Pirates lift Carling Black Label Cup

first_imgPenalty shootoutAnd so it came down to a penalty shootout. Bafana Bafana netminder Itumeleng Khune came close to saving Pirates’ first penalty kick, but Oupa Manyisa’s effort had just enough height to beat the diving goalie. Pirates’ skipper Lucky Lekgwathi put the pressure back on Chiefs when he scored to make it four-three in favour of the Buccaneers. 1 August 2011 It was clear, however, that this was a pre-season clash and with some players in unfamiliar positions the sharpness needed to finish off moves was absent. Siphiwe Tshabalala levelled for the Amakhosi before Happy Jele made it two-one to Pirates. It was two-all when Parker sent Josephs the wrong way. It remained two-all when Doutie missed for Pirates and Ritchie missed for Chiefs when his shot struck the bar. Successful penalties by Rooi Mahamutsa and Geraldo Sibeko then brought the teams level at three-all. Shortly after that Mark Mayembela created a fine chance for Pirates when he rounded the Chiefs’ defence down the right flank, but his cross to Chiukep Msowoya was at a difficult height and the striker could only knock the ball over the crossbar with a shot off his thigh. The fans then made the substitutions they wanted by voting by SMS. Msowoya was replaced by Sameehg Doutie, while Chiefs’ striker Sthembiso Ngcobo made way for Bafana Bafana forward Bernard Parker, who made his debut for the Amakhosi to the loud blaring of vuvuzelas. He told the PSL: “It was a friendly game. The team was chosen by the fans and we had a new coach,” he said of the fan that won the opportunity to manage the team on the day. “The coach (fan) was very serious about his tactics, he even told us about the substitutions before the game. It was funny, and fun, all the guys had a good laugh at the pre-match meeting.” DeniedEarly in the second half Josephs denied Abia Nale a goal by leaving his line and closing down the space after Nale had been sent clear by Tinashe Nengomasha. DownplayedChiefs’ defender Dominic Isaacs downplayed his side’s loss to Pirates, which came on the back of a defeat to the Buccaneers in the Vodacom Challenge. Chiefs created a couple of half-chances, but Keegan Ritchie fired wildly over the top after a goalmouth scramble and Nengomasha came close with a snap shot that passed just wide of the goalkeeper’s left hand post. In the fourth minute, striker Lucky Khune found the back of the Buccanneers’ net, but his effort was disallowed because of a blatant hand ball which knocked the ball past goalkeeper Moneeb Josephs. Instead of getting on the scoresheet, Khune went into referee Victor Hlungwani’s book after being shown a yellow card. Late kick offKick off was delayed by half-an-hour because of the late arrival of many fans, but it didn’t seem to have affected the players as the game got off to a fast and controversial start. Ultimately, Pirates triumphed four-three from the penalty spot in a game which revealed why coaches select teams and not fans; what was missing from the line-ups was balance and it showed in the side’s performances. Not that passion and industry was missing from a clash between the Soweto rivals, it wasn’t. The fans selected the players and made the substitutions, but that wasn’t enough to produce goals as Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs went to a penalty shootout after the Carling Black Label Cup finished in a goalless draw at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday. Chiefs’ goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune stepped up to take his side’s fifth penalty, but it was a miserable effort, fired way over the crossbar and Pirates had won the Carling Black Label Cup. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Google Wants You To Live Longer—Much, Much Longer

first_imgreadwrite Why You Love Online Quizzes Related Posts Google wants to hack the human lifespan. Today it launched Calico, a new startup with a hazy  focus on “health and well-being, in particular the challenge of aging and associated diseases.”Calico will be led by former Genentech CEO Arthur Levinson, who was once a research scientist at the biotech pioneer, and who will remain chairman of both Apple and Genentech (which is now a unit of the drug company Roche). Google didn’t say what, exactly, Calico will do, although Google CEO Larry Page told Time magazine that it will focus on longer-term initiatives:“In some industries, it takes ten or 20 years to go from an idea to something being real. Healthcare is certainly one of those areas,” said Page. “Maybe we should shoot for the things that are really, really important so ten or 20 years from now we have those things done.” How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees?center_img 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#Google#life extension Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

Is Our ‘Netflix and Chill’ Culture Actually Making It Harder to Relax?

first_imgBrad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Puck While streaming has taken off — with more than 60 percent of young Americans using streaming services as their primary TV venue — it’s also invaded our bedrooms. A 2018 Tuck survey of 1,300 Americans found that more than 85 percent of us watch streaming TV in bed, with 70 percent of them falling asleep to the soothing sounds of shows like “Sons of Anarchy.”More than a third of those surveyed said streaming TV in bed made them get less sleep. That might explain one of the reasons Americans aren’t getting enough sleep. While experts recommend that adults get a minimum of seven hours of shut-eye per night, Gallup found that Americans average only 6.8 hours. A whopping 40 percent didn’t even snag six hours. That means adults in the U.S. are operating in a constant fog of sleep deprivation.Our ubiquitous technology has seemingly made everything, from work to entertainment, easier on us — everything, that is, except sleep. How will our reliance on technology impact our ability to recharge?How Tech Can Make Us DullerIn a world where the nature of work is constantly changing and automating, staying sharp is crucial. But even one night of sleep deprivation can slow our reaction times. In fact, a Stanford University study from nearly 20 years ago found that a lack of sleep can impair a person’s reaction time as much as alcohol can. So why do we continue to forfeit sleep, two decades later?We’re biting off our nose to spite our face. Americans now work more hours than people from any other industrialized nation. Those hit hardest are white-collar workers, or those who tend to have nonexempt jobs that are harder to track. These roles, which are intended to help design the automated, tech-savvy future, are widely viewed as mentally draining — sitting in front of a computer all day wipes people out.As a result, these are often the very people who climb into bed to binge a few mindless episodes — they’re mentally tapped out and unable to consider doing something more intensive. But falling asleep in front of the TV then leaves them exhausted the next day, repeating the cycle. The irony? These jobs are frequently the ones tasked with innovation, but the workers who hold them are too tired to make their firms competitive.When just the blue light emitting from TVs, tablets, and smartphones harms the quality of our sleep, it becomes apparent that falling asleep during our streaming sessions is simply extending the exhaustion of sitting in front of a computer during our waking hours, dragging it into our sleep.Is Detox the Only Way Back to Sanity?Social media breaks, or “social media detox,” have become common ways for people to recalibrate their sense of reality and restore their own values. Is the solution here to forgo Netflix, Hulu, Roku, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services so we can get back to our normally functioning brains?The question may be better phrased as “Why would we want to?” If streaming services like Netflix et al. represent the positive outcomes of our attempts to utilize technology while pushing our industries forward, we shouldn’t abandon them wholesale in the interest of more sleep. That assigns negative intent to neutral technology, and it takes a pretty dim view of the human capacity for self-control.Instead, we should look for ways to retrain our brains — much like we train our algorithms — to respond differently to the stimuli. Here are a few ways we can do that.Kick TV out of the bedroom. While giving up streaming in bed may sound pretty “unsexy,” that’s not what the bedroom was designed for — and you’re holding yourself back by letting screen time creep into your sleep time. By not bringing a TV into the room, you can squelch the temptation. If tablets, laptops, or smartphones are your nemeses, make nighttime charging time and set them aside. What you gain in 25 minutes of viewing you probably lose in an hour of  productivity and focus the next day — is it worth it?Set limits. We’ve all been guilty of saying things like “I need to read more” or “I never can find time for my hobbies.” We do have time; we just often choose to spend it on things like streaming old episodes of “The Office.” These may serve as comforts after a long, exhausting day, but doing that every day can result in complacency. Reserve binges to really trying days, and force yourself to log off after a certain period of time on other days. If you make yourself turn off Netflix at 9 p.m., you gain an hour to read before you sleep, which you’ll find more energizing in the long run.Consider the diminishing returns. If you’re a logical, linear thinker — and thus attracted to technology — one way to short-circuit your reliance on technology is to assess the long-term impact. Is your third go-around of “Friends” teaching you new things? It might be, but it might not. If you feel you’re growing stagnant or not progressing the way you feel you should be, cut the cord on the programs that result in diminishing returns. If they’re not giving you an injection of inspiration or peace of mind, replace them with something that will.A constant fog of sleep deprivation isn’t good for us — or our companies. By allowing technology to take over our work, our entertainment, and our sleep, we’ve given up control of every human frontier. Prioritizing our ability to recharge may just be the key to staying innovative. Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#innovation#Netflix#sleep#streaming#TV Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industrylast_img read more

BJP attacks govt in Lok Sabha over CWG scam, House adjourned till 5 pm

first_imgPandemonium continued in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday after Opposition cornered the UPA government over the Commonwealth Games scam. The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 5 pm after uproar over BJP leader Yashwant Sinha’s remarks about Sports Minister Ajay Maken .Sinha said that the government must explain who appointed Kalmadi as CWG Organising Committee chief and said that the government must fix responsibilities. Sinha’s comments followed reports that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh overruled the PMO’s recommendation to appoint former Sports Minister Sunil Dutt as the OC chief. Reports said the prime minister had picked Kalmadi ahead of the former sports minister. Earlier, the Opposition shouted down Maken over his statement blaming the NDA government for Kalmadi’s appointment. Maken threw his headphone on the floor during the heated discussion in the House.last_img read more