Stats: India achieve their highest first innings total in Sri Lanka

first_imgIndia had the upper hand at stumps on the second day of the opening Test with Sri Lanka trailing by 446 runs with five wickets in hand in their first innings at Galle International Stadium on Thursday.After losing three wickets in quick succession at the start of the innings, Sri Lanka were 154/5 with middle-order batsman Angelo Mathews (54 batting) and Dilruwan Perera (6 batting) unbeaten at stumps.Mohammed Shami dealt crucial blows to register figures of 2/30 while fellow pacer Umesh Yadav and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bagged a wicket each.In the first innings, Hardik Pandya, playing his first Test match for India, carried on the onslaught started by Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara as India posted a monstrous first inning-score of 600. It was also the time that 350+ runs have been scored on the first two days in a Test match in Sri Lanka.Galle Test:Day 1 : 399/3Day 2 : 355/12First time 350 runs have been scored on the first two days of a Test in Sri Lanka.#SLvIND- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) July 27, 2017Earlier, starting the day at 399 for 3, India added 201 runs to finish exactly on 600, something which has happened only twice in the history of Test cricket.The previous two times Australia (against England at MCG in January, 1995) and India (against Pakistan at Rawalpindi in April, 2004) ending up on the winning side.Since Dec 2016 there have been six totals of 600 or more in Test cricket. Five of them have been scored by India!#SLvIND #INDvSL- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) July 27, 2017Thursday’s 600 is the highest first innings score by an Indian team in Sri Lanka, topping the 537 that India made in the first Test in August, 1997 at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.advertisementIndia’s highest ever score on Sri Lankan soil would have to be 707, but in the second innings, which they scored in 225.2 overs in July 2010 at Colombo SSC after Sri Lanka declared at 642/4.India’s highest in Sri Lanka?707 in 225.2 overs at ColomboSSC in July 2010 after SL made 642/4d#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) July 27, 2017All in all, this was India’s 11th 600+ total away from home. Three of which have come in Pakistan and England, twice in Sri Lanka and one in neighbouring Bangladesh.One of the stars of the Indian innings was Cheteshwar Pujara, who fell just after crossing the 150 mark. It was his sixth in International cricket, which includes three double hundreds. In first class cricket though he has scored 19 such 150+ scores.Cheteshwar Pujara 150+ scores…in Tests: 6 (incl 3 200s)in fc cricket: 19 (incl 8 200s, 3 300s)#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) July 27, 2017last_img read more

Police search for suspect Piece of concrete thrown at Winnipeg transit driver

first_imgWINNIPEG – Police are searching for a suspect who threw a large piece of concrete at a Winnipeg transit driver and hit him in the head.The driver was not badly hurt.Police say a man got on the bus at the St. Vital Shopping Centre last month, refused to pay and argued with the driver before getting off downtown.A short time later, the driver stopped to pick up people waiting at a different bus stop and saw the same man.Officers say that’s when the suspect threw the concrete before he fled on foot.Winnipeg bus driver Irvine Jubal Fraser died in February after being stabbed multiple times by a passenger.The bus had reached the end of the line late at night and Fraser was trying to remove the man, who had been sleeping at the back of the bus.In June 2002, Robert Stanley was killed when two teens dropped a boulder the size of a basketball from a bridge over Edmonton’s Whitemud Freeway. The rock crashed through Stanley’s school bus windshield and struck him in the chest.(CTV Winnipeg, The Canadian Press)last_img read more

PDM sworn into Office

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 21, 2016 –  The People’s Democratic Movement was officially sworn into Office on December 20th 2016. The party was successful in securing victory at the polls on December 15th winning 10 out of 15 electoral seats. Ministerial appointments are as follows:Hon. Sharlene Cartwright- Robinson– Premier and Minister of Finance, Trade and InvestmentHon. Sean R. Astwood– Deputy Premier and Minister of Immigration and Border Control and EmploymentHon. Vaden D. Williams– Minister of Home Affairs, Transportation and CommunicationHon. McMillin Goldray Ewing– Minister of Infrastructure, Housing and PlanningHon. Josephine Connolly-Minister of Education, Youth, Sports, Culture and Library ServicesHon. Edwin Astwood– Minister of Health, Agriculture and Human ServicesHon. Ralph Higgs- Minister of Tourism, Environment, Heritage and CultureThe party has agreed that there will be periodic rotation of Ministerial positions.The PDM has selected Hon. Karen Malcolm to serve as Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly.Hon. Derek Taylor will work out of the Premier’s Office in Grand Turk.Hon. Douglas Parnell will work of out of the Premier’s Office in Providenciales and will spearhead negotiations on constitutional change, UK relations, business development and inward investment.Hon. Dwayne Taylor has been selected to become Speaker of the House of Assembly upon the opening of the House of Assembly.Mr. Maxovonno Thomas has been selected to become the PDM Government’s appointed member to the House of Assembly. Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #PDMSwornIn PDM Sworn into Officecenter_img #MagneticMediaNews#PDMSwornIn Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Prospecting for Scientific Gems with Google

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Prospecting for Scientific ‘Gems’ with Google (2006, May 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2006-05-prospecting-scientific-gems-google.html So how can one calculate the GPR of any site when you first need to know the GPR of all its neighbors? It’s not a problem to be solved by pencil and paper! The answer is found through a recursive calculation: every website in the network is initialized with the same GPR, so that a new GPR can be calculated for each website simultaneously. This calculation is repeated until all the values stabilize.Researchers Patrick Chen and Sidney Redner at Boston University, along with their colleagues Huafeng Xie and Sergei Maslov at Brookhaven National Lab, recently applied the PageRank algorithm to all 353,268 articles published by the Physical Review between 1893 and 2003. It comes as no surprise that on average, GPR correlates nicely with the citation index. More interesting are the outliers—those articles that somehow achieve a high ranking with relatively few incoming references.After applying PageRank, Chen et al. sorted the papers in this network by their GPR values. Their recent article provides a sampling of famous papers from the top hundred results. Number 85, with only three citations, is a startling poster child of this new approach! The paper in question is a classic example of delayed influence. While it was the first to present a model which today sees widespread use, its result was refined and popularized by other researchers in a separate article. The “child paper” has accumulated 680 citations but makes only ten references to other works itself. The original paper thus collects a large share of its child’s impressive impact.Nor is this the only example! Among the papers with over a hundred citations, most of the papers with an unusually high GPR are easily recognizable as seminal works. Such works compare favorably in overall influence with the very small population having over a thousand citations.While “influence” may be easy to measure crudely, it is hard to measure reliably. These results show that although the two methods are comparable, Google’s PageRank algorithm seems to identify important scientific papers more reliably than a simple citation index. If there is a lesson here, it is this: in giving due credit, one should not be short-cited! Reference: Patrick Chen, Huafeng Xie, Sergei Maslov, & Sidney Redner 2006, “Finding Scientific Gems with Google”, xxx.lanl.gov/physics/0604130By Ben Mathiesen, Copyright 2006 PhysOrg.com Science is all about quantitative measurement, so it should come as no surprise that scientists have a long tradition of measuring their influence on each other. Traditionally, the most important measure of scientific impact has been the number of citations an article receives — but this method’s chief virtue is its simplicity. The authors of any given paper are much more likely to reference recent works, so a result whose importance is not immediately recognized can end up with a much lower citation index than it deserves. A well-written and relevant paper is typically referenced by two or three dozen papers, mostly from researchers working on the same highly specialized problem. A particularly useful or innovative result will often receive a hundred or more citations. Seminal works can achieve over a thousand citations, although they usually take decades to reach that point. While the system works well overall, it has no way of distinguishing a highly relevant citation from the polite mention of a colleague’s work.Many articles, for example, include an introduction section describing the history and current status of their specialized subject. This section can easily generate up to half of a paper’s references, even though few of the results given mention are actually used.A database of scientific literature is very similar in structure to the World Wide Web. Just as individual web pages are connected to each other by one-way links, journal articles are connected to each other by one-way citations. The number of external sites linking to a given website, or “in-degree”, is equivalent to the citation index of a given article. When Google tackled the problem of ranking websites by their influence, it didn’t consider the in-degree to be an appropriate measure. This would make it too easy to inflate the importance of a site by creating a host of useless linking pages. Instead they crafted a customized statistic, the Google PageRank (GPR) algorithm.To illustrate this algorithm, consider the webpage PhysOrg.com. PageRank finds every other webpage with a link to PhysOrg.com, and divides each neighbor’s GPR by its total number of outgoing links. The GPR of Physorg.com is then calculated as the sum of all these factors. In other words, each site in the network can be thought of as evenly distributing its influence over all the sites that it links to. A page thus gains influence mainly by being associated with other influential pages. (The actual algorithm is a little more complicated, but this is its essential feature.) This method strikes a nice balance between content and connectivity, reducing the influence of high-traffic directories on the sites that they list. last_img read more

March 17 2017Here are a few photos of the student

first_imgMarch 17, 2017Here are a few photos of the students from Temple University during their silt-cast workshop.[photos from Leah-Ann Walker’s phone]last_img

Bill cosponsored by Bumstead honoring Trooper Butterfield signed into law by Gov

first_img10Feb Bill co-sponsored by Bumstead honoring Trooper Butterfield signed into law by Gov. Snyder State Rep. Jon Bumstead joined Rep. Ray Franz in honoring State Trooper Paul K. Butterfield at a recent bill signing with Gov. Rick Snyder that named a portion of M-116 in Mason County after the fallen trooper.House Bill 5257, now Public Act 441 of 2014, was introduced by Franz and co-sponsored by Bumstead to honor the fallen trooper, who was shot in the line of duty on Sept. 9, 2013. After serving in the Army, Butterfield joined the state police in 1999 and transferred in 2011 to Hart Post #66, located in Oceana County.“Paul was a kind-hearted man who bravely served our community by protecting us and upholding our state’s laws,” said Bumstead, R-Newaygo. “I am truly humbled to have the opportunity to take part in honoring this officer for giving the ultimate sacrifice while serving our state.“By memorializing him with this highway, we celebrate his life and his profound influence on the lives of all who knew him.”Trooper Butterfield’s fiancé, Jennifer Sielski, and his mother, Pat Butterfield, were also present at the bill-signing ceremony, along with members of the Mason County sheriff’s department and state police troopers.The Trooper Paul K. Butterfield II Memorial Highway is located on M-116 in Mason County, beginning at Lincoln River and stretching north to Big Sable River.### Categories: Newslast_img read more

The Estádio do Dragão Portuguese cable and pay TV

first_imgThe Estádio do DragãoPortuguese cable and pay TV operator Nos has teamed up with Samsung and Sport TV to broadcast a football match in virtual reality.Viewers equipped with Samsung Gear VR virtual reality headsets were able to watch the match between FC Porto and Benfica at the Estádio do Dragão yesterday in the format.Nos claimed a world first for the live broadcast in VR, using five cameras to enable viewers to choose different angles to watch the game, providing a 360-degree experience.The experience was made available to viewers in the Samsung store at the Fórum Almada and at the Nos theatre in the Shopping Colombo centre.Nos transmitted the match over fibre and a 1Gbps 4G network, using 300Mbps of dedicated capacity.“The Portuguese League is immensely proud to associate to these partners and to this revolutionary initiative in watching a football match. The match opposing FC Porto and Benfica will surely be followed by an even greater number of viewers, to add to the thousands of fans that will be at Estádio do Dragão and to the millions that will watch it at home, on the television. Portuguese professional football and all the emotion it offers will now be taken to a never before seen level,” said Pedro Proença, the president of the Portuguese league, ahead of the match.“We are aware that football is a passion point for the Portuguese people, which means that this initiative, the first of its kind worldwide, has all it takes to allow the users access to an experience that promises to change the way we look at live broadcasts,” said Frederico Paiva, business manager of Samsung Portugal.last_img read more

Netflix will launch widely on US pay TV operator C

first_imgNetflix will launch widely on US pay TV operator Comcast’s X1 set-top boxes this week.In a joint statement the firms said that the subscription video-on-demand service will go live on millions of X1 devices across the country.The move will make it easy for X1 customers to browse the Netflix catalogue alongside the other live, on demand, DVR and web programming included with their Xfinity TV subscription.“We are excited to add Netflix to X1 and give our customers access to all the content they love in a way that has never been done before,” said Comcast Cable CEO, Neil Smit.“Netflix has been a terrific partner, and our incredible teams of engineers and designers have come together to create an experience that is not only seamless and intuitive, but also lets viewers search and watch tens of thousands of movies, shows, specials and documentaries with the sound of their voice.”Netflix CEO Reed Hastings added: “The Netflix integration into the X1 platform means our mutual customers will no longer need to change inputs or juggle remotes.”The rollout comes after Comcast started offering a beta version of the Netflix app in the ‘Comcast Labs’ section of its X1 boxes in September.last_img read more