ST JOHN’S, Antigua – West Indies Women’s team will have a two-week camp in England as part of their preparation for the International Cricket Council’s Women’s World Cup later this year.The Windies are the most improved team in women’s cricket and will look to add the 50-over title to the ICC World T20 title they won at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, in April, 2016.They were runners-up when the 50-over World Cup was played in Mumbai, India four years ago.West Indies secured one of four automatic qualification spots for the eight-team tournament, which starts on June 26 and runs until July 23, with the final at Lord’s.Bristol and Derby will host the semi-finals while Leicester and Taunton are the other venues.The others automatic qualifiers for the World Cup are: Australia, England and New Zealand. The final four teams will be decided after the ICC Qualifiers tournament in February in Sri Lanka.Josina Luke, the WICB’s Project Officer, Women’s cricket, outlined the details behind the camp and the team’s preparation for the World Cup.“We made arrangements for the team to assemble in England in early June for their camp ahead of the World Cup. We want to offer them all the support we can as we look to add the 50-over title to the T20 title,” Luke said.“This should provide them with ideal preparation as they get acclimatised to the conditions and look to win another major international title.“The team has improved a lot since the last World Cup in India, when they reached their first international final. We are good contenders to win this time around.”
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(AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis didn’t need long to win back the crowd after being booed during his pregame introduction and the first few chances he had to handle the ball.But the Pelicans sought to close out a close game without Davis on the court anyway — and narrowly pulled it off.ADVERTISEMENT TIP-INSTimberwolves: Jerryd Bayless sat out with soreness in the big toe on his right foot. … Jeff Teague was available coming off the bench after missing eight games with a left foot injury. He played x minutes and had 12 points, five assists and four rebounds in 17 minutes.Pelicans: Randle finished with 12 points. Center Jahlil Okafor sat out with a left ankle sprain that occurred late in New Orleans’ victory at Chicago on Wednesday night. … Guard E’Twaun Moore also was ruled out shortly before tipoff with a left thigh bruise that also had sidelined him the previous five games.UP NEXTTimberwolves: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.Pelicans: At Memphis on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Playing for first time since asking to be traded, Davis had 32 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in 25 minutes, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-117 on Friday night.Jrue Holiday had 27 points and nine assists and Kenrich Williams had 19 points — and they led the Pelicans offense in the fourth quarter, when Davis was kept on the bench despite the fact that the teams were separated by as little as one basket several times in the waning minutes. Instead of playing Davis, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry sent in Julius Randle, who came through with a pair of inside baskets and clutch free throws in the final minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsKarl-Anthony Towns scored 32 points for Minnesota, and his driving dunk pulled the Timberwolves as close as 114-112 in the final minute. But Randle responded with one of his late baskets inside and then rebounded Towns’ missed jump hook with 16 seconds left.Davis looked determined from the outset to justify his continued presence on the court, however awkward it may be for a franchise that had seemed inclined to move on without him. Pressured by the NBA not to sit a healthy star they had refused to unload by Thursday’s trading deadline for this season, the Pelicans announced that Davis would return to the starting lineup.He scored 10 points in the first seven minutes. In the opening minutes, he went strong to the rim while being booed and dunked, at which point a segment of the crowd cheering largely drowned out the boo-birds. Later, as Davis stood on the foul line taking free throws, part of the crowd booed while others chanted, “A-D, A-D!”By halftime, Davis had 24 points and his highlights included a reverse alley-oop tip at the front of the rim while being foul and crashing to the floor on his back. Davis was fine, and reached the 30-point mark before the middle of the third quarter.Andrew Wiggins had 23 points for Minnesota, which shot and rebounded marginally better than New Orleans, but was outscored 27-16 at the free throw line.Randle and Time Frazier each scored 12 points for New Orleans, which has won two straight.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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“Every time I used … Not that you needed it, but here is yet another reason to like Dennis Eckersley, the Fremont product who did his best work in the employ of the Oakland A’s.But first, some background.Eckersley came to the major leagues in 1975, a cocky 20-year-old phenom, dripping with talent, with the world on the end of a string. Even at that, it took an impassioned plea from the Cleveland Indians manager to secure Eck’s spot on the roster.The manager’s name? Frank Robinson.
21 October 2010Global mining giant Xstrata is to spend US$710-million (about R4.9-billion) the second phase of its Lion ferrochrome complex near Steelpoort in Mpumalanga, and is conducting studies on generating its own electricity to ensure security of supply.Xstrata’s pooling and sharing venture partner, JSE-listed Merafe Resources, holds a 20.5% interest in the venture and has an option to participate in the expansion.The expansion will involve the construction and commissioning of a 360 000 tonne per annum capacity smelter, and will increase the Xstrata-Merafe chrome venture’s total ferrochrome capacity to over 2.3-million tonnes per annum.The amount also includes spending R700-million on the concurrent development of the 1.2-million ton per annum Magareng mine situated within the Throncliffe mine complex.“This expansion further enhances Xstrata’s leading position in the ferrochrome market and will allow the group to benefit from anticipated growth in global demand for stainless steel,” Xstrata plc CEO Mick Davies said in a statement this week.“The venture’s management team has already, through the first phase of this expansion, demonstrated its ability to deliver projects on time and on budget. I am confident that the team is equally committed to the expansion’s second phase.”Energy supply securityThe expansion had been on the cards for some three years, but the absence of security of supply of electricity led to the project’s approval being held back until a firm allocation of capacity was received from Eskom.In addition, Xstrata is advancing its own power generation plans, and is currently completing a feasibility study for the first phase of a 600MW thermal power generation plant.Construction is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2011, with commissioning planned for the first half of 2013. The expansion will create over 1 000 permanent jobs, with a further 1 800 jobs expected to be generated during construction.Around 80% of the total expenditure on project goods and services will be sourced locally.Integrated Resource Plan, Mining CharterAccording to Xstrata, the project is further aligned with some of the key principles contained in the government’s recently publicised draft Integrated Resource Plan, including world leading energy-efficiency, and using electricity to create sustainable jobs.“This investment is aligned with the South Africa’s Industrial Policy Action Plan and demonstrates Xstrata’s continued commitment to beneficiation following the R917-million investment by the venture in Project Tswelopele, a chrome pelletising plant in Rustenburg,” said Xstrata Alloys CEO Peet Nienaber.The Lion smelter development is also the first major investment of its kind for South Africa since the government announced the amended Mining Charter, which strives to extract maximum benefit for the country through fixed investment, new and sustainable job creation, beneficiation, enhancement of South Africa’s export earnings, and contribution to state revenue.“The expansion will also allow us to significantly increase procurement from BEE enterprises, support the growth of new local enterprises and develop technical skills. These are some of the key pillars of the amended Mining Charter,” said Nienaber.“We also look forward to Merafe’s participation in the expansion, and understand that they have their own processes to follow prior to making a commitment.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
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Director Kunal Kohli’s acting debut Phir Se is yet to get its release date as the filmmaker is not getting a suitable week for it. The Hum Tum director, who is making his foray into acting opposite TV star Jennifer Winget, said he is looking for a good date. “#PhirSe release date being worked. Next few months packed, looking for a good date, once locked music will follow accordingly,” Kunal posted on Twitter.Phir Se, co-directed by Kunal and debut filmmaker Ajay Bhuyan, is said to be based on a separated couple living in London and they are trying to come to terms with the consequences of their split. The trailer of the film released on April 7, 2015. Phir Se was earlier scheduled to hit theatres in May. The film faced legal trouble when writer Jyoti Kapoor filed a suit against the director for copyright infringement.
The colours, shapes, and emotion have emerged from the very soul of the Capital city, and together they will converge at Open Palm Court gallery, Lodhi Road this autumn.As a part of a group exhibition, titled ‘Panorama-12’ – over 20 artists will bring to the viewers a varying range of interpretation of ranging contemporary issues of social relevance from September 1 till September 6.Curated by Priyanka Banerjee, Panoroma-12, literally meaning an unbroken view of a subject, celebrates the talent of the fresh and the new, and makes a compelling case for contemporary art in the city. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe exhibition delves into the contemporary issue of social relevance, such as feminism, ethical treatment of animals, spiritual harmony, global warming and so on. Nature, for instance, is explored through a mutually symbiotic relationship of flora and fauna.Urbanization and industrialization have exploited the natural layers of our ecosystem, and its awareness becomes paramount to awaken our collective consciousness. As each artist touches upon subject such as there that have paralysed the society, their canvas becomes a window for us all to explore the possibilities. This is one of its kind, the event is funded by the artists entirely on their own, therefore there is no question of dependence on sponsors. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveDabbling in a diverse range of mediums – from watercolour, oil and pen and pencils to mixed media, theartists bring to their canvas emotions that reverberate with social significance.Mridul Chakraborty depicts the joyof festivity through his portrayal of human figures, whereas, Nilay Sarkar reverberates the same mood and shows happiness through vibrant andsoft colours used on his canvas. Then there is, Tapan Das, who harps on his love for nature through his abstract art along with other artists like Meghna, who emphasises on the adverse effects of global warming through her vivacious paintings or the works of Shalini Varshney’s – whose paintings portray spiritual harmony which is lost in our lives. Besides, Biswarajan Bhunia’s paintings resonate the same feelings of Shalini’s. Artists like Rama Sharma and Pooja Gujral have tried to bring colours and happiness into our stressful lives through their vibrant artworks. Another participating artist – Rajeev Semwal has tried to bring before us the songs of nature woven neatly through his traditional artworks.On the other hand, veteran artist Uma Bardhan deals with spirituality while the artworks of the veteran artist Archana Das are an impeccable blend of childlike innocence and adult wisdom.Pankaj Bharti’s paintings are thought-provoking and are beautifully executed with bright colours .Akshita Wason’s paintings done in mixed media portray the changes that are taking place in our environment.