NAGPUR, India (AP) — Former champions West Indies remained unbeaten and advanced to the World Twenty20 semi-finals earlier today after edging out South Africa by three wickets for their third straight win in Group 1. Marlon Samuels hit 43 off 44 balls and led West Indies to 123-7 in 19.4 overs after South Africa’s batsmen struggled on a slow wicket and limped to 122-8 with Quinton de Kock scoring a fighting 47 off 46 balls. The third successive chase after winning the toss earned West Indies six points and the 2012 champions can sweep the group by defeating Afghanistan on Sunday. South Africa will be eliminated if England, who already have four points, beat defending champions Sri Lanka tomorrow. South Africa have two points from their solitary win against Afghanistan, with a match against Sri Lanka to come. NOTE: Earlier this story had said the West Indies made 126 for 7 in 19.4 overs. That was incorrect. It was actually 123 for 7 in 19.4 overs since the batsmen completed the winning run before the ball hit the boundary. As dictated by the cricket rules, the boundary would not have been counted since the winning run was completed before the ball reached the ropes.
The FOLIO: Show, the magazine industry’s largest conference and expo, is coming back to New York City in 2010. The annual event, to be combined next year with the Audience Development Show, will be held June 7 to 9, 2010 at the Sheraton New York.The FOLIO: Show moved to Chicago in 2007 and 2008 after three decades in New York. This year, given the toll the economic climate has taken on the magazine industry, the event was transformed into a virtual conference to allow participants to benefit from FOLIO:’s rich content without incurring travel costs. The event was successful, generating more than 2,400 participants—nearly doubling the live-event’s past-year attendance. For 2010, FOLIO: will use a hybrid live-virtual strategy to deliver content, interaction, networking and engagement to the largest audience of magazine professionals in the industry. In addition, by combining the FOLIO: Show with its sister conference, the Audience Development Show, the event is expected to attract a wider audience and exhibitor roster. By fusing the magazine industry’s two leading events, parent company Red 7 Media is recognizing that the audience acquisition function is morphing and converging with other functions in the enterprise.“We’re very excited to bring the FOLIO: Show back to New York and combine it with our Audience Development conference,” noted FOLIO:/Audience Development general manager Tony Silber. “And with our experience launching a virtual event, the combination of the two will enable us to provide content and education to the widest possible audience of magazine professionals at all levels.” Attendees at the live FOLIO: Show will have access to the complete face-to-face experience of leading-edge educational sessions, peer networking and supplier demos and new products and services; while “virtual” attendees will be able to view keynotes and a limited number of conference sessions two weeks after the live event.For sponsors and exhibitors, the hybrid strategy offers the best of both worlds—face-to-face engagement combined with the reach and tracking ability that only virtual events can deliver. In fact, sponsors of the 2009 FOLIO: Show Virtual received on average more than 165 visitors to their online booths, with the average visitor spending more than 10 minutes at each booth. And by bringing Folio: and Audience Development under one roof, we better serve the suppliers that need to reach not just circulators but circulators AND their executive management.“Our goal is to continue to innovate and push the envelope on creating new ways to engage with our readers and advertisers, and to find ways to help them engage with each other,” noted Silber. “We used this year to test new ideas and concepts and we’re applying what we learned to our events in 2010 to provide even richer experiences for our attendees and exhibitors.”FOLIO: Adds Hosted-Buyer Events to 2010 LineupIn addition to the FOLIO: Show, Red 7 Media will produce two hosted-buyer events focusing on publishing technology and innovation. Launched in September around Red 7 Media’s EXPO and FOLIO: brands, ConnexLive brought together scores of senior-level media executives and suppliers for scheduled appointments based on matching criteria. The event was a success and received rave reviews from buyers and suppliers who attended.FOLIO: will hold two ConnexLive events in 2010—one in Washington, D.C. in April, and another in Chicago next fall. More details at Connexevent.com.
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At least 16 people were killed and dozens more injured after lightning struck a Seventh-Day Adventist church in Rwanda, a local official said Sunday.Fourteen victims were killed on the spot as lightning hit the church in the Nyaruguru district in the Southern Province on Saturday, local mayor Habitegeko Francois told AFP over the phone.Two others died later from their injuries, he said.He added that 140 people involved in the incident had been rushed to hospital and district health centres, but that many had already been discharged.“Doctors say that only three of them are in critical condition but they are getting better,” he said.According to the mayor, a similar accident took place on Friday when lightning struck a group of 18 students, killing one of them
Australia’s Network 10 has teamed up with CBS to launch a version of the US network’s subscription video-on-demand service, CBS All Access.The new service, 10 All Access, has launched with 7,000 episodes of content from CBS and 10 available to Australian viewers for A$9.99 a month, with the first month free for new subscribers.According to 10, the service will offer exclusive original series, current and previous seasons of select CBS and 10 shows, classic TV series, as well as the ability to live stream CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 streaming news service.The content line-up for the service includes CBS All Access originals Tell Me A Story, One Dollar and Strange Angel, along with the first two seasons of The Good Fight.Subscribers will be able to watch some upcoming shows the same day as they air in the US and before they air locally in Australia, including Happy Together, The Code, The Neighborhood and In the Dark, as well as new seasons of CBS hits like Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver, Man with a Plan and SEAL Team.Content from Network 10 includes Neighbours, The Bachelor Australia, The Bachelorette Australia, The Living Room and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!.10 All Access is currently available on on iOS and Android mobile and tablet devices, Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, and online. Subscribers will be able to watch on three screens simultaneously and the service will be launching on additional platforms in the coming months, according to 10.Network 10’s chief executive officer Paul Anderson said: “10 All Access gives us a fantastic new avenue to engage audiences with premium entertainment any way they want it. It fits perfectly into the 10 family alongside our broadcast channels, 10, 10 Boss and 10 Peach, our catch-up service 10 Play, and our news and entertainment site 10 Daily. We’ll continue to evolve 10 All Access with more great content to binge on and more product features to enhance the viewing experience. We are just getting started.”CBS Interactive’s president and chief operating officer Marc DeBevoise said: “10 All Access brings thousands of episodes of CBS and 10’s leading programming to digital platforms, making it simple for fans looking for more of their favourite television content to get it in one easy-to-use, multiplatform service. We look forward to continuing to expand 10 All Access to additional platforms and bring TV fans even more of the programming they want to watch.”