Uttarakhand cop carries sick pilgrim on his back

first_imgAn Uttarakhand policeman on Wednesday rushed nearly two km uphill carrying a pilgrim, who had a mild heart attack, on his back and ensured the man received timely medical attention.Sub-Inspector Lokendra Bahuguna’s act not only proved to be a blessing for 55-year-old Ranjhi Rajag but also earned accolades for the man in khaki for his commitment to duty. The family of Mr. Rajag was perplexed when the pilgrim from Madhya Pradesh collapsed near the Bhairo Mandir here soon after his arrival at the Himalayan Yamunotri shrine on Wednesday morning, Barkot police station in-charge Vinod Thapliyal said. His family tried to make Mr. Rajag sit on horseback to take him to the nearest hospital but he could not sit steady. This is when Mr. Bahuguna offered to carry the pilgrim, who was in need of immediate medical care, on his back to the Yamunotri seasonal hospital. “With Mr. Rajag on his back, the Sub-Inspector walked two km uphill to the hospital where the pilgrim was treated for four hours before being discharged,” Mr. Thapliyal said. Doctors at the hospital said Mr. Rajag had suffered a mild heart attack. Soon after being discharged, Mr. Rajag thanked the police officer and also paid obeisance at the shrine with his family.Mr. Bahuguna’s act drew comparisons with that of another Sub-Inspector, Gagandeep Singh, who had saved a youth from a furious mob near Ramnagar in Nainital district.last_img read more

1983 World Cup: I did my job, says Kapil Dev

first_imgAfter the Indian team’s historic win over the West Indies at Lord’s, Kapil Dev, sipping champagne, spoke to INDIA TODAY’S Sreedhar Pillai. Excerpts: Q. How did a team which was written off even before the tournament started win the Prudential World Cup?A. India started the tournament as underdogs. But our fielding and team spirit saw us through to the final. I know the capabilities of my boys and understand where we stood in batting and bowling. It was the fielding that got us the Prudential Cup.Q. Any factors other than fielding?A. It was a team effort. No single individual is responsible. All of us collectively clicked as a team. Each and every member of the team did something or the other to ensure that we won.Q. Any particular individual you would like to single out?A. Not in particular. But Binny, Madan Lai and Mohinder bowled extremely well, while Yashpal and Mohinder saw that the batting never crumbled. But we were a little sad that our major batsman Sunil Gavaskar never clicked.Q. What about your own 175 not out against Zimbabwe ?A. Well, I did my job as captain, nothing more than that. When I came in to bat it was 9 for 4, which became 17 for 5. Then my only thought was to play for my country, and stay put for 60 overs and score a modest total of around 200.Q. Any special memories of that 175, which is a Prudential record?A. When I got to my hundred I was very happy to be the first Indian to score a hundred in the World Cup competition. Only much later did I realise that I had broken Glenn Turner’s record.advertisementQ. After being 17 for 5, didyou’tvarn your team for a dismal batting performance?A. No, I was feeling absolutely tired after that match against Zimbabwe. In fact, I told the boys, “You made me tired.”Q. How do you analyse India’s win, with their gentle medium pace bowling?A. Let me tell you that these medium pace.bowlers ridiculed by the critics were one of the major reasons for India’s winning the World Cup. All they did was bowl straight by keeping a good length and line. They never tried to bowl fast but English conditions favoured us. Our medium pacers were able to swing the ball around and with batsmen committing mistakes our fielders did the rest.Q. So you mean to say there was a lot of stress on fielding?A. In fact, the team was chosen with special stress on fielding. I had made it clear to everyone that I would not tolerate lack of effort. I can accept that batsmen will get out and that bowlers will get hit but I will not accept one who does not give his all in the field. For too long India’s fielding was considered a joke; not any more, I hope.Q. So the selectors have to be thanked for choosing a well-balanced team.A. The Prudential Cup has given India a big boost in one-day cricket. We had no extraordinary players. But we had bowlers who could bat right up to number eleven. It was the best one-day team that the country has ever produced and we seem to be improving more and more in this particular field.Q. Many people feel that India played West Indies better than any other side.A. The best thing that could have happened to us prior to the Prudential Cup was our visit to the West Indies. There we defeated them in Guyana in a one-day international. It was a turning point in our one-day cricket. And later we defeated them again at Old Trafford. Playing against the best in the world brings out the best in my boys.Q. What about Sunil Gavaskar?There were rumours that you dropped him after the first two games for reasons other than what were given out.A. Nothing but dressing-room, gossip. In fact we dropped him because he was injured. Even if he is out of form and slightly slow on the field we will include him because he is our main batsman. There is perfect harmony and rapport between us. Sometimes I go to him for advice. I am proud of Sunil and his achievements and I wish him good luck this winter to beat Bradman’s record.Q. Witt the same team be retained for the coming winter Test series against West Indies and Pakistan ?A. Test cricket is a different sort of cricket altogether. Some players who are good for one-day cricket may be a handicap in a Test match.advertisementQ. Any special request for the Indian cricket board after the Prudential Cup?A. They should introduce more oneday tournaments in domestic cricket and spot fresh talent to enable us to retain the next World Cup.Q. Some experts feel you are burning yourself out by playing for Northamptonshire in English county cricket.A. After playing professional cricket I have improved vastly and it has also helped me to be a successful captain. The West Indians and Pakistanis play oneday cricket so well because they play for English counties.Q. How would you compare yourself with Ian Botham?A. Ian is a great cricketer, Perhaps he is struggling a little at the moment. Who is best is not for me to say. But I know that I have extra incentive to do well when I play against him.Q. What about these rumours that an Indo-Pakistan eleven has been signed up to tour South Africa? Will you go?A. During the World Cup tournament even I’ve heard these stories. But so far nobody has approached me. Even if they approach me I will not go to South Africa. I love to play for my country more than anything else.last_img read more

Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Telugu Titans Live Telecast

first_imgJaipur Pink Panthers, the hosts, will eye to sign off their home leg with a victory against Telugu Titans on Friday, September 27. The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Season 7 game between Jaipur Pink Panthers and Telugu Titans will be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Jaipur Pink Panthers, who have registered their first home leg win in their last outing, will eye to do the same in their upcoming encounter. Telugu Titans, on the other hand, will look for better prospects in their must-win game. The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Season 7 fixture Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Telugu Titans is scheduled to be played at 8:30 pm.The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Season 7 will say goodbye to Jaipur on Friday. The second set of games are scheduled to be played at the Tau Devilal Sports Complex, Panchkula in Haryana. The Jaipur side led by Skipper Deepak Hooda, will try to produce an all-round performance and make a strong finish in today’s game. Meanwhile, Telugu Titans, who need to win this match in order to keep their playoff hopes alive, will bank on their ‘Baahubali’ Siddharth Desai in their upcoming outing. This season 12 teams have participated in PKL 2019. The teams are Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls, Dabang Delhi KC, Gujarat Fortunegiants, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltan, Tamil Thalaivas, Telugu Titans, U Mumba and UP Yoddha.What time will Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Telugu Titans start?The 110th match of PKL 2019 season 7 series is scheduled to start at 8:30 pm. The match between Jaipur Pink Panthers and Telugu Titans will be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Telugu Titans on TV?The PKL 2019 Season 7 Jaipur Pink Panthers and Telugu Titans clash can be viewed on the television sets on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Telugu Titans match on live streaming?The live streaming of the Jaipur Pink Panthers and Telugu Titans, Pro Kabaddi League 2019 will be available on Hotstar. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Bengal Warriorsbengaluru bullsdabang delhi kcGujarat Fortunegiants First Published: September 27, 2019, 4:06 PM ISTlast_img read more

Top-order batsmen should learn how to bat from Ravichandran Ashwin: Sourav Ganguly to India Today

first_imgFormer India captain Sourav Ganguly today praised Ravichandran Ashwin for batting India out of trouble on the second day of the third Test against England in Mohali.Ganguly feels India’s top-order batsmen should learn a thing or two from the 30-year-old world No.1 allrounder when it comes to delivering under pressure. (Ravichandran Ashwin’s golden Test run in 2016 continues)Having bowled out England for 283 earlier in the morning, India looked in charge at 148/2 at tea before Adil Rashid’s double strike jolted the hosts who lost three wickets in 19 balls to slump to 156/5. Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and debutant Karun Nair were all back to the pavilion in a span of eight runs. However, Ashwin, who scored his ninth Test fifty, first forged a 48-run sixth-wicket stand with skipper Virat Kohli and then was involved in an unbeaten 67-run partnership with Ravindra Jadeja for the seventh wicket.Ashwin, who is world’s No.1 Test bowler, enhanced his new-found batting reputation with an unbeaten 57 while all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was batting on 31 at stumps with India trailing by 12 runs. (Mohali Test: Ashwin, Jadeja to India’s rescue after England fightback)Ashwin and Jadeja played a few handsome strokes before the close of play, and helped the scoring rate along. Thanks to their partnership, India were able to nearly draw abreast of England’s score.ON ASHWIN’S BATTING”This was not the first time. Ashwin has done that number of times and he keeps doing it. He has got such good technique and such good footwork on the crease. His batting looks so easy.advertisement”He has been remarkable with the bat since the tour of West Indies. He has just got better and better. The best part of batting is that every time India need him, he stands up and delivers. It has been a remarkable performance from Ashwin,” Ganguly told India Today.’TOP-ORDER BATSMEN SHOULD LEARN FROM ASHWIN’ “The top order batsmen should learn from him how to bat when the team requires. Most of them have done it, the likes of Pujara and Kohli. Rahane is probably having a tough time in the series but that happens with anyone. He is a quality player.”It is a comfortable situation for India when a batsman coming in a No.6 or No.7 who is so consistent and who does it every time under pressure, it’s a comforting thing for top order as well.”ASHWIN’S REAL CHALLENGE”His batting has improved by leaps and bounds and when you see him play he is technically so sound. The biggest challenge for him will to have the effectiveness with his bowling when travels abroad. His past record hasn’t shown that. The amount of wickets he has got in India is a lot more than away from the subcontinent. He has become a lot more experienced since he last travelled to Australia or England. He seems very happy to play under Virat Kohli’s leadership. From that point of view, he knows he is India’s go-to man, most valuable player. That is a huge confidence boost for any player.” (Newsmaker: Ravichandran Ashwin spins India back to the top)GANGULY DEFENDS RAHANE”Ajinkya Rahane is as good a player as Kohli in Test cricket for India. It is just a patch of three Test matches where he has struggled. He just needs to take it out of his head. He is a very intense cricketer. There should not be a worry regarding his place in India’s Test side and it is just a matter of time.”last_img read more

Salah & Shaqiri strike as Liverpool ease past Fulham

first_imgLiverpool bounced back from their Champions League disappointment on Tuesday with a comfortable 2-0 win over struggling Fulham at Anfield.Goals in each half from Mohamed Salah and Xherdan Shaqiri secured all three points on Sunday and moved Jurgen Klopp’s side back to the top of the Premier League table, at least temporarily.Liverpool were held by Arsenal in their last league outing before a 2-0 loss to Red Star Belgrade this week, and they looked some way short of their best in a first half in which Fulham had the best chances. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! However, the game turned within the space of 14 first-half seconds, when Salah struck after Aleksandar Mitrovic had a header ruled out for offside, and Shaqiri’s fine finish made the win secure against a Fulham side who have now lost seven games in a row and remain bottom.Liverpool’s early dominance of the ball led to a personal duel between Salah and Sergio Rico, the Fulham goalkeeper twice making good saves to deny forward.Shaqiri twice messed up shots from good positions and the home side’s profligacy should really have been punished, with Ryan Sessegnon dragging wide when clean through on goal before Alisson almost parried an Andre Schurrle shot into his path.The half swung Liverpool’s way in dramatic fashion four minutes before the break. Mitrovic headed in Tom Cairney’s cross only to be contentiously ruled offside, Alisson took a quick free-kick and Trent Alexander-Arnold sent Salah clean through to slot past Rico.It was a heavy blow to Fulham and the game was effectively beyond them eight minutes after the restart, when the unmarked Shaqiri expertly volleyed home a pinpoint cross from Andy Robertson.Robertson was denied a third by a good Rico save, but Liverpool had few problems seeing out a ninth league win of the season, while concerns for Slavisa Jokanovic look to be building.14 – There were just 14 seconds between Aleksandar Mitrovic being called offside, and Mohamed Salah scoring to put Liverpool 1-0 up. Rapid. #LIVFUL pic.twitter.com/iqmxfdnIro— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 11, 2018What does it mean? Reds ride their luck back to the topThis was not a hugely improved performance from Liverpool after their poor display against Red Star Belgrade, but it was enough to see off a Fulham side bereft of confidence.Salah and Shaqiri showed a clinical touch after a couple of first-half scares, and Klopp will doubtless be pleased to go back to the top of the table at least before Manchester City and Chelsea each play later.The visitors should have taken the lead through Sessegnon early on and will point to Mitrovic’s disallowed goal as a turning point, but the way they failed to respond to going behind will be a major concern for Jokanovic. They remain bottom, two points behind Huddersfield Town.5 – Xherdan Shaqiri has either scored or assisted in five of his last six games for Liverpool in all competitions (2 goals, 3 assists). Influence. #LIVFUL pic.twitter.com/ZWhpWsxrPR— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 11, 2018Shaqiri a menace in free roleGiven the freedom to roam across the front, Shaqiri was a consistent threat to a Fulham defence that has conceded 31 times in 12 league matches. He could have scored from distance in the first half and fully deserved his goal when it finally came.Sessegnon falling shortHe is still only 18 and looks set for a fine career at the highest level, but Sessegnon has found the Premier League a challenge. His visit to Anfield was no exception: he missed two chances in the first half, one of which was a sitter, and offered next to nothing after Fulham fell behind.Key Opta Facts- Liverpool have picked up 30 points from their opening 12 Premier League games (W9 D3 L0) – their joint-best total at this stage in the competition (level with 2002-03).- Fulham have conceded 31 goals from their first 12 Premier League games this season; only Barnsley in 1997-98 conceded more goals at this stage of a Premier League campaign (35).- Liverpool have kept 10 clean sheets in 14 Premier League games at Anfield in 2018; as many as they’d kept in the last calendar year (10 clean sheets in 21 home league games).- Mohamed Salah has scored against 19 of the 21 Premier League opponents he’s faced with Liverpool, failing only against Man Utd and Swansea. What’s next?Liverpool resume domestic action on November 24, with a trip to Watford. Fulham will look for their first league win since August on the same day, when they host fellow strugglers Southampton. read morelast_img read more

SDMC budget proposes nursery section in schools, sports

first_imgcomplexesNew Delhi, Dec 8 (PTI) Nursery education in all its schools, sports complexes in 10 of them and construction of four new sterilisation centres for stray dogs are among a slew of proposals made by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) in its budget today.The budget for the year 2017-18 was presented by municipal commissioner P K Goel at the civic bodys headquarters in the Civic Centre.The civic body has also proposed that in future it will purchase only electric staff cars, the SDMC said in a statement.A nominal increase in property tax has also been proposed.Reacting to the budget, Ramesh Matiala, Leader of Opposition in the SDMC, said, “After the East and North corporations, now South Corporation has also increased the tax,” he said.”We will continue to protest against the anti-people move. Why cant they look at the Delhi government and present a similar people-friendly budget?” he asked.The EDMC yesterday proposed two new taxes and an education cess in its budget, which also includes a plan to develop an entomology laboratory and a training centre for combating mosquito-borne diseases.The NDMC in its budget prior to that had proposed imposition of a betterment tax and a professional tax.All three corporations are led by the BJP, which has been ruling them for the last 10 years.”By increasing tax in the proposed budget of all the three corporations, BJP has made it clear that it is not bothered about the welfare of the people and is out to put additional financial burden on the residents of Delhi,” the AAP alleged in a statement today.advertisementIn the SDMC budget, the construction of multi-storeyed automated car parking lots have been proposed at 13 places.The budget also proposes starting nursery education in all SDMC schools, and development of sports complexes in 10 schools with the help of the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Goel said.”Construction of four new sterilisation centres for stray dogs has also been proposed,” it said.Construction of four new mid-day meal kitchen with modern, state-of-the-art facilities in one school each for all the four zones and increase in uniform subsidy from Rs 600 to Rs 1,100 are among other proposals, it added. PTI KND PR SMNlast_img read more

Joe Root expects England to improve further after hammering India at Lord’s

first_imgJoe Root was a happy man as the win over India in the second Test was nowhere near as stressful as the first one at Edgbaston a week back.England dominated right from the word go at Lord’s and they wrapped up the game within four days to cap off their incredible show at the Home of Cricket.The Indian batsmen had struggled throughout the match and the fourth day of the match was no different as Stuart Broad and James Anderson ran through the Indian batting, picking up eight wickets amongst themselves before Man-of-the-Match Chris Wokaes dismissed Ishant Sharma in India’s second innings and handed them a humiliating innings and 159-run victory in the match.And, Root was extremely pleased with his bowlers and lauded them for their exceptional show throughout the game.”Less stressful, definitely. Fantastic from the very first ball. Bowling unit were exceptional throughout the whole game. We probably did have the conditions throughout, but you still have to perform, ask the right questions of the batsman. To get that far in front, testament to the partnership between Jonny and Woakes,” said Root.Also read – India handed humiliating defeat by ruthless England at Lord’sROOOOOOT!!!Highlights: https://t.co/MTbD6n0GgN#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/vcwTaagL7PEngland Cricket (@englandcricket) August 12, 2018Captain Root was also full of praise for Woakes, who made his return to Test cricket as Ben Stokes’ replacement and struck a century and took four important wickets in the match.”Really pleased for Woaksey. Number of occasions he scored how talented he is with the bat. Chuffed to bits for Woakes. State of the game, everything about it, and him coming back into the side, someone who’s always been a big part of the squad, great to see him have the rewards. When you’ve got senior guys like Jimmy and Broad, the others are going to improve. ,” said an elated Root.(DAY 4 HIGHLIGHTS | PHOTOS)advertisementRoot also heaped praise on young Ollie Pope, 20, who made his debut for England in place of Dawid Malan.”Really good position to be in at the moment. Got to make sure that we don’t take anything for granted. I thought he (Pope) played really well. He batted at a very challenging time. To come in and put pressure back on the opposition was a great sign. We knew what he was capable of doing, we’ve seen him in county cricket. To see him fit seamlessly in the environment is a pleasing sight.,” Root said.He signed off by saying that the team is capable of playing even better and they will come out all guns blazing and look to seal the five-match series at Trent Bridge.”Obviously got another day now to rest and recover, get our heads around what we’ve done this week. Still areas where we can improve, that’s the exciting part. Chuffed to bits. Pleased for the guys, lots of hard work. Lot of fellas that weren’t getting headlines, but you’ve got to pull together as a team. Great team performance,” said Root.Also read – Virat Kohli after innings defeat at Lord’s: We were outplayed and deserved to lose Stuart Broad took 4/44 in the second innings of the Lord’s Test (AP Photo)Stuart Broad was also excited with the “powerful” performance and said that the conditions played in their favour and to win it at Lord’s after an “emotional” Test at Edgbaston was good.”I think it was a powerful performance from the team right up there. The emotions of the Test match at Edgbaston last week, so close that went, it took a lot out of us. So, it was great of us to come at Lord’s with the same amount of intensity and energy. We got the best of the conditions. The clouds seemed to work for us and also the sun was out when we were batting. There was a lot of skill involved with the side.”We are delighted with the way we performed. When the ball is swinging it gets easy to chase, with five slips in place all the time. The economy rates were very good and we didn’t give India too many freebies. We made Pujara work so hard for his runs. 87 balls, I think. There was always a ball with the batsman’s name on it. It was a really strong performance by all our bowlers and it really worked,” Broad said.Broad, who got the wickets of Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik on back-to-back deliveries, was on a hat-trick but he ended up bowling a wayward delivery to Ashwin, that went for four byes and he was extremely disappointed with that.advertisement”I was gutted when the rain came in, I was really getting in the rhythm then. It was a real shame. I didn’t bowl much from the pavilion end much. It was nice to get a chance from this end. The hat-trick ball was disappointing, it was so bad. I started it too straight,” Broad said.Also read – James Anderson first bowler to take 100 wickets at Lord’sBroad shared that the plan for the English team was to rotate the four fast bowlers.”We talked a lot before the series. About the bowlers rotating a bit. We are feeling pretty fresh and we have a few calm days before the Trent Bridge Test,” said Broad.A fantastic all-round performance! 4 wickets and a brilliant maiden century nets @chriswoakes the Player of the Match award! #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/izHZInO1udICC (@ICC) August 12, 2018He also praised Woakes for his wonderful all-round performance.”Woakes is such a wonderful player, he’s great at everything he does. Lord’s is a wonderful place. Walking through the long room, is such a great feeling and something that you take with you,” Broad said before signing off.The teams will have a few days off now as the next Test at Trent Bridge starts on August 18.last_img read more

England must gamble on Jason Roy to keep World Cup alive and beat India

first_img Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling was key for India against Afghanistan. Photograph: Aijaz Rahi/AP India captain Virat Kohli ‘surprised’ by England’s World Cup struggles – video features The Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket email. He may not be 100% fit but England no longer have the luxury of playing safe. The biggest test for him will come, not when batting, but in the field where the need to twist and turn puts the body, in particular Roy’s dodgy hamstring, under stress. Selecting him is a gamble England will probably take especially since James Vince has once again exasperated rather than excelled. The fitness of Jofra Archer will also be assessed in the morning. No doubt Liam Plunkett is eagerly standing by.The Edgbaston pitch is fresh, which will please the England camp given the threat of the two Indian spinners. Generally the surfaces have been more helpful to bowlers than anticipated in this tournament, but the ICC is keen to point out that this is not their policy: “The guidance we give any host of an ICC event is to prepare the best possible pitches – with even bounce and good carry. We do not instruct groundsmen to prepare pitches in a certain way to advantage or disadvantage any team.” Twitter On Sunday, with the forecast benign, both captains are likely to choose to bat first on winning the toss. Kohli has long been content to adopt that policy in high-tension contests. Eoin Morgan has often taken the default position of chasing but, after three defeats batting second in this World Cup, he is prepared to rethink. Virat Kohli says England are struggling to handle tournament pressure England cricket team In some ways India have played an old-fashioned game. They are prepared to be patient at the start of their innings. Keeping wickets in hand is a high priority.They are not tempted to be greedy because they are so confident that their batsmen can cause sufficient mayhem in the final overs and that their bowlers possess the skill and resolution to defend relatively modest totals.The bowling attack at Kohli’s disposal is an exciting one with two pacemen and two wrist-spinners backed up by a more journeyman seamer, Hardik Pandya. Opponents naturally try to attack him but he has remained undaunted and resourceful when under fire.At the start of an innings Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, who has replaced Bhuvneshwar Kumar, are brisk and businesslike, offering no free runs. At the end they have been superb. Shami adheres to old-fashioned principles: he bowls fast and straight. Meanwhile, Bumrah is rivalled only by Mitchell Starc in his ability to propel yorkers. Against Afghanistan, when bowling the penultimate over with the match in the balance, Bumrah decided the outcome quite brilliantly with six perfect yorkers.Why doesn’t every bowler do that? Because it is very difficult. Batsmen have innovated in the T20 era so that the margin of error for those attempting yorkers has been massively reduced. So some bowlers conclude that the risk is too great. Get it wrong and the ball disappears into the stands. But the perfect yorker remains the best delivery at the end of the innings and Bumrah, more than any other bowler in the tournament, is confident that he can hit that spot, not much bigger than a saucepan lid, on the popping crease. He is a huge asset for Kohli. Topics Since you’re here… So, too, are the wonderfully beguiling pair of wrist-spinners. My guess is that Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal do not score very well on the bleep test; they do not score many runs either and they are relatively pedestrian in a very good fielding side. But to have two contrasting wrist-spinners in the same side is bold and effective.Both are enjoying larger boundaries than the postage stamps used in the Indian Premier League. Kuldeep in particular has the bravado to toss the ball high in the air when he thinks it appropriate. A lot of batsmen are none too sure which way the ball is going to bounce on landing. Chahal has taken more wickets, partly because he tends to bowl later in the innings; neither has been collared yet.So England’s challenge at Edgbaston is considerable. They are in “do-or-die” territory and the odds of them failing to do the deal are more significant than one in a million. But they can do it. In these matches an individual can take charge of the game by sheer force of personality. So far we have seen Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jason Roy offer glimpses of that.In all probability Roy, who struck that imperious century against Bangladesh in Cardiff, will have the chance to do something similar against India, albeit in more testing conditions. On the eve of this match he has batted in the nets and sprinted on the outfield without much discomfort. It will not take much for him to convince the hierarchy that he is ready to play since they are desperate to have him back. Read more Facebook Reuse this content Share on Twitter Play Video England’s most important white-ball cricket match for four years has come a little earlier than expected. The anticipation was that it would take place at Old Trafford or Edgbaston next week in one of the semi-finals. But three losses, especially the wanton one to Sri Lanka, during the qualification process have meant the crunch game has arrived a week ahead of schedule.To be certain of a semi-final slot England have to beat India at Edgbaston on Sunday and New Zealand at Chester-le-Street on Wednesday. They can lift the World Cup if they win four games in a row. That is the only way to look at it now.At Edgbaston they encounter the side that have been the best in the tournament by a considerable margin. India are unbeaten and perversely the only game in which they have been seriously threatened was against Afghanistan. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and the incredibly patient MS Dhoni have scored enough runs to allow a varied and disciplined bowling attack to prevail. Support The Guardian Cricket World Cup 2019 Share on Facebook 1:04 The Observer India cricket team Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Cricket … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Messenger Share on Pinterestlast_img read more

Condominium market still a lot better than normal in Vancouver suburbs

first_imgVANCOUVER — A tempting bright-red advertisement for a new condo development in a Vancouver suburb circulated online this fall, sparking excitement from first-time homebuyers and concern among long-standing real estate observers.The developers of The Landing, a 78-unit complex in Langley, were offering to pay the mortgages for a year of the first 20 buyers and give remaining buyers a $10,000 discount.It looked like a sign of the times: had provincial and federal government measures to cool the market been too successful? Were developers stuck with a glut of inventory as sales and prices dropped off a cliff?Not really, according to the marketer behind the promotion.“The way we run our sales programs is we run basically a different promotion almost every week. I’ve been working in suburban markets for a long time and honestly, what I’m seeing right now is it’s not even at a normal market. It’s still a lot better,” said Trevor Street, CEO of the Partners Marketing Group.“What’s normal for me is having four or five other sites that are active, that are open, that buyers can go to and shop around. I remember a time marketing developments when I ran out of registers to call in our database and started cold-calling rental buildings.”That was back in 2013 or 2014, he said, before Vancouver’s real estate market exploded and a ripple effect moved through its suburbs and the rest of British Columbia. By 2016, Street definitely didn’t have to run any promotions — he even told developers not to bother building sales centres.The Fraser Valley, east of Metro Vancouver, has long been considered a more affordable haven for first-time homebuyers.After prices and sales climbed across the Lower Mainland in 2015 and 2016, the B.C. and federal governments stepped in to attempt to cool the market. In the past nine months, sales have slowed and prices have curbed their meteoric rise. But while the market is softening, it’s not over-correcting, just returning to a more normal state after a wild few years, experts say.Street said he realized about six months ago that suburban developers needed to bring back promotions to entice buyers. But while amateur investors are sitting out, professional investors are jumping on board, he said.“They’re coming in right now and it’s a feeding frenzy,” he said. “These guys know this isn’t going to last. These downturns last nine months to a year, and we’re already nine months into it.”The average price of an apartment in the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board coverage area, which includes Surrey, White Rock, Langley and other communities, was $383,204 last month, still up from $359,053 in November 2017. In the same month in 2014, it was $200,952.As for detached housing, the average price was $1,017,754 last month, up from $1,011,787 in November 2017 and considerably higher than $653,426 in November 2014.The real estate board prefers to use a “benchmark” price, which adjusts for the high and low ends of the markets, and that figure was $976,200 for a detached house last month and $422,500 for an apartment.The market started really heating up in the beginning of 2015, said board president John Barbisan.Barbisan said he uses the sales-to-active-listings ratio, referring to the number of sales compared to active listings, as a thermometer. In a balanced market, the ratio sits around 18 per cent, meaning almost two in 10 homes are selling. The higher the ratio gets, the more advantage to the seller, and in 2016 it was 60 per cent, he said.Things began to cool in the spring of this year, he said, and now the sales-to-active-listings ratio is 14 per cent.“It was like a tap turned off,” he said. “It’s as if all the buyers got together in a hall one night and decided nobody’s going to make an offer anymore.”The federal mortgage stress test initiated in January appears to be a major factor, he said. The stress test requires mortgage-seekers to prove they would be able to make payments even if interest rates rose substantially, reducing borrowing power by as much as 20 per cent.“That has to come out somewhere. They’re either buying cheaper homes or they’re not making the offers they would be,” he said.Provincial government measures, including a 0.5 per cent speculation tax on secondary homes left vacant and a 20 per cent foreign buyers tax, have had a “negligible” effect compared with the stress test, Barbisan said.But he said he’s “not at all” concerned about the slowdown, noting that he has spoken with mortgage brokers who say relatively similar numbers of people are still coming to get pre-approved. People still want to buy homes, but they may not be finding what they’re looking for or are waiting for prices to decrease further, he said.“I’m not sure what they’re waiting for, but when you want to buy a home you’re only putting it off for so long,” he said.Barbisan added he hasn’t heard of anyone being underwater on their mortgage, as prices have still risen so much that owners have a fair bit of equity in their homes.Steve Saretsky, a Vancouver real estate agent, said the market across the region is going through a downturn but it’s not “major,” and it’s to be expected after the run-ups of the past few years.“Any time you have that kind of growth, eventually it’s going to swing the other way,” he said. “Has it gone too far? I think a lot of people who are complaining about housing affordability would probably tell you it hasn’t gone far enough.”Government policies have helped move the pendulum, but it was more or less inevitable, and global housing markets are also slowing down, Saretsky said. People are quick to criticize the stress test and new provincial taxes while forgetting how easy regulators have gone on the housing market for years, he added.“Everyone in the world talks about how indebted Canadian households are. There’s no question that it’s definitely been a pretty lenient borrowing spree over the last 15, 20 years,” he said. “Now, all of a sudden everybody’s upset because the punch bowl’s been taken away. But parties don’t go on forever.”He acknowledged that it’s hard on real estate agents because sales volumes are down and they’re making less money.“But, again, I think we’ve had it pretty good for a number of years.”Laura Kane, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

SHARE Inc Celebrates 65 Years of Philanthropy with Annual Boomtown Gala Honoring

first_imgSHARE Inc. announced today that their annual Boomtown Gala will be headlined by The Righteous Brothers with additional performances by Martha and the Vandellas, Louis Van Amstel of “Dancing with the Stars” and the SHARE ladies.This year’s honoree is Loreen Arbus, President of The Loreen Arbus Foundation and disability rights activist, philanthropist, producer, writer and author. The event’s MC, a SHARE legacy, will be Natalie Lander (ABC’s The Middle) – the daughter of famed actors David Lander and Kathy Fields and granddaughter of Hollywood agent Freddie Fields and actress Polly Bergen. The event will be held on May 20th 2018 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.“Boomtown is celebrating 65 years of phenomenal work on behalf of our community and we could not be more proud. This year’s event will invoke old Hollywood glamour as we remember our founding members and the hardworking women who have helped make SHARE the organization it is today,” said Corinna Fields, President of SHARE, Inc.Loreen Arbus will be receiving the Shining Spirit Award for her tireless work to help those marginalized in our community, specifically through The Loreen Arbus Foundation, which provides scientific and medical research for those with disabilities, supports racial and gender minorities, and is active in environmental causes. Arbus is an industry trailblazer who earned the distinction of being the first woman to head programming for a U.S. network – a feat she accomplished twice– both at Showtime and Lifetime networks.“I am honored to be recognized by the amazing women of SHARE Inc.,” said honoree Loreen Arbus. “Their mission is in very close alignment with my own in terms of helping children who are marginalized as is their long support of children with developmental disabilities and other special challenges.”This year’s star-studded event will include a red carpet, dressy Western attire, dinner, a live and silent auction, performances and more. The production team behind Boomtown includes Anita Mann of Anita Mann Productions, a five-time Emmy Award Winning Choreographer; Christine Wallace, Producer/First Vice President of the Boomtown Gala and former professional dancer/choreographer of stage and screen; and Executive Producer, Gary Smith, former producer of The Tony Awards and “The Judy Garland Show.”Celebrity attendees and honorees in recent years have included Jamie Lee Curtis, Bruce Willis, Sharon Stone, Sherry Lansing, Glorya Kaufman and more. Throughout SHARE’s illustrious history, famous supporters and performers have included Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, John Wayne, Sammy Davis Jr., Jennifer Holliday, Lucille Ball, Ronald Reagan, Johnny Carson, Dean Martin, Bob Hope, John Ritter, and K.D. Lang, to name a few.Find out more about the event here.last_img read more

US repatriates two Algerian Guantanamo detainees

first_imgWASHINGTON – Two Algerian detainees at the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay have been repatriated, the Defense Department said Thursday, despite protest from the prisoners who feared persecution.“The Department of Defense announced on December 5 the transfer of Djamel Saiid Ali Ameziane and Bensayah Belkecem from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Government of Algeria,” after a review “which examined a number of factors, including security issues,” a statement said.“The United States coordinated with the Government of Algeria to ensure these transfers took place with appropriate security and humane treatment assurances,” it added. The transfers are part of President Barack Obama’s ongoing, but much delayed, efforts to meet his vow to shutter the US detention center in Cuba, where more than 160 “war on terror” suspects still linger nearly 12 years after it was opened.But Bensayah and Ameziane were fighting the transfer to Algeria, the only country authorized by US law to accept its nationals detained at Guantanamo, according to lawyer Robert Kirsch, who represents Bensayah.Ameziane, who lived in Austria and Canada, had asked to return to America’s northern neighbor since president George W. Bush’s administration cleared him for release in 2007.“Djamel fears persecution in Algeria and does not want to return there,” his lawyer, Wells Dixon told AFP via e-mail last week. “He would like to be resettled in Europe or Canada, where he has viable resettlement opportunities.”Bensayah was demanding to be returned to Bosnia, where he was arrested in 2002 and where his wife and daughters live.“He fears for his personal safety,” Bensayah’s attorney had written to the State Department.“Mr Bensayah believes Muslim extremists will expect him to sympathize with them, only because he was held at Guantanamo. He fears that they will attack or perhaps kill him when they learn he does not support them.”The Pentagon told AFP last week: “We carefully ensure that every transfer we carry out is consistent with the US government’s humane treatment policy and standards.”“The United States takes seriously all credible claims of mistreatment and fears of persecution and carefully evaluates them in advance of any decision to transfer a detainee,” spokesman Todd Breasseale had saidlast_img read more

DR of Congo group of Rwandan rebel excombatants identified by UN mission

The UN team established that the majority of the ex-combatants from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) convalescing in Lumumbashi were between the ages of 22 and 30, and had gunshot wounds, MONUC said.The operation is part of the preliminary phase of the disarmament, demobilization, repatriation, reinstallation and reintegration (DDRRR) of armed groups, as specified in the Lusaka Ceasefire accords and UN Security Council resolutions.One such operation was recently completed in Kamina and another one will be conducted in the capital, Kinshasa.

Peace deal holds in South Sudan but humanitarian funding ultimately unsustainable says

UN Photo/Loey FelipeDavid Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), briefs the Security Council. Mr. Shearer acknowledged, however, that the peace process faces several challenges. In Central Equatoria region, for example, forces that have not joined the peace process continue to fight government soldiers, with reports of lootings, civilian deaths and continuing sexual assaults.Ensuring that perpetrators of sexual violence are brought to justice is a vital part of the reconciliation, said Mr. Shearer, and UNMISS is working with the Government to build up the capacity of the justice system to deal with these crimes, operating a mobile court system by flying prosecutors and judges out to hotspots, and opening a new UN-supported special court to try crimes of sexual and gender-based violence, he noted.Maintaining the momentum of the peace process is another significant challenge, said the UN Special Representative, with the agreed timetable well behind schedule, and several fundamental issues still to be resolved. These include the definition of regional boundaries, the formation of a unified armed force, and the completion of a new constitution.Humanitarian aid still a lifeline for thousandsAlthough South Sudan has seen relatively stability for some five months, the population is still facing high levels of food insecurity, and an absence of health and education services.Mr. Shearer pointed out that the aid received by South Sudan in 2018 – some $1 billion – is more than twice the country’s state budget, a situation he described as unsustainable: “It is a reality that South Sudan’s leaders often forget – or take for granted – that their country is supported by taxpayers around the world.”It is a reality that South Sudan s leaders often forget – or take for granted – that their country is supported by taxpayers around the world David Shearer, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for South SudanThe UN envoy added that UNMISS and other agencies are focusing on building up the resilience of communities in more stable regions of the country, in order to promote a shift away from reliance on aid.Mr. Shearer warned that there are just two months to go until a transitional government – which will include representatives of the main opposition – is scheduled to take office, and that a failed peace process could herald a return to violence: “The cost of failure is unthinkable. So, while responsibility lies primarily with the parties to the conflict, it also is beholden on us all to ensure that we move forward together to make this agreement a reality for the sake of the people of South Sudan.” Mr Shearer outlined four notable changes in the country since the signing of the accord. Firstly, opposition politicians are now moving freely around the capital, Juba, and taking part in negotiations to cement the fragile peace deal.The top envoy who also heads the UN Mission, UNMISS, also described a “palpable” enthusiasm for peace amongst the participants of around 70 different peace-related forums involving representatives of the Government and main opposition figures, many of which have been facilitated by the mission.The third positive outcome is a significant drop in political violence, meaning that “many people are alive today who might not have been without the agreement signed,” said Mr. Shearer. Finally, he told Council members, South Sudanese are, for the first time, expressing a willingness to return home. Some 135,000 of the estimated 2.3 million refugees in the country have already made the move. read more

Ohio State womens lacrosse set to open Big Ten play against rival

Senior defender Taylor Donahue (left) streaks up the field during a game against Niagra on March 1 in Columbus. OSU won, 15-2.Credit: Leah Alexander / Lantern photographerAfter women’s rowing was added to the Big Ten in 1999, it took 14 years for another women’s sport to officially join the conference. That changed in June 2013 as the Big Ten announced that women’s lacrosse would be joining the conference as the 28th official sport.Almost two years later, Michigan, Penn State, Rutgers, Maryland, Northwestern and Ohio State are set to open the first Big Ten women’s lacrosse season this weekend.After playing in the American Lacrosse Conference throughout her career, OSU senior attackman Jackie Cifarelli said she is honored to be playing in the Big Ten.“It’s awesome. Being a Buckeye, just knowing you’re in the Big Ten, going against some of the best schools in the country, it’s exciting,” Cifarelli said. “Having the Big Ten logo on our jerseys now, it’s an honor.”Fittingly, the No. 14 Buckeyes (8-2, 0-0) are set to take on Big Ten rival, the Michigan Wolverines (5-4, 0-0), in their first game competing in the conference. Last year, the Buckeyes played the Wolverines for the first time in the program’s history and won, 18-3. But despite that blowout victory, coach Alexis Venechanos said she won’t overlook Michigan this year.“They are a more improved team and they play a physical brand of lacrosse, so we are excited to match that and use that to our advantage,” Venechanos said. “I think you just kind of throw away the records and throw away all the numbers when you play such a rivalry game.”The Buckeyes had high expectations entering the season after appearing in the NCAA tournament last year for first time since 2003. OSU started its 2015 season 8-2, but suffered losses to No. 15 Stanford and No. 19 Notre Dame. OSU has yet to showcase its true potential, Venechanos said. “We talked about playing a fearless brand of lacrosse. We haven’t played our best lacrosse yet, but we’ve had a great week of practice. And if we just continue to be aggressive and be fearless, we can be successful,” she said. The Buckeyes have the some key individual pieces in place, but Cifarelli said success comes from the whole team working together to play the full game. “Our team is so dynamic, so just being able to play the full 60 minutes, just finishing every game and finishing every goal,” Cifarelli said. “We are so fast, our midfielders are always working so hard down the field, but I think now just practicing and knowing when to slow it down, we can limit our turnovers and win the games.”Venechanos said the Buckeyes’ first Big Ten game presents an opportunity to improve after losing to Notre Dame on Saturday.“Every time we step on to the field we want to be better. We are excited to always leave a mark. Our program has continued to get better and we are excited for these opportunities,” she said.The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Wolverines on Friday at 5 p.m. and Hofstra on Sunday at noon. read more

How are we letting trained jihadis back into the UK without knowing

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid take Sadiq Khan to task about why the security authorities do not appear to know where jihadis returning to the UK are located.Speaking on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday, the Mayor of London lends some blame to diminished police funding. He also says he’s too busy to get involved in a Twitter spat with US president Donald Trump.last_img

Army urged to do more after female veterans tell of sex assaults

Instead, they discovered 52 out of 100 women questions said they had been sexually assaulted while serving. Forward Assist, an organisation based in the North East of England, conducted a series of interviews with 100 female veterans expecting to find the greatest challenge they faced in civilian life was overcoming post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following recent conflicts. An Armed Services veterans’ charity is urging the Government to do more to protect female soldiers after a survey found more than half of women who had served in the RAF, Army or Navy were sexually assaulted. Meanwhile, 26 women claimed they had been physically assaulted, 66 said they were bullied and 49 of them admitted…

Manchester City midfielder David Silva set for City record

first_imgManchester City midfielder David Silva is set to break a club record during Monday’s Premier League game at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers, according to FourFourTwo.The Spanish playmaker will make his 267th Premier League appearance for the Citizens, surpassing the club record previously held by Joe Hart.City boss Pep Guardiola has also picked Gabriel Jesus in attack after the striker returned to form with a four-goal haul in the team’s 9-0 drubbing of Burton Albion in the EFL Cup semi-final first leg.Sergio Aguero, who has been suffering from illness, starts on the bench alongside Kevin De Bruyne, who’s easing his way into full fitness after playing only six league games so far this season.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…With Benjamin Mendy still out injured, Danilo starts at left-back with John Stones and Aymeric Laporte as the centre-backs and Kyle Walker on the right.Wolves manager Nuno Espirito-Santo makes two changes to the team that beat Liverpool 2-1 in the FA Cup, with Rui Patricio back between the sticks and Matt Doherty restored to the right-wing back position.last_img read more

Holiday Helping Risotto with Langostino

first_img(WSVN) – 7News Holiday Helping is back! In this edition Robbin Simmons is joined by her husband, Paolo and their children, Sienna and Alessio.Your donation will help Feeding South Florida feed hungry families right here in Miami-Dade and Broward.Click above to donate!Did you try this recipe out? Tell us what you think.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Newsweek Parents First Half Income Plummets

first_imgWPC attributed the first half declines in the magazine publishing division to an 18 percent decrease in advertising revenue and lower rates due to a reduction in rate base from 3.1 million to 2.6 million.In March, more than 110 staffers accepted what WPC called a “voluntary retirement program,” which had been offered to 150 employees. At Newsweek, the buyout expense was $29.2 million—$24.6 million recorded in the first quarter and $4.6 million in the second. Publisher PromotedIn other Newsweek news, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel and Girlfriend Getaways magazines publisher Nancy Telliho has been promoted to president of Newsweek Budget Travel, Inc., the company announced today. She served as publisher of Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel since October 2000.Telliho replaces Newsweek Budget Travel CEO Harold Shain, who is to retire from at the end of the year. Her appointment as president is effective immediately. The Washington Post Company—parent of Newsweek magazine—today reported first half 2008 net income of $36.5 million, plummeting 73 percent from $133.2 million during the same period in 2007. Revenue, however, was $2.1 billion, up 7 percent from the same period last year.WPC posted a net loss of $2.7 million for the second quarter 2008, compared to a net income of $68.8 million during the same period last year. Results for the second quarter included a $87.4 million charge related to the early retirement program offered at the WPC corporate, the Washington Post newspaper and at Newsweek.The magazine publishing division posted $116.1 million in revenue, down 14 percent from $134.7 million during the first half of 2007. Second quarter 2008 revenue was $62.7 million, a decrease of 15 percent from $73.4 million during the same period last year. The division posted an operating loss of $36 million for the first half, down from an operating income of $6.9 during the same period last year. It reported a $3.7 operating loss for the second quarter, down from an income of $12.9 during the same period last year.last_img read more