‘Minister’s comments against Lamanis a mistake’

first_imgPanaji: The deputy speaker of the Goa legislative Assembly and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Calangute, Michael Lobo, on Tuesday apologised for Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar’s comments against Lamanis, a nomadic tribal community, last week.Speaking to reporters, Mr. Lobo said Mr. Ajgaonkar had erred in making a statement that demanded banning Lamanis from Goa.He said, “I apologise on behalf of the party and the coalition parties in the BJP-led government. The Minister must consider apologising. It is up to him.”Mr. Ajgaonkar, who belongs to the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, a regional outfit, had said, “Outsiders who can uphold Goenkarponn [Goanness] should be allowed to stay, the rest should be ousted. Goa’s culture should be retained. Beggars and Lamanis should be stopped [from coming to the State]. A wrong message is sent because of them and the reputation of Goans is spoilt.”Lamanis, known for their colourful attire, are migrants from Karnataka and other southern States. They are predominantly involved in the seasonal tourism trade, and are usually seen selling trinkets, balloons, toys, and handmade clothes, on beaches.Mr. Lobo said while there is a need to control hawkers on popular beaches in the State, there was no reason for Mr. Ajgaonkar’s comments against the Lamani community. “I have already spoken to Mr. Ajgaonkar and told him that there was a mistake on his part. What he wanted to say was hawkers, but he said Lamanis instead.” The Tourism Minister’s comments had drawn criticism from Goa’s Lamani community, and from politicians in Karnataka.The North Goa police have said they neither have and nor would target any community in the State.last_img read more

More on the Science of Inequality

first_imgIt’s Already on File: How Administrative Records Can Help Assess Mobility Social mobility—children getting “at least as far as their old man got,” as singer Billy Joel once described it—is an important concept for social scientists who study economic inequality and opportunity. But collecting enough of the right data to draw meaningful conclusions is difficult. And applying those findings to public policy is even harder.Science’s Jeffrey Mervis explores the concept in the special issue on inequality out this week. But in reporting the story, Mervis realized there was a lot more to say. So he decided to take a look at four related subjects—how two prominent economists broke new ground, an explanation of a key metric called intergenerational elasticity (IGE), what previous surveys have taught us, and a push to make better use of administrative records. We hope these pieces will shine more light on the topic for readers.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)How Two Economists Got Direct Access to IRS Tax Records What Surveys Have Told Us About U.S. Social Mobilitycenter_img The IGE: Anatomy of a Mobility Scorelast_img read more

Ind vs SL Live Blog; Live cricket scores and commentary

first_imgPhew! India made a meal of this in the final overs of the first ODI between India and Sri Lanka from Hambantota on Saturday. Score | Photos Sangakkara played a wonderful knock and Thisara chipped in with a wonderful cameo. But, in the end, the asking rate was too much and Sri Lanka were always behind the eight ball. Malinga got some batting practice towards the end. Barring Irfan Pathan who bowled well, all the Indian bowlers were carted around. The Indian fielding was also very sloppy and they have a lot of work to do ahead of the second ODI.Ind vs SL: India 314/6 (Kohli 106, Sehwag 96) beat Sri Lanka 293/9 (Sangakkara 133; Irfan Pathan 2/37) by 21 runs10:45 pm | 49.6 overs: Umesh Yadav to Malinga, no run, India win by 21 runs, yorker length ball on the off stump, Malinga jams it hard to extra cover and he does not take the single, he is just walking to the other end as the fielder throws it to Dhoni, Malinga could have been run-out but Dhoni does not whip the bails off, good win this for India.49.6 Umesh Yadav to Malinga, no run, India win by 21 runs. 49.5 Umesh Yadav to Malinga, SIX, straight down the ground  49.4 Umesh Yadav to Malinga, FOUR, poor bowling this from Umesh, another short delivery that sits up nicely for Malinga on the stumps, he backs away and muscles the pull to the deep square leg fence  49.3 Umesh Yadav to Malinga, no run, Umesh comes round the wicket and bowls a short ball on middle, Malinga mistimes the pull to the leg side  49.2 Umesh Yadav to Malinga, SIX, oh boy, he has really hammered that, slow and short delivery outside off, Malinga fetches it from outside off stump and swats it crisply over the ropes at deep mid wicket  49.1 Umesh Yadav to Malinga, no run, full and slower delivery on middle, Malinga drills it to long on and he does not take the single advertisementRight, barring a massive miracle, India have sealed the deal. Umesh will bowl the final over. 10:38 pm | 39 overs: Sri Lanka require another 38 runs with 1 wicket and 6 balls remaining.Last man Nuwan Kulasekara, right handed bat, comes to the crease48.2 overs: WICKET! That’s the 9th one for SL. Irfan Pathan to Thisara Perera, out Caught by Virat Kohli!! That could be the end of the innings. Full ball on the stumps, Perera again clears the front leg and looks to launch it down the ground, he miscues it and Kohli at long on takes a simple catch. Thisara Perera c Virat Kohli b Irfan Pathan 44(28) [4s-3 6s-1] (SL 275/9 in 48.2 overs)  Lasith Malinga, right handed bat, comes to the crease 10:30 pm | 47.3 overs: WICKET! Umesh Yadav to Thisara Perera, out Herath Run Out!! 1 run completed. Wonderful fielding from Raina. Full ball just outside off, Perera clears the front leg and blasts it down to long off, Raina fumbles slightly and Herath decides to take the second run belatedly, Raina fires the throw at the bowler’s end, the ball bounces a couple of times before hitting the stumps, Herath is well short of the crease. Herath run out (Raina) 0(1) (SL 271/8 in 47.3 overs) Rangana Herath, left handed bat, comes to the crease 10:28 pm | 47.1 overs: WICKET! And Umesh gets rid of the man India wanted! Umesh Yadav to Sangakkara, out Bowled!! Umesh gets a massive wicket and that ends a fantastic knock. Sangakkara was walking to the off side as he looks to paddle it down to fine leg, but Umesh stays calm and bowls a full and straight delivery from round the wicket on leg stump, Sangakkara misses the paddle and the ball crashes into the leg stump. Sangakkara b Umesh Yadav 133(151) [4s-12] (SL 269/7 in 47.1 overs)10: 14 pm | 44.6 overs: Zaheer to Thisara Perera, FOUR, awesome shot from Perera, full ball and in the slot outside off, Perera clears the front leg and winds up to thrash it straight down the ground for a boundary, 14 runs in that over and this contest is very much alive. Sri Lanka are 254/6 at the stage with Sangakkara batting on 126 and Perera on 36.44.4 overs: Zaheer to Thisara Perera, FOUR, this is good batting here, a sharp bouncer from Zaheer on the stumps, Perera swivels and attempts the hook, takes the top edge and goes behind the keeper, rolls to the fine leg fence, that is also the fifty run partnership between these two.  10 00 pm | 41.6 overs: Ojha to Sangakkara, 2 runs, appeal for a run-out, fetches that from outside off stump, drags it wide of deep midwickt, a throw on the bounce from the deep, Dhoni collects and flips it onto the stumps, Sanga’s trying hard to make it back for the second, his bat appears to be on the line at the time that the bails are dislodged. It may just be on the line, and the umpire’s taking his time. A close call that, the angle from behind the stumps seems to give a clearer indication but since it’s a very close call, and not 100% conclusive, the benefit of the doubt has gone to the batsman. Not out, says the third umpire.advertisement9:50 pm | 40 overs: Sri Lanka are 203/6 with Sangakkara batting on 104 while new man Thisara Perera is on 6. Sanga is keeping the Indians a bay.9:45 pm | 38.6 overs: Century up for Sangakkara! A resolute one too. Ashwin to Sangakkara, 1 run, angled in on the pads, Sangakkara pushes it to long on to get to his 14th ODI century, it is his fifth against India, well played Sanga. His ton came off just 125 balls and included 9 boundaries.Thisara Perera, left handed bat, comes to the crease 9:42 pm | 38.2 overs: WICKET! Ashwin to Thirimanne, out Lbw!! Fine bowling this from Ashwin. This is the carrom ball and it skids through on middle and leg stump, Thirimanne is caught back on the crease as he tries to work it to the leg side, misses it and gets hit on the pads, Ashwin appeals and the umpire raises the finger to send Thirimanne back on his way. Thirimanne lbw b Ashwin 7(10) (SL 191/6 in 38.2 overs) .37.1 overs: Zaheer to Thirimanne, 3 runs, in the air but safe, shortish ball just outside off, Thirimanne looks to slog it over mid wicket, he swings too hard and the ball squirts off the outside edge and goes over Kohli, it rolls away to third man but Kohli puts in the slide and saves a runLahiru Thirimanne, left handed bat, comes to the crease. Two slips in place for Thirimanne. 9:35 pm | 35.2 overs: WICKET! Zaheer to Mathews, out Caught by Gambhir!! Clever bowling this from Zaheer. It was the knuckle ball and he lands it on a short of length, it kicks up from the deck outside off as Mathews makes room and looks to slash it over point, the ball hits the bat high on the splice and the miscued shot is safely taken at point by Gambhir. Mathews c Gambhir b Zaheer 7(17) (SL 172/5 in 35.2 overs) 9:10 pm | 32 overs: Drinks! Sri Lanka are 151/4 at the stage with Sangakkara holding fort on 70 while Mathews is batting on 4. Sri Lanka are still too far off the margin and need to score at 9.11 runs an over in order to overhaul the target of 315. India clearly have an edge here.9:00 pm | 30 overs: Sri Lanka are 137/4 at the stage with Kumar Sangakkara (60*) and new man Angelo Mathews (1*) in the middle.Angelo Mathews, right handed bat, comes to the crease8:54 pm | 28.3 overs: WICKET! Ojha to Mahela Jayawardene, out Lbw!! Mahela departs and Sri Lanka are in trouble here. The arm ball from Ojha and it goes straight on, Mahela lunges forward and attempts the paddle, misses it and gets hit on the pads, Ojha appeals and the finger is raised from umpire Oxenford, that ball pitched in line and would have hit off stump. Mahela Jayawardene lbw b Ojha 12(8) [4s-1] (SL 132/4 in 28.3 overs)advertisementMahela Jayawardene, right handed bat, comes to the crease. Sangakkara is holding fort amidst the ruins. 8:40 pm | 25.2 overs: WICKET! Umesh Yadav to Chandimal, out Caught by Dhoni!! Umesh gets a vital wicket. Good length ball outside off and it straightens, Chandimal gets forward and pushes at it from slightly away from the body, gets a thick outside edge that is taken by Dhoni. Chandimal c Dhoni b Umesh Yadav 13(19) [4s-1] (SL 117/3 in 25.2 overs) 8:38 pm | 24.5 overs: 50 up for Sanga! Ojha to Sangakkara, 2 runs, flatter ball just outside off, Sangakkara clips it to mid wicket and runs hard, takes a couple to get to his 73rd ODI fifty, well played by Sanga, 16th against India.8:30 pm | 22.6 overs: Ashwin to Chandimal, FOUR, superbly played by Chandimal, Ashwin bowls this on the pads and Chandimal thwacks it to deep backward square leg, he threaded the gap nicely there. That brings up the 100 for Sri Lanka. They still have a mountain to climb.8:20 pm | 20 overs: Sri Lanka are 88/2 at the stage with Kumar Sangakkara batting on 38 and new man in the middle, Dinesh Chandimal on 1. The run rate at the moment is a poor 4.40 while the require run rate has escalated to 7.56 runs an over – tough ask for the Lankans.Dinesh Chandimal, right handed bat, comes to the crease8:15 pm | 18.5 overs: WICKET! Ashwin to Tharanga, out Caught by Sehwag!! That’s a good catch by Sehwag! Ashwin built the pressure with some dot balls and gets his reward. Gets this to bounce and turn a bit, Tharanga looks for the cut and gets a thick edge, Dhoni tries to take but it goes off his gloves to 1st slip where Sehwag takes a sharp overhead catch. The partnership was beginning to grow in strength and has been broken at a right time. Tharanga c Sehwag b Ashwin 28(47) [4s-2] (SL 86/2 in 18.5 overs)8:00 pm | 15 overs: Sri Lanka are 68/1 at the stage with Tharanga (22*) and Sangakkara (25*) in the middle.7:40 pm | 10 overs: Sri Lanka are 41/1 at the stage with Tharanga (13*) and Sangakkara in the middle (11*). The two are batting steadily after the early loss in the form of Dilshan’s wicket.7:13 pm | 5 overs: Sri Lanka are 22/1 at the stage with opener Upul Tharanga (1*) and one-down batsman Kumar Sangakkara (5*) in the middle.Kumar Sangakkara, left handed bat, comes to the crease 6:56 pm | 1.2 overs: WICKET! And Pathan strikes early! Irfan Pathan to Dilshan, out Lbw!! He has given him! That didn’t look out initially but let’s have a look at the replays. Replays in, and I’m not convinced still. Pitched on length on middle and nipped in, Dilshan was rooted to the crease and hit high on the pads. I think that might have gone over the stumps, Dilshan can’t believe it but Irfan Pathan strikes early. Sehwag will be relieved.. Dilshan lbw b Irfan Pathan 6(6) [4s-1]  (SL 9/1 in 1.2 overs)0.3 overs: Zaheer to Dilshan, no run, catch dropped by Sehwag. The favour is returned. Dilshan dropped Sehwag on 0, Sehwag drops Dilshan on 4. Simplest of chances at 1st slip. Have to feel for Zak – bowled a perfect outswinger and got the outside edge, went at a comfortable height to Sehwag but he miraculously managed to spill it.6:45 pm | 0.1 over: Zaheer to Tharanga, no run, good start that for Zaheer! Perfect length and perfect channel just outside off, straightens after pitching and beats Tharanga’s pokeSRI LANKA INNINGS: Target 315INDIA INNINGS – 314/6 in 50 overs (Sehwag 96, Kohli 106; Perera 3/70) India will be happy with the effort. They’re playing after a long break but they didn’t look rusty at all. Gambhir fell early but Sehwag and Kohli put on a huge 150+ stand. Sehwag fell short of his century but Kohli carried on and got his 12th ODI ton.  Sri Lanka, on the other hand, were sloppy on the field throughout. They dropped catches, missed a few run out chances and looked tired on the field. They will have to show a lot more energy if they are to chase this down. Join us shortly for the chase.6:16 | 49.6 overs: INNINGS! Thisara Perera to Irfan Pathan, 1 run, another low full toss, Pathan whips it to deep mid wicket, ends the innings with a single. India post 314 – a massive total thanks to Virat Kohli’s ton and Sehwag impressive 96 at the top.  6:15 pm | 49.5 overs: Thisara Perera to Irfan Pathan, 2 runs, catch dropped and 2 runs added. Poor, poor stuff from Thirimanne. Pathan mishits the lofted shot to long on where Thirimanne drops a sitter. Perera is furious, he isn’t happy with that fielding effort 6:14 pm | 49.3 overs: Thisara Perera to Irfan Pathan, no run, a bump-ball! Perera on a hat-trick. They’re appealing for a caught and bowled. Was it a bump-ball? The umpires are checking with the TV umpire. Is it another hat-trick for Perera? No. It hit the pitch before it flew to Perera. Ravichandran Ashwin, right handed bat, comes to the crease 6:12 pm | 49.2 overs: WICKET! And Dhoni’s helicopter fails to clear the man at the boundary. Thisara Perera to Dhoni, out Caught by Thirimanne!! Another good catch! And suddenly, Perera is on a hat-trick. Full and straight, Dhoni tries the helicopter whip-lash again but doesn’t get enough power behind it, Dhoni c Thirimanne b Thisara Perera 35(29) [4s-3 6s-1] (IND 307/6 in 49.2 overs) Irfan Pathan, left handed bat, comes to the crease6:10 pm | 49.1 overs: WICKET! Raina falls in the last over of the innings. Thisara Perera to Raina, out Caught by (sub)Senanayake!! Good catch that but Raina will be unhappy to miss out on a scoring opportunity. It was a full toss and Raina tried to heave it over the on side, mistimed it completely and hit it high towards mid wicket, Raina c (sub)Senanayake b Thisara Perera 50(45) [4s-3 6s-1] (IND 307/5 in 49.1 overs)6:07 pm | 48.3 overs: 50 up for Raina! Malinga to Raina, 1 run, missed run out! And it nearly injured Raina as well! Amidst all this, Raina has got to his FIFTY.5:55 pm | 46.1 overs: Malinga to Raina, SIX, they can get more than 300 if Raina continues to bat like that. That’s the first 6 of the match. In the slot for him and he lofts it over long on, 92 meters says the official reading. Big hit indeed.5:50 pm | 45 overs: India are 260/4 at the stage with Suresh Raina (30*) and MS Dhoni (14*) in the middle.MS Dhoni, right handed bat, comes to the crease 5:23 pm | 39.6 overs: WICKET! And Virat Kohli falls on the last ball of Perera’s over and that ends a brilliant knock from Kohli – yet another century for him – that’s this 12th one in ODIs. Thisara Perera to Virat Kohli, out Caught by (sub)Senanayake!! Gone now! Good bowling by Perera – he bowls a slow, loopy leg cutter and invites Kohli to go for the big shot, Kohli obliges and tries to drive it over extra cover but doesn’t get the elevation. Senanayake is sharp and takes a good overhead catch. Virat Kohli c (sub)Senanayake b Thisara Perera 106(113) [4s-9] (IND 228/4 in 39.6 overs)Stats: Kohli’s ton came off his 106 balls and was decorated with nine fours.5:13 pm | 37.4 overs: Malinga to Virat Kohli, 1 run, there it is! 12th ODI CENTURY for Virat Kohli. Drives a fullish ball to sweeper cover and gets there with a single, that’s his 4th ton against Sri Lanka – he loves batting against them. Removes his helmet and raises his bat to the cheers. He’s happy, and not angry. Good to see.  5:05 pm | 35.5 overs: Mathews to Raina, no run, Mathews is pleading for an lbw but I guess that pitched outside leg. 5:00 pm | 35 overs: India are 194/3 at the stage with Kohli batting on 84 and new man in the middle Suresh Raina on 1.4:56 pm | 33.6 overs: WICKET! And Rohit falls on the very over in which the Lankans took the bowling Powerplay! Mathews to Rohit Sharma, out Bowled!! Timbah! Rohit Sharma can be a bit lazy at the start of his innings and Mathews has hit the top of off stump with one that nipped in. Rohit was stuck on the crease and a bit late in bringing his bat down and that proved to be his downfall. Angelo is all smiles and Sri Lanka are fighting back. Rohit Sharma b Mathews 5(8) (IND 191/3 in 33.6 overs).4:52 pm | 33 overs: India are 187/2 at the stage with Kohli on 80 and new man Rohit Sharma on 3. Sri Lanka decide to take bowling Powerplay. A good move with Sharma still new to the crease.Rohit Sharma, right handed bat, comes to the crease 4:43 pm | 31.3 overs: WICKET! Run out and Sehwag falls 4 short of his ton! Poor decision there was absolutely no need for a risky single there. Thisara Perera to Virat Kohli, out Sehwag Run Out!! Expect Sehwag to commit harakiri and he does just that. There was no way he could’ve got a single as the ball was played to the left of the bowler who turned around and hit direct at Sehwag’s end. Sehwag run out (Thisara Perera) 96(97) [4s-10] (IND 180/2 in 31.3 overs).4:37 pm | 30 overs: India are cruising along on 130/1 at the stage with Sehwag batting on 95 and Kohli on 67.4:35 pm | 29.2 overs: Thisara Perera to Sehwag, 2 runs, worst cricket all around. To start off Sehwag played a lazy pull and a lazier effort from Malinga running in from fine leg.4:30 pm | 29.1 overs: Thisara Perera to Sehwag, FOUR, lot of room for Sehwag to play his favorite cut shot. Slashed away over point and beat third man comfortably. Moves into the nineties now.4:18 pm | 25 overs: India are 135/1 at the stage with both Sehwag and Kohli way past their half-tons.4:10 pm | 22.4 overs: 50 up for Kohli as well. Herath to Virat Kohli, 1 run, driven to long off, and that brings up 22nd ODI fifty for Virat Kohli. His amazing dream run continues in ODIs – this is his 5th successive score of 50 or more in the shorter format of the game.4:00 pm | 20 overs: India are 104/1 at the stage with Virender Sehwag (56*) and Virat Kohli (41*) batting steadily against the Sri Lankans.3:56 pm | 18.6 overs: Herath to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag spoils the good work done earlier in the over by Herath, that’s bowled flat and short on middle and he paddles it really fine, short fine gives chase but can’t drag it back in, 100 up for India.3:50 pm | 16.6 overs: 50 up for Sehwag. Herath to Sehwag, 1 run, gets to his 38th ODI fifty with a calm drive to long on. His 6th against Sri Lanka and though this has been Sehwag’s best knock, he has gutsed it out. Raises his bat to his mates. India are 89/1 at the stage.3:40 pm | 15 overs: Drinks! India are 75/1 at the stage with Virender Sehwag (42*) and Virat Kohli (28*) in the middle.14.4 overs: Perera to Sehwag, 1 run, appeal for lbw, Sehwag did move across to whip it square, short of a good length, got a thin inside edge, they scramble a quick single.3:20 pm | 10.4 overs: DROPPED! Perera to Kohli, no run, dropped, but this was a really difficult chance, Thisara was in his follow through, Kohli pushed one uppishly to the left of the bowler and he dived to his left, stuck out his left hand, but just couldn’t hold on.3:18 pm | 10.2 overs: Thisara Perera to Sehwag, no run, Kula came charging forward and seemed to have pulled off a blinder at mid off. But the replays proved inconclusive and the Benefit of Doubt went to Sehwag.Has Sehwag holed out? He isn’t walking. What a catch by Kula at mid off. Replays show that it may have bounced in front of Kula. Tony Greig on air has already declared it out. But his opinion doesn’t matter. What matters is the opinion of the TV umpire who has been called into play. Amidst all this Kula immediately went to ground after catching the ball, he might have pulled his hammy. He was holding his left leg. The TV umpire is taking a lot of looks at the replays which generally means one thing – the BOD will go to Sehwag. Will it be the same this time as well? Not-out is the decision and in the end the right call has been made. 3:15 pm | 10 overs: India are 45/1 at the stage with opener Virender Sehwag, who is making a comeback, and vice-captain Virat Kohli in the middle. Mathews to Virat Kohli, no run, full outside off, Virat Kohli drives well and finds cover. 2:55 pm | 4.6 overs: India are 18/1 at the stage with Sehwag and Kohli in the middle. Nuwan Kulasekara to Virat Kohli, no run, solid forward defence to end the over from Virat Kohli. Harsha Bhogle tweets: oh dear, absolutely nobody in hambantota… evening descends maybe….?Virat Kohli, right handed bat, comes to the crease  2: 45 | 2.2 overs: WICKET! And the opener walks… Nuwan Kulasekara to Gambhir, out Bowled!! Dilshan will be a happy man. After nearly being run-out last ball, Gambhir falls to the next one. Bowled around his legs. Exposed his leg stump as he tried to flick, it hit the pad and then ricocheted onto the stumps. Not a great delivery, but a wicket is a wicket. A soft one at that and India are 7/1 in the third over. Gambhir b Nuwan Kulasekara 3(6) (IND 7/1 in 2.2 overs)  2:35 pm | 0.6 overs: Nuwan Kulasekara to Sehwag, no run, big inswinger, drifting down leg, catches Sehwag on the pad who missed his flick. India are 2/0 at the stage. A regulation start there.Kohli: The break was good. It was good to get away from the game after a long season. We didn’t have the best of tours in England and Australia so the break was much needed. I’ve been preparing the same way as I did before, so nothing much has changed. I don’t like to throw away my wicket – that’s something I learnt, batting at the number 3 position. I just go out there and analyse my game according to the wicket and the situation. I don’t think about my batting when I’m waiting in the pavilion. I start thinking about it only when I walk in to bat. It is not going to be easy for us, hopefully we can start the series on a winning note.  Teams:  Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara(w), Mahela Jayawardene(c), Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath India (Playing XI): Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni(w/c), Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Pragyan Ojha, Umesh Yadav Mahela: It has been a tough season for us but the boys are working really hard. The results have come our way so the boys are confident. We should try and match India in the energy level despite having a busy season so far. The youngsters have played a part in our successes so a lot of things to look forward to in the series. Jeevan Mendis goes out, Herath comes in. Dhoni: I’ve been practising tosses during the off days so it’s good to win a toss! It looks a good pitch, it looks hard but not as hard as the practice wickets that we got. The breeze may be a factor as well. We’ll bat first. We want Pathan to play – he will be an all-rounder and both Ojha and Ashwin are playing as well. 2:00 pm | India have won the toss and elected to batlast_img read more

Review cases of youths involved in stone-pelting,before Eid:CM

first_imgSrinagar, July 4 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today asked the Home Department to review before Eid the cases of the youth lodged in various jails on charges of stone-pelting to afford them an opportunity to rebuild their careers.A committee comprising Director General of Police, Director General of Prisons and Principal Secretary Home will review the cases of all the youth under-trials lodged in various jails on charges of stone-pelting to give them an opportunity to live as productive citizens, she said while chairing a high-level meeting here this morning regarding bringing about Reforms in J&K s Prisons.Mehbooba also asked Director General of Police K Rajendra Kumar to take up the matter regarding deportation of a mentally challenged Pakistani national to his country who is lodged in a jail in the state for having inadvertently crossed the LoC.”Why has been the person kept in jail for so long, when he is not only deaf and dumb, but mentally deranged also,” she asked saying the state and its law enforcing agencies should not be seen acting in such a callous manner and be more humane in their approach.Stressing the need for review and upgradation of the Jail Manual in the State, the Chief Minister said the review, which is already over due, should be aimed at making the prisons “centres of reformation” and not the places of punishment.She also called for identification of alternate site in the periphery of Srinagar city for shifting of Central Jail from its existing location in Kathidarwaza area of the Shahr-e-Khaas.advertisementShe asked Director General of Prisons to coordinate with the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir for identification of an alternate site and come up with a report within seven days.Mehbooba said once the Central Jail Srinagar is shifted, the existing establishment in the Old City could be converted into a multi-utility recreational-cum-sports facility while some part could be also developed as an exclusive Handicrafts Promotion Centre.She said directions have already been given regarding identification of suitable land in Jammu also for shifting of the Central Jail from the core area of the city.Stressing the need for imparting skill training to the jail inmates, the Chief Minister said the government would bring the jails under the purview of the integrated Skill Development Mission. PTI MIJ RCJ RG RCJlast_img read more

Inzamam-ul-Haq blasts Alastair Cook over comments on Mohammad Amir

first_imgPakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq doesn’t seem to be happy with Alastair Cook’s comments on pacer Mohammad Amir. The England captain had hinted Amir will have to face ‘consequences’ in the form of a hostile reception when he plays the first Test at Lord’s from July 14.Miffed with the remark, Inzamam asked, “”How would the England captain feel if they were in Pakistan and our captain made a similar statement about some player?”The veteran Pakistan cricketer added Amir was a real threat to England and that the English players are trying to put him under pressure.’AMIR CAN BE A MATCH-WINNER’ “I see this as the start of a campaign to start pressuring Amir. Because not only England but even Australia and South Africa see him as a threat. And he can be a match-winner in England,” Inzamam said on Geo Channel.The chief selector said he would advise Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq to take some steps to counter this pressure.”I think it would be a good idea if Amir was not made to field at the boundaries because he will then face hostile comments and remarks. It is best to keep him away from the crowd at the start,” he said.”But to me there is sympathy for Amir in England and the best way he can answer is to perform in the series and I am confident he can do it,” said the former captain.’TEAM WILL DO WELL’ Inzamam conceded that it had been a tough job for him to select the Pakistan squad for England.advertisement”There was pressure on me because I had not seen much first class cricket and whatever cricket I saw was on television. And it was my first assignment as chief selector.But we have tried to select the best possible squad and I am pretty sure they will do well,” he said.’CONTROVERSY-FREE TOUR’ The veteran of 120 Tests stated that he was hopeful that with the sort of preparations made for the England tour it would be a controversy free series unlike 2006 and 2010.”I am confident we have the management to handle things well and this will be a controversy-free tour,” he said.He, however, conceded that the series would be a tough one for Pakistan as they were playing outside Asia for the first time in three years and England had been very dangerous at home.Inzamam also said in the fitness Tests conducted before the England tour in the boot camp in Kabul and then in Lahore, the team’s trainer was pretty satisfied with the situation.”But there is no doubt that our players need to work harder on their fitness if Pakistan is to compete with other teams.”He also spoke about the decision to drop batsmen Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal for the England tour.”Their performance was okay but they had disciplinary issues and they need to improve their discipline. I went by the captain and coach reports and I am pretty sure they will comeback if they improve their discipline.”last_img read more



Report: Sevilla 3 Liverpool 3

first_imgSevilla 3 Liverpool 3: Klopp’s side fail to survive Spanish inquisition Rob Lancaster Last updated 1 year ago 05:52 11/22/17 Ben Yedder_cropped Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images Roberto Firmino scored twice but Liverpool suffered a second-half meltdown to draw with Group E rivals Sevilla. Liverpool missed the chance to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League as they let slip a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 with Sevilla.Roberto Firmino scored twice – the Brazilian breaking the deadlock inside two minutes – and Sadio Mane also found the net as Jurgen Klopp’s side coasted into 3-0 half-time lead in the battle between the top two in Group E.However, a second-half meltdown, triggered by two mistakes from former Sevilla defender Alberto Moreno, saw Liverpool let a seemingly certain victory slip from their grasp. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Wissam Ben Yedder struck twice after the break, heading home a free-kick before converting a penalty, as Sevilla fought back valiantly against the same opponents they defeated in the 2016 Europa League final.The visitors looked set to hold firm through to the final whistle until Guido Pizarro popped up with an injury-time equaliser, leaving the group still in the balance with one more round of games to play.GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL! WE’VE DONE IT!@guido19pizarro has given us a miracle comeback #SevillaFC 3-3 @LFC— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) November 21, 2017With Maribor grabbing a late equaliser against Spartak Moscow in the early kick-off, Liverpool’s task was clear – win and they would not only be in the knockout stages for the first time since the 2008-09 season but also assured of topping the table.Their task was meant to be a tough one, considering their opponents had not lost in front of their own fans since a 3-1 reverse against Juventus at the same stage of the competition last year, yet they stunned Sevilla by racing into a 3-0 first-half lead.They scored two almost-identical goals from left-wing corners delivered by Philippe Coutinho, Firmino on hand at the back post to turn home Georginio Wijnaldum’s flick-on and break the deadlock after just 88 seconds.The Brazilian was also heavily involved in Liverpool’s second, this time getting his head to Coutinho’s out-swinging delivery to tee up the late-arriving Mane.Sevilla, who had seen Nolito hit a post and Ben Yedder shoot narrowly wide when the score was still 1-0, were undone by a long ball for Firmino’s second of the game.Dejan Lovren’s punt out of defence saw Mane burst clear down the left and although Sergio Rico saved his attempt, the grateful Firmino was on hand to tap the rebound into an unguarded net. 3 – Liverpool have let a three-goal lead slip in a competitive match for the first time since May 2014 against Crystal Palace in the Premier League (also 3-3). Comeback.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 21, 2017At that stage, Liverpool seemed to be coasting. However, the team who played with pace and purpose before the break failed to make a re-appearance for the second half, leading to an uncomfortable conclusion.The hosts grabbed the early goal they needed to raise hopes of an unlikely recovery, Moreno’s needless foul out wide enabling Ben Yedder to nod in the influential Ever Banega’s right-wing free-kick.Liverpool’s left-back was also guilty of giving away the spot-kick for Sevilla’s second, compounding his initial error of letting the ball slip through his legs by tripping Ben Yedder, who sent Loris Karius the wrong way twice after his initial attempt was ruled out for encroachment.Klopp reacted to the onslaught by taking the shell-shocked Moreno out of the firing line, sending on James Milner to play in a position he occupied so regularly last season.The change appeared to help solidify a shaky defence until Pizarro pounced from a corner in added time, turning home an equaliser that means Liverpool have to wait until they host Spartak to secure a place in the next round. Key Opta stats:- The Reds have scored the same number of goals in their last three Champions League games (13) as they did in their previous 14 matches in the competition combined.- In the two games between these sides in the Champions League this season, Liverpool have attempted more than twice as many shots as Sevilla (37 v 18) but scored the same number of goals (5).- This result means that Premier League clubs are now unbeaten in six successive Champions League matches against teams from La Liga (W2 D4 L0).- Roberto Firmino has now been involved in seven goals in five Champions League appearances this season for Liverpool (five goals, two assists).- Roberto Firmino’s opening goal came after 01:28 – their second-fastest goal in Champions League history; one second slower than Florent Sinama-Pongolle’s in September 2005 at Real Betis (01:27). read morelast_img read more

Gareth Southgate backs Stones and Barkley after errors against Netherlands

first_imgNations League Kyle Walker’s own goal after Stones – one Premier League start since the first week in April – was caught in possession by Memphis Depay, then Barkley’s poorly placed back-pass, ensured England ended up conceding three goals in a competitive match for the first time since losing 4-1 to Germany in Bloemfontein at the 2010 World Cup. “We have to play out better, but I don’t think it’s a case of stopping what we are doing,” Southgate said. “The Dutch pressed really well, and we weren’t quite as sharp in some of our decision making.“I’m asking my defenders to play in a way that puts them under huge pressure at the back. If we didn’t play that way, we wouldn’t have got to the semi-finals we’ve got to in the last year, and we’d never progress to being a top team. But we made too many mistakes in our final third, partly as a result of their pressure but also by errors by us. When you’re fatigued mistakes happen and the mistakes were from passes our players can play with no problem.“I have to support John because he’ll get horrible criticism for that mistake but he and Harry Maguire take huge strain on their shoulders and are incredibly courageous to do that. We didn’t lose because of how we want to play. The errors were uncharacteristic really, and not errors we’d normally make. It wasn’t risk. It was poor execution and fatigue, certainly with the last one, because Ross had just gone down with cramp moments before.“We have some players who, at the end of the season, found it difficult in terms of the amount of minutes they were getting on the pitch, and others who experienced the complete opposite.“I think fatigue has played a part, as well as a lack of match sharpness. I can’t overreact. I have to support them in what is a difficult moment for everybody. This is incredibly painful for my players but we’ll be stronger for our experiences.”Southgate accepted the decision to disallow Lingard’s late goal as “fine margins” but it deflated England at a moment when their energy was running low”. Topics Gareth Southgate has thrown his support behind John Stones and Ross Barkley and insisted his team will continue to play the ball out short from the back after dreadful errors in extra time condemned England to their latest semi-final defeat to the Netherlands.Sloppy mistakes in the added half-hour, with England still struggling to recover from the VAR ruling out a potential winner from Jesse Lingard for offside, cost Southgate’s team a Nations League defeat that bore similarities to the outcome against Croatia in the last four at the 2018 World Cup. A half-time lead had been surrendered again, with the Dutch dominating the ball and eventually capitalising on cataclysmic defensive mistakes. England Read more “We thought it was going to be a winner but things didn’t go our way,” said Harry Kane, one of the squad’s seven Champions League finalists who started the match on the bench. “We know we made mistakes, sloppy mistakes giving the ball away, but that’s part of learning as a team.“We take that on the chin because that’s the way we want to play. We’re disappointed but every disappointment we have to learn from and get better.”Southgate was quick to condemn those travelling supporters who had caused mayhem on the streets of nearby Porto on Wednesday night. “The saddest thing for me is we have thousands upon thousands of fans who come here and support us brilliantly, and have the ability to enjoy themselves without causing offence to anyone or creating problems wherever they go, and then we have a group who are an embarrassment,” he said, echoing the Football Association’s statement from earlier in the day.“As an Englishman, they’re not supporters of the team. They reflect so poorly on us as a country. We don’t associate ourselves with them at all.” Read more Gareth Southgate Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger England extra-time misery after John Stones’ blunder lets in Netherlands Netherlands Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on Pinterest Frenkie de Jong writes Netherlands script while Stones fluffs his lines news Share on WhatsApp Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Pogba ‘in the process’ of leaving Man Utd, says agent

first_imgMino Raiola has revealed that he is “in the process” of ensuring Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United for pastures new this summer.Pogba has been the subject of transfer rumours since the summer window opened, and is reportedly a target for former club Juventus as well as Real Madrid.The 26-year-old was the Red Devils’ top-scorer across all competitions last season, netting 16 goals from midfield in a disappointing season for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare The France international has his sights set on a move away from Old Trafford this summer however, and news comes just two days before the club’s pre-season trip to Australia.Speaking to The Times, Raiola said: “Everyone within the club from the manager to the owner knows Paul’s wishes.“Everyone knows the willingness of Paul to move on. We are in the process of that. Everyone knows what the feelings of Paul are.”Despite the Red Devil’s pre-season trip to Australia fast approaching, Raiola would not be drawn on whether the midfielder would be joining his team-mates.“I cannot tell you anything. I live day by day,” he added.Pogba has proved to be a divisive figure since returning to the Premier League in August 2016, when he became a world-record signing from Juventus at £89 million ($111m).He enjoyed the highest-scoring season of his career at Old Trafford in 2018/19, netting 10 more goals than in the previous season and seven more than in his debut season with the club.At Juventus, Pogba reached double figures in terms of goals in his final two seasons in Turin with 10 across all competitions in both campaigns.Since returning to the club with whom he spent his youth career however, the 26-year-old has not struggled to grab headlines no matter the quality of his performances.Rumours of a move away were given new life earlier today as Pogba was absent from Manchester United training, after he was given time off by manager Solskjaer.His contract with the club is set to expire in 2021, and the player himself admitted in June that it “could be a good time to have a new challenge.”last_img read more

The 60th Annual Okmulgee Invitational Rodeo & Festival: A Visual Essay

first_imgBeards are rare in this heat. It takes commitment to look so handsome.Crabs in a bucket. These beasts are institutionalized. Ankole-Watusi: a distinctive, long-horned breed of cattle native to Africa.Horses roasting in the 105° heat graciously accept a cool spray down. East Side Riding Club The cowboy Bailey is a legend of sorts, mastering all rodeo events with the exception of calf roping, as he didn’t have the stomach for it. He’s a lover of animals. The rodeo this year almost went on without him, as one of his cows prolapsed her uterus while giving birth. He stitched her back up and waited for her appetite to return, which happened this very morning. “All of this is about the girls. I met a gal, a reporter from Paris, France. I came off that horse and she wanted to take me home with her. I couldn’t leave my cows.”Riders are in an amiable mood now, but in a moment they’ll be in the mud, steeped in speedy chaos.Daryl saddles his horse ahead of the competition. Today he is in no mood to chat.A boy is scolded by his father for getting in the way of a rider. Discipline is essential lest he be absorbed in the ruckus.In this heat, water is frighteningly relevant.Hazer and Bulldogger are a team pitted against a single steer, whose only advantage is a head start and a blunted set of horns. The hazer keeps the steer straight, the bulldogger anticipates his move.Launching from his horse at full speed, the bulldogger encompasses the steer, wrestling it to the ground.When it’s supine, the clock stops and the steer trots unharmed back to its pen. It all lasts less than 6 seconds.He was working hard with his daddy, making sure order was maintained and the beasts remembered their place.“Are ya’ll gonna win?” “For sure!” “Yessir” “I mean there’s good teams, but we’re the fastest” They didn’t place. Hubris is what matters in America.When making a portrait of a cowboy, you should always be lower than them. This way the viewer of the photo is staring up at the subject, making them appear heroic. I found a hole in the fence of one of holding pens and laid in it on the ground. The horses would come startlingly close to kicking me in the face.A young girl getting her hair braided outside the Jackpot steer wrestling event. “You should take a photo after I’m done.” “How long will it take you?” “About 4 hours.” I sympathize with her head. I’ve been in that position, my sister pulling my hair into corn rows, raking that orange comb across my raw scalp.I stumbled over my words, “She’s precious, who’s baby is that?” “Mine” the daughter said, confused, “I had her.” I suddenly felt very ignorant.“I’d rather be hot than cold.”I spotted these two gentlemen from about a quarter mile away and tore off running to catch them in front of the Orpheum. Rather than fleeing from the wild, sweaty, dust-covered man running at them with a camera out of an alley, they greeted me with the warmest smiles. Walter Pam and riding club.This plume of dark smoke from a pile of burning trash drifts ominously across the horizon for miles.An Impala in front of the American Legion on Main Street.Cowboy smileYoung lady sits in the bed of her mama’s truck.Robert Crift lives less than a mile from the house where I grew up in Kansas City, KS. His hands are 12 grit, mine are diaphanous as dragonfly wings. His club, Down to Earth Riders, teaches young gang members the cowboy life. I ask him what I need to get started riding. He says I’ll need a $7,500 stallion like Summertime here, a couple of acres of land, a stable, food, and riding lessons.I don’t know if this was a joke. Little man was left on this horse by his brother. When the horse became restless and stomped the ground, the woman in the front got in his brother’s ass.“We’re racing the Pony Express.” I assumed he meant on a team currently not present. I was mistaken — she was the only female and the only white in the entire competition. When she enters the stadium the announcer squawks “and here’s a pretty little lady . . .” This is quite possibly the most inaccurate description of a human I’ve ever heard.I picked the wrong place to be a vegetarian. Fried chicken taunts me at every turn.Hiding out under the bleachers to escape the sun and discuss strategy.Gorgeous white horse in the perfect golden hour light. I’m not sure if she’s vain or luring me in for a kick to the sternum.Champions ride saddles commemorating the year and occasion of their victory. This is the best saddle they own, usually, worth around $1,800.“Let me get your photo” He takes his Swisher Sweet out of his mouth and palms it. “Well, I wanted a photo of you with the cigar.” He puts it back in and chuckles. The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana Every year, people from all over flock to the rural Eastern Oklahoma town of Okmulgee for a weekend of calf roping, bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, and much more. Started in 1956, the Okmulgee Invitational Rodeo & Festival is billed as the oldest predominantly black rodeo in the country, and one of the longest running rodeos in the state of Oklahoma. The Manual’s Creative Director, Ivan McClellan, was lucky enough to attend the 60th Annual Okmulgee Invitational Rodeo & Festival on August 7th and 8th. Ivan, being the creative sort, snapped many exquisite photos of the attendees, participants, and festivities. What follows is a collection of these photos, complete with Ivan’s profound and often hilarious comments.A man and his horse walk across the field to relieve competition stress and seek reprieve from the heat.Daryl Jackson has traveled over 50,000 miles this year competing in steer wresting competitions. He tells me about The Jackpot, an event on a ranch down the road. Winning at the rodeo will earn you a purse of $1200. At the Jackpot you can take home $7,000-$10,000. “People say you must be crazy to bulldog — I say riding a motorcycle down the highway is crazy. It’s all your perspective.” The riders’ entrance into the ring is as much preparation as it is theater. Horses prance and huff, licked wet with sweat. The riders are heroic, at least in posture, each with their own style of puffery.Rounding the barrel is where the action is. They skim the corners, shoulders parallel to the ground, hip to hip with their competitor. If your speed is true, your teammate’s open hand awaits the baton. If you lose focus, you and your falling horse are fodder for the croaking commentator. Bright crimson Chevy Impala on 26′ rims so bright it sears your pupils. Not shown: 4 young men inside.“R.I.P Clifton Po-Boy Hawkins.”Patriots. Gentlemen. Warriors.As the gloaming fades, the insects take over. Exotic, mindless critters created by Monsanto and seared by halogen. A boy learns from his daddy. Riding, roping, manners, integrity, husbandry. Without a father, boys are left to cobble a heritage together themselves. This is the difference between them and me.center_img Editors’ Recommendations Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Men The race is a wild affair. Crazed horses beating the mud, driven by their horseman. Hats and shirt tails flying, baton in fist like a standard. The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens I saw the middle and high school-aged girls in the “Pink Diamonds” shirts and cut offs earlier in the day and assumed they would be doing some mediocre choreography in the parade later. They walked down main street behind their teams cream-colored Cadillac rattling “Whip/Nae Nae” from the open trunk full of beats. I put my camera up and on cue they began to vigorously twerk. Someone behind me shouted “Ya’ll better work! I know what you can do” The girls on the side shook the crowd down for cash. I felt embarrassed and put my camera away. All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked The speakers cut out and a single voice picked up the refrain, followed by a smattering of men, then the entire audience. Why one voice gets the honor of squawking this song instead of the entire rawkus crowd is beyond me.This young rider was undressed, and flatly nervous. He received no mercy from the crowd or the crowing announcer. “Looks like somebody forgot he had a race today.” He caught the baton and tried when his turn came. He’ll improve next year, I’m sure. Runners, Say Goodbye to Chafing with Path Projects Running Shortslast_img read more

Pork Products Safe for Nova Scotians

first_imgNova Scotians can feel secure about the safety of their food, including pork products. “The provincial food safety inspection system has an exceptional track record, and monitoring is even more vigilant during the H1N1 virus outbreak,” said Mark Parent, Minister of Agriculture. “The department will continue working with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and our provincial and territorial counterparts to monitor hog herds and to encourage producers to maintain strict disease prevention measures.” While influenza viruses are commonly detected in pigs, humans cannot get the virus from eating pork. The transfer of influenza from live pigs to humans is rare and usually involves close contact with sick animals. The federal, provincial and territorial governments continue to follow a highly precautionary approach to minimize potential human and animal health risks. In response to the detection of the H1N1 flu virus in a swine herd in Alberta, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is asking veterinarians and producers to increase their biosecurity measures to limit any risks to animal health. “The safety of the food supply is not affected,” said Mike Horwich, Director of Food Protection. “Influenza viruses do not affect the safety of pork. As with any raw meat, pork should always be properly handled and cooked to eliminate a range of food safety concerns.” Proper cooking of pork products will kill influenza viruses. Make sure pork is cooked through, not pink in the middle. Use a food thermometer to confirm pork has been heated through to 71 degrees Celsius (160 degrees Fahrenheit). More information is available at .last_img read more

New Brunswick Tories pressing ahead with preparations for governmentHiggs

first_imgFREDERICTON – New Brunswick’s Progressive Conservative leader says he will make preparations this week to form a government ready to assume power once the Tories are called on to do so.Blaine Higgs told reporters Tuesday that he will meet with the Tory caucus to discuss who would take on cabinet roles and how a Higgs government would proceed.“I want New Brunswickers to be reassured we are ready to govern and we are moving forward in a real and substantive way,” said Higgs.Continuing to apply pressure to his Liberal opponents in the wake of the tight Sept. 24 election in which his party squeaked out a one-seat margin, Higgs again called on Premier Brian Gallant to abandon plans to proceed to a throne speech this month in a bid to hold on to power.“Is Mr. Gallant really going to go through the spectacle of delivering a throne speech?” said Higgs. “Is he fighting to the bitter end in a battle he can’t win, all with the hopes of changing the results handed down by New Brunswickers?”Higgs said Gallant is stalling in the hopes that someone will cross the floor to the Liberal ranks, adding that’s not about to happen because “the numbers don’t add up.”He noted that Gallant updated his cabinet last week.“You will notice that none of my members are in it. That means he still doesn’t have the numbers he needs to pass a vote of confidence in the house.”Higgs said Gallant is not putting the province’s needs ahead of his political ambition, and is leaving residents “confused, uncertain and in some cases downright angry.”“While Mr. Gallant pretends all is well, New Brunswickers aren’t buying it,” he said. “I’m certainly not buying it.”The party also said it is preparing a new legal challenge of results in the Saint John Harbour riding, which they lost to the Liberals by 10 votes. They have previously alleged that about 40 voters cast their ballots twice in the district.“We continue to have concerns with the elections procedures in Saint John Harbour and we are in the process of preparing what, we anticipate, will be a further court application in this case,” party lawyer Kelly VanBuskirk said in an email.Following vote recounts last week in Saint John Harbour and two other ridings, the election outcome remains at 22 seats for the Progressive Conservatives and 21 for the Liberals. The Green party and the People’s Alliance each have three seats.The Liberals dismissed Higgs’ assertions on Tuesday.Liberal Jean-Claude D’Amours, who won the riding of Edmundston-Madawaska-Centre, said the Liberals are acting in a legitimate way, having been invited by the province’s lieutenant governor to see if they can form a government.“I think the reality is it’s Mr. Higgs who doesn’t have at this point the numbers that he pretends,” he said. “On our side we are just following the real procedure. We will open the assembly no later than Oct. 23.”D’Amours also rejected Higgs’ notion that the political uncertainty is hurting the province’s economy.“When we took power four years ago in New Brunswick we inherited a huge deficit. We reversed the situation … and we have governed very well, so we have to make sure that we keep the stability of the province.”He said the Liberals are continuing discussions with the Green Party to see if there is a way to make the legislature work.Higgs said the Progressive Conservatives have no formal agreements with the third parties, including the right-of-centre People’s Alliance, but the party is devising a “legislative document” that would describe how the legislature and its committees would function should the Tories form government.“That’s in draft format right now but we’ll complete that this week and the intent would be to share that with all leaders,” he said. “It’s to give us an operating guideline to make the legislative process more functional.”– By Keith Doucette in Halifaxlast_img read more

Classaction lawsuit filed over Marriott data breach

first_imgGREENBELT, Md. — A group of class-action law firms has filed the largest-to-date lawsuit related to hotel chain Marriott’s data breach.The Daily Record reports that Marriott International Inc. is being sued by 176 plaintiffs from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in federal court. The world’s largest hotel chain confirmed late last year that hackers compiled stolen data from reservation systems used by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. for four years.Marriott said last week that around 383 million guests were affected.The plaintiffs assert Starwood and Marriott failed to identify the breach and notify those affected in a timely manner. Plaintiffs’ attorneys say Marriott should have discovered the breach during its acquisition of Starwood in 2016.The report didn’t include a response from Marriott.___Information from: The Daily Record of Baltimore, http://www.thedailyrecord.comThe Associated Presslast_img read more

Over 3 Million People March In Rabat to Protest UN Chief

Rabat – More than three million people marched on Sunday in Rabat to protest against the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s statements on the Western Sahara issue.Participants, who came from all the regions of Morocco, condemned comments delivered by the UN Chief on the Sahara issue and chanted patriotic slogans.Since the early hours of Sunday, the unprecedented number of people started pouring to the main areas of the Moroccan capital.This is the most important March that has ever been organized in the city’s history.Photo credit: Morocco World NewsProtesters filled the streets of Rabat after political parties, unions and civil society organizations called for a popular march. Yesterday, an extraordinary session of the Moroccan Parliament was held in Rabat in response to Ban Ki-moon’s unprecedented statements about the Western Sahara.Benkirane stated that the UN chief “dropped his impartiality and neutrality during his visit to the region.” “The United Nations Security General hurt the feelings of Moroccans,” he added.Following his meetings with Algerian officials, as well as with the leaders Polisario, Ban Ki-moon expressed his sympathy with the separatists and described Morocco’s sovereignty over its Saharan provinces (known as Western Sahara) as “occupation.”Tuesday, the Moroccan government reacted to the statements that Ban Ki-moon made during his recent visit to the Tindouf camps.“The Government of the Kingdom of Morocco expresses its strongest protest following the remarks made by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during his recent visit to Tindouf and Algiers on the Sahara issue,” said a statement released by the Moroccan government on Tuesday.“His comments are politically inappropriate, unprecedented, and contrary to Security Council resolutions,” the statement said. read more

Piracy continues to threaten humanitarian aid to Somalia – UN agency

Early on Sunday morning, WFP received a distress call from a Somali contractor who came under attack from pirates in two speed boats some 60 miles off the Somali port of Brava, south of Mogadishu. The ship had just unloaded some 7,000 tons of food and was sailing back to Mombasa, Kenya. Although the vessel and its crew escaped unhurt, the agency said it remains very concerned about piracy off the Somali coast and appealed to the international community to help secure the waters off Somalia and protect humanitarian deliveries. Some 80 per cent of WFP food assistance for Somalia moves by sea, and pirate attacks threaten to cut the main supply route, jeopardizing rations for the 1.2 million people WFP expects to be feeding by the end of 2007 as drought, floods and factional fighting take their toll.Arrangements are now being made for a French naval vessel to escort WFP cargos next month. Meanwhile, discussions are continuing with the Somali authorities to obtain the release of the agency’s Officer-in-Charge for Mogadishu, Idris Osman, who has been detained without charge since Wednesday. Mr. Osman was seized when up to 60 uniformed and armed members of Somalia National Security Service stormed a UN compound in Mogadishu. He remains captive at NSS headquarters.Condemning the continued detention of her colleague, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran last Friday decried the lack of security for humanitarian workers in countries such as Somalia and called on the government to ensure their safety. “It has become extremely difficult for us to feed hundreds of thousands of hungry people in Mogadishu and throughout Somalia. We are operating in an environment which is fraught with insecurity: piracy, banditry and widespread violence. We need the Government to protect humanitarian workers,” she stated. 22 October 2007The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has condemned an attempted pirate attack off the coast of Somalia, the latest incident in an already tense and insecure environment which witnessed the detention of one of the agency’s officials last week. read more

Monk sentenced to death after 50 years

Bandaranaike’s assassin Talduwe Ratugama Rallage Weris Singho better known as Talduwe Somarama openly converted to Christianity, just weeks prior to being hanged in the Welikada gallows. This is the first time that a monk has been sentenced to death since 1962, the Magistrate had said.In 1962 a monk was sentenced to death over the assassination of former Prime Minister S.W.R.D Bandaranaike. A Buddhist monk has been sentenced to death by the Tangalle Magistrate over the murder of a farmer.Another suspect was also given the death sentence over the murder of the farmer by the Tangalle Magistrate today. read more

Integrated social welfare register to reduce ghost beneficiaries

The Prime Minister’s office said that once the program is completed, it will be very useful in streamlining social welfare handouts, better targeting and reducing ‘ghost’ beneficiaries, if any. The Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs, through the Department of Project Management and Monitoring, with technical assistance of ICTA, has prepared a single window for an Integrated Social Welfare Register.The register is based on the recipient’s unique National Identify Card (NIC) number, for all handouts from Ministries, Provincial Councils and Local Authorities. Currently 80% of data has been uploaded to the system and further refining is in progress, the Prime Minister’s office said. The Government says the introduction of the ‘Adhaar’ program in India, with a unique number for all social payment beneficiaries, has resulted in substantial elimination of ghost beneficiaries. (Colombo Gazette) read more

UN antiAIDS effort enlists CocaCola to curb spread of epidemic in Africa

Under the terms of the three-year agreement, the Foundation will co-ordinate the efforts of Coca-Cola Africa and its bottling partners across the continent to support AIDS education, prevention and treatment programmes, UNAIDS said in a statement issued in Geneva. The initiative is in line with the philosophy behind the International Partnership against AIDS in Africa. “The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation brings substantial resources to the international battle against AIDS,” said Peter Piot, UNAIDS Executive Director. “Coca-Cola Africa’s special strength is its ability to bring its unrivalled marketing and logistics expertise to responses to the epidemic – from the community to the highest political level. We are excited about this partnership and what it means for the fight against AIDS.” UNAIDS brings together seven UN organizations to help the world prevent new HIV infections, care for those already infected and mitigate the epidemic’s impact. The new partnership with Coca-Cola is the first major initiative for The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, a private non-profit organization dedicated to implementing the company’s philanthropic and corporate citizenship programmes in Africa. “We are proud to be joining the UNAIDS team in the fight against AIDS,” said Alexander B. Cummings, President of Coca-Cola Africa Group. “Coca-Cola is completely committed to the future of the African continent, its economy, people, communities and health. We will do all that we can to enable Africans to reach their full potential.” read more

Horrific terrorist attacks in Chad and Cameroon condemned by UN Security Council

In a press statement , the 15-member Council expressed its deep condolences and sympathy to the families and friends of those killed and injured by these “heinous acts,” as well as to the people and the governments of Chad and Cameroon.The Council members also reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable regardless of their motivation, wherever and whenever, and by whomsoever committed.In addition, the Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Chad and Cameroon authorities in this regard.Furthermore, the Council reminded States that they must ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law. read more

La Chine sapprête à lancer le premier module de sa station spatiale

first_imgLa Chine s’apprête à lancer le premier module de sa station spatialeDans quelques jours, d’ici la fin du mois, la Chine lancera le tout premier module de la station spatiale qu’elle entend construire. C’est depuis la base de lancement de Jiuquan, au nord-ouest du pays, que sera lancé ce module baptisé Tiangong-1, accompagné de la fusée porteuse Longue Marche II-F.En avril dernier, la Chine annonçait son intention de construire en orbite sa propre station spatiale. Destinée à accueillir trois astronautes, et à fonctionner pendant une dizaine d’années, cette station orbitale sera composée d’un module central et de deux modules laboratoires, grâce auxquels diverses expériences seront menées. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAComme l’a annoncé l’agence Chine Nouvelle, citée par l’AFP, c’est dans quelques jours que le pays tentera de réaliser la première étape de cet ambitieux projet. Entre le 27 et le 30 septembre prochains, le tout premier module de la station, baptisé Tiangong 1 (“Palais céleste” en chinois), devrait être lancé depuis la base de lancement du Centre de lancement des satellites de Jiuquan, dans la province du Gansu, au nord-ouest du pays. Comme sa fusée porteuse Longue Marche II-F, il a été transporté sur la plate-forme et sera soumis dans les jours à venir à des tests finaux.Lourd de huit tonnes, Tiangong 1 accueillera le vaisseau inhabité Shenzhou 8, qui sera lancé après le module. En 2012, deux autres vaisseaux Shenzhou, mais cette fois habités par des astronautes, devraient à leur tour s’amarrer à la station chinoise. Puis quatre ans plus tard, c’est un laboratoire spatial qui devrait être lancé.Le 20 septembre 2011 à 14:17 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more