Consolation win for South Africa

first_imgCENTURION, South Africa (AP): England crumbled to 101 all out and their second-lowest score ever in South Africa to lose the fourth and final Test by 280 runs yesterday, ending a hugely successful tour on a sobering low point. Continuing on 52-3, England lasted barely an hour on the final day at SuperSport Park, as their last seven batsmen were fired out in just over 13 overs, mainly down to another supreme display by young South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada. “This week has shown us that if you’re not absolutely 100% on it … you just can’t compete,” England captain Alastair Cook said. Still, England had already won the series with a 2-0 lead ahead of the final Test and will celebrate a first victory over South Africa in 11 years. The context of the loss was that the game in Centurion was a dead rubber, and England were reaching the end of a long and rugged tour. Over the last month, England beat South Africa convincingly in two games on their home soil, and dominated long periods of the drawn second Test in Cape Town. South Africa chased down their consolation win desperately, having sustained a rare home series loss, been knocked off the top of the Test rankings, and been the target of sometimes fierce criticism by their fans and media commentators. Rabada’s 6-32 in England’s brief second innings, and his 13 wickets in the Test, confirmed the relief of a first victory for the former No. 1 team in their last 10 Tests, since they beat West Indies in early January 2015. “Tough times are part of the game. And it’s a part of individual careers,” South Africa captain AB de Villiers said. “I never felt it was panic stations.” The 20-year-old Rabada became only the third South African to take 13 wickets in a Test, and his match figures of 13-144 were the second-best ever for the Proteas behind Makhaya Ntini’s 13-132 against West Indies in 2005.last_img read more

2011 Predictions: Audrey Watters

first_imgEditor’s note: Every December the ReadWriteWeb team looks into the murky depths of the coming year and tries to predict the future. How did we do last year? Well, Facebook didn’t go public, Google Wave didn’t make a comeback, and Spotify didn’t make it to the U.S. But our forecasts for Google Chrome, cloud computing, Facebook and something we called the “iTablet” were spot on. What’s in store for 2011? All this week we’ll be posting our predictions. Let us know your prognostications in the comments.1: There will be major opportunities and innovations around big data – storage, processing, analytics. “Data-driven” will be the new buzzword. “Data scientist” will be the new hot job. So in the spirit of the film The Graduate, I want to say one word to you. Just one word. “Statistics.”2: Governments and corporations will continue their crackdown on “inappropriate” and “illegal” content online, using WikiLeaks and file sharing as the excuse. People will debate what’s protected under the First Amendment versus Terms of Service agreements.ReadWriteWeb’s 2011 Predictions:2011 Staff Predictions2011 Predictions: Klint Finley2011 Predictions: Curt Hopkins2011 Predictions: Sarah Perez2011 Predictions: Mike Melanson3: Peer-to-peer services will expand, in part as a response to #2. P2P technologies and networks will improve, and new services will spring up that privilege trusted relationships.4: “Not dead yet,” squeaks the Web. Thank you, HTML5.5: Investor dollars will flow into the education technology sector, and there will be lots of acquisition activity in ed-tech as many large media, publishing, and tech companies stake their claim in the space. But there will also be several ed-tech scandals (test-score related) and failures (yes, Kno).6: Openly-licensed content – open education resources, open source, open data – will thrive, as more people question outmoded intellectual property laws. Nonetheless, there’ll still be patent and copyright infringement lawsuits aplenty. 7: Mobile payments will explode, and our phones will increasingly become our wallets. The growth will not lie solely with apps and in-app purchases on smartphones, but will come from carrier billing arrangements on all types of mobile phones.8: Tablets will be the hot device of 2011 – a lot of new buyers, a lot of new manufacturers. Most of the latter will suck, and the iPad will continue to dominate sales (and app sales) until late in the year when a decent Android tablet is released. Despite over a year to prepare, it will fail to have a better name than “iPad.”9: Maker Fairs will flourish. Hobbyists will build mind-blowingly cool projects. And inspired by the likes of Kinect, Scratch, and LegoMindstorms, legions of kids will be inspired to become builders and hackers.10: My mom will join Facebook. audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Tags:#predictions#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts last_img read more

Act Your Financial Age

first_imgBaby Boomers (Born 1946-1964, Age 55-73 in 2019)Determine when to claim Social Security and develop a strategy to provide income from investmentsLearn about Social Security, Medicare, and pension benefits as you approach the age of eligibilityInvestigate later life housing and living costsLearn about required minimum distributions (RMDs) from tax-deferred retirement savings plansTry to pay off all debt before retirementTake advantage of available “senior discounts” Young woman By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, [email protected] staff serve service members and their families at all ages and stages of life from young enlisted personnel getting a credit card in their 20s to those receiving retirement pay decades later. Thus, it is essential to understand how different generations handle money. Below are some examples of generational differences:Millennials spend the most of any generation on eating out and Generation X spends the most on housingMillennials are more likely than other generations to not carry around any cashCredit card use and credit scores increase with age as do health insurance premiumsYounger tax filers are more likely to use software and older tax filers more likely to hire a tax professionalEach decade of one’s financial life has suggested recommendations. Below are action steps for the four generations that are currently in the workforce or retired. Positive action steps taken as a young adult should continue throughout one’s adult life. A military homecoming. Portrait of an African American woman wearing navy camouflage uniform standing outdoors with her family. Her husband is holding their 5 year old son who is in the middle between his parents. Return to article. Long DescriptionGet strategic about philanthropy and/or gifting to family membersTalk to children/heirs about finances and estate planningStreamline and consolidate financial accounts and downsize and/or donate excess “stuff”Take RMD withdrawals from tax-deferred retirement savings plans (e.g., 401(k)s and Traditional IRAs)Make sure family members and/or advisors know where to find personal and financial documentsAdjust lifestyle to declining real income, if neededFor additional information about financial tasks for different generations, review the Military Families Learning Network webinar Financial Planning Transitions for Different Generations. Return to article. Long DescriptionGeneration X (Born 1965-1981, Age 38-54 in 2019)Continue to invest for the long term in stocks or stock mutual fundsDiversify investments and periodically rebalance portfolioEnhance employment skills (build human capital)Try to “max out” retirement savings plan contributions; take advantage of catch-up contributions at age 50+Talk to aging parents about their financesPrepare a will and living will if one wasn’t already created Mature/Silent/Traditionalist Generation (Born 1927-1945; age 74-92 in 2019) Return to article. Long DescriptionPhotospin/Ruslan KudrinMillennials or Generation Y (Born 1982-2000; Age 19-37 in 2019)Train for a career and become financially independent from parentsLearn to budget and “pay yourself first”Develop a repayment strategy for student loansBuild an adequate emergency fund (i.e., 3 to 6 months expenses)Build a positive credit historyDevelop investing expertise and start investing for retirementBuy life insurance to protect dependents and/or student loan co-signersBalance YOLO (You Only Live Once) and FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) mindsets with financial security Return to article. Long Description https://pixabay.com/photos/adult-elderly-face-man-old-person-1852908/ https://pixabay.com/photos/portrait-lady-glasses-woman-face-2827173/last_img read more

Great recovery

first_imgUST woke up from its usual mid-game stupor to pull off a hard-fought 25-19, 25-19, 20-25, 23-25, 15-10 triumph and make the finals of the UAAP women’s volleyball at Mall of Asia Arena, which will be the first for the Tigresses in eight seasons.“When I entered college this year, my promise was to bring back the glory days of UST because it’s been a long time,” said UST top rookie Eya Laure after dropping 27 points, including the one that clinched the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsIt’s still a long way to go, but the 20-year-old spiker at least managed to bring the Tigresses closer to their goal.The Tigresses will face the winner in the other Final Four pairing between Far Eastern University and Ateneo on Wednesday, a match necessitated by the Lady Tamaraws victory over the top-seeded Lady Eagles, 10-25, 25-23, 25-22, 12-25, 15-8, on Saturday. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew University of Santo Tomas finally ended La Salle’s long reign on Sunday night.And right through the joyous aftermath, the Tigresses vowed to bring back their own glory days.ADVERTISEMENT PH riders shoot for Olympic points in Subic Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles “It’s not over yet. We still have one goal. We want to win the title. We owe it to the supporters, alumni who continue to believe in us,” said UST’s captain Sisi Rondina who fired 17 points.UST gave away 26 points on unforced errors in the third and fourth sets as it got lulled into complacency, something that usually happened this season when it appeared that the Tigresses already have the match under control.“I told my teammates that we should not relax. We don’t want to be complacent,” said Laure.But that’s exactly what the Tigresses did, allowing the Lady Spikers to get back into the match despite holding a 15-11 lead in the third set.Fortunately, everything clicked for UST in the fifth as it got big points from secondary options like Caitlyn Viray and even setter Alina Bicar.Viray finished with 10 points, while KC Galdones added 11 for UST.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The celebration looked like a championship already as UST denied three-time defending champion La Salle a finals appearance for the first time in 11 years, a span that saw the Lady Spikers winning six titles.“It’s a privilege for us to face defending champion La Salle. These big teams, La Salle, Ateneo and FEU, we learned a lot [playing] them [in the past],” said UST coach Kungfu Reyes.UST defeated La Salle twice in a row to earn the twice-to-beat incentive it never had to use. But most importantly, it emboldened the Tigresses to chase the title it last won nine years ago.Some 15,000 spectators inside the MOA Arena and thousands more on TV and the internet followed the match.A big chunk of those in live attendance were UST alumni longing for a return of that golden era in the late 80s and early 90s where the Tigresses won seven straight crowns.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentslast_img read more

Rep Whiteford testifies in support of returning hiring decisions to ISDs

first_img State Rep. Mary Whiteford was joined Tuesday by William Brown, superintendent of the Allegan Area Educational Service Agency, in testifying before the Senate Education Committee to return hiring decisions back to intermediate school districts (ISDs).Whiteford’s House Bill 4166 will eliminate the need for ISDs to give preferential status in hiring decisions to candidates formerly employed with other districts or a comparable state agency. Multiple ISD officials voiced their support for the legislation during testimony before the House Education Reform Committee in mid-March.“Special education administrators in ISDs need the ability to hire the best professionals to educate their students,” said Whiteford, of Casco Township. “Every child is different and administrators face the challenge of finding the right teachers for the right students.”Brown agreed, stating the legislation “allows us to make independent hiring decisions based solely on the needs in our classrooms and students where it should be.”No vote was made on HB 4166 on Tuesday, but it remains under committee consideration. Categories: News,Whiteford News 04Oct Rep. Whiteford testifies in support of returning hiring decisions to ISDslast_img read more