SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates, (CMC):Not even a sensational beaver-trick by former Jamaica and West Indies left-arm seamer Krishmar Santokie could prevent Gemini Arabians from pulling off a 12-run victory over Sagittarius Strikers in the Masters Champions League here yesterday.The 31-year-old, who played the last of his 12 Twenty20 Internationals two years ago, grabbed four consecutive wickets off the first four balls of the final over to help restrict a rampant Arabians to 224 for seven off their 20 overs at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.Opting to bat first, Arabians were propelled by Indian opener Virender Sehwag who belted 134 off 63 balls, with ten fours and 11 sixes.He put on 86 for the first wicket with South African Jacques Rudolph who hit 27 and a further 135 for the second wicket with Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara who scored 51 from 33 deliveries.Recently retired West Indies left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul was unbeaten on one from two deliveries at the end.SUPERB OVERSSantokie, who had taken one wicket in an earlier spell, finished with five for 30 in a superb four-over spell to be the leading bowler for Strikers.He bowled Sangakkara with the first ball of the over and then proceeded to remove Brad Hodge, Justin Kemp and Naved-ul-Hasan all without scoring, while conceding just one run from the final over of the innings.In reply, Imran Farhat stroked 52 from 32 deliveries, Yasir Hameed, 41 from 22 balls with a four and four sixes and Yasir Arafat a 16-ball 32 with four sixes, but Strikers still slumped to 177 for nine in the 18th over.However, Santokie arrived to smash an unbeaten 23 from nine balls with three sixes in a 35-run, last wicket stand with Shane Bond who got 12 not out, as Strikers came up short in the end.
A group of Portnoo locals have united to challenge a new blockade at their beloved beach this summer.Castlegoland Beach is situated just beyond the golf links in Portnoo and for as long as people can remember it has been accessed by the public road and right-of-way.However, there was shock in recent weeks after the routes were restricted by the erection of a barrier and an electric fence. Fence at Castlegoland BeachThe issue has arisen shortly after the ownership of Narin and Portnoo Golf Links (NPGL) changed hands and underwent a re-design.Two measures were taken to block the public from Castlegoland Beach. An open gate was replaced with a new barrier to make the access road impassable.This was followed by the erection of a four wire electric fence around the perimeter of the property.A local action group has said the public is now being “deprived” of their entitlement to use the public beach. ‘Save our Castlegoland Beach’ campaigners came together this month to hold a public meeting and plan ways to challenge the blocks.A public meeting was held on Saturday, 6th of July, as a result of which over one hundred people wrote to Donegal County Council demanding action to remedy the position.A statement from the group said that the lack of response and urgency from Donegal County Council is “extremely disappointing” at the busiest time of the year for beaches.The next step for the group is a Protest Walk, taking place on Saturday 27th July at 5pm, starting from Narin Strand.Locals unite in anger over blocked beach access was last modified: July 23rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… klint finley Tags:#cloud#saas Related Posts I can’t stop thinking about two of our stories from last week: the interview with J Chris Anderson of CouchOne and this article on how open source software has become “invisible” due to the cloud. We’re obviously very excited here at ReadWriteWeb about the opportunities presented by cloud computing. But we’re also worried about how cloud computing is reducing users’ control over their data.So I was pleasantly surprised to discover another project trying to solve some of the hard problems with cloud computing. Unhosted is a new project attempting to break the monopoly that SaaS providers have over users’ data by seperating applications from data. We talked to Michiel de Jong, the project’s founder, about how it works.“Last week, I was still a guy with a hobby, having a beer at the beach in Bali,” he says. Then the project hit Hacker News and suddenly there are contributors from all over the world.de Jong takes Richard Stallman’s critiques of cloud computing seriously. But, he says, “People want to use websites instead of desktop apps. Why do they want that? I don’t think it’s up to us developers to tell users what to want. We should try to understand what they want, and give it to them.”de Jong acknowledges the many advantages to running applications in the cloud: you can access your applications and data from any computer without installing software or transferring files. You can access your files from multiple devices without syncing. And web applications have better cross-platform support.So how can you give users web applications while keeping them in control of their data?The basic idea is this: an Unhosted app lives on a web server and contains only source code. That source code is executed on a user’s computer and encrypts and stores data on another server. That data never passes through the app server. Therefore, the app provider doesn’t have a monopoly on your data. And since that data is encrypted, it can’t be exploited by the data host either (or at least, it probably can’t).The data can be hosted anywhere. “It could be in your house, it could be at your ISP or it could be at your university or workplace,” says de Jong.“We had some hurdles to implement this, one being that the app cannot remember where your data lives, because the app only consists of source code,” he says. “Also your computer can’t remember it for you, because presumably you’re logging on to a computer you never used before.”The Unhosted team solved the problem by putting the data location into usernames. Unhosted usernames look a lot like e-mail addresses, for example: firstname.lastname@example.org. Willy is the username, server.org is location where the data is stored.This approach gives developers an interesting benefit: hosting an application is much cheaper because processing and storage is done elsewhere. The application developer just serves up the source code as flat files.At least one problem remains: backing up the data. de Jong is impressed with CouchDB’s replication features and says that once Unhosted is in a working form, the Unhosted team will look into how they can work with CouchDB. He says there have already been discussions on the Unhosted mailing list about CouchDB integration.“I think both CouchDB and Unhosted are part of what is quickly becoming a pretty important movement for ‘freedom through decentralization’ on the web,” says de Jong. “Other important projects that I would say are part of our ‘movement’ are Diaspora*, identi.ca, Tahoe-LAFS, and PageKite.”We could not agree more. The capability to have an “unhosted” service is immensely appealing and fits with our view of a loosely coupled, distributed Web. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting