Opposition disrupts Governor’s speech in Gujarat House

first_imgOpposition Congress members in Gujarat on Monday disrupted the Governor’s speech in the Assembly on the first day of the five-day Budget session that began in the State capital on Monday. The Congress members did not allow Governor Om Prakash Kohli to complete his speech, prompting him to leave the House midway. The Opposition raised slogans seeking farm loan waiver, amidst calls by the Speaker to maintain decorum.When Mr. Kohli began his speech, the opposition benches started shouting slogans seeking farm debt waiver. As the Governor continued with his speech amidst calls by the Speaker to maintain decorum, the opposition members became more aggressive and raised slogans. Finance Minister Nitin Patel will present the vote-on-account on Tuesday.last_img read more

IPL Kochi franchisee likely to be replaced by BCCI

first_imgBarely seven months after becoming the second most costliest team in the Indian Premier League, Kochi franchisee’s chapter is all set to end as the IPL Governing Council meets in Nagpur to take a call on the outfit’s fate.The investor group of the franchisee, which was bought for a staggering sum of Rs 1533.33 crore, had written to the BCCI informing them of their intention to withdraw from the IPL, two days before the expiry of the 30-day notice period (which ends today), issued to them by the Cricket Board to sort out their internal differences.The IPL’s Governing Council will meet in Nagpur on Sunday to discuss the issue and is likely to float a new tender for a replacement team.”The IPL Kochi team has sent a letter to BCCI President Shashank Manohar withdrawing from the league. The IPL Governing Council will now deliberate on the issue and take a decision on the matter,” a top BCCI source had earlier told PTI.The BCCI, which had, on October 10, expelled Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals from the IPL for allegedly violating contractual agreements, had given the IPL team 30 days to sort out its problems but the wrangling within the consortium continued.The investors in the consortium — Anchor Earth, Parinee Developers, Rosy Blue and Film Wave — hold 74 per cent of the equity. .The remaining 26 per cent lies with the Gaikwad family — Shailendra, his brother Ravi and their parents all part of Rendezvous Sports World — as free equity for services rendered while bidding.advertisementIt is this 26 per cent which has become a bone of contention among the stakeholders as the investors are in no mood to give free equity to Gaikwad family.The Gaikwads, on their part, have refused to part with the equity.The BCCI has made it clear that eight teams will take part in the fourth edition of the league scheduled from April 8, just six days after the World Cup.However, the BCCI did not specify whether Kochi has pulled out.BCCI vice-President Rajiv Shukla had said the Board has received “certain letters” from the consortium’s stakeholders and a final decision on the troubled team would be taken on November 28.”I can only say that BCCI President (Shashank Manohar) has received certain letters from the Kochi stakeholders.Keeping that in mind a meeting of the IPL Governing Council has been convened on November 28 in Nagpur where a final decision will be taken on Kochi,” Shukla had said.”Subsequently whatever steps are to be taken will be taken,” he added.Asked whether the BCCI has made up its mind to expel the team from the IPL, Shukla had said, “that right to decide lies with the Governing Council. I can’t say on that.”last_img read more

As it happened! India vs England: 2nd ODI, Cardiff

first_imgEngland won the toss and elected to field first against IndiaWelcome to the coverage of the 2nd ODI between India and England from the Sophia Gardens stadium in Cardiff.ScorecardEngland have been bowled out for a mere 161 runs by India while chasing a mammoth total in the 2nd ODI at Cardiff. The centurion Suresh Raina is all smiles. Ravi Shastri though wears a stern look in the Indian change room. Did the look mean, job done? The change of format gave India a shot at redemption and they have grabbed it with both hands, hammering the hosts. Alex Hales and Ali Cook provided a solid platform but the middle order folded meekly. The Indian spin troika of Ashwin, Jaddu and Raina, sharing 7 wickets between them, ruled the roost with good support from the fielders. Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes threatened to ignite a late rearguard action but it was foiled. After those two fell, the run-chase was only of academic interest. Meanwhile, the pacers did well in patches. England’s batting line up was thrown out of gear today. Did they miss Bopara? CJ sprayed the ball all round the shop. Quite a few selection issues beckon for the hosts. They will have to pull their socks up and lock down the right XI. Credit though must be given to Suresh Raina for setting the game up with a vintage hundred. He found an ideal ally in Dhoni, who cracked a typically aggressive fifty. With rain washing out the first ODI, reducing the series to a 4-match one, India’s 1-0 lead assumes more significance. But, having found their rhythm back, is all forgiven for Team India following their humiliating Test series loss?  advertisementIndian team finished the match pretty early for some leisure… Much like the last three test matches… Remember? #indvseng divya (@HighEntropy_) August 27, 2014The MEN IN BLUE are FINALLY BACK to doing what they do best!!That’s the END OF MISERY for England!!38.1 overs: OUT!! Ravichandran Ashwin has got James Tredwell out caught at midwicket. Tredwell was looking to sweep but gets a top-edge that goes straight down the throat of Ravindra Jadeja who doesn’t drop those. James Tredwell departs after scoring 10 runs off 11 balls with a six.With James Anderson(9) and James Tredwell(10) at the crease, England are currently at 161/9 after 38 overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!! 37.1 overs: SIX!! James Tredwell picks the length early and smacks it over deep square leg for the maximum. That was POWERFULLY STRUCK by Tredwell!! With James Anderson(5) and James Tredwell(1) at the crease, England are currently at 148/9 after 36 overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!!35.5 overs: FOUR!! James Anderson employs the slog sweep and sends it towards deep square leg for a boundary.James Anderson comes to the crease for England.Ravindra Jadeja SEALS HIS 4th WICKET of the game!!35.3 overs: That’s OUT!! Ravindra Jadeja has got Chris Woakes out stumped by the wicket-keeper. Woakes drags his backfoot out of the crease looking to meet the ball but misses it as MS Dhoni whips the bails off in a flash to catch him short at the crease. Chris Woakes departs after scoring 20 runs off 23 balls with a six. With Chris Woakes(19) and James Tredwell(1) at the crease, England are currently at 141/8 after 35 overs.ELEVEN RUNS off the over!!34.5 overs: SIX!! Chris Woakes stands tall and smashes it over long-on for the maximum. CRACKING SHOT by Woakes!! With Chris Woakes(8) and James Tredwell(1) at the crease, England are currently at 130/8 after 34 overs.THREE RUNS off the over!!James Tredwell comes to the crease for England.33.2 overs: OUT!! Suresh Raina has got Chris Jordan out lbw on a quicker delivery. Jordan was trapped on the backfoot and gets struck right in front of the stumps. Chris Jordan departs for a golden duck. England are OUT OF THE GAME now!!TWO RUNS off the over!!Chris Jordan comes to the crease for England.32.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Ravindra Jadeja has got Ben Stokes out caught at deep midwicket. Stokes was looking for the big shot but Ajinkya Rahane takes the catch right at the edge of the boundary ropes. Ben Stokes departs after scoring 23 runs off 29 balls with three boundaries. With Chris Woakes(4) and Ben Stokes(23) at the crease, England are currently at 125/6 after 32 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!Chris Woakes comes to the crease for England.It’s RAINING WICKETS for India!!29.5 overs: OUT!! Ravichandran Ashwin has got Eoin Morgan out caught at square leg. Morgan was looking to go over deep square leg but mistimes it high in the air as Mohammed Shami moves quickly to take the catch at the end. Eoin Morgan departs after scoring 28 runs off 45 balls with three boundaries.advertisement29.2 overs: FOUR!! Ben Stokes rocks back and crashes the cut past point for a blazing boundary. With Eoin Morgan(18) and Ben Stokes(8) at the crease, England are currently at 96/5 after 26 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!25.2 overs: FOUR!! Ben Stokes hangs back and clips it towards fine leg for a boundary. With Eoin Morgan(17) and Ben Stokes(3) at the crease, England are currently at 90/5 after 25 overs. THREE RUNS off the over!!Ben Stokes comes to the crease for England.22.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Ravindra Jadeja has got Jos Buttler out caught at covers. Buttler goes for the drive and spoons it straight into the hands of Virat Kohli who doesn’t drop those. Jos Buttler departs after scoring two runs off nine balls. England in REAL TROUBLE here!! THREE RUNS off the over!!Jos Buttler comes to the crease for England.Jadeja STRIKES IN HIS 1ST OVER for India!!20.4 overs: OUT!! Ravindra Jadeja has got Alex Hales out caught at short fine leg. Hales emloys the sweep shot and gets a top-edge that goes straight into the hands of Ravichandran Ashwin who takes it comfortably. Alex Hales departs after scoring 40 runs off 63 balls with five boundaries. BIG WICKET for India!!Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack for India.FIVE RUNS off the over!!19.3 overs: FOUR!! Eoin Morgan rocks back and crashes the cut towards third man for a boundary. With Eoin Morgan(8) and Alex Hales(38) at the crease, England are currently at 74/3 after 19 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!18.1 overs: FOUR!! Eoin Morgan leans forward and drills it back past the bowler for a boundary.THREE RUNS off the over!!First sign of spin, Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack for India. With Eoin Morgan(2) and Alex Hales(37) at the crease, England are currently at 67/3 after 16 overs.ONE RUN off the over!!Eoin Morgan comes to the crease for England.13.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Bhuvneshwar Kumar has bowled Joe Root on an inswinging delivery. Root goes on the backfoot looking to defend but the ball swings back in and beats the bat to crash onto the stumps. Joe Root departs after scoring four runs off four balls with a boundary. England in a SPOT OF BOTHER here!! With Joe Root(4) and Alex Hales(34) at the crease, England are currently at 62/2 after 13 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!12.6 overs: FOUR!! Joe Root goes on the backfoot and slices it past point for a boundary. BEAUTIFUL SHOT by Root!! With Joe Root(0) and Alex Hales(33) at the crease, England are currently at 57/2 after 12 overs. EXCELLENT OVER by Shami, TWO CRUCIAL WICKETS and just three runs off it!!Joe Root comes to the crease for England.Mohammed Shami is ON SONG here!!10.6 overs: OUT!! Mohammed Shami has bowled Ian Bell on an absolute ripper. Bell watches the ball carefully and decides to leave but the ball nips back in sharply to rattle the stumps. Ian Bell departs after scoring just one run off two balls. Another BLOW for England!!advertisementIan Bell comes to the crease for England.Shami DRAWS FIRST BLOOD for India!!10.3 overs: That’s OUT!! Mohammed Shami has got Alastair Cook out lbw on a pitched up delivery. Cook shuffles across and gets struck on the back leg right in front of the stumps. Alastair Cook departs after scoring 19 runs off 33 balls with two boundaries.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!9.2 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook flays the drive and sends it scurrying through covers for a boundary. MUCH BETTER from Cook on that occasion!!9.1 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook goes for the drive and gets an inside edge past the stumps for a boundary. That was UNLUCKY for Kumar!! With Alastair Cook(10) and Alex Hales(26) at the crease, England are currently at 38/0 after eight overs.NINE RUNS off the over!! 7.4 overs: FOUR!! Alex Hales presents the full face of his bat and earns a boundary through covers.7.3 overs: FOUR!! Alex Hales hangs back and whacks it towards square leg for a boundary. Hales is LOOKING GOOD for England!! With Alastair Cook(9) and Alex Hales(18) at the crease, England are currently at 29/0 after seven overs.Ind total of 304… have 29 extras… the most for any team in ODI #IndvsEng tarun sahni (@tarunHINDUsahni) August 27, 2014SEVEN RUNS off the over!!6.6 overs: FOUR!! Alex Hales employs the backfoot drive and sends it racing through extra cover for a boundary. That was SHEER TIMING from Hales!! FIRST CHANGE, Mohammed Shami comes into the attack for India. With Alastair Cook(7) and Alex Hales(13) at the crease, England are currently at 20/0 after five overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!! 4.3 overs: FOUR!! Alex Hales leans into the drive and sends it scurrying through extra cover for a boundary. FAB SHOT from Hales!! With Alastair Cook(6) and Alex Hales(7) at the crease, England are currently at 13/0 after three overs.SIX RUNS off the over!! 2.3 overs: FOUR!! Alex Hales goes for the drive and gets an outside edge past the slip cordon for a boundary. LUCKY ESCAPE for Hales!! BRILLIANT OVER by Sharma, just ONE RUN off it!! #indvseng #engvsind wohaa great bowling by mohit THE SUPREME SALMAN (@WorshipSalman) August 27, 2014Mohit Sharma will bowl from the other end for India.SIX RUNS off the over!! Alex Hales and Alastair Cook are out in the middle for England while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the proceedings for India.And, we’re back!! Match Update: There has been a reduction in the overs as well as the target for the hosts. England now require 295 runs to win off 47 overs. GOOD NEWS: The covers are being removed at the Sophia Gardens stadium. The match will resume at 3:30 pm(local time). The reduction in overs has not been announced but stay tuned for more updates. BAD NEWS: It has started raining at the Cardiff stadium. The players are walking off the field. The rain shouldn’t last long but at the moment there’s no relief. Stay tuned for more updates. Team India scored a mammoth total of 304 runs at the loss of six wickets after batting first against England at the Sophia Gardens stadium in Cardiff. MS Dhoni’s men have done exceedingly well to get past 300, especially after being reduced to 19/2. They have recovered well. First, it was the Rohit and Rahane partnership, the Mumbai duo added 91 runs for the third wicket, but both batsmen threw their wickets away when they looked well set. The score was 132/4 when Dhoni joined Raina, together they took the bowling apart with a 144-run stand for the fifth. Not only did they launch big, but they also ran hard and converted the singles into twos. Raina, having survived an lbw appeal off Tredwell, made full use of the opportunity as he brought up his first hundred outside the sub-continent. Dhoni continued his form from the Tests and scored a quick-fire fifty, those two innings helped India post a massive total. England bowlers stared off well, but the the back-up to Anderson and Woakes was not good enough. Tredwell varied his pace and troubled the batsmen, he finished with figures of 2/42. The hosts’ batsmen are up against a daunting task as the last time England chased above 300 was way back in 2007. Can they change that today?305 to defend. Yo! We can do it! Cmon India! #IndvsEng #BleedBlue Richa ? (@MissSmilie_) August 27, 2014That’s the END OF INNINGS for India!!#StatAlert England’s highest chase at home in last three yrs is 252 #EngvInd #IndvsEng Jameshubert ? (@ImJames_) August 27, 2014THIRTEEN RUNS off the over!!49.6 overs: Ravindra Jadeja goes for the big shot and gets an outside edge past the wicket-keeper for a couple.49.4 overs: FOUR!! Ravichandran Ashwin goes for the wild swing and gets a leading edge over short third man for a boundary. That’s REALLY UNLUCKY for Jordan!! 49.1 overs: FOUR!! Ravichandran Ashwin picks it from middle and flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary. EFFECTIVE SHOT from Ashwin!!Chris Jordan will bowl the FINAL OVER for England.SIX RUNS off the over!!Ravichandran Ashwin comes to the crease for India.48.3 overs: OUT!! Chris Woakes has bowled MS Dhoni on a deceiving slower delivery. Dhoni was looking to go over the midwicket but missed it as the ball makes a mess of the stumps. MS Dhoni departs after scoring 52 runs off 51 balls with six boundaries. BIG BLOW for India!!FOUR RUNS off the over!!47.6 overs: MS Dhoni muscles it over mid-off and steals a couple. That’s FIFTY for MSD!! With MS Dhoni(47) and Ravindra Jadeja(2) at the crease, India are currently at 281/5 after 47 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!Ravindra Jadeja comes to the crease for India. TAKE A BOW Mr. Suresh Raina!!46.1 overs: That’s OUT!! Chris Woakes has got Suresh Raina out caught at deep cover. Raina makes room and slaps it straight down the throat of James Anderson right under the fence. Suresh Raina’s blinder comes to an end at 100 runs off 74 balls with 12 boundaries and three sixes.With MS Dhoni(45) and Suresh Raina(100) at the crease, India are currently at 276/4 after 46 overs.ELEVEN RUNS off the over!! 45.5 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni flicks it on the up and sends it towards deep midwicket for another boundary.45.4 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni for the swing and gets an inside edge past the stumps for a boundary. It’s NOT WORKING OUT for England at the moment!! This is his 4th Hundred In 244 ODI and 2nd Outside India and 1st against England. #Raina #EngvInd #IndvsEng JeeT CricFreaker (@jiteshgantayat) August 27, 2014An ABSOLUTE BELTER OF AN INNINGS from the southpaw!!45.2 overs: Suresh Raina takes it on the full and works it towards mid-off for a single. That’s 4th ODI HUNDRED for Raina!! With MS Dhoni(32) and Suresh Raina(97) at the crease, India are currently at 255/4 after 44 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!Seeing india in such a position after a long long time!!! 😀 its a sheer pleasure to see india like this. 😀 #IndvsEng twister (@adonistwister) August 27, 201443.1 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni rocks back and flays the cut shot behind point for a blazing boundary.TWELVE RUNS off the over!!42.4 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina gets forward and smears it back past the bowler for another boundary. Raina is playing a GEM OF AN INNINGS here!!42.3 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina makes room and drills it through extra cover for a boundary. 41.1 overs: SIX!! Suresh Raina shimmies down the track and smashes it over long-on for the maximum. That was SMOKED by Raina!! With MS Dhoni(25) and Suresh Raina(77) at the crease, India are currently at 228/4 after 41 overs.TEN RUNS off the over!!40.5 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni gets a big stride forward and smacks it back past the bowler for another boundary. MSD has SHIFTED GEARS here!!40.1 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni stands tall and hoicks it over mid-off for a boundary. With MS Dhoni(16) and Suresh Raina(76) at the crease, India are currently at 218/4 after 40 overs.Raina is playing a gem of an innings!!! #INDvsENG Sakshat Betkekar (@SakshatB) August 27, 2014THIRTEEN RUNS off the over!!39.6 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina leans forward and punches it through extra cover for the third consecutive boundary in the over. That’s gotta be THE BEST SHOT of the day!!39.5 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina goes for the pull and gets a top-edge over the wicket-keeper for another boundary. BACK-TO-BACK BOUNDARIES for Raina!!Oh Raina you were definitely missed. #IndvsEng saurabh mahajan (@100r0bh) August 27, 201439.4 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina makes room and flicks it towards deep square leg for a boundary. That was INNOVATIVE from Raina!! With MS Dhoni(15) and Suresh Raina(64) at the crease, India are currently at 205/4 after 39 overs.FOURTEEN RUNS off the over!! 38.1 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni leans forward and creams the drive through covers for a boundary. MSD AT HIS BEST!!With MS Dhoni(9) and Suresh Raina(62) at the crease, India are currently at 191/4 after 38 overs.Gotta Love Indian Cricketers in ODI #cricket . They do play like Champions. #IndvsEng #EngvsInd Adarsh Agarwal (@adi_1323) August 27, 2014MASSIVE OVER for India, TWENTY RUNS off it!!37.6 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina leans forward and flicks it through midwicket for a boundary.37.4 overs: SIX!! Suresh Raina goes for the pull and gets a top-edge that flies over the long leg for another maximum. Raina is ON FIRE here!! 37.2 overs: Suresh Raina shuffles across and steers it towards deep square leg for a single. That’s 30th ODI FIFTY for Raina!!37.1 overs: SIX!! Suresh Raina stands tall and smashes it back over the bowler’s head for the maximum. That was MASSIVE from Raina!! 36.1 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina opens the face of his bat and sends it racing for a boundary. Raina KEEPS THEM COMING!!With MS Dhoni(7) and Suresh Raina(36) at the crease, India are currently at 162/4 after 36 overs.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!34.6 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina goes on the backfoot and crashes the cut towards third man for another boundary in the over.34.1 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina goes for the drive and gets an inside edge past the wicket-keeper for a boundary. With MS Dhoni(0) and Suresh Raina(15) at the crease, India are currently at 132/4 after 30 overs.@cric_ind @mohanstatsman @cricketaakash half Indian team out half csk team to come raina dhoni jadeja ashwin & mohit #EngvInd #IndvsEng crazy cricket fan (@skarnik1986) August 27, 2014That’s a WICKET MAIDEN from Tredwell!!MS Dhoni comes to the crease for India.James Tredwell GETS HIS SECOND WICKET for England!!29.2 overs: OUT!! James Tredwell has got Rohit Sharma out caught at long-off. Sharma skips down the track looking for the big shot and sends it straight down the throat of Chris Woakes for a simple catch. Rohit Sharma departs after scoring 52 runs off 87 balls with four boundaries and a six. BIG WICKET for England!! With Rohit Sharma(50) and Suresh Raina(14) at the crease, India are currently at 127/3 after 28 overs.Sooo glad for @ImRo45 ?????? love you rohit!! #rohitsharma #IndvsEng #cutie pic.twitter.com/yhwqimvzB5 Arna Roy ? (@ArnaXxx) August 27, 2014FIVE RUNS off the over!!27.4 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina picks it from the middle and swats it towards deep midwicket for a boundary. FAB TIMING from Raina!! With Rohit Sharma(50) and Suresh Raina(9) at the crease, India are currently at 122/3 after 27 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!26.4 overs: Rohit Sharma leans forward and works it towards deep square leg for a single. That’s 23rd ODI FIFTY for Sharma!! With Rohit Sharma(48) and Suresh Raina(4) at the crease, India are currently at 115/3 after 25 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!24.6 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina gets forward and flicks it through midwicket for a boundary. Raina GETS OFF THE MARK IN STYLE!! With Rohit Sharma(47) and Ajinkya Rahane(0) at the crease, India are currently at 110/3 after 24 overs.THREE RUNS off the over!!Suresh Raina comes to the crease for India.23.5 overs: That’s OUT!! James Tredwell has got Ajinkya Rahane out stumped by the wicket-keeper. Rahane leans forward to defend but misses it as Jos Buttler catches him short at the crease. Ajinkya Rahane departs after scoring 41 runs off 47 balls with four boundaries. Another BLOW for India!! With Rohit Sharma(43) and Ajinkya Rahane(38) at the crease, India are currently at 103/2 after 22 overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!!18.6 overs: FOUR!! Rohit Sharma rocks back and crashes the cut past point for a boundary. CRACKING SHOT from Sharma!!SIX RUNS off the over!!17.4 overs: FOUR!! Ajinkya Rahane leans into the drive and sends it scurrying past mid-off for a boundary. With Rohit Sharma(29) and Ajinkya Rahane(21) at the crease, India are currently at 71/2 after 16 overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!!15.1 overs: FOUR!! Ajinkya Rahane pcisk the length early and thumps it through extra cover for a boundary.TWELVE RUNS off the over!!14.4 overs: SIX!! Rohit Sharma stands tall and smacks it over deep square leg for the maximum. LUSTY BLOW from Sharma!!13.2 overs: FOUR!! Ajinkya Rahane gets forward and flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.SIX RUNS off the over!!12.4 overs: FOUR!! Ajinkya Rahane leans forward and drills it straight down the ground for a boundary. That was CLASSY from Rahane!!TEN RUNS off the over!!10.5 overs: FOUR!! Rohit Sharma hangs back and smashes it through extra cover for a boundary.EXCELLENT OVER by Woakes, TWO WICKETS and just two runs off it!!Ajinkya Rahane comes to the crease for India.Well, one might argue whether the AGGRESSIVE APPROACH by Kohli was really required at this stage!!7.4 overs: OUT!! Chris Woakes has got Virat Kohli out caught at mid-off. Kohli skips down the track and smashes it straight into the hands of Alastair Cook who takes it comfortably. Virat Kohli departs for a golden duck. Another BLOW for India!!Virat Kohli comes to the crease for India.7.1 overs: That’s OUT!! Chris Woakes has got Shikhar Dhawan out caught by the wicket-keeper. Dhawan was looking to drive but gets a faint edge through to Jos Buttler behind the stumps. Shikhar Dhawan departs after scoring 11 runs off 22 balls with two boundaries. EARLY BLOW for India!!6.5 overs: FOUR!! Shikhar Dhawan leans forward and flicks it through midwicket for a boundary.FOUR RUNS off the over!!3.6 overs: FOUR!! Shikhar Dhawan rocks back and slaps it behind point for a boundary.FIVE RUNS off the over!!2.6 overs: FOUR!! Rohit Sharma employs the classy on-drive and sends it racing for the first boundary in the innings. That was TIMED BEAUTIFULLY by Sharma!!Woakes STARTS OFF WITH A MAIDEN!!Chris Woakes will bowl from the other end for England.That’s a MAIDEN from Anderson!!Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle for India while James Anderson will start the proceedings for England.Toss: England won the toss and elected to field first against India.India: The Indian setup would look to rekindle the fond memories of winning the Champions Trophy 2013 that took place in England. However, it would be an uphill task for the Indian think-tank to lift the sagging morale of the team. They need to show a bit of character after the thumping India received at the hands of England in Tests.In the batting line-up, Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are expected to open the innings in the first match. With field restrictions in place, good batting tracks and pacers generally bowling dry lengths, it can help the opening duo to play through the line and accrue runs.Kohli, who found runs hard to come by in Tests will look to show his worth in the ODI series. He is proven performer in this format. Kohli, when required, can pace the innings and in the end overs, plays with that raw boyishness to flay the opposition ranks all over the ground. Ajinkya Rahane and the experienced campaigner, Suresh Raina, bring solidarity to the middle-order. Of course in Dhoni, India have arguably the greatest finisher of all time in this format. India may also use Stuart Binny or Sanju Samson as a floater in the batting order.India’s bowling will depend on the swing merchant, Bhuvneshwar Kumar. In fact, it is largely an inexperienced pace attack. So, it is imperative that Mohammed Shami delivers the goods and bowls well in tandem with Kumar upfront. Mohit Sharma, the medium pacer has shown that he has a few variations up his sleeve.With umpires ready to give batsmen lbw on the front-foot, Jadeja, has made his mark during the last few years. He also bowls with good control. Ravichandran Ashwin can also come in handy with his off-breaks. Both of them can put up fine performances with the bat too. There is an inkling that leg-spinners can trouble English batsmen. However, it doesn’t seem likely that Karn Sharma will be preferred to Ashwin or Jadeja for the first game. India dropped a lot of chances during the Test series, but in recent times, the ground fielding has been of acceptable standards in ODIs.England:With seniors like Jonathon Trott, Kevin Pietersen and Graeme Swann missing from the line-up for different reasons, England are in a rebuilding phase. Their go-to man in the ODI format, Stuart Broad, too won’t take part in the series due to a knee injury.England selectors have tried to bring in a few new faces into the squad, and one of them is Alex Hales. The towering giant from Nottinghamshire, known for his whirlwind knocks in T20Is hasn’t yet played for England in ODIs. Hales, on his day, has the ability to rip-apart the opposition attack with a compendium of eye-catching strokes. He mainly targets the area between long on and long off region. Hales, can also play debonair pulls and hooks.It would be interesting to see whether England will open with Ian Bell and Cook or plump for Hales to bring in a dash of bravado to their line-up.The southpaw, Eoin Morgan, will continue to be the engine room of their middle-order. It has to be said though, Joe Root has shown that he can change gears as and when required. Moeen Ali, likely will find a place in the line-up, as he can twirl his arm over and take wickets with his brand of off-spin. Jos Buttler will be expected to go for the jugular and provide the finishing touches in the end overs by playing with vitality and vigour.In the bowling department, James Anderson, will look to torment the Indian batsmen yet again with seam and swing. Since struggling in 2011 World Cup in the subcontinent, Anderson seems to have altered his modus operandi ever so slightly, as he generally hits back of a length in the shorter version of the game. Only when he finds some movement in the air or off the track, he tends to pitch it up further. It has certainly helped the stalwart of the England attack, as he has taken 65 wickets since 2011 World Cup at an average of 21.04.With Broad not in the squad, Steven Finn gets a chance to prove his worth. Finn, has all the required attributes to take wickets in the ODI series against India. If anything, he struggles a bit against left-handed batsmen. Harry Gurney is a fine addition to the setup. Gurney, being a left-arm quick, brings that much-needed variety to the line-up. Chris Jordan too has been among the wickets. James Tradwell is the main spinner in the squad.It is also intriguing to note that Ravi Bopara, a fine performer for England in the last few years has been dropped, and they have shown faith in the young all-rounder, Ben Stokes.Teams(from):India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(c/wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sanju Samson, Stuart Binny, Karn SharmaEngland: Alastair Cook(c), Alex Hales, Ian Bell, Gary Ballance, Joe Root, Jos Buttler(wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, James Anderson, James Tredwell, Harry Gurney, Steven Finn, Eoin Morgan, Chris Woakes, Ben Stokeslast_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo’s yacht searched by tax agency officers

first_imgReal Madrid C.F. star forward Cristiano Ronaldo’s yacht was boarded and searched by armed tax agency officers off the Spanish coast while he was enjoying his summer vacation with his family, as could be seen in pictures exclusively published by a society magazine on Wednesday.Hola magazine released images in which three fully-equipped tax enforcement officers inspected the luxury vessel, which the Portuguese player had rented for himself and several family members, reports Efe.According to the publication, Ronaldo had just returned from eating lunch at a restaurant on the Mediterranean island of Formentera.Ronaldo has been beleaguered by tax authorities after he came under scrutiny for allegedly evading some 14.7 million euros (16.5 million U.S. Dollars) in taxes between 2011-14.Madrid’s regional prosecutor accused Ronaldo of taking advantage of a corporate structure created in 2010 that served to conceal the megastar’s income derived from his image rights.last_img read more

Watch: AC Milan defender Romagnoli scores wonder goal in last-gasp win over Genoa

first_imgAC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli turned from a villain to hero in the dying moments of AC Milan’s Serie A match against Genoa as he scored a stunning goals in their 2-1 win on Wednesday.After scoring an own goal earlier in the match, Romagnoli turned an embarrassing draw into a dramatic win for AC Milan with his super strike in the stoppage time.It was all set to be a solid day for Genoa in Milan until Romagnoli stepped up for AC Milan. Ignazio Abate lobbed a long ball into the penalty area of Genoa and goalkeeper Ionut Radu came off his line in an attempt to punch the ball clear.The ball went to the edge of the area, where Romagnoli stuck out his leg to make contact with the ball and sent a volley looping into the net over the head of everybody else, leading Radu completely stranded.Romagnoli goal by @TVACM #MilanGenoa pic.twitter.com/wMEaJ10WBtPassion AC Milan (@AcmPassion) October 31, 2018Romagnoli was unhappy about being in the own goal situation but was more than relieved to have struck the winner.”I’m unhappy about the own goal, which was unfortunate, but I made up for it. This team has received too much criticism, we have to keep improving and look ahead,” Romagnoli said.Suso had given Milan a fourth-minute lead with a trademark long-range shot but dreadful defending allowed Genoa back into the match in the 55th minute.Tiemoue Bakayoko, on loan from Chelsea, lost possession to Krzysztof Piatek in the penalty area and the ball ran to Christian Kouame whose shot from a narrow angle hit Romagnoli’s foot and looped into the net.advertisementThereafter, Radu repeatedly make saves to deny AC Milan of a goal through Gonzalo Higuain, Franck Kessie and Suso but in the end, he was undone by his poor judgement.Milan’s second home win in four days was a huge relief for coach Gennaro Gattuso as it lifted his side into fourth place in Serie A — and the Champions League spots — with 18 points from 11 games.”It’s something important, considering all the gossip there has been and all the difficulties we have been through,” said Gattuso.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

a month agoTottenham boss Pochettino: I don’t doubt Eriksen commitment

first_imgTottenham boss Pochettino: I don’t doubt Eriksen commitmentby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insists he’s happy with the form of Christian Eriksen.The Dane struggled last night for their 2-2 draw with Champions League opponents Olympiakos.But Pochettino insists he has no concerns about the midfielder’s focus.”No I am happy with [Eriksen’s] performance,” said Pochettino. “Maybe yesterday wasn’t his best game, like the team, I think the quality of the performance wasn’t the best from us but I am happy with the commitment of Christian. He ran a lot, was very committed with the team, the effort, but I’m not concerned about him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Shevchenko: Gattuso right for Milan

first_imgFormer AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko is convinced that under-pressure head coach Gennaro Gattuso possesses the right qualities to lead the club forward.Gattuso’s position has been a source of speculation for much of his first full season in charge at San Siro and he narrowly avoided a fresh wave of scrutiny thanks to a come-from-behind 2-1 defeat of SPAL last month.The Rossoneri had failed to win any of their previous five matches in all competitions and remain a point adrift of Serie A’s top four. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘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? Though coaches of the calibre of Arsene Wenger and Antonio Conte have been linked to Gattuso’s post, Shevchenko, who won Serie A and the Champions League with Milan, is staunchly in his former team-mate’s corner.”It is important to keep supporting Rino, because he’s giving the team an identity and a sense of belonging,” Shevchenko told La Gazzetta dello Sport.”He’s the right man for this Milan. I’m happy that the club is keeping faith in him.”I like this attitude of the club. There are people who have clear ideas, who are not shaken in times of difficulty. [Sporting director] Leonardo and Paolo Maldini are working calmly and competently.”With Leo, Paolo and Rino, we’re in good hands.”Milan’s victory over SPAL came courtesy of Gonzalo Higuain’s second-half goal, the striker’s sixth of a difficult Serie A campaign and his first since October.Shevchenko, now in charge of the Ukraine national team, believes Higuain will come good as the heightened expectation around his off-season arrival from Juventus wears off.”There is so much pressure on him and he has been unlucky,” the former Chelsea and Dynamo Kyiv star said.”Since the beginning of the season, Higuain has been treated as the star signing with all eyes on him.”He’s a great player and is playing with his future, because if Milan qualifies for the Champions League he can stay at the club and prove that he cares about it.”He just needs to stay calm during difficult times, like everyone else in Milan. There are tough times in football, but they always pass.”last_img read more

Mining Division Stages Technical Conference on November 23

first_img Principal Director, Ministry of Transport and Mining, Dr. Oral Rainford, told JIS News that the event “is going to be of interest to owners and operators of mines and quarries, suppliers of goods and services and contractors to the sector, including regulators and academics”.  “We have got to ensure that we build our economy and the sector, that we become more competitive, we begin to utilise more of our products in our economy and begin to produce higher-value products for a wider range of areas of industry,” he told JIS News. Mining and quarrying operators, as well as others involved in the minerals sector, are to benefit from the staging of a technical conference to be held on Wednesday (November 23) at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Mining and quarrying operators, as well as others involved in the minerals sector, are to benefit from the staging of a technical conference to be held on Wednesday (November 23) at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston, beginning at 9:00 a.m.The event, organised by the Mining Division of the Ministry of Transport and Mining, is part of activities for National Minerals Week 2017 from November 19 to 25.It will examine technical and operational issues pertinent to the minerals sector. Divided into general and sector-specific segments, the conference will be informative and interactive.Principal Director, Ministry of Transport and Mining, Dr. Oral Rainford, told JIS News that the event “is going to be of interest to owners and operators of mines and quarries, suppliers of goods and services and contractors to the sector, including regulators and academics”.“We will be investigating a number of topics, which are going to be presented by a cadre of local and international experts,” he added.These are Climate-proofing the Minerals/Mining Sector – Risks and Implications; Mining and the Sustainable Development Goals; Land Management and Legacy Issues; Alumina Production and the Management of Alumina Waste; Diversification andValue-added Production; Health, Safety and Environmental Stewardship; Equipment Selection, Maintenance and Retooling; Energy and the Mining Sector; and Logistics for Jamaica’s Minerals Sector.center_img Story Highlights Dr. Rainford is urging sector members to “come out, bring your issues, and let’s have robust discussion and find solutions”.“We have got to ensure that we build our economy and the sector, that we become more competitive, we begin to utilise more of our products in our economy and begin to produce higher-value products for a wider range of areas of industry,” he told JIS News.National Minerals Week will provide opportunity to raise awareness about the mining sector and its contribution to economic growth.The activities for the week, which are being organised by public- andprivate-sector partners, include public discussions, lectures, town hall meetings, field trips, investment and networking fora, as well as a two-day exhibition and trade fair.last_img read more

Case made for new Highway 403 interchange

Local political leaders are supporting a Brant County proposal for a new Highway 403 interchange at Bishopsgate Road.Ava Hill, chief of the Six Nations elected council, Brantford-Brant MPP Will Bouma and Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett all have written letters in support of the proposal to Ontario Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek.“As a neighbouring community to the County of Brant, we are all interconnected in the challenges as well as the solutions that we can come up with – and this interchange is certainly one of them,” Hill said in her letter sent on behalf of the elected council.“Adding to the government’s mandate “Ontario is Open for Business,’ this new interchange would better enable residents and businesses not only of the County of Brant but also The Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, better and safer access to Highway 403.”Brant officials have been working for several years to get approval for the interchange project, which is included in its transportation master plan. The estimated cost of the project is about $14 million.The county says the new interchange is needed to handle an increase in traffic from aggregate operations, as well as residential development in the Burford area. It also would help alleviate traffic pressure from Rest Acres Road.“This new interchange will also reduce the space between interchanges along Highway 403 since the closest interchange west of Rest Acres Road is over 11 kilometres away – which is not ideal,” Bouma said in his letter of support.Bouma said the new interchange also would make it easier for first responders to access the 403.He noted that the county has obtained full environmental assessment approvals from the province.Barrett, meanwhile, said he has constituents who travel to and from Highway 403 daily using Highway 24.“However, there are congestion issues on Rest Acres Road at that interchange,” Barrett said. “Diverting traffic to Bishopsgate Road would alleviate this congestion.”The letters of support were accepted as information by county councillors at this week’s county council meeting.Vball@postmedia.com read more

Global events planned to spotlight plight of child domestic labourers UN says

As part of the commemorative events, the agency will launch a new report in Geneva entitled, “Helping Hands or Shackled Lives? Understanding Child Domestic Labour and Responses to It.”The ILO says that most children employed in other people’s homes are “grossly exploited and abused.” While the practice is sometimes rationalized as a “better” alternative for children from poor families, the study recommends feasible and realistic action to help these youngsters. “It is vital that child domestic labour, so often neglected because exploitation and abuse takes place behind closed doors, receives attention,” said June Kane, the report’s author. “We have to remind ourselves that children are not just doing ‘odd jobs;’ they are in a workplace – even if it is someone else’s home.”Among the global activities planned to mark the Day are a rap music performance by children in Niger as well as a special march in Brazil, the ILO said. Nepal will use the occasion to launch a major social mobilization campaign to change general perceptions about child labour. read more

Banning nuclear tests essential for global peace says head of UNbacked treaty

In a briefing to reporters in New York, the Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), Lassina Zerbo, underlined that countries who have not ratified the treaty should realize the treaty is in their national security interests as well being a vital part of achieving international peace.“We are indeed working hard day in and day out to try to secure their ratification by building the framework that will give the trust necessary for these countries to understand that the ratification of this treaty is part of their own national security as well as the international peace and security,” Mr. Zerbo said.Adopted by the General Assembly in 1996, the CTBT is the only treaty to ban all nuclear tests in all environments, for military or civilian purposes. It also has a unique global alarm system to detect nuclear explosions. While the treaty has been adopted, it has not yet entered into force.The CTBTO is an independent international organization with its own membership and budget, but it has had a Relationship Agreement with the UN since 2000.Out of a total listed number of 195 States, 183 have so far signed the CTBT and 159 have ratified it. For the treaty to enter into force, ratification is required from the so-called “Annex 2 States”. Of these, China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, Pakistan and the United States, have yet to ratify it.The CTBTO is tasked with building up the treaty’s verification regime so that it is fully operational when the treaty enters into force, and with promoting signatures and ratifications.Mr. Zerbo said the CTBTO is working with officials at various levels in the countries that have yet to ratify the treaty to ensure they find the treaty verifiable, and find the technical and political means for ratification.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has repeatedly called on States to ratify the CTBT stressing there are “no justifiable grounds for further delay in” preventing the treaty’s entry into force. read more

Man charged with murder for exRoyal Navy officer run down by his

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. A man has been charged with murder after an ex-Royal Navy officer was run down and killed by car thieves.Mike Samwell, 35, from Chorlton, Manchester, died in the early hours of Sunday April 23.Ryan Gibbons, 29, of Steven Court, Egerton Road South, Chorlton, has been charged with murder and has been remanded in custody to appear before Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.Gibbons has also been charged with burglary and aggravated vehicle-taking.At around 3am on Sunday, police were called to an address on Cranbourne Road to reports that Mr Samwell had been hit by his own car as he tried to stop thieves from stealing it.Mr Samwell, who served 12 years in the Royal Navy, was taken to hospital for treatment but died a short time later.A 15-year-old boy from south Manchester previously arrested on suspicion of murder and burglary has been bailed pending further inquiries.Two men aged 20 and 21 who were arrested on suspicion of murder and burglary have also been bailed pending further inquiries.last_img read more

Man critical after Blue Martini stabbing suspect on the run

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMan stabbed to death in nightclub brawlFebruary 6, 2017In “Crime”Timehri man clings to life after being stabbed by girlfriend’s uncle  April 9, 2019In “Crime”Woman stabbed to death by obsessed manFebruary 28, 2019In “Crime” A man, Stephen McLeud, is now in a critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after he was attacked and stabbed about his body on Sunday afternoon.The 29-year-old was stabbed at around 03:30hrs.According to reports received, the man was standing in front of the Blue Martini nightclub and bar located at Lamaha and De Abreu Streets in Newtown, Kitty, Georgetown when he was approached by an unknown man who was reportedly under the influence of alcohol.The suspect began to verbally abuse McLeud and a scuffle reportedly ensued.During the scuffle, the man reportedly pulled out a knife and dealt McLeud three stabs to his body. He was stabbed to his right shoulder, the right side of his upper back and one to the left side of his chest.McLeud fell to the ground but was quickly picked up by public spirited persons and rushed to GPHC’s Emergency Unit where he remains as a patient.The suspect who escaped the scene is currently being sought by police.This publication was informed that the knife which he used to commit the act in now lodged at the Alberttown Police Station. (Kizzy Coleman) read more

Horrifying shameful unforgivable UK families call for criminal charges over hospital deaths

first_img Short URL http://jrnl.ie/4082918 Jun 21st 2018, 7:55 AM Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA Images Thursday 21 Jun 2018, 7:55 AM By AFP 16,241 Views Share37 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Families gather outside at the publication of the report yesterday. Families gather outside at the publication of the report yesterday. Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA Images Accountability must take precedence here. These horrifying, shameful, unforgivable actions need to be disclosed in a criminal court for a jury to decide and only then can we put our loved ones to rest.With reporting from Sean Murray© – AFP 2018 MORE THAN 450 patients died at a hospital in England after being given strong painkillers without “medical justification”, a report has found.An independent panel led the investigation into the deaths between 1989 and 2000 at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital in the southern city of Gosport.“The hospital records to which the panel has had privileged access demonstrate that 456 patients died through prescribing and administering opioids without medical justification,” the commission, led by former Liverpool bishop James Jones, said in a statement.It added that, taking into account missing records, another 200 patients may have died as a direct result of the “institutionalised practice” of administering powerful drugs.The report said that Dr Jane Barton had been “responsible for the practice of prescribing which prevailed on the wards”.The documents showed that several nurses raised concerns about the prescribing of diamorphine in the early 1990s, but their warnings “went unheeded”, according to the panel.“The opportunity to rectify the practice was lost, deaths resulted and 22 years later it became necessary to establish the panel in order to discover the truth of what happened,” it said.Furthermore, it said that the hospital played host to an “institutionalised practice of shortening lives” under the direction of Dr Barton.British Prime Minister Theresa May called the findings “deeply troubling”, saying the deaths had “brought unimaginable heartache to the families concerned”.Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the report had identified a “catalogue of failings” by the authorities and apologised to relatives of the victims.“The police… will now carefully examine the new material in the report before determining their next steps and in particular whether criminal charges should now be brought,” he said.In a statement on behalf of families who were affected, Bridget Reeves – whose grandmother Elsie Devine was a patient at the hospital – said: “This has been sinister, calculated and those implicated must now face the rigour of the criminal justice system. 7 Comments ‘Horrifying, shameful, unforgivable’: UK families call for criminal charges over hospital deaths An independent inquiry looked into deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.last_img read more

Bun in the oven for MasterChef judge

first_imgMasterChef judge George Calombaris and his partner of three and a half years Natalie Tricarico, have just announced they are expecting their first child in July. Following the recent Junior MasterChef series many were speculating that Calombaris wasn’t too far off becoming a father. Responding to the news the TV persona said “Natalie and I are absolutely thrilled. I love being an uncle, and now I’m going to be a dad! It’s a true blessing”. Family has always been a big part of Calombaris’ life, he said. “I love the idea of loads of kids running around; I am Greek after all!” Mum-to-be Tricarico is over the moon. “It’s amazing,” she said, adding “George is going to be a fantastic father. He is a big kid at heart and children just adore him.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Tabagisme passif la fumée favoriserait le risque de cancer pour le bébé

first_imgTabagisme passif : la fumée favoriserait le risque de cancer pour le bébéMonde – Le journal Open Pediatric Medecine vient de publier une étude qui démontre la mutation d’un gène favorisant le cancer chez les fœtus exposés à la fumée de cigarette via leur mère.Soutenue par le National Institute of Health, l’étude a été réalisée aux États-Unis sur des femmes enceintes fumeuses, d’autres exposées au tabagisme passif et d’autres encore ayant arrêté de fumer au cours de leur grossesse. Et les résultats sont sans appel : les fœtus exposés à la fumée de cigarette, que ce soit de manière active ou passive pour la mère, développent une mutation génétique qui a la faculté de transformer une cellule saine en cellule tumorale.À lire aussiToxoplasmose : symptômes, traitement, grossesse, quels sont les risques ?Cette mutation serait susceptible d’influer sur la santé de l’enfant puis de l’adulte sur le long terme, et favoriserait le développement de cancers.L’étude n’a pas montré de différence entre les fœtus nés de mères fumeuses et ceux dont la génitrice avait seulement subi un tabagisme passif. Elle conclut donc en recommandant aux femmes enceintes d’éviter tout contact avec la fumée de cigarette.Le 14 août 2010 à 09:58 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Slowly Slip Into Terror With The Unsound

first_img Planet of the Apes: Visionaries is Unpredictable, Stunning and WildVariant Covers to Grab This Week (8/29/18) Stay on target A beautiful descent into hell. That is how I like to describe The Unsound to curious readers. I knew nothing going in, and came out the other side instantly wanting more! Hitting comic store shelves this week, writer Cullen Bunn and artist Jack T. Cole weave a simply horrifying tale that’ll make you want to take an extra shower tonight.The story follows Ashli Granger; a young nurse who is looking to do some good in the world. Living in a large and overpopulated city, Ashli looks to have seen it all. There are disturbing walks of life around every street corner; yet nobody cares to help these poor lost souls. Her home life is a bit drab and getting away is just what she needs. Or so she thought.Welcome to Saint Cascia Psychiatric Hospital. A slightly dilapidated structure founded in 1816 where Ashli has excepted a full-time role as a nurse. This is finally her chance to do some good and help others who need it most. Only today; something is off. Things at the hospital are overly hectic, and the head nurse on staff is not much for introductions, as she is sure Ashli will probably quit after her first day dealing with all the insanity going on.The Unsound does not take too long letting all the creeps crawl in. “Did you say something?” Ashli mutters as a faint voice comes from under a ruffled sheet in the back office. She sees movement and quickly runs over to uncover the prankster, who is possibly looking to pull one over on her first day. What is uncovered is not what she expects. All this, and she hasn’t even dealt with a single patient yet.We are introduced to many interesting characters within the padded walls of Saint Cascia. Some genuinely looking for help; while others desperately need it. The Unsound reads like a very well written slow burning horror film. One thing I loved was that the writer lets the art take over when needed. I found myself just sitting and admiring the attention to detail around Ashli in each panel. Her character is a go-getter who doesn’t speak much and is always listening. This is perfect for the reader entering this world. Later in issue one, quick and important shots are strewn throughout the pages that almost play out how one’s mind slipping deeper into insanity would possibly envision them.I recommend all horror readers add this book to their pull list this week! To simply state, it is as if Silent Hill, Jacobs Ladder and House of the Devil all had a baby in comic form. Just don’t be surprised when visions of these pages slowly slip into your psyche late at night while trying to sleep. Xerxes has been waiting for you.Issue one is available now at Comixology. Issue Two is due for July 5th and you can pre-order.View as: One Page Slides1. 2. 3. 4.last_img read more

Bombs hurled at TMC office in East Burdwan

first_imgKolkata: Unidentified miscreants hurled bombs at the office of Trinamool Congress at Galsi in East Burdwan on Thursday morning. Police came to know after preliminary investigation that some miscreants had come at around 2 am in the area and started ransacking valuables in the party office. Soon after, they started hurling petrol bombs outside the office. However, no one was injured in the incident. But it created panic among the people in the area. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeA programme was going on in the vicinity, where a large number of people had gathered. They went towards the party office, hearing loud noises. Seeing the people approaching the party office, the miscreants attempted to flee. But local people reached the spot before the miscreants could leave the place. The situation turned worse when they started hurling bricks at each other, following which the miscreants managed to flee from the area in a car. Police went to the spot and spoke to local people to know about the entire incident. Subsequently, they initiated a probe and conducted raids at different places in search of the people involved. On Thursday morning, police found the car of the miscreants in front of a building a few kilometers away from the spot. They also found some plastic containers of petrol in the car. They are continuing with the probe to nab the miscreants.last_img read more

Nuke the Hurricanes The Historical Debate of Using Nuclear Weapons Against the

first_imgHurricanes hitting the coast of the United States have been a constant reminder of how powerful nature can really be, but when it comes to man-made counter-measures, our means are quite limited. Thus, people of various backgrounds ― scientists included ― have long debated the prospects of using nuclear bombs in order to deter or destroy hurricanes before they can reach the shore and cause mayhem. Even though this debate was much more popular during the 1950s and early 1960s, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the number of letters received from people who still advocate such measures whenever a hurricane is inbound is still very high.Water crashing over bridge during Hurricane Harvey in Kemah TexasDue to the fact that the “nuke the hurricane” myth had become so widely expanded among the general population, the NOAA remains constantly devoted to debunking this misconception.But how did such a crazy idea become so popular?Origins of the notion of nuclear weapons being used in battling the elements date from the time when it was believed that nuclear power was a force we could harmlessly harness. Instead of using it for leveling cities, it could be used as a powerful tool ― one that could dig a 320 feet (100 m) deep crater, create a second Panama Canal, or make an instant harbor in Alaska by blowing up a portion of the coast.Panama canal-March 11,2016: three-Chamber gateway “Gatun”. From the Atlantic ocean, the first on the canal route is a three-chamber gateway “Gatun”, which connects the Lemon Bay with lake Gatun. Here locks lift vessels on 26 m to the level of the lake of the same name. Wiring of large ships through the locks is provided by a special small train locomotives on electric traction.This surge of interest in the use of nuclear weapons appeared after the United States first full scale test of a thermonuclear “hydrogen bomb” on November 1, 1952. With an explosive force of 10.4 megatons, the bomb, codenamed Ivy Mike, was a thousand times more powerful than the devastating “destroyer of worlds” dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.However, testing of nuclear weapons was just too expensive for the government, not to mention the risk of contaminating entire parcels of land with radiation and possibly costing hundreds or thousands of human lives.Ivy Mike (yield 10.4 mt) – an atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the U.S. at Enewetak Atoll on 1 November 1952. It was the world’s first successful hydrogen bombWhen it was revealed that the U.S. Army indeed possesses the hydrogen bomb, a meteorologist called Jack W. Reed managed to gain access to data and conduct research on the atmospheric effects that the bomb had during its first testing. The Mike detonation reportedly lifted a massive column of air more than 20 miles into the sky.In 1958, he was determined to convince both the government and the public that such a weapon could be used to save lives, instead of taking them. He developed a theory by which a 20 megaton hydrogen bomb could be launched underwater into the eye of the hurricane using a submarine.By Reed’s calculation, the explosion would cause the warm air in the eye of the storm to elevate into the stratosphere, just like it did during the 1952 test, significantly reducing the wind speed and thus weakening the storm itself.Weather Map – 3D RenderingAt the same time, the use of nuclear devices for civilian purposes became part of the U.S. government’s Project Plowshare ― a program aimed at the development of techniques which would enable nuclear explosives to find use in construction.Although everything containing the word “nuclear” was hailed as the future during the 1950s, by late 1960s, the effects of radioactivity became wider known to the public and a reverse trend appeared.The government soon abandoned all mention of the use of nuclear explosives in so-called “peaceful” purposes.Project PlowshareWhat Reed failed to predict was the fact that his idea was indeed a double-edged sword ― while theoretically destroying the hurricane, the bomb would unleash radioactive fallout which would quickly reach the coast carried by wind, causing even greater damage than the hurricane itself.Besides, the scientists from NOAA had long concluded that Reed’s calculations were wrong ― the 20 megaton nuclear bomb suggested by the meteorologist wouldn’t be enough to tame an average hurricane. In order to make a dent in Mother Nature’s superweapon, a much more powerful bomb would be needed.Hurricane Lane approaching Hawaii in August 2018. 3D illustration. Elements of this image furnished by NASA. 3D model of planet created and rendered in Cheetah3D software, 24 Aug 2018. URL of the source maps: https://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view.php?id=57752Project Plowshare continued to spread in other fields of interest. In 1973, three 33 kiloton bombs were detonated underground in Rio Blanco, Colorado. This was the third, and final, experiment to determine if controlled nuclear explosions could be used to fracture rocks deep underground, allowing natural gas extraction. However, the gas produced by this “nuclear fracking” method was found to have high levels of radioactivity, and thus was useless.Nevertheless, plans for civilian use of nuclear explosives remained in development as the government and private companies sought out ways to turn the bomb into profit, although far from the public eye.Projects including rock blasting, chemical element manufacture, space travel and ― ironically ― sealing off vast underground stores of nuclear waste were all mentioned in numerous files regarding the Pandora’s Box released by Project Plowshare.Read another story from us:Ancient Aliens – Bizarre Theories and Evidence Throughout HistoryLuckily, barely any of these projects went into the testing phase.In 1990, the Peaceful Nuclear Explosions Treaty was signed by the U.S. government and the U.S.S.R., limiting the use of nuclear weapons for non-military purposes to 150 kilotons. The document was the formal acknowledgment that any irresponsible use of nuclear weapons during peacetime should be strictly prohibited.last_img read more

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