Rabwah – Dr Abduas Salam Super Six Cricket League Match summary

Rabwah – Dr Abduas Salam Super Six Cricket League Match summary

Today team Skylite Networks and Nasir Abad Sharki played its 2nd match. After very interesting game team Skylite won the match.

Adnan Ahmad Jan was announced man of the match due to his blistering inning of 75 of just 16 balls with the strike rate of 468.5, while chasing the target of 120.Team Skylite Networks made the chase looks so easy due to his power full hitting right from the word go. It was the 2nd time when Adnan won the title of man of the match. And the respectable member of the officials awards the prize to the man of the match as you can see in the picture.

And also the interesting thing about the match is that Mr paddy, finished the match with long six.

 

 

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Rabwah – Dr Abduas Salam Super Six Cricket League Match summary

Rabwah – Dr Abduas Salam Super Six Cricket League Match summary

Today a very fantastic match played between Skylite Networks and team Umer. After very interesting game team skylite won the match. That was the first match of the team skylite and was second of team Umer. According to the captain of the team skylite Mr paddy, the team confidence increase and all the boys played well especially Mr Adnan jaan played very well and announced the man of the match for secoring 55. He is confident he won the title of the league.

Mohammad Akram hails Babar Azam’s resilience in alien conditions

Mohammad Akram hails Babar Azam’s resilience in alien conditions

KARACHI: Pakistan posted a respectable total on the third day of the second Test against New Zealand at Hamilton’s Seddon Park largely due to an unbeaten 90-run innings by young batsman Babar Azam.

Resuming at the overnight score of 76 for five, Azam held one end together as Sarfraz Ahmed (41) and Sohail Khan (37) went for their shots to ensure that the visitors maintain a decent run-rate after the top and middle-order had limply rolled over on the second day.

Pakistan were eventually bowled out for 216, 55 runs behind New Zealand’s first innings score of 271 as Azam remained stranded on one end.

 

Speaking to The Express Tribune, former Test cricketer and bowling coach Mohammad Akram praised Azam for his stupendous effort in alien conditions. “Azam has come through the ranks and has shown great maturity. I have seen him score big in first-class matches and this innings proved that even outside Asia he’s good enough.”

Akram, meanwhile, refused to blame the other batsmen for their follies on the tour stating that lack of exposure to fast-bowling-friendly pitches was the primary reason for the disastrous batting witnessed in the first three innings of the series.

Akram, who represented Pakistan in nine Tests and 23 ODIs, stressed the need for ‘A’ team tours to countries where the batsmen are tested rather than tours to Asian venues.

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“We can’t criticise the batsmen; they haven’t had the exposure to these conditions. We need to send ‘A’ teams to the difficult parts of the world like Australia, England, New Zealand and South Africa rather than touring places like UAE or Sri Lanka,” he said.

Bowlers need to capitalise on favourable conditions

Akram lamented the effort of Pakistan’s bowling attack on the opening two days of the match as, despite inclement weather and overcast conditions, the bowling quartet of Mohammad Amir, Sohail, Imran Khan and Wahab Riaz allowed the hosts to amass an above-par total of 270.

“It isn’t easy for fast-bowlers to switch from one pitch to another; here in New Zealand you need bowlers who can pitch the ball up, ones who can kiss the turf rather than banging the ball on the surface. The art is to pitch the ball up and that adjustment isn’t easy; our pacers needed to be disciplined and bowl a probing line and length,” he said.

New Zealand end first day’s play on 77-2

Akram, who served as Pakistan’s bowling coach for two years, also observed that the attacking nature of the bowlers and lack of exposure to green tops was a possible reason for their poor show.

“I feel our bowlers didn’t have the exposure of bowling on these pitches at least on the international stage. Patience is crucial on these pitches, you have to make the batsmen come at you and the wicket-takers need to swallow their ego and bowl in the right areas rather than trying to blow the batting line-up away,” said Akram.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 28th, 2016.

Delbonis seals Argentina’s maiden Davis Cup title

Delbonis seals Argentina’s maiden Davis Cup title

ZAGREB: Federico Delbonis swept aside Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in Sunday’s deciding rubber as Argentina clinched a first Davis Cup title with a stunning fightback in Zagreb.

Juan Martin del Potro, cheered on by Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, staged an incredible comeback from two sets down to beat Marin Cilic in the opening reverse singles to level the tie at 2-2.

Left-hander Delbonis then tamed the big-serving Karlovic as Argentina, runners-up on four previous occasions, became just the 15th country to lift the trophy in 116 years.

“This is one of those dreams that has come true,” said Delbonis. “I tried to keep focused to do what I had to do, that’s all I could think because if I thought about anything else it would be a disaster.”

Argentina coach Daniel Orsanic added: “The guys were amazing today. Juan Martin won an incredible match and Federico played the match of his life.”

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Delbonis was beaten by Cilic in five sets in Friday’s first singles match but blew away the 37-year-old Karlovic, an opponent ranked 21 places above him, in just over two hours.

The world number 41 broke Karlovic — the oldest player to feature in a Davis Cup singles match since 43-year-old Australian Norman Brookes in 1920 — four times to help Argentina banish the memories of losing finals appearances in 1981, 2006, 2008 and 2011.

But much of the credit will go to Del Potro after the Olympic silver medallist, who missed the majority of 2014 and 2015 through injury, outlasted Cilic in an epic five-hour battle of former US Open champions.

“I was positive all the time and did not let my head drop after going two sets down,” said Del Potro. “This was an emotionally exhausting match and one of the biggest wins of my career.”

Davis Cup: Murray ready for ‘one more big push’

Del Potro had defeated Cilic in eight of 10 previous meetings, but Sunday’s clash was the first since 2013 and the Croat was invigorated by an animated Zagreb Arena crowd.

Sixth-ranked Cilic dominated a first set tie-break, winning the first five points to seize control, and then broke Del Potro’s serve twice in succession in the second set to move Croatia within sight of a second title.

But Del Potro, who rallied from behind to overcome Andy Murray in a five-set epic in the semi-final, displayed more remarkable resilience and produced an outrageous ‘tweener’ to begin the third set.

Cilic fought off two early break points but then succumbed to nerves as the finish line approached, falling 0-40 behind on serve at 5-6, and Del Potro pounced at the third opportunity to reignite his country’s hopes.

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Del Potro’s blistering forehand piled the pressure on Cilic, and the Argentine sent the match to a fifth set by converting his third set point after his opponent again faltered on serve at 5-4.

Del Potro committed a costly double fault to gift Cilic the advantage at the start of the deciding set, but the world number 38 hit straight back in the following game to level.

The Argentine then conjured up a pair of break points at 4-3 with a miscued forehand from Cilic paving the way for Del Potro to complete a stunning fightback — his first ever from two sets down — in four hours and 53 minutes.

“It’s a very hard defeat to take,” said Cilic. “I am very disappointed but I have no regrets because I gave all I had and it was just one of those days when it didn’t come off.”

Mourinho faces disciplinary action from FA

Mourinho faces disciplinary action from FA

MANCHESTER: 

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho faces disciplinary action from Football Association (FA), and an almost definite touchline suspension, after being sent to the stands by referee Jon Moss during a 1-1 Premier League home draw with West Ham.

It is the third time in less than two months that the fiery Portuguese manager will face disciplinary action from the sport’s ruling body.

In late October, he was suspended for one game, and fined 8,000 pounds (9,400 euros/$10,000), for an altercation with referee Mark Clattenburg during a draw with Burnley.

That incident followed a 50,000-pound punishment for comments made about the decision to allow referee Anthony Taylor to officiate the game with Liverpool.

The latest flashpoint also involved a referee with whom Mourinho has recent history. Last season, while in charge of Chelsea, Mourinho had an altercation with the same official in a game at West Ham which resulted in a one-match stadium ban for the Portuguese.

A year on, against the same opposition and with the same referee, Mourinho kicked a water bottle fully 20 yards to protest Taylor’s decision to caution Paul Pogba for simulation after 27 minutes, a card that rules the French international out of United’s League Cup quarter-final tie — again with West Ham — at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

“I think everyone saw his frustration was shown in that situation,” said assistant manager Rui Faria after Mourinho refused to speak post-match.

“It should have been a free-kick for us and it ended with a yellow card for Paul and he is out of our next match.

“So there are maybe reasons to express some frustration. After that, things that are part of the game and the referee took a decision.

“But I think everything comes from a decision that should be the opposite way.”

By that stage Zlatan Ibrahimovic had equalised an early opening goal from Diafra Sakho. But, as has been the norm recently, Mourinho’s team could not find a winner as they recorded a fourth consecutive home league draw — the first time since 1990 they have gone four home games without victory.

More worrying yet, United have now recorded their worst start to a season, after 13 games, since 1989-90, the season that saw Sir Alex Ferguson famously win the FA Cup after surviving strenuous calls for his dismissal from supporters.

“We were the best team on the pitch,” said Faria. “We didn’t have any tactical issues during the game. Defensively we were very compact. Offensively we created the chances to win.

“We are showing that as a team we are a strong side and we can do very good things. We create chances that in a normal way should be goals and the game should be in a comfortable way.

“It is not happening. We get frustrated. The only thing we need to do is keep working because then things will change for us.”

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic sympathised with his opposite number for his latest disciplinary problems.

“I don’t know if he deserved to be sent off, I don’t know the rules,” said Bilic. “I don’t want any manager, especially him, to be sent off. It is hard to judge from our angle if it is a dive or a foul so I can understand it but I don’t want him to be sent off.

“I have seen him. We didn’t talk about the mood but he is a gentleman. I like him.”

But the West Ham manager saw promising signs of recovery in his team’s display at Old Trafford.

“It is a difficult season and I am not trying to avoid saying that,” said Bilic, whose side is just a point above the drop zone.

“I am not happy with the position, we are still paying the price for September, when we had injuries — lost against Watford, West Brom, Southampton, Middlesbrough.

“But recently there are really good performances from us. It is only a matter of time when we get the points. We could have lost today but still I would say the same thing.”

Making hearing aids as cool as wireless headphones

Making hearing aids as cool as wireless headphones

“One my cousins in New York is hard of hearing. He considered getting hearing aids but none of the options available were ‘normal looking’ and the well-concealed ones were just too expensive,” says Owen Song. “This experience led me to think about the hearing aid industry and what the true problems are that hearing impaired people face.”

He sketched a concept last year and then did some research. His first ever startup was soon born. With a prototype in hand, Owen has just put the stylish hearing aid on Indiegogo.

Dubbed Olive, the little gizmo looks more like the kind of wireless headphones you’d expect to see from Will.i.am or a brand-new earphones startup – a world away from the 1980s IBM PC beige of most medical devices for people who are hearing impaired.

“The design/style factor for the Olive is to target those younger audiences who don’t want the stigma of wearing a hearing aid,” adds Owen. His South Korea-based startup, Olive Union, is now selling it to global shoppers on Indiegogo for US$69, with the thing shipping out December 2017. The regular retail price will be US$100.

If adventurous souls want to be beta testers, they can get prototype Olives in July for just US$50.

The price tag is way below the usual hundreds of bucks – or even thousands – of old-school hearing aids.

“During our myriad interviews, we found that those who knew they had hearing issues – difficulty hearing in crowded environments, hard to carry on conversations in public or in groups – wanted a hearing aid solution that was cheaper without simply being an amplifier, of which there are many cheap solutions,” says Owen.
PHOTO: OLIVE

“We also interviewed many who didn’t realize they could benefit from hearing enhancement until they took our hearing test on the Olive Union app. After trying out the Olive, they realized that it was indeed something they could benefit from – and if it was the right price and stylish, they would be interested.”

Indeed, the Bluetooth buds are not just amplifiers – they have directional microphones and noise cancellation.

“We have directional microphones on the Olive, but they don’t operate in a way that isolates directional sound. Rather, our algorithm, which is set up and customized to your ears on the companion app, uses the hearing profile to isolate frequencies that you are not able to hear as well and enhances them in proportion to other frequencies in order to restore normal hearing levels,” Owen states.

The battery in the Olive hearing aid is also reminiscent of a set of wireless headphones – which has a downside. The startup estimates battery life at just four hours. However, it recharges quickly within the case provided.

“Regular hearing aids rely on coin cells for power” – which ain’t cheap – “and don’t have an active connection to your smartphone for things like picking up phone calls or changing hearing profiles. This is why they last so long,” explains Owen. One online survey of conventional hearing aid users says their average battery life is 82 hours.

But that shouldn’t be too much of a turn-off for younger buyers, who’ll feel right at home with the aesthetics and the way they can configure the Olives within the mobile app – not the kind of things that’d appeal to your grandpa.

This article originally appeared on Tech in Asia.

Facebook has trapped us with one hilariously simple oversight

Facebook has trapped us with one hilariously simple oversight
Sometime in mid-2006, Zuckerberg and his team at Facebook came out with what today is arguably the cornerstone of global information dissemination — the news feed. The move at the time created such an uproar that Zuck himself penned (keyed?) a blog post titled “Calm down. Breathe. We hear you.” in a bid to pacify public rage.

A decade down the line, the outcries are no more, and Facebookers hardly remember a pre-news feed era. The news feed today, for many of us, is the strongest link to what is going on in the community we live in and the world as a whole. As a result, Facebook today is the most powerful media tool at the disposal of politicians, marketers, and artists alike.

Over the years as Facebook grew its user base, its users also grew their personal networks exponentially. In 2014, Statista reported an average 650 friends per user in the 18 to 24 age category, illustrating the kind of connections we are dealing with. Considering that an average Facebook user reportedly generates 90 pieces of content per month, simple math tells us that the typical Facebook user is dealt with something in the range of 58,500 individual items of content on a monthly basis.

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The growth of content itself plays right into the strategy envisioned by Zuckerberg in his college dorm many years ago, but this success yields a pretty obvious complication — priority content.

It’s critical for engagement’s sake to maintain this kind of content (we are presented first with what interests us most). In order to address this deceiving and critical issue, Facebook came out with a complex algorithm.

You see, Facebook in its earliest days was driven by a motto which read in the boldest of fonts — “Move fast and break things,” and that’s exactly what they did. They moved fast enough to extend their data capture perimeter to include our preferences. Unknown to us for many years now, a team of data scientists based out of the company’s headquarters in California is analyzing the way we like, comment, share, and engage with the content we see.

The result is an algorithm smart enough to know what we might like and prefer to see on top of our news feeds. In essence, Facebook is gently nudging the right content in our direction to help us see what we want to see.

Relevance is the name of the game and while the concept is not without noble merit, Zuckerberg hasn’t quite let go of his self-serving, intellectual property robbing Harvard days. The advertising revenue that Facebook is rolling in right now is also heavily dependent on relevance for its effectiveness.

The commercial targeting efficacy offered by Facebook is unparalleled at this point and the ROI is completely transparent and based on engagement. This ability to know who might potentially buy something is the ace up Facebook’s sleeve and it hasn’t cost us too much. Not till now at least.

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The hilariously simple oversight

The year is 2016, and Donald Trump, the least likely candidate to have arisen to presidential consideration in USA’s modern history triumphed over Hillary Clinton, former first lady and secretary of state. The turmoil and chaos are ringing through America, and the blame game has only just begun.

The Trump victory caught many off guard. In the age of connectivity, could blatant public sentiments such as presidential preferences stay largely unknown? When most of us know what our on average 650 connections had for lunch, it’s strange to imagine that we didn’t know the same people’s political standpoints. Were they concealing this?

They didn’t.

Facebook is perhaps the most frequented opinion billboard of modern times and it stands to reason that a reported 28 percent of all online activity is spent on social media. To add to the mindshare monopoly that social media has occupied, any articles and external content platforms we visit are most likely linked from Facebook.

The usage in itself is not the problem. In fact, people express their views freely on social media, and rationally, the platform should offer a very real view of the ground situation.

Unfortunately, however, the same algorithm that sorted relevant content for you has been at work behind the curtain. Facebook has unknowingly (or knowingly) bubbled us in our own content preference. Hillary supporters only ever saw content that called Trump out on his outlandish behavior and supported the Clinton cause. All Democrats stayed steadily grounded and assured in the coming of America’s first female President, while all hell broke loose outside of what is now coming to be called the filter bubble.

Facebook had tool to weed out fake news: report

The filter bubble is a hilariously simple oversight with some pretty sober consequences. Everything you know about what the world is like, at least the portion of your experiences that have been molded digitally, may have no real validity.

More room for unbiased facts

Present day. Zuckerberg took the stage in the election aftermath to address accusations directed at Facebook in association with the filter bubble. Of course, he denied any plausibility, passed the blame to how the content is managed rather than how it is ranked, and then proceeded to point out the humans that are now playing a role in moderating the news feed algorithm. All great defenses; they don’t really solve the problem, though, but hey, let’s not let the truth get in the way of the story.

Humans as a species, contrary to their sentient status, have severe difficulties in navigating through their natural biases. To keep it simple, we are constantly perceiving things inaccurately. Add to the fire, a primary information source only serving to heighten the bias and we have soup in our hands.

Unbiased facts are critical for argument formation, they are also critical for formulating accurate hypotheses — none of which can be achieved if we are shown what we would like to see.

The key learning here is simply a matter of adjusting judgment. There is no way to overcome the filter bubble, except by consciously questioning our standpoints and the information we receive. A little time away from news feed-driven content is a potential solution, but who are we kidding, we are too far in the bubble to tear our way out of it.

So, in closing, welcome to the matrix; try and stay aware.

This article originally appeared on Tech in Asia.

Some apps are apparently storing people’s information without their consent

Some apps are apparently storing people’s information without their consent

There are several security apps that can help you block unknown callers and even identify who’s calling.

However, a report has revealed that such apps also add users’ contact information to their databases. The information can then be used by anyone.

An investigation by Factwire has found that websites for these apps allow users to connect any number with a name even if they haven’t downloaded the app. However, numbers cannot be obtained by merely entering a name.

Apps such as Truecaller, Sync.me and CM Security block spam calls and feature “reverse-look up” functionality for numbers users do not recognise. What many don’t know is that these apps also upload their phones contacts to databases upon installation, essentially gathering contact information without the owner’s knowledge.

The BBC has found that many British numbers including that of former prime minister David Cameron are also listed. Security researcher Rik Ferguson of Trend Micro also had his contact on Truecaller’s database.

Speaking to the BBC, he confirmed he had never used the app or consented to having his number stored. “Data can only be collected for specific, explicitly stated and legitimate purposes, may not be kept for a longer period than is necessary and crucially only with the explicit and informed consent of the data subject,” he said.

Some of the apps have over a billion contacts saved on their databases, a cause for concern. Truecaller, which suffered a security breach in 2013, insisted no sensitive information had been exposed in the cyber-attack.

Truecaller told the BBC that the app ensured that its data stored in Sweden remained secure and information was not shared with external organisations. “Truecaller is not in violation of the data protection laws in Sweden, nor across the EU as a whole” a statement from the company read.

One of the apps, CM Security, has now halted its reverse-look up function. Most of the apps do mention in their terms and conditions that users should have permission from their contacts before giving out their data.

This article originally appeared on BBC.

Khalistan militant commander recaptured after India jailbreak

Khalistan militant commander recaptured after India jailbreak

A top Sikh militant commander was recaptured by police in the Indian capital Delhi on Monday, a day after he was freed in a dramatic jailbreak by a gang wearing police uniforms.

Harminder Singh Mintoo, who heads a Sikh separatist group, was arrested on the outskirts of Delhi some 200 kilometres (124 miles) from the high-security prison in Punjab where he had been remanded on terror charges.

“He was caught near Delhi early Monday and will be brought to Punjab,” A S Chahal, a senior local police official, told AFP.

Four other inmates who also escaped during the breakout — members of a local criminal gang jailed for murder — are still at large, Chahal added.

Mintoo, leader of the Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) — a militant group fighting for a Sikh homeland in Punjab — was arrested in 2014 and was in jail awaiting trial for terrorism offences.

He was freed in an early morning raid on Sunday by at least 10 armed men wearing police uniforms. They stabbed one guard and opened fire before fleeing with the prisoners in cars. Three policemen were injured in the assault, which prompted a massive hunt for the fugitives. A woman was killed on a highway a few miles from the prison when police opened fire on her car after the driver allegedly failed to stop at a checkpoint.

Police later said she had no connection with the escapees. A 2.5 million rupee ($36,000) reward was offered for information on Mintoo’s whereabouts. It was not clear if the bounty had played any part in his recapture Monday. Three top prison officers were sacked or suspended following the jailbreak.

Sunday’s raid was the second major prison break in India in less than a month. In October eight militants escaped from a jail in central Madhya Pradesh state. They were gunned down hours later in a shootout.

The Sikh separatist insurgency in Punjab largely waned in the late 90s, but several groups remain committed to the Khalistan movement and dozens of alleged Sikh militants are in prison.

The bloody campaign — launched in the 1970s — claimed more than 20,000 lives, mostly civilian.

source The Express Tribune news

Pakistan: Qamar Javed Bajwa selection as new army chief highlights the Ahmadi struggle

Pakistan: Qamar Javed Bajwa selection as new army chief highlights the Ahmadi struggle

A senior Pakistan army officer, who served under Lt General Bajwa in 10 Corps, told The Sunday Express that the chief-designate was “not a hardliner”, rather a “simple and straight-forward general who is sensibly bold”.

Nawaz Sharif selection is being seen as an attempt to restore civilian oversight over the world’s sixth largest army

Suspense over who would succeed Pakistan chief of army staff, Raheel Sharif ended Saturday after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif elevated Lt General Qamar Javed Bajwa to the position.

The promotion, however, was not without its share of controversy as a section of Pakistani hardliners opposed Bajwa’s selection. Led by Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith senator Sajid Mir, mullahs of both Sunni and Shia faith strongly objected to Bajwa taking over the reins from Sharif. Their argument: one of Bajwa’s relative is an Ahmadi. Followers of the Ahmadiyya sect in Pakistan have been persecuted for their religious beliefs down the years.

Often referred to as kafirs or non-believers, Ahmadis are prohibited by law to identify themselves as Muslims. The law was enacted in 1984 after the National Assembly ratified it. This forced the fourth caliph of the Ahmadiyya sect to shift his base to London as he was unable to perform his duties under the severe restrictions imposed by the Pakistani government. Human rights activists Kashif Chaudhry, who is based in the United States, described in an article for The Nation, what it means to be an Ahmadi living in Pakistan.

“Like us Muslims in America, members of the Ahmadiyya sect (who are forcibly denied the Muslim identity) in Pakistan are also a misunderstood minority faith group. Their patriotism is also questioned by the right wing – and to a far greater extent. They are depicted as “traitors” of Islam and Pakistan, often by mainstream Sunni and Shia clerics. Unfortunately, unlike the United States, their is no political party or segment of mainstream media that comes to their rescue. Their marginalization and “otherness” has been normalized over the last four decades,” he wrote.

As history would suggest, when reports first began to surface that Bajwa was in the running for the top post, he was subjected to a vilification campaign on social media in an attempt to disqualify him. Nawaz Sharif selection is being seen as an attempt to restore civilian oversight over the world’s sixth largest army, which has enjoyed a free hand until now. Also, Bajwa is considered to be an expert in Kashmir. He had previously led the Force Command Northern Areas, which is responsible for northern areas of Kashmir, including the Siachen glacier. His low-profile image also reportedly helped him land the job. A senior Pakistan army officer, who served under Lt General Bajwa in 10 Corps, told The Sunday Express that the chief-designate was “not a hardliner”, rather a “simple and straight-forward general who is sensibly bold”. Raheel Sharif transfer control to Bajwa in a change of command ceremony on Tuesday. Raheel Sharif will become the first army chief in more than 20 years to step down without getting an extension.

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