Jos Buttler prefers opening batting in T20 – but says it was his idea to move down the order in IPL | Cricket News

first_img – Advertisement – – Advertisement – 2:15 Delhi Capitals paceman Nortje bowled the fastest ball in IPL history – 97mph – but Buttler ramped it for four, only to be castled by the South African next ball! Buttler is ready for the challenge of facing South African pace aces Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje in England’s white-ball games against the Proteas Buttler will soon link up with England in South Africa for the T20I and ODI series against the Proteas, with the first of three T20Is taking place in Cape Town on November 27.The wicketkeeper-batsman will come up against two South African bowlers who starred for Delhi Capitals in the IPL – Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje.Rabada was the leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 30 scalps, while Nortje bowled the fastest ball in IPL history to Buttler when Delhi faced Rajasthan in October, hitting 97.1mph.Buttler added: “Rabada has the ability to take the ball away from the right-hander. PositionInningsNot outsRunsHighest scoreAverageStrike-rateFifties England’s Jos Buttler says he feels he can make a bigger impact on T20 matches opening the batting – but that it was his idea to move into the middle order for Rajasthan Royals in the 2020 IPL Last Updated: 11/11/20 8:56pm The best of Buttler’s unbeaten 70 from 48 balls for Rajasthan Royals against Chennai Super Kings in the IPL On slipping down the order, Buttler – who hit 328 runs in 13 innings this season with two fifties and a top-score of 70 not out – added: “It was a discussion and it probably came from myself saying I didn’t think our team had the right balance.“It felt like there were a couple of games we didn’t quite close out when we were in good positions. I felt like if we had had a bit more experience in that position then maybe we would have got over the line.“It was an offering, really, from myself to say ‘I haven’t had the runs I’d have liked at the top and I’m quite happy to move’. I thought for our team, it looked a better balance having a more experienced player in the middle.“I’d say [my form] was average, I guess – it pretty much mirrored the side. I had plenty of starts, felt I got in, but never really extended my innings.“I had a couple of decent knocks but with the expectations I put on myself, I didn’t get to where I wanted to be.” 3-1126653570no26.75134.761 – Advertisement – Speaking to Rob Key and Nasser Hussain on Sky Sports’ IPL Cricket Show, Buttler said: “I see it as bat wherever the team requires you to bat, and however the balance looks best in certain sides.“I do feel for myself – and I think 90 per cent of people who play T20 would say it as well – that the top of the order is the place to bat.“It’s where you face the most balls and where I think I can impact the game most. I think I have had more success at the top of the order and impacted more games in a positive way.” Jos Buttler says he prefers opening the batting in T20 cricket – but that it was his idea to move down the order for Rajasthan Royals during the 2020 IPL.England star Buttler began the tournament in an opening berth, a spot where he averages 40.62 in his IPL career with 10 fifties in 31 innings.However, the 30-year-old then slotted down into the middle, from where he averages 26.75 in 26 innings, after telling management that he felt his struggling side – who ended up finishing bottom of the IPL table on net run-rate – needed more experience later on in the innings.center_img 2:48 Buttler is ready for the challenge of facing South African pace aces Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje in England’s white-ball games against the Proteas Jos Buttler moved into the middle order for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, which he says was his idea
Jos Buttler moved into the middle order for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, which he says was his idea

Spurs reward in-form Townsend

first_img The 22-year-old has come to prominence on the field recently and his fine start to the Barclays Premier League season saw him called up by England for their two vital World Cup qualifiers. Townsend scored on his full England debut against Montenegro last Friday before winning a second cap against Poland on Tuesday as the Three Lions qualified for the World Cup finals in Brazil next year. Tottenham winger Andros Townsend has signed a new four-year contract. “It’s hard to put into words how we felt at the time and we’re immensely proud of him. “The nation were quite rightly proud of their side, two important games, we reached our goal of the World Cup but unfortunately there was no time to enjoy that feeling…before the very next day we are talking about something a little bit different. “There’s disappointment. It’s a nightmare. “It’s been difficult for us at Kick if Out. I’m not sure people fully understand our role. We have an obligation to report incidents that happen and we’ve done that regardless of whether it’s international or grass-roots level. “It’s particularly difficult for me having involvement on both sides. We should be concentrating on the glories of both games.” Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas has no doubt Townsend will be able to shoulder the pressure of being England’s next big thing. The player’s place in the Tottenham squad was in doubt at the start of the season but now he is seen as England’s brightest emerging star. Jack Wilshere was afforded that tag after he burst on to the scene with Arsenal a couple of years ago while players like David Bentley have crashed and burned under the weight of expectation. Villas-Boas knows Townsend’s every move will be scrutinised over the next seven months in the build-up to the World Cup, but he is sure the player will be able to cope. “That is part of growing up as a player,” the Tottenham manager said. “I would suppose that wouldn’t divert his attention too much. “I expect him to be the same player. There are going to be more people worried about him, he will be more in the public eye and they will demand performances from him and I expect him to respond. “Most of his colleagues are down to earth, he is in the right environment for his development and I think we have to help him in that sense.” Townsend had to go through nine loan spells before he got his first crack at regular first-team football with Spurs this season. And the main reason the 22-year-old has had an extended run in the first team is because of an injury to Aaron Lennon, who is now fit and in contention for Sunday’s game at Aston Villa. Villas-Boas was concerned that Townsend’s experience with the international team would be counter-productive. The Portuguese feared the winger would go down the same route as Jake Livermore and Tom Huddlestone, who received call-ups and were then quickly discarded. Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will come back into the reckoning by the time the World Cup comes around, but Villas-Boas is sure Townsend will feature for England for a long time to come as long as he keeps impressing for his club. The Portuguese added: “We’re very proud of what he has done, (we have) seen him play with so much confidence and determination he’s really set his place in the team, for Tottenham and for his country. “It’s performances like this that keep your place in the team. “Whenever he’s been called up by myself or Roy he’s given great performances. “At the moment we’re very happy with what he’s been doing and I think Roy thinks the same. ”It’s wonderful for him. He’s come along with the explosion he had in the Premier League, not just with Tottenham but with his country. ”He is doing extremely well for club and country and deserves credit.” Press Association Tottenham stated on their website: “We are delighted to announce that Andros Townsend has signed a new four-year contract with the club.” Townsend has made eight Premier League appearances this season for Spurs after picking up valuable top-flight experience at QPR in the second half of the last campaign. Prior to the 2013/14 season, Townsend had made 18 appearances for the White Hart Lane club, scoring three goals. While his on-field contribution has seen him take centre stage, Townsend has also found himself caught up in the row over Roy Hodgson’s half-time joke during the match against Poland. Hodgson made a quip about a monkey in space to illustrate why his players should give the ball to Townsend but was forced to apologise on Thursday after claims it was racist. Townsend, whose father Troy is the mentoring manager for anti-racism group Kick It Out, wrote on Twitter: “I don’t know what all this fuss is about. No offence was meant and none was taken! It’s not even news worthy!” It did, though, overshadow England’s qualification and continues to rumble on with the Football Association expressing its full support for Hodgson. Troy Townsend admitted there had been a spectrum of emotions, telling Sky Sports News: “The goal on Friday night gave us an amazing feeling and I thought he was absolutely fantastic in the hotbed of Tuesday. last_img read more

The Latest: IndyCar’s Grand Prix of Long Beach called off

first_img Associated Press March 12, 2020 The Champions League match between Manchester City and Real Madrid has been postponed after the Spanish team puts its players in quarantine amid the coronavirus outbreak.Madrid has ordered its soccer and basketball teams to remain in isolation after one of the basketball players tested positive for the virus.No new date for the second-leg match in the last 16 was announced. City leads 2-1 from the first leg in Madrid.___12:05 p.m. 5:55 p.m.The LPGA Tour has postponed golf’s first major championship of the season and two other events because of the coronavirus.The tour called off the Volvik Founders Cup in Phoenix on March 19-22, the Kia Classic in Carlsbad, California, on March 26-29 and the major ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, California, on April 2-5. LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan said in a statement he’s “fully committed to rescheduling these important events on our 2020 schedule,” especially the ANA Inspiration.Earlier, the tour called off events in Thailand, Singapore and China. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT):___6:55 p.m. ___3:15 p.m.IndyCar will open its season on the streets of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, without spectators.The three-day event typically draws more than 130,000 fans. Local officials said earlier Thursday that no general admission would be permitted. Only essential personnel will be permitted inside the fencing that surrounds the course.The event will also be shortened to two days, with Friday used for driver health screenings and determining who is considered essential. ___3:30 p.m.The Atlantic Coast Conference has suspended all athletic-related activities. That includes all games, practices, recruiting — and participation in NCAA championships until further notice.The NCAA has not — at this point — postponed the men’s basketball tournament that’s scheduled for next week, but several individual schools have announced they’re taking a break from sports due to the coronavirus pandemic.ACC Commissioner John Swofford said in a statement that “this is uncharted territory and the health and safety of our student-athletes and institutions remains our top priority.” The men’s NCAA Tournament is one of the most popular events on the American sports calendar. March Madness draws hundreds of thousands of fans to arenas from coast to coast.___12:15 p.m.The International Tennis Federation has postponed all of its sanctioned tournaments for six weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic, joining the men’s professional tour in suspending action.The ITF oversees various junior, wheelchair and lower-tier events. ___6:09 p.m.The Colonial Athletic Association says an official who worked a game during its men’s basketball tournament has tested positive for the coronavirus.The league says the official did not exhibit symptoms of the virus until 72 hours after the game he worked. The conference says it has made the institution involved and tournament personnel aware of the situation so they can take proper precautionary measures.___ ___1:45 p.m.The NHL is following the NBA’s lead and suspending its season.NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the pause of the season amid concerns about the new coronavirus. The NBA announced Wednesday night it was suspending play, after a player tested positive for COVID-19.Several NBA and NHL teams share arenas. The University of Texas has canceled the 2020 Texas Relays.The first big outdoor track meet of the year was scheduled to start March 25-28. The event draws up to 7,000 high school, college and pro athletes.___6:27 p.m.Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing the club to close its training complex and put the entire first-team in self isolation. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said he anticipated a conference-wide policy for spring football, though athletic directors have not yet discussed a plan.The league anticipates a heavy financial hit from refunded ticket sales to its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and having to adjust the rights fees it receives from its TV partners.Bowlsby also said that nobody from the conference, including staff members, coaches and players, had fallen ill or been tested for coronavirus.___12:35 p.m. Churchill Downs said preparations to hold the Kentucky Derby on May 2 are up in the air. According to a statement from track officials: “With the event still seven weeks away, a decision will be made closer to that date with respect to postponing the event until later in the year, using the most recent information while working with and seeking guidance from public health experts and authorities.”___5:30 p.m.USA Gymnastics has canceled all sanctioned events through the end of March, which includes local meets scheduled at hundreds of USA Gymnastics-sanctioned clubs throughout the United States. The cancellations also extend to USA Gymnastics-sponsored workshops and clinics as well as any national team camps. The organization had already limited travel for USA Gymnastics staff and national team athletes. Arsenal was due to play at Brighton on Saturday, with the Premier League pushing ahead with a full fixture list and stadiums with fans — unlike most other major sports.However, Arsenal said “it is clear we will not be able to play some fixtures on their currently scheduled dates.” The club issued a statement quoting Arteta as saying: “This is really disappointing but I took the test after feeling poorly. I will be at work as soon as I’m allowed.” Arsenal’s game at Manchester City was called off on Wednesday after players came into contact with a rival team owner who announced Tuesday that he had contracted COVID-19. They met Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis after the Greek team won at Arsenal in the Europa League on Feb. 27.___ ___3 p.m.The NFL has canceled its main owners meeting scheduled for later this month in Palm Beach, Florida.Commissioner Roger Goodell notified the 32 teams “after careful consideration and consultation with medical experts,” according to a league statement. Goodell said the decision was made out of “concern to protect the health of club and league employees and the public while enabling the league to continue with its essential business operations.”Further changes could be coming for the draft, scheduled to be held in Las Vegas from April 23-25. The Grand Prix of Long Beach scheduled for April 19 has been called off because of a ban in the California city of large scale gatherings. Race organizers said they are in conversation with the city of Long Beach and the Convention Center about potentially rescheduling the street race. Long Beach is the second most popular event on the IndyCar schedule behind the Indianapolis 500.Organizers said if a later date this year is not possible, the race will return on April 18, 2021.___6:48 p.m.center_img ___5:15 p.m.The Colonial Athletic Association says it has been informed that a game official who worked at the conference men’s basketball tournament has tested positive for the coronavirus.The CAA said the official did not exhibit symptoms of the virus until 72 hours after the game he worked. The conference said it was using an “abundance of caution” to make the involved institutions and tournament personnel “aware of the situation so they can take proper precautionary measures.”Hofstra beat Northeastern in the conference championship game on Tuesday in Washington. The Pac-12 and Southeastern conferences have gone beyond canceling just their men’s basketball tournaments.The SEC announced within an hour of canceling the tournament that the league was suspending regular-season competition for teams in all sports on SEC campuses as well as league championships until March 30.The Pac-12 said it was scrapping all league championship events and all competitions effective immediately and until further notice.___12:20 p.m. The NHL has not said any player has tested positive for COVID-19. The league is halting play with 189 games left in the regular season, sparking uncertainty about how many more, if any, could be played before the playoffs.Bettman said the NHL has tried to follow mandates of health experts and local authorities without taking premature or unnecessary measures.” Bettman’s statement said the NBA’s news made it “no longer appropriate to try to continue to play games at this time.”___1:05 p.m.The Big East Conference basketball tournament has been canceled at halftime of Thursday’s first game because of the coronavirus outbreak. Two California events on the developmental Symetra Tour also were postponed, the IOA Championship in Beaumont from March 27-29 and the Windsor Golf Classic in Windsor from April 2-4.___5:40 p.m.Horse racing is continuing to operate in North America and abroad without fans in the stands.Races at Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields in California, Aqueduct in New York, Gulfstream Park in Florida, Laurel Park in Maryland and Turfway Park in Kentucky will go on without spectators. The upcoming Dubai World Cup will be held at an empty Meydan Racecourse on March 28. Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky, says when it opens for racing again in April there will not be fans allowed in. The group says no tournaments on the men’s and women’s ITF World Tennis Tour, the ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors, the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour, ITF Beach Tennis World Tour or ITF Seniors Tour will take place until at least the week of April 20.The men’s tour announced earlier Thursday it was calling off ATP Tour and ATP Challenger Tour events for six weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak.The WTA women’s tour has not made any comment so far related to its schedule.___12:10 p.m. The Latest: IndyCar’s Grand Prix of Long Beach called off The 12 Hours of Sebring scheduled to run in Florida next weekend has been rescheduled because of the ban on travel from Europe. Many teams that compete in IMSA’s sports car events use European drivers and team members.The race was rescheduled as the IMSA season finale to be held Nov. 11-14 at Sebring International Raceway.IndyCar and NASCAR are still mulling options. IndyCar has been told by the Mayor of St. Petersburg that fans cannot attend Sunday’s season-opening race. NASCAR received the same message for next week’s racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway.___11:40 a.m. As several other big conferences around the country canceled their postseason tournaments, the Big East resumed on schedule at New York’s Madison Square Garden. It started its second-round game between top-seeded Creighton and St. John’s at Madison Square Garden and not until halftime was the tournament called off with St. John’s leading 38-35.As the Bluejays and Red Storm were playing, a few subway stops away at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the Atlantic 10 Conference was holding a news conference to called off its tournament.___12:40 p.m.The Big 12 is canceling all of its championships through April 15, including upcoming gymnastics and equestrian meets, and will reassess the rest of its spring sports schedule April 15. 6:17 p.m.NASCAR has put strict regulations in place for this weekend’s race at Atlanta, which will be held without spectators. Photographers will not be permitted at the event beyond a pool photographer, and media will not have access to the garage area or pit road. All driver availability will take place via teleconference, fed into the media center. The NASCAR Cup Series race winning team and second- and third-place finishers will be available via teleconference. In short, there will be no in-person competitor availability this weekend outside of live broadcast partners and NASCAR Productions. Major League Soccer is shutting down because of the coronavirus, according to Inter Miami owner Jorge Mas.Mas says the target period for the hiatus is 30 days.He told players and coaches, then held a news conference and says, “We’ve made a decision as a league this morning, as owners, that play will be suspended temporarily.”The expansion team owned by Mas and former England captain David Beckham had been scheduled to play its home opener Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.___ Major football issues, including playing rules, bylaws and resolutions, as well as other business matters on the agenda for the March meetings will instead be handled at the May 19-20 spring meeting in Marina del Rey, California.___2:30 p.m.Football season is months away, but spring practice for college teams was in full swing around the country. That is being put on hold in many places, too. USC and Notre Dame both announced they would suspended practice as their campuses shut down. The SEC’s suspension of sport through March will also take football teams off the practice fields. All five Power Five conferences have canceled their basketball tournaments, putting the NCAA Tournament in doubt.The Big Ten, Big 12, SEC, ACC and Pac-12 conferences were all preparing to play games in large arenas across the country, but with few people in the buildings.The NCAA had announced Wednesday that it planned to play its men’s and women’s tournament games that start next week with restricted access for the general public. The NCAA said only essential staff and limited family members would be allowed to attend the games.The ACC announced the cancellation about 10 minutes before the scheduled start of Thursday’s first quarterfinal game featuring No. 4 Florida State and Clemson. With the tournament scrapped, the Seminoles will earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament after winning the regular-season title.ACC Commissioner John Swofford presented the Seminoles with the tournament trophy on the court, while the Tigers joined them on the court instead of tipping off their game. ___4:30 p.m.The NCAA has canceled the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments because of the spread of coronavirus. The decision came one day after the NCAA announced games that were scheduled to start next week would be played in mostly empty arenas.That plan was scrapped as every major American sports league, beginning with the NBA, put the brakes on their seasons due to concerns about the pandemic.The NCAA also canceled all of its championships in every winter and spring sport, including hockey, baseball, lacrosse and several others. 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Syracuse looks to improve 2nd-half play against Boston College

first_imgStart-to-finish efforts by Syracuse have been few and far between. The team has had issues stringing together a complete game lately and several players admitted SU hasn’t played consistently for all 90 minutes.Junior forward Erin Simon thinks Syracuse needs to begin approaching each remaining game differently.“We have a lot of freshmen who need to understand that we need to play a full 90 minutes,” Simon said. “But it’s not all just them. It’s a team as a whole because we as veterans need to bring them in and teach them. We can’t take any time off in any of these games because they’re all vital.”Struggling in the second halves of games and defending set pieces, Syracuse (4-5-3, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) has recorded losses in its past six games and now sits in a tie for eighth-place in the ACC standings. SU needs to quickly regroup or risk missing the conference tournament. The Orange hopes to overcome its late-game struggles and its set piece defending this Saturday at 7 p.m. against Boston College (8-4, 1-2) at SU Soccer Stadium.The Orange has allowed 11 goals after halftime as opposed to only three in the first half this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU played scoreless first halves with Cincinnati on Sept. 21 and Pittsburgh on Sunday, but second-half collapses led to losses of 3-1 and 1-0, respectively. Earlier this season, SU held Penn State scoreless at halftime, but lost 2-0.The Orange needs to finish Saturday’s game stronger, goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan said, and bring a similar intensity to the second half that it does in the first frame.“We need to stay more focused in the second half,” junior defender Taylor Haenlin said. “A few times we’ve been up going into halftime and we kind of take our foot off the gas.”Despite getting 76 shots off in the second half as opposed to 62 in the first, SU has been unable to capitalize. The Orange has scored nine goals in the first half and only seven in the second frame, failing to convert on its chances.The team has also struggled giving up goals off of set pieces this season. Corner kicks, free kicks and penalty kicks have all troubled Syracuse late in games.“We’ve conceded a lot of goals off of set pieces,” head coach Phil Wheddon said. “As far as corner kicks go, it’s a lack of discipline by leaving someone unmarked or watching the ball.”SU let Drexel back into a game after leading 2-0 at halftime. The Dragons would later go on to tie the game after SU allowed a goal off a corner kick. A poorly defended corner kick less than two minutes into the game was all it took to give Louisville the lead and a 1-0 win as well.The team is focusing on defending set pieces, Simon said. She thinks Syracuse is improving by learning to vocalize and increase its energy during set pieces, especially in the second half of games.“We need to come out strong in the second half,” Haenlin said, “and really stay focused and make it a goal not to have any goals against us.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 2, 2014 at 12:07 am Contact Liam: lpsull01@syr.edulast_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Haunted Maze will be at Fall Fest Saturday

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015:Tuesday•WHS volleyball at Wichita Collegiate, 5 p.m.Wednesday•Blood drive at WHS.Thursday•Cross Country at El Dorado, 4 p.m.•C-team volleyball at Wichita Collegiate, 5 p.m.•Pep assembly.•Homecome parade, 6:30 p.m.Friday•Cross Country at El Dorado, 4 p.m.•Football at Wellington vs. Wichita Collegiate, 7 p.m.Saturday•JV Volleyball at Wichita Chaparral, 8 a.m.•4A Tennis Regional at Pratt, 9 a.m.Today’s Lunch–  Chicken Fry Z’s, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Fresh Broccoli, Peaches, Hot Roll and MilkTuesday’s Lunch — Chili, tortilla Chips, Celery and Cucumbers, Cinnamon Roll, Pears, Baby Carrots and Milk.Today’s News*This Saturday there will be a haunted maze at fall fest from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. by the tennis courts. There will also be a showing of The Ring until 11 pm. Everyone is welcome and the cost is only $1.00. You don’t want to miss out!*Crusader Creators will NOT meet this week due to homecoming activities.*ATTN JUNIORS:  The Kansas Star Casino has purchased ACT vouchers for all current Juniors.  If you are planning on taking the ACT stop by the counseling office for your voucher.*Students interested in going to Spain in June of 2017- Please pick up packet information from Mrs. Groom.* The homecoming dance will be this Friday from 9:30 to 11:30.  Tickets may be purchased during lunch this week for $3, or $5 at the door.  Dress is casual attire. You must have a student ID to be allowed into the dance.  If you want to bring an out of town date, please sign them up in the office by Thursday.*Homecoming is this week! Spirit Week Days are:Wednesday: Tacky Family PhotoThursday: Superhero vs. VillainFriday: Crusader Nation*September 14th through November 11th all student-athletes 7th through 12th grades, will be given the opportunity to attend Core-Strengthening Yoga on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 6:40-7:15 at the middle school gym.*WHS Work Ethic Program will meet tomorrow from 11:30-12:30 in room 107. Bring a lunch!*Football players- you can turn in your $2 in the office for the football signs.Guidance office news:College visits during lunch:Thursday, Oct 15- Baker UniversityFriday, Oct 16- University of Kansas.Monday, Oct. 19 – Butler County CC.Thursday, October 22, Friends UniversityMonday, Nov. 2- Hutchinson CC.Fun Fact of the Day:Stressed is desserts spelled backwards.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more