Five months after South Africa were humiliated on the turning pitches in India in a four-Test series, their administrators have decided to send a send a squad of eight spin bowlers and six batsmen to attend a week-long spin bowling course in Mumbai from Saturday.”The programme has been one of the major features on the CSA HP Skills Programme and has been held annually either in India or Sri Lanka,” said CSA High Performance Manager, Vinnie Barnes.The eight selected spin bowlers are Bjorn Fortuin, Simon Harmer, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Tshepo Ntuli, Aaron Phangiso, Dane Piedt, and Prenelan Subrayen.The batsmen going on the course are Temba Bavuma, Reeza Hendricks, Smangaliso Nhlebela, Hector Ngobeni, Stiaan van Zyl, and Dane Vilas.The group will be accompanied by CSA batting consultant HD Ackerman, and CSA spin bowling consultant Claude Henderson.”Simon Harmer, Dane Piedt, Prenalen Subrayen and Keshav Maharaj who have been on previous spin camps, have seen the benefits of working with top Indian spin coaches,” Barnes said.”It has also become quite an important initiative to improve our batsmen s techniques and game plans against spin.Temba Bavuma, Rilee Rossouw and Stiaan van Zyl are some of the batsmen who have credited their improvement of batting against spin to the spin camps (in the subcontinent),” Barnes added.South Africa had failed to put up a show in the Test series last year. Following the 3-0 defeat, the lost their number one ranking and then skipper Hashim Amla said it was the toughest tour of his career.advertisement(With inputs from PTI)
All eyes are on La Sultana del Norte this weekend with former Mexico manager Miguel Herrera taking his Club America side north to face current Mexico interim Tuca Ferretti and Tigres.Herrera’s side sits second, but after Copa MX elimination and a draw with rival Chivas last week, the demanding fans of Mexico’s most successful club are hoping for more.Ferretti is dealing with his own midweek Copa MX exit, and he knows the seventh-place Tigres don’t have much of a cushion with six matches remaining before the field is set for the eight-team Liguilla. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Game Tigres vs. Club America Date Saturday, October 6 Time 8 p.m. ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States, the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream Univision Deportes Network fubo TV (7-day free trial) Squads & Team News Position Tigres players Goalkeepers Guzman, Fernandez, Ortega Defenders Jimenez, Juninho, Ayala, Torres Nilo, Rodriguez, Sanchez, Meza, Diaz, Cruz, Tercero Midfielders Carioca, Zelarayan, Torres, Sosa, Pizarro, Aquino, Damm, Celaya, Acosta, Duenas, Cerna, Reyes Forwards Valencia, Gignac, Vargas, Da Silva, Duran, Vega, Cruz, Quinones Javier Aquino is fit to return to league play after starting and scoring in the club’s midweek Copa MX defeat to Pachuca. Typical left back Jorge Torres Nilo has been playing more center back with Juninho showing his age and struggling this campaign.Potential Tigres XI: Guzman; Rodriguez, Ayala, Torres Nilo, Duenas; Pizarro, Carioca; Quinones, Zelarayan, Aquino; Gignac Position Club America players Goalkeepers Marchesin, Jimenez, Estrada Defenders Vargas, Sanchez, Alvarez, Reyes, Valdez, Aguilera, Aguilar, Torres, Leon, Zamora Midfielders G. Rodriguez, Uribe, Dominguez, Ibarguen, Corona, Arce, Menez, Insaurralde, Lainez, Lopez, Moreno, Mina, V. Rodriguez, Aguilar Forwards Martinez, Martin, Peralta, Gonzalez Diego Lainez has an ankle injury suffered in training that will keep him from traveling for this match and also kept him out of this month’s Mexico call-up. After a goal in the Clasico Nacional, Andres Ibarguen may win a starting spot from Cecilio Dominguez on the left wing.Potential America XI: Marchesin; Aguilar, Valez, Aguilera, Sanchez; Ibarra, Rodriguez, Uribe, Dominguez; Martinez, PeraltaMatch Preview It’s been a long time since Tigres or America tasted defeat in league play. America is undefeated in its last five matches, while Tigres have taken at least a point out of their last six.Yet, with the table extremely compact and both teams suffering Copa MX defeats – and home draws against bitter rivals – in recent weeks, neither team is feeling secure despite the positive run of form.America manager Miguel Herrera has designated penalty-kick takers after a shootout loss in the cup and Mateus Uribe’s kick being saved by Raul Gudino on Sunday in the Clasico Nacional – a match after which Herrera was incensed. He felt only his team came out to win the match, while Chivas were playing too defensively.Ferretti’s teams are known for caution, but he’ll be looking for three points out of Saturday’s clash. A double from Andre-Pierre Gignac last week against Queretaro got his team back on track.Defense always is a Tigres hallmark, and even though Ferretti has had to put players into positions they’re often not used to playing (like putting Jorge Torres Nilo as a center back), his team boasts the second best defensive record with only nine goals allowed.Between the good defense, the fact that Tigres have lost just one of their last 30 league home matches at El Volcan, and the fact that Herrera has never beaten Tigres in nine tries as America manager, and it’s clear Las Aguilas have plenty of work to do if they’re going to keep their distance from Tigres and stay in one of the top spots in the table.
Image Courtesy: Maersk TankersDanish tanker owner and operator Maersk Tankers held a naming ceremony for its latest newbuilding on January 11.The company’s new MR tanker, SHA-119, was christened Maersk Cebu at a Samsung yard in Ningbo, China.The 50,000 dwt unit is the number fifteen of nineteen vessels in the company’s ongoing fleet renewal programme.Soren C. Meyer, Chief Strategy Officer at Maersk Tankers, said that the latest addition contributes “to a competitive fleet and strong market position in a segment that is attractive to our customers. ”According to data provided by VesselsValue, the remaining four MR tankers being built at Samsung would all be launched in February 2019.
GRAMMY winning trio Lady Antebellum announced this week their new charitable initiative called LadyAID, a philanthropic effort created to bring awareness to and generate support for children in need locally, nationally and globally.The multi-level organization will reach children across the state of Tennessee through grants to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. On a national level, LadyAID is supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and on a global level, myLIFEspeaks and The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The LadyAID Fund is a component fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.“The opportunity to play music on stages all around the world has given us so much happiness,” said Lady A’s Dave Haywood. “By establishing LadyAID, we’re going to be able to put a new focus on accomplishing an off-stage goal we have as a band, which is to help children in need.”“There are children all over the world who are suffering because they don’t have the resources to get the help they need,” added Hillary Scott. “My heart has specifically been lead to the children of Haiti. By partnering with organizations like UNHCR and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, we’ve already seen children be given access to medical care they wouldn’t otherwise have in their country. It’s so inspiring, and anything we can do to help that cause, we’re going to do.”“We’ve witnessed firsthand what these organizations are doing to help kids and their families. I’ve been personally touched by the children’s hospital visits we’ve made around the US over the last few years,” noted Charles Kelley. “We hope that with the help of our fans, we can all combine our energy and resources to help provide some relief to these families.”LadyAID will be funded by donations and fundraising efforts including the trio’s inaugural PING PONG & SONGS event. Inspired by a combination of the band’s favorite backstage hobby and their love of songwriting, the event will be held in early 2013.The creation of LadyAID and all that is come from the foundation’s efforts, brings a lot of excitement to Lady Antebellum and they are looking forward to becoming a lasting foundation.For more information on each of the partners connected to LadyAID, please visit www.LadyAid.org.Source:LadyAntebellum.com
A new online auction is giving you the opportunity to take a private tour of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash’s personal recording studio in Nashville, TN with their son, John Carter Cash.Proceeds from the auction will benefit the American Red Cross.John Carter Cash, having been involved in music all his life, is an accomplished and award winning record producer. However, his activities in the creative world reach far beyond just music production. He is also a singer-songwriter, and author. The grandson of Maybelle Carter and the only son to Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, he preserves the family legacy and is a caretaker to the heritage of his musical ancestors.The Cash Cabin Studio is a private recording studio with an astounding history. Not only did Johnny and June Carter Cash record most all of their later music here, but many other talented musicians and famous entertainers have made music within these walls. Johnny Cash built the original cabin in 1978. It was then, as it is now, a place to find solace and make music. However, the idea of it being a studio did not arrive for some years. Through the years, a spacious recording room, booths, and a comfortable mixing room were installed.Now the the Cash Cabin Studio is a state of the art recording studio. The Cabin also has a natural reverb chamber, which offers it’s unique sound to the recordings made here. The studio is now owned and operated by John Carter Cash. It sits on forty-acres of woods and fields. John Carter raises European Fallow Deer on the property. There is also a large fishing pond stocked with Large-Mouth Bass, Bream, and Catfish.Other celebrities to have visited the famous studio include Reece Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix, Taylor Swift, Snoop Dogg, Dolly Parton and more.The auction is open until September 18, and can be accessed via CharityBuzz.com.