CPL sensation Shamsi in for injured Badree

first_imgMUMBAI, India, (CMC):South African left-arm spinner Tabraiz Shamsi has been drafted into the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) squad for the rest of the season to replace injured West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree.The 26-year-old, who has played 68 first-class matches but is yet to represent South Africa, has gone straight into the final XI for RCB’s game yesterday against Rising Pune Supergiants.Badree sustained a shoulder injury in the final of the Twenty20 World Cup in Kolkata earlier this month against England and has failed to recover.”RCB is pleased to have signed in SA’s left-arm chinaman bowler Tabraiz Shamsi for injured Badree,” RCB chairman Amrit Thomas said.”He is highly skillful, with a lot of variations, and has had success in SA’s domestic cricket as well as in the CPL this year. While we will miss Samuel Badree, we are excited about the variety that Shamsi brings to our bowling attack.”Shamsi is known to Caribbean fans, having proved a sensation in the Caribbean Premier League last season, snatching 11 wickets for new boys St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.Badree, meanwhile, is the second West Indies player to be forced out of the IPL with injury after fellow Trinidadian Lendl Simmons was also ruled out for Mumbai Indians with a back injury.last_img read more

Curious timing in Athletics’ decision to honor 1989 World Series champs

first_imgWhat’s better than reminding your older sibling of that time you beat them?That’s what the A’s will be doing Sunday at the Oakland Coliseum ahead of their game against the Giants.The Athletics will honor their 1989 championship club before the 1:07 first pitch of the second two-game series between the Bay Area rivals this season.Hall of Famers Rickey Henderson and Dennis Eckersley will be on hand, according to a release from the club, as will series MVP Dave Stewart, who threw a …last_img read more

A FENDA [Bombarral] GCW5EA – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – June 18, 2012

first_img SharePrint Related”The Enchanted Forest” GC2P52E GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – April 16, 2012April 16, 2012In “Community””Stadt im Wald” GC17K3A GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – June 6, 2011June 6, 2011In “Community”Queens Stair case GC2CXZQ GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – March 12, 2012March 12, 2012In “Community” Share with your Friends:More Decent into a Portuguese cavernThe Geocache of the Week  inspires a rappelling adventure into caverns in Portugal and reveals a glimpse into the distant past. A FENDA [Bombarral] (GCW5EA) is rated a difficulty 3, terrain 5 cache. It lures geocachers with the promise to discover caves that were once home to Neanderthals.Miguelrk + João + Inês placed the regular sized cache in the location in 2006. The cache page, written in Portuguese, warns geocachers that the trek to find this geocache can be dangerous. Safety precautions and the right equipment are mandatory.Signing the logbookThe experience is unforgettable. The geocache has won local awards. A FENDA has received dozens of Favorite Points.The location of this traditional cache offers a visual wonderland. Just over 100 geocachers have logged smileys, but there are more than 500 images in the photo gallery. The logs are rich with detail and emoticons. Some geocachers spend years planning their trip to A FENDA and organize large groups to find and log the cache.A recent expedition to the A FENDA titled their adventure, “Operação ‘Viagem do fundo da terra’” or “Operation ‘Voyage to the Center of the Earth.’”Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you’d like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to pr@groundspeak.com.Geocachers at A FENDAlast_img read more

How communication firms can monetize IoT beyond connectivity

first_imgRelated Posts For communication service providers or CSPs staggering from losses in their conventional lines of business, the IoT offers enticing opportunities to overturn their fortunes. At first look, you would consider monetizing IoT would be a slam-dunk for the communications organization.After all, they manage the networks that IoT devices must pass through. But, if CSPs are to gather millions in profits from billions of linked smart objects, charging for connectivity alone would not cut it. They will have to offer more than commoditized dumb pipes to monetize the internet of things.See also: IoT and business models – building new tech and brandsCSPs will definitely produce revenue from the IoT data they bring. But, in order to make the most of the opportunity, they will need to speed up acceptance of IoT products and services in the primary place, which requires forging partnerships with the IoT device makers and application providers that are at the front line of the trend.IoT platforms offer CSPs with various monetization opportunities. To start with, they help make a fixed base of IoT devices that are bound to their networks. For instance, devices made with AT&T’s IoT Starter Kit are planned to make the organization the default carrier once those devices are arranged.When it comes to IoT expansion, communication service providers still have various catching up to do to contend with the likes of Amazon, Google, and Apple. Having seen in the game with their IoT platforms would not make sure their success, but it is an essential first step.Luckily for CSPs, there are other methods to monetize IoT data. Take data storage, for example. All of those zettabytes of IoT information have to be stored in somebody’s cloud. This is a grown opportunity for telecoms and cable service providers. And, yet it is one that most have been slow to take hold of.How about data flow?A considerable opportunity for monetization of this data flow, but one that appears largely uncharted thus far is the purposeful cross-pollination of data between IoT service providers. Whereas this idea may look to infringe a center tenet of multi-tenant cloud service providers, whose platforms are almost generally made to prevent data visibility between tenants, doing so in a prearranged and careful way would undo latest monetization opportunities for the data streams arranged by IoT cloud service providers.CSPs may be the connectivity rulers. But, it continues to be seen even if they can rule the business connections with device makers, OEMs, content providers, application developers, systems incorporators and the thousands of different players it takes to produce lasting revenues from ITO solution. Bulk SMS service is one more thing that helps businesses in getting more revenues and a combination of SMS with IOT may definitely create wonders.More vital still, will they have the digital abilities to handle the intricacies of client acquisition, service delivery and profit sharing in multi-partner IoT commitments? Will they be capable of innovating at IoT speed? These are the obstructions CSPs will have to conquer in order to grab IoT monetization opportunities. All of these abilities depend on CSPs making a solid digital base in their central operating and business systems if they are to get any significant returns with IoT. How IoT Will Transform Cold Chain Logistics For… Tags:#Internet of Things#IoT#Monetization The Ultimate Checklist on Ways to Prevent IoT D…center_img Natasha Williams 5 Industries Destined for Technological Disruption Electronic Design is Utilizing AI-Enabled Solu…last_img read more

‘Inordinate delay in notifying Disability Act rules’

first_imgA think tank has written to the Goa Director of Social Welfare, a nodal department for persons with disability, over an inordinate delay in notifying the draft rules for the implementation of the Rights of Persons with Disability Act, 2016, in the State.The Centre notified the Act in January, 2017. All States were given six months to frame rules and notify them. “The rules are far from notified in Goa, the State has missed the deadline several times, breaching the Central directive,” said Monika Singh of I-DARE, a registered think tank of activists and professionals working for persons with disability. “Having gone through the draft of the rules we feel a lot of issues need to be addressed. The problems therein will not only dilute the spirit of the Act, but are also likely to land departments and stakeholders in a quagmire when implemented,” the letter stated.I-DARE said the rules have not been framed for some sub-sections under Section 101 of the Act, and that the some don’t seem to be in sync with the Section. Apart from typographical and spelling errors, terminology used in the draft rules is offensive and derogatory to persons with disability. For example, the term ‘mentally retarded’ was used, which must be replaced with ‘persons with an intellectual disability’. The draft has specified persons from the field of science and medicine to head the research committee. However, I-DARE has pointed out that disability research is being carried out through allied fields, more robust than pure sciences and medicine. “We recommend that the rules be technically edited or checked by experts from fields like psychology, disability medicine and education,” the letter said.The group has asserted that rules need to be framed for the constitution and functioning of the search and selection committee for the appointment of a new Disability Commissioner. Details of the necessary infrastructure and human resource must be provided to avert a situation similar to when the past Commissioner resigned over non-cooperation and lack of infrastructure.The think tank sought to know the current status of notification of the drafted rules, the process to be followed and time frame for it.last_img read more