NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Hosts West Indies were sensationally dumped from the ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup after suffering a heavy 71-run defeat to Australia in the first semi-final here yesterday, bringing a depressing end to their hopes of repeating as world champions on home soil. Asked to chase 143 on a slow track at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium, West Indies’ batting woes returned to haunt them and they collapsed disappointingly for 71 in the 18th over – their joint second lowest score in the shortest format. Shockingly, only captain Stafanie Taylor with 16 made it into double figures as Windies lost wickets from the outset and never recovered. Australia had earlier gathered a competitive 142 for five off their 20 overs after being sent in, with flamboyant opener Alyssa Healy top-scoring with 46 on her return from injury and captain Meg Lanning getting 31. Australia will meet England who defeated India by eight wickets in the second semi-final. Scores: India 112 all out off 19.3 overs; England 116 for two off 17.1 overs. In the opening match West Indies got the better of the early exchanges when seamer Shakera Selman had left-hander Beth Mooney chipping a catch to mid-off to depart for six at 20 for one in the third over. However, Healy counter-attacked, lashing four fours and a six off 38 balls as she put on 51 for the second wicket with Lanning, whose 39-ball knock contained two fours. When Healy top-edged a sweep at leg-spinner Afy Fletcher and was taken at short fine leg by Shamilia Connell, Lanning and Ashleigh Gardner (14) kept the innings ticking in a 24-run third wicket stand. In reply, Windies flattered to deceive as openers Hayley Matthews and Dottin sparkled briefly with offside boundaries. But Matthews fell first, smartly run out by wicketkeeper Healy in the second over after taking a few exploratory steps from her crease and Dottin followed in the next over, losing her leg stump to seamer Perry (2-2). Rocking on 27 for four in the seventh over, the Windies found no respite as wickets continued to tumble and when Taylor, who spent 28 balls at the crease, holed out to long off left-arm spinner Sohie Molineux, the writing was on the wall.
0Shares0000Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas will stay on for next season as Lewis Hamilton’s partner at Mercedes, the German team said. © AFP / ANDREJ ISAKOVICSPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 29 – Valtteri Bottas will remain as world champion Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes partner for the 2020 Formula One season, the team said Thursday, ending speculation about the driver’s future.“Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport today confirmed that it has exercised its option with Valtteri Bottas for the 2020 Formula One season,” the German team said in a statement. Since he joined the team in 2017 Finland’s Bottas, aged 30, has won five grand prix and is currently second in the world championship standings behind Hamilton.“I am very happy and proud to be part of the team for a fourth season and wish to thank every team member and the board of Mercedes for their trust and belief in me,” Bottas said.“My overall target is to become Formula One world champion. I believe that on paper, and from my experience with the team, Mercedes is the best option for me to achieve that goal in 2020.”Team boss Toto Wolff said 2019 was Bottas’s best ever season, but “he is hungry for more and determined to keep on improving and raising his level. That’s the mindset we want from all our team members.”0Shares0000(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)
The dog’s owner was arrested and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon because he encouraged the dog – half pit bull and half boxer – to strike, said Lennox sheriff’s Lt. Pat Bearse. Faustino Gomez, 23, was held in lieu of $50,000 bail. This is the second time this week that deputies fired at pit bulls during confrontations in the South Bay. On Sunday night, a Carson sheriff’s deputy shot at two pit bulls that charged at him while he was responding to a disturbance in the 500 block of East 222nd Street, Lt. Denise Oglesby said. The shot missed the dogs, and they ran away, Oglesby said. They were later found by county animal control workers. By Sandy Mazza STAFF WRITER Two sheriff’s deputies who were trying to calm feuding roommates shot a pit bull mix Friday when the dog attacked them in Lawndale. One of the deputies suffered a minor injury in the incident. The Lawndale incident started at 2:45 p.m. Friday when deputies responded to a duplex in the 4100 block of 160th Street, where Bearse said two roommates were arguing. While they were talking to the roommates, the dog charged at one of the deputies and bit him in the leg. The deputy fired two rounds at the dog’s back. Then the dog lunged at the other deputy, who fired one shot at the animal. The dog ran away, and eluded deputies. “The dog ran outside, (leaving) a blood trail,” Bearse said. “We looked for it for hours and hours. They shot at it three times, but we’re not sure how many times it was hit.” He said deputies do not believe the dog survived the shots. The deputy who was bitten had a minor scrape from the attack, Bearse said. No one answered the door at the Lawndale home Friday afternoon. The most recent attacks follow an Aug. 20 pit bull attack on a Torrance mail carrier and an Aug. 24 incident in which a pair of pit bulls cornered two youths in Gardena. email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
2:00 p.m. La Serna travels to La Habra Saturday (6 p.m.) for a preseason scrimmage that will tell each team much about where the program stands. La Serna finds out if its defense can handle a prolific passing attack, and La Habra finds out if, in fact, it will have a prolific passing attack with highly touted junior Chris Morales. Other area teams scrimmaging this weekend are: (today), California at Cerritos Valley Christian, Covina at El Rancho (6:30 p.m.), Paramount at Santa Fe (3 p.m.), Schurr at Rowland (5 p.m.), and Whittier at Bell Gardens; (Saturday) El Toro at La Mirada (6 p.m.). AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
LANCASTER – Los Angeles County’s first heat-related death from a record heat spell was confirmed Thursday as a Antelope Valley man who was overcome while riding in a car with a friend. Fifty-one-year-old Eldredge R. Kelsey Jr. had stayed in the vehicle with the door open when they arrived at a home in the desert east of Lancaster, and the friend called paramedics after checking on him 10 minutes later, a Los Angeles County coroner’s official said. “They were riding in a non-air-conditioned vehicle running errands,” coroner spokesman Craig Harvey said. “When they arrived at the residence he was lethargic and somewhat disoriented and remained in the vehicle with the door open.” When the friend checked on him 10 minutes later, Kelsey was unresponsive, though still breathing. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmatesParamedics got to the home on 200th Street East, some 15 miles east of Lancaster, about 20 minutes after the 911 call and tried to resuscitate Kelsey but could not revive him. He was pronounced dead there. An autopsy whose results were released Thursday indicated he died of hyperthermia – overheating. A half-dozen other deaths from around the county are suspected to be related to the recent heat spell, but autopsies have not yet been conducted on them so the causes of death remain unconfirmed, Harvey said. Kelsey died Tuesday afternoon, when the temperature in Lancaster hit 110 degrees – tying a 31-year-old record for the date and just two degrees below Lancaster’s highest-ever temperature of 112 degrees, set July 9, 2002. Lancaster temperatures set or tied records for five days straight from Friday through Tuesday. Deaths caused by heat are not common in Los Angeles County, Harvey said. “If we have a half-dozen, that would be high,” Harvey said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1. Ship things to an Amazon locker, a UPS or FedEx store or to your work. Just make sure it’s cool with your boss to receive personal packages. 3. Request a signature delivery. The downside is somebody needs to be home to sign for it. And depending on your work schedule, you might end up in a long line at the Post Office on a Saturday. 5. Install security cameras. There are several camera systems that record AND send real-time alerts to your phone when the motion detector senses movement. Package theft is on the rise, and it’s probably just going to get worse this month. If “porch pirates” have struck your neighborhood, here are six tips to keep your packages safe . . . 4. Track packages online. Also, sign up for delivery notifications in case the package gets delayed . . . or delivered earlier than expected. 2. Team up with neighbors. If you have a neighbor who’s retired or works from home, ask them if you can ship something to their house . . . or if they’d collect any packages left at your door. 6. Make it look like you’re home. Leave lights on a timer. If you have an extra car, park it in the driveway so it looks like you’re home. Even small changes can make a thief pass your house for an easier target.
Today’s biggest societal issues are also workplace issues. As the voice of all things work, we have an opportunity to bring SHRM’s thought leadership to one of the most unique and influential events in the world: the 2020 South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, TX, March 16-22.President & CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, has been nominated to be a presenter at the premier global event for music, film, design, technology and business innovation. SXSW presenters are selected using a crowdsourced voting system, enabling anyone to register, review the speaker proposals and vote for their favorites.His presentation, titled Hire the “Wrong” People for the Right Results is planned for the Workplace Track, which attracts more than 70,000 business leaders, People Managers and entrepreneurs every year.In his talk, Johnny will explore the skills gap, the critical impact of culture, second chances and inclusive hiring, reprising elements of his dynamic SHRM19 keynote. He will dig even deeper into what makes cultures truly inclusive, how to have crucial conversations and why creating excellent employee experiences has never been more important.Help SHRM elevate our profession by connecting and inspiring this singular audience of innovators and changemakers!To vote:Visit Johnny’s proposal pageCreate an account to sign in (it takes a few seconds)Confirm your email addressClick Vote UpThen share this link with your friends and social networks: https://shrm.co/sxsw2020. Voting is open until Aug. 23.
Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… josh catone 1 Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting At the Dow Jones and Nielsen Media and Money conference in New York today, Viacom and CBS chairman Sumner Redstone pulled out all the stops in defending the sanctity of copyright. “If content is king, copyright is its castle,” he reportedly said. “Copyright compels creativity, it furnishes the incentive to innovate. If you limit the protection of copyright, you stifle the expression of self.”The 84-year-old Redstone, whose company is in the midst of a lawsuit against Google’s YouTube seeking $1 billion in damages for what it terms “massive intentional copyright infringement,” was coy about the video sharing site, but did make some pointed remarks about what he thinks of YouTube’s current business model. “Think about it: You cannot pay the rent posting videos on YouTube,” he said. “And most aspiring novelists do not aspire to self-publish. You cannot make it as a musician, you can’t make it as a filmmaker or a writer without … effective and enforced copyright legislation.”Redstone, though, does see a future for monetization of online content via advertisements. “Advertising will pay the way,” he told the crowd.While I don’t think I agree that looser copyright laws will lead to the demise of creativity, Redstone makes a fair point about the importance of control for media creators. Without control of distribution (and thus compensation), media producers simply can’t afford to continue creating quality content. The content creator deserves to be compensated for the consumption of content no matter where it takes place — especially if someone else is making money from it.On the other hand, content producers need to be more accommodating of changing consumer viewing habits. More and more people are getting video, audio, and textual content online, or doing things like timeshifting television programming with Tivo. Big media needs to get on board and realize that consumers want to be able to view their media whenever and wherever is most convenient for them. Giving consumers a choice of where and how to consume media would be beneficial to media producers in the long run.The problem for media companies, though, is that even with explosive growth of online advertising, it likely can’t match the profits they get from other mediums. The Law & Order franchise, for example, reportedly rakes in over $1 billion in profits from rerun licensing rights, DVD sales, and overseas licensing. That’s a lot of money that content producers might feel hesitant to potentially cannibalize by bringing content online.
The 1918 Spanish flu killed up to 40 million people. The swine flu pandemic in 2009 killed an estimated 284,000. Now, scientists have discovered a substance that could help doctors save lives during future influenza pandemics. Eritoran, a compound under investigation as a sepsis drug, dramatically reduces deaths from influenza in mice. “This could potentially open up a whole new class of anti-influenza drugs,” says Michael Osterholm, a flu expert at the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, who was not involved in the work. At the moment, doctors have only one class of compounds available to combat influenza. The drugs, Tamiflu and Relenza, block neuraminidase, a surface protein that influenza viruses need to leave the cell after reproduction. The drugs, taken orally, have to be given soon after infection to be effective, however, and some flu strains have developed resistance against them. A few scientists have also questioned the safety and efficacy of the compounds, which many countries stockpiled during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. “Basically, if you see the armamentarium we have today, it is limited and could be blown away overnight,” says Albert Osterhaus, a virologist at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Instead of targeting the virus, immunologist Stefanie Vogel at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, tried to interfere with the host immune system. Scientists have long speculated that some severe influenza cases are not the direct result of the virus wreaking havoc, but due to a so-called cytokine storm, a catastrophic overactivation of the immune system that leads to numerous inflammatory substances being released in the whole body, which can result in multiple organ failure. For instance, immune cells and fluid can accumulate in the lungs, blocking the airways. In 2008, a study in Cell suggested that the cascade was triggered by the activation of a molecule called Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), which normally alerts the immune system to the presence of certain bacteria in the body. If these pathogens overwhelm the body, TLR4 is thought to also trigger the whole-body inflammation known as sepsis. For that reason, blocking TLR4 has been looked at as a potential treatment in patients suffering from sepsis. 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They infected mice with a lab strain of influenza called PR8 and gave half of them eritoran injections for 5 days, starting 2 days after infection. Ninety percent of untreated mice died, compared with only 10% of those given the drug. If treatment was started 6 days after infection, 33% of the animals survived. The compound also reduced lung damage in cotton rats, a species that does not die from the influenza strain used for the study, the authors report online today in Nature. “It’s an elegant study based on a rather bold hypothesis,” Osterhaus says. But the disease mechanism in mice could be different from that in humans, he says. “That does not disqualify the results, but it means we have to be cautious.” Vogel says that she has already submitted a grant to test the compound in ferrets, the animals most widely used for influenza studies. “Since eritoran has a very good safety record in people, we would hope that our preclinical studies will ultimately support clinical trials in humans for influenza and possibly other diseases that elicit pathology by a similar mechanism,” she writes in an e-mail to ScienceNOW. To Osterholm, the paper adds to the evidence that influenza causes illness by several different mechanisms. Some influenza strains, like the one that caused the Spanish flu in 1918, or the swine flu in 2009, are more likely to cause death by activating the immune system, leading to more deaths in younger age groups, he argues. “This is where this will have an application.” But Osterholm also cautions that many promising drug candidates fail at later stages. “We won’t know if this works until we put it in people.”