Smith dazzles, Bravo holds nerve as Lions win IPL thriller

first_imgNEW DELHI, India (CMC):West Indies opener Dwayne Smith stroked an up tempo half-century, while seamer Dwayne Bravo remained calm under pressure to bowl a decent final over as Gujarat Lions held on to beat Delhi Daredevils by a single run in the Indian Premier League here yesterday.Playing at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Lions piled up 172 for six after being sent in, with the right-handed Smith carving out 53 and opening partner Brendan McCullum top-scoring with 60.In reply, South African Chris Morris hammered a career-best unbeaten 82 to get the hosts within touching distance of their target.However, with 14 runs required from the final over, Bravo managed to hold his nerve and see the visitors over the line.The victory was Lions’ fifth in six outings and it pushed them top of the standings on 10 points, two ahead of the chasing Kolkata Knight Riders. Delhi, meanwhile, remained third on six points.FLYING STARTSmith and McCullum gave Lions a flying start, putting on 112 off 64 deliveries.In only his second game of the IPL, Smith faced 30 deliveries and clobbered five fours and three sixes, while New Zealander McCullum hit six sixes and three sixes in a 36-ball knock.Smith eventually fell in the 11th over when he missed one from leg-spinner Imran Tahir, which skidded on and was lbw. His wicket signalled a collapse, which saw six wickets tumble from 30 runs.Seamer Dhawal Kulkarni then grabbed three wickets to stun Delhi and leave them on 16 for three in the fourth over before Morris and JP Duminy, with 48 off 43 balls, came to their rescue. Morris faced only 32 balls and slammed four fours and eight sixes, while Duminy hit three fours and a six off 43 deliveries.Bravo claimed one for 40 from his four overs, but more important, managed to keep Morris quiet in the final over.last_img read more

The BBCs commercial arm has selected six new star

first_imgThe BBC’s commercial arm has selected six new start-ups to take part in its BBC Worldwide Labs project, covering business areas including audience research, video search and advertising.BBCWW kicked off its Labs scheme in 2012 to offer new companies guidance from industry experts and mentors from around the business, securing commercial partnerships without taking an equity state in the companies.The six startups chosen this year include: Seenit, an app that lets brands launch video-filming campaigns; Rezonence, an ad format that allows publishers to monetise digital content by asking consumers to engage; and CrowdEmotion, a software firm that analyses facial expressions to measure emotions.The other three start-ups are: video and audio search firm OP3NVoice; real-time ad and e-commerce system Verticly; and Buddy Bounce, a platform designed to let celebrities and brands better connect with their fans.BBCWW said that this year’s new start-ups have been selected based on their “natural alignment” with Worldwide’s existing business units and international brands, and their potential global reach.last_img read more

DETECTIVES from the PSNIs Terrorist Investigation

first_img DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Terrorist Investigation Unit investigating violent dissident republican activity have carried out a number of searches in Derry yesterday and today.One man was arrested and police have revealed lethal bomb device has also been taken out of the hands of dissident terrorists.Dective Inspector Adrian Brown of Maydown-based TIU said: “A 48 year old man was arrested following the search of a house in the Creggan area on Friday night. VIABLE BOMB FOUND DURING SEARCHES INTO VIOLENT DISSIDENT REPUBLICAN ACTIVITY IN DERRY was last modified: July 9th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: CRegganDI ADRIAN BROWNgalliaghTERRORIST INVESTIGATION UNITVIABLE BOMB FOUND DURING SEARCHES INTO VIOLENT DISSIDENT REPUBLICAN ACTIVITY IN DERRY “He was taken into custody, where he remains, assisting us with our enquiries.“Further searches took place on Saturday morning in the Creggan and Galliagh areas where a viable improvised explosive device and various other component parts were recovered at a location in Galliagh.“These items were made safe at the scene and have been taken away for further forensic examination.”Detective Inspector Brown added: “I would appeal to anyone with any information that could assist us in combatting violent dissident republican activity to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.” ShareTweetlast_img read more

Malta ratifies agreement improving satellite navigation in the EU

first_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint Credit: NASACredit: NASA Malta has signed an agreement ratifying it cooperation over systems to satellite programmes.The ratification of the Instrument was signed by Malta’s Foreign Minister Carmelo Abela, is aimed at providing better navigation services for citizens across the European Member States and of Switzerland.The move follows the original creation of the Cooperation Agreement back in December 2013.This effort sees long term cooperation between the European Union and Switzerland in the area of satellite navigation within the civilian remit as well Swiss cooperation with programmes operated by the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems.WhatsApplast_img read more