Browsing:

Tag: 上海不准不开心靠谱吗

Cricket News Ravichandran Ashwin’s similar injuries ‘unfortunate’: Virat Kohli

first_imgNew Delhi: Ravichandran Ashwin is in doubt for the Sydney Test against Australia after failing to recover from the left side strain which he sustained in the Adelaide Test. Although he was named in the 13-man squad for the final Test, India cricket team skipper Virat Kohli said his inclusion in the playing XI is ‘in doubt’ and admitted that all is not well with the Tamil Nadu offspinner. The Indian cricket team are currently leading the series 2-1 following their 137-run win in the Melbourne Test and are aiming to become the first Asian side ever to win a Test series Down Under. Speaking in the pre-match press conference ahead of the final Test, Kohli said the physio and trainer have spoken to him as to what is required.“It’s unfortunate that Ashwin has had two niggles quite similar in the last couple of away tours (England and now Australia). He, more than anyone else, will be focused to correct this. The physio and the trainer have spoken to him in terms of what’s required (from him) in order to get over that injury. He is very important for sure. In Test cricket, he is a vital part of this team and we want him to be 100 per cent fit and for a longer period so that he can contribute to us more in the Test format,” Kohli said.Read More | BCCI announces 13-man squad for SCG Test, call on Ashwin tomorrow Ashwin had sustained a left-side strain during the England series and he was less effective in the Southampton Test which India lost by 60 runs to lose the series as well. The offspinner was ruled out of The Oval Test and in Adelaide, he bowled 86 overs and did not allow Australia to score freely as India secured a 31-run win. However, Ashwin was ruled out of the Perth Test and has failed to make a recovery since.Read More | Not thought too much about losing series against India: Tim Paine“He (Ashwin) is very disappointed with the fact that he has not been able to recover in time, but the things have been laid out to him (as to) what needs to be done to get back to full fitness. Honestly, you can’t predict an injury. When it happens, you just manage and doing what you can to get over that injury,” Ashwin said.Vihari’s offspin a boost In Ashwin’s absence, the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Hanuma Vihari have chipped in well. In Perth, Vihari provided the breakthrough with his handy offspin while Jadeja was the star in the Melbourne Test. Kohli said Vihari’s offbreaks have given the Indian cricket team a real comfort zone in the absence of Ashwin.“Ashwin’s absence does make you alter plans a little bit throughout the course of a series. But the fact that Hanuma Vihari has bowled beautifully whenever we have given him the ball makes us feel absolutely calm about Ashwin not being able to play. But, if you see the way Vihari has bowled he has looked like picking up a wicket whenever he comes to bowl. He’s pitching the ball in the right areas so we are looking at him as a solid bowling option right now. Especially in this Test because he has pace on the ball, he puts in the effort, he’s economical and that’s all you need from a guy who is coming in to bowl 10-15 overs in a day,” Kohli said.Kohli revealed that he had been plagued by back injuries ever since he entered the Indian cricket team in 2011 but added that certain routines have ensured he remained on top of his fitness in all three formats. During the Melbourne Test, he had suffered a back injury but he played through the Test match without witnessing any kind of discomfort.“I have been able to manage it because of the physical effort I have put in in the last few years. he physical part has definitely helped me massively in the last three years. I feel like I can switch formats easily. And I can be at the top of my energy levels or intensity levels that is required to play international cricket because I work really hard no my fitness. There are many factors involved: the diet, the sleep patterns and all these sort of things are very crucial,” Kohli said.India lead the four-match series 2-1 and a win or draw in Sydney will help them create history. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more


Mallard’s Source for sports Team of the Week — Bia Boro

first_imgThe squad includes, back row, L-R, Caleb Morton, James Pihooja, Todd Cutler, Orang Momtazian, Flo Pariland, Sveta Tisma and Dan Szabo.Front, Steve Parish, Kai Korinth, Tim Mushumanski, Jason Leblanc and Erik Leslie. Bia Boro once again earned a trip to the winner’s circle after doubling Abacus 4-2 in the a thrilling Jackson’s Hole Master Men’s Indoor Soccer Final a tthe Soccer Quest facility.Bia Boro, advancing to the final with an 8-3 win over Jackson’s Hole, also won the title in 2011.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to present Bia Boro with Team of the Week honours.last_img


Mandela left his mark on many homes

first_imgThe little Orlando house, at 8115 Ngakane Street, on the corner of Vilakazi Street, was Mandela’s first home of his own. (Image: South African Tourism) • Sello Hatang Chief Executive Officer Nelson Mandela Foundation +27 11 547 5600 nmf@nelsonmandela.org • Mandela’s memories of Qunu, his childhood village • Mandela’s museum a gift to Qunu • Soweto: from struggle to suburbia • Nelson Mandela: son of Qunu returns to the soil • More to South Africa than Nelson MandelaRomaana NaidooNelson Rolihlahla Mandela came from humble beginnings, living in a remote rural village before moving to the big city, where he started out in a backyard shack with no electricity before he bought his own little house in Soweto. With the coming of democracy, he settled in a previously all white suburb of Joburg.“I was born on 18 July 1918 at Mvezo, a tiny village on the banks of the Mbashe River in the district of Umtata, the capital of the Transkei,” he noted in his autobiography, Long Walk To Freedom. The Transkei, according to the book, is 800 miles, or 1 300 kilometres, east of Cape Town and 550 miles, or 880 kilometres, south of Johannesburg.As a young boy, Mandela moved to Qunu, spending his childhood in Transkei before moving to the big city. “Johannesburg in those days was a combination frontier town and modern city,” he noted. After a brief stay with his cousin, who had moved north before him, Mandela arranged to move in with Reverend J Mabutho at his home on Eighth Avenue in Alexandra, a township in north-eastern Joburg.“Reverend Mabutho was a fellow Thembu, a friend of my family and a generous, God-fearing man,” he wrote. But this arrangement came to end because Mandela was not completely honest about the reasons why he left the Transkei – he had fled before an arranged marriage. “Reverend Mabutho took pity on me and found me accommodation with his next-door neighbours, the Xhoma family.“Mr Xhoma was one of an elite handful of African landowners in Alexandra. His house – 46 Seventh Avenue – was small, particularly as he had six children, but it was pleasant, with a veranda and a tiny garden. In order to make ends meet, Mr Xhoma, like so many other residents of Alexandra, rented rooms to boarders.”Life in AlexandraHe lived for a short while in 1941 and 1942 at what is now called Mandela’s Yard, in the township. Mandela described that accommodation as being a tin-roofed room at the back of the main house, no more than a shack, with a dirt floor, no heat, no electricity, and no running water. “Life in Alexandra was exhilarating and precarious. Its atmosphere was alive, its spirit adventurous, its people resourceful.”He added: “Urban life tended to abrade tribal and ethnic distinctions, and instead of being Xhosas, or Sothos, or Zulus or Shangaans, we were Alexandrans.”In his autobiography he wrote: “Alexandra occupies a treasured place in my heart. It was the first place I ever lived away from home. Even though I was later to live in Orlando, a small section of Soweto, for a far longer period than I did in Alexandra, I always regarded Alexandra Township as a home where I had no specific house, and Orlando as a place where I had a house but no home.”Moving to SowetoThe little Orlando house, at 8115 Ngakane Street, on the corner of Vilakazi Street, was also a humble dwelling. Now called the Mandela Family Museum, it was Mandela’s first home of his own. He moved in with his first wife, Evelyn Ntoko Mase, in 1946. After their divorce, she moved out and his second wife, Winnie Madikizela, moved into the home in 1958. After his arrest and incarceration on Robben Island, Madikizela-Mandela continued to live in the house with their daughters, Zenani and Zindziswa, or Zinzi. In those long years of the anti-apartheid struggle, the house was petrol-bombed and set alight several times.On his release in 1990, Mandela refused to move to the more opulent home, also in Orlando West, that Madikizela-Mandela had built while he was in jail. He wanted only to return to the house of his memories. But he stayed at that house for a mere 11 days, as he was moved around from one secret location to the next until he finally settled at his Houghton residence. This was his last and final home before his death on 5 December 2013.Mandela separated from Madikizela-Mandela in 1992 and the couple were divorced in 1996. Although her ex-husband handed the house to the Soweto Heritage Trust, Madikizela-Mandela refused to relinquish it and instead converted it into the Mandela Family Museum in 1997. She also opened a pub and restaurant across the road, the famed Vilakazi Street.During the inauguration of the museum, at which bottles of “Mandela garden soil” were sold, Madikizela-Mandela said: “A lot of history was made here. This is where the 1976 students’ uprising began, where the youth leadership met to change the face of South Africa.”Back to QunuAfter leaving the Presidency, Mandela divided his time between Qunu in Transkei and Houghton. In his autobiography, Mandela told of a happy childhood in Qunu, where he was laid to rest on Sunday, 15 December 2013.“The village of Qunu was situated in a narrow, grassy valley crisscrossed by clear streams, and overlooked by green hills,” Mandela wrote. “It consisted of no more than a few hundred people who lived in huts, which were beehive-shaped structures of mud walls.”Today, Mandela’s home in Qunu can be described as a quaint dwelling compared to city standards, yet it stands out in the village. Once a herd boy on the rolling hills outside Qunu, he was buried in the soil where he used to play as a child. His burial in Qunu stems from the Xhosa belief that the deceased must be brought home to be reunited with their ancestors and to sleep in the ground from where they were taken. The philosophy is circular, that at the end, a person returns to the beginning.last_img read more


Water Quality Status Report issued by Ohio Farm Bureau

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Addressing the challenges that threaten Ohio’s clean water resources is an important priority for the agriculture community. The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has released a report detailing its efforts to ensure safe and healthy water for the state.The Water Quality Status Report provides a list of action items being taken by farmers, Farm Bureau and many collaborative partners to implement new farming techniques and best practices to protect water while farming productively. It emphasizes actions in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB), but water quality is a statewide issue and Farm Bureau is addressing it throughout the state. Farm Bureau also has established statewide partnerships to identify comprehensive solutions to complex water issues.“Normally, water is something we all take for granted, unless we have too much of it or not enough,” said Steve Hirsch, OFBF president. “Water quality and quantity has always been important to farmers, but they are also vital to the quality of life for all Ohioans.”The Toledo water crisis and the recent algae bloom events in Lake Erie and Grand Lake St. Mary’s prompted swift action by OFBF’s Board of Trustees to make sure that farmers in the major watersheds were doing their part to help to protect water quality in Ohio, thus creating the Water Quality Action Plan.“We committed over $1 million of our member funds to water quality efforts,” Hirsch said. “We have also been encouraging farmers throughout the state and especially within the Western Lake Erie Basin to comply with Senate Bill 150 to complete their fertilizer applicator certification 2 years ahead of the 2017 state law requirement and then to go above and beyond that requirement to create a nutrient management plan for their farms.”Ohio’s largest farm organization is also increasing their commitment to Healthy Water Ohio, a statewide coalition of water users, business groups and environmental interests that are creating a strategic plan for water over the next 20 to 30 years in Ohio.Greg LaBarge, an Ohio State Extension Agronomy Field Specialist, has been very involved with outreach and educational efforts for Ohio farmers. Ohio State’s College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences has a long history of working with farmers on natural resource and environmental issues such as Ohio’s water quality. One of the latest outreach efforts is a program called “Field to Faucet.”“This effort is taking a very close look at what we are doing from an agricultural standpoint and looking at the watershed in total, through the stream system and into Lake Erie’s Western Basin”, LaBarge said. “We are also thinking about what is happening to the water as it reenters the systems for citizens to use.”Education is another aspect to cleaner water in The Buckeye State.“With Senate Bill 150, a new program focusing on fertilizer applicator certification was developed,” LaBarge said. “Since September of 2014, we have trained 6,429 people across the state in 110 different meetings in all 88 counties. That effort will be ongoing as we work to meet that 2017 state law deadline.”The collaboration of the state’s agricultural organizations with The Ohio State University and Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Districts is something that Farm Bureau Executive Vice President, Jack Fisher, is very proud to highlight.“There has been a lot of work done when it comes to water quality, but there is a lot more to do and it will take a lot of time to do it,” Fisher said. “As we solve one or two things, more things may be brought to our attention and those issues will be added to our list to find solutions to. This is a big, complex issue and it will take time.”There will also be the challenge of finding the balance between improving the water in Ohio and producing enough grains and oilseed to not only keep farms profitable, but to also feed an ever-growing population.“Let’s not forget that as we talk about water quality and water management, we also take for granted food and food production,” Fisher said. “So as we go forward, our policy initiatives in water quality and food production have to be in collaboration and not in isolation.”last_img read more


4 power tool safety tips to help you avoid injuries – and OSHA penalties

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The first thing my neighbor does when he buys a new power tool is remove every safety guard. He says they slow him down.Unfortunately, he’s not alone in that decision. Modifying safety equipment is one of the leading causes of farm accidents involving chain saws, circular saws, drills and related tools and equipment. In addition to serious injury or death, misuse of power tools can result in lawsuits, workers’ comp claims, higher insurance premiums and costly penalties from OSHA. It’s simply not worth it.Here are some tips to help you comply with safety regulations, avoid injuries and minimize risks when using power tools on your farm.Don’t modify tools. Farm workers are in a constant race against the clock – or the latest weather report – so it’s reasonable to think that you can boost productivity by taking shortcuts with equipment. Modifying or removing the shields or guards on a power tool may shave off time a project, but those components were placed there for a reason – to protect your workers. Plus, you have even more to lose if a worker is seriously injured as a result of your safety modification.Insist on proper equipment training. Your workers might assure you that they know what they’re doing, but it pays to make sure. Read the operator’s manual for new tools and outline proper safety guidelines before your family members or hired workers use an unfamiliar tool for the first time. Also consider whether your children are old enough to use dangerous power tools. Better to be safe than sorry.Dress for safety. Baggy shirts and pants can get caught in the teeth of equipment, creating a dangerous safety hazard. Require your workers to wear more fitted clothing when operating equipment. Also require that workers wear safety goggles when there is a chance of flying debris.Don’t settle for quick fixes. Farmers don’t have the time luxury of calling a tow truck or dropping off a faulty vehicle or piece of equipment for a quick fix. They learn early how to make their own repairs, and many have their own small machine shops. It’s all part of getting the job done — and done quickly. But don’t sacrifice a quick fix for the safety of your workers. For example, always take the time to shut off motors before investigating problems. Block wheels before working on vehicles, and use jacks to raise or prop up vehicles, rather than improvising with concrete blocks or other items.Take your time, work with the proper tools and equipment and make sure your people are properly trained and working safely. These simple guidelines for using power tools will help you keep your people out of harm’s way and your business OSHA compliant.Read more Grains of Knowledge from Westfield Insurancelast_img read more


Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, March 22, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Today will be a slow transition day over most of Ohio. We still have plenty of cloud cover and light moisture over the eastern half to third of the state through the day, and that will keep a lid on temps. We cant rule out a few hundredths to a tenth or two or moisture through the entire day. This morning most of that action is in NE Ohio, but later this morning and this afternoon, it fills in over the entire eastern part of the state. Now, high pressure will drift across the state tomorrow and will help get the weekend off to a good start, with sunshine holding through most of SundayWe still have clouds starting to increase Sunday evening, and we cant rule out a few showers in SW parts of Ohio after sunset. Good precipitation arrives Monday. The rain reaches 90% of the state and will yield .2”-.8” of total moisture. Everything should be done by Monday night. The map at right shows 24 hour rain totals ending at midnight Monday.Tuesday turns out partly sunny, and then we see sunshine through Wednesday and Thursday. Scattered showers return for next Friday, and then rain continues Saturday and Sunday (the 30th and 31st). Rain totals remain at .5”-1.5” over the 3-4 day period combined. Coverage will be nearly 100% of the state, although on any given day, the 24 hour coverage may be closer to 65-70%.Sunshine will be back to start off April for the 1st through the 3rd.  Clouds begin to build on the fourth, and then we have a chance of rain from overnight the 4th through the 5th of April. Rain totals up to at least half an inch are expected.Overall, no real significant change in our outlook this morning, and the next two days look great. Temps will be pulling back a bit next week and can spend most of the week normal to below normal.last_img read more


iPhone 3.0 JavaScript Performance is Even Better Than Apple Claims

first_imgApple has always had a tendency to hype up its statements about the speed of its devices by using just the right benchmarks and just the right products to compare them to. When it comes to the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 3.0 update, however, it looks like Apple might actually have understated some of the speed gains it advertised. Medialets, a mobile advertising and analytics company, ran the SunSpider JavaScript benchmark on the iPhone 3G with the old and new OS versions, as well as on the 3GS. In Medialets’ tests, the speed of the iPhone 3G with the 3.0 almost tripled, and the new iPhone 3GS is another 3 times faster in completing the SunSpider benchmark than the 3G with the 3.0 release. Maybe even more interestingly, the current generation iPhone 3GS only takes 12 times as long to complete the benchmark as a 2GHz Core 2Duo MacBook. This is obviously still a huge difference, but at this rate, we will probably see some pretty incredible performance on the next generation of mobile devices.Good for Mobile Web DevelopersOf course, these are benchmarks and don’t necessarily correlate directly into a superior user experience, but it is good to see that even iPhone 3G users will see significant speed gains from the 3.0 release. This should give mobile developers quite a boost, as they can now develop and run more complex, cross-platform compatible web apps that won’t be hindered by the mobile browser’s performance, though the Android-powered G1 is still pretty slow according to Medialets and the Palm Pre sees the same performance as a 3G with the 3.0 OS. For now, however, there are also still a few million iPhone 3G users who haven’t updated their phones’ operating system yet… frederic lardinois Tags:#Apple#news#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more