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Roston chasing Windies win

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first_imgBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (CMC): Batsman Roston Chase says that he is confident of a West Indies victory in the opening Test but does not expect Zimbabwe to simply roll over in their second innings. The Caribbean side held a dominant position at the end of yesterday's day three, reaching 369 for eight in their second innings to lead by 429 runs, heading into the penultimate day of the encounter at Queens Sports Club. "It's not going to be easy (to win). I don't think the Zimbabwe guys are going to lie down and play dead," said Chase, who was unbeaten on 91 at the close. "The same way we fought back in our second innings, I think they will be looking to do that as well, but I'm putting all faith in my bowlers to get those 10 wickets. We're most likely going to have two days to get them, so I'm really looking forward for us to get this victory." He added: "I think the Zimbabwe players are going to put down their heads a lot more, so it will probably take us a little bit more overs to get the job done, so I may need to give the fast bowlers a rest. "I think (Devendra) Bishoo will be key for us. He bowled really well in the first innings ,and that set the tone for us, so I'm hoping he can do it again in the second innings and give us the victory." Chase played a key role in helping the Windies assert themselves after they resumed the day on 88 for one. Opener Kraigg Brathwaite struck a battling 86, Shai Hope got 44, and Kyle Hope, 43, but West Indies lost a clatter of wickets approaching tea to surrender some of their momentum. However, Chase stepped up to take responsibility for the innings in a knock that has so far lasted 127 deliveries and included eight fours and a six, putting on 33 for the seventh wicket with captain Jason Holder (24) and 92 for the eighth wicket with Bishoo, who made 44. Chase said that he and Holder had made a deliberate attempt to be aggressive after the interval. "It started from me and the skipper. We both said that we would counter-attack to put a little pressure back on the Zimbabwe guys, seeing that we had a sizeable lead already," Chase told reporters. "We were just looking for some quick runs, and it paid off for us and made it a lot easier for Bishoo to come out there and just bat normally, and that worked for us in the end." KEY ROLElast_img
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PBA D-League: CEU nears no. 1 after beatdown of Wangs

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first_imgTyron Chan unleashed 23 of his game-high 32 points in the first half to set the tone for the Scorpions while also collecting 10 rebounds, five rebounds and four steals.Maodo Malick Diouf was also dominant for CEU with 20 points, 16 rebounds, eight assists and five blocks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We got derailed against NU and we didn’t take care of things in the second half,” said CEU coach Derrick Pumaren, whose continues to pace the Foundation Group with a 7-1 record. “This time we made sure to take care of things.”The Scorpions pulled away early, building a 38-17 advantage at the end of the first quarter and kept their foot on the gas pedal up to the final buzzer. They never trailed and led by as much as 47. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast MANILA, Philippines—Centro Escolar University closed in on the top seed after a 116-72 rout of Wangs Basketball in the 2019 PBA D-League at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT ONE: Robin Catalan learns his lesson from TKO setback MOST READ LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Don't miss out on the latest news and information. Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Couriers reeled to their fifth straight setback to end the tournament with a lowly 3-6 mark. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img
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WATCH: Barca legend Lionel Messi dazzles in his early days with Catalan giants

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first_imgLionel Messi needs no introduction.The Argentine superstar has largely dominated European football alongside rival Cristiano Ronaldo.But the mercurial forward did not have it all his own way on his road to superstardom.Messi overcame growth problems through hormone treatment and fought severe homesickness while progressing through the club’s youth ranks.Check out Messi in his younger days above…last_img
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Woman surrenders after video shows kids directed to shoplift

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first_imgBEDFORD, N.H. – A woman turned herself in to police Wednesday after a store surveillance video captured footage of two small children sneaking behind display cases to steal thousands of dollars in jewelry, apparently on instructions from their mother and grandmother. Bedford police made the video public this week and started getting tips minutes after it aired on local television. Police Chief David Bailey said the woman, whom he declined to identify, was not immediately arrested because there was no warrant. The woman said she lives in the area and has four children, one age 14 and three under 10, Bailey said. All are believed to have been involved, he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You're all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesThe video, taken Aug. 2 at a store called the Consignment Gallery, shows one woman, possibly the children’s mother, directing them to pocket certain items. An older woman, thought to be the grandmother, stuffs items down her shirt.last_img
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Legislature OKs preschool bill

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first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You're all set! Supporters hailed as “wonderful news” the passage Thursday by the state Legislature of a bill that would allocate $50 million for programs in underperforming preschools. “It is the first time in a long time that more money has been allocated to preschool programs,” said Joanne Brenner, director of early learning programs for the El Rancho Unified School District in Pico Rivera. “It’s much needed because preschool gives students the foundations to become successful in kindergarten through 12th grade.” Catherine Atkin, president of Preschool California, a nonprofit working to achieve quality preschool for all 4-year-olds in the state, issued a formal acknowledgment as AB 172 heads to the governor’s desk for his signature. It said: “The passage of the legislation is a victory for California’s at-risk children, their families, and their struggling schools. This first step is one of many that will be necessary to provide quality voluntary preschool to the children who need it most. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.“Preschool California looks forward to working with the governor and the Legislature in the months and years to come to assure the quality of instruction provided in state-funded preschool classrooms.” The legislation implements the governor’s proposal to invest $50million to provide for increased preschool enrollment in programs located in the attendance areas of elementary schools in deciles 1-3 on the Academic Performance Index. It also will fund a new family literacy component designed to teach parents the skills needed to help their children succeed in preschool and beyond. In addition to the money for preschool program expansion, $50 million dollars in one-time funds for preschool facilities was included in the final budget for fiscal year 2006-07, which would bring the total preschool financial benefit to $100 million after the governor signs AB 172.last_img
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Downsized MLK facility to stay open

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’County officials hope to avert closure of the landmark facility, fearing the resulting patient load would flood other Los Angeles-area hospitals. “If MLK were to close and its emergency room were to close, the ripple effect on the entire Southern California health-care delivery system would be significant,” Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said. “If the emergency room at MLK closed, the 42,000 people who visit its ER each year would go to other ERs, putting pressure on other facilities, which themselves may close. “In fact, some ERs have already closed, including some in the San Fernando Valley. The waits are longer and the quality of care … is compromised. “So keeping MLK open as a community-based hospital really is in the interest of the Valley and the rest of the county,” he said. The turmoil at MLK follows the closure of nine hospitals countywide in the past several years. It also comes as the county health system is facing a $270 million shortfall next fiscal year, which is expected to rise to $1.16 billion by 2009-10. MLK has been plagued for years with time-card abuse by workers and a spate of patient deaths attributed to medical errors. Nearly 500 employees have been discplined since 2004, including 253 who resigned or were fired. Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services notified MLK that it did not meet nine of 23 standards required to continue receiving $200 million, federal funding that is expected to end Nov. 30. CMS has mandated a radical reorganization at the hospital in order to consider restoration of funding. Although community activists asked the supervisors Tuesday if they would be willing to use county money to keep the hospital open, Yaroslavsky said the county “simply can’t backfill $200 million.” Without federal funding, Yaroslavsky said, the county would be forced to “go to plan Z, which nobody is going to like.” The plan approved Tuesday also requires MLK employees to reapply for their jobs; those not rehired would be reassigned to other hospitals. “We do have openings and needs in other parts of the system and CMS made it clear they are not going to just allow a King-Drew docs in Harbor smocks kind of thing,” Supervisor Don Knabe said. “There has to be a complete change, a reinterview process and, basically, start from scratch.” L. Wade Rose, vice-president of external and government relations for Catholic Healthcare West, which had been in talks with the county about taking over MLK, said hospitals throughout the county are concerned about a ripple effect if MLK ultimately closes. But Rose said he hopes CMS will accept the county’s plan and continue to fund the downsized hospital. “CMS has a responsibility to make sure that these patients who utilize Medicare and Medicaid insurance are treated in hospitals that won’t harm them,” Rose said. “That’s a big responsibility. So they have to be sure that the plan the county devises is going to change the situation at MLK.” troy.anderson@dailynews.com (213) 974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You're all set! Los Angeles County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to turn Martin Luther King-Drew Medical Center into a smaller community hospital, despite concerns that federal officials will veto the plan and the troubled facility will have to close. The plan calls for the South Los Angeles hospital to be converted from a 200-bed, full-service facility into a 100-bed community hospital under the management of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance. The Harbor-Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital would maintain inpatient services, an intensive care unit, a 24-hour emergency room, extended urgent care, plus expanded outpatient services. Patients requiring a higher level of care would go to Harbor-UCLA. last_img
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Data Points to Death of Death Penalty in NC

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first_imgNorth Carolina hasn’t executed anyone in the last 10 years, and legal experts say the reluctance of juries and prosecutors to place people on death row points to a lack of support for this type of punishment.According to The Center for Death Penalty Litigation, the last five years have seen an average of one execution a year in the country, compared with 20 to 30 a year in the 1990s.Gretchen Engel, the Center’s executive director, says it’s time the state abandons capital punishment in favor of life in prison without parole.“The death penalty has passed it’s ‘sell by date’ here in North Carolina,” she states. “We have not had executions for more than 10 years, and juries and prosecutors have turned away from the death penalty.”A poll released by the Pew Research Center this fall found that, for the first time in four decades, the majority of Americans don’t support the death penalty.Some reduction in support could be tied to discoveries of wrongful convictions, or sentences where race played a role.Former North Carolina Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake voted to affirm 185 people on death row during his career, but this year stated he now believes the punishment is unconstitutional.While there have been no recent executions in the state and fewer people are receiving the sentence, 150 people remain on the state’s death row.Engel says 112 of them now would likely not be there if their cases were heard today.“So many changes have been made in our legal system, improvements and reforms,” she stats. “Many of the people who were sent to death row in the 1990s and the 1980s just simply would not have been sentenced to death.”Almost half of the state’s death row inmates are 50 or older, and 21 others are over 60.last_img
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SAA offers flight alternatives to Argentina

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first_img12 November 2013 South African Airways (SAA) has announced its commitment to continue providing travel options to and from Argentina, despite discontinuing its direct flights to Buenos Aires from 28 March next year. The airline said in a statement on Monday that customers will still be able to travel to Argentina on SAA via Brazil (where the airline operates 11 weekly flights), or between South Africa and Argentina via flights operated by the airline’s partners in South America. SAA has made travel agreements with fellow Star Alliance partners (made up of Air Canada, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines and Thai and United Airlines), and other major airlines operating between Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires, as well as to and from other key South American destinations. “Before discontinuing any route, SAA takes into account the possible consequences of stopping flights, with consideration given to how a particular market can still be served,” SAA chief executive Monwabisi Kalawe said. He added that the decision to rationalise the carrier’s long-haul network was the result of “declining passenger volumes and the depreciation of South Africa’s currency against the US dollar by more than 20% over the last 12 months, and high fuel costs.” SAA’s long-term turnaround strategy will see the airline using more of its Star Alliance membership to gain the most benefits out of the partnership. Customers already holding ticketed reservations on SAA direct services between Johannesburg and Buenos Aires from 29 March 2014 onwards will be re-accommodated via SAA’s Sao Paulo flights, in line with IATA conditions of carriage. SAinfo reporterlast_img
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Web Apps We Love To Hate

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first_imgTags:#Analysis#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market This list is a group of companies we wish would justgo away. Their basis is controversial to say the least. Recently, Wired publishedan article Exploring The Dark Side of Crowdsourcing, which shined light onsome shady startups. The article discussed the potential downfalls of socialmedia and web 2.0, or at least the seedier activities – e.g. black markets forsocial news votes, or fake commercial comments on blogs. Usually the intentions of thesecompanies are not in the best interest of ordinary Internet users. Let’s check themout… and btw we are using the ‘nofollow’ link attribute so these companies don’t getany further search engine juice!BuyBlogCommentsRecently we profiled this company. I think the following statement on the frontpage of the company website sums them up: A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai... Related Posts “Finally you can purchase quality blog comments without the stress of finding someoneto write the comments, or buying some high priced automated program. We specialize inselling blog comments for blackhatters who are looking for good quality backlinks.”In other words, the company is looking to add further comment spam to blogs.User/Submitter and Subvert and ProfitThese sites are essentially creating a black market for ‘votes’ on social news siteslike digg and StumbleUpon. By bringing together advertisers andpaid ‘voters’, these ill-intentioned startups are attempting to artificially inflate thepopularity of advertiser links. This not only degrades the quality of content, but alsoruins the overall user experience at social media websites.RSS Equalizer and RSS Content Builder These two tools help website owners automaticallyturn RSS feeds into website content. If used legitimately, they can be useful. But moreoften than not, these tools are used to steal other peoples content with the intention offinancial gain.This is a huge issue in the blogosphere. Often blog content is repurposedillegitimately. Because search traffic and incoming links drive page views, thistranslates to unearned ad revenue at the expense of the original publisher.Any black-hat SEO oufit or link farm These illegitimate outlets are engaging in illicitSEO techniques by gaming the search engines and artificially inflating PageRanks. Thismeans less relevant search engine results for the user and more traffic for the cheater.The upshot is useless SEO-tailored landing pages and added Internet clutter.Search engines are in a constant battle to stay on top of the game, especially Google(as the biggest search engine). But black-hatters are always nipping at their heels,finding new ways to beat the algorithms and make the web a less desirable place.MySpace Finally, we come to MySpace. Note: we don’t classifyMySpace in the same category as the scum above, but nevertheless this king of socialnetworks has committed many design sins. Tiled backgrounds, flashing text, and clutteredlayouts. Did I mention illegible text and comment SPAM? MySpace has basically morphedinto Geocities 2.0.ConclusionObviously, some of you will disagree with the companies listed above. Tell us why inthe comments below. And who else do you think should be on the list? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic... aidan henrylast_img
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BPM: Investment in Efficiencies

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first_img September 25th, 2009 ‹ Records Management: Obstacles in Getting It Right ECM: CMIS Spec On Track For Year End › Category: Business Process Management Leave a Comment center_img Enterprise software spending has been down considerably in 2009.  But there are pockets in the industry where that has not been the case.  Business Process Management / Workflow spending is an example of one segment that is an exception.In tough times, organizations are looking to maximize their process efficiencies, and many are seeing BPM as a tool that can help.  Gartner reports that more than half of enterprises plan to increase spending on BPM by at least 5 percent.  And about 30 percent plan to increase BPM spending by 10 percent or more.“Companies that ramp up their BPM investments now are going to be poised for growth when the economy rebounds,” said Michele Cantara, research vice president at Gartner. “These organizations are largely optimistic about their growth prospects over the next 12 months.”Those companies that are investing in BPM are optimistic for the future.  As many as 42% of them are expecting to grow in 2009, while only 23% are expecting to decline. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name *E-mail *Websitelast_img
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