George Kittle’s 13 catches (134 yards) matched Eric Johnson’s single-game franchise record for a tight end, and Kittle (2,780 yards) surpassed Mike Ditka’s NFL record for most yards among tight ends in their first three years. So don’t go blaming Kittle for fumbling short of … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or videos on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA — Here is how the 49ers (11-3) graded in Sunday’s 29-22 home loss to the Atlanta Falcons (5-9):PASS OFFENSE: C+
Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part won the Gold award for its non-English radio advert at the 39th annual Loeries awards, which took place in Durban ICC 2017. (Image: The Loeries, Facebook)Celebrating young creatives, Brand South Africa has partnered with internationally recognised Loerie Awards 2018.The Loeries are Africa and the Middle East’s premier initiative that recognises, rewards, inspires and fosters creative excellence in the brand communication industry. Brand South Africa invites media to attend this exciting launch on Wednesday 25th April 2018 at the Loeries in Parktown North and get a glimpse of how Brand South Africa plays its part by inspiring fresh talent through innovation.Speaking on the partnership Brand South Africa’s GM: Marketing, Ms Sithembile Ntombela said; “we are proud to announce that Brand South Africa is a partner and the new sponsor of the young creatives category for the Loeries 2018. This type of partnership affords Brand South Africa an opportunity to instil pride and patriotism amongst the youth of South Africa and in the creative industry. The organisation’s vision is to create a Nation Brand that inspires its people and is admired globally and what better way to bring this vision to life than to celebrate the work done by young, creative South African youth”.In 2017 Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part was the proud recipient of a Gold award for its non-English radio advert at the Loeries. The radio advert was created as part of the Play Your Part mandate to encourage active citizenship towards contributing to positive change in the country and raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving. Brand South Africa envisions that through this platform, a number of opportunities can be utilised to showcase to the world and domestically how South Africa inspires in new and innovate ways.“The accolade received in 2017 enhanced Brand South Africa’s reputation and work as the official marketing agency for the Nation Brand and further encouraged conversations with the youth to utilize creative industries to strengthen the Nation Brand image. Therefore, we anticipate the media launch to be a platform filled with eager young creatives who will inspire and be inspired by previous winners of the young creatives category. As Brand South Africa, we urge every young creative below the age of 27 to play their part and participate in this category”, adds Ms Ntombela.To set up interviews, please contact: Ntombi Ntanzi; Tel: 011 712 5071 Email: [email protected]
Related Posts How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… It sounds like this would be very useful for those using MongoDB with Lift. An admittedly small, but growing, number of developers.The write-up for Fully-Loaded is shorter: “A highly opinionated image loader and cache optimized for UITableView scrolling performance.”It’s become common practice for Web companies to release development tools as open source projects. For example, Facebook open-sourced Cassandara, Twitter open-sourced FlockDB and Yahoo has released Pig for Hadoop. Foursquare’s tools may seem minor in comparison, but it’s part of an ongoing trend. Tags:#hack#Tools Why You Love Online Quizzes klint finley Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Today Foursquare released the code for two applications on GitHub: Rogue, a MongoDB query domain-specific language written in Scala, and Full-Loaded, “a caching image loader for iOS.”Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai announced the projects on Twitter today. More source code from Foursquare can be found here.According to the write-up in Github:Rogue is a type-safe internal Scala DSL for constructing and executing find and modify commands against MongoDB in the Lift web framework. It is fully expressive with respect to the basic options provided by MongoDB’s native query language, but in a type-safe manner, building on the record types specified in your Lift models.
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“Who are the players on the final list?” Suresh Raina had just one question when Krishnamachari Srikkanth called him up last week in Chennai. The chief selector of the Indian cricket team had just broken the news that Raina was to replace Gautam Gambhir as captain of One Day International,”Who are the players on the final list?” Suresh Raina had just one question when Krishnamachari Srikkanth called him up last week in Chennai. The chief selector of the Indian cricket team had just broken the news that Raina was to replace Gautam Gambhir as captain of One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 teams on the West Indies tour. If the question was simple, the answer was not. Except for three players, every member of the World Cup-winning team was too fragile to play, he was told. Raina was to lead a new team of untested players.Gautam Gambhir: Saddled with a groin pull and torn shoulder tissues for years. Jammed his shoulder seriously at the World Cup this year by landing on an outstretched arm.Injuries cut an unprecedented chunk out of Team India last week. The neon-bright smiles of India’s willow stars seem to be fading into constant pain, chronic injuries, freak accidents, over-cricket and lack of rest. The adrenaline drain after the World Cup and months of IPL in scorching summer has now pushed them to the limits of their endurance. With Sachin Tendulkar, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan opting out, the nation is counting cricket’s walking wounded. “This mess of injuries and people seeking rest while a tour is on defeat the whole purpose of winning,” says former Indian captain, Bishan Singh Bedi.Specialists in sports medicine say the incidence of cricket injuries have been on the rise with the resurgence of the sport. “There’s just too much cricket,” says Dr Jatin Chaudhary of Delhi, who corrected Yuvraj Singh’s career-threatening knee injury in 2009 and also treats a range of players-from Tendulkar to tennis star Sania Mirza. “Although cricket is much less risky than a contact sport such as football or hockey, cricketers are playing all forms of cricket 250 days out of 365, often in appalling weather,” he adds.advertisementYuvraj Singh: Down with a pneumonitis patch on his lungs now. His Achilles’ heel is his left knee, with its torn anterior cruciate ligament.Achronic injury. Painful, to say the leastTo Dr Nikhil Latey, director of Sport Science and Rehabilitation for the Olympic Gold Quest, Mumbai, it’s not just a bloated schedule Indian cricketers are being subjected to. They don’t get adequate rest, travel constantly, play away from home for long periods and the stress builds up, he explains. “Muscle overuse and mental fatigue make them prone to injury. Without rest it can lead to burnout.”The injured A-listers, who ignited a country versus club row this week, would readily agree. They clashed head-on with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and struck a different nerve with the argument that their family, health and rest must come first. It’s not just a war of words. Post IPL, Sehwag is facing a second surgery on the rotator cuff muscles of his shoulder (the first was in 2009). Moreover, he was hit in the ribs by a short ball earlier this year.Gambhir caused his shoulder some serious harm during the final league match of the World Cup 2011, by landing on an outstretched arm. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan revealed the need for intensive treatment. Tendulkar, who has opted out to be with his family, has had a series of injuries since 2004-from a tennis elbow (he wields the heaviest bat) to shoulder surgery, injured hip adductor muscles (that occurs following forced push-offs) and now an mri on his left knee shows up a reactivated hamstring injury.Sachin Tendulkar: Carrying on despite a wave of injuries since 2004: tennis elbow (he wields the heaviest bat), shoulder, hip adductor, knee and back injuries. Atrue master.Yuvraj is disabled by respiratory problems. He has had torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-the main support structure of the knee-deficient knee, with pain, swelling and occasional stiffness since 2008. Zaheer is not destined to play either. Since 2002, he has been battling a slew of chronic injuries: hamstring pull, debilitating nerve twitch, shoulder inflammation, groin strain and knee injury.There’s something unique about the biomechanics of cricket that makes players vulnerable to recurrent, if not new, injuries. Former India opener and Delhi cricketer Akash Chopra calls it a game with its own demands: “Unlike other sport, it’s an off and on game, very dynamic and very passive at the same time.” The alternation between forceful movement and moments of immobility puts stress on the body. “Constant motion in other sport keeps heart rate and muscles warm throughout. But in cricket you cool down and then move suddenly. Be it bowling, deep field throwing, diving or hitting hard-the body gets jerked about constantly.” No wonder, “second injury syndrome” is very common in cricketers. Gambhir’s shoulder troubles and groin injury are chronic, just as Sehwag’s shoulder and knee conditions are. Tendulkar’s reactivated hamstring injury, Yuvraj’s acl deficient knee and Zaheer’s back problems are all recurrent problems of use and overuse of the same muscles.advertisementAshish Nehra: Had surgery on the middle finger of his right hand, fractured while attempting a catch last year.Four types of cricketing movements trigger injury, says orthopedic Dileep Nadkarni of the sport medicine unit at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai: impact (“Say, when a ball hits”), pivoting (“For instance, when a batsman starts running and then, for some reason, turns around. That can lead to knee or shoulder injuries”), twisting (“A player’s foot rolls over the ball while running, he twists his ankle and falls”), and stretching (“Say, diving for a catch. It can hurt the hamstring muscles”).Classic victims of such stress injury are fast bowlers. “They are like Ferrari cars,” says Nadkarni. “They need high class servicing, proper technique, rehab, prehab (personalised exercise regimen to reduce injury before they occur) and adequate rest. Moreover, we underestimate the dangers of dehydration due to excessive sweating in long competitive sport,” he points out. “Water makes up 40 to 70 per cent of an individual’s body mass. Our body needs water for supplying vital chemicals and electrolytes to cells, keep muscles and joints moist, maintain body temperature, protect the lungs, heart, eyes and so on.” Dehydration can lead to muscle cramps, palpitation, loss of concentration, resulting in injury, he adds.Virender Sehwag: Has been playing in pain. Faces a second rotator cuff muscle surgery on his shoulder. The first was in 2009.Has chronic knee injury.The Old Guard, however, refuses to accept the reality or the rhetoric: “A player knows best when he needs to take a break. But if he rests during an Indian tour then the selectors should be strong enough not to select that player for future tours,” said former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar. Former Test cricketer Arun Lal agrees: “When England refused to send the best team to India, we felt insulted. Now we are doing the same.” Does anyone care about the fans, asks former Indian skipper Ajay Jadeja. “The West Indies cricket board is, justifiably, displeased with the Indian board.”That attitude doesn’t work in an age of physically demanding and competitive cricket. “Earlier the game was slower, the premium being on skill,” says Dr Pushpinder Singh Bajaj of Delhi. “Cricket is now a smart game of speed, hitting hard and taking risky singles, and needs absolute fitness,” says the expert in sport injuries and arthroscopic surgery, who has treated top players. “The cricketing mantra today is endurance, speed, power and accuracy,” he says.S. Sreesanth Put up with a shoulder injury on his bowling hand, a torn hamstring and a torn knee ligament.In 1983 when India won its first World Cup, the team had no physiotherapist, no team manager. Even in the late 1990s, the Indian cricket team had just one physiotherapist, Dr Ali Irani, and no specialised trainer to ensure the fitness levels of the players. It was New Zealander John Wright, who came in as coach in 2002 and insisted that the bcci should provide a specialist physiotherapist to the players. Andrew Leipus was hired for the side. He was joined by Adrian Le Roux as trainer for the team. As specialised training started, players were made to run a distance of 20 metres at various speeds, taught aerobic exercises, apart from getting trained in various power, strength and endurance exercises.The year 2008 proved to be a turning point as physiotherapist John Gloster submitted a damning report: most Indian players carried niggles because they had no time to recover from injuries or do the required rehabilitation. Gloster also charted out the range of injuries each player faced, along with recommended treatment strategies. He has recently suggested that Indian players should skip the IPL to retain their fitness quotient.advertisementBut Gloster’s legacy turned out to be a mixed blessing. As BCCI started counting the ever-rising wave of the “walking wounded”, a new awareness about the need for sport medicine and the role of physiotherapists began to percolate. The result has been like a game of musical chairs, with physiotherapists floating in and out. Paul Close, appointed ahead of New Zealand’s tour of India late last year, had to leave when players-including Sehwag, Tendulkar and Gambhir-expressed their displeasure with his approach. Close’s departure, right before World Cup 2011, has had a number of physiotherapists joining the National Cricket Academy (NCA).Click here to EnlargeThe BCCI has now started spending huge sums to preserve and protect crickting talent. The physio-trainer combo package costs the board anywhere between $75,000-100,000 every year (excluding travel and other expenses). Their specialised facilities cost BCCI another $50,000 a year depending on whether the players individually train at the NCA at Bangalore or the team trains them at a match venue, in India or overseas. BCCI also enables players to avail treatment facilities for injuries in other parts of the world. With it all, most A-listers now have access to as many as three physiotherapists: their own, the team therapist and the NCA experts.Raina, however, faces the uphill task of retaining India’s top slot in Test rankings and beating Australia to the first slot in ODI, with his untested team. His best bets are Shikhar Dhawan and Manoj Tiwary, replacements for Gambhir and Yuvraj. The likes of Abhinav Mukund and S. Badrinath (see Caribbean Club box) will feel the pressure of donning the jersey of a side with lean bench strength. Is the world’s richest cricket board worried? BCCI, at the moment, is busy celebrating India’s spectacular World Cup win after 28 years.- With Kaushik Deka