South Africa crush England inside 4 days

first_img(REUTERS) – SOUTH Africa swept to a 107-run victory over England on the fourth day of the first test at Centurion Park on Sunday after taking seven wickets in the second session to go ahead in the four-match series.England, needing an improbable 376 to win, were bowled out for 268 just before tea as their bottom order offered scant resistance to a barrage of pace once South Africa had taken the second new ball.Kagiso Rabada proved the destroyer-in-chief with 4-103, assisted by Anrich Nortje who took three wickets for 56 runs.“Our bowling unit was very effective and it is a massive confidence booster for our team,” said South Africa captain Faf du Plessis after arresting a run of five successive test defeats.“We played with great skills over the last two days with contributions from everyone.”England had been hoping for heroics in a delicately poised contest as they started the day on 121-1 and still looked capable of a dramatic win despite losing two wickets by lunch.But the turning point proved the key wickets of both England captain Joe Root and potential match-winner Ben Stokes.Kagiso Rabada struck with the new ball © Associated PressStokes, who had led England’s highest ever successful run chase when they scored 362-9 at Headingley to beat Australia earlier this year, was bowled by spinner Keshav Maharaj for 14 just as he and Root were increasing the run rate after England had gone to lunch on 171-3.The second new ball then accounted for Jonny Bairstow, who hit a boundary off Rabada before edging the second delivery of the 81st over to gully, where Zubayr Hamza took a sharp catch.Root battled his way to 48 before being caught behind, effectively ending England’s hopes.“We turned up today with a real belief that we could win but unfortunately we weren’t able to do it,” he said.He was undone by a fuller delivery from Nortje, playing a poor shot outside off stump and getting a nick through to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock.The last four wickets followed quickly thereafter as the tail was swept away by Rabada and Nortje.Rory Burns (84) and Joe Denly (31) were dismissed before lunch to tip the contest in the home team’s favour.The teams now move onto Cape Town for the second test at Newlands from Jan. 3-7.ScoreboardSouth Africa 1st innings 284 all out………………………………………………………..England 1st innings 181 all out………………………………………………………..South Africa 2nd innings 272 all out…………………………………………………………..England 2nd inningsRory Burns c Kagiso Rabada b Anrich Nortje 84Dominic Sibley c&b Keshav Maharaj 29Joe Denly lbw Dwaine Pretorius 31Joe Root c Quinton de Kock b Anrich Nortje 48Ben Stokes b Keshav Maharaj 14Jonny Bairstow c Zubayr Hamza b Kagiso Rabada 9Jos Buttler c Dwaine Pretorius b Kagiso Rabada 22Sam Curran c Quinton de Kock b Kagiso Rabada 9Jofra Archer c Rassie van der Dussen b Anrich Nortje 4Stuart Broad b Kagiso Rabada 6Extras 8b 3lb 0nb 0pen 1w 12Total (93.0 overs) 268 all outFall of Wickets : 1-92 Sibley, 2-139 Burns, 3-158 Denly, 4-204 Stokes, 5-222 Bairstow, 6-232 Root, 7-251 Curran, 8-256 Archer, 9-262 Buttler, 10-268 BroadDid Not Bat : AndersonBowling Ov Md Rn Wk Econ ExKagiso Rabada 24 3 103 4 4.29Vernon Philander 20 8 35 0 1.75Anrich Nortje 17 4 56 3 3.29 1wDwaine Pretorius 16 6 26 1 1.62Keshav Maharaj 16 3 37 2 2.31last_img read more

Donation funds solar panels to power Wrigley Institute

first_imgDue to a donation made to USC’s Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies on Catalina Island, the University has procured its first significant source of renewable energy.The 88-panel photovoltaic system will generate an estimated 20 to 30 percent of energy needed to power the Wrigley Institute, a research and educational facility for marine and environmental science.Panels will generate power to support the cafeteria, the dormitory building and an electric vehicle charging station. Under full daylight, this amounts to 23.7 kW of power.According to Jerome Jontry of USC’s Capital Construction, the system has a mechanism that will send energy produced past the building’s demands back into the Catalina Island power grid. Jontry, who is leading the installation, also said it will include an interactive component to enhance visitors’ engagement with the array.This donation is the product of an arrangement between the University and Helix Electric. Rob Woolley, who led Dornsife’s efforts on the project, said the partnership is an example of coming together to bring sustainability goals to life. Prompted by a shared vision, Helix Electric donated the solar modules, inverter and racking system, while the Wrigley Institute and the Dornsife School of Letters, Arts and Sciences covered installation and other costs.With this system, the institute can put into practice solutions for the very issues it addresses.“The addition will allow us to model sustainable technologies to the several thousand researchers, students and guests that visit our campus each year,” said Jessica Dutton, a research associate at the Wrigley Institute, in an email to the Daily Trojan. “Catalina Island exemplifies many of the environmental challenges we face everywhere, only in a much more resource-limited setting. Conservation and the smart use of resources such as energy and water is key.”Installation of the panels also represents the University’s first step in embracing renewable energy.“I think it’s a symbol that our university is actually willing to understand that it’s a big contributor to climate change and accepting that in can be a leader not in just the education of environmental matters, but also in some of the operations,” said Ethan Bialick, a senior majoring in business administration.Bialick is the founder of the USC Go Solar campaign, a group that does research and advocacy on solar power with the intent of introducing it on campus. Bialick’s goal is to initiate such an installation on the roof of the Galen Center.“It’s the biggest rooftop at USC. It would generate a ton of energy,” Bialick said.In the meantime, installation at the Wrigley Institute has begun, and the system is expected to be operational by January 2016.last_img read more

Trojans hope for turnaround in state of Oregon

first_imgThe last time USC won a football game in the state of Oregon was in 2005.The Trojan signal-caller then was Matt Leinart, and the feared USC rushing attack was spearheaded by tandem of LenDale White and Reggie Bush. Oregon had just implemented the spread offense and was using it successfully, quarterbacked by Kellen Clemens.All systems go · Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, a threat running as much as he is passing, leads the high-powered Ducks spread offense. – Photo courtesy of Jack Hunter/Oregon Daily EmeraldAnd now, four years and a devastating 33-31 loss later, the Trojans and Ducks will meet again in Eugene, Ore. on Saturday.And it seems both sides are still presenting the same problems to each other.USC still boasts two key running backs — the self-described combination of thunder and lightning, redshirt junior Allen Bradford and junior Joe McKnight. The receivers are there, with juniors Damian Williams and Ronald Johnson slated to start.“They’re really good,” Oregon coach Chip Kelly said in his Tuesday press conference. “They’ve got athletes at every position, they have a stable of running backs, they’ve got two outstanding receivers.”And the Trojans’ offensive scheme is the same — albeit not as loose with true freshman Matt Barkley now at the helm of USC coach Pete Carroll’s team instead of the redshirt senior Leinart.“Pete does a great job of putting those guys in position to make plays,” Kelly said. “It’s a tough scheme to prepare for defensively in terms of what they run because it’s kind of unique.”Of course, the USC offensive attack will not be at full force. Redshirt junior fullback Stanley Havili is expected to miss his second consecutive game with a dislocated shoulder and redshirt junior receiver David Ausberry is all but ruled out with a strained left calf.McKnight, senior tight end Anthony McCoy and receivers Williams and redshirt freshman Brice Butler all sat out of practice at times this week. McKnight, Williams, and Butler have all been cleared, while McCoy appears to be a game-time decision.Oregon is also missing its own key skill position player in running back LeGarrette Blount, who was suspended for the rest of the season after the now-infamous punch he planted on Boise State’s Byron Hout after the Ducks’ season-opening loss to the Broncos.But after the disappointing opener and a close win over Purdue in week two, the Ducks have rebounded, beating consecutive top-20 teams by a combined score of 73-27 and putting together a six-game winning streak.Junior quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, who completed 18-of-29 passes for 156 yards in Oregon’s 44-10 loss to the Trojans last year, started last week against Washington and ran for two touchdowns while passing for 157 yards. He’s of the same model — a dual-threat at quarterback — as Ohio State’s Terrelle Pryor, who many thought would give USC fits earlier this year.But the Trojans shut down Pryor and they say it could help them when Masoli takes off running Saturday.“I think that they are similar in their effect they have on the game is very similar,” Carroll said. “They both run tough and they are hard to tackle.”With Blount’s untimely suspension came the timely response of sophomore running back LaMichael James. Since the second game of the season, James has put up the second-most rushing numbers of any back in the Pac-10, behind only Stanford’s Toby Gerhart.James carried the ball 15 times for 154 yards and two touchdowns in the 43-19 win over Washington last week.“They have presented a tremendous amount of problems for us with their offense,” Carroll said. “It’s such a varied attack with such a good-looking running quarterback with a great style about him. And LaMichael James is really on fire right now, so it’s a very tough attack for us to deal with.”Saturday’s contest will represent USC’s third road date of the season with a top-25 foe. The first two, Ohio State and Notre Dame, ended as close victories.The atmosphere at Autzen Stadium will be electric, and as if raucous Oregon fans need any more reason to celebrate, the game will fall on Halloween night.“We love these opportunities and these situations,” Carroll said. “I think we take them on with a real good attitude that gives you a chance to perform well. We love being in these settings.”last_img read more

Liverpool Caps Sensational Comeback to Dump out Dortmund

first_imgThe damage was contained there until half-time, however, and Divock Origi got the hosts back into it just after the break with a low shot underneath Roman Weidenfeller – but Dortmund restored their two-goal cushion when an incredible Mats Hummels pass found Reus to score.Liverpool suddenly needed to find three more but, midway through the half, Philippe Coutinho completed a fine run by firing into the bottom corner from outside the box and Anfield erupted when Mamadou Sakho got the final touch on a corner with just over 10 minutes to go.Just when it looked like that would not be enough, Dejan Lovren headed home in injury time to send the home fans – and Klopp – into raptures.Liverpool will be in today’s draw for the last four of the Europa League. Klopp’s team is to return to Premier League action when they play at Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Liverpool completed a sensational comeback to dump Borussia Dortmund out of the Europa League 4-3, having been three goals down midway through the second half.Although Jurgen Klopp’s side came into the match with the advantage of having scored in the 1-1 from the first leg in Germany, Dortmund wiped it out almost instantaneously when Henrikh Mkhitaryan rifled home in the fifth minute, picking up the rebound from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s effort.Aubameyang got in on the action less than five minutes later, conjuring a blistering finish after being released down the right flank by Marco Reus, and Liverpool were in shock.last_img read more

Magnus Carlsen finds the champion toughness that could prolong his peak, define his 30s

first_imgDespite appearing vulnerable at times over the past two weeks in the Magnus Carlsen Invitational tournament he hosted to add to the competitive chess slate amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Norwegian won his championship matchup against Hikaru Nakamura on Sunday. He defeated five of the six top-20 players he faced in the competition. His lone loss came at the end of the round-robin stage with his advancement to the semifinals already secured.Carlsen’s performance in the tournament — in particular his stunning come-from-behind semifinals win over Ding Liren —  exemplified the traits he will need to demonstrate consistently in order to prolong his chess peak. He might not be untouchable for much longer, but if he respond to blows with champion-level composure and toughness, he could continue to beat back challengers to his perch for the foreseeable future.”It’s becoming harder to be relevant,” Carlsen in an interview with Sporting News after getting past Ding on Saturday. “At some point, I’m gonna be surpassed. There is no question about that. I’m just trying to delay it as much as I can.”MORE: The global power of chess during pandemic timesCarlsen entered the Invitational having just been bested by 16-year-old Alireza Firouzja, an emerging long-term threat, in the Banter Blitz Cup final.  There are two stages legendary teams and players experience in sports: The span of championship success in which opponents are obliterated with ease, followed by the desperate fight to stay on top for as long as possible.Magnus Carlsen, the world champion since 2013, senses his switch between phases will come at some point in the next decade. He turns 30 in November. He believes the game’s youngsters have him beat in mental quickness. For now, his experience keeps him a step ahead of the field. Tied with Ding in the semifinals, he appeared on the brink of defeat and back-to-back tournament disappointments until a late blunder by his opponent gave him an opening to storm back. When he clinched victory, he pumped his fists and grinned. He said he felt extra satisfaction from successfully overcoming the type of pressure he doesn’t receive often.It’s territory he’ll probably become accustomed to soon.”I’m not ancient yet, I should still be in my prime,” Carlsen said. “But I do feel that some of the youngsters are a bit quicker than I am. It does bother you. It sort of reminds me that I’m very, very human. I don’t like that.”last_img read more

Olympia Area Coat Drive Collecting Through November 20

first_imgFacebook5Tweet0Pin0 Tis the Season to give back, Olympia. Help us spread the word and drop by one of our 5 locations to donate. Old Navy, Cinderella’s Closet, Sound City Coffee, Hands On Children’s Museum and GAP are collecting New and gently used coats in benefit of Big Brothers Big Sisters Olympia. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 5 through 18, in communities across the country. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ volunteers develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.This event will run through November 13th thru November 20th. This short span of time for such a big cause.Donation stations will be set up at the following places:Olympia Old Navy and GAP625 Black Lake Boulevard Southwest, Olympia, WACinderella’s Closet719 Sleater Kinney Road Southeast, Lacey, WASound City Coffee125 Tumwater Boulevard Southwest, Tumwater, WAHands On Children’s Museum414 Jefferson Street NE, Olympia, WAlast_img read more

Hard work by NDBA executive pays off in new Lions Park diamond

first_imgAll Terrain Landscaping came in with a great plan for the upgrade and the local Lions Club were on also board with the improvements. NBA meet with the city staff and eventually the city council to talk about the upgrades throughout 2011 on how the improved diamond fits with the cities recreational plan. The final go ahead was given in late November of 2011All Terrain started the project once the snow melted in mid April.Due to the wet spring and other minor delays, turf was not ready to be laid until early September.“Thanks to All Terrain Landscaping, Karen McDonald and the staff at Nelson public works and to Mayor John Dooley and Councillor Bob Adams for championing this project,” Martel said.“The field looks amazing and will be a great place for local athletes to play for many years to come.” There’s a new ball diamond in Nelson . . . which has the feel of Boston’s Fenway Park.The Nelson and District Baseball Association recently took the wrappings off the new diamond at Lions Park in Uphill.“The new diamond is ready for ready play for the 2013 season for our 11 and under baseball players in the Little League Minor and Youth Baseball Rookie and T-ball divisions which is about 85 players in 2012,” said Larry Martel of the NDBA.Martel said the new diamond has been in the planning since 1997.  Money was raised through donations from local businesses and grants from the BC gaming grants.The NDBA considered other locations in the city but those proved to be suitable or cost effective so Lions Park was put back into the mix.The Lions Park diamond was in the NDBA system for 20 years before it became unsafe and for two years sat unused by local baseball.  last_img read more

Dybala, an infected not so strange

first_img10 It may seem strange that the footballer is taking so long to recover. However, Giovanni Di Perri, head of Infectious Diseases at Amedeo di Savoia hospital in Turin, explains that it is totally normal that its total recovery takes so long, as stated Tuttosport. A series* Data updated as of April 30, 2020 “It is normal. The time range for healing varies from 8 to 37 days, with an average of 20. But there are also patients who have waited two months to test negative. Dybala, therefore, is not a strange phenomenon, it occurs more than you think. About 20% of those infected, who are fine but still positive, and sometimes we cannot discharge them from the hospital because they don’t have the conditions at home to be quarantined. “When he contracted the disease, the Argentine came to suffer respiratory difficulties, but today he has no symptoms and he trains at home normally, since his virological load seems to be very low. Dybala is in perfect condition. You just have to wait. Paulo Dybala tested positive for coronavirus for the fourth time when he underwent a new test last week. The playmaker of the Juventus He announced on March 21 that both he and his girlfriend had contracted the disease.last_img read more

Self-proclaimed ‘icon’ Adam Rippon takes final Olympic skate

first_imgAdam Rippon of the United States reacts following his performance in the men’s free figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Adam Rippon put his hands over his face and let the cheers wash over. He waved and smiled, and when the crowd kept clapping, he jumped where he stood and swung his arms to egg them on.Ever the showman, and with his trademark grace and flair, Rippon took his final skate of the Pyeongchang Olympics on Saturday. He finished 10th, a fine result for a 28-year-old who was never expected to medal against a field populated by younger, higher-flying competition.ADVERTISEMENT How does he feel about that?“Well, you know, on the spectrum from Reese Witherspoon to Elmo, I’m like excited at about, like, a Meryl Streep,” he told NBC this week. “Does that make sense?”Those around him say the buzzy one-liners aren’t an act. Fellow American skater Ashley Wagner said this week that “he’s like this 24/7. It’s exhausting.”A taste of Rippon’s best work just from Saturday:—On his plans for the rest of the Olympics: “I’m probably going to have like a stiff drink later.”—On the Olympic spotlight: “Sometimes I just get attention, and I really don’t know how it happens.”—On his legacy: “You know, I’m not like a gay icon, or America’s gay sweetheart. I’m just America’s sweetheart and I’m just an icon.”Certainly, this month has opened doors for Rippon. He wouldn’t say for sure Saturday that he’s ready to retire from competition, but at 28, he seems unlikely to keep going much longer.He’d be a hit on television — perhaps following in the footsteps of fellow American skating star Johnny Weir, now a personality on NBC who helps host figure skating and Kentucky Derby coverage. There’s no doubt that if Rippon wants, he can parlay his celebrity into some sort of public post-skating career.With what he showed in South Korea, it’d be surprising if he doesn’t want that. View comments He’s given the world a taste of himself, and even after he’s done skating, it’s going to want more.“I think I’ve shown the world that I’m a fierce competitor,” he said. “But I think I’ve shown them that I’m also a fierce human being.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The self-proclaimed “icon” didn’t need that hardware to leave his mark on these games.Or for the Olympics to leave its mark on him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“They usually say that like, after the Olympic Games, somebody’s life changes forever,” Rippon said. “A lot of times it’s the gold medalist, but I have a feeling that my life has changed forever.”Rippon has been the headline-grabbing darling of the Pyeongchang Games, a status earned in part with his near-flawless skating, but even more with his efforts off the ice. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ He and skier Gus Kenworthy are America’s only two openly gay male athletes, and they’ve flaunted their LGBT pride on social media throughout the Olympics. Kenworthy and his boyfriend were in the stands to watch Rippon on Saturday, waving an American flag with rainbow patterning in place of red and white stripes. Rippon said he plans to watch Kenworthy compete, too.Rippon’s path to Pyeongchang included a public spat with Vice President Mike Pence, whom the LGBT community considers an opponent for signing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in March 2015 as Indiana’s governor. Critics said the legislation encouraged discrimination against gay people. An amendment with protections for the LGBT community was passed a week later.Rippon criticized the White House in January for choosing Pence to lead its official delegation for the opening ceremony. When a USA Today report said Pence was hoping to sit down with Rippon, the figure skater said he had no interest in meeting with Pence until at least after the games.The “brouhaha” — Rippon’s word — mostly dissipated as he made his Olympic debut. He helped the Americans win a bronze medal in the team event, then put on a pair of clean skates in the individual competition.All the while, he charmed away during interviews with his striking ease and wit. His personality — he proudly told The Associated Press in November he’s “a little trashy, but really fun” — cemented his Olympic stardom, catching attention from stars including Reese Witherspoon and Elmo.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Black athletes in 1980s, 90s not outspoken, but not silentlast_img read more

Vasyl Lomachenko has shoulder surgery, wants fight this year

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ FILE – Vasiliy Lomachenko celebrates his Junior Lightweight bout victory over Guillermo Rigondeaux at Madison Square Garden on December 9, 2017 in New York City. Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — Three-division world champion Vasyl Lomachenko has undergone surgery to fix a torn labrum in his right shoulder.The two-time Olympic gold medalist from Ukraine hopes to return to the ring later this year, according to a statement Wednesday from his promoter.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Hayward has surgery to remove screws in leg, will be ready for next season Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs) had arthroscopic surgery at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles by orthopedic surgeon Neal ElAttrache.Lomachenko says he hurt his shoulder during the second round of his 10th-round stoppage victory over Jorge Linares in New York on May 12 to defend his WBA lightweight title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownElAttrache says Lomachenko had an “extensive” tear in his labrum along with cartilage damage, but the surgeon believes Lomachenko will make a full recovery.Lomachenko initially planned to fight again Aug. 25, but won’t make that date while recovering. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationslast_img read more