For the City TimesWISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (15-9) shutout the Green Bay Booyah (12-12) 7-0 in game one and walked-off for a 2-1 win in the nightcap of a June 20 doubleheader.Two runs scored on a ball put in play by Anthony Galason in the first inning to put Wisconsin Rapids on the board first in game one. The Rafters added three more runs in the fourth inning on RBIs by Roman Trujillo, Luke Bowman, and Jaylen Guy.Peter Matt drove in an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth and scored later in the inning to give the Rafters a 7-0 lead. Gareth Stroh closed out a complete-game shutout to secure the Rafters win.Wisconsin Rapids had a quick turnaround for game two against Green Bay. The Booyah scored first on an error in the second inning and Anthony Galason tied the game with an RBI double in the bottom half of the inning.The divisional rivals took a 1-1 tie to the bottom of the seventh inning. Leading off the inning, Edarian Williams took a 1-0 pitch deep to left field for a walk-off homer. Neil Abbatiello had a stellar outing as the Rafters’ starter, going 6.2 innings and striking out seven. Brayden Bonner gets the win by securing the final out in the top of the seventh.The Rafters move into a 2.5-game lead over the Wisconsin Woodchucks for second place and sit two games behind the division-leading Madison Mallards in the standings.The Rafters hit the road for one game against the Booyah in Green Bay.
Family spokesman Frank Brache, whose sister is married to D’Oliveira, said at the unveiling of the memorial: “The D’Oliveira family is very grateful for this honour. It is just such a pity that Basil, who lives in the UK and suffers from Alzheimer’s disease now, will not be able to appreciate it himself. As a young man, he was never considered for selection to the Springbok teams of those times, but rather had to play his cricket in the South African Cricket Board of Control (Sacboc) organisation that catered to players of colour. After taking some time to adjust to the conditions, D’Oliveira thrived and forced his way into the Worcestershire county team – after he had lopped three years off his age because he might not have been given a chance had the county known his true age. When he played his first full season in the county championship he was already 34, yet he performed brilliantly, even though most players would be considered over the hill by that stage of their careers. In the third Test, his second, D’Oliveira came into his own, scoring 76 and 54, while capturing 2 for 51 and 2 for 77 at Trent Bridge, even though the West Indies cantered to a 139-run victory. The Sunday Times writes: “South Africa was excluded from the 1968 Tokyo Olympics, the 1970 South African cricket tour to England was cancelled and, in the same year, South Africa was expelled from the Olympic Movement. The country was isolated from official international sport for almost 25 years.” ‘Dolly’ comes into his own South Africa’s loss, England’s gain Dolly was at Newlands in Cape Town when Graeme Pollock picked up the award – a guest of honour on the cricket ground he had never been given the opportunity to grace as a player. In 1956/57 and 1958/59 he had the opportunity of leading the South African Sacboc team against Kenya and East Africa. D’Oliveira excelled, scoring 447 runs at an average just shy of 56. “Dolly”, as he was known, had nonetheless shown his abilities, quickly adapting to Test match cricket, and after a successful series he became a fixture in the England team for quite some time. Then the famous English cricket commentator John Arlott offered D’Oliveira a contract in the Central Lancashire League with Middleton, where he would replace the West Indian fast bowling legend Wes Hall. A local businessman raised money for his fare, and he was on his way to England and a new life as a professional cricketer. “In August 1968, as the date for the announcement of the English touring team drew closer, the representative of a major South African tobacco company, Tienie Oosthuizen, offered D’Oliveira a car, a house, an allowance of £40 000 and a 10-year contract to coach black players in South Africa, provided he did not make himself available for the English tour to South Africa. D’Oliveira refused. The Sunday Times, on its Centenary Heritage Project website, gives some of the background to what became known as “the D’Oliveira Affair”: In June 1966, having qualified to play for England, D’Oliveira was chosen to face the West Indians in the second Test at the age of 34. He made a solid if unspectacular debut, scoring 27 before being run out, and returning figures of 1 for 24 and 1 for 46 with the ball in 39 overs. Basil D’Oliveira never played for South Africa, yet was nominated one of the country’s cricketers of the 20th century. While it was England that benefited from D’Oliveira’s prowess with bat and ball, it was, ultimately, South Africa that was rewarded most by his actions on and off the field. Against India next time out, he hit 109 in the first Test as England won by six wickets and went on to win the series three-nil. Facing Pakistan, he hit fifties in both innings of the first Test in a series that England won two-nil. Next up was an away series against the West Indies, early in 1968. D’Oliveira didn’t turn in his best showing in the five matches, scoring only 137 runs at an average of 27.4. He did a lot of bowling, but picked up only three wickets, even though he was economical. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Return to Newlands Following a huge outcry, Tom Cartwright pulled out of the touring party and D’Oliveira was named in his place. “When the MCC announced its squad on August 28, 1968, D’Oliveira was left out, despite scoring 158 in the final Test between England and the touring Australians at The Oval and taking crucial wickets. “‘Last Wednesday a group of Englishmen picked a cricket team and ended up doing this country a disservice of such magnitude that one could only feel a burning anger at their madness and a cold shame for their folly. The dropping of Basil D’Oliveira from the MCC team to tour SA has stirred such undercurrents throughout the world that no one but the impossibly naive can any longer think that politics and sport do not mix, never mind believe it.’” D’Oliveira completed his career having played 41 Tests. He scored 2 484 runs at an average of 40.06, with five centuries and 15 fifties. He also captured 47 wickets at 39.55. Given that he had missed out on playing Test cricket in his prime, it was an amazing record. However, his greatest contribution to cricket came about because he made the England team, forced his way into the squad to tour South Africa in 1968/69 – and refused all enticements to back out of it. The repercussions of Prime Minister Vorster’s decision to prevent D’Oliveira entering South Africa were huge, irreversible – and ultimately good both for South Africa and the game of cricket. It was a dream, however, that D’Oliveira would not let go of. D’Oliveira was born in 1931, a child of mixed race in a country that looked upon people of colour as second-class citizens. Thus, he was never given the opportunities that many lesser-talented white children were given. Back in England, it was time for a five-Test Ashes series. The Aussies crushed England by 159 runs in first Test as England crumbled in their second innings, despite D’Oliveira’s top scoring effort of 87 not out. South African Prime Minister John Vorster reacted by declaring D’Oliveira unwelcome in South Africa. “It’s not the MCC team”, he declared. “It’s the team of the anti-apartheid movement.” Pakistan next visited England in 1971, and D’Oliveira enjoyed a fine series with the bat, making 241 runs at an average of 60.25. He was below-par in the three-Test series against India that followed, but was in better form for the visit of Australia in June 1972. That series, though, proved to be his swansong – he was just short of 41 at the time. South Africa withdrew its invitation, the tour was cancelled – and the country was set irreversibly on the path to international isolation. D’Oliveira, meanwhile, was back in action for his adopted country in June 1969, once again facing the West Indies, this time in a three-Test series. He followed that with a three-match series against New Zealand and then a seven-Test Ashes series Down Under in which he scored 369 runs at an average of 36.9, including 117 in the fifth Test at the MCG. Amazing record ‘The D’Oliveira Affair’ After that performance, it was clear that D’Oliveira had sealed his spot in the England team to tour South Africa in 1968/69. However, he was not selected, as the MCC sought to avoid a political backlash from South Africa by naming a player of colour in their line-up. D’Oliviera passed away on 19 November 2011 at the age of 80. He was, however, dropped for the second Test, but when Roger Prideaux withdrew from the team for the final Test, Dolly was given a recall, and he made a triumphant return. He grabbed his chance, hitting 158 as England took a 226-run victory to tie the series one-all. “The British journalist Michael Parkinson wrote in the London Sunday Times: D’Oliveira won belated recognition from his home country when he was chosen as one of the nominees for the title of South Africa’s Cricketer of the Century. England then went on to New Zealand for two Tests, with Dolly scoring 100 in the first one and 58 and five in the second. And early in 2007, the Sunday Times Centenary Heritage Project unveiled an artwork memorial at the ground to ensure a permanent place there for the lost son of South African cricket. He contributed a fighting 88 in the fourth Test at Headingley, although England once again came a sorry second, losing by an innings and 55 runs. D’Oliveira was quietly efficient in the final Test as England turned the tables on the West Indies, winning by an innings and 34 runs to finish the series as 3-1 losers. D’Oliveira learnt the game on matting wickets and quickly became a star of Sacboc cricket. Yet, thanks to aparteid, he could never test his talent against the best cricketers in the world. He was able to watch other countries touring South Africa – from the stand at Newlands cricket ground reserved for “Non-Europeans” – but playing against them remained a dream. “On many occasions we had to sneak in and climb over fences to watch the games from the segregated enclosure. Basil used to dream of being able to play here – it’s a dream that was never realised.”
An argument inside a crowded suburban Philadelphia Walmart escalated into a shooting, crash and fight with responding officers that left five people shot and others wounded in the “chaos” of gunfire. The alleged gunman was identified Wednesday as Keenan Jones of Philadelphia. He faces one count of attempted murder, 13 counts of aggravated assault, 19 counts of reckless endangerment and related gun charges. He was held on $1 million bail.The shooting began shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday inside the Walmart at Cedarbrook Plaza Shopping Center on South Easton Road in Wyncote. An argument near the checkout line allegedly pre-empted the shooting, police said. “Words were exchanged” and the suspect pulled a gun from his female companion’s waistband and fired “at least 10 shots,” Cheltenham Township Chief of Police John Frye said. Jones, 30, and the woman are brother and sister, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office said. She has not been identified or charged.Two women in their 40s and a man in his 40s were wounded in the legs and another person had a graze wound to the leg. A fifth person later went to a hospital with unspecified injuries caused by gunfire. In addition, a pregnant woman was taken to the hospital after a fall, police said. None of the injuries are life threatening, officials said. Two of the victims are Walmart employees, the company said.- Sponsor – “The surveillance depicts Jones standing in the check-out line and then starting to walk towards the back of the line when he pulls out a black semi-automatic handgun and fires a single round at a male who is standing only feet away, striking him,” the criminal complaint filed Wednesday read. “Jones then begins to run through the front end of the store and is seen firing additional rounds indiscriminately.”The complaint described the scene captured on the surveillance video as “chaos” and “pandemonium,” which led to a pregnant woman falling to the ground. She was hurt, the complaint said. Customers and employees inside the store ducked for cover as bullets flew near the checkout line. “It was rough just seeing everybody running for cover,” a woman who said she was next to the gunman, told NBC10. “People were terrified. They were jumping over the register.” Jones and his sister fled the Walmart in a Pontiac Grand Prix, police said. “He kept straight coming down,” according to a witness, who said she was nearly struck by the vehicle. “He didn’t stop.”After allegedly tossing the gun out of the car, Jones and his sister crashed into the back of an empty police vehicle at Forrest Avenue and East Sedgwick Street in neighboring Philadelphia, according to investigators. “The officers just got done taking a theft report and saw the vehicle crash into a police vehicle, thinking it was just an auto accident,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said. The two tried to flee the scene after the crash, but were taken into custody by responding officers, police said. A witness told NBC10 that Jones resisted arrest and it took several officers to apprehend him and place him inside a police vehicle. [Source: NBC10 News] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
dan frommer 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Apple’s new iPad goes on sale today. People – already lined up around the world – will likely buy more than a million of them this weekend, and tens of millions this year. And there will be much talk about Apple’s “post-PC” revolution.But the real key to Apple’s post-PC dreams – slipping past Windows and becoming the dominant consumer electronics platform for the decades ahead – isn’t this new iPad, or any single gadget. It’s actually iCloud, Apple’s cloud service and storage platform, which doesn’t get the respect and attention it deserves.Why iCloud?Because the iPad, without it, isn’t really that much different than the PCs it’s trying to replace. Sure, the iPad is cheaper, prettier, more portable, and touch-controlled. And it runs a less sophisticated operating system than a PC or Mac. But at its essence, it’s a client terminal, the way a Windows PC or Mac is.What makes the iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, and gradually, even the Mac, “post-PC” devices, is the idea that they’re all tied together behind the scenes: Your work, your entertainment, your apps, everything. It’s not that they just replace a PC in your home. It’s that they go beyond what a PC ever offered. That’s where iCloud comes into play. Today, iCloud mostly just seems like Apple’s proprietary storage and synchronization service. That’s an important start, just as iTunes sync was a critical (and proprietary) Apple tool that helped make the iPod so successful. But it’s also just the beginning. Just as Apple adds new features to its iPads and iPhones, iOS and Mac OS each year, expect new iCloud features as well, designed to gradually move more of your computing life off of individual devices and into the cloud.The practical benefits? Using multiple devices for the same project. Borrowing friends’ devices for a little work or entertainment. Activating new gadgets and making them “yours” quickly. Sharing iPads. Reducing the required computing and storage resources (and price) of future hardware. And much more that we can’t even dream of.What does this mean for Apple’s competition? A few takeaways:If Apple’s campaign is successful – and it’s on the right track – just offering hardware devices to compete with the iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV won’t be enough. Rivals will not only need competitive hardware, pricing, and app stores, but the cloud-based glue that iCloud presents. And this is not going to be easy, especially for companies whose strength is hardware and not software or cloud services, such as Samsung, Nokia, HTC, etc. (Amazon may actually do okay here, though its interface designs aren’t often pretty. See: Amazon MP3 “cloud locker.”)In theory, this could be a positive trend for Google, as Google has been focused on cloud-based services forever (Gmail, Google Docs, etc.) and doesn’t have legacy PC baggage. But Google faces an uphill battle of offering its cloud services to a host of hardware partners that have to shoehorn them into hardware designed by different people than the software. It may work, but it’s probably never going to be as elegant as if one company were to make it all. Perhaps that’s why Google is buying Motorola – if it’s smart, it will actually try hard to make great, integrated devices there. It could end up being the best competition for Apple in the long run, or maybe not.Microsoft will need an iCloud answer, too, for Windows 8 devices. Adding complexity there is that Microsoft plans two different user interfaces for Windows 8: The simple, “Metro” UI that you’ve seen on Windows phones and the new Xbox interface, and the old-style Windows look. But if the cloud/sync service is designed the right way, that won’t make a difference. Just as iCloud needs to be able to connect iPhones to Macs to TVs, Microsoft’s service might as well be able to connect a Windows workstation to a fancy watch. This old-vs.-new hurdle actually makes a sync service like iCloud even more potentially useful, if it can bring the two Windows together in a clever and useful way. (Then there is the separate issue of whether consumer Microsoft customers and “enterprise” customers should use the same or different cloud services.)Lastly, this could improve the fortunes for Dropbox, the leading cloud storage and sync startup. What Dropbox does is different than what iCloud does, but it offers a wonderful service, well-known brand, and a good reputation. Imagine Dropbox as a core feature of Android or Windows, expanded to include more services. It could happen. (Or, Dropbox could forge ahead and maybe even become one of the big platform companies over time. Who knows.) Also: Box, the other big cloud storage startup.So, enjoy your new iPad this weekend. Drool over a potential Apple television set if you must. But the real thing to watch is iCloud. It will play a big role in Apple’s ultimate success or failure in the post-PC era.Also: Why the New iPad is So Huge for Apple Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Analysis#Apple#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham set asking price for Serge Aurierby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham have set their asking price for Serge Aurier.Despite his recent form surge, the fullback remains available at Spurs ahead of the January market.Sport Mediaset says AC Milan and PSG are both keen on the Ivorian.And Spurs are eager to sell, setting Aurier’s asking price at €15m.Aurier moved to Spurs almost two years ago from PSG.
Faridabad: It is the repeat of 2014 Lok Sabha election as BJP candidate Kishan Pal Gurjar is once again will be seen competing against Avatar Singh Bhadana from Congress.In 2014, Gurjar won with the margin of 4.60 lakh votes, however, this time Bhadana who rejoined the Congress party feels that tides will turn against his rival. What has made the contest of Faridabad even more interesting is the entry of Naveen Jaihind, who will be fighting his second Lok Sabha election and Mandhir Maan of Bahujan Samaj Party, who is banking on a strong OBC vote. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderBhadana is raking up several local issues in the city that is plaguing the residents of Faridabad. Among the main issues that have been raised by Bhadana includes rising levels of air pollution in the city. “Faridabad today is among the most polluted cities not only in the country but in the world. There has been no effort by the government to tackle this challenge. In fact the apathy of the state, as well as the central government, has resulted in the situation getting worse,” says Bhadana. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsAnother issue raised by Bhadana is the increase in the number of cases of cancer from the Faridabad. It is important to note that in the official report submitted by the Haryana government in 2017 Faridabad topped in the number of deaths due to Cancer at 771. “The Agra canal this is the main source of supply of water to Faridabad today is fully toxic. It is the consumption of this contaminated water that is making us sick with deadly diseases like cancer. We will try to deal with this challenge,” said Bhadana. The 61-year-old Congress Lok Sabha candidate added that Faridabad as a city was developed by the Congress party which made into the successful industrial zone. However, the apathy by the BJP government in the last five years ensure that the growth in the South Haryana Lok Sabha seat. Admitting to the fact that Faridabad has lost to Gurugram and Noida due to the negligence of the previous governments, Kishan Pal Gurjar is vowing to bring the glory days of Faridabad back again. Among his major achievements, Gujjar assets that in his tenure the connectivity of Faridabad was improved that spurred the industrial growth again. He also highlighted that he had also worked towards improving the public health and education systems in the city. Gurjar assured that his priorities will be to complete all the pending projects which once completed will speed up the progress in Faridabad. Naveen Jaihind of AAP who filed his nomination on April 23 is banking on the support of the middle class and the working class electorate. On Wednesday, Naveen Jaihind approached the advocates of district courts of Faridabad and asked for their support in electing him to the parliament. Jaihind in 2014 had contested from Rohtak Lok Sabha constituency which is also his hometown. He lost to Deepinder Singh Hooda of Congress. Founded in the 17th century by Sheik Farid, the treasurer of Mughal ruler Jehangir, Faridabad is a major industrial hub. It is the second most populated city after Gururgam. There are a total of 17 lakh voters. The major segment of voters includes two lakh Gujjars, 2.8 lakh Jats. 1.5 lakh Meos and 4 lakh voters from SC/ST category. Though Faridabad has bagged the smart city tag and Rs 400 crore funds, the work on the ground is moving at a snail’s pace. Critics, including MLAs from rival political parties, are vocal about his failures and inadequacies. Out of the nine assembly segments in Faridabad Lok Sabha constituency, only three are represented by the ruling BJP legislators. Badkhal, Ballabhgarh and Faridabad are represented by BJP MLAs, Seema Trikha, Mool Chand, and Vipul Goel, respectively. The rest six are represented by the INLD (Hathin and Faridabad NIT), the Congress (Palwal, Tigaon and Hodal) and the BSP (Prithla).
Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is currently busy with an erratic work schedule, says creative diversions should never rest. The cine icon on Thursday took to Twitter to share an update about his work schedule. “Back from work. Three different shoots. Two different photo-shoots and one prosthetic make-up test. All in a day. Creative diversion, never rests — and should never.” The 76-year-old actor, who has sported prosthetics for films like “Paa” and “102 Not Out”, described it as a “long and laborious” process on his blog. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger “They are for the next film with Shoojit Sircar,” said the actor, without divulging further details. Amitabh will also be seen with actor Emraan Hashmi in a psychological thriller, which will be directed by Rumi Jaffrey. “From tomorrow the one with Rumi Jafry — a commitment made years and years ago. A gesture to give credence to a word given and made and as soon as that ends in July.” He will also be seen in the fantasy adventure movie “Brahmastra”. It also stars Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt
Oct. 21, 1973WS Game 71235 Oct. 27, 1985WS Game 71315 Nov. 1, 2009WS Game 41274 Nov. 1, 2010WS Game 5133 Nov. 4, 2001WS Game 71374 Oct. 22, 1972WS Game 71235 Oct. 14, 1973WS Game 21235 Oct. 19, 1980WS Game 51336 Oct. 17, 1971WS Game 71236 Oct. 14, 1979WS Game 51337 Oct. 12, 1980NLCS Game 51348 EQUINOX DATEMLBNFLNBANHL Oct. 15, 1978WS Game 51355 Game 5 of the World Series is tonight, and it could be a deciding one: The Kansas City Royals are looking to finish off the New York Mets after going ahead 3-1 in the series. But Sunday also includes 12 NFL games, seven NBA matchups, and five NHL contests. That makes today a very special day: a sports equinox.A sports equinox occurs when the four major U.S. leagues — MLB, the NFL, the NBA and the NHL — all play at least one game. There’s a very narrow scheduling window when this can happen: Nowadays the MLB season and the start of the NBA season overlap by just a few days or not at all, depending on the NBA tip-off date and the length of the World Series.By our count this will be the 15th equinox in history, and the first since 2010.1We identified equinoxes using scheduling data from the sports-reference.com sites. Equinoxes, by our definition, were not possible before the inaugural NBA/BAA season in 1946. They did not used to be so rare: There were nine equinoxes between 1971 and 1980 (when the NBA season tipped off in the first half of October), and several years have more than one. Here’s the full list: GAMES Phoenix, of all places, is the only city to play in all four parts of an equinox. On November 4th, 2001, the Arizona Cardinals lost to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Phoenix Coyotes lost to the Carolina Hurricanes, and the Phoenix Suns lost to the Houston Rockets. The Diamondbacks salvaged the day, winning Game 7 over the Yankees to capture the city’s first and only championship across the four leagues.2The Mercury, Phoenix’s WNBA team, have three titles of their own.New York and Kansas City sports fans have less luck today. K.C.’s NHL and NBA franchises left for other locales decades ago, and both the Knicks and the Nets are off. But New York has its own packed calendar on Sunday: beyond the World Series and both NFL and NHL matchups, the Red Bulls play their first game of the MLS conference semifinals, and around 50,000 runners will compete in the NYC marathon. It may not quite be an equinox, but it’s still a huge day for NYC sports. Nov. 2, 2009WS Game 5153 Nov. 1, 2015WS Game 51275 Oct. 15, 1972WS Game 21236
Joe Cole has announced his retirement from playing football and will now focus on forging a coaching careerThe 37-year-old midfielder made the announcement on Tuesday morning after a spell with Tampa Bay Rowdies in the United Soccer League.“After 20 years as a professional, the time has come for me to hang up my boots,” said Cole on the Premier League website.“It has been a dream come true. All of it.“Whatever is next, I hope the next two decades are as special as my last 20 years as a professional have been.“A huge thanks to everyone who helped me along that path.”He added: “I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have played with some of the very best players of my era and even more fortunate to call a lot of them friends.“Winning trophies at Chelsea was particularly special for me. Those memories will live with me forever, as will the chance I had to share them with my family.“Looking to the future, I want to stay involved in the game. I feel I can offer a lot as a coach.“To lend my experience to help other young footballers achieve their dreams, just like I did, is a big passion of mine.”Daniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.Cole graduated from the West Ham youth academy and made 187 appearances for the senior side across two spells after debuting as a 17-year-old in January 1999.After moving to Chelsea in 2003, Cole helped new coach Jose Mourinho deliver their first league title in 50 years.He also had spells with Liverpool, Lille, Aston Villa, Coventry and lastly Rowdies.Cole made 56 England appearances and represented the national side at three World Cups.Premier League: 🏆🏆🏆FA Cup: 🏆🏆League Cup: 🏆And who could forget the ‘worldie’ he scored against Sweden in the 2006 World Cup.More on Joe Cole’s retirement: https://t.co/eaJ1fRY5fi pic.twitter.com/WQIPcnzrbN— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) November 13, 2018