NEW DELHI (AP):Opener Jason Roy smashed a quick-fire 78 as England beat New Zealand by seven wickets yesterday to reach the final of the World Twenty20 in convincing style.Roy clobbered 11 fours and two sixes off 44 balls during his maiden T20 half-century, as England scored 159-3 in 17.1 overs after Ben Stokes (3-26) helped restrict New Zealand to 153-8.England, the champions in 2010, will face the winner of the other semi-final between India and the West Indies in Mumbai today.Roy, who had scored 42 against Sri Lanka and 43 against South Africa in earlier matches of the tournament, took the game away from a team that had won all their previous four games by defending totals.He set the tempo by smashing four fours off the opening over from left-arm pace bowler Corey Anderson and went on to exhibit some fine shots in front and square of the wicket.Roy lofted and pulled fluently to add 82 in only 8.1 overs for the opening stand with Alex Hales (20) and continued in the same vein as England reached 100-1 in only 10.2 overs.Roy was bowled by leg-spinner Ish Sodhi with England needing 44 off 48 deliveries.SEALING THE WINSodhi also trapped Eoin Morgan leg-before wicket off the next delivery, but Jos Buttler (32 not out) and Joe Root (27 not out) saw the team through with Buttler sealing the win with a six off spinner Mitchell Santner.”It was a chance to get off to a great start on a decent wicket,” Roy said. “I gave it a crack and it came off. I got a few boundaries early and kept going from there.”Earlier, England’s bowlers took charge after the mid overs and strangled New Zealand in the death overs.Put in to bat, New Zealand had kept a steady pace of runs with Colin Munro smashing three consecutive fours off Liam Plunkett to take the score to the 50-run mark in 5.4 overs while the 100 was reached in 12.2 overs.Munro boosted the score in the mid overs, adding 74 for the second wicket with captain Kane Williamson, who struck a 28-ball 32.New Zealand lost seven wickets for 62 runs following that partnership, the last 10 overs of the innings yielding only 64 runs in the face of some tight bowling from both the pace bowlers and the spinners.”I knew we were probably a touch short,” Williamson said. “The 180-mark was realistic and it would have been a closer game. We were beaten by a far better team. We weren’t able to stem the flow of runs – it was a fantastic knock by Jason Roy.”
Onduparaka can only finish as high as 5th. (File Photos)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueOnduparaka FC vs Express FCGreen Light Stadium, AruaSaturday, 04-05-2019 @4pmARUA – This has been a disappointing season for Onduparaka.After a stellar 2017/18 season in which they finished 4th, Onduparaka hoped to improve this campaign but have fallen short somehow.With only one game to play, the Arua based cannot finish any better than 5th, the position they sit in before a kick of the ball on Saturday.With a victory against Express putting them on 47 points, they will have also failed to match or better last season’s tally of 48.Not that the situation calls for alarm bells to be sound, no. But who wouldn’t want to witness some sort of improvement? For the Onduparaka faithful, they will have to go back and look at where they fell short and hope their side improves.Against Express, they take on a side that has almost all their focus elsewhere. The Red Eagles are in the semifinals of the Uganda Cup and take on Bright Stars in the second leg earlier next week.Express have a Uganda Cup semifinal second leg next week. (file photo)With a first major trophy since 2012 only two games away, Express can be forgiven for not taking Saturday’s game seriously.“Our focus is on the Cup mainly but due to formalities, we know we have to play Onduparaka, says Express Coach George Ssemwogerere.“We will try to use the Onduparaka game as part of the preparations for the second leg against Bright Stars next week.“We go into Arua eyeing to win so as we boost our confidence before Bright Stars comes to Wankulukuku.Express are expected to make wholesale changes to the team as they hand vital rest to some of their key players who are expected to be the focal point next week. However, they will be without the injured Arthur Kiggundu who suffered a nasty injury in the 1-1 draw with Bright Stars last Sunday.Match FactsThis will be the 6th meeting between the two sides since Onduparaka were promoted to the top tier in 2016.Express has never triumphed over Onduparaka in the first 5 meetings (D2 L3).In the reverse fixture last season, the two sides drew 0-0.When they met in the first game this campaign, Onduparaka defeated Express 2-0 at Wankulukuku.Going into the game, Onduparaka are on a three-match unbeaten run, winning two and drawing one.At home, Onduparaka have lost only one of their last 12 games this season (W6 D5).For Express, they head into the game having lost only once in their last 5 league outings (W3 D1).However, away from home, the Red Eagles have lost all of their last three League games conceding 6 goals whilst scoring only once.Match Officials-Center Referee: Paul Omara–Assistant Referee 1: Dick Okello–Assistant Referee 2: Tonny Agir–Fourth Official: Deogracious Opio–Referee Assessor: David Davis KatabiraOther match-day 30 games–Mbarara City Vs Police – Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara–KCCA Vs Maroons – Star Times Stadium, Lugogo–Vipers Vs BUL – St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende–Kirinya-Jinja S.S Vs Ndejje University – Mighty Arena, Jinja–Tooro United Vs URA – Kavumba Recreational Stadium–Bright Stars Vs Paidha Black Angels – Champions Stadium, Mwererwe–SC Villa Vs Nyamitybora – Mandela National Stadium, NambooleComments Tags: Express FCFUFA Uganda Cup 2018/19George Ssemwogerereonduparaka fcStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetop
A man who was caught driving while disqualified is due to appear in court after being stopped by Gardaí.The recent incident occurred in the Letterkenny area, where gardaí with the Road Policing Unit stopped a motorist and asked for their licence.However, the driver produced a fake licence under a different name. And it emerged that they had been disqualified after receiving 12 penalty points. Gardaí seized the car and a court appearance is to follow for the driver.Gardaí took to Facebook to share details of the case. A spokesperson said: “Everyone deserves a second chance? Not when it comes to road safety and if you make the decision to drive whilst disqualified then you really are taking a chance because our Road Policing Units are out there tirelessly trying to ensure that our roads are safe!”Disqualified driver caught using fake licence was last modified: November 27th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The clock is winding down for dairy farmers to sign up for the 2016 Dairy Margin Protection Program. Instituted as part of the 2014 Farm Bill, the Dairy Margin Protection Program replaced the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program and the $9.90 minimum Class III support price programs for US dairy farmers.The sign-up period for 2016 participation opened July 1 and is scheduled to run through September 30, 2015. With this “regularly scheduled” sign-up period, farmers now have to make their decisions a full quarter before the coverage period of January 1 through December 31, 2016. The 2014/2015 sign-up was uniquely late (September 2nd through December 19th) due to the time needed to establish rules for the program following the 2014 Farm Bill’s passage, and deadline extensions.The advantage of that later sign-up was that we had a better feel for what 2015 might look like than we will have for 2016 when the coverage decisions have to be locked in by September 30th. The bottom line is that none of us can predict what milk prices will be three to 15 months away. The futures and options markets predict what milk prices might be based on today’s known facts and somebody’s guesses about the future.During the 2016 sign-up period, farms that enrolled in the program for 2015 have 3 questions to answer:Do I want to purchase, or “buy up” coverage above the default $4.00 per cwt. catastrophic coverage level?If the answer to #1 is “yes”, then what level of coverage between $4.50 and $8.00 (in 50-cent increments) do you want to purchase?What percentage of your base production between 25% and 90% (in 5% increments) do you want to cover at that coverage level?Farms that participated in 2015 committed themselves to the program through 2018. Participating farms that do not go to their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office and select a coverage level for 2016 will default to the “catastrophic” coverage level of $4 per cwt. on 90% of their production history (no matter what they selected for 2015). They will be charged the $100 per farm administrative fee. If you want to buy-up coverage for 2016, make an appointment with your county FSA office before September 30, 2015.An important change from the 2014/2015 sign up is that premiums for the first 4 million pounds of covered milk will be charged at the full rate. There was a 25% reduction in these premiums for $4.50 through $7.50 coverage levels in place for the first sign-up period.If you enrolled in the program in 2015, your 2015 production history (PH) was calculated using your farm’s highest annual production from 2011, 2012, or 2013. The highest year’s production was then increased by 0.87% to establish the 2015 PH. Your 2015 production history will automatically be increased this year by a recently-announced 2.61% to calculate your 2016 PH.Farmers that chose not to participate in 2015, but would like to participate in 2016 should work with their FSA office to establish their PH and make their coverage selections. Their PH will still also start with the highest annual production for 2011, 2012, or 2013, but will not include the 0.87% increase received by farms that enrolled in 2015. It will include the 2.61% bump for 2016.Want to brush up on the MPP Program before you make these decisions? A couple options:Contact your Extension and FSA office for resources or to talk through the program.Basic and an advanced MPP decision tools are available at http://dairymarkets.org. Use these to plug in your farm’s production history to look at projected premium costs and possible coverage if the markets for feed and milk perform as projected. (They won’t, as they are impacted by national and international factors that will change constantly over the coverage period. Use the historic options to see how the MPP would have performed if in place and compare that to your farm’s ability to handle catastrophic price issues.)Also visit http://dairymarkets.org for an extensive library of fact sheets and videos covering participation in MPP.If you are considering buying up coverage, invest an hour or two using the Decision Tool at the http://dairymarkets.org site. Using this tool, you can quickly see what your total premium costs would be for different levels of coverage on varying percentages of your production history.
RELATED ARTICLESA Ventless Gas Fireplace Doesn’t Belong in Your HomeAvoid Unvented Gas HeatersMartin’s Useless Products ListThe Hazards of Cooking With GasGas vs. Electric for Heating, Cooking, and Hot WaterAll About Furnaces and Duct Systems One of the primary benefits of a ventless gas fireplace is that you don’t lose any heat up the flue. That’s because there isn’t a flue, of course. (The potential problems with indoor air quality, however, outweigh any benefits, so don’t run out and buy one just yet. Or ever.) That ought to make it a winner for heating efficiency in comparison to any vented heating appliance, such as furnace or boiler. Even the highest efficiency condensing furnaces still lose some heat in the exhaust gases that go up the flue.So does that mean ventless fireplaces are more efficient than condensing furnaces?Heating efficiency numbersLet’s take a look at the efficiency values for these two heating appliances. Before we get to them, though, let’s talk about the standard furnace: the 80 AFUE induced draft furnace. AFUE stands for annual fuel utilization efficiency, and it is the percent efficiency averaged over a year. We see a lot of that type of furnace here in the Southeast. When the gas gets burned in one of these furnaces, 80% of the energy in the gas gets transferred to the air moving through the furnace, which then goes into the conditioned space, while 20% of the heat goes up the flue. A high-efficiency condensing furnace does much better. They start at about 92%, although most condensing furnaces are in the 95%+ range. We did a quick search on the AHRI Directory this morning and found the highest efficiency model at 97.7%.When you look for the efficiency of unvented gas log fireplaces, you see claims for 99% to 99.9%. (For purposes of this article, let’s just say it’s 99.9%.) That number is so high because, as I said at the beginning, none of the heat is escaping up the flue.Percentage of what?Based on those numbers, it looks like the unvented gas fireplace (also euphemistically calles ventless or vent-free) is the winner. Not many people would dispute that 99 is a bigger number than 97.7. But there’s a hidden problem here. We’re trying to compare apples to oranges when we compare 99% to 97.7%.Here’s why. Both the unvented gas fireplace and the condensing furnace have a combustion efficiency of nearly 100%. That means pretty much every one of the methane molecules combines with two molecules of oxygen, producing one molecule of carbon dioxide and two molecules of water vapor and some heat.The unvented gas fireplace keeps all of that heat in the house, which is how they claim 99.9% efficiency. The only loss is from the little bit of incomplete combustion that happens. But there’s something missing here.In that combustion reaction, there are three products: carbon dioxide, water vapor, and heat. What’s lacking in the efficiency rating for the unvented gas appliance is the latent heat of the water vapor. And that’s where the name of the condensing furnace comes in. That water vapor has a lot of energy in it. When it condenses, it gives up heat. In a condensing furnace, there’s a secondary heat exchanger whose purpose is to condense that water vapor and capture that heat.So, let’s introduce a couple of new terms here. When we talk about natural gas as a heating fuel, it has two different heating values. The Lower Heating Value is the amount of heat you get from the combustion and from bringing all the combustion products back to the original temperature without condensing the water vapor. That’s what’s being used in the 99.9% efficiency rating for unvented gas fireplaces.The Higher Heating Value is the the heat given off during combustion and bringing the combustion products back to the original temperature plus the heat that comes from condensing the water vapor. And that’s what the efficiency of condensing (and standard 80 AFUE) furnaces is based on. (The Wikipedia page on heat of combustion has a good explanation of lower and higher heating value.)How much does of a difference does this make? If the unvented gas fireplace manufacturers reported efficiency relative to the Higher Heating Value, they would come in at about 91%. So a condensing furnace at 95-98% efficiency would get you get 4-7% more heat from the same amount of fuel than an unvented gas fireplace.Don’t skip the commentsI’m a very lucky blogger. I find interesting things to write about in the world of building science and have attracted some very smart readers. Some of them post comments that add a lot to the discussion at hand or raise new topics to discuss. That’s the case here.When I wrote about the first law of thermodynamics in November 2017, Roy C posed a little quiz for us in the comment section. I thought I knew the answer, but turned out to be wrong. I, like many others, had assumed that a 99.9% efficient unvented gas fireplace would be more efficient than a 95% condensing furnace. But Roy C is a smart guy with a heck of a lot of engineering experience and knowledge.So, when you read articles here, don’t skip the comments. Not only could you learn something new, but you might also get a preview of a future article. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, building science consultant, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, often called the world’s best analyst on Apple, had earlier hinted at the dual-camera setup for this year’s iPhone 7 Plus. But now he sounds very sure about it. In a latest report he says that the iPhone 7 Plus, which will have 5.5-inch screen, will come with a two rear cameras.”In a previous report, we said the new 5.5-inch iPhone model (referred to as iPhone 7 Plus), to be launched in 2H16, may come in two versions: one with rear single-camera and the other with rear dual-camera. However, we now believe Apple will only roll out the dual-camera version in 2H16, with 3GB RAM to meet image processing requirements, and we estimate shipments of this model in 2016F of 20-30 million units,” he wrote in a report.Additionally, MacRumours has shared an image that purportedly shows the dual cameras on the iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 7, which will have the regular 4.8-inch screen, will sport the regular camera. For now, we are not sure how Apple will use the dual-camera setup on the iPhone. Different companies seem to be using it for different purposes. In the past, we have seen some smartphones using dual camera setup to capture more data related to depth of field so that re-focusing is supported while editing the photo.But there is also the LG 5, which uses its dual-camera setup in a very different way. On the G5, one regular camera captures the regular images while the other camera has a wide-angle lens that helps a user capture more striking landscape images.advertisementAlso read: New image leaks hint iPhone 7 could be boringKuo has also hinted that the iPhone 7 Plus will have some form of optical zoom built into the lens, which will surely the iPhone 7 Plus unique.The Kuo’s note came after another report that showed the leaked schematics of the upcoming iPhones. The CAD diagrams show that the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus will have size very similar to the iPhone 6S and the 6S Plus. They also hint that the rubber bands on the back of the devices would be inconspicuous. The diagrams also hint that the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus will not have the 3.5mm jack. Instead, the iPhone 7 Plus will use the smart connector first seen on the iPad Pro while the regular iPhone, the iPhone 7, will have the lightning connector. Both connectors will possibly support the new kind of audio jack that Apple may introduce. While the CAD diagrams show designs similar to what have been have been leaked earlier, they differ in one aspect. The diagrams show that the camera bump will be visible on both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, similar to how it is on the current iPhones but there will not be any metal ring around them. The images leaked earlier had shown the camera module sitting flush with the back cover.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Monaco sudden new favourites to land Chelsea midfielder Cescby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAS Monaco are sudden new favourites to land Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas.L’Equipe says the 31-year-old will sign on the dotted line for the Ligue 1 outfit.It would see the Spanish midfielder renew acquaintance with Thierry Henry, the pair having played together at Arsenal.Henry took his first managerial job at the Principality side in October on a three-year contract.Fabregas is yet to start a Premier League game almost halfway through the season.
Southampton boss Hasenhuttl eyeing Everton winger Lookmanby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is eyeing Everton winger Ademola Lookman.The pair worked together last season at RB Leipzig, where Lookman spent time on-loan.Now Hasenhuttl is ready for a reunion with the England U21 international, who is pushing for regular first team football.Lookman said just this week, “Football is football. I love playing football and I am glad to do that every single day. It is not a case of me being sad. I am just happy to play football”People said at the time I was crazy to go to Germany but I saw it as another experience and another learning curve for me. I’m glad I did go.”I learnt about being more of a goal threat and showing what I can do. Showing my worth to the team – that is the next step for me.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
The Ogala Sioux and the governor of South Dakota are in a stand-off over legislation aimed at stopping the kind of clashes seen during the Dakota Access pipeline protests during construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. APTN FileThe Canadian PressThe Oglala Sioux and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem are each waiting for the other side to make a move to resolve a disagreement over anti-protest legislation that led to the tribe banning the governor from one of the largest reservations in the country.The legislation aims to prevent costly and disruptive protests against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline similar to those that plagued construction of the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota.The Tribal Council on May 1 voted 17-0 to tell Noem she’s no longer welcome on the Pine Ridge Reservation, and President Julian Bear Runner informed her by letter the following day “that you are not welcome to visit our homelands.”“I’m going to respect tribal sovereignty. I’m not going to go where I’m not welcomed,” Noem told reporters Tuesday.Noem said she wants to resolve the situation quickly and that she’s having “ongoing discussions” with council members who reached out to her.But she hadn’t yet spoken with Bear Runner, who she said would be welcome to visit her any time.“I’m hoping that the president will change his mind and be willing to work with me to help face some of the challenges that the tribe has dealing with economic development, the meth epidemic, some of the resources that they’ve asked me for,” she said.Bear Runner’s spokesman Chase Iron Eyes said the president would be willing to meet with Noem, though “who will make the first move, that remains to be seen.”The two bills that Noem and GOP leaders pushed through toward the end of the legislative session in March allow officials to pursue money from demonstrators who engage in “riot boosting” or encouraging violence during a protest.Activists and American Indian tribes have been planning on-the-ground protests against the Keystone XL pipeline if it’s built, similar to Dakota Access pipeline demonstrations in North Dakota in 2016 and 2017 that resulted in 761 arrests over six months and cost the state $38 million to police.“I gave my team the direction to build a plan that would protect our counties and local governments from expenses that come with pipeline construction and to protect our people from the costs and dangers that accompany violent riots,” Noem said of the legislation.The American Civil Liberties Union and tribes contend the anti-riot law stifles free speech, and the ACLU is suing Noem, Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and a county sheriff in federal court on behalf of activists.The Oglala Sioux is not a plaintiff but it opposes the pipeline that TC Energy wants to build to move Canadian crude through Montana and South Dakota to Nebraska, where it would connect with lines to Gulf Coast refineries.The $8 billion project has the backing of President Donald Trump but is being fought by opponents in the courts.Iron Eyes said Oglala Sioux members believe the pipeline threatens the environment.“They want a better way,” he said. “They don’t want a government that isn’t thinking intelligently about impending ecological and existential crises.”Noem said she has talked to people on the reservation who want to continue working with the state.“What I hear from community members and other local leaders is very different than the agenda that the president has put out there,” she said.Iron Eyes disputed that.“We are obviously taking issue with the idea that the elected leadership of the Oglala people don’t reflect the will of the Oglala people,” he said.Bear Runner’s letter told Noem that if she ignores the tribal edict “we will have no choice but to banish you” from the reservation, which is roughly the size of Delaware and Rhode Island combined. Banishment is a formal tribal process in which a person can be barred permanently from the reservation after being given due process. Violations can result in fines or even jail time, but Iron Eyes said the tribe’s goal is to show its unhappiness with Noem, not banish her.“Talks have not been cut off with the governor,” he said. “She is more than welcome to contact anyone.”[email protected]@aptnnews