Down power lines forced a significant power outage and road closure early Tuesday morning.Police responded to a downed tree in the power line about a half mile north of Batesville on S.R. 229 between Pocket Rd. and Oldenburg around 4:20 a.m.Duke Energy crews worked on the scene as nearly the entire town of Oldenburg was without electricity for three hours.The lights came back on for residents around 7:30 a.m. S.R. 229 at Pocket Rd. has also reopened to traffic.
New Delhi: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has named former teammate Anil Kumble as the best captain he played under during his time with the national team. Gambhir acknowledged the feats of other great skippers like Sourav Ganguly and Mahendra Singh Dhoni but placed Kumble right at the very top.The cricketer-turned-politician believes if Kumble had led Team India for a longer period, he would have broken every captaincy records.“Yes MS Dhoni in records point of view, right up there but yes, for me the best captain I’ve played under is Anil Kumble,” Gambhir said during Star Sports ‘Cricket Connected’ show.“Sourav has done really well. One captain that I would have definitely wanted to captain India for a long time is Anil Kumble. I played six Test matches under him probably; he didn’t captain India for that long. Had he captained India for a long time, he would have broken a lot of records,” he added.Kumble took over the reigns of the team from Rahul Dravid in 2007. He led the side in 14 Tests — winning three, losing six and drawing five times.Kumble — who still remains the highest wicket-taker for India in both Tests and ODIs — called time on his glorious career in 2008 as Dhoni was named skipper in all three formats. (IANS)Also Read: I have attitude towards liars & traitors: Gautam Gambhir tells Shahid AfridiAlso Watch: Quick Shoppe in Guwahati takes precautionary measures against the spread of Coronavirus
TROPHY STALL has confirmed its support towards the Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association’s (GFSCA) Guyana Softball Cup 7 which is set to bowl off on Friday at several venues in Georgetown.Trophy Stall has donated the trophies for the finals of all four divisions.The finals of all the categories will be held on Sunday from 10:00hrs at the Demerara Cricket Club ground, Queenstown.Devi Sunich of Trophy Stall confirmed the sponsorship on Tuesday when she handed over the trophies to Vice-president of the Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association, Jailall Deodass, in the presence of proprietor of the business entity, Ramesh Sunich, along with Ricky Deonarain and Wayne Jones of the GFSCA.The female 10/10 final is set for 10:00hrs, while the Well-Teen, Trophy Stall, Tropical Springs and Nauth Motor Spares Under-13 T20 final between Blairmont and GCC will follow soon after at 11:45hrs.The Guyana Softball Cup 7 Masters final is billed for 15:00hrs with the Guyana Softball Cup 7 Open final set for 18:00hrs.Admission is $1,000 while children under 14 years old will be admitted free. Spectators are asked to keep their half ticket, and listen for their numbers to be called, since many prizes are up for grabs, inclusive of three trips for the winner and a partner to three local resort (Aruwei, Mainstay and Arrowpoint.). In addition, spectators can win ten hampers.
Junior third baseman Michelle Mueller provided a consistent batting presence for the Badgers last season but has since focused on fine tuning the more powerful side of her game: hitting home runs.[/media-credit]Her nickname is “Giggles.” One of her hobbies listed on the Wisconsin Athletics website is laughing. That’s not exactly the personality you’d expect from a player who crushed Big Ten pitching for a .400 average just a season ago.But the Wisconsin softball coaching staff hopes to change the at-bat demeanor and performance of junior Michelle Mueller, one of many big bats in the Badgers’ lineup that looks poised to explode onto the scene in 2013.“I think she’s such a nice kid, but she hasn’t had that swagger necessarily and she really could,” Wisconsin head coach Yvette Healy said. “She’s a beast out there with how strong she is. She doesn’t intimidate people yet, she’s so nice. … She can be a scary hitter if she wants to, and I think that’s something that she’s embracing.”Mueller has the frame to support the big-time swing that the Badgers are looking for. Standing at 5-foot-11 with an athletic frame, Mueller made her name in 2012 by hitting not for power but for average, consistently putting the ball in play for a .326 batting average on the year and 45 hits, a statistic that tied for the third-best total on a team that was the most successful offensively in UW history.Going off the classic saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” the Wisconsin coaching staff is reluctant to go too far in changing Mueller’s swing to one tailored for power rather than one that produced 37 singles a year ago.“She has as much power as anybody in our program,” assistant coach Randy Schneider said. “But for us to get that power we’re going to give up her batting average a little bit. We’re going to have to let her swing away and she’s going to go back to missing the ball a little bit. But when she hits it, yeah, you’ll start seeing the kid hit home runs.“For us it’s more of a tradeoff sabermetrically, do you want the home runs or do you want the on base? And at this stage, we just want the on base percentage.”Mueller still put an added emphasis in the offseason on adding power to her swing. With help from her three older brothers who all played Division 1 baseball, one of whom is currently in the Atlanta Braves minor league system, the junior infielder put in the time and repetitions necessary to become stronger physically and mentally.“I worked a lot with my brothers, doing different drills where they’d put a band around my back leg so I could feel myself going forward,” Mueller said. “Coach Schneider also got a power drive tool that we use now so you can feel when your weight goes forward. Basically, those two things and watching film have really helped.”The extra work and focus on adding a new aspect to her offensive game have already paid dividends for the Badgers in their early part of the nonconference season. Playing No. 26 Notre Dame in the First Pitch Classic in Charlotte, N.C., on Feb. 9, Mueller showed her first sign of a newfound power.After getting behind in the count against the Fighting Irish’s junior ace Laura Winter, the reigning 2012 Big East Pitcher of the Year, Mueller teed off on a pitch that caught the heart of the plate. The ball traveled over the 220-foot marker in center field, proving to be all the offense Wisconsin needed in a 1-0 victory.“Coach Schneider just kept talking about how she throws a really good curveball,” Mueller said. “A couple batters before that went up were swinging at it. My goal was to just put the ball in play, especially after I got down in the count.”“She happened to leave one over the middle of the plate, and I got a hold of it.”Coincidentally, Mueller had actually seen Winter before, when the pair were both freshman in 2011. Notre Dame visited Wisconsin at the Goodman Diamond and blew the Badgers out 9-1.Finishing 1-for-2 her first time against one of the country’s best up-and-coming pitchers, Mueller led the Badgers by going 2-for-2 on the day against one of the best proven arms in the nation, personifying the improvement she’s made over her three years in the program.And although she has the seventh best average on the team currently at .313 in 2013, Mueller cites that she is gradually settling in to the adjustments of her changing swing and an added personal desire for an All-Big Ten nod and conference title in 2013.“My batting average was up there, but I know as far as being an All-Big Ten player like Karla (Powell), like Cass (Darrah) or even like Mary (Massei) was her freshman year, I need to put up the power numbers,” Mueller said. “And that’s something the coaches have really emphasized for me.”“I have the size to do it, I just have to figure it out and put it all together.”
Submit StumbleUpon GiG launches WSN Podcast hosted by Bill Krackomberger June 18, 2020 Updating stakeholders, Stockholm-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has confirmed that it has been accredited with ISO-27001 certification for a further year.Sanctioned by the consumer standards and protections NGO the ‘International Organisation for Standardization’, ISO-27001 is regarded as one of the highest-ranking global IT security certificates for technology enterprises.ISO accreditation follows a review of GIG’s technology stack, analysing the firm’s development infrastructures, network configuration and associated client services hosted by the GiG Core platform.In addition, GiG governance confirms that it has achieved ISO accreditation for its data warehouse, which has been developed to ‘transform its data into reports for customers and internal teams informing business-critical decisions’.In its update, GiG governance notes the importance of renewing its ISO-27001 certification, which underlines the firm’s commitment to being the most secure B2B network for industry stakeholders.Richard Brown, acting chief executive officer of GiG, said: “The accreditation continues to prove that we are committed to protecting our customers and players information. Our teams have been working round the clock to continuously improve the robust control framework we put in place last year. This framework not only ensures the information we hold is protected, it also means we are actively detecting and ready to react to situations which could put any of our information at risk.” Share GiG ups code security oversight with Checkmarx July 10, 2020 Related Articles Share GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020
Boston Celtics center Al Horford will not exercise the $30.1M option on his 2019-20 contract and become an unrestricted free agent, league sources tell ESPN. Horford and the Celtics both have interest in working toward a new deal in July, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 18, 2019Horford, 33, is coming off of a season in which he averaged 13.6 points and 6.7 rebounds while shooting 53.5 percent from the floor and 36.0 percent from beyond the arc.He is starting to get older and the team may want to restructure his deal so it can have more flexibility in free agency. Related News NBA free agency rumors: Kings prioritizing center, but unlikely to pursue Nikola Vucevic Al Horford and the Celtics want to extend their relationship.Boston’s center will decline his $30.1 million option this offseason and become an unrestricted free agent, but he is doing so in hopes of working out a new deal with the Celtics, according to ESPN. However, Rozier reportedly is open to returning if Irving doesn’t, so the Celtics likely will need a little bit more money to re-sign the guard.If Horford takes a pay cut then Rozier would likely be able to get his money.The Celtics currently are $16 million over the salary cap, according to Spotrac, but if Irving (option figure: $21.3 million) leaves then they would have some money to spend, especially if Horford agrees to a more team-friendly deal. Kyrie Irving is expected to decline his option as well and hit the open market with the Nets the reported favorite to land the guard in free agency.Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and Jayson Tatum are expected to remain in Boston, but players such as Marcus Morris and Terry Rozier could find themselves with new teams. NBA free agency: Patrick Beverley says he’s open to signing with Bulls
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787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Sharapova played for the Orange County Breakers in their season-opening match against the defending champion San Diego Aviators at the La Costa Resort and Spa. It was Sharapova’s first appearance in the U.S. since testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open.She returned to the court in April and played three tournaments in Europe. In her first event, the Russian star reached the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix semifinals. A thigh injury prevented Sharapova from competing in the grass-court season that ended at Wimbledon on Sunday. But now she’s fit and ready for a summer run, hoping to cap it at the U.S. Open.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“It’s nice to have a schedule again and something that I really miss, having a tournament on the schedule and a calendar and knowing what I have to prepare for,” Sharapova said.When her initial two-year ban was reduced to 15 months, some questioned if Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion, was given beneficial treatment. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet “As someone who is 30 years old, I achieved enough to call it a day. But there’s something deeper. It’s more than just the sport. It’s something I’ve done all my life and my career. I wanted to continue that. That’s where my focus is and not much else.”Sharapova said her schedule leading to the U.S. Open will include another WTT appearance and WTA Tour stops at Stanford and Toronto. She declined to predict how she would fare at the U.S. Open, the year’s final Grand Slam event.“It’s not something that I think about; it’s not part of my job,” she said. “Just because I have to be realistic that I haven’t played in a long time. With the injury, it was almost like a two-year break for me. The importance and significance of every tournament is much more in my mind than what I can or cannot do at the U.S. Open.”Which brought her back to the WTT and the La Costa Resort and Spa, where she won twice when it was WTA Tour stop.“This was a great little addition to my schedule,” she said. “I hadn’t actually planned on playing World Team Tennis but I just thought I could use the bonus matches as I like to call them. Play in front of the crowds and come back to places that I’ve competed at before.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Russia’s Maria Sharapova celebrates her victory against Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit during their quarterfinal match at the WTA tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Friday, April 28, 2017. (Bernd Weissbrod/dpa via AP)CARLSBAD, Calif. — Maria Sharapova is realistic as she tries to regain her form after a 15-month drug suspension.“I think no road is easy,” Sharapova said Sunday before a World Team Tennis match.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade “I served the suspension period and I think there’s not much more that I could add to that,” Sharapova said.Ken Macdonald, one of Sunday’s spectators, welcomed her return.“She’s good for women’s tennis,” Macdonald said. “She deserves a second chance.”But Sharapova also hears her detractors claiming she got a pass. Sharapova, one of the world’s most recognizable female athletes, said that she’s answering her critics by showing up.“I think just by doing what I do, and that’s playing tennis,” she said. “That’s what I wanted to do from the very beginning. I’ve done it. I’ve always had the choice of not doing it. I have had a lot in my career. I’ve had the support.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Lakers overcome Ball’s injury to beat Mavs, reach title game Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission
Dear Editor,The majority of Guyanese was shocked and demoralised by the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), when a majority decision of the CCJ denied Bharrat Jagdeo a third term presidency.The ruling by the CCJ indicates that the justice system in Guyana needs to be urgently fixed since both courts – the High Court and the Court of Appeal – ruled in favour of a third term presidency. The CCJ ruling also indicates that the rights of the Parliament is sovereign over the rights of the people. The erosion of the rights of the people can lead to a dictatorship.This ruling, showed that the CCJ is compromised since there is alleged close affiliation of some members of the CCJ and members A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition Government.Meanwhile, statements made by the Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo that the former President is battling for survival is actually referring to himself for his personal survival in the APNU/AFC coalition Government. Jagdeo is a dynamic leader and could be considered as one of the most successful Presidents in Guyana and must remain at the leadership of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to ensure supporters remains confident of supporting the PPP to win the 2020 Regional and General Elections.Sincerely,Zamal Hussain
A 29-year-old labourer of Enmore, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was busted by Police with over 600 grams of cannabis in his possession.According to Police, ranks from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) actingPortions of the sealed ganja that was unearthed during a search conducted at the home of an Enmore, East Coast Demerara residenton intelligence swooped down on the man’s Old Iron Squatting Area, Enmore residence about 14:45h on Thursday and conducted a search, unearthing the marijuana.The illicit drug was weighted and amounted to 675 grams.The suspect is being processed for court.