For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. UK: England beat Pakistan by three wickets in the fourth one-day international at Trent Bridge on Friday. Victory gave World Cup hosts and favourites England an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.England were cruising to a victory target of 341 at 201 for one when Jason Roy’s dismissal for 114 sparked a collapse that saw three wickets lost for seven runs in 10 balls.But Ben Stokes’s 71 not out saw England home with three balls to spare after Babar Azam made 115 in Pakistan’s 340 for seven.The series concludes at Headingley on Sunday.Brief scores: Pakistan 340-7, 50 overs (Babar Azam 115, Mohammad Hafeez 59, Fakhar Zaman 57; T Curran 4-75) England 341-7, 49.3 overs (J Roy 114, B Stokes 71 no) Result: England won by three wickets. Series: England lead five-match series 3-0 (1st ODI was a no-result due to rain).
America-based Babatunde Ajagbe believes home support would surely inspire Nigerian players to victory at the 2018 Lagos International Squash Classics.Ajagbe, a former champion of the tournament is not ruling out the home players claiming the title this year.â€œI believe Nigerian players can claim the title this year because we are all doing fine and everybody is looking forward to the tournament. This is our home and I am sure the support from the Nigerian fans will be helpful to all the home players in the competition. There is no doubt that Egyptians are very good but home advantage will come in handy for Nigerian players,â€ Ajagbe said. As the only Nigerian starting his campaign in the Main Draw of the menâ€™s event, Ajagbe is optimistic that more Nigerians will play their way into the main draw (round of 16).â€œI am sure more players will come through to the Main Draw and for me I am aiming at the title again. I just took part in the Bermuda Open where I made it from the qualifying round to the last 16 where I was defeated by Bermudaâ€™s Micah Franklin.I hope that competing in this kind of tournament has prepared me for the Lagos Classics. I am hopeful that I can win it this year and I hope the home support will be there for us,â€ he said.Ajagbe however, dismissed the Egyptians as threat, saying, â€œI donâ€™t think we will give the Egyptians the chance to again dominate us at home and I personally believe they are no threat to my dream of claiming the title this year.â€œI am ready for them and it is also good that we are having quality players coming to feature in the competition,â€ he said.After the opening matches in the qualifying round, the eight players that will join the top seeds in the Main Draw will be decided today.Four slots each will be filled in the Main Draw of the men and womenâ€™ events.The $20,000 prize money PSA-certified tournament is sponsored by the Lagos State Government and organised by the Lagos State Squash Association with support from the Nigeria Squash Federation (NSF).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
RELATED ARTICLES • SA internet use passes 5m mark• SA web users to double by 2014• Broadband boost as Eassy hits SA• Student boffin is top programmer• Talk 11 languages on your phone MEDIA CONTACTS • Arthur Goldstuck MD, World Wide Worx +27 11 782 7003 [email protected] • Christa Botha Corporate Communications Research In Motion +27 82 562 5264 [email protected] have made a dramatic entry into corporate South Africa, far surpassing general consumer use or small business use.This is a surprise finding from a new research study released today by World Wide Worx. The Mobile Corporation in South Africa 2010 report reveals that three-quarters of South African companies have deployed smartphones in their organisations, compared to almost none two years ago.The study, backed by First National Bank and Research In Motion (RIM), shows that saturation point has almost been reached by large South African companies in the use of fixed landlines (96%) and ordinary cellphones (92%). And, as forecast in 2007, 3G data card penetration has also reached near saturation, with 94% of large companies deploying it. Now the focus has turned to integration of smartphones with business processes.“These results show that enterprise mobility solutions are no longer just nice to have,” says Deon Liebenberg, RIM’s regional director for sub-Saharan Africa. “They’re essential for businesses that want to be competitive, responsive and efficient in a world where a customer won’t wait for a salesperson who is visiting customers and where project flow can’t stop because a manager is at a full-day meeting.“Not only does mobility allow companies to improve internal efficiencies and communications, it also enables them to interact more effectively with their increasingly mobile customers.”The study also showed that corporate South Africa expects to embrace the new world of online services to an extent that was not even anticipated as recently as one year ago.“Until last year, concepts like software as a service (Saas) and cloud computing were regarded as little more than buzzwords,” says Arthur Goldstuck, MD of World Wide Worx.Yet, in the next 24 months, 84% of South African corporations expect to have a Saas strategy in place, and 60% expect to have adopted a cloud computing strategy.“These aren’t technologies as such,” says Goldstuck. “They are strategies that make the organisation’s use of new technology more efficient. From storage systems to software deployment, from hardware upgrades to network capacity to bandwidth, the focus is on cost-effectiveness, flexibility and mobility.”Among the technologies expected to take off as a result of the Saas and cloud computing revolution are:Fixed-mobile convergence, with 72% of companies expecting to adopt systems that allow seamless connectivity between fixed and mobile networks.Virtualisation, with 65% expected to embrace this flexible and cost-effective approach to network and server technology.Outsourced storage and archiving systems, with half of large South African companies predicting they will be using it in the next 24 months.The combined effect of these technologies is that, while the organisation’s buildings and infrastructure may still be confined to a specific site, its people, activities, information, documentation and data have been freed from location.“We are literally seeing the foundations being laid for the company of the future,” says Goldstuck.Liebenberg adds: “Smartphones are now mainstream devices within South African businesses, but the smartphone revolution has only just begun. Enterprises should now be looking at what smartphones mean for their businesses in a more strategic and holistic fashion. They need to work towards mobilising their core internal and customer-facing processes so that their employees can use ubiquitous connectivity to be productive and responsive wherever they are.”The Mobile Corporation in South Africa 2010 forms part of the Mobility 2009 project, which included research among 1 000 consumers, 1 000 small and medium enterprisese and 240 large enterprises in South Africa.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest No major changes to the forecast this morning. Rain is pushing out of the state to the north and east today, and we should see dry weather spread in behind it. The drier set up holds for tomorrow as well. We expect a mix of sun and clouds, but those clouds will be fair weather clouds, rather than rain bearing clouds.A minor trough drags across the northern part of the state overnight tomorrow night into early Friday, but as expected, the moisture with it continues to decrease. We are not expecting anything more than a spit or sprinkle to a tenth in a couple of spots now out of the disturbance. Most of the area just sees clouds. Coverage of any light moisture will be 30%, and that will be north of US 30Dry for the balance of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. South winds will begin to develop over the weekend, and that will take temps back to near normal, but we do not expect a major push to above normal temperatures levels anytime soon.Rains come up into the state from the south and west Monday morning. On and off rain will be around for Monday and Tuesday, although coverage is not impressive and rain totals are a little lower this morning. The biggest thing to look at this morning is actually how long of tail this system has, as we see threats of thunderstorms in some spots through Wednesday and into Thursday. The low that moves through looks like it will run into a brick wall and stall out off to the east. This puts the biggest threat of lingering precipitation next week in over Ohio, and isolated thunderstorm clusters can really throw a monkey wrench in things. We are already extending our rain forecast 1 day this morning, and we will revisit it again tomorrow. Even if we do end up keeping rain around on Wednesday, it will be limited to about 30% of the state. 2 day rain totals in our forecast right now will yield .25”-1.5” with coverage back at 60%. The map at right shows precipitation totals through next Wednesday.The rest of the week next week stays dry in our forecast. The extended period though looks wetter, with rain chances lingering over the eastern corn belt almost every day of the 11-16 day forecast period. In addition, the rains ramp up in intensity toward the end of the extended window. If this comes together as we see it right now, we should have good rains through early august. However, we are noticing that the trends over the past few days have been to take rains out of the farther out events. Next week, for example, has less coverage overall, even though we are having to extend the chances of rain farther out.
By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, [email protected] Financial Management (PFM) program staff often counsel military families about college planning.After a house and purchasing several cars, college is one of the largest expenses that many families face. For several decades, tuition and fees have been increasing faster than the rate of inflation. In 2017-18, the average cost of tuition and fees was $9,970 for public colleges (for state residents) and $34,740 for private colleges.Despite the high cost, an investment in a college education is generally worth it. People who learn more usually earn more. According to a study by Georgetown University, the difference between the lifetime earnings of college and high school graduates is $1 million and the difference between the highest- and lowest-paying college majors is $3.4 million.Photo by Steven Depolo. CC BY 2.0.Below are eight college planning tips to share with service members:Learn About the GI Bill– Take maximum advantage of GI bill educational assistance for service members, veterans, and their dependents. The Post-9/11 GI bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits for approved programs. For service members released from active duty before 1/1/13, there is a 15-year time limitation to use this benefit. For those released after this date, the time limitation was removed.Set Aside Savings– Consider these three frequently used accounts for college funding: state 529 college savings plans, Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), and custodial accounts managed by a parent for the benefit of a minor child. Each type of account has advantages and drawbacks. Shop carefully for 529 plans. Each plan has its own maximum contribution limit and “menu” of investment choices. Two helpful Web sites for 529 plan investors are savingforcollege.com and www.collegesavings.org.Prioritize Retirement Over College– Save for retirement first. When parents have limited income and assets and it’s an “either/or” choice between college and retirement savings, financial experts generally suggest funding retirement accounts. Selfish as it may sound, the rationale is that there are funding sources for college, such as student loans and scholarships, but limited options at retirement.Do the Math- Estimate the cost of a college education with an online college savings calculator. Select a few “representative” types of schools such as a community college, state university, and private college and investigate their current expenses. Key factors for calculations are inflation rates and investment earnings.Match College Savings Time Horizon and Investments- Consider stock mutual funds for college savings for children in elementary school and younger. Once a child enters middle school, gradually shift into fixed-income (e.g., short- and intermediate-term bond funds) and cash (e.g., money market fund) assets. By the time a child is a college freshman, most, if not all, of the money saved for college should be reallocated.Take Advantage of Available Tax Breaks- Bone up on the nuances of student tax breaks including the student loan interest deduction, the American Opportunity Credit, and the Lifetime Learning Credit. Each one has very specific rules concerning how it can be used in combination with other tax breaks and how much can be claimed if two spouses are both attending school. Maximize Chances for Financial Aid– Don’t assume that a child won’t qualify for financial aid because you “make too much money” or have saved for college. Consider placing more money in retirement savings plans (e.g., TSP and IRAs) because it does not have to be reported on financial aid application forms.Start at a Community College- Transfer later to a public or private four-year institution. Students have the dual advantages of eventually receiving a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college and saving thousands of dollars of savings on tuition, fees, and room and board expenses. Check with both schools in advance about guaranteed admission agreements, course prerequisites, and requirements to transfer credits.Join us Tuesday, September 25 at 11 a.m. ET for Paying for College: The Forever GI Bill and Repayment Plans. Free. CEUs available. RSVP here.
Filmmakers and video pros need to know the difference between rolling shutter and global shutter. Here are the basics.An important part of the production process is understanding the difference between rolling shutter and global shutter. Both are distinct in terms of the final image result, especially when the camera is in motion. Let’s take a close look at the ins and outs of each and how they affect our final production.What Is Global Shutter?We’ll start with the cinematic standard of global shutter, which has more to do with a camera’s sensor than being a process or effect. A global shutter sensor would be a CCD sensor, however most of the digital cameras being used today — like the ARRI ALEXA — employ a CMOS sensor that utilizes global shutter to capture an entire frame all at once.Image via REDAs you see in the image above, the sensor is either on or it’s off. Digital cameras like the ARRI ALEXA utilize this feature when capturing imagery, which in turn allows the camera to capture all of the motion at once instead of progressively capturing motion like a rolling shutter. More on that shortly.Let’s take a quick look at the difference between a global shutter and a rolling shutter and the results yielded by having a global shutter capture all of the visual information at once.Video via SonyWhat Is Rolling Shutter?Image via WikipediaSo what is about rolling shutter that makes the blades of the helicopter in the video above bend and warp? Well, unlike global shutter where the sensor is exposed all at once, a rolling shutter is exposed in a progressive motion. You can see an example of this exposure in the image below and see how a rolling shutter is “always active and ‘rolling’ through pixels from top to bottom.” It is this progressive exposure that causes the warping. But as we’ve touched on before, there are ways to deal with rolling shutter in your footage.Image via SLRLoungeIt’s important to note that the rolling shutter effect often goes unnoticed, as long as the camera movement isn’t too chaotic. In fact, Blackmagic Design recently dropped global shutter in the URSA Mini 4.6K and decided to keep the rolling shutter instead. While this isn’t what Blackmagic ultimately wanted to do, it was an acceptable trade-off to ensure the 4.6K was able to reach up to fifteen stops of dynamic range. Also, keep in mind that you can utilize rolling shutter to your advantage in certain situations. For one such situation, check out the video (via Kyle Jones) below.A Quick OverviewAs you can see from the breakdowns above, there are stark differences between global and rolling shutter. However, if the information above isn’t enough (or a little difficult to fully grasp), then check out this clip from Videomaker. It offers simple examples of the differences between global shutter and rolling shutter.Was this breakdown helpful? Have any other cinematography techniques or terms you’d like to see broken down? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Mike Gundy’s infamous mullet has been one of the more entertaining storylines of the football season. Heck, he even got an entire ESPN feature article dedicated to it.But it’s rise to glory coincided with his team’s seven-game win streak, which has now come to an end after Saturday’s loss to OU.So has he decided to do away with the mullet look? Oklahoma State defensive end Triston Grant spotted the man himself at the barber — and it appears that could be the case.Coach has been spotted? pic.twitter.com/SP57mtwU1M— Triston Grant (@TristonGrant) December 8, 2016Be sure to keep it locked here with Pistols Firing Blog, where we cover the hard-hitting topics that Oklahoma State fans love to read about.
We talked about the defense and what Coach Gundy had to say already, but I also wanted to jot down a few notes on Mason Rudolph and Co. on offense from Wednesday’s practice.• On offense, LSU transfer Tyron Johnson was among the firsts to get reps at receiver. He lined up on the right side (where James Washington normally is). I could not see Washington from where I was standing, but I did see him later in practice.• Johnson has a big, tall frame. Looks like an NFL receiver already, no wonder he was a 5-star recruit. He looks like Marcell Ateman but a couple inches shorter. Also, he has more tattoos than I can begin to count.• Elsewhere at receiver, Dillon Stoner looked good, Washington looked better, but Tyrell Alexander looked best. Yes, Tyrell Alexander.• Receivers coach Kasey Dunn was running the jugs machine for the receivers, who got as close as five yards away. Alexander kept catching them, and with each catch, Dunn’s “DAMN, Tyrells” got louder and louder. He called Alexander the most improved after the first day in pads, and he said that about 30 seconds into the first drill.”DAMN, Tyrell.”–@kasey_dunn #OKState pic.twitter.com/xf8Hev8X6U— Hayden Kyle Barber (@HK_Barber) March 23, 2017• Dunn had fun picking on redshirt freshman walk-on Mitchell Perkinson who dropped the first ball that was shot at him. Dunn shot a few more at him then told him to get out of the drill and said, “Sorry. That’s my fault. I should have thrown it better.”• Dunn asked Washington how his dislocated finger was doing. I couldn’t hear what Washington said back, but Dunn responded with a relieved, “Good.”• Got to talk with new running backs coach John Wozniak for the first time. Seemed like a good dude. Dare I say Underwood-esque. No, not in the negative way. We had a funny conversation about Jeff Carr.As Carr was jogging out to practice, someone threw him a ball, and he caught it with one hand and kept running.• Also spoke with newly hired offensive line coach John Henson who said the transition back home has been anything but difficult.• Rudolph’s cadence was much deeper and louder than any other quarterback’s. It was almost uncomfortable how piercing it was. I’m not sure whether that’s new, but I think center Brad Lundblade will hear him just fine.• Rudolph threw the ball well, but out of the couple of throws I saw out of redshirt freshman Keondre Wudtee, he did not.• Lastly, Vincent Taylor and Jhajuan Seales were there working out that Body By Glass. They were mostly on the resistance bikes with the injured players. They looked fine though. Probably just stir crazy. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
Behind the quote barrage coach Mike Gundy was giving reporters at the Oklahoma State football team’s second day of padded spring practice, there were in fact humans warming up to play a game called football.There was no Animal Planet back there or rattlesnakes or Wild Bill, no. But there were some entertaining and interesting moments from the first 15 minutes of practice. Here they are in all their glory:• Gundy showed up to practice about 20 minutes after Mike Yurcich and Glenn Spencer got the offense and defense going on their walkthroughs. That is indeed when the viper talk began.• He also talked about other things, like football.• Filling in at Richards’ former position to start were redshirt senior Darius Curry and sophomore A.J. Green, who wears No. 4 (he wore No. 22 last year). Again, not much to see from the 15-minute non-contact portion the media could see, but there are two names for you.• The second fleet of corners were sophomore Madre Harper and redshirt freshman Rodarius Williams.• The corners’ coach Tim Duffie was wearing an OSU baseball cap. I think that was a first for me, not just seeing Duffie in one, but any football coach.• Former safety Kenneth Edison-McGruder was in there as a would-be starter at star linebacker. Calvin Bundage was his No. 2.• Along the defensive line, there was some news to report. Defensive end Jordan Brailford wore pads and was full-go in all of the drills. He came in second during the walkthrough behind last season’s starter Cole Walterscheid.• Brailford looked big, much bigger than last year. Last year Brailford was listed at 245 pounds. He did not play because of a stress fracture in his leg. On this year’s roster, he is at 250, but, man, he looks more like 275. He said he is happy to be back.• Senior defensive end Tralund Webber was there, but he wasn’t in pads.• Vili Levini was there, too, but he also wasn’t in pads. He is recovering from a season-ending injury he suffered last year against Kansas State.• At linebacker, there seemed to be a collage of guys rotating in and out. Edison-McGruder was there. Chad Whitener of course was there to start. Justin Phillips was one of the first three getting reps. Bundage, junior college transfer Patrick Macon (who rocks that No. 44 jersey) and Kevin Henry got time in, too. Good, solid core of guys for sure. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
If I were to guess, I’d say McGraw ends up as an OSU commit sooner rather than later. The Cowboys are in a really good position here for the talented safety from Missouri City who recorded three interceptions and 72 tackles as a junior last season.Kanion Williams — South Oak CliffThe 2018 class is loaded with Texas talent at the safety position, and Kanion Williams is making his case as one of the tops in the state with his recent run on the recruiting trail. Missouri, Arizona State, Houston, OSU, Arizona, Tulane and Illinois State have all offered since the new year. Five of those within one day.“Five offers in a day,” Williams told Scout of his March 28th experience. “It was crazy. Oklahoma State officially offered me and then I woke up and they just blew in. I already had three (previously) and then when Oklahoma State offered, I guess the other schools felt like the evaluation process was good and I’ve been getting good news ever since then.”Look for OSU to continue its recruitment with Williams. Based on his late, meteoric rise, he might string out his recruitment into the fall.Wayne Jones — OwassoThere are two big-time recruits Bill Blankenship is inheriting in his first season as the Rams head coach: Ohio State commit Josh Proctor and fellow safety Wayne Jones.Jones is a 6-foot safety who also has offers from K-State, Michigan State, Louisville, Memphis, Illinois and New Mexico. His recruitment has gone cold over the last several months, however, OSU is still the favorite to land his services according to his 247sports crystal ball.Jones had 56 tackles, 8 pass breakups and 4 interceptions playing in the largest high school classification last season. I expect major schools will again pick up interest this summer and OSU will be battling with the big boys as the fall approaches. Specifically, look for Arkansas to get in the mix. The big board series is back this week with a look at OSU’s top targets at the safety spot — a position of major focus for 2018 as the staff again looks to fill the massive void left by Jordan Sterns and eventually by Tre Flowers.The coaching staff has offers out to athletes across the country, but its major focus is locally in the Oklahoma and Texas area.Below are five prospects OSU is giving the full court press on in the class.Quarterback | Running back | Wide Receiver | Linebacker | Defensive lineLeon O’Neal Jr. — Cy-SpringsCy-Springs safety standout Leon O’Neal Jr. recently trimmed his list of top schools from from 33 to 12. And it’s a list filled with blue bloods: OSU, Texas, Texas A&M, Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, Oregon, USC, TCU, LSU, Florida and OU made that list.O’Neal’s crystal ball reads 100 percent in favor of Texas A&M, but the Cypress, Texas four-star safety says he’d be willing to move for the right opportunity.“Staying close to home has been a thought, but then again different things can also be good,” O’Neal told Gridiron Now. “I just want that special feeling you get when you are at a program. I’ve had that feeling with some schools, but I still have a lot of schools that want to get at me and look at me, and I will give them a shot, too.”OSU has long been in the mix with O’Neal, who is ranked as a top-10 prospect at his position and a top-100 overall recruit. But I get the feeling he’s leaning towards a blueblood, which might push the Aggies out of his list.“I think deep down, I’m an SEC guy. Then again I’d play for Clemson or an Ohio State or an Oklahoma. There’s a lot of different schools that I can see myself at. I still want to travel this summer and see a lot of different schools. It’s a blessing and a dream come true.”Taye Barber — Cy-SpringsBarber, a teammate of O’Neal’s, is a quarterback/safety/athlete for Cy-Springs who could play college at a number of positions. Schools at this stage are targeting him at wide receiver, but the dual-threat QB is offered as a safety for OSU — one of two positions he’ll play next season for his high school.Because his relationship with O’Neal, he says the two have considered packaging themselves to their college destination.“We think about it from time to time,” Barber told Pistols Firing in the spring. “It would be nice.”OSU was the first scholarship offer to Barber, who said that sentiment “meant a lot” that OSU was the first school to believe in his abilities. I like OSU’s chances with Barber, who now has 22 offers, more than I do with O’Neal.Rodney McGraw II — ElkinsOSU was the first major school to take a chance on McGraw, who held offers from Tulane, Texas State, ULM, and UNLV. And to this point, I believe OSU is the leader in the clubhouse. McGraw visited OSU this spring, where he was offered on-site. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.