Holder blames loss on sloppy fielding

first_imgGALLE, Sri Lanka (CMC):West Indies captain, Jason Holder, has blamed sloppy fielding by his side for their innings defeat to Sri Lanka in their first cricket Test, which ended at the Galle International Stadium here yesterday.Holder’s men crashed to an innings and six-run defeat to Sri Lanka in the second session of the fourth day of the Test match.The West Indies effort was marred by several sloppy misfields, two missed run-out attempts and five shelled catches, including a sixth that was not attempted.”We created chances with the ball, but we just didn’t take them when we came,” lamented Holder.”If we had, their first innings total would have looked a lot different. If we had new batsmen in at crucial stages when our fast bowlers were fresh, we would have had a chance to have a good burst at them.”Jermaine Blackwood, in a gallant attempt to avert an innings defeat, fell eight runs shy of a century as West Indies were bowled out for 227 in their second innings.Apart from Blackwood the only other West Indian batsman to score a half-century in the match was Darren Bravo with an even 50 in the first innings.Several frontline batsmen again failed to capitalise on starts as the left arm spinner, Rangana Herath, took four second-innings wickets to finish the match with his fifth 10-wicket haul in Tests.”It’s important that we put up a first innings total that’s respectable,” said Holder, who played his first match as Test captain, in just his ninth Test overall.”We only scored 250-odd in the first innings and it set us back. We were pretty much behind the game from there. It was a track you could score runs on once you applied yourselves. Not much in it for the bowlers. Even Rangana Herath – I thought with the harder ball, he was more effective.”Devendra Bishoo grabbed four for 143 as Sri Lanka piled up a huge first-innings score of 484 all out. The 23-year-old skipper applauded the efforts of his bowlers.”I must commend our bowlers. They did really well in the first innings. To come back at the opposition and actually bowl them out was very, very commendable,” Holder said.”I thought our spinners bowled reasonably well and our part-timers in Marlon Samuels and Kraigg Brathwaite did a wonderful job for us. I thought the combination was good enough for this game. It was unfortunate that we didn’t hold our chances. I guess we paid for it.”The second Test will be played in Colombo starting next week Thursday.last_img read more

Uber takes wrong turn with security promises The F

first_imgUber takes wrong turn with security promisesThe FTC announced a settlement addressing charges that Uber falsely claimed to monitor internal access to consumers’ personal information. The FTC also says Uber failed to live up to its promise to provide adequate security for its consumer’s data.According to FTC acting chairwoman Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Uber has failed its customers in two ways. First it misrepresented the extent in how it monitored its employees’ access to personal information about users and drivers. Secondly, it misrepresented that it took reasonable steps to secure that data, she said. Uber has agreed to implement a privacy program and obtain regular, independent audits to settle the FTC charges.The entire agreement between Uber and the Commission can be found here.Mobile app development for Microsoft .NET Core developersRealm expanded its mobile platform with support for .NET Core, Microsoft’s server-side platform for creating web applications and services. Now C# developers can build reactive mobile apps that use Realm Mobile Platform on both the client and server side.With new support, developers can now integrate Realm on the server backend using C# as their primary programming language. Developers can also build cross-platform apps for iOS, Android and Windows 10 using Realm’s Xamarin support, while still using .NET Core on the server. The $1.6 billion company MongoDB has confidentially filed to go public, according to reports today. MongoDB is a database startup company, and going public will set up competition with Oracle, MongoDB’s biggest target.Earlier in the year, MongoDB’s CEO Dev Ittycheria told Crain’s New York that Oracle is “incredibly vulnerable because they’ve lost the developer’s heart and soul,” said Ittycheria. According to the reports, a change in SEC regulations allowed the company to confidentially file to go public, which previously was only available to companies at a certain size. If MongoDB does go public, the report states it will be the seventh “unicorn” startup to do so in 2017.New release of Docker Enterprise EditionDocker announced the latest release of Docker Enterprise Edition (EE), which enables organizations to modernize traditional applications and microservices built on Windows, Linux or the mainframe. With this new edition, companies can also manage all of these microservices and applications in the same cluster.The new release lets organizations customize role-based access and define physical and logical boundaries for different users and teams sharing the same Docker EE environment, according to Docker. Additional features include automated image promotion and immutable repositories, which prevents image tags from being overridden when they go to production.last_img read more