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Vegas Computer’s Score Predictions For Week 1’s Biggest Games

first_imgA pylon at the CFP National Championship game.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: A detailed view of the ESPN Pylon Cam during the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Week 1 of the 2018 college football season is finally here. Two days from now, the action gets started.There are big games all weekend long. College football is on display in prime time on Sunday and Monday, not just Saturday.OddsShark’s computer has released its predictions for Week 1.Here’s what it is saying for the biggest games, including a two pretty big upsets.Score prediction for Stanford-San Diego State.score prediction from OddsShark.score prediction from OddsShark.You can view all of OddsShark’s predictions here.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: There will be no margin for error against India, feels Jacques Kallis

first_img Press Trust of India LondonJune 3, 2019UPDATED: June 3, 2019 16:04 IST Jacques Kallis said India will make South Africa pay if they commit any silly mistake. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJacques Kallis said India will make South Africa pay if they commit any silly mistakeSouth Africa are battling injury issues with pacer Lungi Ngidi being ruled out of India clashSouth Africa started their World Cup 2019 campaign with 2 defeatsSouth Africa has no margin for error after second World Cup loss and should take advantage of India’s ‘first game nerves’ to bring their World Cup campaign back on track, said legendary all-rounder Jacques Kallis.South Africa, who were thrashed by England in the opening match, suffered their second successive loss in the World Cup, going down by 21 runs against Bangladesh on Sunday.Kallis believes the Proteas will be under a lot of pressure ahead of their clash against favorites India.”It’s disappointing and frustrating and there is lots of pressure on the next game, otherwise the tournament could be over before it’s really started for South Africa,” Kallis wrote in a column for the ICC.”It doesn’t get any easier though against India but it’s their first game and our third, so maybe that could give us the edge we need,””They’ve not played for a week and maybe they’ll be some first game nerves, whereas we are settled.”The 43-year-old from Cape Town said India will make South Africa pay if they commit any silly mistake.”We’ve got to play all our cards and we can’t afford any more silly mistakes at vital stages – these are the best sides in the world and they’ll always punish you,” Kallis wrote.”Strange things happen in this sport and if we can get a win then I think we can go on a streak and we are still good enough to be a contender.”There will be no margin for error though. I think you’ll need six wins, maybe five with a really good run rate, to finish in the top four, so South Africa almost need to win every game they will play.”advertisementSouth Africa is battling injury issues with pacer Lungi Ngidi being ruled out of India clash due to a hamstring strain and Kallis feels experienced Dale Steyn needs to be drafted into the playing XI.”The injury to Lungi Ngidi certainly didn’t help Faf, he’s a world-class player and a big part of our attack. You’ve got to play Dale Steyn against India now, and hopefully he is close to fitness,” Kallis wrote.Bangladesh posted their highest ODI total, scoring 330 for six at the Oval after South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis elected to bowl after winning the toss.South Africa then fell short at 309 for eight while trying to become the first team to successfully chase more than 330 in a World Cup match.Kallis wrote: “Bangladesh got all their partnerships going and once you get over 300 then it always becomes a tough chase, letting them score 50 or so runs in the final four overs really didn’t help either and ultimately proved the difference.”I understand what Faf du Plessis was doing with the toss and playing the extra pace bowler. However, the wicket just didn’t allow it and perhaps he stuck with the tactics a bit too long and should have started bowling a little fuller and straighter.”It’s great having a game plan but you need to have a back-up when it’s not working, I felt we were one step behind the entire match and just tactically a bit off. We need to be a bit smarter.Also Read | ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Highlights: Bangladesh beat South Africa by 21 runsAlso Read | Salaam Cricket 2019 Highlights: This is England’s year, reckons Sunil GavaskarAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow India vs South AfricaFollow Jacques KallisFollow Faf Du PlessisFollow Lungi NgidiFollow Dale Steyn World Cup 2019: There will be no margin for error against India, feels Jacques KallisSouth Africa lost to England in their opening match and went down by 21 runs against Bangladesh. After 2 defeats, former South African cricketer Jacques Kallis said they can’t make any error against India on June 5.advertisementlast_img read more

Help build vulnerable island States resilience to extreme weather urges senior UN

UN Photo/Rick BajornasScene from Codrington town in Barbuda during the Secretary-General’s visit in mid-October 2017 to survey the damage caused by successive Category-5 hurricanes.With regards to the issue of financing, Mr. De Alba welcomed the mobilization of over $1.6 billion in reconstruction funds from across the Caribbean, with the support of the UN, but expressed concern that at least $1 billion in loans and debt relief need to be taken into account: he urged the international community to recognize the specific challenges faced by the region.Ms. King said that, between 1998 and 2017, the 10 countries most severely financially affected by climate-related disasters, in terms of the percentage of their gross domestic product, were small Caribbean countries or territories: Dominica’s losses after Hurricane Maria were equivalent to 259% of its GDP.Mr. De Alba reminded the delegates that, last year, thousands were made homeless, and key infrastructure for transportation, water, health, tourism, and education were devastated: “Between 70 and 95 percent of houses were damaged in Anguilla, the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands (BVI), Barbuda and Dominica,” he said.Tuesday’s meeting, said Ms. King, was an opportunity to make the case for vulnerability to be used as a criterion when deciding when countries get access to financing.Looking ahead to 2019, Ms. King noted several key events of particular importance to Small Island Developing States, including the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the Climate Summit of the Secretary-General, the SDG Summit and the high-level mid-term review of the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway. Ms. King was speaking alongside Louis Alfonso De Alba, Special Envoy for the UN 2019 Climate Summit, and a number of other senior UN officials at the meeting, a follow up to an event in October 2017 convened in the aftermath of devastating hurricanes that had swept over the islands of the eastern Caribbean a month earlier, prompting UN Secretary-General António Guterres to describe the island of Barbuda as “paradise turned into hell.”Referring to the recent special report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Mr. de Alba warned that the climate situation is not going to improve: “On the contrary it may worsen very quickly. And that’s why building resilience is an urgent matter, but Small Island Developing States find themselves in a very difficult situation, and that’s why we need to address these issues.”Greater investment in disaster risk reduction, recovery and reconstruction efforts and financing were identified as important steps in helping affected and vulnerable countries to recover and adapt to the consequences of climate change. read more