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We use our Windows Phone for a host of reasons. We check our email, we snap photos, we surf the internet and we pass the time with games, all from our Windows Phones. We can also learn a thing or two from our Windows Phone through any of the educational apps available in the Windows Phone Store.
Most will think of children’s apps when the topic of educational apps comes up. There are plenty of apps in the Store that will appeal to our elder readers and that is the focus for this week’s Windows Central Roundup. These apps touch on current, academic and historical events in a way to make it fun and easy to learn about the world around us.
You know the drill from here. If your favorite Windows Phone app that takes on an educational twist is not mentioned, toss out your recommendation below in the comments.
Sri Lanka moved into pole position of the third Test in the series with Pakistan on Saturday, as the visitors trailed by 69 runs at the close of play with just one wicket in reserve despite the hosts posting a measly first-innings total—per Sri Lanka Cricket:
The hosts started the day on 272-8, with Tharindu Kaushal and Suranga Lakmal at the crease just looking to delay the inevitable. Their mission didn’t last long.
Kaushal managed to add just one run to his Day 1 haul of 17 before Rahat Ali trapped him lbw, and his replacement Nuwat Pradeep didn’t fare much better—out for a duck at the hands of Yasir Shah.
Lakmal scored five runs before Pradeep was sent packing to close the innings, leaving the Sri Lankans on 278 all out, as the scorecard shows below:
Pakistan, then, would have been full of confidence ahead of their turn to bat after laying an excellent foundation with the ball. However, they only needed to look back at the second Test to see how quickly things can turn sour.
Despite managing to restrict Sri Lanka to 315 last time out, Pakistan could only post 138, as the hosts levelled the series with minimal fuss.
Misbah-ul-Haq and his team were determined not to let that happen again, but their quest to take control of the series got off to a miserable start.
Things were looking okay for Pakistan with 32 on the card, but Dhammika Prasad controversially sent Shan Masood packing. He was given out lbw despite the fact that the ball appeared to be missing the stumps. That then started the Sri Lankan fightback.
Pradeep was at the heart of the hosts’ resurgence, as he made up for his batting woes by dismissing Ahmed Shehzad—although the Pakistani should have coped a lot better with the delivery.
Pakistan needed some immediate stability, or their second Test nightmares were going to become reality once again. However, just moments later, Younis Khan was run out after displaying some dreadful judgement.
It was the first time that Khan had been run out in a Test match in nine years, and a decision that Cricbuzz labelled “suicidal”:
The batting order just couldn’t cope with Sri Lanka’s seamers, and at 45-3, Pakistan fans would have been fearing the worst. However, Azhar Ali’s introduction just about managed to steady the ship.
Ali and Asad Shafiq built up a good partnership at the crease.
Ali was taking full advantage of his time on strike, too, as he continuously found the boundary to give Pakistan reason for optimism.
Yet it wasn’t long before his partner in crime was walking, as Prasad once again trapped him in front to leave the score on 91-4.
Sarfraz Ahmed entered the fray and immediately gelled with Ali, but the latter’s dismissal for 52 seemed to come at a very bad time.
Misbah-Ul-Haq and Ehsan Adil were both out shortly after, for six and zero, respectively, as another collapse looked on the cards.
At 152-7, the Sri Lankans were celebrating and Pakistan looked dejected, but that man Ahmed kept the visitors’ heads afloat.
He was the only batsman coping with Sri Lanka’s talented pool of seamers, and it wasn’t long before his 50 was up.
Sarfraz has become Pakistan’s Mr Consistent with the bat, and that much is reflected in the stats. Journalist Saj Sadiq revealed how quickly he scores his runs:
However, he had to watch on as his partners came and went, with Shah and Rahat Ali failing to post notable scores.
Shah’s total of 18 wasn’t good enough to give Pakistan a meaningful chance of chasing down Sri Lanka’s total, but cricket expert Awais Satti believes that’s the fault of the management:
Sarfraz and Imran Khan were at the crease at the close of play, as Pakistan closed on 209 for nine, as the scorecard shows below:
The wicketkeeper chalked up a superb unbeaten 72, but he and Khan will need to produce something spectacular on Sunday.
Either way, when Pakistan return to the crease, they need a drastic step up.
So many of Saturday’s wickets could easily have been avoided—particularly in a Test situation—so unless Misbah-ul-Haq and Co. get their tactics right, this series could slip away.
While Lil Wayne still waits to declare independence from Cash Money Records, the rapper has dropped a Fourth of July gift for fans: His long-awaited Free Weezy Album, now dubbed simply FWA. The mixtape comes a month after the rapper first announced that he was joining Jay Z’s streaming venture Tidal as a co-owner; FWA is streaming exclusively on Tidal. The opening song on FWA is the relentless “Glory,” which Yeezy debuted on the streaming service in June after announcing his ownership stake.
The 15-track FWA features appearances by Young Jeezy (“White Girl”), Wiz Khalifa (“Feeling Right”), Young Money associate Cory Gunz, Jim “CAPO” Jones and Black Uhuru’s Junior Reid (“Murda”), singer/songwriter Jake Troth (“My Heart Races On”), “Bitch Better Have My Money” writer Bibi Bourelly (“Without You”) and others. “I honestly gotta say that this #FWA album is my best work yet! I won’t let u down as a fan,” Weezy tweeted in April. “Dis sh!t is a beast! Ok let me get bak 2da booth.”
FWA arrives six months after Weezy’s previous mixtape Sorry 4 the Wait 2, which itself was a consolatory release for fans anxiously waiting for the rapper’s indefinitely postponed Tha Carter V. The delayed fifth installment of Tha Carter series is just one of the gripes Lil Wayne has leveled against his record label Cash Money and mentor Bryan “Birdman” Williams in 2015. In February, Weezy sued Cash Money for $51 million, alleging that Birdman had withheld money owed to the rapper.
As Lil Wayne continued to fight with Cash Money over his owed money and the release of Tha Carter V, the rapper inked a deal with Tidal to share his FWA as well as potentially perform an exclusive show for the streaming service, a Tidal rep told Rolling Stone in June. While the “Glory” artwork dropped with a Young Money logo on the single’s cover, the FWA album art bears no mention of Cash Money or Young Money.
Last December, Lil Wayne tweeted “I want off this label” after Cash Money refused to release his Tha Carter V. “I want off this label and nothing to do with these people but unfortunately it ain’t that easy,” Weezy wrote. “I am a prisoner and so is my creativity. Again, I am truly sorry and I don’t blame ya if ya fed up with waiting for me and this album.” In his lawsuit against Cash Money, the rapper contended that the label actually withheld two studio albums. Weezy also revealed to Rolling Stone that he is no longer on speaking terms with Birdman.
Inspired by his fight for creative freedom, Lil Wayne told Rolling Stone of FWA, “I’m working on it every day, man. I guarantee it’s going to be something dope. If you don’t want a musician being creative, don’t get The Free Weezy Album.”
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