Pakistan win toss, send West Indies in to bat in historic Test

first_img The Windies have handed maiden Test caps to 2016 ICC Youth World Cup-winning captain Shimron Hetmyer and fellow Guyana Jaguars left-hander Vishal Singh. They become the 310th and 311th players to wear the maroon cap for West Indies in Tests. The Test is the 50th to be staged at this venue and between the two sides. Teams: WEST INDIES: Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shimron Hetmyer (on debut), Shai Hope, Vishal Singh (on debut), Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich (wicketkeeper), Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel PAKISTAN: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Younus Khan, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Muhammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz, Muhammad Abbas (on debut) UMPIRES: Richard Illingworth (England), Richard Kettleborough (England) VIDEO UMPIRE: Bruce Oxenford (Australia) MATCH REFEREE: Stuart Broad (England) FOURTH UMPIRE: Gregory Brathwaite (Barbados) West Indies will bat first, after Pakistan won the toss on the opening day of the historic first Test in the Brighto Paints presents the Q Mobile Cup Series today at Sabina Park here.last_img read more

Indonesian airlines green light for US flights

first_imgINDONESIAN carriers will be allowed to fly once more to the United States after the country’s safety rating has been upgraded by the US Federal Aviation Administration, according to Indonesian media reports.Indonesian news agency Antara quoted the director of airworthiness and plane operations at the Indonesian Transportation Ministry’s Directorate General of Air Transportation, Mohammad Alwi, as saying the South-east Asian nation had been upgraded from category 2 to category 1.  The upgrade was subsequently confirmed by the Jakarta Post.”After 10 years of efforts, we finally passed it and the US ambassador has congratulated me on it,” Alwi told the news agency, adding that the FAA was due to officially present a certificate of aviation rating.  “After we have seen four ministers and four director generals being replaced, the efforts were finally successful. I have told Jonan (former Transportation Minister Ignatius Jonan) that I have accomplished my duties for the FAA.” Garuda expected to be an early beneficiary of the change with airline’s president, Arif Wibowo, saying previously it would open flight routes linking Jakarta to New York and Los Angeles in 2017.Indonesia was demoted by the US in 2007 to category 2 and banned from flying to the European Union after a series of crashes and concerns about the oversight of the country’s safety systems.  An International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) uudit of Indonesia’s aviation authority at that time uncovered 120 instances of failing to comply with international safety standards.Part of the problem has been a massive expansion of aviation in the populous nation, which consists of thousands of islands. And while flying on some Indonesian carriers may now be considered safer, there are still concerns about others.While the EU lifted the ban on Indonesian flag carrier Garuda in 2010 and widened the exemptions this year, all but seven Indonesian airlines remained banned after a review of the EU safety list in June. Those not on the banned list are Garuda,  Airfast Indonesia,  Ekspres Transportasi Antarbenua, Indonesia Air Asia,  Citilink,  Lion Air and Batik Air.Arnold Barnett, an MIT statistician specialising  in airline safety, told The New York Times in late 2014 that  the death rate in plane crashes in Indonesia was one per million passengers or 25 times the rate in the US.last_img read more

Fix Your iPhone’s Maps & Reminders With Localscope 3

first_imgjon mitchell Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Now you can add reminders for any place you identify in Localscope. You can even organize them into lists within the app. So you can have one list of restaurants to try and another one for errands. And it pulls in your reminders from the Reminders app and lists them on the map as well.This is the kind of app that reminds you why you have a smartphone. It helps you find your way in the world, even while the phone is still in your pocket.Localscope is $1.99 in the iTunes Store. Tags:#apps#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts If you’re having trouble finding places with the new maps on your iPhone, you must not have heard of Localscope. I’ve been searching and browsing the world with this thing since long before iOS 6, so I didn’t miss a beat. And today’s update to version 3 doesn’t just add more navigation options. Now it ties into Reminders, so you’re always aware of what’s around you and what you can get done while you’re here. Localscope is to the world around you what a browser is to the Web. It has browsing and searching modes, and it pulls its location data from all the major location services and even some minor ones. It encompasses Google, Yelp, Foursquare, Wikipedia, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr and even more. You can search by name, category or address, or you can just browse for what’s nearby.When you find where you’re going, you can use the in-app map view and surprisingly accurate compass Localscope displays on every entry to get there. If that’s not powerful enough, you can send it over to the Maps app. Yes, even if it’s a place Apple’s Maps wouldn’t find on its own, you can send the coordinates to Maps from Localscope and figure out how to get there.Version 3.0 adds Factual data as yet another location source, it’s now iPhone 5-ready, it adds support for the iOS 6 sharing menu and Facebook integration, and it even has a new secondary screen, so you can display the info on a connected car’s heads-up display. And I haven’t even gotten to the Reminders features yet.Reminding You About RemindersOne of the most promising features in iOS 6 is native geofencing. This allows apps to trigger actions when you leave or arrive at a location. The built-in Reminders app incorporates this feature, so you can set a reminder to email so-and-so when you get to work or remember to grab milk when you go by the store. It’s extremely handy – in theory.Unfortunately, Apple has not yet implemented location-based reminders in a handy way. You either have to have the address of a place saved in your contacts, or you have to use your current location. Localscope 3 solves this problem.last_img read more

Juventus to compensate Nike with $2.2 million

first_imgJuventus will have to pay two million euros ($2.2 million) to compensate their former kit provider Nike for including a third star on the club’s jersey during the 2012-13 season in reference to wining the Serie A 30 times, although the Italian football federation only recognises 28 of them following the 2006 Italian football scandal.It seems that Juventus have contracted another sponsor to provide unofficial kits including the three stars, which led Nike to file a complaint against Italy’s football giant, reports Efe.After the 2006 scandal, better known as the Calciopoli, Juventus were stripped off the 2004-05 and 2005-06 league titles following match fixing investigations.The arbitration court in Geneva received a complaint from Nike to impose a fine of 80 million euros ($88 million) against Juventus, which was later mitigated to $2.2 million.Now, it is up to Juventus’ management, whether to accept the punishment or appeal against it.last_img read more