Cleveland Cavaliers’ Larry Nance Jr. dunks the ball against the Detroit Pistons in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 5, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — As Larry Nance Sr. waited in the hallway following the best game of his son’s career, the former All-Star was approached by a young Cavaliers fan.“I’m not Larry Nance Sr.,” he said, reaching down to shake hands with the youngster. “I’m Larry Nance Jr.’s father.”ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC With Cleveland missing three big men — All-Star Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson and Jeff Green — because of injuries, the Cavs needed someone to step up and Nance came through. Wearing the same No. 22 his father had retired by Cleveland, the 25-year-old Nance had the best game of his young career.“It just kind of felt easy,” Nance said. “The guys were giving me all the opportunity in the world to make my shots, and I just happened to be making them.”It was only one game, but Cleveland’s latest look was encouraging. The Cavs have been in a funk lately as they try to integrate four new players, but they got a win before embarking on a two-week, six-game trip.Cavs coach Tyronn Lue will stick with Nance as a starter while Thompson recovers from a sprained right ankle that will keep him out at least two weeks. And beyond that, it’s possible Lue could keep Nance in his first five.Since joining Cleveland in a trade last month, Nance has shown he can consistently make a mid-range jumper that he rarely tried with the Lakers.ADVERTISEMENT Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Read Next Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games “It was a heck of a pass,” Nance said. “It was right on the money.”PITIFUL PISTONSDetroit fell to 2-9 since Feb. 9 and is 6-9 since Griffin arrived in a blockbuster trade. Drummond and Griffin were both assessed technicals against the Cavs.“We aren’t giving ourselves much of a chance to win because we’re playing so frustrated right now — frustrated with the referees, frustrated even more by the ball not going in the basket,” coach Stan Van Gundey said. “It’s very hard to play like that.”TIP-INSPistons: Van Gundy doesn’t have a timetable for G Reggie Jackson’s return. He’s been out since Dec. 26 with a sprained right ankle. The Pistons are 10-21 since his injury. “There’s nothing imminent with him,” Van Gundy said. “He did a little bit of one-on-one against one of the video guys today, but that’s as far along as he is.”Cavaliers: J.R. Smith had another head-scratching game, failing to score in 22 minutes. He scored 19 in the second half Saturday after not attempting a shot in the first half. … Green (sore lower back) moved with ease while doing drills following the morning shootaround. He felt good enough Sunday to go roller skating along with Smith and James, who posted video of the outing on Instagram.UP NEXTPistons: Host Toronto on Wednesday.Cavaliers: Begin a six-game road trip in Denver on Wednesday. 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His kid put on quite a show.Nance posted career highs with 22 points and 15 rebounds in his first start for Cleveland, and the Cavaliers closed a disappointing five-game homestand on a positive note with a 112-90 win Monday night over the Detroit Pistons, who haven’t won on the road in nearly two months.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLeBron James scored 31 points before taking a seat on the bench after the Cavs outscored the Pistons 36-21 in the third quarter to blow it open.Nance, though, was the story. View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “I didn’t know he could shoot it,” Lue said. “He never shot it in L.A. But coming here, just watching him shoot, he has 3-point range also, which I didn’t know. If he can continue to make that shot, it helps our offense out tremendously.”Nance said the new surroundings have freed him up to show more of his game.“Whatever it was, I just wasn’t that comfortable shooting them in L.A.,” he said. “But whether it’s the coaching staff or the guys, they have the utmost confidence in me shooting that shot and I feel great shooting it, too.”James was his usual brilliant self, making 5 of 7 3-pointers and adding seven rebounds and seven assists. With the Cavs comfortably ahead, James sat the entire fourth quarter, a rarity in this odd season.Blake Griffin scored 25 to lead Detroit, which has lost nine straight away from home. The Pistons haven’t won on the road since Jan. 10. Andre Drummond scored 15 but didn’t reach double-digit rebounds for the first time in 19 games.James led the way, but it was Nance who helped negate Drummond and Detroit’s size advantage with several big plays. By halftime, Nance had matched his career best with 18 points.Griffin credited Nance with fueling the Cavs.“Just his energy alone, forget the points, his second-chance rebounds, his hustle plays were a difference maker,” Griffin said. “He plays very, very hard. He’s talented. He’s got a high ceiling.”SUPER SLAMFor the second straight game, Nance upstaged James with a sensational dunk.J.R. Smith scooped a pass toward the rim that Nance grabbed with one hand and slammed home, triggering another eruption from the crowd and his teammates on the bench. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico
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He has won it all at club level and has three world player of the year awards but on Sunday Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated as never before — with tears of joy streaming down his face after his Portugal beat France 1-0 to win the European Championship.Two hours earlier, there had been very different tears after he had been taken out of the game on a stretcher, just 25 minutes into the final at the Stade de France, his night over and his team left to fight on without their talisman. (Also read: Portugal breaks into jubilation after Euro win)Portugal’s triumph, thanks to a long-range goal in the second period of extra time by substitute striker Eder, was their first major trophy and will ease the memory of their painful loss to Greece in the Euro 2004 final — on home turf in Lisbon. (Match in Pics)’ASKED GOD FOR ANOTHER CHANCE’A 19-year-old Ronaldo had played on the wing in that defeat and he must have wondered if he would ever get a chance to make amends. (Also read: Urged teammates to win it for Cristiano Ronaldo, says Pepe) “I am very happy. I have been looking for this for a long time, since 2004. I asked God for another chance at this because we deserved it,” he told reporters. (Full Coverage – Euro 2016) “Today I was unfortunate, I was injured but I always believed that these players, together with the strategy, would be strong enough to beat France,” the Real madrid forward added.advertisement”This is one of the happiest moments in my career, I always said I’d like to win something with Portugal. For me this is an amazing unique moment for all Portuguese.”GLITTERING COMBINATIONRonaldo’s career has been a glittering combination of individual brilliance, multiple success at club level and constant comparisons with the other great player of his generation, Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi.Messi has famously never won a major trophy with his country and just a few weeks ago announced he was quitting his national team after their latest disappointment — a Copa America defeat on penalties to Chile, with Messi missing his spot-kick.Now to add to three Premier League titles and a Champions League win from his time with Manchester United, a Spanish league crown and two Champions League triumphs with Real Madrid, Ronaldo has a major trophy with Portugal.He was right to credit his teammates and coach Fernando Santos’s because while he may have been the man who got them to the final with his goal and assist in the last-four win over Wales, it was the squad who delivered his medal.”It was tough to lose our main man,” defender Pepe said.”The man who could at any moment score a goal. He could make the difference but we were warriors on the pitch. We said we would win it for him and we managed to do that.” ‘RONALDO GAVE ME STRENGTH’Ronaldo had been on the field before extra time encouraging his teammates and goalscorer Eder said had made an impact.”Cristiano told me I would be scoring the winning goal. He and all my teammates,” he said.”He gave me strength and positive energy. And that goal was really important,” he said.Ronaldo’s critics have often pointed to his ego but Santos said his behaviour after suffering his injury had been exemplary.”Cristiano is an amazing example. Today he tried to remain on the pitch. He was very strong in the locker room, he helped all of the boys, that ‘s the definition of teamwork.”
Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane was elected as French Coach of the Year by the France Football magazine for the second straight year, following his successful 2017 with five trophies.Zidane led Real Madrid to La Liga, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup victories in 2017.The team were the first to have defended their title in Champions League era, reports Xinhua news agency.He overshadowed French national team head coach Didier Deschamps and Ligue 1 club Lyon’s manager Bruno Genesio in the vote, and received his accolade at the club’s training base.Zidane had been named Best FIFA Men’s Coach in 2017 before his latest award.Things went in the opposite way for Real Madrid this season, especially in the league, as they have trailed by 16 points behind leaders Barcelona.They will face Paris Saint-Germain, who recruited Neymar and Kylian Mbappe and targeted at the title, in Champions League round of 16.”I prepared myself and prepared well for that…I’m not surprised when things work a little less well. Today, yes, the danger is there, but I will not change,” he told France Football to be issued on Tuesday.(With IANS inputs)
PORTO, Portugal (AP) — Two second-half substitutes came on and quickly scored as Juventus beat FC Porto 2-0 Wednesday after playing with an extra man for an hour in the Champions League Round-of-16 first leg.Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves broke through with goals in the 72nd and 74th minutes to give the Italian champions a commanding advantage.Porto’s Alex Telles was sent off in the 27th after a pair of rash fouls.Juventus hemmed Porto in its area and Pjaca scored five minutes after coming on.Alves was even quicker in finding the net two minutes after joining the game.Also Wednesday, Sevilla beat Leicester 2-1 in Spain.Porto’s Telles was sent off after the left back cut down Stephan Lichtsteiner, just two minutes after a yellow card for his studs-first tackle on Juan Cuadrado’s heel.Porto coach Nuno Espirito Santo took off striker Andre Silva, who has scored five goals in the competition this season, and restructured his defense with Miguel Layun.But Layun was at fault in Pjaca’s goal when he deflected Paulo Dybala’s pass to the Croatian midfielder inside the box.Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas had made an earlier save to frustrate Gonzalo Higuain, but the Spaniard could do nothing to stop Alves when he received a cross from Alex Sandro at close range.While the former Real Madrid ‘keeper had a busy night for the hosts, Casillas’ counterpart Gianluigi Buffon barely had to intervene at the Estadio do Dragao stadium. The two veteran ‘keepers embraced after the final whistle.Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci missed the match as punishment for his outburst aimed at coach Massimiliano Allegri. Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini were both back after the defenders recovered from thigh injuries.The second leg is in Turin on March 16.TweetPinShare0 Shares
The MSK Prasad-led selection panel might delay the announcement of India’s Tests squad for the two-match Test series versus West Indies as Ravichandran Ashwin and Ishant Sharma are scheduled to have fitness tests on Saturday.The selection panel was supposed to meet on September 26 and announce the squad but it is believed that they want to see the results of the fitness tests of two of India’s key Test players and then take a call.”Ashwin is already doing his rehabilitation at the NCA for groin injury. Even Ishant is expected to join him there. As of now, there is a fitness test scheduled on Saturday, September 29. The selectors may announce the team a day earlier if NCA physios and trainers rule the duo out even before fitness tests,” a senior BCCI official said.However, Prasad and Devang Gandhi did meet at a Delhi hotel on Wednesday to draw up an initial list of players, who are in line to be selected for the Test series starting on October 4.Also read – Dhawan, Ashwin in focus ahead of India Test team selection for West Indies seriesEarlier, BCCI’s acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary issued a notice about the Test squad for the West Indies being announced on Wednesday but the meeting was later cancelled.”It was scheduled earlier but the five selectors’ itinerary was clashing as one (Sarandeep Singh) is in Dubai while two others (Jatin Paranjpe and Gagan Khoda) are watching Hazare Trophy at different venues. So it was decided that this will be an informal meeting where the selectors will take stock of the situation,” the official added.advertisementThere are still a few grey areas that selectors are dealing with especially the opening slot and the specialist spinners in the squad of 15.”The selection committee’s aim is to have a team for the series that will be a mirror image of the squad that will travel to Australia. May be two more players to the 15 for the Tests will be added when the team travels Down Under,” said the official.As of now, Shikhar Dhawan despite his poor returns from England Tests, remains team management’s favourite to continue. It will be a challenge for the selectors to push Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal’s case.The second bone of contention where the team management might differ from the selection committee is the choice of spinners.In case Ashwin is ruled out, team management’s preferred choice is Yuzvendra Chahal. The wiry Haryana leg-spinner is someone who still needs a lot of games to be ready for top flight red ball cricket, India A coach Rahul Dravid had said a few days back.A source close to the team management said that the West Indies can be a good launch pad in Test cricket for Chahal and a good performance will enhance his case for his selection for Australia tour. However, if Ashwin is declared fit, Chahal might have to wait.(With inputs from PTI)
Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Originally published Sep 9, 2015 8:00:00 AM, updated March 27 2017 My relationship with office temperatures can best be described through the following Katy Perry lyrics: “You’re hot, then you’re cold. You’re yes, then you’re no. You’re in, then you’re out. You’re up, then you’re down …” Is the sentiment familiar? More often than not, getting your office to a “perfect” temperature — one that everyone can agree upon — can feel like an uphill battle. When Jane is cold, Steve is hot, and then there’s Karen feeling perfectly content. The trouble with the disconnect here? Office temperatures can actually have a significant impact on people’s productivity and ability to perform. In fact, a study from Cornell University researchers revealed that employees committed 44% more errors when office temperatures were low than when they were warm. While it might seem impossible to please everyone, there are steps you can take to create a more comfortable working environment for yourself no matter what you’re feeling — freezing, sweating, or somewhere in between. Here are some tip on staying comfortable in unpredictable office climates.16 Tips for Staying Comfortable in Crazy Office Temperatures”I’m shivering.”1) Layer up.Source: ImgurIf you’re dealing with frigid office temps, less is never more in terms of clothing. One of the easiest ways to combat the cold is to layer up so that you have the flexibility to add or subtract clothing to keep comfortable.However, be mindful that layering is an art. Before you go throwing things on without a plan, focus on articles of clothing made from wool, fleece, or down feathers. These materials serve as the best insulators, as they don’t saturate as quickly as cotton and help to wick moisture away from your body.2) Open up curtains or blinds.Source: IFC (via thegloss.com)Let light in. During the day, opening up the curtains or blinds near your desk to allow natural sunlight in will help to heat up your space. However, you’ll want to be sure to close them up at night in an effort to retain that heat and avoid a draft. Don’t sit near a window? Find a spot in your office that does and enjoy the change of scenery. I personally find that working away from my desk every so often actually helps me stay focused. 3) Wear big headphones.Source: GiphyWearing headphones at work is a great way to signal to your colleagues that you’re “in the zone” — but that’s not their only benefit.Your ears are made entirely of cartilage and are primarily completely exposed, making them more susceptible to the cold. Think about it: You wear hats, earmuffs, and headbands in the winter for a reason right?Well, in the office, large headphones serve the same purpose by keeping them covered up and away from the chilly air. (And if you’re looking for something to listen to while you’re keeping your ears toasty, check out this round up of productivity playlists.)4) Sip on a warm beverage.Source: GiphyYour morning coffee just got a whole lot more valuable. Holding onto a hot beverage will help to keep your hands warm so you can type away all day. As an added bonus, an experiment conducted at the University of Colorado Boulder found that participants who held a cup of hot coffee (versus iced coffee) judged a target participant as having a “warmer” personality. In other words, holding a hot drink could make you friendlier.Not big on caffeine? “When I’m cold, I drink hot water instead of drinking more coffee or tea. It keeps me warm and hydrated without over-caffeinating. Sometimes I put a dash of lemon juice in it for flavor,” advises my colleague, Corey Wainwright. Just keep in mind that overly hot beverages could trigger your body’s cooling system and cause you to sweat and feel chilly. Stick to something nice and warm.That being said …5) Avoid alcohol.Source: CelebBuzzWe’ve all probably heard the solution “Let’s just drink to stay warm!” tossed around once or twice. And while kegerators and wine coolers are becoming more prevalent in modern offices, it turns out that this may not be the best option.While a drink or two might make you feel a little “warm” inside, alcohol consumption actually decreases core body temperature and increases the risk of hypothermia. According to a 2005 study, after a single drink, the body tries to counteract the warming sensation we feel due to increased blood flow to the skin by causing us to sweat, which then decrease the body temperature even more.I can think of a few more reasons, but let’s leave it at that.6) Wear fingerless gloves.Source: TumblrWhile holding a warm drink can help to keep your hands from freezing, you eventually have to put it down and get some work done, right?Enter fingerless gloves. These gems allow you to keep your hands warm while keeping your fingers free for typing, texting, swiping, and tapping.These days, there are so many different styles to choose from, it’s easy to find a pair that fits you — and your office environment — just right. You can even purchase heated fingerless gloves (like these) with a pocket that holds a hand warmer to kick things up a notch. 7) Stuff your pockets with hand warmers.Source: TumblrIf you’ve ever been to an outdoor tailgate in the fall or winter or had the privilege of shoveling your driveway after a big storm, I can guarantee that you’re no stranger to the power of hand warmers.These magical inventions are often made of natural materials such as iron powder, salt, and charcoal, which are activated by air to produce heat. While everyday use in the office has the potential to get expensive, you can make DIY hand warmers with the help of this Lifehacker article.8) Use a heated blanket.Source: RedditDo your office rules prevent you from using a space heater? Try a heated blanket instead. These bad boys can be plugged in right under your desk and placed on your lap to keep you warm without looking unprofessional. You can even find USB-powered blankets (like this one) that plug right into your computer so you’re not restricted by outlet access.”I’m melting.”1) Get a personal fan.Source: TumblrAccording to an article from The Wall Street Journal: “Air molecules colliding with your skin quickly make the air right next to your skin get to body temperature and 100% humidity. If it stayed there, the air wouldn’t let you cool down. So you have to replace it with cooler, drier air.”How do you replace humid air with cooler, drier air? Using a fan.If you don’t have room for a large fan at your desk, you can opt for a small, smartphone-powered fan (like this one) to create a comfortable breeze.2) Turn off unused electronics and heat sources.Source: TwitpicIt’s likely that at any given moment, you probably have a handful of electronics plugged in at your office that you’re not using. To reduce the unnecessary amount of heat created by these unused machines and lights, make an effort to unplug as you see fit. Not only will this help to create a cooler environment, but it will also help you save money on electricity. Sounds like a win-win to me. 3) Stay hydrated.Source: GiantGagOur bodies are made up of more than half water. Not to mention we use water for “pretty much every bodily function — from regulating body temperature to removing waste to lubricating joints to carrying oxygen to the cells,” explains Rachel Berman, a registered dietitian and director of About.com Health.In an effort to stay cool, be sure to drink a lot of water throughout the day. If you’re feeling sick of plain old water, turn to foods that can help with hydration like watermelon, celery, and lettuce.4) Wear breathable fabric.Source: TumblrIf you’re wearing wool to work, it’s no wonder you’re sweating. To keep cool, you need to be smart about the fabric you choose. Here are a handful of breathable materials to look out for:LinenCottonSeersuckerChambrayRayonSilk5) Put your hair up.Source: ImgurWe all know what it’s like to be hot and have hair sticking to the back of your neck. Not a good look. If you’re feeling a little warm, consider adjusting your hairstyle to cool off. If you’re worried that your average ponytail will look a little too casual for your office, check out this roundup of stylish, alternative updos from Brit & Co.6) Run your wrists under cold water.Source: GifBinYour wrist and neck both contain pulse points, which are places where your blood vessels are close to the surface of your skin. Those pulse points are great access points for quick temperature change.For a quick way to fight the heat, run your wrists under some cold water in the bathroom. You might also wet some paper towels with cold water and rest them on your wrists. This will allow you to cool off your blood, and in turn, cool down your body temperature. 7) Use a cooling spray.Source: GifBayMost sprays contain ingredients like peppermint oil that are designed to keep you feeling cool. Why? According to neurobiologist David Mckemy, “Menthol actually tricks our brains and mouths into the cool sensation because menthol activates the same receptor on nerve endings that’s involved in sensing cold.”Keep a bottle of cooling spray in your desk and give yourself a spritz whenever you’re feeling a little overheated. Alternatively, you could try chewing on some peppermint gum to achieve a similar sensation.8) Snack on frozen fruit.Source: TumblrWhat better way to cool down than with an ice-cold snack? Frozen fruit serves as a healthy way for to chill out — without the guilt. If you’re looking for some delicious ways to work frozen fruit into your diet, check out these options:Fruit smoothiesOne-ingredient banana ice creamFruit cubesHow do you beat the heat and fight the cold in your office? Let us know your favorite tips in the comments section below. Topics: Company Culture
An ISV partner is essentially the same thing as an ISV certified independent software provider — they can resell their software solutions on a computer hardware provider’s, operation system’s, or cloud platform’s marketplaces. The only difference between the two is that most ISV partnership programs are not as exclusive as ISV certified programs. Don’t forget to share this post! Computer hardware providers, operating systems, and cloud platforms will all test independent software vendors who want to offer their software solutions on their marketplace. But they’ll only allow, or ISV certify, the independent software vendors who can offer the most relevant and best software solutions on their marketplaces. For instance, any company that offers their software solution on a marketplace like HubSpot Connect or Salesforce AppExchange is an ISV. With over 7,000 MarTech companies battling each other to win a spot in the technology stack of businesses today, sticking out from the crowd has never been more difficult. Almost every industry under the MarTech umbrella is saturated, so traditional inbound marketing can only turn so many heads.Fortunately, computer hardware, operating systems, and cloud platforms have decided to help their smaller tech counterparts out. In recent years, these platforms have built marketplaces where MarTech companies can offer their software solutions to the platforms’ unique customers, which has increased a lot of MarTech companies’ visibility and, in turn, their revenue.Download Now: Free Business Plan TemplateThese MarTech companies who partner with computer hardware providers, operating systems, and cloud platforms to resell their software solutions on their marketplaces are called independent software vendors. Read on to learn exactly what an ISV is, what it means to be ISV certified, and what an ISV partner is. Originally published May 17, 2019 7:00:00 AM, updated May 17 2019 An independent software vendor, or ISV, is an individual or organization that develops, markets, and sells software solutions that run on one or more computer hardware providers like Macintosh, operating systems like iOS, or cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services. Topics: What’s an ISV? Integrations For instance, if you want to get into Dell’s or Red Hat’s ISV partner program, you just need to verify your organization, apply to the program, get accepted, agree to their terms and conditions, and stay in good standing with the platform to maintain your membership. ISV Certified What’s an ISV partner? For example, Microsoft, a company that develops computer hardware (Xbox), operating systems (Windows), and a cloud platform (Azure), offers silver and gold ISV certifications to independent software vendors whose products can pass their rigorous quality tests and prove they can offer the top software solutions to Microsoft’s customers on each of their marketplaces.
There’s a popular saying that goes, “Employees don’t quit their jobs, they quit their managers.” In a perfect world, managers would always be cool under pressure, as well as a constant source of inspiration. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world. It can be challenging as a manager to always say the right thing, especially when you’re juggling multiple priorities.Additionally, managers are ultimately accountable for the success of their team — in fact, research shows that the key difference between a disengaged team that underperforms and an engaged team that delivers is the manager.As a manager, the single most powerful tool you can use to help strengthen your team’s skills is your feedback. Your employees rely on your words to see their blind spots, understand where they add value, and learn what they can do to improve.Since your words carry a ton of power as a manager, Headway Capital put together this infographic to show you 11 things you should never say to your direct reports, how to apologize if you got it wrong — and, ultimately, what to say instead.Click here to download leadership lessons from HubSpot founder Dharmesh Shah. Topics: Originally published Jun 24, 2019 7:00:00 AM, updated June 24 2019 Leadership Don’t forget to share this post!
West Indies opener Chris Gayle hit a swashbuckling 41-ball 72 against India in the ongoing 3rd ODI at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain. There was fireworks from the Universe Boss is what seems to be his final ODI, if not the final international appearance in West Indies colours.Gayle set the stage on fire with his big-hitting prowess, before getting caught by Virat Kohli off Khaleel Ahmed in the 3rd ODI match in Trinidad. It was a boundary fest as he hit five sixes and eight fours in his last ODI innings.India vs West Indies, 3rd ODI: Live Cricket ScoreIndian players walked towards Gayle to congratulate him after the entertaining display and the West Indies dressing room gave him a standing ovation. Chris Gayle headed back to the pavilion by placing his helmet on top of his bat. There was also a heartwarming moment where Gayle and Virat kohli did their famous high-five as the West Indies opener was preparing to walk back to the pavilion.Gayle is caught for 72 (41 balls, 8 fours, 5 sixes). What a show by the legend; he receives a standing ovation as he leaves the field, maybe for the last time in ODIs. Join us in sending best wishes to Chris #WIAllIn #ItsOurGame #WIvIND #INDvWI #MenInMaroon #Rally pic.twitter.com/Vr1dwzcMVXWIPA (@wiplayers) August 14, 2019Gayle, who had announced that he would retire after the ICC Men’s world Cup 2019 in February, later changed his decision during the marquee event, saying that he would definitely play in the ODI series against India.advertisementEarlier in the day, Chris Gayle walked out to bat with the special jersey to mark the special occasion after West Indies won the toss for the first time in the ongoing tour.Gayle started his innings with a huge six on a free hit delivery from Mohammad Shami in the second over of the match. Gayle’s innings was interrupted as the play was suspended due to heavy rain in the same over.Gayle combined with Evin Lewis to bring up Windies’ 1st century opening partnership at home since February 2014, in the 10th over. Later, Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed Evin Lewis for 43 to break hosts 115-run opening stand.Gayle had staged a strong comeback in limited overs cricket with 434 runs from four innings in the home series against England earlier this year, but could not carry the same form in the World Cup where he managed just two half-centuries in eight innings.Also Read | India vs West Indies: Chris Gayle sports special edition jersey in 3rd ODI in Port of SpainAlso See:
Charles Leclerc put Ferrari on pole position for their home Italian Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday in a qualifying session that ended in farce and with drivers under investigation.Five times world champion Lewis Hamilton joined the 21-year-old Monegasque on the front row for Mercedes, with Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas third and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel fourth.The last lap saw nine drivers cruising around, weaving and braking but with nobody willing to take the lead, and only McLaren’s Carlos Sainz making it to the line in time for a final fast lap.”That was worse than a junior formula,” a fuming Toto Wolff, team principal of world champions Mercedes, told Sky Sports television.”The problem was everyone wants a slipstream and nobody wants to go first…. and then everyone looks like idiots.”Stewards said in a note on the timing screens that the last lap was under investigation.Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen, the other driver through to the final phase of qualifying and last year’s pole sitter for Ferrari, had earlier crashed at Parabolica – halting the session for 11 minutes.When the session re-started, with Leclerc on provisional pole after setting the pace before the red flag, there were minutes of inaction.That was followed by a sudden flurry, with cars streaming out of the pitlane and jostling for position in a closely-grouped pack.The irony of the slowest of qualifying laps at the fastest of tracks, a circuit where slipstreaming can be a huge benefit to lap time, was not lost on Hamilton who has taken more poles than any driver in history.advertisement”It’s interesting. Get pole position on the first run and then just time everyone out,” said Hamilton, seemingly pointing the finger of blame at Ferrari, whose army of fans were celebrating anyway.The pole was Leclerc’s fourth of the season and second in a row. The Monegasque will be chasing his second successive victory on Sunday after winning for the first time in Belgium last weekend.”I’m happy with pole but it’s a shame at the end it was a big mess and I hoped our last lap was enough,” said the youngster.
Rashid Khan-led Afghanistan on Monday stunned Bangladesh by 224 runs in the one-off Test at Chattogram to register their second win in Test cricket.Afghanistan only gained Test status last year and had played just two Tests before this – losing to India in their maiden match and beat Ireland in its only other Tests.Captain Rashid Khan led from the front for Afghanistan and bowled them to victory on the final day of the rain-affected match, which saw only 17.2 overs being bowled on Day 5 in which the visitors managed to grab the remaining four wickets to trigger joyous celebrations on the field.The first session was completely wiped out by rain which and just 13 balls were possible after lunch as the rain returned to play spoilsport which meant that Afghanistan had only 18.3 overs to push for victory in the final session. Bangladesh were bowled out for 173 in 61.4 overs, while chasing an improbably target of 398 runs.Afghanistan have registered their second Test win in just their third Test match.They are the joint quickest team to the landmark, equalling Australia who picked up their second Test victory all the way back in 1879.#BANvAFG pic.twitter.com/ko3BoULhbjICC (@ICC) September 9, 2019Test debutant Zahir Khan struck off the first ball of the day’s play by removing captain Shakib Al Hasan for 44 with Bangladesh reaching 143 for 6 in 46.3 overs at Tea.Rashid Khan struck thrice in the final session, removing Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam and Soumya Sarka to complete his second five-wicket haul in the match and end with 6 for 49 in the second innings. He finished with match figures of 11 wickets for 104 runs.advertisementYoungest captain to win a TestPicked up 11 wickets in the matchScored a half-century tooWhat a star, Rashid Khan, who is Player of the Match! pic.twitter.com/9P0jOM1notICC (@ICC) September 9, 2019Earlier, the fourth day had come to a premature end because of rain, which delayed the start and interrupted play several times. Left-arm spinner Zahir Khan took 2-36 and began Bangladesh’s slide with the wicket of opener Liton Das lbw for nine.Mosaddek Hossain, promoted to No. 3 for Bangladesh in place of Mominul Haque, played an expensive cut shot against a turning delivery from Zahir and was caught for 12. Rashid baffled Mushfiqur (23) with a googly and added the wickets of Mominul Haque for 3 and Mahmudullah for 7 to run through Bangladesh’s middle order. Bangladesh lost 4-47 in that period.WHAT. A. FINISH.Afghanistan will enjoy that for a long time! pic.twitter.com/fO98U8SWEXICC (@ICC) September 9, 2019Afghanistan had managed to post 342 in their first innings with Rahmat Shah top-scoring with 102 runs, the first from his country to score a Test hundred. He as ably supported by former captain Asghar Afghan, who made 92, while Rashid Khan (51) and Afsar Zazai (41) also making useful contributions.Bangladesh were then bowled out for 205 with Rashid bagging 5 wickets for 55 runs while Mohammad Nabi, who will retire from the longest format after this game, picked 3 wickets.Opener Ibrahim Zadran’s 87, along with Asghar Afghan’s half-century then saw the Afghans reaching 260 in their second innings which meant Bangladesh had to chase down 398 to win the match but failed miserably.Also Read | Mohammad Nabi set to retire from Test cricket after Bangladesh matchAlso Read | Rahmat Shah becomes 1st Afghanistan cricketer to hit Test hundredAlso See
Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Wednesday short-listed three candidates for the final stage of the recruitment process for the role of full-time Head Coach for the West Indies men’s team.The three candidates shortlisted for the final interview stage are Desmond Haynes, Floyd Reifer, and Phil Simmons who progressed from the initial interview stage which concluded on October 1.A total of six candidates participated in individual interviews lasting up to 90 minutes with the CWI interview panel. Critical areas discussed were applications of cricket specific experience, technical knowledge, performance planning process, performance measurement, performance-driven culture and also CWI’s core values of passion, accountability, respect, integrity and team excellence.CWI Vice-President, Kishore Shallow, who is Chairman of CWI’s Human Resource Committee led the interview panel, which also included CWI Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams; CWI HR Manager, Oneka Martin-Bird; CWI Independent Director, Debra Coryat-Patton; and UK based Coaching Educator, Gordon Lord.CWI President Ricky Skerritt said in a statement: “I am pleased to see such high quality West Indian talent and experience in the shortlisted candidates for the Head Coach position. I believe that any one of the three finalists would be an excellent choice as head coach, and I wish them every success at the final stage of interviews. On behalf of the Board and all stakeholders, I want to thank all of the applicants for coming forward to offer their services for this important leadership role. Vice President Shallow and his research and interview team have been most impressive with their efforts to date, and I want to say thank you to them as well.”advertisementThe next phase of the recruitment process for the head coach of the West Indies Men’s team is the final interview, scheduled to be completed by October 11.The CWI also confirmed the start of the recruitment process for selectors of the West Indies Men’s team panel, the West Indies Women and Girls teams panel, and the West Indies Boys selection panel. As many as 21 prospective candidates for the selection panels were identified by the Selection System Review Task Force, chaired by CWI Vice-President Shallow, and 18 have since confirmed their interest.The candidates have participated in a first-round exercise which will be used to determine a shortlist for follow-up interviews.The selection panel interview process is planned for completion by October 18.Also Read | 3rd ODI: Gunathilaka hundred goes in vain as Fakhar, Haris lead Pakistan to series win over Sri LankaAlso See:
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PM Narendra Modi on Monday again challenged the Congress party over Article 370 and asked whether the party would bring back Article 370 if they come back to power.In an election rally in Haryana’s Ballabhgarh, PM Modi said that when he comes to Haryana, he feels as if he has come home. He also said that development in the state was his priority.”Haryana has taught me a lot and so whenever I come here, I feel that I have come to my house,” PM Modi said.He also said, “Development here [in Haryana] and change in the lives of the people has always been my priority.”Talking about his candidates in the upcoming Haryana assembly elections, PM Modi said, “Haryana has got a strong captain and a strong team. Opposition is disintegrating.”‘Haryana is the land of the brave’PM Modi also praised Haryana and said, “Haryana is the land of the brave. The state has given many sports heroes.”PM Modi said that the state has helped him grow. Talking about the decisions taken by his newly formed government, PM Modi said, “You have given me five years. But I have been taking steps and not even five months have passed.””I am working towards fulfilling all my promises,” PM Modii said.Talking about India’s stand internationally, PM Modi said, “World leaders are standing with India today.”PM Modi also mentioned Article 370 and said that India was taking bold decisions now. “India is taking decisions which could not be imagined before. India is taking bold decisions today.”PM Modi said, “Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are on the way to development and trust. All Indians wanted Kashmir to be integrated.”PM Modi gave the credit for abrogation of Article 370 to the people of India and said, “It is not because of Modi, but the people of India. You clicked the Kamal button and gave me the pwower to take these decisions for you.”PM Modi slammed Congress over Rafale dealPM Modi also slammed the Congress party and said corruption had sunk the grand old party. He criticised the party for politicising Rafale deal during the Lok Sabha elections.”What was the hype he [Rahul Gandhi] created during the Lok Sabha elections regarding the Rafale plane. These people tried their best to cancel the aircraft agreement. But despite all the efforts of these people, the first Rafale aircraft has been handed over to India,” PM Modi said.PM Modi challenged Congress over Article 370He also said that Congress was asking help from abroad against Article 370 and challenged the party to revoke the decision.”Congress is going abroad to ask for help against Article 370. I challenge Congress to bring Article 370 in their manifesto,” PM Modi said.”Will you bring back Article 370 if you come to power?” PM Modi said. He also accused Congress of opposing all decisions of the Modi government just for the sake of it and said, “Congress is shedding crocodile tears.”Haryana will go to polls on October 21 and the counting of votes will take place on October 24.Also Read | BJP releases manifesto for Haryana Assembly pollsAlso Read | Assembly elections: Infighting, reunions and all about Haryana politicsAlso Watch | Cong once mocked BJP for not having CM face, it is disintegrating today: PM Modi
Many nonprofit marketers often skip the planning stage for marketing and jump right into tactics. By making time to step back and plan ahead, you can fine tune your nonprofit outreach to be laser focused on your audience and what motivates them to get involved and give. Here are five questions to ask before any nonprofit marketing effort — two about your organization and three about your audience: Who would be good partners for your nonprofit?Who are your competitors? What can you learn from them and how will you differentiate your organization from others like it?What’s going on in your marketplace or your local environment that you can piggyback onto?What is the best way you can craft your message?When are the best times, places, states, and minds to reach your unique audience? Who cares? Pardon the bluntness of this question, but you have to keep this mind: Just because you serve people who are in poverty or you help people get well doesn’t necessarily mean people should care. There has to be more personal relevance or something unique that you bring to the table. Once you’ve worked through the important questions, you can move on to these tactical questions that will aid you in creating your nonprofit marketing plan: Whom do you serve? Get a clear picture of your audiences. What are the different constituency groups you serve? Source: Adapted from the Nonprofit 911 Presentation “The Experts Are In! Your Online Fundraising and Nonprofit Marketing Questions Answered.” What do they need? Now that you have a clear idea of whom you serve and how you’re currently serving them, consider the needs and benefits for your donors, clients or volunteers. This piece is critical, but a lot of us miss it because we’re so committed to our causes. At this point, find the hook or sweet spot between what your audiences need and your unique value. Who are you? Tackle this one quickly and succinctly. What do you do? Think about why your organization was started in the first place and what work you’re currently accomplishing (programs, mission activities, etc.). How do you reach them? After all of this organizational soul-searching and research, you can begin to tackle the tactical questions. Think about your available channels and which channels are most appropriate for reaching your target audiences.
The SCORE Association, relies on two email newsletters to establish the organization’s expertise, credibility and value as a business training and mentoring service. As the economic downturn took hold last fall, SCORE team examined whether their newsletter strategy was doing enough to reinforce how SCORE’s offerings can help small-business owners. MarketingSherpa has written a fantastic case study on what they learned. You can read the full case study here.Here is one of the four strategies they used to overhaul their e-newsletters:The team developed a research process to identify newsletter articles and interview subjects that were timely and relevant to their audience.They looked for editorial guidance in two key areas:– Keyword researchThe team examined the company’s Google adWords campaigns to find keywords that drove strong traffic. When they saw terms that were performing particularly well, they created articles related to that subject area.For example, when the team saw terms related to small business startup tools appearing regularly in their keyword research, they created a feature that included three resources to help entrepreneurs start a new business.– Small business news and trendsThe team also used anecdotal research to guide their editorial planning. They identified the top 15 small-business news websites and monitored the most significant news and trends featured on those sites each month.Then, they compared those subject areas to the information available on the SCORE website to develop articles that could feature several links to existing resources.For example, they saw that organization was a major subject of editorial coverage around the first of the year. So the team created a bonus download for the January newsletter that featured three tips from a noted organization expert on organizing for success in the new year.
There’s been a trio of excellent reading material the past week. Every single one of these is worth a read, and they may even change your nonprofit marketing and fundraising forever:Jeff Brooks on the 3 Laws of Fundraising Dynamics. Namely: simplicity, listening and no fundraising-by-committee.Nicholas Kristof with a double header: First, last week’s piece, “Would you let this girl drown?” reminding us that like it or not, one person’s story is always more powerful than a collective problem. Tell the small story rather than the big statistic.Then, in “Clean, sexy water,” Kristof highlights Charity: Water, one of the best-marketed causes I know. (Follow-up comments are here.) I followed Scott Harrison’s amazing work for Mercy Ships on this blog way back when and have admired him ever since. If you want to see great story-telling and beautiful transparency, follow Scott’s work. He also reminds us that donors need to know where the money goes – and they need to know it’s not wasted.The moral of these stories? The basic thing we always forget: audience, audience, audience. If you want to be better at communicating, have a conversation, not a monologue, with your supporters. Talk with them simply, clearly, transparently and tell a good story. It’s not rocket science, but it will ignite and propel your message like rocket fuel.
Soon after the genocide in Rwanda, researcher Paul Slovic asked some research subjects whether they were willing to give money to deliver desperately needed water to a refugee camp in Zaire (now Congo) to save 4,500 lives. Some of the people were told the refugee camp had 11,000 people in it. Others were told it had 100,000 people in it. Either way, the number of lives that could be saved was 4,500. But guess what? People gave less when they thought the camp was bigger.In another experiment, Slovic asked people to play the role of foundation program officer and to consider grants. They could give $10 million to fight a disease that claimed 20,000 lives a year — and save 10,000 of those lives. Or they could give $10 million to fight a disease that claimed 290,000 lives a year — and this investment would save 20,000 lives. The first scenario won.What we’re seeing here is the way we as humans gauge impact. We view things in relationship to each other. Contrasts matter more than absolutes and the value of everything is relative. When peoplethought the refugee camp was bigger and the number of people dying of disease was greater, their gift looked less effective. We don’t want to fail to save a bigger percentage of people — even if the absolute number of victims saved is bigger!As any psychologist or behavioral economist worth her salt will tell you, people don’t like to feel they are losing out on something. Fear of loss often weighs heavier than hope of gain. When you’re fundraising, do not ask people to give up something for your cause — focus on what people can gain. Humans don’t act because of how bad things are. We act because of the good we think we can do.