Ligue 1: PSG Set To Lose Backing From Qatar

first_imgQatar is reconsidering its commitment to Paris Saint-Germain after the club’s failure to make any significant progress in the Champions League and defeat in the Coupe de France final, according to a report in Le Parisien.Qatar Sports Investments, a subsidiary of the state-owned Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), acquired the Ligue 1 club in 2012 with a view to making PSG a continental force of the stature of Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus, but repeated campaigns in the Champions League have so far resulted in exits at the quarter-final stage or earlier despite a huge financial investment, with PSG failing to get beyond the last 16 over the past three seasons and losing to Manchester United this year despite a two-goal advantage from the first leg.The French daily also reports that patience has started to wear thin among the QIA board of directors, who feel that a lack of success on the European stage and PSG’s failure to land either of the domestic cups this season is reflecting badly on the image of the state, to the extent that QIA is considering stepping back from the project in the medium term and more immediately pulling a significant amount of funding.Le Parisien states that the enthusiasm that greeted the takeover of the Ligue 1 club has now given way to a certain amount of skepticism and that QIA are particularly sensitive to the criticism they have received in France despite turning PSG into a global brand and investing over a billion euros in players including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Neymar, Kylian Mbappé and Edinson Cavani.Relatedlast_img read more

Coming together for a cause

first_imgBy Nick Creely Get Vicious, or die trying. That is the motto of Friday 1 March’s special event at the Don Road Sporting…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

County Intermediate Hurling Championship Update

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 5Carnmore4-122 4An Spidéal4-173 7Castlegar5-462 Group 1 IHC 2018 1Oranmore/Maree4298 2Kilconieron5137 3Killimor587 8 in Quarter Finals4 from each Group Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 1Sun, 30 Sep, Venue: Ballindereen, (Round 7), Kilbeacanty V Annaghdown 15:00, OFFSun, 30 Sep, Venue: Castledaly, (Round 7), Kilconieron V Castlegar 15:00,Sun, 30 Sep, Venue: Gort now Kilbeacanty, (Round 7), Killimor V Kinvara 15:00, 6Kilbeacanty5-172 4Kiltormer6196center_img 5Annaghdown513 3Rahoon/Newcastle434 Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 2Sun, 30 Sep, Venue: Carnmore, (Round 5), An Spidéal V Meelick-Eyrecourt 12:00,Sun, 30 Sep, Venue: Pearse Stadium, (Round 5), Rahoon-Newcastle V Oranmore-Maree 12:00,Sun, 30 Sep, Venue: Lackagh, (Round 5), Carnmore V Sylane 12:00, Group 2 After the weekend there will be 8 teams left in the INTERMEDIATE Championship: 2Meelick/Eyrecourt4236 PldS/DiffPts 1Kinvara5229 PldS/DiffPts 6Sylane4-261 IHC 20182 Groups; 1 of 7, 1 of 6. Top 4 in each Group to Quarter Finals. last_img read more

Doherty planning to clip the wings of vulture funds today

first_imgDonegal Deputy Pearse Doherty will today bringing legislation to the Dáil to crack down on vulture funds to stop them selling family homes.His proposal is a ‘No Consent, No Sale’ guarantee introduced where a bank cannot sell a home loan without the permission of the mortgage holder.This is already part of a voluntary Code of Practice on mortgages for the banks, but they are not bound by it. The new law will make it mandatory for all banks and financial institutions operating here.It is part of a new nationwide campaign against the vultures.Deputy Doherty said: “In November of last year, a State-owned bank that had been bailed out by the Irish people (Permanent TSB), brazenly announced that it was selling over 6,000 family home loans to an unknown entity.“This was a new low in Irish banking- these loans were meeting their arrangement. “They were being thrown to the vultures despite doing the right thing of engaging and making a permanent arrangement with the bank.“It is fundamentally unfair and I believe unacceptable to most Irish people – yet the Government and Central Bank will not act to stop it.“Our bill, which will be introduced tomorrow, simply puts into law the Code of Practice the Central Bank itself wrote in the nineties.“The Code is voluntary which means it is not issued under Section 117 of the Central Bank Act.“Indeed, as we saw from Permanent TSB the bankers don’t even know of its existence – that is about to change. “In the last Dáil, Minister Michael Noonan told Paschal Donohue TD (now Minister for Finance himself) with regard to the Code of Practice on the Transfer of Mortgages that: ‘Notwithstanding its voluntary nature, I expect that best practice dictates that the Code be applied by all institutions to all classes of residential property’.“That was only six years ago, so what has changed and why?“This Bill marks a start in Sinn Féin’s campaign to defeat the vultures and end the arrears crisis.”Mr Doherty was joined at a briefing for TDs in Leinster House yesterday by iCare Housing CEO David Hall, and Social Democrats election candidate Carly Bailey, whose mortgage was sold to a Vulture. Doherty planning to clip the wings of vulture funds today was last modified: January 24th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:daillegislationPearse Dohertyvulture fundslast_img read more

Extend the Magic: Using Photo Books to Tell Your Story

first_imgRepeating Title ThemeThis storytelling device is much simpler in execution, and it emerged naturally in my 2014 July photo book titled, “A Salute to all Nations, but Mostly America.” In that particular book, I saluted many things. Dragons (but mostly Figment), fireworks (but mostly Disney’s Celebrate America: A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky), and characters (but mostly just Olaf – don’t judge us on this; it was Frozen Summer Fun and I had an inordinate amount of Olaf-themed photos).This theme can only be stretched so far without getting annoying, so even though this was the underlying thread of the book, I did put in a lot of other quips and descriptions. It is possible to have a photo book with a theme and still keep that theme low-key. This particular book is a great example of that.A Comedy of ErrorsEven though this book focuses on things that went wrong, the cutesy cover focuses on the adventurers aspect.This theme was natural from the very beginning in our 2014 Labor Day photo book, titled, “Walt Disney World Labor Day 2014 or That Time We Accidentally Met Ariel.” Have you ever gone on a trip where everything possible went wrong? (When I say everything, I mean everything, with the pinnacle being Anthony losing his driver’s license in Magic Kingdom on the very first day…)We wanted to capture this nothing-can-go-right feel, but we also wanted it to be clear that we had a great time. So we took the idea of chronicling everything that happened and gave it a humorous turn. This immediately started with the title, specifically the “or” portion of it. We really did accidentally meet Ariel on this trip, and choosing that for the title gave the book the right attitude from the beginning. The narrative of this book was a bit more than we usually put in, but we certainly managed to capture the comedy of errors aspect we wanted.Photo JournalI knew before I even went on my 2014 October solo trip I knew that I would have a specific angle for approaching this photo book. This was my first solo trip, and I had two goals for this vacation. The first idea came from a Touring Plans blog article about taking a pal to Disney World. I HIGHLY recommend reading this article, as I had a blast following the suggestion to take a small stuffed animal with me on my trip and photographing him (his name is Tron, called so by Anthony using the sentiment that “all animals in Disney World are animaTRONic) enjoying the parks. It was a great exercise for a solo trip in particular!The second goal I had was an idea I got from yet another Touring Plans blog article, this one about a wearable character autograph project. This article was the catalyst for my Disney character signature quilt blocks, and I wanted to get character autographs on 16 prepared and themed quilt blocks. With these two goals as driving forces behind my trip, I knew from the beginning that this story would focus on them. That’s how I ended up with, “Tron’s Big Adventure or Angela Meets 24 Characters.”This photo book is one of my very favorites, as half of it (at least) is basically a photo journal of Tron’s adventures. I was minimalistic on narrative in this one because the story is told by the photos, and this effect worked extremely well.Day-by-Day AccountJust because you take a simple approach, that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun with it.Sometimes you go on a trip that doesn’t lend itself to utilizing a highly stylized storytelling device. Last December we did a joint trip with my brother, his girlfriend, and her 4-year-old. Although my brother had traveled to Disney with us before, this was the first trip for the rest of the party. There is some serious magic to be had when taking a child to Disney World for the first time, and the last thing I wanted to do was distract from that by using some crazy shtick to tell our vacation story.I still needed a way to frame the trip in the photo book, so I simply used Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, etc. each time we transitioned from day to day in the book. It was effective, and I was still able to give the book some personality without taking it too far. Share This!Photo books are a great way to extend the magic of your trip!I’m sure you’ve all been there – your Disney vacation is over and the dreaded Disney blues set in and all you want to do is extend the magic from your trip. The end of a Disney trip can be depressing, but I’ve developed methods for extending the magic past the vacation so I can bask in the Disney happiness just a little bit longer. One of my main methods of doing this is through the creation of photo books.Now I know what you might be thinking, “Photo books? Anyone can create photos books to document a vacation! What makes your method so special?” Well I’m glad you asked. I approach photo book creation for Disney trips from a unique angle. Rather than just documenting step-by-step the different events that take place on a trip, I attempt to find a new and different storytelling theme for every photo book I create. My desire is that the photo books not only transport us back to the wonderful memories from the trip, but also make us laugh at the way I chose to tell the story. Essentially, I’ve embraced the idea of being goofy. Let me break down my process step by step.Step #1 – Editing PhotosThis step won’t apply to everyone, but it is something that I do because I am an amateur (strong emphasis on the word amateur) Disney photographer. Another one of the ways that I extend the magic when returning from Disney trips is through my photo editing process. I love spending time going through all of my photos chronologically, figuring out which ones to edit, and figuring out which ones to have some serious fun with. Before I will even conceptualize a photo book, I will have edited all the photos from my trip. Yes, this takes an enormous amount of time. But I really, really like it.To give you an idea of how long it takes me, I’m still editing photos from our 4th of July trip, and I haven’t started on our Labor Day Weekend trip yet. Keep in mind that my day job keeps me pretty busy, so I can go weeks at a time without editing any photos at all. If I really was in a hurry I could complete this much faster, but I’m okay with lingering over this step. It helps me extend the magic.Step #2 – Choose a Photo Book ThemeI use Shutterfly exclusively for making my photo books. Other options exist, like Snapfish, but I personally like the selection of themes that Shutterfly offers, and by now I’m an expert at using their design tools, so I have no desire to switch to any other provider. When my photos are edited and I’m ready to jump into the photo book creation process, the first thing I do is select a photo book style. Shutterfly has many options to choose from, and this is always a step I take very seriously. (Very recently Shutterfly added some Disney styles, which is not something they’ve ever offered before, and I’m looking forward to being able to use those in an appropriate photo book.)Sometimes a theme paired to seasonal activities is perfect!There are some specific questions I ask myself when picking a photo book style:1. If I traveled during a holiday season, do I want to theme the entire book to that holiday?2. Is there a theme that will guide me in my storytelling process?Christmas, Independence Day, Halloween – I do have photo books that utilize holiday-specific themes, so there is nothing wrong with taking this approach. I will note that if I approach it in this manner I also like to have a strong story-telling device that focuses less on the holiday and more on a unique storytelling perspective, but I’ll address that a little bit more in the next step.If the trip didn’t have strong influences from a holiday, I base my decision more on the “feel” of the theme. For example, if the trip had a chill/relaxing kind of vibe, I look for themes that exemplify that feeling (toned down colors, themed stickers that fit with the ambiance). If it was during the hottest time of year, I might focus on overly bright and saturated colors – anything that screams Florida fun in the sun.I must admit that a large part of this step relies on my gut reaction. Shutterfly comes out with new themes often enough that when it’s time for me to make a book (which I do for every single trip we take, regardless of how long it was) I am sometimes pleasantly surprised by something new. For example, I just created our Memorial Day Weekend trip book, and while there was not a Star Wars theme to fit with Star Wars Weekends, there was a great comic book style that I used as inspiration for my storytelling method. Which leads me to…Step #3 – Choose a Storytelling MethodThis is my favorite part of creating a photo book. I love coming up with new ways and angles to tell the story of our vacations. Every time I create a new photo book, I use a new shtick. Over the years I’ve learned that the more ridiculous I let myself be, the more entertaining my photo books become. I used to be very prim and proper, because I wanted to make sure anyone who read the book would get a nice, tidy overview of our vacation. Now I fill the books with fun and silliness and (sometimes) inside jokes. Whimsy goes with everything my friends, and as long as Anthony and I love our stories, I don’t really care if other people think we’re nuts. I highly recommend this approach.3 years ago I would never have featured this photo on the cover of a photo book. Now I’m all about embracing the goofiness.So how do I come up with new storytelling devices? A lot of times it happens organically. I jump into putting a book together and by the second page a storytelling device has emerged on its own. Once I can identify that I’m on to something, I take that one little idea and run with it, making it the dominant approach. Other times the storytelling device comes out of the book style I chose in step #2, like with the comic book example. Writing that photo book in a comic book style was a no-brainer. In rare instances, I have a storytelling method from the very beginning, like with my solo trip. Here are some examples of storytelling devices I’ve used in the past:Disney SongsThis theme is one that I used in our March 2014 photo book, titled, “A Frozen Journey.” That winter was BRUTAL and we live in Michigan. MICHIGAN. The trip itself was a last-minute desperate bid for sunshine, and on the cover of that particular photo book I framed the trip around us fleeing Elsa’s terrifying winter. However, the first page started the REAL theme of the book. Rewriting Disney lyrics to tell the story of our vacation.The trick with this was to keep lyrics that would instantly cause the reader to realize what Disney song we were riffing, but making changes to personalize them. I’m going to share a bit of this to illustrate the point, and I will be eternally grateful if we could keep the good-natured mocking to a minimum… (Remember, whimsy goes with everything!)We used such gems as, “Be our guest, be our guest, put your sunscreen to the test!” and “Let every creature go for broke and sing; let’s hear it in the herd and on the wing; it’s gonna be the Wilhelms’ finest fling; oh I just can’t wait for the Spring!” and my personal favorite is in the photo below.It is impossible for me to read this photo book without singing the tune of every song I used. Comic BookThe Dreamfinder twist to the comic book story was entirely inspired by my clothing choice on day #1.I’ve alluded to my newest photo book, and the only thing that makes me sad about it is that I’ll never be able to use this storytelling device again, unless they come out with an entirely different comic book style (I never use the same style twice). This was a case where the photo book theme dictated the storytelling device, and I couldn’t be happier with the result.Every comic book needs a story line, and this one was built around Anthony and I searching Disney World and trying to find and free Dreamfinder from captivity. (I’m very sad to report that we failed in our attempts to rescue Dreamfinder.) This was a case of embracing a quirky approach, and it definitely worked!Final TipsI would like to make a few final suggestions regarding photo book creations. First, do whatever you can to keep your photos in chronological order. Try to use a storytelling device that will let you do this – it makes reliving your trip easier when you read the book. I often end up with the last page or cover as a silly conglomeration of those leftover photos that didn’t get put in where they were supposed to.I kind of enjoy it when the back cover is a smidge nonsensical.Second, have fun while doing this! This is about extending the magic, and every piece of this process should be a tiny way for you to bask in the Disney magic. As much as I love my artistic shots of Disney landmarks, parades, and shows, I have an even greater affinity towards the silly photos that evoke an emotional response. Don’t shy away from goofy photos; oftentimes those are the ones that capture the true flavor of a vacation.Vary the number of photos you use per page to keep the design fresh. (The caption on the page actually reads “Hi-jinks at the Wilderness Lodge,” but for some reason the online preview cuts off the last word even though it printed in the book. Glitches in Shutterfly are rare, but this is a prime example.)Third, vary the number of photos you put on each page. It is okay to create a page with just one photo and also have a page that has a huge collage. Try to scatter different numbers of photos evenly throughout the book; this keeps the look fresh. Also, if you have a story you want to tell, there is nothing wrong with devoting an entire page to text. Do what you need to do to capture the memories.Lastly, if you haven’t made a photo book before, please remember to have some patience with the design interface in Shutterfly. It can be a little confusing when you don’t know the ropes, and although I’m a pro at using it now, I didn’t get there overnight. I always use the “Custom Path” option that lets me build and customize every aspect of the book to my liking. If getting knee deep into this process doesn’t appeal to you, Shutterfly has a “Simple Path” option. The downside to this is that there are fewer styles to choose from, but this appeals to some people. Lastly, Shutterfly rolled out a new option called “Make My Book” where a Shutterfly designer creates your book manually. The fee for this is $9.99. (I also wanted to point out that I specifically did not include a pricing range for photo books – there are so many different options with pricing dependent upon so many factors that there is no way I could truly ballpark an estimate for you. The least expensive option for an 8X8 book with no bells and whistles is $29.99 plus shipping and tax.)Another thing to keep in mind is that Shutterfly has sales going on almost all the time. The standard sale I see the most often is 30% off photo books. If you’re not in a hurry and you can wait for your book, hold out for the next sale and see if you can score 40%. Occasionally it will go as low as 50%, so keep your eyes open for that one as well! Last January there was a great New Year sale going on with 50% off photo books, and I caught up on all of my backlogged trips and finished and ordered three books. And I saved so much money that it was ridiculous.Is there anything you do to extend the magic of your Disney trips? Are you a fan of photo books as a method for reliving your trip? Please share in the comments!   Always tell the truth in your photo books.last_img read more

Gautrain ‘will be ready for World Cup’

first_img8 January 2010Despite earlier doubts about its completion date, the Gautrain rapid rail link between Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton Station will be ready in time for South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™, says construction consortium Bombela.The Bombela Concession Company has just been given two amounts of R144-million each from the provincial and national governments, and it plans to have the route between the airport and Sandton complete by 27 May. The World Cup starts on 11 June.“The Gautrain consortium and the Gauteng provincial government have come to a resolution to ensure completion of the OR Tambo link and Sandton before the event,” according to a statement from the National Treasury’s Thoraya Pandy.In July 2009, Bombela offered to fast-track construction of this section at a cost of R1.3-billion, but this was refused by the provincial government. Bombela responded by indicating it would find solutions without the extra funding, says Ingrid Jensen, the spokesperson for the Gautrain.The extra R288-million was paid at the end of 2009 and, stresses Jensen, it will not necessarily be used for the completion of the airport link but rather for general construction along the entire route. The amount largely accounts for inflationary costs.“A lot can happen, like construction delays. It is a tight schedule,” she says.In November, Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane emphasised that the Gautrain was never a World Cup project, saying that it would be a bonus if the train were ready by 11 June.Good progressConstruction work to the airport station is making good progress. The station concourse is directly linked to the departures level of the adjacent new central terminal building, one level below.“Finishing works within the station concourse shell are approaching completion and electrical and mechanical installations are well advanced. Ticket vending machines and fare gates have been installed and are being tested,” according to the latest Gautrain construction update.“Externally, the platform structures and canopies are substantially complete, with finishing works, including the installation of tinted glass closure screens, currently in progress. Rail tracks have been installed through the station. Construction of the three sets of emergency access stairs located at the ends on the platform is ongoing.”Meanwhile, the 16 kilometres of tunnels running from Park Station in Johannesburg’s CBD to the Marlboro Station in Alexandra are complete. Work on the seven emergency access shafts – in Hillbrow, Riviera, Dunkeld, Rivonia Road, Illovo, and two in Houghton – is ongoing.The 10 Gautrain stations are beginning to look like railway stations, with entrances and exits, stairways, platforms and parking garages taking shape.Delays in construction have been caused by land acquisition issues, delivery and numerous project variation instructions.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

Sponsor Post: 4 Steps to Measuring Social Engagement

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Measuring engagement is much more than simply measuring how many people have opted in to receiving your content. You might have 50,000 Twitter followers or 5,000 Facebook fans, but are they really interacting with and listening to you, and if so, what can you learn about that audience that can help you hone your messaging? There are four steps to consider when answering this question.Step One: Determine where it’s happeningMost social marketing programs include multiple platforms, and activity can vary from one platform to the next. It’s important to understand where your activity is happening and what type of activity that is.Let’s say you have comparable sized networks on Twitter and Facebook, but you’re getting more of the key signs of engagement on Twitter (retweets, replies, mentions) than on Facebook (comments, likes, shares). There’s something going on there that’s worth looking into.Looking at each platform you’re using and comparing it to others will tell you where your fans or customers are the most engaged. If a clear front-runner emerges, that information will help to inform where your efforts should be concentrated, and where you may need to work on growing your audience.Step Two: Determine how and why it’s happeningThe next step is to measure the “how” and “why” parts of the engagement question. To do this, we recommend taking a broader look at your data to identify trends. For instance:Choose a larger date range, for example the last six months, and compare that data to the first six months.Compare month to month, especially if your program is relatively new and you don’t have many months of data.Look at specific pieces of content, and identify the ones that are creating the most engagement.On a daily or weekly basis, determine whether there are specific times when your audience is more engaged, whether it’s a particular day of the week, or a time of day.This allows you to see trends in active users – how many of your fans visit monthly, weekly, or daily and what they’re doing when they visit.It also allows you to see trends in interactions – how often and when are you creating buzz in your user community, how many comments and likes do you get on average, what content has generated the most feedback, etc.You’ll begin to see clear spikes in interactions where your content was really successful.Compare those spikes in interactions to the piece of content you posted that generated that feedback, and use that information to inform future posts.Think about your active base, how much real engagement you’re getting as opposed to just getting in front of your audience. In the case of Facebook, a high number of page views compared to a low number of actual interactions means that you have a small active base and room for improvement.You’ll develop a sense of the interactions your audience is making with you, and you can begin to answer the question of how and why. This is a valuable addition to where and how much.Step Three: Find your most engaging content and hone inUsing this information, you’ll be able to clearly identify what engagement levels your content is eliciting. For instance, certain kinds of posts may get more feedback, while other kinds of posts garner little to no attention at all. Is it the title? Is it the type of post? Was the content posted at a certain time of the day or week?By honing in on the content that people really respond to, and reducing or eliminating the efforts that aren’t working, you can begin to refine and replicate the types of content that most engages people, that people find the most valuable.Step Four: Put it in perspectiveIt’s also important to remember that engagement can be a very broad term. You want to make sure you’re looking at it not just by itself, but also in terms of your total audience. If your level of engagement is high in a very small part of your overall community, you need to consider whether that’s moving towards your goals.How many overall followers do you have in a given network, and of those, what percentage are actively responding to you, interacting with your page and sharing your content? The higher the percentage, the higher your engagement.By putting these steps together, you’ll be able to better understand how effective your content is at creating an engaged and interactive audience, and how well it’s helping you achieve your business goals.For more information on Measurement, check the Awareness whitepaper, The Top 9 Social Media Metrics Marketers Need to Know, or our latest e-book, The Social Funnel: Driving Business Value with Social Marketing. Photo by digital_a A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Editor’s note: We offer our long-term sponsors the opportunity to write posts and tell their story. These posts are clearly marked as written by sponsors, but we also want them to be useful and interesting to our readers. We hope you like the posts and we encourage you to support our sponsors by trying out their products.Beginning a new social media program or demonstrating to senior management its value can be a challenge. While social media is becoming established in marketing, many still struggle to prove its value to the bottom line.Perhaps one of the most important of all metrics, engagement with users is likely one of the main reasons your social media program was started. Measuring where, how and why it’s happening and increasing its effectiveness and frequency across channels is vital to program success.The Awareness Social Marketing Hub is the leading social media marketing software for marketers to publish, manage, measure and engage across all their social channels. The Awareness Social Marketing Hub is leveraged by companies of all sizes including Sony, MLB, American Cancer Society, and Starwood Hotels. Request a demo here. 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South Africa recall big guns for New Zealand one-dayers

first_imgDale Steyn and AB de Villiers have been recalled to South Africa’s one-day international side for the visit of New Zealand later this month, but young wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock has been axed after a poor run of form in Bangladesh.New Zealand will play three ODI matches against the Proteas between Aug. 19-26, after the sides face off in two Twenty20 internationals. Steyn and fellow seamer Vernon Philander return to one-day duty after missing the series in Bangladesh.De Villiers will be back from paternity leave to skipper the side but the Proteas will be without all-rounder JP Duminy and fast bowler Morne Morkel for the 50-over series as they both await the births of their first children.Also read: I never thought I’d take 400 Test wickets, says Dale Steyn De Kock, who has already lost his test place to Dane Vilas, will be sent on South Africa’s ‘A’ tour of India to regain his batting form after repeated failures at the top of the order.He has been replaced by 36-year-old Morne van Wyk, who played his last ODI in 2011 but did feature for the Twenty20 side against West Indies in January. Also read: Loss of James Anderson big plus for Australia, says Ryan Harris “Quinton de Kock remains an outstanding talent but we feel that the South Africa ‘A’ tour of India presents the best opportunity at this stage of his career for him to rediscover his form,” Cricket South Africa selection convener Linda Zondi said in a press release on Tuesday. Spinner Imran Tahir will play the 50-over matches but not the Twenty20 contests, where a further opportunity is being given to Eddie Leie, who had a promising debut against Bangladesh.advertisementThe first Twenty20 will be played in Durban on Aug. 14, with the second two days later in Pretoria.ODI squad: Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, AB de Villiers (captain), Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Aaron Phangiso, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn, Morne van Wyk, David WieseTwenty20 squad: Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis (captain), JP Duminy, Eddie Leie, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Aaron Phangiso,last_img read more

Video: A Duke Fan Hit An Awesome OT Buzzer Beater At Coach K’s Fantasy Camp

first_imgA Duke fan pulls up from three and nails a buzzer beater at Coach K camp.Duke Fantasy Camp Buzzer BeaterDreams came true today for one Duke fan attending Mike Krzyzewski’s fantasy camp, K Academy, in Durham, North Carolina. K Academy, which hosts some die-hard fans at Cameron Indoor Stadium every year, allows Blue Devils’ faithful to experience what it’s like to be part of one of college basketball’s best programs. Today, an epic buzzer-beater was hit in OT in one of the games. That man will be talking about that shot for the rest of his life.last_img read more