Kallis named SA Cricketer of the Year

first_imgJacques Kallis was named the South African Cricketer of the Year at the 2011 South African Cricket Awards Gala Dinner at Gallagher Estate in Midrand on Tuesday. He previously won the award in 2004. MTN40 award winnerFaf du Plessis was the leading run scorer by some distance in the MTN40 and was tied for tenth among wicket takers, making him an easy winner of the MTN40 Cricketer of the Year Award. SA Newcomer of the Year: Imran Tahir Standard Bank ODI Cricketer of the Year: AB de Villiers Castle Test Cricketer of the Year: Jacques Kallis KFC “So Good!” Award: Jacques Kallis CSA Fans’ Cricketer of the Year: Hashim Amla SA Players’ Player of the Year: Hashim Amla SA Cricketer of the Year: Jacques KallisStd Bank Int’l Pro 20 Cricketer of the Year: Lonwabo Tsotsobe CSA Coach of the Year: Richard Pybus CSA Groundsman of the Year: Louis Kruger (Senwes Park) CSA Scorers’ Association of the Year: Gauteng Umpires’ Umpire of the Year: Johan Cloete Umpire of the Year: Johan Cloete Tahir picked up two further awards in the domestic cricket categories. He was named the SuperSport Series Cricketer of the Year after capturing 42 wickets, more than any other bowler, taking a five-for six times, and 10 wickets in a match twice. He was also named the Domestic Players’ Player of the Year. England international Owais Shah proved to be an excellent signing for the Cape Cobras as was evidenced by his receiving the Standard Bank Pro 20 Cricketer of the Year Award after finishing as the leading run scorer with 293 at an average of 72.25, and an excellent strike rate of 147.23. Richard Pybus won the Coach of the Year Award after leading the Cobras to the SuperSport Series and Standard Bank Pro 20 titles. Professional Awards: Domestic Professional Awards: Operations Outstandings inningsSpeaking to radio station SAfm, Kallis said his second innings in Cape Town stood out to him because of its importance in the context of the game, but added that his sentimental choice was his first double-century in the same series against India in Centurion. Leg-spinner Imran Tahir made an impact-filled debut for the Proteas at the Cricket World Cup, claiming 15 wickets in only five matches at less than four runs an over, with the tournament’s best strike rate of a wicket every 16.9 balls. Not surprisingly, after making that big splash, he was named SA Newcomer of the Year. 8 June 2011 Limited overs awardsNewly appointed one-day international captain AB de Villiers repeated as the Standard Bank ODI Cricketer of the Year, while the Standard Bank International Pro20 Cricketer of the Year award went the way of Lonwabo Tsotsobe. AWARD WINNERS MTN40 Cricketer of the Year: Faf du Plessis Standard Bank Pro20 Cricketer of the Year: Owais Shah SuperSport Series Cricketer of the Year: Imran Tahir CSA Fairplay Award: Chevrolet Warriors Domestic Newcomer of the Year: Mohammed Yaseen VallieSACA MVP (Most Valuable Player) Award: Zander de Bruyn Domestic Players’ Player of the Year: Imran Tahir Professional Awards: SA Team Hashim Amla, who claimed five awards at last year’s Gala Dinner, added another two this time around, both of which proved his popularity with his team-mates and fans. It was a big night for the all-rounder who was also named the Castle Test Cricketer of the Year and added the KFC “So Good!” Award for his century in both innings against India – 161 and 109 not out – at Sahara Park Newlands in January. He picked up the CSA (Cricket South Africa) Fans’ Cricketer of the Year Award, which was decided by the votes of fans, and was also named the SA Players’ Player of the Year, which was decided by the votes of players. During the calendar year, Kallis scored 821 test runs at the fantastic average of 136. Against number one ranked India, he tallied 498 runs in only five innings at the outstanding average of 166. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Sandwiching Roof Sheathing Between Two Impermeable Layers

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Many builders have heard the phrase, “Walls should be able to dry in at least one direction.” The rule usually makes sense. If you want to install rigid foam on the exterior side of a wall — foam that will prevent outward drying — it’s usually a good idea if the wall can dry to the interior.What about insulated roof assemblies? Should the same rule apply?If a building has an insulated roof assembly — either a cathedral ceiling or an insulated low-slope roof — there are several ways that the roof sheathing may be able to dry.1. In a conventional vented roof assembly — one with a ventilation channel between the underside of the roof sheathing and the top surface of the insulation — the roof sheathing can dry by giving up its moisture to ventilation air that enters at the soffit vents and leaves at the ridge vent.2. In an unvented roof assembly with rigid foam above the roof sheathing, the roof sheathing can dry toward the interior by diffusion, as long as the insulation between the rafters is vapor-permeable, and as long as the ceiling materials are also vapor-permeable. Fiberglass batts, mineral wool batts, and cellulose are all vapor-permeable. Gypsum drywall is also vapor-permeable. This approach works well, as long as the builder remembers not to install any interior polyethylene. (Of course, in the illustration above, the second layer of roof sheathing — the outermost layer — can’t dry inward. But that’s a discussion for another article.)[Image credit: ATAS International]3. Ordinarily, an unvented roof assembly with closed-cell spray foam installed on the underside of the roof sheathing (for example, a flash-and-batt assembly) does not allow the roof sheathing to dry inward — at least, not much. However, this type of roof assembly may be able to dry outward if one… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

CDB Official Hails Jamaica Junior Market as Model for Financing Blue Economy

first_img “Whenever I come to Jamaica, I am always pleased to hear about what has happened as it relates to the Junior Stock Exchange here. This is actually quite good because companies then can get the needed finance that they require to grow. I think that something like this is what we have to consider for the blue economy,” he added. Director of Economics at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Justin Ram, says Jamaica’s Junior Stock Exchange (JSE) stands as a blueprint for how countries across the region could utilise the stock market in raising capital to support the blue economy.He said that a blended finance approach may be adopted in the initial stages of development, involving the private sector, government, and multilateral lending agencies. However, “eventually we would want to transfer all of that financing to the private sector, and one way to do that is to develop our stock exchanges”.“Whenever I come to Jamaica, I am always pleased to hear about what has happened as it relates to the Junior Stock Exchange here. This is actually quite good because companies then can get the needed finance that they require to grow. I think that something like this is what we have to consider for the blue economy,” he added.Dr. Ram was speaking at the High Level Symposium for Transport Ministers of the Caribbean Region held recently at the Iberostar Hotel in Rose Hall, St. James.The Junior Stock Exchange is designed to encourage and promote investment in the island’s entrepreneurship, employment and economic development. The Junior Market allows investors to put capital into legitimate small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) whose shares trade on a special Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) platform, an initiative that Dr. Ram has hailed.The blue economy refers to the utilisation of the ocean resources for economic benefits, while ensuring the future health or productivity of those same resources. It includes tourism; shipping; commercial fishing; activities in the oil, gas, minerals and mining industries; among others.Meanwhile, the CARICOM transport ministers with responsibility for maritime affairs in the region, committed to increasing collaboration to build on efforts at the local, national and regional levels to improve appreciation and understanding of the value of the blue economy.This is in recognition that these efforts can intensify investments and harness the full potential of the oceans, rivers and lakes to accelerate economic growth, create jobs and fight poverty in the region.The Ministers also recognised the establishment of a Caribbean marine environment protection association as a consolidator for marine environment issues and actions in the Caribbean. The entity will be able to engage players in the industry, regulators, governments, conservation groups, educators and more in promoting and protecting the marine environment.Furthermore, the Ministers committed to champion the management of waste streams, as well as educating the public about protecting the marine environment and supporting the development of maritime safety and security, and environment training capacities within regional institutions.Eight CARICOM transport ministers with responsibility for maritime affairs participated in the event – Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, St. Lucia, Dominica, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He said that a blended finance approach may be adopted in the initial stages of development, involving the private sector, government, and multilateral lending agencies. However, “eventually we would want to transfer all of that financing to the private sector, and one way to do that is to develop our stock exchanges”. Director of Economics at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Justin Ram, says Jamaica’s Junior Stock Exchange (JSE) stands as a blueprint for how countries across the region could utilise the stock market in raising capital to support the blue economy. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Christmas Message 2017 from Leader of the Opposition Dr. Peter Phillips

first_imgStory Highlights My fellow Jamaicans, Season’s Greetings.Christmas is traditionally the time of the year when we embrace our family and friends and care for the less fortunate as we celebrate the spirit of our Saviour by spreading peace and love in our communities and goodwill to all.Even as some enjoy the traditional Sorrel drink, Christmas pudding, and the opening of presents, let us pause to remember that this Christmas will be an extremely difficult one for many Jamaicans who are facing challenges which make life increasingly harder and less hopeful.The spiralling crime rate has created fear where there should be joy and hope. Too many families are mourning the loss of loved ones when they should be celebrating the joys of family life.We need to take time out too, to say a special prayer for our valiant public servants, including our teachers, nurses, doctors and our security forces, who over the past few years have been on the frontlines in the effort to keep our public services functioning.We owe them a debt of gratitude, and should express our solidarity with them as they continue their protracted negotiations for a decent liveable wage.Christmas this year, as always, gives us an opportunity to celebrate our common humanity.As members of the wider human family, let us be inspired by the promise of Christ’s birth as declared by the prophet Isaiah – Peace on Earth and Goodwill to all Mankind. This is a sober reminder that as a nation, we cannot go forward to achieve the progress and prosperity which we seek if we ignore the needs and desires of those who are struggling day to day to make ends meet, or those left behind in poverty and homelessness.Against this background, Christmas provides the ideal opportunity for us to do what we can to relieve the difficulties and suffering of even one family or one person. It is a time for us to call upon our reserves of strength and Christian faith to share even the little that we have with our brothers and sisters.Let us bring, not only a word of cheer to those in our communities that suffer from the twin scourge of violence and crime, but let us also make the time to sit with them to see how we can help them rebuild their lives and direct them to the paths of peace.We should seize this time to make a special effort to build bridges of friendship irrespective of colour, class or political affiliation, so that the best qualities of our Jamaicaness and our humanity can shine through, as we give of ourselves and share with each other.In particular, we owe it to our young people to set these examples of caring and hope, so that they can see the best of our culture and understand the strength and resolve of the generations before that have brought us this far as a people, and be inspired to act with resolve and creativity going forward to build a Jamaica that offers a real chance in life for all its people.From the examples of past effort and accomplishment we can all draw hope that the values of peace, caring and goodwill will enable us to triumph over all adversity.This Christmas should be a time of giving and caring and a time of reflection and love that unites us all.It is a time to remember our Family and Friends, here in Jamaica and in our Jamaican communities in the Diaspora.May God grant to each and everyone of you a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and give bounteous blessings to you and your family. Christmas is traditionally the time of the year when we embrace our family and friends and care for the less fortunate as we celebrate the spirit of our Saviour by spreading peace and love in our communities and goodwill to all. Let us bring, not only a word of cheer to those in our communities that suffer from the twin scourge of violence and crime, but let us also make the time to sit with them to see how we can help them rebuild their lives and direct them to the paths of peace. We need to take time out too, to say a special prayer for our valiant public servants, including our teachers, nurses, doctors and our security forces, who over the past few years have been on the frontlines in the effort to keep our public services functioning.last_img read more

Can The Vikings Surprise The Packers Again

That could be interpreted in a few ways: Maybe it means that Rodgers’ skills were declining at age 32. The one most favorable to Green Bay, however, is that the roster around Rodgers has improved and that a bounce-back performance from the QB could lead to big things this season. Last year’s NFC North race seemed pretty straightforward, with the Packers favored to take the division for a fifth consecutive season. But after a 6-0 start, Green Bay sputtered to a 4-6 record down the stretch, leaving the door open for the surging Vikings to overtake them with a victory at Lambeau Field on the final day of the regular season. And just like that, the Packers’ NFC North mini-dynasty was no more.Our Elo ratings consider the North far more wide open this season, although the Green Bay Packers are favored to reclaim the division title. And the Pack might have more reasons for optimism than they did last year. For one, Green Bay’s schedule ranks as the second-easiest in football according to Elo, with plenty of winnable games against weak NFC East and AFC South opponents (and the Packers don’t have to play themselves, either, an underrated aspect of schedule strength for good teams). Also, wide receiver Jordy Nelson is back after an injury wiped him out for all of 2015, and there are the usual reports that running back Eddie Lacy has slimmed down.Despite Green Bay’s reputation as a one-man team, there’s evidence that it was less reliant on quarterback Aaron Rodgers than usual last season. The end-of-season Elo ranking for the Packers usually follows Rodgers’s ranking among quarterbacks in defense-adjusted yards above replacement (DYAR), but last season, Green Bay ranked much better in Elo (eighth) than Rodgers did in DYAR (17th): How will your favorite NFL team do this year? See all of our predictions for the 2016 season » To go with our 2016 NFL predictions, FiveThirtyEight is previewing each division. Here, we look at the NFC North. If the Packers falter again, though, Elo thinks the Minnesota Vikings are poised to take the North. Elo doesn’t know the Vikes lost QB Teddy Bridgewater to a knee injury in preseason, or that they drastically overpaid the Eagles in a trade to bring in Sam Bradford as a replacement. But the damage of that deal will accrue over the long haul; in the short term, Bradford should roughly approximate the production that Minnesota would have gotten out of Bridgewater. And after an otherwise solid offseason, that means the Vikings are on schedule to give Green Bay a run for its money, at least until they have to retool their aging defense.The Detroit Lions are also waiting in the wings after closing out last season with wins in six of their final eight games. The Lions aren’t getting much buzz heading into 2016, and perhaps that’s fair after Calvin Johnson abruptly retired early in the offseason. But the team also ranked among the top half of the league in all three phases of the game last year, and it has the NFL’s easiest schedule this season (according to Elo). The defense is old and Matthew Stafford may not be an Elite QB™ anymore — his most similar retired passers last season were Bernie Kosar, Jeff George, Dave Krieg and Kerry Collins — but it would not be a shock if Detroit finished closer to its 11-5 record of 2014 than the 7-9 mark it posted last season.After this division’s top three, there’s a bit of a drop-off before we get to the Chicago Bears. Chicago hasn’t finished in the top half of the NFL in Elo since 2012, which was (not coincidentally) the last time it had a winning record. Last year, the team continued to be undone by a decidedly un-Bears-like defense — second-worst in football. But Chicago has gone to some lengths to overhaul its D in recent offseasons, so the potential for improvement is there for what was the NFL’s third-youngest defense last year. And the Bears’ offense was surprisingly good in 2015, headlined by a solid passing season for Jay Cutler and a strong ground game (albeit one led by the now-departed Matt Forte). Add in one of the NFL’s easiest schedules, and a Bears renaissance isn’t inconceivable — although it’s unlikely, given the holes in Chicago’s secondary and offensive line.That probably leaves Green Bay and Minnesota as the most plausible division winners, with an outside chance that Detroit will pull off a surprise. But no matter what happens, the NFC North should be entertaining. It’s not the best division in football — it ranks third in average Elo behind the two Wests — and it’s not the most tightly bunched, either — it ranks a distant second behind the NFC East in the standard deviation of team Elo ratings. But it may well combine those two factors — quality and competitiveness — better than any other division in the NFL.VIDEO: How one spurned Rams fan found a new team read more

New Name for The Museum of Man

first_img July 30, 2018 Posted: July 30, 2018 Dan Plante, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Museum of Man, to be more inclusive, may be getting a new name. One name being considered is the Museum of Humankind.KUSI’s Dan Plante was live at Balboa Park with all the details on the changes coming to the Historic museum. New Name for The Museum of Mancenter_img Updated: 8:23 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Dan Plante last_img read more