Hawks beat Magic to end 10-game skid with Young still out

first_imgPlaying without injured guard Trae Young for the second straight game, the Hawks trailed by 18 during the first half but rallied back in the third quarter. Alex Len scored eight of his 18 points to fuel a 15-4 run, while Atlanta’s defense only yielded six field goals in the quarter.Len’s drive and dunk just before the horn gave the visitors a 74-72 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“It felt like I was getting fouled on every play and got no calls, but that’s the way it goes in this league,” Len said. “Maybe I earned some (respect) by playing more aggressively. We don’t get respect, but you’ve got to earn it, and a couple of wins like this will do that.”Atlanta improved to 7-27 by snapping its second 10-game losing streak of the season. This one ended with the Hawks’ second win in two tries against Orlando. ‘People evacuated on their own’ NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Atlanta Hawks guard Vince Carter (15) congratulates guard Brandon Goodwin (0) after an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)ORLANDO, Florida — The Atlanta Hawks have been the worst team in the NBA this season — except against the Orlando Magic.Brandon Goodwin scored 21 points, Kevin Huerter added 19, and the Hawks beat the Magic 101-93 Monday night to end a 10-game skid.ADVERTISEMENT Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations LATEST STORIES TIP-INSHawks: Wins have been scarce for Atlanta, but the road has been somewhat more favorable. Three of the Hawks’ last four wins have come away from home. They have won only one home game since beating San Antonio on Nov. 5.Magic: Orlando held an 11-3 record against sub-.500 teams before the loss. … C Mo Bamba returned after missing the prior two games due to soreness in his right foot. Bamba finished with three points and three rebounds. … F Wes Iwundu started in place of the injured Aaron Gordon, who was out due to soreness in his left Achilles’ tendon. Iwundu had four points and two rebounds in 25 minutes.CARTER HONOREDThe Magic gave 42-year-old Vince Carter a video tribute during the first quarter. Carter, who grew up in nearby Daytona Beach, stepped out of a team huddle to acknowledge an ovation after the video.Carter played 97 games for the Magic in 2009-10, averaging 16.3 points. He had four points in 21 minutes Monday.“I still live here, and people in the community still come up and say, ‘Hey, we miss you here,’” Carter said. “We had a good time here.”UP NEXTHawks: At Boston on Friday night.Magic: At Washington on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientistcenter_img View comments MOST READ Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas PLAY LIST 01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption When Pops met Martin’s son Santino Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports quirks in 2019: Golf balls, oddballs, watches, pants Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Young twisted his ankle in a loss to Milwaukee on Friday. He scored 39 points in a 103-99 win over Orlando in the first meeting between the teams Oct. 26.Atlanta pulled away Monday near the midpoint of the fourth quarter when Huerter scored nine points during an 11-0 run. The Magic trailed 90-78 but trimmed the deficit to five in the final minutes before John Collins’ emphatic transition dunk all but ended the comeback bid.“I thought the guys were spirited tonight,” Atlanta coach Lloyd Pierce said. “They executed, and the execution came from communication with each other.”Nikola Vucevic led the Magic with 27 points. Evan Fournier added 22 points, and D.J. Augustin finished with 17 and six assists. Orlando struggled to find any offense down the stretch, scoring only 36 second-half points after scoring 36 in the second quarter alone.“We scored at times, but I feel like maybe for the first time this year, we didn’t play ball as a team offensively from the get-go, and it just caught up to us,” Fournier said.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Guyana introduces bivalent oral vaccine

first_imgGuyana has been listed among the 36 countries of the Region of the Americas to have switched from oral polio vaccine (tOPV), containing types 1, 2 and 3 polioviruses, to the bivalent oral vaccine (bOPV), containing only types 1 and 3.The decision for the switch in vaccine was made through the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) in June 2015 and all 36 countries successfully switched within the established timeframe, between April 17 and May 1, 2016.There are three serotypes of polioviruses, each of which can cause paralytic poliomyelitis. The Sabin oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV), which has been used globally by WHO in the eradication effort, is a trivalent vaccine that contains all three serotypes.In September 2015, WHO declared that wild poliovirus type 2 has been eradicated from the planet – no cases caused by this serotype had been detected since November 1999.However in 2015, there were nine cases of poliomyelitis caused by the type 2 vaccine. For these reasons WHO decided to remove the type 2 Sabin strain from OPV, and switch from trivalent to bivalent vaccine in April 2016.Guyana has had success with its Immunisation Programme over the last decade.This has come about with the strategies used to combat preventable diseases in children.Measles, mumps and Rubella vaccines was introduced in 1995, in 1998 – Hepatitis B to health workers and other high risk groups, in 1999 – Yellow Fever, in 2000 and 2001- Pentavalent vaccines, in 2010 – Rotavirus, in 2011 Pneumococcal vaccines.The Human Papilloma Virus Vaccines was introduced in 2011. This vaccine works as a prevention measure to fight cervical cancer and is being administered to young girls, 9-13 years of age.Active surveillance is maintained for poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, and rubella, tetanus including neonatal and adult, diphtheria, whooping cough (pertussis), tuberculosis and yellow fever and all other diseases.We are constantly monitoring the signs and symptoms of any vaccine preventable disease. Testing and confirmation for these vaccine preventable diseases is also being done in collaboration with PAHO/WHO.Towards this end, there has been significant achievement in the EPI programme in Guyana. Guyana has maintained a polio free status since 1991, no reported cases of Measles and the last case of yellow fever was in 1968.Vaccination coverage has always been maintained at over 90 per cent in the antigens under one year of age over the last five years at the national level.This illustrates the government’s commitment to ensure that children are protected against the vulnerable diseases and reduce childhood mortality.last_img read more

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City to face Liverpool in League Cup Final

first_imgControversy then erupted as Raheem Sterling then appeared to take the ball out of play before teeing up substitute Kevin De Bruyne to level the tie, but Aguero completed City’s fightback.The major downside for title-chasing City was the loss of the influential De Bruyne through injury late on, with the Belgian carried off after appearing to get his studs caught in the turf.That took the shine off City’s achievement but the team could still reflect on an excellent comeback after a compelling cup tie.After their late push to sell tickets, City tried to stoke up the atmosphere with loud pyrotechnics while fans brought out their 1980s throwback inflatable bananas in their hundreds.City controlled the majority of possession but Everton looked dangerous on the counter-attack.It was from such a break the visitors took the lead after 18 minutes. As Aguero appealed for a foul after a tumbling under a Ramiro Funes Mori challenge, Everton quickly surged forward and fed the dangerous Barkley.City had begun with Yaya Toure playing deep at the base of a midfield diamond, but the Ivorian was caught out of position as Barkley raced into space. Nicolas Otamendi was also outpaced as Barkley reached the edge of the area and fired a low shot past Willy Caballero, the City goalkeeping choice in cup football.Trailing 3-1 on aggregate, City needed to respond and did so quickly. They looked to supply Aguero at every opportunity and David Silva found him with a clever flick. The Argentinian’s long-range shot was blocked but Fernandinho followed up and fired home via a deflection off Leighton Baines.Aguero rattled the post with a ferocious effort soon after and Joel Robles produced a brilliant reflex save as Silva pounced on Phil Jagielka’s failed clearance.The contest was a gripping and entertaining one and the pace was maintained after the break as Barkley broke clear and tested Caballero before Aguero got into position, only to miskick.Silva became the second City player to hit the woodwork when he headed against the post from a Pablo Zabaleta cross and Toure could not quite reach the rebound.Everton began to look like a team clinging on as Aguero almost turned in a cross from Sterling and the latter then had a shot blocked.The goal City’s play warranted, and levelled the tie, came after 70 minutes – but with a huge slice of controversy.Sterling appeared to do well as he reached the byline to cross for substitute De Bruyne to rifle home – but the ball had gone out of play before it was pulled back by the England forward. None of the officials spotted it and Everton were left to rue their luck.After being controversially denied a penalty in the first leg – while Sterling himself had a strong shout for a spot-kick turned down in the league match between the clubs a fortnight ago – City took full advantage.Six minutes later Aguero put City ahead on aggregate with a superb glancing header from a pinpoint De Bruyne cross.The tension was evident in the closing minutes as players from both sides flew into tackles but City held on, although the loss of De Bruyne was a late blow.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 27: (R-L) Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates with teammates David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne after scoring his team’s third goal during the Capital One Cup Semi Final, second leg match between Manchester City and Everton at the Etihad Stadium on January 27, 2016 in Manchester, England. PHOTO/Team TalkMANCHESTER, January 28 – Manchester City will face Liverpool in the League Cup final after Sergio Aguero’s header secured a dramatic 4-3 aggregate victory over Everton.An early Ross Barkley goal at the Etihad Stadium put Everton in sight of a Wembley date with rivals Liverpool but City replied through Fernandinho.last_img read more

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Koeman confirms Wenger bust-up after Arsenal draw

first_imgRonald Koeman has drawn a line under his midweek tunnel bust-up with Arsene Wenger.The Southampton boss and Arsenal chief Wenger exchanged words following the goalless draw at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night.Wenger had reportedly shouted at referee Lee Mason “It’s always the same with you” with Koeman responding to the Frenchman: “No, it’s always the same with you.”Koeman confirmed the incident had taken place as it was reported, but insisted it was all in the heat of the moment and that it would not affect his relationship with Wenger.“What was written in the press was true, and that’s all,” said Koeman. “It’s emotions in football and it happened, and we go on.“Do I regret it? If I talk it’s what I mean, of course. No, I don’t think (it will affect our relationship).“It’s always a little bit of emotions and he was very disappointed about the result because they had some good chances.”Koeman was named manager of the month for January following Saints’ recent fine run.They emerged from a recent sticky patch to collect three wins, without conceding a goal, before the stalemate against the Gunners.Next up is a tea-time visit from a West Ham side lying one place, but five points, above Southampton in sixth spot.“We hope to get more consistency, because that’s one of our ambitions that we had at the start of the season, to have a more regular season,” added Koeman.“It’s the Premier League and it’s so difficult to get a good run, and to change it if you are in a bad run.“We know what we have to do. The confidence is totally back in the team after the last few results.“We have a big game against West Ham because it’s still a gap between West Ham and Southampton, and we’d like to make that distance shorter than it is now.”Koeman is set to hand £4million January signing Charlie Austin his home debut. The striker scored the winner on his first Saints appearance as a substitute at Manchester United last weekend, but missed out at Arsenal with a knock.Left-back Matt Targett is out with an ankle problem and midfielder Steven Davis remains a doubt due to a hamstring injury. Ronald Koeman and Arsene Wenger 1last_img read more

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Juventus confident of agreeing deal for Chelsea and Man City target

first_img1 Juventus are confident of pipping Chelsea and Manchester City to the signing of Monaco star Bernardo Silva.The attacking midfielder is one of the hottest prospects in world football and was named in the Team of the Tournament at last summer’s European Under-21 Championship.The 21-year-old has gone on to be capped at senior level for Portugal, while his performances for Monaco have also caught the eye.Chelsea and Manchester City have both scouted Silva and they are ready to make offers this summer.But, according to Tuttosport, Juventus are confident they will beat the Premier League giants to the Portuguese’s signature.The Serie A champions made an initial enquiry in January and believe their preliminary talks with Silva will display their long-term interest. Bernardo Silva in action for Monaco last_img read more

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Prop. 83 would further punish sex offenders

first_img Under Proposition 83: Anyone convicted of a felony sex offense that requires them to register as a sex offender must wear a global positioning system device and be monitored for life. Fees collected from the offenders will help pay for the cost of monitoring them using a GPS. Fees will be waived if they can’t pay. Felony sex offenders who must register with the police cannot live within 2,000 feet of any school or a park where children regularly gather. Changes the definition of a sexually violent predator from someone who has been convicted of a sexually violent offense against one instead of two as it stands right now. Adds more crimes like continuous sex abuse of a child to be charged 15 to 25 years to life. Allows prosecutors to charge a felony on possession of child pornography. For every forcible sex act conviction, a sex offender will get consecutive, full-term sentences. Violent sex offenders can no longer use good time or work time credits to reduce their prison terms. Instead of two years at a state hospital, the proposition would commit those classified as sexually violent predators to an indeterminate term, subject to an annual review. Felony sex offenders who must register with the police cannot live within 2,000 feet of any school or a park where children regularly gather. Imposes an additional five-year prison term for anyone who use specified controlled substances, like date rape drug, in the commission of certain sexual crimes such as rape. The proposition, arguments for and against it and the legislative analyst’s analysis of the initiative can be viewed at the: Web Site California voters will decide in November if sex offenders should stay in prison longer, live farther from schools or parks and wear a tracking device that will monitor them for life. The latest initiative that focuses on the state’s sex offenders is Proposition 83 or “Jessica’s Law.” It’s named for 9-year-old Jessica Marie Lunsford of Florida, who was kidnapped from her bedroom Feb. 23, 2005, and allegedly molested and killed by sex offender John Evander Couey. If the proposition is approved Nov. 7, felony sex offenders would be fitted with a global positioning system for life. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“If you have raped a child or molested a child, it’s minimal intrusion for us to know where you are,” said Steve Ipsen, president of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys, which favors Proposition 83. “The GPS device says we will keep an eye on you.” Ipsen said the device will deter offenders since they know they are being monitored. And if a child goes missing, he said it also will help exclude some sex offenders from being suspects since it will show where they are. He called the proposition an “absolute necessity.” The measure also would ban sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of any school or park. Local governments can expand that to include other locations. Current law bans parolees deemed high-risk sex offenders to live within a half-mile of a school. Other sex offenders aren’t allowed to reside within a quarter-mile. But that only applies while they are on parole. In addition, the proposition would increase the penalties for sex offenders. For every forcible sex act conviction, the offender will get consecutive, full-term sentences. It would allow for an offender to be evaluated as a sexually violent predator after committing one crime instead of two, as current law provides. And violent sex offenders could no longer use good time or work time credits to reduce their prison terms. Instead of two years at a state hospital, the proposition would commit those classified as sexually violent predators to a term subject to an annual review. Critics, like the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, argue it would drive sex offenders from urban communities into rural areas where there are fewer police. They also say it would push dangerous sex offenders to go underground and create an expensive tracking system for thousands of registrants who had been convicted of minor, non-violent offenses. The group also claims a similar law in Iowa restricting where offenders live doesn’t work. Ted Cassman is secretary of the group, which calls itself the largest statewide organization of criminal defense attorneys and allied professionals. He said Proposition 83 was poorly written and confusing. “They didn’t make clear how broad the provisions are. It’s not clear if the GPS monitoring is intended to be retroactive,” he said. And the way he reads it, the restriction on how far an offender can live from a school or park would also apply to people convicted of a misdemeanor sex offenses like indecent exposure. “Sex offenders and sex offenses are terrible problems in California. There is no doubt,” Cassman said. “What we need is an appropriate, measured response that makes our community and children safer.” Not all sex offenders will get a GPS device and the proposition isn’t retroactive, according to Sen. George Runner, R-Antelope Valley, who with his wife, Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, R-Lancaster, chairs the Yes on 83 group. It will affect people coming out of prison and sex offenders who aren’t registering, George Runner said. He doesn’t buy the argument that the measure will further drive sex offenders underground. “We already have one in four going underground. With the GPS, we’ll know where they are,” he said. He pointed out that the proposition will keep offenders in prison longer. The state legislative analyst estimates the proposition would lead to several tens of millions initially in state prison, parole and mental health program costs. The analyst estimates costs would grow to a couple hundred million dollars annually within 10 years. In California, nearly 8,000 people get convicted of a felony sex offense every year. About 39percent head to state prison, 1 percent to county jail, 5 percent are in the community being supervised under probation and 53 percent are both in county jail and under probation. And a person convicted of certain sex offenses must register with the police once a year. But not everyone does it, and authorities cannot account for the whereabouts of many sex offenders. Of the state’s 87,539 sex offenders, 20 percent are out of compliance. This means 17,583 offenders either failed to register when they were supposed to, left the area without telling officers or moved into a community without notifying police, officials said. Locally, the percentage is higher, according to police. In Los Angeles County, 30 percent – or 4,831 of the 16,015 sex offenders – are out of compliance. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation already uses a GPS device to track and monitor 500 sex offenders it classifies as high risk and likely to reoffend. Department spokesman Bill Sessa said in about another year and a half, the department will have the devices strapped to the ankles of 1,500 more high-risk offenders. The device is programmed to show the places where the offenders are required to be and where they’re not supposed to be, he said. The latter is called an exclusion zone and if an offender enters such a place, their parole agent is alerted. Proposition 83 is backed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who signed the ballot statement in favor of it. Other supporters include Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides, the California Organization of Police and Sheriff’s, the California District Attorneys Association, Crime Victims United of California and the California Police Chiefs Association. tracking device ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Southern Indiana Vote Breakdown

first_imgBelow is a breakdown of Southern Indiana primary voting by countyCrawford CountyAuditor(R) Christian Howell 1179 (D) Roxanne Jones Morgan 632RecorderR Jessica Villegas Bowman 1,093D Tammy Patton Procter 694SheriffJeff Howell 712 – winnerTim Wilkerson 338Jerome M (Jerry) Byerly 328Jerry B Johnson 214Alfred “Alf” Bland 43Charles W Wright 8Martha S. Wright 8D Shawn Scott 732 – winnerAssessorMichael A Carlisle Sr. 1043D Heidi A Morris 583Commissioner District 1R Daniel Crecelius 1166R Daniel G Crecelius 1166D Richard “Rick” Grider 713Commissioner District 2D Russell Hall 819D Kim H. Hawkins 806D Lori Potter 608County Council District 1R Lucas Stroud 267D Kevin J. Batman – 91D Samuel R “Sam” Taylor – 91County Council District 2R Mark Stevens 306D Diana Conrad 175County Council District 3R Doug Byrum 259D Dale Roll 153D Douglas H McClain 147County Council District 4RChad L. Riddle 237R Jeffrey Mitchell 124CLARK COUNTYAuditorD Nancy Stemler Shepherd 5,635R Danny Yost 4,749RecorderD Lincoln D Crum 2375D Jeff Frey 2152D Chastity GlowaskiR Terry E Conway 2653R Laura Love 1847R Kevin Weiz 1122SheriffR Jamey J Noel – 5660D Dwight T Ingle 5284AssessorR Butch Love 4608D Carol J Moon 3878D Corrie Barkman 1952Commissioner District 3R Bryan Glover 4649Council District 1D Barbara C Hollis 1323D Larry Jordan Jr 677Council District 2R James Bubba Disponett 944D Janne Newland 1246Council District 3R Brittney Ferree 1389D Heidi Cade Sellers 1092Council District 4R Steve Doherty 1520D Joe Renck Jr 1414FLOYD COUNTYAuditorD Maury Goldberg 4151R Scott Clark 2225R Amanda M Pahmeier 1622SheriffD Darrell W Mills 4326R Frank Loop 3454R Tony Lehman 948AssessorD Trish Badger-Byrd 4358County Commissioner District 1D Jason Applegate 2944D Lamicra M Martin 1697R Shawn Carruthers 3613Council District 1D Tom Pickett 1159Council District 2D Sara Downs 1077R Adam Roberts 828R Cam Wright 274Council District 3D Brian A Brewer 1019R Danny Short 815Council District 4D Ashley Hentz 910R Denise Konkle 1187HARRISON COUNTYAuditorR Chad A Shireman 4282D No CandidateSheriffR Nick Smith 2848R Steve Priest 2672D Bradley D Shepherd 1417D Jim Slucher 474TreasurerD – Leisa J Emily 1764R – Debra S Dones 4244AssessorR Lorena A (Rena) Stepro 3100R Barbara B Best 2078D – No CandidateCounty Commissioner District 3R James A Heitkemper 2700R James G Klintstiver 2227D – Terry L Miller 1840County Council District 1R Kyle S Nix 798R Phil A Smith 377County Council District 2R Ross Schulz 909D Frederick (Fred) Naegele 449County Council District 3R Holli Baker Castetter 920R Tony Myers 516D Carl L Mathes 409County Council District 4R Taylor P Johnson 461R David W Wallace 432R Bradley F Wiseman 630D Joshua G Ronau 367last_img read more

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SA calls for French backing on Africa

first_img15 October 2013 South Africa will count on France’s support for the implementation of United Nations Resolution 2033, which calls for closer coordination between the UN Security Council and the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council, President Jacob Zuma said on Monday. Zuma was speaking during a state banquet held in Pretoria in honour of visiting French President Francois Hollande. “South Africa believes that to comprehensively address this challenge of peace and security on the continent, there is a need for closer cooperation between the United Nations Peace and Security Council and the African Union Peace and Security Council.” He said the resolution accorded the AU “a leading role” in facilitating the resolution of conflicts on the continent, with the support of the United Nations. “At a multilateral level there is a need for us to further intensify our collaboration and partnership. “This we should do … to encourage faster reform of the United Nations, especially the Security Council, so that this important world body can become a truly democratic forum, reflecting the political and other realities of the 21st century.” Zuma and Hollande agreed on Monday that intervention was needed in the Central African Republic to help stabilise the country. Zuma said that relations between France and South Africa would grow from strength to strength following Hollande’s visit. In 2012, more than 120 000 French tourists visited South Africa, an increase of 16% compared to 2011. “This shows great potential, which we will continue to harness,” he said. Among the agreements reached on Monday was for France to supply the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa with more than 3 000 train carriages. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Using Converged Network Adapters for FCoE Network Unification

first_imgMany enterprises run two separate parallel networks in their data center.  Ethernet-based LANs are used to connect servers and clients and the internet.  Fiber channel based networks are used for connecting servers to SANs and block storage arrays for storing data,. @ajayc47 In late 2010 we determined that our existing 1GbE network infrastructure was no longer adequate to meet our rapidly growing business requirements and the resource demands of our increasingly virtualized environment.  Furthermore, to achieve the full benefits of the performance gains of the latest Intel processors and clustering technologies required network performance upgrades.  center_img Our solution, based on the extensive test results documented in this FCoE white paper, was to implement a unified network infrastructure using FCoE through dual-port 10Gb Intel Ethernet X520 server adapters.  As a result, we are able to reduce total network costs per server rack by more than 50% among other benefits described in the paper.  last_img read more

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World Cup India vs West Indies: As it happened

first_imgWelcome to the LIVE coverage of the ICC World Cup, Match 28 between India and West Indies from the WACA Ground in Perth.ScorecardIndia:39.1 overs: India did well to stay strong after the regular wickets thanks to MS Dhoni whose unbeaten 45 guided his team to a four-wicket win. This was India’s fourth win in this World Cup and this victory has also ensured a place in the quarterfinal. For his excellent bowling, Mohammad Shami gets the Man of the Match award but nothing can be taken away from the West Indies. 22.5 overs: Out. Suresh Raina throws it away going after a away going delivery from Dwayne Smith. The bowling change by Holder worked for West Indies with India reeling at 107 for 5. 17.5 overs: Out. India would not have thought to be in trouble chasing a low score of 182. Rahane trying to run down the ball to the third man got a edge to the wicketkeeper. The batsman immediately took the DRS but the third umpire also went with the on field umpire’s  decision.14.6 overs: Virat Kohli falls to the trap put in place by West Indies. Kohli went ahead with the pull shot but played straight to the deep fielder off Andre Russell’s bowling. 6.6 overs: Out. Excellent delivery from Taylor, forcing Rohit Sharma to play the drive and inducing an outside edge to the wicketkeeper. India 20 for 2.4.1 overs: Out. Jerome Taylor strikes to give West Indies the first breakthrough as he removes Shikhar Dhawan caught in the slips for 9. West Indies 182 all out: advertisement44.2 overs:  Mohammad Shami claimed three wickets, Umesh Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja picked up two each as India bowled out West Indies for 182. Jason Holder top-scored for West Indies with 57.35.4 overs: Out. Shami claims his third by dismissing Darren Sammy for 26 caught behind by Dhoni. The ball swung away enough to get the outside edge. West Indies 125 for 8. 30.6 overs: Sammy and Holder have stitched together an unbeaten 24-run stand. West Indies would be aiming to play out the 50 overs. 21.5 overs: Out. Ashwin gets his reward for good bowling as he gets rid of Jonathan Carter for 21 caught at fine leg by Mohammad Shami. 18.1 overs: Out. Mohit Sharma digs in short and Lendl Simmons fails to connect playing the pull shot and holes out to Umesh Yadav in deep square. West Indies 67 for 5. With Jonathan Carter(8) and Lendl Simmons(4) at the crease, West Indies are currently at 49/4 after 13 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!! 12.3 overs: FOUR!! Jonathan Carter crashes the cut past backward point for a blazing boundary. CRACKING SHOT from Carter!! With Jonathan Carter(3) and Lendl Simmons(4) at the crease, West Indies are currently at 44/4 after 12 overs.TIDY START by Ashwin, just TWO RUNS off it!! First sign of spin, Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack for India. With Jonathan Carter(2) and Lendl Simmons(3) at the crease, West Indies are currently at 42/4 after 11 overs.My reaction after seeing India’s bowling in this world cup #IndVsWI pic.twitter.com/P6QFxE8j86 Funnily Serious (@notionalview) March 6, 2015Lendl Simmons comes to the crease for West Indies.9.1 overs: OUT!! Umesh Yadav has bowled Denesh Ramdin on a pitched up delivery. Ramdin goes for the drive and gets an inside edge back onto the stumps. Denesh Ramdin departs without troubling the scorecard. Windies IN A SPOT OF BOTHER here!! With Jonathan Carter(0) and Denesh Ramdin(0) at the crease, West Indies are currently at 35/3 after nine overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!!Denesh Ramdin comes to the crease for West Indies.8.6 overs: That’s OUT!! Mohammed Shami has got Chris Gayle out caught at deep midwicket. Gayle goes for the big shot but mistimes it high in the air for Mohit Sharma to take it comfortably. Chris Gayle departs after scoring 21 runs off 27 balls with two boundaries and a six. BIG BLOW for Windies!!8.2 overs: FOUR!! Chris Gayle picks the length early and smashes it over mid-on for a boundary. Gayle is MAKING UP for his drop chances here!!FOURTEEN RUNS off the over!!7.5 overs: SIX!! Chris Gayle clears his front leg and sends it sailing into the stands over deep midwicket fence for the maximum. That was EFFORTLESS from Gayle!!7.3 overs: FOUR!! Chris Gayle stands tall and hoicks it over mid-off for a boundary. Gayle GETS GOING for Windies!! Jonathan Carter comes to the crease for West Indies.7.2 overs: OUT!! Marlon Samuels has been run-out by Virat Kohli after a mix-up with Chris Gayle in the middle. Gayle mistimes it towards mid-on fielder who dives to gather the catch but falls short while Samuels comes halfway down the track for a single only to be sent back by Gayle. Marlon Samuels departs after scoring two runs off seven balls. That’s POOR CRICKET from Windies!!advertisementWith Marlon Samuels(1) and Chris Gayle(2) at the crease, West Indies are currently at 14/1 after seven overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!6.5 overs: CATCH-DROPPED!! Umesh Yadav has dropped Chris Gayle at the third man region. Gayle slashes hard and gets an outside edge towards Umesh Yadav who covers a fair bit of ground and dives towards his right only to spill a rather tough chance. LUCKY-ESCAPE for Gayle!! With Marlon Samuels(0) and Chris Gayle(1) at the crease, West Indies are currently at 10/1 after six overs.This kinda spell from Indian pacers will inspire so many players back home. #IndVsWI Varunkumar Nagarajan (@varunkumar) March 6, 2015TWO RUNS off the overThat’s Dalyn Steyn wearing mask of Mohammad Shami #IndVsWI A.M.G (@anurag_gk) March 6, 2015Marlon Samuels comes to the crease for West Indies.4.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Mohammed Shami has got Dwayne Smith out caught by the wicket-keeper. Smith was looking to cut but gets an outside edge through to MS Dhoni who takes it comfortably. Dwayne Smith departs after scoring six runs off 20 balls with a boundary. EARLY BLOW for Windies!! With Dwayne Smith(6) and Chris Gayle(0) at the crease, West Indies are currently at 6/0 after two overs.TIDY START by Yadav, just ONE RUN off it!!Umesh Yadav will bowl from the other end for India.FIVE RUNS off the over!!0.3 overs: FOUR!! Dwayne Smith reaches out and drills it past covers for the first boundary in the innings. That was TOO WIDE from Shami!! Dwayne Smith and Chris Gayle are out in the middle while Mohammed Shami will start the proceedings for India. Toss: West Indies have won toss and elected to bat first against India. Pitch Report: “It’s another warm day at WACA, Perth. It is the same pitch that was used for the Afghanistan-Australia game. It is a bit dry and hard. The ball will carry through. There will be bounce and pace. The more you pitch the ball up the more success you will get. If you bowl slower, the spinners will extract some turn. The wicket has something in it for everyone. The team winning the toss will bat first and look to put the runs on the board,” reckon Sourav Ganguly and Ian Bishop. Stat-Attack: Out of 130 games India have played on a Friday, the team has won 53 games, lost 72, tied one and witnessed four no results. Their win percentage is only 40.76 on Fridays. Darren Sammy: “It’s another cricket match but India is playing well at the moment. You give each and every opponent the respect that they deserve. We have always had good matches against India and we have to bring out our ‘A’ game to beat India.”Jason Holder: “I’ve picked up a lot from Dhoni. He’s a good leader. He’s a guy who is respected in the dressing room. Going about my career I tend to look at a few players and look at a few things people do, not particularly MS Dhoni, but successful players who have played cricket before. I just try to take bits and pieces from everybody and try to put it together into one.”advertisementEvents over the last two days relating to a tiff between vice-captain Virat Kohli and a senior Indian journalist have dominated news space, but today’s clash against the West Indies presents India with an opportunity to shut out the distractions and continue their unbeaten run in the tournament.It was expected that whatever transpired in Perth over the past two days would be the talking point when an Indian player attended the media interaction ahead of their game at the WACA ground. But as has been the practice, India sent out to the Man of the Match from their previous match, Ravichandran Ashwin, for the pre-match press conference.Ashwin’s pragmatic interaction with the media meant the conversation largely focused on the game at hand and his performance in the previous game against UAE here, where he took career-best figures of 4 for 25. The offspinner’s improving form in the tournament has given India more control in the middle overs where he has flourished by attacking the batsmen.Pace bowler Mohammad Shami, who was rested for the previous game against the UAE continued to bowl at the nets, suggesting that he may return to take his place, but whether India would sacrifice Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who had returned from an injury to feature in the game last Saturday, remains to be seen. Bhuvneshwar boasts of a strong record against the West Indies, particularly Chris Gayle, whose threat continues to linger with the big Jamaican having recently smashed the first double century in World Cup history.Predictably, it should be the only area of selection where the Indian team management may have a long discussion about, as the rest of the bowling as well as the batting has impressed in the last three matches. While the top order have been amongst the runs consistently, the likes of MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja in the lower middle order haven’t spent enough time in the middle, and against Pakistan and South Africa they were unable to kick on after the top order had set it up for them. But with head coach Duncan Fletcher having rejoined the team, India would look to him as they hope to improve on that aspect of their game.The West Indies, on the other hand, have enjoyed a long rest since their arrival in the city, and save for the odd practice session, have been limited to watching the action from their Group. A heavy defeat to South Africa has meant the West Indies can’t afford any more lapses to stay in contention for a spot in the quarter-finals and the game against India will put them under extra pressure.Gayle’s back troubles have meant the batsman takes limited part in the team’s practice sessions and after a light hit in the nets at the Murdoch University ground on Tuesday, he was seen having a long conversation with chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd, away from the rest of the team. Having given an interview about reconsidering his Test career, he may have been picking Lloyd’s brains on reinforcing his belief after the mauling his team received at the hands of South Africa.West Indies captain Jason Holder has fond memories of the WACA ground since he made his international debut here, but knows an opposition like India could easily trip them up. Holder was taken apart by AB de Villiers in the game at the SCG, and how the captain comes back after giving away 104 runs from his 10 overs will speak volumes about his character at the end of Friday’s match.Kemar Roach was rested for the previous game but the conditions at the WACA may prompt the West Indies to include him in the side. On both days of the West Indies training, their bowlers were seen practicing death bowling with diligence with the likes of Roach, Jerome Taylor and Andre Russell sending down numerous deliveries to get their yorkers right.The West Indies have crossed the 300-mark in three out of their four matches but their bowlers have also consistently given away runs to make matters tough, and against India on Friday, they would be guarding against a repeat of their SCG performance. India would be mindful of that, and will look to target their bowlers, particularly their 23-year-old captain.Playing XI(from):India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane , Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(c/wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma.West Indies: Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Jonathan Carter, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin(wk), Lendl Simmons, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Jason Holder(c), Jerome Taylor, Kemar Roach.last_img read more

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