Ambrose bounced as WI bowling coach

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):Bowling legend Sir Curtly Ambrose says he is shocked by his sacking as West Indies bowling consultant and also claimed he was blindsighted by the decision.The 52-year-old, who has served in the role for the past three years, said he had only been informed of the decision by head coach Phil Simmons less than a week ago and also pointed out that he had already planned his schedule around next month’s Tri-Nations Series and the four-Test India series starting in July.”I only learnt about it from head coach Phil Simmons on Wednesday (last week), and when he told me, I said to him that I am very disappointed because I never expected it and I never saw it coming because he never gave me any indication he was going to let me go,” Sir Curtly told the Observer newspaper here.”So it came as a bit of a shock, basically, but I haven’t decided which direction I am going to take just yet. I’ll just pause and give it a little time to think about it and decide where I want to go after.”Last Friday, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced that the Antiguan would be replaced by former Barbados and West Indies A fast bowler, Roddy Estwick, who was recently bowling coach for Barbados Pride in the Regional four-day championship.MORE TECHNICALThe move came just three weeks prior to the start of the June 3-26 Tri-Nations Series involving Australia and South Africa and just over a month after Sir Curtly helped guide West Indies to their second capture of the Twenty20 World Cup in India.Sir Curtly said he had been told by Simmons that he required a bowling consultant who was “more technical”, hence the decision to go with Barbadian Estwick.”I spoke to head coach Phil Simmons and he told me that he wanted someone who is more technical to work with the fast bowlers,” Sir Curtly explained.”So, I said to him ‘Well, ‘if you knew I was doing a poor job then you should have told me’, He said no, I did a fantastic job because I brought a high level of discipline to the team and I have motivated the guys quite a bit.”He added: “I did wish him all the best and asked him to continue with the team and that we can get some positive results because I am not going to hold him in malice or hold it against him. It’s just disappointing.”last_img read more

Unsolved mysteries: where’s the hair that Kadri ripped off Joe Thornton’s face

first_imgTORONTO — As the Sharks prepare for Wednesday’s showdown with the Toronto Maple Leafs in Canada, an unsolved mystery engulfs the team: what happened to the chunk of hair that Nazem Kadri ripped out of Joe Thornton’s beard?Is it being preserved in a fridge? Prepared for sale on eBay? Maintained for a future display at the Hockey Hall of Fame?After a full-scale probe, the whereabouts of the Thornton chunk continues to baffle investigators. Maybe Robert Mueller can look into it when he’s done …last_img

MindTouch: The First Enterprise App to Get Collaborative Video

first_imgMindTouch — the open source, wiki-based intranet — is the first software to bring fully collaborative video to the enterprise. The new feature comes from open source video platform Kaltura, which is also developing video editing for Wikipedia. Through Kaltura, MindTouch customers will be able to cooperatively edit, publish and syndicate video both inside and outside the firewall, all with a complete revision history.In addition to collaborative video editing, users can now package their applications and content for reuse on other installations. Developers will be able create open source add-ons that operate just like those in Firefox, and anyone can use a desktop GUI to select content for staging and migration.Video, the Wiki WayKaltura is the first company on the market to offer an open source collaborative video. While there are Drupal and MediaWiki modules available in the Kaltura application gallery, we’ve seen little if any use of them. The flagship use of the MediaWiki version in Wikipedia is at least months away. Regardless of any public implementations, MindTouch will be the first enterprise platform to host Kaltura’s technology. Most top-notch wikis and intranets already have easy video embedding, but none of them include any substantial ability to edit video, and not in way that’s transparent and collaborative. Even at its best, enterprise 2.0 is often thought of as second-hand innovation: adapting the best of Web 2.0 to work inside the firewall. But this is one case where an enterprise company has moved faster than the consumer Web to make change a reality. Power to the ProgrammersAs an open source platform, MindTouch has long-supported creating custom applications for the software. But until now, there’s been no easy way to port those custom apps from one MindTouch instance to another. “With this release,” said CEO Aaron Fulkerson, “the thousands of developers building collaborative networking applications, enterprise dashboards and composite applications on the MindTouch platform will now be able to easily package and share their applications and mashups.” 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now steven walling IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#enterprise#Products center_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Ponting fined for arguing with umpire

first_imgAustralian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has been fined 40 per cent of his match fee for arguments with the umpire during the Test against England in Melbourne on Monday. Ponting was charged with a Level 1 offence relating to “arguing or entering into a prolonged discussion with the umpire about his decision”. He pleaded guilty to the charge.  Ponting had picked up an argument with umpire Aleem Darafter batsman Kevin Pietersen correctly survived a caught-behind referral. Replays showed no inside edge from Pietersen’s push, but Ponting remained convinced there had been a mistake. His mostly one-way conversation carried on for so long that the crowd started to boo. Pietersen, who was on 49, was then met by Ponting mid-pitch as the captain continued to vent ire.last_img read more