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Tridents Botch Run Chase as Brilliant Zouks Make History

By on September 27, 2020

first_imgWith six runs needed from the final ball, Nyeem Young spanked a low full toss to deep cover but it was not enough to save Tridents. Still, the task remained a simple one with Tridents needing 22 runs from the last five overs but nerves became frayed when Corey Anderson (11) was bowled by Nabi in the 18th and Rashid Khan (2) picked out long on with Glen in the penultimate over. There was no sign of the drama to come when Johnson Charles punched four fours in 39 from 42 deliveries in a 32-run stand with Hope (14). Chase was then brilliant in the final over, keeping Ashley Nurse (12) scoreless off the first ball and then getting him to hole out to mid-wicket off the second. Seamer Kesrick Williams (2-12) got the breakthrough when he brought one back sharply to hit Hope in front in the sixth over, extending the right-hander’s wretched run of form that has seen him scrape 113 runs from seven innings. However, Tridents then showed precious little intent as their run chase meandered aimlessly, and were three runs short of their target at the end to plunge to their second defeat in as many days and their fifth in seven games. PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – AUGUST 30: Javelle Glen (2nd R), Najibullah Zadran (R) and Andre Fletcher (2nd L) of St Lucia Zouks celebrate winning the Hero Caribbean Premier League match 19 between Barbados Tridents and St Lucia Zouks at Queen’s Park Oval on August 30, 2020 in Port of Spain, Trinidad And Tobago. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/CPL T20 via Getty Images) Sent in on a turning Queen’s Park Oval pitch, Zouks struggled from the outset when they lost Rahkeem Cornwall (6) to the fourth ball of the morning and Andre Fletcher (6) in the following over, to slump to 12 for two. CMC Leniko Boucher (18), in his first match of the tournament, then paired with Chase (14) to post the best stand of the innings as they added 30 for the third wicket. Reigning champions Barbados Tridents bungled a straightforward run chase to slump to a shock defeat as St Lucia Zouks made history with the lowest total ever defended in Caribbean Premier League history on Sunday.center_img Mis-stumped on 12 by Shai Hope in the fifth over, Boucher perished in the following over when he was bowled by Walsh missing a badly timed cut. When Walsh bowled Chase with a full length delivery in his next over, Zouks were tottering on 50 for four in the ninth over and there was no recovery as the last eight wickets tumbled spectacularly for just 42 runs. The result seemed a foregone conclusion when leg-spinner Hayden Walsh’s three-wicket haul sent Zouks tumbling for 92 off 18 overs – the joint second lowest total in the franchise history and lowest in this year’s tournament. Tridents were still in the contest with nine runs needed from the final over but Chase held his nerve and conceded only five, to complete a quite remarkable turnaround for Zouks. With 10 points from five wins, Zouks lie second to leaders Trinbago Knight Riders, and on the verge of a spot in the final four. But the wheels began to come off when captain Jason Holder was deceived by a brilliant full length slower ball from seamer Kesrick Williams (2-12) and trapped lbw for one at the start of the 10th, and Charles holed out to long on off Glen at the start of the 14th over. And even when the in-form Kyle Mayers was beaten and bowled for two by a beauty from Zahir in the seventh over with five runs added, Tridents were still hot favourites to take full points. Raymon Reifer then missed a swipe at high wide full toss that was there for the taking before punching a couple to backward point and scrambling a bye off the fifth. They were suffocated by Zouks’ slow bowlers, leg-spinner Javelle Glen grabbing two for 11 from his three overs and left-armer Zahir Khan along with off-spinners Mohammad Nabi and Roston Chase combining to dry up the scoring in miserly spells.last_img read more

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Infineon Technologies to Acquire International Rectifier for $3 Billion

By on September 24, 2020

first_imgInfineon Technologies and International Rectifier announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Infineon will acquire International Rectifier for $3 Billion in cash ($40/Share). The acquisition will combine two semiconductor companies with leadership positions in power management technology. By the integration of International Rectifier, Infineon complements its offerings and will be able to provide customers with a broader semiconductor product portfolio, a stronger distribution and regional presence. On the other hand, International Rectifier will benefit from Infineon’s products and technologies, manufacturing and operational excellence and R&D.International Rectifier’s expertise in low-power, energy-efficient IGBTs and Intelligent Power Modules, Power MOSFETs and Digital Power Management ICs will integrate well with Infineon’s offering in power devices and modules. With International Rectifier, Infineon acquires an advanced manufacturer in Gallium Nitride on Silicon (GaN) based power semiconductors. This combination will accelerate and solidify Infineon’s position in GaN discretes and GaN system solutions, improving its ability to pursue this strategically important technology platform with significant future growth potential. It will also result in a broad range of products creating a comprehensive provider in the market for silicon-, silicon-carbide- and gallium-nitride-based power devices and integrated circuits (ICs). The increase in exposure to the distribution channel will allow Infineon to meet the needs of a broader range of customers.The International Rectifier Board of Directors and Infineon’s Supervisory Board have approved the transaction and is expected to close late in the calendar year 2014 or early in the calendar year 2015 subject to regulatory approval. It is also expected to drive significant accretion going forward, building on International Rectifier’s existing successful operational restructuring. In the second full fiscal year of operation after closing, International Rectifier’s margin contribution is expected to be at least in line with Infineon’s target of 15 percent Segment Result margin over the cycle. As such, Infineon maintains its target of 15 percent average-cycle Segment Result margin.Under the terms and conditions of the agreement, Infineon will pay US-Dollar 40 per share in cash for all of International Rectifier’s outstanding shares, representing a fully diluted enterprise value of approximately US-Dollar 2.4 billion. The transaction price represents a premium of approximately 47,7 percent over the average share price of International Rectifier during the last three months and a premium of approximately 50,6 percent over the closing share price of International Rectifier on August 19, 2014.Infineon will fund the transaction using cash-on-hand and fully underwritten credit facilities of Euro 1.5 billion in total. Upon closing of the transaction, Infineon’s capital structure should stay well within the previously communicated targets of 30 to 40 percent gross cash-to-revenue, no more than 2x gross debt-to-EBITDA and a positive net cash position.last_img read more

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OPINION: Adults seem more concerned with ‘competitive balances’ than kids

By on September 23, 2020

first_imgBy Mike HolzheimerLet the debate begin-again.The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) has been lamenting over the task of trying to create a “competitive balance” regarding its state tournament games. In short, many are of the opinion that private schools present an unfair athletic obstacle that a public school cannot hurdle resulting in very lopsided final scores.The proposed separate playoff system calling for two different Ohio scholastic state champions, one private and one public high school team, has been talked about for a few years now.Georgia and Texas have pondered this “public versus private school” and separate state champions debate as well.To go back in time a bit further, the OHSAA created the Competitive Balance Committee in January of 2010 responding to the concerned masses that private schools dominate public school teams so unfairly in state tournaments. A subsequent bylaw proposing a change in divisional alignments in the fall for football, boys and girls soccer and girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball in the winter and baseball and softball in the spring, was voted down, 332-303, a slim four percent margin of defeat.The proposal suggested that each school be put into tournament divisions in those eight sports determined by its respective “athletic count” and “tradition factors” which would include socioeconomic factors and school boundaries. There were those coaches, though, who were concerned with the word “tradition.” The committee said they would determine a school’s tradition level by way of its state championship game appearances, state tournament appearances and regional finals appearances.One private school coach didn’t see this adding up claiming teams would wind up being penalized for being successful. He said he was glad that the proposal failed and that the way he saw it was Ohio has a great system with the way things are done in football. He added it is one of the best formulas in the country with six divisions (seven, for 2018) that allowed more teams into the playoffs.One public school coach, albeit he admitted some tweaking could be done at the top of brackets, such a proposal would not affect his school and that the current system really wasn’t hurting his kids or his program.I don’t think I could say it any better. Yes, the private schools have a much larger pool to choose from as far as getting the talented students to attend their institutions and suit up athletically. There is no debating that, nor have I ever done so. My point has always been the current system has been in place forever, and I really don’t see where high school student-athletes have become so traumatized by way of losing big to a much bigger and more talented team during the postseason.If, as players, they find themselves on the shorter end of a scoreboard, and that should be the worst thing that ever happens to them, I would say they can consider themselves extremely lucky in life. Graduation day will still come, the academic diploma and congratulatory handshake will still find them, and the excitement of awaiting the next chapter of their lives will surely come their way.My first recollection as to why things are just fine the way they are is when I covered the Westlake High School baseball team’s “Final Four” appearance at the state tournament in Columbus’ Huntington Park. Prior to their trip on Interstate 71 South, the public school Demons were taking on the mighty parochial powerhouse St. Ignatius Wildcats in a district game. I remember hearing the rumblings in the stands from parents saying that the matchup was unfair.A few hours later, it was the Demons, that disadvantaged team unfairly asked to play against a private school, doing all of the celebrating on their way to a district and regional title. And it was St. Ignatius being sent home for the rest of the tournament. Thank goodness Westlake turned a deaf ear to all that noise coming out of those bleachers that memorable night. With a separate playoff system in place, that team from Hilliard Boulevard would never have such a memory today.But most of all, I recall back-to-back Saturday nights sitting in the press box at Parma’s Robert Boulton Stadium at Byers Field. It was two Division I regional semifinal/final football games featuring public school Mentor against the tradition-rich and mighty St. Edward and St. Ignatius. The Mitch Trubisky-led Cardinals defeated both the Eagles and Wildcats in consecutive weeks.Mentor is one of the largest school districts in Ohio, but last I checked, it is a public school. And should the OHSAA ever adopt this widely discussed proposal, these games don’t happen either. You can’t have it both way. With what is being discussed, Mentor would be roped in with the rest of the public schools and basically be denied the chance to compete for a state title against top-notch competition.I remember interviewing a Mentor player following both victories. He told me he wasn’t just happy because his team won, he was beyond happy because most people thought a public school cannot beat St. Ed’s or St. Ignatius. “I can’t imagine not being given this opportunity to play them,” he said. “I’ll tell you this, I don’t want some Board or committee telling me I’m not good enough or my team isn’t good enough to play anybody.”I think that sums it all up very nicely. And there are many more examples I could give. Most recently, within the past week or so, scholastic baseball fans have watched both Strongsville and Amherst; two public schools end the state title dreams of both St. Ignatius and St. Edward in district title games.Things won’t always go your way, but in sports, as in life, you learn to overcome the adversity and come back even stronger the next day, or the next season. And that people, is the essence of sports. It’s always been that way, and it will remain that way.If your team comes up against a tougher opponent, you don’t run away or look for a substitute because the going could get a little rough. One of the beauties of sports is that win or lose, and yes possibly losing big, one has the opportunity to come back and fight another day. And you know what; there is nothing wrong with that.And so, as I did many times in my old columns trying to send messages to the OHSAA, I will remind them, and all those adults screaming to change the system-stop trying to fix things that aren’t really broken. Related Topics NEOSI Stafflast_img read more

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Video | Dawson breaks down Georgia

By on September 19, 2020

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:8f85affef9384f0881136ba8 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-572871-4595160753001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.UK offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson breaks down Georgia.last_img read more

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From Spain: Player wants to join Tottenham tonight, ‘option he prefers…

By on September 18, 2020

first_imgMichy Bathsuayi is somehow still a Valencia player, on loan anyway. The Spanish club have been trying to get rid of him for much of the January transfer window, but have had no luck with their efforts so far.Chelsea have been refusing to take the player back until he’s got a guaranteed home for the season, and the Blues have agreed deals with both Betis and West Ham, leaving it to the Belgian to make his mind up.Everton have been in the mix as well, but Valencia source Plaza Deportiva say the player wants to join Tottenham tonight.A move to Mauricio Pochettino’s side is the ‘option he prefers most’ for a late deal.However, Tottenham haven’t agreed a deal with Chelsea.This one comes from out of the blue, and Pochettino would have to go back on his prediction of not signing a forward this month… and their London rivals would have to agree to send a player to a club challenging them for league position.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is AddictiveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoMalaysia : Halal investment hubHalal investment hubMalaysia : Halal investment hubUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndolast_img read more

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Vicente Iborra says Leicester City’s title winning squad not as complete…

By on September 17, 2020

first_imgThree years on from their remarkable title success, Leicester City’s squad from that time still struggle to get the recognition they deserve. Rather than praising them and their ability, their title win has mostly been credited to the big six underperforming and other teams missing their chance.To this day people write off just how good that side was, failing to rank them among the best the Premier League has seen even though theirs was the most unlikely win of the Premier League era.Even those who played with that group of players seem to underestimate their talents and former Leicester man Vicente Iborra is one of them.Iborra joined Leicester the year after their title success but never really settled at the club, eventually joining Villarreal this summer in a £9m deal.That didn’t stop him making assessments, though, and he believes the current Sevilla squad is better than Leicester’s who won the title.Embed from Getty Images“The Sevilla squad is much more complete than the Leicester league champion one,” he told Canal Sur Radio, relayed by El Desmarque.“Playing in Sevilla anything can happen, and if someone can do something great, that is Sevilla,” he said.“It is a very complete squad, a very physical team, difficult to overcome, in defence well worked and has resources. They’re vertical with great finishers.”What Iborra seems to be overlooking is the fact that this Leicester team not only won the Premier League but also made it to the quarter-finals of the Champions League the following year, ironically beating Sevilla.They are hardly bad credentials, and it’s hard to see this Sevilla side, which was only assembled in the summer, matching that any time soon.Then there’s the fact he arrived the year after they were successful and didn’t play until January, meaning he really wouldn’t know much about that title-winning squad anyway.Instead, this seems like an easy dig at a club he didn’t enjoy playing for to appease the fans of one that he did.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 50? You Need Those Adjustable Focus Reading Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndolast_img read more

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Cal Fires Head Coach Sonny Dykes

By on August 25, 2020

first_img Related Getty Images/Ezra Shaw(BERKLEY, Calif.) – Cal fired Sonny Dykes, the school’s head football coach, after four seasons on Sunday.“Coach Dykes clearly built up our program — both on the field and in the classroom — and he leaves Cal in a stronger position than when he arrived,” Cal athletic director Mike Williams said in a statement. “For that alone, he deserves credit and our thanks. After our bowl win last season, we showed our commitment to him with a contract extension. But after looking at a number of factors after the end of this season, I felt that we needed a change of direction for the good of our student-athletes and our program.”Dykes had recently signed an extension that was supposed to keep him as head coach through the 2019 season. According to ESPN, he is still owed 70 percent of his remaining base salary and talent fee, which comes out to $5.88 million.In response to his firing, Dykes said in a message to the team that he was “as surprised as you all about the news today. I am sorry you all found out the way you did. All I can say is I am incredibly proud of each and every one of you; it has been an honor to be your coach.”Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital will serve as interim coach of the Golden Bears.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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“The Crown”‘s Queen Elizabeth was paid less than her male co-star

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first_img Related Netflix(JERUSALEM) — Talk about a royal mistake.The producers of Netflix’s The Crown have admitted that the show’s star, Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth II, was paid less than her male co-star Matt Smith, who plays Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip.According to Variety, the pay gap was revealed during a panel discussion about the series at the INTV Conference in Jerusalem Tuesday.Variety reports that producers Suzanne Mackie and Andy Harries acknowledged Smith made more money because of his prior Doctor Who fame, but added they would correct this in the future.“Going forward, no one gets paid more than the Queen,” Mackie said.It’s too little, too late for Foy though. She only played Queen Elizabeth for two seasons of The Crown. For its next two seasons, the roles have been recast with older actors. Olivia Coleman will take over the role of Queen is season three.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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Nationals Minor League report 6-12

By on August 16, 2020

first_imgAAA-Pawtucket  5  at  Syracuse  (28-34)  3Moises Sierra   2-4, run, RBIJaff Decker   2-4, run, RBIAA-Harrisburg  (31-30)  8  at  Reading  3Dan Gamache   3-5, run, RBIHunter Jones   3-4, 2 runsKelvin Gutierrez   2-5, run, RBITaylor Gushue   1-3, 2 runs, Grand Slam, 4 RBIDrew Ward   1-4, HR, 2 RBIHigh A-Potomac  (33-28)  2  at  Salem  3Rhett Wiseman  2-4, runLow A-Hagerstown  (24-39)  0  at  Lakewood  5Alejandro Flores   2-3Please follow and like us:last_img

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Southwestern College baseball team playing at Sellers Park, Memorial Board meeting next Thursday

By on August 14, 2020

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments _ Sumner Newscow report — Southwestern College takes on Avila at Hibbs-Hooten Field on Saturday, April 27 at 4 p.m. and on Sunday, April 28 at 12 p.m. with the second game of a doubleheader after that.  This is the final series in the Moundbuilders regular season.  Admission is free and the Wellington Recreation Commission will be selling concessions.•••••The Wellington Memorial Auditorium Board will meet on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Memorial Auditorium, located at 208 North Washington. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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