Pant phenomenal talent but gets too ahead of himself says Klusener

first_imgDharamsala: Former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener feels that a phenomenal talent like Rishabh Pant will do well to learn from others’ mistakes rather than make his own in a bid to become more consistent for India in near future. An average of 22.90 in ODIs and 21.57 in T20s doesn’t do justice to the kind of talent the flamboyant left-hander possesses and his impetuous shot selection is an indication that he is getting ahead of himself, feels the 48-year-old Klusener. “It would hard for me to pinpoint but with a phenomenal talent like that, one always tends to get a bit ahead of himself,” Klusener, who is currently in India as the white ball batting coach of the South African team, said during an interaction. Klusener has seen a bit of Pant when he was roped in as Delhi senior team’s white ball consultant last year. “He needs to give himself time to get in and that bit of time will allow him to showcase his talent,” said Klusener, who played 49 Tests and 171 ODIs for the Proteas. While people believe that a player learns most from his own mistakes, Klusener has a different take on the matter. He believes it is more beneficial if the player manages to learn from others’ follies. “What gets you ahead in international cricket is learning from others’ mistakes rather than making your own mistakes along the way and learning,” he said. “I will tell you why. You can learn from your own mistakes but it will take a lot more time to realise, correct and become a better player using that process. If you look at mistakes others are making, you will learn quickly and thus improve fast,” said Klusener. The 1999 World Cup’s Player of the Tournament also believes that it would be great if Pant can soak in advice from all the great seniors in the Indian set-up. “It’s wonderful to have the talent like Rishabh in the twilight years of MS Dhoni’s career. From an Indian point of view, maybe they should try and get him to contribute more.” “He has some wonderful coaches and players around him so take their advice but at the same time don’t curb your natural talent,” advised Klusener. He, along with Jacques Kallis and England’s Andrew Flintoff, belonged to a generation of pure all-rounders (pace bowling) with Ben Stokes carrying the baton among the current crop of players.last_img read more

Model shows how gas giants could have survived and spun away from

center_img Journal information: Nature More information: Planet heating prevents inward migration of planetary cores, Nature 520, 63–65 (02 April 2015) DOI: 10.1038/nature14277AbstractPlanetary systems are born in the disks of gas, dust and rocky fragments that surround newly formed stars. Solid content assembles into ever-larger rocky fragments that eventually become planetary embryos. These then continue their growth by accreting leftover material in the disk. Concurrently, tidal effects in the disk cause a radial drift in the embryo orbits, a process known as migration. Fast inward migration is predicted by theory for embryos smaller than three to five Earth masses. With only inward migration, these embryos can only rarely become giant planets located at Earth’s distance from the Sun and beyond, in contrast with observations. Here we report that asymmetries in the temperature rise associated with accreting infalling material produce a force (which gives rise to an effect that we call ‘heating torque’) that counteracts inward migration. This provides a channel for the formation of giant planets and also explains the strong planet–metallicity correlation found between the incidence of giant planets and the heavy-element abundance of the host stars. Explore further Rocky planets may orbit many double starslast_img read more

PayPal Is Cracking Down on Bitcoin Sellers

first_img Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. February 5, 2014 4 min read PayPal does not want people selling Bitcoin on its platform. It appears that related goods and services, such as Bitcoin mining rigs — that is, specialized computers designed to mine the cryptocurrency by solving complex math problems — may also be forbidden.Users on Bitcointalk, a popular online discussion forum for the Bitcoin community, are indignant Wednesday following a report that PayPal is enforcing a draconian ban on all things Bitcoin. User newguy05 wrote that his account had been suspended after he sold some Casascius bitcoins — collectible coins of brass and other metals. Each coin comes with its own Bitcoin address and a private key to access an amount of the digital money equal to the purported value of the physical coin. They are often seen in pictures illustrating media reports about Bitcoin.”Paypal has largely ignored and allowed physical Bitcoin sales until beginning of this year when some kind of new policy triggered a massive account review on everything Bitcoin-related that’s considered high value sales, including physical coins,” newguy05 wrote.In an earlier post dated Feb. 4, newguy05 said that “PayPal has started a massive banning campaign on accounts selling anything Bitcoin-related, whether it’s mining equipment, ebooks, or the currency itself.”Not everyone will be shocked by this news. Some see the cryptocurrency as a natural enemy of PayPal, because the sort of transaction fees that PayPal charges as a matter of course are nonexistent in person-to-person Bitcoin transactions.According to a PayPal representative, merchants who sell Bitcoin mining equipment are in the clear and can continue to offer PayPal as a payment option. The company expects all participating merchants to follow “the policies we’ve put in place to protect both buyers and sellers who use PayPal,” the spokesperson said.But PayPal’s policies toward Bitcoin may have recently been altered, according to one employee. At time of writing, however, details on what these policies entail and when they were implemented were not available.Related: Why Businesses Will Like PayPal’s Updated Checkout ProcessThe effect of those policies is clear from PayPal’s email to newguy05 notifying him that his seller account had been suspended. “We have reviewed your PayPal account and found that you are operating as an e-currency dealer/exchanger including the sale of electronic media of exchange (such as electronic money or digital currency),” the email reads. “Per our current Acceptable Use Policy for Money Service Businesses, PayPal may not be used to operate a currency exchange, bureau de change or check cashing business.”The email goes on to ask for a full listing of the seller’s products and services, an explanation of his business model, a list of all websites that will be used for payments and more. In order to reinstate his account, PayPal also asks the seller to sign an affidavit stating that he will comply with the company’s policies.If newguy05 is to be believed, he is not alone in his plight. Last month, PandoDaily reported that an eBay merchant named TerraHasher was claiming to have had his assets frozen by PayPal for selling Bitcoin mining equipment. TerraHasher said he intended to sue PayPal if the matter was not resolved.Some users on Bitcointalk said that PayPal stands to gain more than most companies by embracing Bitcoin. Indeed, as early as April 2013, eBay’s chief executive, John Donahoe, was quoted saying his company was “looking at Bitcoin closely. There may be ways to enable it inside PayPal.”What’s more, PayPal president David Marcus has more than once spoken favorably of the cryptocurrency. Marcus himself tweeted last month that using PayPal to sell Bitcoin mining rigs is allowed.But despite the potential for PayPal to benefit, some remain skeptical of whether the entrenched payments company and the upstart Bitcoin will become friends. “Right now [PayPal’s] business does few things that Bitcoin couldn’t do better and cheaper,” user RodeoX said in a post on Bitcointalk. “If people start sending money around the world and shopping online for pennies per transaction, PayPal is going to have to do something different.”Related: At Regulatory Hearing, Prosecutors Admit Bitcoin Is a Technological Breakthrough Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Listen Nowlast_img read more