Bombers shot down at Lethbridge Bulls tourney, finish tied for third

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe McCoy High Colts battered Bomber pitchers around through most of the game en route to a convincing victory in action at the Lethbridge Bulls Invitational High School tournament Saturday in the Southern Alberta City.The loss dropped LVR into a tie for third spot overall in the tourney.Connor Bojey started the game for LVR with Austin Tambellini getting a taste of the heavy-hitting Colts in relief as the Medicine Hat squad dominated the Bombers.
McCoy is the top-ranked Tier I team in Alberta.On the other side of the frame, the best the Bombers could muster offensively was three hits by Adam Wheeldon, Dallon Stoddart and Bojey.LVR, improving to 10-8 on the season with two wins in three attempts in Lethbridge, opened the weekend with a thrilling 9-8 win over the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute.Wheeldon pitched a complete game win for LVR, allowing 10 hits, four strikeouts while surrendering four walks.Wheeldon was helped to the win by a pair of outstanding plays in the field by Curtis Pereverzoff and Clay Rickaby.Wheeldon, Stoddart, Cole Laughton and Daine Olenek led LVR offensively, each collecting two hits.However, this game came down to a two timely hits by Nolan Renwick and Tambellini in the seventh to help the Bombers nail down the victory.The Bombers exploded offensively against the Winston Churchhill J.V. squad, pounding out a 14-4 win.Ben LeMarquand powered the Bomber attack with four singles while Bojey added three singles.
 Eric Madore chipped in with a single and a double while Connor Banks had two hits.Cole Laughton picked up the win, pitching a complete game. Laughton finished the contest tossing a six-hitter while fanning four and walking two.The Bombers finish the season with a doubleheader still scheduled against the Grand Forks Wolves. No date for the contest has been [email protected]last_img read more

New Partnership: National Ski Academy and RED

first_imgWe are proud to announce that RED Mountain’s Legacy Training Centre has been designated The National Ski Academy’s ‘Official Western Canadian Training Centre’.  RED Mountain and Rossland are steeped in skiing history, tradition, and culture dating back to the late 1800’s. In 1968 RED hosted the first World Cup race ever held in Canada. The Red Mountain Racers and the Red Mountain Academy are one of the most successful alpine ski clubs in North America. Red Mountain Racers have won 2 Olympic Gold Medals, 1 Olympic Silver Medal, 2 World Cup Overall Titles, 27 World Cup Medals and 1 World Junior Championship Gold Medal. To date 38 of its alumni have raced for either the Canadian or US National Ski Teams and 13 have raced at the Olympics. The club has also hosted 2 World Cups and 27 National Championships. The history of racing at RED coupled with the NSA’s 30 years of developing the Ontario and National Team(s) ski racers made this partnership a natural fit. Nigel Cooper, Director of Operations, with the NSA stated, “The student athletes and staff at the National Ski Academy are excited and proud of our new and long-term partnership with RED Mountain. With a shared history of success in ski racing and educating student athletes, we are happy to go down this path for the next three years together.” Christine Andison, Director of the Red Mountain Academy, stated that “the opportunity to work closely with the National Ski Academy to enhance the athletic and academic programming for both Academies will result in a superior experience for athletes in both programs. This is a pivotal partnership and we are looking forward to a dynamic relationship which will benefit the sport of ski racing in Canada and beyond.” This year the National Ski Academy is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Jurg Gfeller, Executive Director, founding the NSA in Collingwood Ontario. Together we will continue the National Ski Academy’s mission to “provide an environment for talented student athletes to maximize individual potential through the pursuit of alpine ski racing excellence, academic achievement and personal growth.” Matt Henry, Director of The Legacy Training Centre also commented on the partnership. “We couldn’t be more excited about this new partnership with the NSA. Moving forward, we will collectively provide the ultimate environment to nurture athletic and academic growth for years to come! ”last_img read more

THE WINTER MEET HEATS UP WITH THE SECOND ANNUAL SANTA ANITA CHILI COOK-OFF!

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2017) – The best in the West will come together for a one day only Chili Cook-Off competition at Santa Anita Park on Feb. 18. For the second year in a row, teams and vendors will battle it out for the Championship Title awarded at The Great Race Place. This International Chili Society (ICS) sanctioned event will kick off a year-long series of competitions across California, and crews are already ready and raring to go with fresh and already accomplished recipes.As the competitive juices flow, the stunning San Gabriel Mountains will serve as a scenic backdrop to a day chock-full of action and live Thoroughbred racing will add some spice to an already sensational Trackside event.Competition categories include:Red ChiliGreen ChiliSalsa“People’s Choice”“Most Tasted Dish”New this year – The ICS will welcome novice chefs and enthusiasts alike with the “anyone can enter” division designed for any willing and able chili aficionado.Fans are invited to sample and vote for the “People’s Choice” award which will benefit the Foothill Unity Center, a place for real hope and possibilities for those in crisis.$30 Package Includes:Ten (2 oz.) chili tastingsOne craft beer or wine selectionSanta Anita Park snapback ball capClub House admissionAccess to Trackside Event and seatingRacing ProgramWagering tip sheetTo purchase tickets to the Chili Cook-Off Trackside Event, visit: http://www.santaanita.com/events/santa-anita-chili-cook-off/Benefiting: http://foothillunitycenter.org/home/about/Presented by: Fire It Up! Events http://fireitupevents.com/Media contact only: Ric Gilbert – [email protected]last_img read more

‘Sports is a Unifier,’ Says Veep Boakai

first_imgVice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai says sport is a unifier and therefore the country can be better united through serious engagements in the various sporting disciplines.In an interview on a local radio yesterday, Ambassador Boakai said though he did not have the opportunity to play sport, soccer being his preference, the intrinsic value of sports makes it more expedient to be used as a medium to unite people.He revealed that he would be traveling to London, England, sometime in October this year to bring back a banner for Arsenal fans in Liberia.Ambassador Boakai also said he would receive a 16-20-seater team bus that he would donate to the national soccer team, Lone Star.“I will also bring back set jerseys from Arsenal to organize fan clubs for the team in the various schools in the country,” he stated.Ambassador Boakai is an ardent Arsenal fan. Though he touched on many issues of his life and how he has always been a leader even during his high school days at the College of West Africa (CWA), the interviewer went through extra lengths to draw him out, compelling him to explain the circumstances that led to his meeting his lovely wife, Mrs. Katumu Boakai, with a chuckle, as it was heard on the radio yesterday.It is instructive to note that many sporting bodies, including basketball, boxing and track and field are not provided with enough financial support for their development.Recently, a 12-member team of junior Liberian track and field athletes could not participate in the ECOWAS Track and Field games held in neighboring Guinea because there was no money for the trip.It is shocking that Ambassador Boakai is aware of the value of sports, but many top government officials have refused to see and therefore unwilling to provide the needed financial and material support for all the sporting codes in the country.It may be recalled that the late President Samuel Kanyon Doe won the hearts of Liberians when he devoted much resources to sports, with the result being players like George Weah, James Salinsa Debbah, Chris Wreh and many others who went to become famous in Europe.On the home front the Samuel Kanyon Sports Complex, began by the late President William R. Tolbert but completed by President Doe, is evidence of his legacy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Consciousness Is Not Computable

first_imgA key principle of materialism and physicalism is that all processes must be reducible to matter and energy.In the march from molecules to man, materialists must not encounter any insurmountable hurdles: any observable facts that cannot be reduced to processes beyond matter and energy. That’s because matter and energy are all that exist. Materialist reality cannot countenance anything irreducible to those entities. Already they have a candidate for the insurmountable hurdle, because the proposition of materialism itself is immaterial. As Robert Jastrow said,[Film courtesy of Illustra Media, at TheJohn1010Project.com]Ignoring that show-stopper, the materialist faces several other candidates for insurmountable hurdles: (1) the origin of the universe, (2) the origin of heavy elements, (3) the origin of the Earth, (4) the origin of life, (5) the origin of mulicellular life, (6) the origin of sex, and (7) the origin of consciousness. Consider that last one. If consciousness were reducible to material processes, it should be computable. In other words, a sufficiently programmed computer should be able to re-create consciousness. (Ignore the conundrum for now that programming implies a programmer, which implies intelligent design.)An article by Subhash Kak from Ohio State, published at Live Science, explains flatly “Why Computers Will Never Be Truly Conscious.” One should never say never, but Kak is convinced that artificial consciousness is forever beyond the reach of robots and computers. It’s not a limitation of technology. His conclusion derives from the nature of human consciousness, that inner experience of self that is our closest experience of reality. We humans are aware of our thinking. Computers are not. Kak relates a thought experiment by the late Alan Turing that illustrates the problem: Try to prove that a program will stop on its own. Another computer, monitoring the program, would have to rely on a stop-checking algorithm to decide if it will stop or not. But a deceptive programmer codes the program to do the opposite of what its stop-checking routine says it will do. Kak describes what will happen:Running the stop-checking process on this new program would necessarily make the stop-checker wrong: If it determined that the program would stop, the program’s instructions would tell it not to stop. On the other hand, if the stop-checker determined that the program would not stop, the program’s instructions would halt everything immediately. That makes no sense — and the nonsense gave Turing his conclusion, that there can be no way to analyze a program and be entirely absolutely certain that it can stop. So it’s impossible to be certain that any computer can emulate a system that can definitely stop its train of thought and change to another line of thinking — yet certainty about that capability is an inherent part of being conscious.Human consciousness is also distributed throughout the brain (or at least activates disparate parts of the brain), Kak adds, as he recounts other show-stoppers to the computation of consciousness thought up by scientists and philosophers. So if consciousness is not computable, that makes it a strong candidate for a hurdle too high for reductionist materialism.Not Just One Man’s DifficultyLike Thomas Nagel, author of God and Cosmos, philosopher of mind David Chalmers would prefer to stay satisfied with a material universe. Both of them, however, only have highly speculative and untestable ways to maintain their preference. In a well-stated interview on YouTube reposted by Evolution News, Chalmers delves into the “hard problem of consciousness.” None of us can doubt our own consciousness, he says; it is the most direct experience we have. We can doubt other people’s consciousness, but not our own. He illustrates it with zombies—not the living dead, but theoretical zombies that appear and behave just like us but are not conscious.“When God created the world,” Chambers speculates (ironically for an atheist), He could have created a material world without consciousness. “That would make sense,” he says; it would be logically conceivable. But consciousness is something God would have had to add as a separate thing. Even taking out God, the problem remains that consciousness is separate from materialism, and superfluous to a material reality.Chalmers then dispenses with evolutionary theory as a source of consciousness. Theories about this are generally vague and doubtful, he says. The main problem, though, is that evolution has no need to invent consciousness. The world could work perfectly well without it. An evolutionist’s world would work just fine with complex reflexes and behaviors programmed by genes. Evolution also cannot explain qualia, the direct experiences we have of the world. A color-blind person can know about colors, but cannot have the experience of red unless cured of colorblindness. Chalmers concludes that humans will never be able to solve the hard problem: Why is our behavior and sensation accompanied by conscious experience? Scientists will never find that in neurons, he argues.How many show-stoppers does it take to stop a show? All the other insurmountable hurdles listed above for molecules-to-man evolution in a materialistic universe remain. But here we see three prominent experts in physics and philosophy of mind, who are non-Christians, stating explicitly that materialism is missing something critical. Two of them say that consciousness is permanently beyond the reach of materialism. So readers do not have to take our word for it that the materialist show is stopped. We would just heighten the hurdle infinitely further by saying that the very use of language by these thinkers requires supernaturalism. Every proposition depends on logic (which must refer to timeless, universal and necessary truths), and morality (which assumes that the speaker desires to share his logic honestly). The materialist show, therefore, is stopped; go to another show. There’s a good one across town about a Creator. It’s called the greatest story ever told. (Visited 528 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

2010 Fifa World Cup: Miscellaneous 1

first_imgClick on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  The South African flag.Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Makarapas – South African football fans’elaborate and colourful helmets –manufactured in a factory in Newtown,Johannesburg.Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Makarapas – South African football fans’elaborate and colourful helmets –manufactured in a factory in Newtown,Johannesburg.Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Makarapas – South African football fans’elaborate and colourful helmets –manufactured in a factory in Newtown,Johannesburg.Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Makarapas – South African football fans’elaborate and colourful helmets – being manufactured in a factory in Newtown,Johannesburg.Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Makarapas – South African football fans’elaborate and colourful helmets –manufactured in a factory in Newtown,Johannesburg.Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Makarapas – South African football fans’elaborate and colourful helmets – being manufactured in a factory in Newtown,Johannesburg.Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Makarapas – South African football fans’elaborate and colourful helmets – being manufactured in a factory in Newtown,Johannesburg.Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Makarapas – South African football fans’elaborate and colourful helmets – being manufactured in a factory in Newtown,Johannesburg.Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Beetle mania: With eye-catching stretchlimousines crafted from old VolkswagenBeetles, a group of four football fanaticshave created a mobile show of support forthe home team, Bafana Bafana.Photo: Natalie Erasmus,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image {loadposition fifa}last_img read more

Gallery: Celebrate Marine Month in South Africa

first_imgCompiled by Melissa JavanNational Marine Month, which begins on 1 October, promotes awareness of South Africa’s marine and coastal environments, as well as of the benefits that our oceans bring to our nation.South Africa is nestled between two currents, and two oceans:The warm Agulhas Current, with rich ocean biodiversity, but not large fish stocks; andThe cold Benguela Current, which supports large fisheries such as those focused on the small pelagic (anchovy and sardine) and the demersal (hake) stocks.The Indian Ocean, on the east side of the country, is warmed by the Mozambique or Agulhas Current, which flows down from the tropics, while the Atlantic Ocean, on the west coast, is cooled by the icy Benguela Current, which comes up from the Antarctic. The Agulhas and the Benguela currents, in addition to the cold southern oceans, are key drivers of South African climate and rainfall conditions. (Image: Wikipedia)Learn more here about where the two oceans meet.Learn more here about South Africa’s geography.Photos that are copyright Media Club South Africa and Brand South Africa may be used free of charge for editorial purposes, on condition that Media Club South Africa and Brand South Africa are credited.Reasons why you should care about our oceans The world’s oceans generate most of the oxygen we breathe. (Image: Brand South Africa) The ocean regulates our climate. (Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica) The ocean is the producer of moisture to the atmosphere, which leads to rain. (Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica) Rain, which is mainly produced by the ocean, plays a vital role in agriculture. (Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica) The ocean cleans the water we drink. (Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica) Global trade is dominated by sea transport. (Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica) The ocean boosts tourism and has a positive impact on the economy. (Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica) The ocean offers us a pharmacopoeia of potential medicines. (Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica) The ocean helps to feed us; it also creates skills development opportunities and employment. (Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica)Initiatives that involve the oceanLearn more here about the government’s Operation Phakisa initiative.Find out more here about the government’s water programmes that create job opportunities.Read more here about how the ocean plays a role in tackling the energy crisis.This article was originally posted on the South African Government website.last_img read more

2020 Flood Risks on Big Muddy

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorNEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (DTN) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning residents throughout the Missouri River watershed that the risks for spring flooding in 2020 remain high.This week, the Corps has been holding fall meetings throughout the Missouri River Basin as a normal course of business to detail projected water storage, anticipated precipitation and flood expectations for next spring.For roughly 100 residents who showed up Thursday night in Nebraska City, the event was an emotional release and a chance to demand change in the Corps’ management and vent over the more than eight months of floodwaters with some farms and homes still under water.Alice Hodde, who farms with her husband in Fremont County, Iowa, has seen her home lost and farm income wiped away twice in eight years. Hodde said she and her husband, Lyle, both in their late 60s and early 70s, are too old to start over.Alice Hodde said farmers are stressed emotionally, and she is concerned about suicide risks.“Do you know the human toll this takes on a farmer?” she asked the top Corps official at the meeting. “We can’t start over. We’re too old … I think something needs to change.”Lyle Hodde later told DTN, “Right now, this flooding is ripping families apart.”Alice Hodde said a small group of people affected in Fremont County had written more than 800 letters to federal officials, seeking to change how the Corps manages the river.Looking at conditions in the basin right now, the major water-holding dams at Fort Peck, Montana, Garrison Dam in North Dakota and Oahe Dam in South Dakota all are storing roughly 6 feet to 7.5 feet above normal reservoir levels.On the ground, soils are considered “extremely wet” throughout the upper basin in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota, down into a large section of Nebraska as well. Those wet soil conditions are likely going to carry into spring and translate into higher runoff.Rainfall levels in both the last six months and the last 12 months have been above normal across the Missouri River Basin. South Dakota has hit record levels of rainfall over the past year.“Throughout the entire basin, it has been an extremely wet year,” said Kevin Grode, who leads the Corp’s reservoir regulation team for the Missouri River Basin.And precipitation forecasts remain high. At a regional NOAA call earlier this month, Doug Kluck, regional climate service director for the Midwest, stressed that not only is the basin saturated with high soil moisture, but the region also has an increased chance for higher-than-average precipitation through January.“Anything that falls will have complications to it,” Kluck said on a webinar. “What we need is an extended period of dryness in a warmer time of the year to dry the soils out.”Corps officials and National Weather Service staff in Omaha also pointed to higher-than-average precipitation through January.The Corps currently is releasing 80,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota, the final dam in the Missouri River system. The Corps has maintained high flow volumes since the “bomb cyclone” in mid-March that hit South Dakota and Nebraska. The Corps anticipates the 80,000 cfs releases will remain that high through the end of November, then the flow volume will be brought down. Still, winter releases will remain high to drain about 1 million acre feet of water out of the dam system before spring runoff begins to hit.“We’re going to evacuate the flood-control storage, and we’re going to be as aggressive as we can,” said John Remus, chief of the Missouri River Basin for the Corps.Remus said it’s critical for the six dams on the river north of Iowa to have as much storage capacity as possible going into next spring, noting there is still a great deal of work needed to restore the levee system. At least some federal levees right now aren’t expected to be fully repaired until next summer.Residents frustrated with the flooding recommended the Corps either hold more water in the dam system to reduce river flows or keep higher flows going longer into the winter as a way to open up the dams to store higher volumes of spring runoff.Remus stressed the dams are based on a “what goes in has to go out” focus annually.Throughout the year, the Corps has released more than 61 million acre feet of water, more than twice the average volume of 25.4 million acre feet. By the end of 2019, volume releases for the year could top 2011, which was a record volume.From Sioux City to St. Louis, more than 300 miles of levees were damaged in this year’s flooding, which included 40 levee breaks just in the Corps’ Omaha District. While some levees in Iowa have been plugged, others levees, such as levee “536” in Atchison County, Missouri, likely won’t be completely repaired until next summer, Corps officials said.The Corps has been operating on a three-prong approach for recovery from current flooding on the river. The first focus is to close the breaches, then work to build the levees back to authorized height. The Corps received $1.1 billion in supplemental funding from Congress last month to help with flood recovery.After that is done, the Corps intends to take a long-term holistic study of the Missouri River system that could take from three to five years to complete. That study would look at long-term adjustments to levees, possibly bringing non-conforming agricultural levees into the federal system and tackling choke points in the river system.There were a lot of concerns about whether the basin can wait as many as five years for a study, which then might lead to congressional funding and action to better protect the basin even further into the future after the study is completed.Speakers in Nebraska City pushed hard on the Corps to change its 2004 master manual for the Missouri River. Farmers and others believe one of the reasons flooding happened in 2011 and 2019 was because the Corps gives too much deference to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for endangered species habitat restoration in the 2004 manual.“Let’s go back to the 1979 manual,” said Leo Ettleman, a farmer in Fremont County, Iowa. He added, “We have got to get Fish and Wildlife out of the management of the Missouri River or we will continue to flood, and that’s all there is to it.”Remus was reluctant to consider changes to the master manual. He said such changes would have to come from Congress or a federal judge ordering the Corps to change the manual.Speaking to DTN after Thursday’s meeting, Remus said the Corps looked at changing the manual after 2011 to factor in climate changes that have intensified rainfall in the northern part of the watershed. That didn’t happen, though, and the Corps right now does not factor in a changing climate to consider how to manage the river.“As long as what comes in must go out, the longer you hold it, the higher the flows are in the fall,” Remus said. “You may be causing flooding as many years as you are preventing it.”Other residents questioned whether the flooding was happening as a way for the Corps and U.S. Fish and Wildlife to take away farmland. The Hoddes, for instance, lost 600 acres in the 2011 flood that had to go permanently into a wetlands program. Remus said he could not talk about issues such as taking of land because of ongoing litigation.Chris Clayton can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(AG/)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Wanderlust: 17 Free LUTs to Use on LOG Footage

first_imgDownload Wanderlust: 17 Free LUTs for LOG FootageTo download the Wanderlust free LUTs, click the button below. These LUTs are free to use in any personal or commercial projects. By downloading, you agree not to resell or redistribute these free assets. DOWNLOAD 17 FREE LUTS FOR LOG FOOTAGEUsing the 17 Free LUTs for LOG FootageUnzip the PB-Wanderlust Free Luts.zip file in your download folder. The following steps are for Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017, FCPX, and DaVinci Resolve. Please consult your manual for other programs.Using the LUTs in Premiere Pro CC 2017In the Lumetri Color panel, open the Basic Correction tab.Under Basic Correction , select the Input LUT dropdown menu, and click on Browse…Go to the PB – 17 Free LUTs folder and select the LUT of your choice.Using 17 Free LUTs in FCPXTo use LUTs in Final Cut Pro X, you will first need to download a LUT plugin. For a great free plugin, consider mLUT from Motion VFX.Download and install the mLUT plugin from Motion VFX.Restart FCPX.In the Final Cut Pro X timeline, drag the mLUT effect to your clip.In the Inspector, navigate to the mLUT interface, and click Load Custom LUT.Go the the 17 Free LUTs folder and select the LUT of your choice.Using 17 Free LUTs in DaVinci Resolve 12.5Open your DaVinci Resolve project.Click the Project Settings cog wheel in the bottom right corner.Go to the Color Management tab and click Open LUT Folder.Drag and drop the 17 Free LUTs .CUBE files into the DaVinci Resolve LUT Folder.Close the folders, and select Update Lists in DaVinci Resolve.The 17 Free LUTs are now available to select under the 3D Input Lookup Table dropdown menu.Select the LUT of your choice, click Save. Download 17 FREE look-up-tables for color grading LOG footage. Inspired by the search for creativity, these LUTs quickly add vibrance to your videos.Wanderlust: the desire to travel. Get these 17 free LUTs for LOG footage, perfect to accentuate your footage from abroad — or even from near home.These 17 .CUBE files are compatible with a variety of NLEs and color grading programs, including Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017, FCPX, and DaVinci Resolve. This tutorial will cover these three programs; please consult your manual for other programs. Bonus: 35 more free LUTs for Rec 709 footage!GET 35 FREE LUTS FROM ROCKETSTOCKlast_img read more

Nepal beat Netherlands by one run to register dramatic maiden ODI win

first_imgNepal, playing their second-ever one-day international, recorded a dramatic last-ball victory against the Netherlands in a low-scoring thriller in the second ODI at Amstelveen to level the two-match series 1-1.Nepal skipper Paras Khadka bowled the last over with the Netherlands needing just six runs to win, but the bowler held his nerve, giving away only fours run and executing a run out off the final delivery to secure a one-run win.He deflected a firm drive back onto the stumps before collecting the rebound and ripping a stump out of the ground to make sure, and spark wild celebrations.Disappointment for Dutch but a historical win for Nepal.Nepal win by 1 run! pic.twitter.com/sYyiceLWK0CricketNetherlands (@KNCBcricket) August 3, 2018With the visitors defending 216, the Netherlands made hard work of the chase as Nepal’s attack gave nothing away in a spirited bowling display.Leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane was the pick of an impressive line-up, taking 3/41 from his 10 overs, while left-armer Lalit Bhandari took 2/43 off nine, slow left-armer Basant Regmi 1/39 off 10.Wesley Barresi had been the mainstay of the Dutch reply. The 34-year-old right-hander made a patient 71 off 89 balls with eight fours to hold things together even as the scoring was dried up and wickets fell around him.He came to the crease in the eighth over with the score on 30 after Kami followed up his good work with the bat with the early wicket of Stephan Myburgh second ball. That was followed by the wicket of Ben Cooper for 19 off Bhandari.advertisementBarresi put on 84 with opener Daniel ter Braak and, while the Nepal spinners kept things tight, the home side looked to be cruising until the right-handed ter Braak was lbw to the excellent wrist-spin of Lamichhane.Bas de Leede and Rippon then fell in quick succession to leave captain Seelaar to stick around with Barresi with the run-rate creeping up.But the game was really on when Barresi fell lbw to the off-spin of Dipendra Airee with the Dutch still 74 adrift and with only four wickets and no top-order batsmen remaining.Thank you to all of our fans,supporters,well wishers and everyone who loves Nepal cricket..Our First ODI win and together let us all carry the dreams of the whole country for more better results in future …JAI NEPAL …!! pic.twitter.com/syh5Q1URD0Paras Khadka (@paras77) August 4, 2018What a win !! Nothing could be better than this. First win as an ODI Nation. Great team effort. Great contribution from everyone. Well done @Sompal_Kami dai & @paras77 dai for your brilliant innings. Well done everyone. Proud of Everyone. Jai Nepal!! pic.twitter.com/lmkxQIzun5Sandeep Lamichhane (@IamSandeep25) August 3, 2018Fred Klaassen (13) and Paul van Meekeren (12*), batting at No. 10 and 11, looked to be steering the Netherlands ever closer to a nail-biting win, but runs hadn’t come easily all game and, with tensions rising, they were unable to overcome Khadka at the last.Earlier, the Dutch left-arm opener Klaassen had ripped through the Nepal top-order to take 3/38 from his 10 overs. In removing the top three batsmen (Gyanendra Malla caught slip for 13, Anil Sah caught mid-on for 4 and wicket-keeper Subash Khakurel for 19) he reduced the tourists to 47/3 in the 12th over.When Dipendra Airee was then run out following a misunderstanding with Khadka and then debutant Rohit Paudel fell to left-arm wrist-spinner Michael Rippon caught behind, Nepal were reeling at 88/5.But their skipper held firm and held things together, making a 69-ball 51 that included two sixes and six fours. He fell to his opposite number Seelaar to leave the score at 135/6.There was more to come from Nepal, though, as No.8 Kami struck crucial late blows in a 46-ball 61 featuring three sixes and five fours to help the tourists up to 216 all out. That crucial knock set up a famous victory for Nepal, who wrote another small chapter in their rapidly growing history as a cricket nation.(With inputs from ICC)last_img read more