Jeff Swensen/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) — AR-15-style rifles have become something of a weapon of choice for mass shooters.The suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that killed 11 worshippers on Saturday allegedly used one such rifle along with handguns.The killer who gunned down 17 teens and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in February also used an AR-15-style weapon.This type of rifle was also used last year to kill 26 people and injure about 20 others during a Sunday morning church service in Sutherland Springs, Texas. And, an AR-15-style rifle was among the stockpile of firearms used in October 2017 to gun down 58 concertgoers in Las Vegas.AR-15-style rifles were also used at the shootings at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida; at an employee training in San Bernardino, California, and at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.So why is this type of weapon so popular among mass shooters? Gun experts told ABC News it has nothing to do with the AR-15’s lethality, but rather simple familiarity.“In the U.S., our go-to rifle is the AR-15. It’s known as the American rifle,” former SWAT team member and gun expert Dean Hazen said in February after the Parkland shooting.“Most police departments carry it; our military carries a militarized version of it. In some mass shootings, the shooter had low knowledge of firearms. They just grabbed what they know, and that’s the AR-15.”Pete Blair, executive director of Texas State University’s Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center — which studies mass murder — echoed Hazen’s comments.“The AR is the most popular rifle platform in the U.S.,” Blair said in February.The fact that so many mass shooters are using the same gun is what sociologists call “social proof,” he added.“You’re in an ambiguous situation and you don’t know what to do that. That can be looking at what silverware other people use at a fancy dinner party and copying them, or it can be using the same type of weapon other shooters have used if you’re planning a mass shooting.”Hazen added, “It’s a copycat thing. When they see other mass shooters use it, it reinforces the image in their mind that this is the evil tool to use.”The NRA says the AR-15 has “soared in popularity” because it is “customizable, adaptable, reliable and accurate” and “can be used in sport shooting, hunting and self-defense situations.”Blair doesn’t believe those are the reasons mass shooters are choosing the AR-15, though.“I don’t see a lot of customization happening with the guns mass shooters use. They’re pretty much using the stock AR which is easy to operate and straightforward,” Blair said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
HR tools help to halt brain drainOn 26 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Health company Gambro has cut its turnover of top management staff byintroducing performance measures for HR. The firm, which has 17,000 staff across 90 countries, had to improverecruitment and retention because it was expanding and needed to increaseproduction capacity by 15 per cent a year. The reduction in management turnover to 5 per cent was one of the benefitsof introducing key HR performance indicators, HR director Karsten Jurkowskitold delegates. Other initiatives resulting from the move in the past two years include anevaluation of 150 top management positions, management surveys, a recruitmentstrategy and a compensation plan for the top 150 managers, based onbenchmarking with competitors. “Three years ago we were not able to say if we paid our top managers acompetitive salary or not,” said Jurkowski. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.
The South Bend Racquet Club hosted local organization Hannah & Friends and the Saint Mary’s tennis team last Saturday for “Serving Up an Ace for Awareness and Compassion,” a fundraiser benefitting children and adults with special needs.Saint Mary’s junior and Hannah & Friends intern Hannah Monte said all proceeds would go to the organization, which former Notre Dame head football coach Charlie Weis, his wife and their daughter Hannah founded more than ten years ago. “There were about ten tennis courts set-up for the Round Robin match,” Monte said. “Players included for the South Bend Racquet club, people in the community and Hannah & Friends participants. We also had courts open for just children to play around on.”She said the College’s tennis team led warm ups for Hannah & Friends before the tennis match, and this was the first year the two organizations partnered together.Monte also said she was glad to see the College team partner with the organization.“It was great to see two communities that I’m involved in get together for a great cause,” she said.The organization’s assistant director of operations, Saint Mary’s alumna Kayle Sexton, said she came up with the idea of bringing together the organizations because she played on the College’s tennis team for four years. “This event was a great success,” Sexton said. “We were very pleased with the turnout and cannot wait to do it again next year.” Sexton said she was thrilled by the tennis team’s support and ability to lead residents in drills. Saint Mary’s College tennis player senior Margaret Faller said three residents from Hannah & Friends participated in the event.“Other residents from Hannah & Friends joined us to watch the match play, eat snacks and do crafts,” she said. Fellow College tennis player junior Kaitlyn Venters said there were tennis-themed coloring pages non-participating residents could work on while the tournament was going on. “Before the tournament started we showed participants from Hannah & Friends how the Saint Mary’s team warms up before practicing,” Venters said. “Then we did some drills to help them practice their volleys, backhands and forehands.”Faller said she appreciated the opportunity to share her love of tennis with the residents.“My favorite part of the event was simply being able to spend time with the participants and share with them a sport I’m truly passionate about,” Faller said. “This is definitely an event we would love to be apart of again next year.”Monte said the event combined something the team loves to do with the opportunity to spread the organization’s message.“The event was a major success and definitely something we would like to do in the future,” Monte said, “Through this event we were able to truly encompass Hannah & Friend’s mission, which is creating awareness and compassion.’’According to Sexton, Hannah & Friends’ future events include a barbecue in May and a 5k Run and Fun Walk in June. Tags: Hannah & Friends, SMC Tennis
Razija Mujanovic, the best female basketball player of the former Yugoslavia, was named the best player of Europe three times, won the title of club champion of the Old Continent five times, and for N1 she spoke about being inducted into the Hall of Fame, her career and why she is not in the Basketball Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).“Of course it means to me as much as it means to every athlete. I’m glad to have entered the Hall of Fame, especially considering the fact that I’m the first player from our area to enter the Hall of Fame. The first and only female basketball player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame,” Mujanovic said in N1.In addition to Mujanovic, Toni Kukoc (Croatia), Shaquille O’Neal (USA), Mickey Berkowitz (Israel), Pero Cameron (New Zealand), Valdis Valters (Latvia) were also inducted in the 2017.Beside them, Dusan Ivkovic (Serbia) and the original “Dream Team” were included as well as the coach, who won the gold medal at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. At the reception, Razija thanked her team-mates and the entire team.“I think this is a collective sport. Teamwork was very important because I, as an individual, regardless of my quality – if I did not have my teammates, as well as, of course, good trainers, and my family that supported me during my entire career – I certainly would not have been able to achieve such great results,” Mujanovic said.She pointed out that she would be very happy if a new Raza would appear in the coming years, saying that although the beginning was not easy, it was a success with effort and commitment and with good trainers.(Source: N1.ba)
Submitted by Organic Wellness MassagePregnancy is an amazing time which holds many changes. Some of the changes are exciting and welcome, but others are much more of a challenge. Extra weight gain, postural changes, hormonal imbalances and emotional stress can lead to back, neck, pelvic pain, and fatigue. Pregnancy massage is a therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the dramatic structural, physiological, and psychological ways a woman is changed and challenged throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Massage can help alleviate some of the usual complaints of pregnancy.Potential Benefits of Massage Therapy During Pregnancy:Alleviates stress on the weight bearing joints (low back, ankles, pelvis)RelaxationReduces neck and back pain caused by improper balance and postureEases constipation, gas, and heartburn as general relaxation stimulates intestinal movementReduces excess fluid retentionSlows the progress of varicose veins through enhanced circulationRelieve headaches caused by tensionAlleviates leg crampsDevelops the sensory awareness necessary to kinesthetically embody the birth processAids in a speedy postpartum recoveryExperience A Comfortable PregnancyIn a study by the Touch Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida; and Duke University Medical School, Durham, North Carolina, twenty-six pregnant women were assigned to a massage therapy or a relaxation therapy group for 5 weeks. The therapies consisted of 20-min sessions twice a week. Both groups reported feeling less anxious after the first session and less leg pain after the first and last session. Only the massage therapy group, however, reported reduced anxiety, improved mood, better sleep, and less back pain by the last day of the study. In addition, urinary stress hormone levels (norepinephrine) decreased for the massage therapy group and the women had fewer complications during labor and their infants had fewer postnatal complications (e.g., less prematurity).Pregnant Couple Massage Classes AvailableLearn self-care techniques and general pregnancy massage to support your partner through this wonderful, challenging time. Partners will learn a basic 20-minute massage sequence, including special massage strokes and techniques to maximize relaxation during labor. Group and private classes available. For more information, click here.About your Instructor Adriana Hutchings, LMPAdriana’s therapeutic technique combines her knowledge of anatomy with a holistic approach, assisting her clients in achieving optimal health and well being. She is nationally certified massage therapist as well as being nationally certified in pregnancy massage and labor support. Adriana has been working with expectant couples for over 6 years and received her training from Kate Jordan who is the leading expert in pregnancy massage in the United States. Facebook22Tweet0Pin0
According to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO), the Grogans were attempting to cross the highway intersection at Grand Avenue from the northbound direction at approximately 7:50 p.m. when the accident occurred. According to their obituary, the Grogans were both born and raised in Atlantic Highlands. John attended St. Agnes Elementary School and Henry Hudson Regional High School. He went on to attend classes at Brookdale Community College before founding John Grogan Lawn Maintenance, a business he maintained for 35 years. He also served as a beloved weekend bartender at Briody’s Black Point Inn in Rumson and later worked part time for the Atlantic Highlands Sewerage Authority. ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – A Middletown man has been charged with DWI and reckless driving following the crash that killed an Atlantic Highlands couple attempting to cross Route 36 Friday night, police say. The fatal accident is under investigation by the MCPO, the Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team and Atlantic Highlands Police Department. Dylan Rieger, 27, of the Belford section of Middletown, was charged in connection with the crash that killed longtime Atlantic Highlands residents John Grogan, 60, and his wife Barbara Grogan, 59. They were hit by a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. Barbara attended Atlantic Highlands Elementary School and Henry Hudson Regional High School and earned a degree in business from William Paterson University in Wayne. Barbara became a full-time mother, but returned to work as a substitute teacher and eventually a full-time teacher’s aide at her old school. Rieger remained on thescene and was uninjured. John P. Condon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visitation is Thursday, March 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 15 at St. Agnes Church, 103 Center Ave. The Grogans are survived by their three children, Amy, 31, Jonathan, 29, and Andrew, 25, and daughter-in-law Rebecca, 28.
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Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(1) Sidney Onwubere – F, EAC Generals21 points, 17 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 blockLast Week: N/AWithout Hamadou Laminou to bank on, coach Ariel Sison has made it clear that EAC must double, if not triple, its effort if it wants to progress to the Final Four.And one of the measures he did was to squeeze out all the minutes Sidney Onwubere could give him.On Friday, the Fil-Nigerian forward showed that he’s more than ready to the task, leading the Generals to a gutsy 61-57 win over Perpetual to finish the first round and show why he has to be included in the discussions for the MVP plum.As daunting as the task may be, Onwubere may have to live with the reality that he’s going to need to give everything he has if EAC wants to make it to the last dance.ADVERTISEMENT PH men’s poomsae team bags back-to-back SEAG golds Torrential rains couldn’t stop the NCAA this week that even the oft-postponed triple-header finally pushed through on Friday.And after it’s said and done, we are left with only two games to wrap up the first round on Tuesday, with last year’s Final Four teams wrapping up their first round assignments.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAs for our list, the usual suspects did come back, churning out strong performances as they seek a spot in the annual midseason festivities that is the All-Star Game.With that being said, here’s our list of the week’s best players. How rude could Tey Teodoro be?He even went to San Sebastian to remind everybody why he’s one of the deadliest snipers in the league, silencing the home crowd with his three-pointers from the parking lot to help JRU secure the 73-62 victory and extend its winning run to three straight games.But echoing coach Vergel Meneses, he needs more consistent performance from Teodoro like this one if the Heavy Bombers want to make a late run to the Final Four in the second round.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(5) Lervin Flores – F, Arellano Chiefs14 points, 11 rebounds, 2 blocksLast Week: N/ASurprising as it was, Lervin Flores makes his first appearance in this list for the season thanks to his steady contributions for Arellano in its skid-busting conquest over St. Benilde.The veteran forward has finally shown what he’s capable of, commanding the Chiefs’ defense after a woeful start this season.Coach Jerry Codiñera’s offense will always revolve around Salado, but Flores’ efforts must always be there if last year’s runner-up wants to make it to the semifinals in the long run.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(6) Prince Eze – C, Perpetual Altas14 points, 20 rebounds, 1 assists, 4 blocksLast Week: 3Perpetual may have went on a two-game losing slide to end the first round, but Prince Eze’s contributions shouldn’t be discarded.The Nigerian remains as a force to be reckoned with down low, keeping the Altas in the game despite losing in the end to EAC. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net(2) CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates18 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 stealsLast Week: N/AAfter missing last week’s list, the pacesetter for the MVP plum returned with a bang.Against cellar-dweller Mapua, the Pirates followed the lead of CJ Perez, with him not only getting it done in the offense but also anchoring the team’s choking defense.His performance was so steady that even the team’s third stringers got a piece of the action en route to their dominant 97-74 blowout victory.Perez, though, acknowledges that the season is just getting started and the rest of the league will be out to deal Lyceum its first defeat come the second round.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(3) Levi Dela Cruz – G, Arellano Chiefs24 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 blockLast Week: N/AWith Kent Salado taking a back seat on offense, Levi dela Cruz took the baton and ran with it as he set a career-high performance to help Arellano nab the 87-81 win over St. Benilde.The 22-year-old transferee has come out of Salado’s shadows to emerge as the key component in helping the Chiefs break out of their four-game losing slump.If dela Cruz continues this tear, we may just be seeing the start of a possible second coming of Arellano’s lethal guard combo of the past.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net(4) Tey Teodoro – G, JRU Heavy Bombers19 points (4/13 3PT), 3 reboundsLast Week: N/A Eze, however, could not carry the load alone as coach Jimwell Gican needs to challenge his locals, especially Gab Dagangon and GJ Ylagan, to come to Perpetual’s aid if it wants to churn out a late drive in the second round.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net(7) Jayson David – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags18 points (5/8 3PT), 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blockLast Week: N/ACoach Egay Macaraya’s secret weapon is a secret no more.Jayson David finally lived up to the hype of his mentor, going bonkers from beyond the arc despite San Sebastian losing to JRU.What better way for him to explode than on his home floor, where he stepped up for the undermanned Golden Stags, which sorely missed the presence of leader Michael Calisaan.David, though, has to prove that he’s not a one-game wonder as he needs to sustain this showing once San Sebastian springs back to action in the second round. 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PH Men’s Archery of Earl Benjamin Yap, Joseph Vicencio and Paul Marton Dela Cruz bags the Bronze medal at the 2017 SEA Games in KL, Malaysia. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR—Joseph Benjamin Vicencio only had one thing on his mind in the bronze-medal match against Vietnam: “Don’t drag the team down.”And it didn’t matter that a big part of the crowd at Synthetic Turf Field—a sprawling, artificial grass area designed specifically for archery at the heart of KL Sports City—had its eyes on the 21-year-old novice Filipino archer.ADVERTISEMENT “I was being confident and tried to execute what we do in practice,” added Vicencio, who also won bronze in the recent US Open foreign division.He picked up the sport to “get fit” and made the national team three years ago.“I’m looking forward to more chances of playing for the country,” said Vicencio.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Vicencio, who was part of the men’s compound team event, was often in the large screen at the far end of the range. He was teased by teammate for being the “favorite of the camera.”But it’s something that escaped the marketing senior at De La Salle University.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I was very nervous, I kept thinking just make the shot and not drag the team down,” said Vicencio.His managed to control the jitters and the Philippines, also composed of Earl Benjamin Yap and Paul Marton Dela Cruz, went perfect in the last two ends against Vietnam. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim PSC: Children’s Games should be blueprint for nationwide program Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Kolkata businessman Asif Khan, a former convenor of the Trinamool Congress’ Uttar Pradesh unit, and Badal Bhattacharya, a close aide of Congress leader Somen Mitra, on Monday appeared before the CBI for questioning in the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam.Besides Bhattacharya and Khan, Prasanta Pramanik – the president of the Majhi and Dari Workers Union Dakshineswar – too reached the CBI office for questioning about alleged links with the scam.Khan, whose house was raided by the CBI on August 29, has alleged involvement of his own party leaders in the scam.”Some of these leaders, who had to go to sleep without food, have now amassed assets worth Rs 500 crore to Rs 1,000 crore. I do not know who gave them the money or from where it was accumulated,” Khan said earlier in the week.With the CBI making steady headway in the case, the Trinamool has accused the agency of being “politically used”.The agency has already grilled Bapi Karim, a former confidential assistant to West Bengal Sports and Transport Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra.Besides, it again took the custody of suspended Trinamool MP Kunal Ghosh.Ghosh, who has repeatedly alleged the involvement of the Trinamool top leadership, on Saturday dropped a bombshell saying he should be jointly interrogated with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and scam kingpin Sudipta Sen.Meanwhile, Ghosh on Sunday alleged that Trinamool secretary general Partha Chatterjee and party leader in the Lok Sabha Sudip Bandyopadhyay had travelled to New Delhi for the inauguration of Saradha’s media foray.advertisementGhosh made these allegations outside the Salt Lake CGO complex when he was being whisked out by CBI officers.
The World Cup extravaganza is almost over. On July 14, at Lord’s, England and New Zealand will be locking horns in the final as the game is going to have a new world champion. Neither of the two teams has ever won the World Cup despite qualifying for the final a several times.The World Cup 2019 witnessed some high-intensity clashes and also a couple of major upsets. However, the only disappointing aspect of the tournament (other than the the English weather) was the predictability of the four semi-finalists.The semi-finalists may, however were on the expected lines but the individual performances were not. While there were some who made the most of the big stage opportunity, there were others who failed to live up to their reputation.Here are some of our picks who impressed and the ones who failed to impress in the World Cup 2019:Shakib Al HasanShakib’s performance at the World Cup 2019 showcases why he tops the ICC charts for all-rounders. 75, 64, 121, 124*, 41, 51, 66, 64: These are Shakib’s batting figures in this tournament. The Bangladesh all-rounder left the campaign as the first cricketer in the tournament’s history to score more than 600 runs and take 11 wickets.Shakib had a strike rate of 96.03 and an incredible average of 86.5 in his 4th 50-over World Cup.Alex Carey How often does one see a cricketer coming in to play at No. 7 and creating batting records? That is a rare scene in the game. However, Alex Carey is one such batsman who has been quite impressive at that spot.advertisementOn the back of his sheer brilliance, he was promoted to bat at No. 5 in the World Cup semi-finals. After Australia suffered a top-order collapse in the semi-final against New Zealand, it was Alex Carey who steadied his side with his 46-run knock.He had also hit crucial 71 runs against New Zealand to help his side get to a competitive score in the league fixtures. He is also the second highest run-getter for Australia. With a strike rate of 104 and an average of 62, Carey has amassed 375 runs in 9 innings.Not only this, but the wicket-keeper is also leading the charts for most number of dismissals (20). Avishka FernandoAvishka Fernando found his place in the Sri Lanka side only in the latter half of the tournament. But after playing in just 4 innings, Fernando gave a glimpse of his talent. In the 21-year-old, Sri Lanka could find someone who could strengthen their top-order.Having hit Sri Lanka’s first ODI hundred since January, Fernando made 203 runs at a strike-rate of 105 and at an average of 50.75.Making a debut in the national side in 2016, today, Avishka Fernando is seen as Sri Lanka’s brightest cricketing prospect on the international stage and also the future of the Islanders.Mohammed ShamiShami was not part of the the Indian playing XI until pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar injured his hamstring. In his debut match of this World Cup, Shami bowled pin point yorkers to pick a hat-trick and help India avoid a major upset at the hands of Afghanistan.Shami came up with another fine performance against West Indies as he picked a successive 4-wicket haul. He bettered that feat in India’s next game against England, where the pacer took a 5-wicket haul. In just 4 innings, Shami picked 14 wickets for India at an economy rate of 5.Here are the misses:Rashid KhanThe bowler whom the opposition batsmen feared in the IPL 2019, made headlines in the World Cup 2019 for all the wrong reasons.Having tasted huge success in IPL, the World Cup turned out to be more of a nightmare for former World No. 1 all-rounder Rashid Khan. In the 8 innings, Rashid played at the World Cup, he picked 6 wickets and leaked 416 runs for his side.His worst day at the World Cup came against England where he leaked 110 runs in his 10 overs to become the most expensive bowler in World Cup.Chris GaylePlaying in his last world Cup, Universe Boss Chris Gayle had a quite an underwhelming tournament as the power-hitter failed to live up to the expectations he had set after a successfull IPL campaign. The West Indian opener managed just 2 fifties in this World Cup to get a total of 242 runs at an unimpressive average of 30. 35.Surely, this was not the end his fans expected to the Chris Gayle era. Martin GuptillNew Zealand are through to the finals but the form of their openers remains to be a big worry for them ahead of their clash with England on July 14. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro have shown a dismal performance with the bat as New Zealand have mostly relied on their skipper Kane Williamson for collecting runs. After a poor show from Munro, Henry Nicholls have taken his place but Guptill continues to be the other opener. In the semi-final against India, he once again failed with the bat as he departed for 1. Though, he later stole the show with his terrific direct hit to run-out MS Dhoni and turn the match around.advertisementMartin Guptill has thus far failed to emulate the form he showed in his last World Cup where he 547 runs and also slammed an unbeaten 237-that remains to be the highest individual score in a World Cup history.Gutpill has just a solitary fifty to his name in the tournament as his other scores with the bat are: 25, 0, 35, 0, 5, 20, 8 and 1.Kagiso RabadaFor the most part of the IPL 2019, Kagiso Rabada remained to be the highest wicket-taker before bowing out of the tournament due to an injury. Rabada was at the prime of his form in the IPL as the pacer scalped 26 wickets in the season in just 12 innings.However, according to South Africa captain Faf du Plessis, the IPL workload was the cause of Rabada’s poor show in the World Cup 2019.”So I don’t think it’s not necessarily just the IPL, but it was important for a few guys to rest; and the fact that they didn’t meant that they – you know, they came into the tournament not fresh. That’s not an excuse; that’s just a fact. And KG is – you can see that his pace is probably a little bit down from where he normally is,” du Plessis had said.Rabada had quite a hype around his name before the start of the tournament, but the pacer had an unmemorable tournament. In 8 innings, Rabada had picked 11 wickets and leaked 397 runs to ent up with a poor economy of 5.0 runs per over as South Africa suffered a pre-mature exit from the semi-finals contention.Also See