Sunshine Girls fall to England

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC): All three Caribbean teams were beaten on the second day of competition in the Netball World Cup in Sydney yesterday. England edged Jamaica, while Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados suffered huge losses against New Zealand and Australia, respectively. Following comfortable wins on the opening day, both Jamaica and England were fighting to maintain the Pool B lead, but England took a four-goal win over the Sunshine Girls to confirm their status as World Cup title contenders. Jamaica, led by goal shooter Romelda Aiken, took a 14-11 first-quarter lead and doubled their score by the half-time interval. With Jhaniele Flower-Reid replacing Aiken, England stormed back to outscore their opponents, 16-9, and take the lead, 39-37, in the third quarter. The Jamaicans were relentless, but England held onto their narrow lead to seal an important 54-50 win. Aiken finished with 27 goals from 29 attempts, and goal attack Shanice Beckford, 17 from 20, for Jamaica. Joanne Harten, 37 from 46, and Helen Housby, 11 from 13, led the way for England. Trinidad & Tobago, who lost to the hosts on the opening day, were no match for New Zealand in their Pool A match. Despite Rhonda John-Davis becoming the highest test-capped player of the tournament with 150 games for the Calypso Girls, the milestone didn’t stop the Silver Ferns from a second straight victory. Goal shoot Samantha Wallace, 24 from 31, and goal attack Joelisa Cooper, nine from 11, led the shooting for Trinidad & Tobago, but New Zealand led in all quarters, 16-12, 37-25, 56-33 and, finally, 74-38 for the win. In the other Pool match, the Barbadians were no match to Australia as they were limited to single-digit scores in the quarters. The Australian Diamonds restricted the Bajan Gems to three goals in the first quarter, 20-3, and extended their lead, 38-7, 61-11, and 83-16 for a 67-goal margin of victory. Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados are on today, with Jamaica playing Scotland tomorrow to determine who will join England as the second team to advance from Pool B.last_img read more

Twitter adds option to mute new accounts

first_imgTwitter adds option to mute new accounts by Martin Brinkmann on July 12, 2017 in Companies, Internet – Last Update: January 04, 2018 – 9 commentsTwitter announced on July 10 through the company’s Twitter Safety account that new options to mute notifications have been added to the site.The social messaging service supports several security functions to deal with other Twitter users. This includes blocking accounts, muting words or muting accounts.While it is easy to mute accounts for instance, doing so won’t prevent blocked users from creating new accounts to interact with you again.Blocking also always means that you are acting after the fact for the most part. Someone messaged you or showed up in your timeline, and you decided to block that user as a consequence of that action.Twitter mute new accountsThe new controls that Twitter added to the service’s notifications system extend the functionality by giving you more control.It is possible now for instance to block new accounts, or any account that does not follow you. It needs to be noted that you may block users from interacting with you that you would not have blocked otherwise.Here is how you configure the new options:Load directly to open the Notifications settings on Twitter. You can open Notifications, and click on the Settings link there instead if you don’t want to open that link directly.Twitter displays the available notification muting options on the page:Mute users you don’t follow.Mute users who have a default profile photo.Mute users who have not confirmed their email.Mute users who have not confirmed their phone number.Mute users who don’t follow you.Mute users with a new account.You can check one or multiple options on the notifications page. The changes take affect right away, and the new options are also included in Twitter’s mobile applications for Android and iOS.On Twitter’s mobile apps, you would go to your notifications timeline, tap on the gear icon, and select advanced filters there to open the configuration page.Twitter does not define “new” when it comes to blocking new accounts. It is unclear for how long accounts are flagged as new on the site.Closing WordsThe blocking of new account notifications helps in special cases where new accounts are created to message specific Twitter users after previous accounts were blocked by Twitter users.The downside to this is that you will block legitimate users as well if you block all new accounts.SummaryArticle NameTwitter adds option to mute new accountsDescriptionTwitter announced on July 10 through the company’s Twitter Safety account that new options to mute notifications have been added to the site.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more