For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: He had arrived in Mumbai in 1996 from Shrirampur, Ahmednagar to pursue a career in engineering. His father had told him to try his hand in cricket. The start of the millennium was dark days for Indian and world cricket, with the match-fixing scandal threatening to rip the fabric of the game. The ICC Champions Trophy 2000 held in Nairobi saw India reach the final where they lost to New Zealand. While everyone remembers the exploits of Yuvraj Singh and his brilliance with the willow, everyone also fondly remembers those deadly yorkers delivered by a 22-year-old left-arm pacer. His exploits in Nairobi was a stepping stone to eventually becoming the leader of the attack. Zaheer Khan’s exploits in Nairobi in 2000 was a breath of fresh air to the Indian cricket team. Here was a bowler who dispelled the notion that India was a country where no pacers would flourish. Over the course of his 14-year international career, Zaheer would scale many heights, get laid down by injury and would become India’s ultimate leader of the bowling attack, plotting the downfall of top batsmen in the world. Also Read | ICC Cricket World Cup Rewind: When India survived a Bond spell to eliminate New Zealand in 2003Zaheer started his career with a bang in Test cricket and in 2002, he picked up 51 wickets, taking five-wicket hauls during the series in New Zealand before the 2003 World Cup. India endured a nightmare tour in New Zealand, losing the Tests 0-2 and the ODIs 2-5. Only Zaheer came out of the tour with his head held high. In 2002 and 2003, Zaheer took 38 wickets apiece in ODIs at an average of under 25. His exploits in the 2003 World Cup gave India plenty of cheer but his calamitous first over to Matthew Hayden in the final in Johannesburg, which yielded 15 runs, was his only sore spot as India lost the final by 125 runs.Also Read | Ishant Sharma Gifts Himself The Perfect Birthday Gift By Beating THIS Record Of Kapil DevFrom 2004 to 2006, injuries started to plague Zaheer. His hamstring issues had reached such a point that many analysts were prepared to write Zaheer off. However, his county stint with Worcestershire, where he picked 78 wickets in the season, got him back in the reckoning. With a renewed action and vigour, Zaheer became India’s leader of the attack and his 18 wickets in three-match series in England, including nine in Trent Bridge gave India their first win in England in 21 years.Zaheer’s mastery with the SG, Dukes and Kookaburra made him a magnificent bowler in all conditions. His ability to reverse swing in sub-continent conditions was devastating as Australia’s dominance was systematically chipped away with losses in India. In his playing career, he had taken the most wickets against Australia, with 61 wickets in 19 Tests. He made life difficult for left-handers all over the world. Just ask Michael Hussey and Graeme Smith. The South Africa skipper, in particular, fell to Zaheer more than 10 times across formats and the way in which Zaheer dominated Smith, the moniker ‘walking wicket’ could not be more apt. As he progressed, Zaheer added more weapons to his arsenal. During India’s tour to South Africa, he had seen Charl Langeveldt bowling a new type of slower delivery. After taking months to perfect it, Zaheer unleashed the knuckle ball and used it to devastating effect in the World Cup of 2011. His 21 wickets in nine games played a vital part in India’s 2011 World Cup triumph and MS Dhoni labelled him the ‘cleverest bowler’ he had ever seen. His guile, his ability to keep his head in pressure situations made him a standout. There has been acknowledgment that Zaheer was the captain of the bowling unit and he would direct what field to bowl to. Yet another hamstring injury during the first Test in England dulled his edge. The fact that Zaheer did not play any of the matches told on the Indian team who lacked a leader and they were whitewashed 4-0. His last Test match yielded a five-wicket haul but the match against New Zealand in Wellington in 2014 would be remembered for Brendon McCullum becoming the first New Zealand player to score a triple ton. India lost the series 0-1 and after that, Zaheer called it quits. The fact that he wants to still contribute to youngsters about how he coped up about his playing days underlines his love for the game. On October 7, Zaheer turns 41. The Indian fast bowling arsenal is now considered the strongest in the world, and credit must go to Zaheer for laying the ground.
In all the top 20 clubs generated revenue of 7.4 billion euros, a rise of 12% on the previous year.The English Premier League’s commercial attractiveness compared to other European leagues is reflected with eight teams appearing in the top 20 — five in the top 10 — and generating total combined revenue of 3.2bn euros.Champions Leicester break in for the first time and are 20th with revenue of 172.1m euros whilst rivals West Ham also crept into the top 20 in 18th spot with recorded revenues of 192.3m euros.However, thoughts of the EPL being an unstoppable force and all 20 clubs entering the Top 30 next year should not be taken for granted, says Bridge.“When the new TV deal was announced two years ago we might well have thought more there would be more English clubs coming into the Money League for 2017/18,” said Bridge.“But with the rise of their European competitors it might not be as great as one thought.“It is a testament to European football generally and it has to be said clubs are operating in a more financially sustainable manner now.“The introduction by UEFA of European Fair Play (EFP) has seen a huge reduction in losses.”The decline of Serie A continues. Although there are four teams in the top 20 — Juventus the highest at 10th — Deloitte think there is a real danger they could just have one representative next year.“I think it certainly reflects the situation in Italy,” Bridge said.“AC Milan were in the top five in 2002/03 so their decline (they are 16th and even passed by rivals Roma) has been relatively steady over the past 13 years.“It kind of reflects the inability to generate new revenues in Italy both commercially and matchday, antiquated stadia being one of the issues.“Inter Milan (19th) are almost certainly going to drop out and there is a real danger the same can happen to AS Roma and AC Milan.”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United’s relative failure on the pitch has not been reflected off it as for the first time in over a decade they top Deloitte’s Football Money League for revenue in the 2015/16 season.United — who were last on top in the 2003/04 campaign — earned record revenue of 689m euros (£515.3m, $736m) — and dislodged Champions League holders Real Madrid who have ruled the roost for the past 11 years.United’s topping of the revenue table — in a season where they failed to sparkle under Louis van Gaal in the league or the Champions League leading to him being sacked — is largely down to one thing according to Tim Bridge, Senior Consuiltant at Deloitte.“It is the commercial power of Manchester United that takes them to the top of the league,” he told AFP.More galling perhaps for Real is that despite passing the 600m euros barrier for the first time they also found themselves edged into third by bitter rivals Barcelona, who bettered them by just 100,000 euros — 620.2m euros to Real’s 620.1m — although the Catalan side have yet to top the table.The top trio also filled the first three positions when Deloitte’s first published the league in the 1996/97 season with United topping then on £88m — pretty much the amount they spent on Paul Pogba almost 20 years later.United’s reign, though, could be short-lived as they failed to qualify for the Champions League this season, even when figures from the huge Premier League TV deal that came into force this season are taken into account, according to Bridge.“The TV deal will counterbalance some of it but much depends on where they finish in the league,” said Bridge.“The truth is it will be a three-way battle next year mainly because United are not in the Champions League and the impact of the exchange rate (it was 1.33 euro to the pound when Deloitte did the 2015/16 table as opposed to Wednesday’s rate of 1.15) and weakening of the pound following the decision to leave the European Union.“It will be challenging for them to stay on top next year.”German champions Bayern Munich and Manchester City fill out the top five — French giants Paris Saint Germain dropping out of the leading quintet to sixth.City’s appearance in the top five for the first time is on the back of reaching the Champions League semi-finals.– Italians struggling – read more
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ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 2, 2015)–Timed to perfection by French native Brice Blanc, French-bred Flamboyant saved ground throughout and overhauled favored Obviously late to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes by a neck while getting 1 1/8 miles on the Santa Anita turf in 1:46.64.Ridden by Joe Talamo, Irish-bred Obviously, one of America’s top rated milers for the past two years, ran too good to lose, as he was running comfortably on a lonely lead through splits of 23.26, 46.60, 1:10.27 and 1:34.36, but the added furlong appeared to do him in as he offered little resistance late.“There was plenty of pace to run at today, which I think is great because he seems like once he settles down, he can finish up and really make a nice run,” said Blanc. “He has a tremendous turn of foot when he uses it and I think he’s got a lot of back class.“This was a tough bunch on paper, quite a few nice horses. I think the mile and an eighth helped him and it didn’t help some of the others.”Off at 46-1 in a field of 11 older horses, Flamboyant, who is conditioned by Paddy Gallagher and had been winless in 10 starts since taking Santa Anita’s La Puente Stakes in his U.S. debut on April 19, 2014, paid $94.20, $33.40 and $13.80.Owned by CHRB Chairman Chuck Winner and David Bienstock, Flamboyant, a 5-year-old gelding by the Sunday Silence stallion Peer Gynt, picked up his fourth win from 18 starts and with the winner’s take of $120,000, increased his earnings to $398,368.“Early on, I was a little concerned because I thought he’d be up closer to the lead, but Brice knew what he was doing,” said Winner. “Going into the far turn, I saw he was full of run and when he started moving I thought, ‘We got a shot.’ This all worked out because my wife is French, the horse is French and the jock is French. It’s the French Connection!”Idle since well beaten over soft turf in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Mile at Keeneland on Oct. 31, 8-year-old Obviously was off at 5-2 and paid $5.00 and $3.80.“He was doing it so easily today, that was a tough loss,” said Talamo. “I had a lot of horse turning for home. That’s the slowest he’s been in a while, so I was glad he was able to relax. It’s just a tough beat but he definitely handled the distance well.”Brazilian-bred Bal a Bali, who got a good stalking trip in third positon for most of the race, finished 2 ¼ lengths behind the favorite and paid $3.80 to show with Flavien Prat up.Legendary broadcaster Brent Musburger, who called yesterday’s Rose Bowl on ESPN, presented the San Gabriel trophy.There is a Pick Six carryover of $80,409 into Sunday at Santa Anita and it’s expected Sunday’s total Pick Six pool will exceed $500,000. The main event on a nine-race card tomorrow is the Grade II, $200,000 Monrovia Stakes.First post time on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $80,409 INTO SUNDAY; TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD EXCEED $500,000; LEGENDARY BROADCASTER BRENT MUSBURGER ON HAND TO PRESENT TROPHY read more
16 March 2012Emerging markets bank Standard Chartered Bank has launched its securities service in South Africa, as its pushes to become a preferred provider for investors across Africa.“With South Africa’s regional and multi-national companies increasing at a rapid rate, Standard Chartered’s launch of Securities Services will bring added value and choice to new and existing investor clients,” Ebenezer Essoka, the bank’s area general manager for southern Africa, said in a statement on Monday.“With our international footprint focused on developing and emerging markets across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, it remains our priority to encourage, facilitate and support sustainable investment across these key growth markets.”Custody and clearing services – also known as securities services – includes a range of “back office services” for investors in securities, or listed shares, who require professional management, monitoring and safekeeping of their share portfolio.South Africa is the fifth new market in which Standard Chartered has launched securities services since its acquisition of Barclay’s Africa custody business in 2010.With South Africa, the bank will now offer securities services in 11 African markets, namely Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cote d’Ivoire, and South Africa.It also has indirect capabilities in a further six African markets – Egypt, Malawi, Morocco, Namibia, Tunisia and Rwanda – through its network of agent banks.According to Business Day, Standard Chartered’s global securities services business exceeds US$800-billion in assets under management.SAinfo reporter read more
Quantum image sensors are undergoing extensive development. So what does the technology mean for tomorrow’s videographers?Every year, the professional camera world gets stirred up about the year’s hottest new features and upgrades to camera technology. But a few filmmakers know that there is a literal quantum leap coming to camera tech in the next few decades.Image via InVisage.Quantum image sensors, QIS for short, are currently undergoing extensive research and development, and companies specializing in quantum imaging are already attracting attention from some of the world’s biggest tech giants. The future is clear: we are only a few technological breakthroughs away from a quantum future.Today we’re looking at how quantum sensors differ from and improve upon the traditional sensors in today’s cameras.Image via InVisage.So what are quantum sensors?Normal SensorsThe sensor in any modern camera uses silicon as the light-sensing material to create the final image. While silicon-based imaging can look pretty darn great, it’s important to know that silicon isn’t a very light-sensitive medium. Combined with the wiring to each photosite that reduces light levels, silicon sensors lose 75 percent of the light that strikes their surface.Image via InVisage.Quantum SensorsOne of the biggest ways quantum sensors differ from silicon sensors is that they retain 95 percent of all the light they detect — nearly four times as much light as modern equivalents.This light efficiency is the result of building layers of coatings of the “pixels” used in quantum imaging — “quantum dots” — on top of a conductive material like silicon, rather than running wires to each individual photosite like today’s sensors. The sensor is then usually coated with a super-black material to ensure maximum light absorption — again improving on the reflective modern sensor.Image via rebusy.QDs can be grown like crystals or created using plasma. Plasma production of QDs is the more common method, as it gives full control over the size of the dots, yielding a fine powder that easily suspends in the conductive coating layered on top of the silicon chip.Quantum dots emit light that can be color changed depending on the size or charge supplied to the quantum dot — the color of light they produce can be altered by changing their size or charge. Because this value can be locked, each quantum dot produces truly monochromatic light, giving it yet another lead over silicon sensors.Because of the extremely high efficiency of the quantum dots, quantum image sensors have relatively low “pixel counts,” or resolutions, compared to modern sensors. The leading quantum sensor had 100k quantum dot photosites, compared to the 2+ million of regular HD.As a result of these highly efficient imagers, powerful sensors can be shrunk dramatically in size without sacrificing image quality. This means that it could be possible to get better-than-cinema quality imaging from a sensor inside a smartphone.Image via InVisage.The quantum imaging research is ongoing, and the possibilities continue to inspire new companies to develop true, next-generation technology for the cameras of tomorrow. How will cinema respond? Could true miniaturization and superior image quality on handheld devices be the end of cinema? A new beginning? Only time will tell, but this is absolutely history in the making.Cover image via InVisage.Looking for more articles on video gear? Check these out.The Most Exciting Camera Rumors of 2019Video Gear: Is the Fuji X-T3 a Viable Option for Filmmakers?New Filmmaker Tips For Using The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4kHands-On Review: G-Technology’s G-Drive Mobile Pro SSDHands-On Review: The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K read more
Barcelona launching new bid for Chelsea attacker Willianby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona are launching a new bid for Chelsea attacker Willian.The Sun says Barca are in talks to launch a £50m player-plus cash bid for Willian.The Spanish giants are prepared to part with La Liga flop Malcom plus a multi-million sum in order to try and land the Blues’ Brazilian winger.Barca signed Malcom last summer for £38m from Bordeaux after they had THREE bids for Willian turned down, including one for £65m back in July.But Malcom, 21, is now thought to have missed his chance at a first team breakthrough after a stuttering start.And Willian, 30, is thought to still be the answer at the fourth time of asking — despite his senior years. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say read more
Solskjaer says Maguire future Man Utd captainby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer says he’s already envisaged Harry Maguire as Manchester United’s future captain.The £80m signing from Leicester City has already impressed this season.And Solskjaer believes the centre-back can replace Ashley Young as United skipper in the future.He told Sky Sports: “Maguire a leader? He does, he’s already been in my head as a future captain. “On the pitch, he’s a leader. Off the pitch he’s a top professional, he’s vocal. “I’m very pleased on the money we spent on him. He’s one looking like we can give the band too, yes.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery delighted with Saka progressby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery is very impressed with the progress that he has seen from Bukayo Saka this season.The 18-year-old is proving to be a key part of the Gunners lineup, as he started on the left wing against Manchester United at Old Trafford.Saka did not manage a goal, but he was involved in the team’s brightest moments, as he ran at Ashley Young and the other United defenders all game.And Emery is very pleased with the teenage sensation.”I think he’s working and improving, being mature and also playing matches in front of each player and each team as tonight against Manchester United,” the club’s head coach told their official website.”But his work is natural and he is improving. He is helping us now as an important player.”We are going to work with him with him with calm, with patience, but if he deserves to take minutes and to take confidence for helping us with his performance, that is fantastic for us.” read more
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Emery rallies Arsenal fans for Europa League campaignby Ansser Sadiq22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery is trying to rally the club’s fans to take the Europa League seriously.The Gunners are among several sides in Europe’s second-tier competition who would rather be in the Champions League.But Emery knows that winning the Europa League gives them entry into Europe’s premier competition.It is why he wants fans to take the Europa seriously.The Arsenal boss told reporters: “I want to feel not just I love that competition – I want everybody to love it.”It is a great competition and it is a way into the Champions League.”