Guwahati, Oct 21 (PTI) India captain Virat Kohli on Sunday hailed his deputy Rohit Sharma for his superlative batting display, saying it is easy to chase down any target when the Mumbai batsman is at the other end. Kohli (140) and Rohit (152 not out) shared a massive 246-run partnership for the second wicket as India mowed down a challenging 323-run target with 7.5 overs to spare. “It feels pretty good. It was very convincing for us. West Indies put up a really good total. 320 targets are very tricky, but we knew we could do it with a big partnership. It’s never too difficult when you have Rohit at the other end,” said Kohli. “Among the top three, I mostly take the anchor role because both Rohit and Shikhar (Dhawan) are good stroke-makers,” he said. Kohli was adjudged man-of-the-match for his 107-ball knock and the India skipper said he enjoyed his batting today. “It was one of those days where I felt good and I told Rohit I will continue to bat this way positively and maybe you can play the anchor role,” he said. Kohli said building partnerships is the key to success in ODI cricket. “When (Ambati) Rayudu came he took that role and Rohit took over from me. I think that’s what ODI batting is all about. It’s about communication and batting in partnerships,” he said. “It’s our 5th or 6th double-century partnership, it’s a pleasure to bat with him (Rohit). When we are batting like that, it’s good fun out there and we know the team will benefit from it as well.”advertisement The India captain refused to be too harsh on his bowlers for leaking runs but said they could have bowled much better at the death. “You got to be honest to the sport and that is when the sport gives you back. It’s difficult to contain when a side like West Indies bats like that. I don’t want to be too harsh on the bowlers, but yes, we could have applied a bit better and bowled better in the last few overs. That is something to learn for us,” Kohli said. West Indies captain Jason Holder too felt the pair of Kohli and Rohit took the game away from the visitors with their scintillating batting display. He also praised young Shimron Hetmyer, who scored 106 off 78 balls to propel West Indies to the total. “Pleased with the guys for the batting effort. Hetmyer batted exceptionally well. We needed to be a lot more decent with the ball. Probably we got a par score,” he said. “(But) credit to Kohli and Rohit for taking the game away from us. Oshane (Thomas) is one of the exciting talents we have got. Hopefully we can play better in the second game.” PTI SSC ATAT
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The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference stages a research paper competition each year, and those papers usually contain results and ideas that are far more interesting than anything uttered on stage during the conference’s panels. Here are five trends that emerged in this year’s eight finalists:It’s all about big data sets: Camera-tracked data isn’t new to the pro sports scene; PITCHf/x data has been around for a decade. But only recently have we started to see it, along with other relatively large data sets, take over the research competition at Sloan. Four of the eight paper finalists used camera-tracked data, two more used sizable play-by-play databases, and another used a massive collection of geotagged in-game mobile-device requests from MLB stadiums. Simply put, research that doesn’t have to grapple with the demands of bigger data sets is becoming less common among Sloan paper finalists.The rise of machine learning: With the increased prominence of such large data sets, it was inevitable that state-of-the-art machine-learning techniques would begin to make their mark at Sloan. For instance, one of this year’s most interesting finalists used a “random forest” framework to predict the outcome of a tennis point after any shot based on the speed, trajectory and location of the ball, the context of the shot and priors for a player’s style derived from cluster analysis. (What this means to you is that if it works, the algorithm will be able to ferret out not only the most crucial points in a match, but also the most crucial shots.) Another paper used supervised learning to develop custom player-by-player strategies for pick-and-roll defense in the NBA — a clever way to translate statistical knowledge about a player into actionable tactics. In many ways, an amount of data so staggering can only be coherently processed using these kinds of advanced statistical techniques, so I wouldn’t be surprised if we see them used more in future research.A focus on classifying player types: As part of its model, that tennis paper developed what it called “style priors” for each player based on the types of shots he tends to play. Another paper, about complementary players in basketball, estimated the effect of an individual player’s skill set on the behavior of his teammates. The emphasis on underlying tendencies and similar player types to provide context and inform prediction isn’t unprecedented — PECOTA was doing a version of that 13 years ago — but it is now being used with far more granular data, to improve prediction in a wider variety of sports (particularly dynamic ones such as tennis and basketball).The Hot Hand, Part 1,000,000: Few topics have generated more research in psychology and statistics than the hot-hand fallacy. It has surfaced again with a Sloan paper finalist. The seminal work on the subject declared the hot hand nothing more than a trick of the mind, but there’s been a recent trend toward debunking the hot-hand debunkers. Here, that trend continues — using baseball data, the authors find that recent changes in player performance can be predictive and that opposing teams mostly react to them in an appropriate manner. But I’m guessing this won’t be the final word in the hot-hand wars.Fewer finalists from the “Big Four” and more from the business of sport: Compared to Sloan conferences past, this year’s crop of finalists featured easily the fewest papers focused on the North American “Big Four” sports of baseball, basketball, football and hockey. Football1010 NO. OF FINALIST PAPERS Hockey1010 Tennis0001 Business0012 Gambling0010 Using the Internet Archive, I tracked the breakdown of finalists by sport going back to 2013; that year, seven of the eight finalists researched a Big Four sport. This year, the number is down to four. Also of note is the emergence of finalists concerned with the business of running a sports franchise. Zero finalists focused on the subject in 2013 and 2014, but that changed last year with the inclusion of a paper about dynamic ticket pricing. Now we’re up to two finalists focused on topics like brand engagement and sponsorship revenue. Soccer1111 TOPIC2013201420152016 Baseball1312 Basketball4422
WILMINGTON, MA — 19th Middlesex State Representative Republican candidate Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury) filed her pre-primary (January 1 to August 17) campaign finance report with the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance on Monday night.DonorsPina Prinzivalli’s campaign has raised $19,335 since its launch — $7,170 in 2017 and $12,165 thus far in 2018.Prinzivalli also received $4,154,80 in in-kind donations this year, including $2,708 in field assistance and postage costs from the Marlborough Republican City Committee.SpendingPina Prinzivalli’s campaign has spent $4,115.49 since its inception — $643.69 in 2017 and $3,471.80 thus far in 2018.Major 2018 expenditures include:$972.05 to Vista Print for Campaign Cards$541.15 to Signs on the Cheap for Campaign Signs$406 to Luna Rosa for Campaign Kickoff Event$265.63 to East Coast Printing for Campaign SignsRead It For YourselfPina Prinzivalli’s pre-primary campaign finance report can be read HERE.Press Release From The Prinzivalli CampaignTEWKSBURY, MA — On Tuesday, following the OCPF reporting deadline, Pina Prinzivalli, Republican candidate for State Representative in the 19th Middlesex District, announced she closed the Pre Primary reporting period with the highest balance of all of the candidates with $15,219.51.“I’m excited that my campaign to put the ‘Taxpayers First’ is resonating with the people of the 19th Middlesex District and the taxpayers across the Commonwealth who want someone to fight for them at the State House,” said Prinzivalli who launched her campaign last October. “This is a considered a conservative district and my campaign is in the best position to bring home a victory in November for the people who want political balance on Beacon Hill.”OCPF filings show that Prinzivalli has raised $19,335 since launching her campaign, including $12,165 during the Pre Primary reporting period. The Committee also picked up $4,180.54 in “In-Kind” contributions. According to the filings, among the eight candidates who entered the race, Prinzivalli has the second most donations from Tewksbury and Wilmington with 45.“I’m a career professional. I’m the only non politician in this race,” said Prinzivalli. “The fact that I have the second most among a list of career politicians and political insiders with years of donor lists to fall back on says a lot about the campaign I’m running. My platform is picking up financial support from hardworking taxpayers and grassroot teams who are working with me on the ground to help spread my ‘Taxpayers First’ message.”“During the Democratic Debate last week, all of my opponents came out in favor of raising taxes,” continued Prinzivalli. “We’re at a time of record spending and the Commonwealth has taken in $1.2 Billion more in revenue than originally projected. But for my opponents, that’s not enough. It’s exactly why the taxpayers want and need a friend on Beacon Hill. I’m the only candidate who has actually worked to put more money back into the pockets of the taxpayers.”Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Voting Records Show Prinzivalli Voted Only Once Before Launching Candidacy; Campaign DisputesIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Prinzivalli Pledges To Opt Out Of Pension SystemIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Candidates File New Campaign Finance ReportsIn “Government”
Post a comment Tags 5G 8:33 The race toward 5G continues, and revenues are projected to skyrocket. Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images IT research firm Gartner released a forecast Thursday projecting revenues from worldwide 5G network infrastructure will reach $4.2 billion by 2020. That would amount to an 89% revenue hike from the firm’s 2019 projections of $2.2 billion. The firm expects overall 4G revenues to dip from $19.32 billion in 2019 to $18.28 billion in 2020, with similar drops in 3G and 2G revenues. “It’s still early days for the 5G private-network opportunity, but vendors, regulators and standards bodies have preparations in place,” senior Gartner researcher Sylvain Fabre said in a release. 5G ubiquity is still pretty far away, but networks are starting to sprout up all around the world. The next-generation technology promises super fast mobile speeds, and it’s poised to boost areas like self-driving cars and virtual reality. All four major US carriers — Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint — have turned on their 5G networks, though in limited areas so far, and more 5G-capable devices are set to launch this year. Gartner estimates 7% of providers have deployed 5G network infrastructure so far, and projects that overall provider investment in 5G networks will double from 6% in 2019 to 12% in 2020. The firm also cautions that to maintain 4G coverage during an extended rollout period from 2019 to 2021, service providers will need to upgrade existing 4G infrastructure.Otherwise, “a less robust 4G legacy layer adjoining 5G cells could lead to real or perceived performance issues as users move from 5G to 4G/LTE Advanced Pro,” Fabre said.By 2021, Gartner projects, 5G infrastructure revenues will climb to $6.8 billion. Internet Services Mobile 5G’s not just for phones – Cars, robots, even doctors… 0 Share your voice Now playing: Watch this:
Bankers are meeting from Monday to finalise their next course of action on six of the 12 bad loan accounts for immediate referral to NCLT. The meeting is held against the backdrop of the RBI naming the largest defaulters to face bankruptcy proceedings, according to an Economic Times (ET) report.The RBI’s internal advisory committee (IAC) had last week sent a list of 12 accounts to bankers for immediate reference under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). These 12 accounts are led by SBI (six of them), PNB, ICICI Bank, Union Bank, IDBI Bank and Corporation Bank, according to bankers.The first set of six troubled accounts are Bhushan Steel (Rs 44,478 crore), Essar Steel (Rs 37,284 crore), Bhusan Power and Steel (Rs 37,248 crore), Alok Industries (Rs 22,075 crore), Amtek Auto (Rs 14,074 crore) and Monnet Ispat (Rs 12,115 crore), the ET report said.The other accounts named for bankruptcy action, according to bankers, include Lanco Infra (Rs 44,364.6 crore), Electrosteel Steels (Rs 10,273.6 crore), Era Infra (Rs 10,065.4 crore) Jaypee Infratech (Rs 9,635 crore) ABG Shipyard (Rs 6,953 crore) and Jyoti Structures with a defaulted loan of Rs 5,165 crore.The 12 accounts were identified by the IAC after studying the top 500 ones in the banking system for defaulter urgency and insolvency potential. RBI has an exposure of more than Rs 5,000 crore each to the 12 accounts identified by it, with 60 per cent or more classified as bad loans by banks as of March 2016.Since these are large accounts and involve multiple banks, the lenders will try to take a common view on all administrative requirements before referring these accounts to the NCLT, the ET report said.
Tags: Argentina, Goway Travel Posted by Argentina to attract foreigners by cutting 21% tax on hotels Travelweek Group The Mauricio Macri government of Argentina has issued a decree that refunds the 21% VAT (value-added tax) for accommodation services for foreign visitors in an attempts to attract more visitors. This is part of an ambitious tourism plan that aims to generate 300,000 jobs and raise international arrivals to 9 million and spending to $8bn USD by 2020. So far this year, tourism arrivals have fallen by 6.3%. According to the new regulation, foreigners will continue to be invoiced the same values that exist today. However, VAT invoiced for hotel services will be returned in a “direct and automatic” way on debit and credit cards issued abroad.Goway says the new VAT exemption for foreigners means big savings on accommodation in Argentina. “Globetrotters who’ve been dragging their tango heels on booking trips to Argentina may want to take the plunge in 2017,” says Goway. “The elimination of the VAT (value added tax) on hotels for foreigners makes this already very affordable destination even more tempting.”More news: Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?Goway offers tours such as Goway’s Argentina Top to Bottom, to innovative Argentina vacations such as Crossing Argentina, which mixes in a taste of Lima, Peru, to short city breaks that show off the best of Buenos Aires. Tuesday, February 7, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >>