Thomas sets sights on trials ton

first_imgFormer West Indies ‘A’ batsman Shacaya Thomas will be eyeing a century when play resumes today, the second day of Jamaica Scorpions’ third four-day trial match at Sabina Park.The usually aggressive Thomas, in his best knock of the three games thus far, closed the day on 56 not out, as Paul Palmer XI, responding to a meagre 124 made by John Campbell XI, closed the day on 84 for one, 40 runs behind.Earlier, former Scorpions’ vice-captain Nikita Miller, with four for 51, led the way for Palmer XI.The sidelined West Indies left-arm spinner was supported by young pacers Gavan Brown and Chris Powell, who earlier on did most of the damage, before finishing with three for 30 and two for six, respectively.last_img

LNP Blames Officer’s Death on ‘Speeding’ Vehicle

first_imgAuthorities of the Liberia National Police (LNP) said they are investigating circumstances that led to the death of one of their officers, Opaylo Gonbgaye. The late officer Gongbaye was assigned at the Careysburg Police Detachment. He was reportedly killed by a speeding vehicle which failed to adhere to police instructions.Police spokesman Sam Collins disclosed yesterday at the Headquarters of the LNP in Monrovia that a rushing vehicle which failed to adhere to police instructions, ran into the late officer and knocked him down resulting in his death.Mr. Collins explained that the vehicle bearing license plate number BP-2498 approached the police checkpoint at high speed, crushing the traffic officer to the road which resulted to his death.He said officer Gongbaye, who was later rushed to the John F. Kennedy Medical Hospital, was pronounced dead upon arrival by medical doctors, police spokesman explained.He identified the operator of the vehicle in question as Akie Bangura, who reportedly fled the accident scene but has been arrested by police and is undergoing interrogation.Collins explained further that the LNP is also investigating another road accident involving two of its officers that resulted into serious head and leg injuries. The two officers were reportedly hit by a vehicle in Congo Town while they were on their routine patrol.He said the two officers are presently undergoing medical treatment after being transferred to the Jackson F. Doe referral Hospital in Tappita, Lower Nimba County.The officers are being identified as Patrolman Amara Kamara, who was an occupant on the motorbike sustained fractures to his leg twice with a deep wound in his head, while the operator of the bike, patrolman, T. Festus Kacorr suffered a broken leg as well as fractures.The vehicle marked PC-15743 was operated by a female identified as Gardio Twarally Hende. She too sustained minor injuries and has since been treated and discharged from United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) run hospital. She is helping police with the investigation, Collins said.Meanwhile, the LNP has warned operators of vehicles to adhere to traffic regulations to prevent traffic accidents.The adherence to traffic regulations, LNP said, will further reduce accident especially during the rainy season.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Good News for Data Geeks, Bad News for Everyone Else

first_imgklint finley 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Tags:#enterprise#Trends Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Last week we told you that enterprises are investing more into business intelligence and analytics initiatives. This week there’s more good news for professionals in this area: according to KDNuggets, salaries are rising for analytics and data mining professionals.Based on a poll with approximately 250 respondents, KDNuggets found that salaries are up from its 2010 poll in North America, Western Europe, Asia and Latin America. (There is no mention of Eastern Europe, Africa or Antarctica.)It’s a good time to be a geek, particularly one with a background in statistics, analytics and data mining. But a bad time to be almost any other type of worker.For example, The New York Times reported on software that can process legal documents at a fraction of the cost of hiring lawyers and paralegals:That’s good news for the people who develop that software. But for people in the legal profession? Not so much.Some programs go beyond just finding documents with relevant terms at computer speeds. They can extract relevant concepts — like documents relevant to social protest in the Middle East — even in the absence of specific terms, and deduce patterns of behavior that would have eluded lawyers examining millions of documents.It’s a fascinating piece, detailing how advances in computer science and linguistics have led to breakthroughs in e-discovery, and how that’s being applied to business by companies like Autonomy, Blackstone Discovery, Cataphora and Clearwell. But it also frightening.The Times cites the falling demand for human chip designers as another example of highly skilled, educated workers being replaced by machines. The paper quotes David H. Autor, an economics professor at MIT:It might be worse than Autor things. Research by Forrester, as we recently reported, indicates that IT is slowing U.S. job growth.“There is no reason to think that technology creates unemployment,” Professor Autor said. “Over the long run we find things for people to do. The harder question is, does changing technology always lead to better jobs? The answer is no.”One tiny bit of good news is that the unemployment rate in the U.S. is at its lowest in two years. But this is tempered by the fact that there are still five unemployed people for each job opening.The moral of the story is, I suppose, learn statistics.Will we replace our human ReadWriteWeb staff with algorithms in the near future? Stay tuned. Bleep bloop blop.Image by GrapeCity Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Knicks’ Enes Kanter to skip London trip, fearing Erdogan reprisal

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Kanter will stay in New York while the Knicks travel to face Washington at The O2 arena in London on Jan. 17. He says he can’t travel anywhere except the U.S. and Canada because “there’s a chance I could get killed out there.”“Sadly, I’m not going because of that freaking lunatic, the Turkish president,” Kanter said. “It’s pretty sad that all the stuff affects my career and basketball, because I want to be out there and help my team win. But just because of the one lunatic guy, one maniac, one dictator, I can’t even go out there and do my job. It’s pretty sad.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionKanter has been a vocal critic of Erdogan for years, once referring to him as “the Hitler of our century.” Kanter’s Turkish passport was revoked in 2017, and an international warrant for his arrest was issued by Turkey.Kanter is a follower of a U.S.-based Turkish cleric accused by Turkey’s government of masterminding a failed military coup in 2016. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, center, tries to shoot as Los Angeles Lakers center Ivica Zubac, left, and guard Lance Stephenson defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — New York center Enes Kanter will not travel to London for the Knicks’ upcoming international game because he believes he could be assassinated for his opposition to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.Kanter announced his plan Friday night after the Knicks’ 119-112 win over the Lakers. The Knicks later said Kanter also won’t make the trip because of a visa issue.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:40Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Kanter said it would be “easy” for an attempt on his life to be made in London.“They’ve got a lot of spies there,” he added. “I think I can get killed there easy. It would be a very ugly situation.”Kanter’s father, Mehmet, was indicted last year and charged with “membership in a terror group.” The former professor lost his job after the failed military coup even though he publicly disavowed his son and his beliefs.“People often ask me why I continue to speak out if it’s hurting my family,” Kanter wrote in a column for Time magazine last year. “But that’s exactly why I speak out. The people Erdogan is targeting are my family, my friends, my neighbors, my classmates. I need to speak out, or my country will suffer in silence.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Paul George fires 37, Thunder hold off Blazerslast_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar wants to dedicate ‘Sachin A Billion Dreams’ to father, brother

first_imgThe whole nation knows how important his father Ramesh Tendulkar and brother Ajith Tendulkar are for legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.It is now learned that the Master Blaster wants to dedicate ‘ Sachin A Billion Dreams’ to his father and brother.Tendulkar’s father used to tell him in his childhood that no matter if he has chosen cricket in his life, what would matter in the end is how virtuous he was as a person.Whereas Tendulkar’s brother Ajit played an integral part in his life as he was the person who introduced him to cricket, who introduced the former Indian batsman to his coach Ramkant Achrekar and encouraged him always during his cricketing journey.The 44-year-old still remembers all the guidance and lessons his father and brother has given to him and those lessons have made Sachin the man he is today.He has been an inspiration for millions not only as a cricketer, but also as a person for his humble nature, humility and down to earth nature.’Sachin: A Billion Dreams’ traces the journey of the Indian cricket legend and will bring the unknown story of his struggle on celluloid.All the content pieces of the film, which has been released, have created immense buzz and a lot of anticipation for the film.Produced by Ravi Bhagchandka of 200 Not Out and Shrikant Bhasi of Carnival Motion Pictures, and helmed by Emmy-nominated James Erskine, ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’ is all set to release on 26th May 2017.last_img read more