claims should be faced.  Creation-Evolution Headlines has a search bar for researching many evolutionary claims; if you don’t know something, look it up.  Don’t be overly critical; for instance, both Tyson and Sagan are reputable astronomers deserving respect for their science; Sagan did valuable work for NASA’s Mars and Venus missions, for instance, and became a bit less arrogant in his atheism in later years.  Be circumspect in your criticisms; don’t call them fools or evil; go after the claims, not the men.  But especially, freshen up your critical thinking skills with our Baloney Detector, recognizing card stacking, big lie*, half truth, visualization**, loaded words, glittering generalities***, suggestion, reductionism, red herring, equivocation, straw man, and other tricks of the propaganda trade.  Since the series will be heavy into astronomy, read up on our biographies of Newton, Galileo, Kepler and other Bible-believing astronomers; also, know something about the anti-Darwin biologists and the sordid history of the Darwinian revolution.  A prepared mind can enjoy the good aspects of the series, learning things, appreciating its strengths but remaining alert to its weaknesses.  It’s safe to say this will be one of the strongest and most consistent presentations of scientism one is likely to see on TV.  If you can rock that Goliath to sleep with a logical stone, you’ve got reason for confidence.*Example of a big lie from Cosmos 1.0:  Sagan stated emphatically, “Evolution is a fact, not a theory.  It really happened.”  Then he tried to illustrate it with trivial examples of microevolution and even artificial selection.**Example of visualization: In Cosmos 1.0, Sagan narrated a series of one-dimensional drawings of animals morphing into one another, following evolutionary stages from bacteria to man.  This is not only asinine, but contrary to evolutionary theory itself.  Straight-line “orthogenesis” is a debunked theory.  Animals do not evolve as one individual into another; offspring and whole populations must be considered.  It was pure propaganda – simplistic, at that.***Example of glittering generalities: In the last episode of Cosmos 1.0, Sagan summed up the whole cosmic evolution scenario in sweeping generalities.  At one point, he said, “Eyes evolved, and now the cosmos could see.”  As evolution advanced, leading to sumptuous scenes of civilization, transportation and space exploration, with a final musical crescendo, he capped it all off with this monstrous generality that he admitted sounds like “epic myth”: “These are some of the things that hydrogen atoms do, given fifteen billion years of cosmic evolution.”(Visited 35 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

McGregor dominates at Surfski WC

first_img“I felt Dawid wasn’t going at his natural pace when he went with Hank early on, and I decided then to just race my own race. “As we got closer to the finish and I finally decided to go I found my extra weight almost seemed to help me catch the runs and in turn I managed to go past Dawid,” he added. Daryl Bartho/Warren Jacobs 1:49.14Quinton Rutherford/Grant Woollastone 1:50.11Ryan Butcher/Jean-Luc Mauvis 1:50.56Brett Hadiaris/Ross Fountain 1:54.34Brett Bartho/Danica Vorster 1:55.25 “That’s three wins out of five World Cups for me in my hometown, but more importantly, I’m feeling really good about my form at the moment,” said McGregor. Having teamed up with rising Cape star Sean Rice in what appeared to be a dice for third place, with six kilometres to go Bouman took off, dropped Rice, and sliced past Mocke to claim his second runner-up medal in as many years. Mocke, who was under-prepared for the event because of a crippling 10-week ankle injury, spent most of the race on her own and struggled in the flat conditions. RESULTS (SA unless otherwise stated) Dominic Notten 1:59.19Craig Flanagan 2:03.58Kyle Friedenstein 2:05.23Kenny Rice (u16) 2:07.33Calvin McKie 2:14.57 While McGregor might well bask in the limelight, Bouman’s sensational charge in the dying stages of the race went largely unnoticed. ConvincingMcGregor masterfully negotiated the mean backline and shore break at the finish at La Mercy to post a convincing victory from a storming Matt Bouman and a somewhat disconsolate Dawid Mocke, who crossed the line in third. ‘The best’“As much as I hate to admit it, there is no doubt about it, Hank is the best paddler in the world,” said Bouman, repeating the words of Mocke in the pre-race media briefing. 27 June 2011 Hank McGregor 1:44.56Matt Bouman 1:45.31Dawid Mocke 1:45.59Sean Rice 1:47.26Tom Schilperoort 1:49.01Barry Lewin 1:49.52Jasper Mocke 1:50.22Bruce Taylor (Aus) 1:50.27Grant van der Walt 1:50.46Clint Pretorius 1:52.27Mark Anderson (Aus) 1:55.12Richard von Wildermann 1:55.36Brandon van der Walt 1:55.58Adam Nisbett 1:56.51David Slachta (Fra) 1:57.12Yannick Laousse (Fra) 1:57.26Murray Smith 1:58.05Dean Gardener (Aus) 1:58.44Dominic Notten 1:59.19Hennie Roos 1:59.54 ‘Obliterated“When you get totally obliterated, like Michele did to us today, it’s easy to see why she’s the best female surfski paddler on the planet. She was just too good for us and I felt like I was going backwards trying to stay with her,” said second placed Nikki Mocke. MEN Having worked so hard to stay with and challenge McGregor, defending champion Mocke had to settle for the bottom step on the podium. Tenacious Australian Ruth Highman took third in the women’s race despite the complete lack of favourable downwind conditions that she has become accustomed to in Perth. DOUBLES While it is difficult to measure her performance in terms of margins of victory in the women’s race, she finished 25th overall in one of the most impressive performances by a female in an international event for many years. The big crowd at the finish was treated to plenty of entertainment as the massive eight-foot backline surf saw many crews’ races end in agonising swims with countless skis broken in the crunching shore break. After a week of volatile weather forecasts the anticipated south-west weather conditions never materialised and the huge field of singles and doubles had to slog across Durban Bay to Umhlanga and onto the Umdloti River mouth with regular pods of dolphins for company. Hank McGregor snagged his third Dunlop Surfski World Cup title in Durban on Sunday, comfortably beating a powerful field and taming an uncooperative flat ocean to win the 26-kilometre race and the R40 000 winner’s prize. “The beach break at the new finish was a bit of a lottery, so I knew I had to put the hammer down and try to get some time in the bank,’ he added. SAinfo reporter “At one stage I was screaming ‘How can there be 395 paddlers doing the same 26-kilometre race and I am all on my own?’” she chuckled afterwards. He now sets his sights on the defence of his Windhoek Berg River Canoe Marathon title in three weeks’ time. “I went through a bad patch just after Umhlanga and I think Hank sensed I was battling and really pushed hard,” said Mocke. “Towards the end Hank managed to string together a couple of runs, which I was unable to do, and when a guy of his quality gets ahead of you by 15 or 20 metres you find yourself going backwards pretty quickly,” he added. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Carnival-likeWith just less than four hundred paddlers entering the event the Dunlop Surfski World Cup set a new world record for participation in an international event and got under way in a carnival-like atmosphere at Addington Beach. Michele Eray 2:02.00Nikki Mocke 2:07.38Ruth Highman (Aus) 2:14.02Donna Winter 2:19.19Kirsty Wessels 2:22.55 “I felt terrible coming into the race. I spent all of Saturday lying on the couch like a granny and was not feeling good at the start. I got a small lead at the 800 metres turning buoy and was able to slowly pull away on my own from there,” said Eray afterwards. Women’s raceThe women’s race was totally dominated by Eastern Cape Olympian Michele Eray, who shrugged off a crippling dose of flu to win going away from defending champ Nikki Mocke. “At Peace Cottage, just after Umhlanga, I decided to make a move,” said an elated McGregor after his win. “Dawid (Mocke) didn’t come with me and I knew that was my chance.” JUNIORS By the 18-kilometre mark, with the world record field of paddlers snaking their way past the Umhlanga lighthouse, the contest had been reduced to a two-horse affair, with McGregor and defending champion Dawid Mocke trading blows like heavyweight fighters. WOMENlast_img read more

Rhino poaching: ‘joint efforts needed’

first_img3 May 2012 While the government is stepping up measures to combat rhino poaching in South Africa, joint initiatives are called for if the war is to be won, says Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa. Speaking in Cape Town on Wednesday ahead of her department’s budget vote in Parliament, Molewa said South Africa had lost a total of 199 rhinos to poacher since the beginning of the year. “I would like to assure you that the department, our provinces and its public entities such as SANParks view this illegal killing of our national treasure in a very serious light, and will continue to prioritise our fight against this crime jointly with our security cluster ministers and their departments,” she said. Molewa said the government would continue to implement the initiatives set up last year, as well as introduce added measures to combat poaching. South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members, working in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies, have been deployed to various borders, and a crime line has been established to improve cooperation with the public as well as to provide easier access for would-be informers.Cross-border conservation partnerships Molewa said the ongoing scourge underscored the importance of collaboration between southern African countries in the development of transfrontier conservation areas. “The resolution is not managing through fences, but to continue the southern African initiative of cross-boundary conservation partnerships,” she said. The minister added that South Africa was working with perceived transit or consumer countries in the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. According to the latest statistics from the Department of Environmental Affairs, the Kruger National Park is still the most targeted area, having lost a total of 119 rhinos from the beginning of this year. Targeted provinces include Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West and KwaZulu-Natal, together accounting for 73 of the rhinos killed this year. A total of 122 arrests have so far been made, of which 108 were poachers, 10 receivers/couriers, and four couriers/buyers. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

The British Library — Geocache of the Week

first_img6. That 6-story UV-filtered glass-encased library? Those are books were personally collected and acquired by King George III from the 18th century. Location:London, United KingdomN 51° 31.735 W 000° 07.653 If you’re ever in London with a couple of hours to spare, consider tackling the amazing The British Library Multi-Cache. At this time, I would like to give HUGE THANK YOUS to geocacher extraordinaire zephyrsailor for taking me all over London to see this an other amazing caches. 🙂Anyhoo… The husband and wife geocaching team of Nickie! & Brian~! hid the Multi-Cache in January of 2011. Bryan writes, “I’ve been given co-credit for the cache, but it was really all Nickie’s work, I just tested out some of the maths involved.” The difficulty three, terrain one geocache was placed with the permission of the British Library. Geocachers explore several key locations in the library to discover clues in paintings, plaques and signs.Start outside the library in the piazza at the statue of famed English mathematician, astronomer, and physicist Sir Isaac Newton. 3. Ready for your mind to melt? Feast your eyes on Paradoxymoron by Patrick Hughes. The Magna Carta, Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebook, and Beatles manuscripts are housed here.3 million new items are added every year.If you saw 5 items a day, it would take over 80,000 years to see the entire collection.The six-story King’s Library, started by King George III (reigned 1760-1820), is showcased here.It hosts Multi-Cache GC2M0AF with close to 1200 Favorite points! Facts about the British Library:* 7. Who takes care of all these historical books and artifacts? The Conservation Centre. Head over there for the answer to stage “G”. 5. Head into the Sir John Ritblat Gallery to find a very large globe donated by a very historical figure. 4. Check out the scale model of the library. (No, it’s not a center for ants.) Difficulty:3Terrain:1 9. Next stop is the Newsroom where you can find news sources from the 1600s. You will be greeted by a bust of Sir John Lawrence. 8. There is an entire Manuscripts Reading Room at the British Library, and you’ll see a painting of 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer Robert Harley as you enter. 2. Come back to the foyer inside the building to the statue of Sir William Shakespeare. Maybe you’ve heard of Bill’s work? SharePrint Related”The British Library” GC2M0AF GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – October 10, 2011October 10, 2011In “Community”Top 10 Geocaches of the Week 2017December 27, 2017In “Geocache of the Week”Death in Venice — Geocache of the WeekMarch 1, 2017In “Community” Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More Woohoo! Now get all the clues you solved and enter them into N51 GH.CAI W000 DB.EJF. This will take you to Stage 2, located outside. Inside this container you will find the location of the final stage, located back inside the library. This cache is very large and can hold many trackables, lots of SWAG, or even a small child! Write something lovely — you and the cache owner have earned it. Cheerio! *Thanks to TimeOut London and the British Library for extra information! 10. Your final stop is the Map Reading Room foyer where you will find a GIANT atlas. Multi-cacheGC2M0AFby Nickie! & Brian~!last_img read more

ICC Champions Trophy: Pakistan back in the race as rain helps their cause vs South Africa

first_imgPakistan edged South Africa by 19 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method on Wednesday to keep alive their Champions Trophy hopes as rain continued to play havoc with the tournament.Hasan Ali produced a disciplined bowling display that allowed Pakistan to restrict South Africa to 219 for eight wickets in their 50 overs. Pakistan were 119/3 in reply after 27 overs when rain stopped play.The match at Edgbaston was abandoned two hours later, as the rain persisted, to hand Pakistan their first points of the tournament and leave them with a chance to go through to the semi-finals if they beat Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Monday in their last group game.Pakistan had lost to India in their opening match on Sunday, suffering a crushing 124-run defeat as they chased a rain revised target.South Africa, who were the top ranked one-day team going into the tournament, now face a tough fight with India at the Oval on Sunday if they are to advance.South Africa, Pakistan and Group B leaders India, who take on Sri Lanka in their second match on Thursday, are all tied on two points. The top two teams from each group progress to the semi-finals.Hasan Ali took two wickets in successive balls on his way to figures of 3/24 off eight overs while Junaid Khan and Imad Wasim also contributed with two wickets each.”We bowled in the right areas and our fielding was much improved,” said Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed.David Miller toiled to keep South Africa’s batting from not imploding further as Pakistan took regular wickets to shackle an impressive batting line-up.advertisementMiller finished not out on 75 off 104 balls after a dogged innings that included a 48-run partnership with Kagiso Rabada for the eighth wicket.South Africa suffered two ‘golden ducks’ with captain AB de Villiers dismissed with his first delivery for the first time in his ODI career, slashing the ball to Mohammad Hafeez at backward point. Wayne Parnell also fell first ball when he was clean bowled by Hasan Ali.Morne Morkel came on as first change to remove both of Pakistan’s openers in his second over and reduce Pakistan to 41/2 in their reply. Debutant Fakhar Zaman went for 31 and was followed two balls later by Azhar Ali for nine.Morkel had Hafeez caught in the deep for a third wicket but by then Pakistan had accelerated the run rate and gone ahead of South Africa on the D/L method.”We were outplayed by a better team. We came out with a good attitude in the field but just came up short,” said De Villiers.”We know what is required now against India and we’ll have to up our game to get past them.” Inclement weather has produced two ‘no result’ matches and interrupted others with a 20 percent probability of rain for Thursday’s India v Sri Lanka showdown in London, according to forecasters.last_img read more