Passive House New England is hosting a one-day conference in Boston with presentations on a variety of topics that are likely to interest GBA readers, including “Passive House and Cost Optimization in the South.”Among the speakers scheduled for the upoming event are Adam Cohen, Chris Corson, Jesse Thompson, Marc Rosenbaum, and Martin Holladay.The symposium will be held at the University of Massachusetts – Boston on Saturday October 27. The cost to attend is $75 (or $35 for students).More information on the event is available at the Passive House New England website.For more details on the day’s schedule, click here.
As three soldiers were injured on Sunday afternoon in Baramulla’s Uri Sector in Pakistan’s ceasefire violation, one civilian was killed allegedly in security forces firing in Pulwama in the evening.The youth, identified by locals as Owais Ahmad Dar, was killed in alleged firing of security forces’ firing in Pulwama’s Kakapora area.Preliminary reports suggest a CRPF patrol coming from volatile Shopian came under stone pelting at Kakapora. Locals alleged the security forces fired from pellet shotguns to disperse protesters, injuring Dar seriously. “Dar was hit in right side of the chest. He was declared dead in a Srinagar hospital,” said sources.The police are yet to confirm the killing and the details that lead to the firing.In a separate incident, there were reports of firing in Pampore’s Samboora where security forces launched a combing operation on Sunday evening.Meanwhile, three soldiers were injured in Uri Sector of Baramulla when Pakistani troops targeted the posts of 20 Sikh regiment, along the Line of Control (LOC), at Baaz area around 4 p.m.The injured jawans, identified as Sepoy Balvinder Singh, Sepoy Kulwinder Singh and Sepoy Gurujan Singh, were airlifted to the military hospital Badamibagh, Srinagar for treatment.“Pakistan fire was responded equally,” said an army official.
been shifted to Steel from the Ministry of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Sanitation which now goes to Narendra Singh Tomar. Tomar was earlier Minister of Mines and Steel. There has been no other change in portfolios of other Cabinet ministers and Ministers of State, some of whom have got departmetns held by the ministers who have been dropped. Piyush Goyal, who is the MoS in Power, Coal and Renewable energy with Independent charge, gets the additional Mines portfolio. Manoj Sinha, who is the MoS in Railways gets Communications as Independent charge while Santosh Kumar Gangwar, who was MoS(Independent charge) in Textiles, goes to Finance in place of Jayant Sinha. Arjun Ram Meghwal will be the second MoS in the Finance Ministry. Javadekar, who held independent charge of Environment, was the lone minister to be promoted to the cabinet rank while all new inductees took oath as Ministers of State. Earlier, there was speculation that Goyal and Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be elevated to the Cabinet. Among the new ministers with MoS rank Vijay Goel gets Youth Affairs and Sports as Independent charge, a post held by Sarbananda Sonowal before he became the chief minister of Assam while Anil Madhav Dave comes in place of Javadekar in the Environment Ministry with independent charge. BJP ally Apna Dal leader Anupriya Patel gets Health and Family Welfare along with Faggan Singh Kulaste while Dr S R Bhamre will be Defence Minister Manohar Parrikars deputy. Ahluwalia gets Agriculture and Farmers welfare and Parliamentary Affairs. Ajay Tamta (Uttarakhand), Arjun Ram Meghwal (Rajasthan), Krishna Raj (UP), Ramdas Athawale (Maharashtra), Ramesh C Jigajinagi (Karnataka) were among the dalit MPs administered the oath of Office and Secrecy by President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhawan attended by Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Modi, his cabinet colleagues, BJP President Amit Shah and leaders allied parties among others. No Congress leader was present.advertisementOthers who were inducted included P P Chaudhary, C R Chaudhary (Rajasthan), A M Dave, Faggan Singh Kulaste (Madhya Pradesh), Mahendra Nath Pandey (UP), Purshotam Rupala, J Bhabhor and Mansukhbhai Mandaviya (Gujarat), Rajen Gohain (Assam) and S R Bhamre (Maharashtra). A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said the President has accepted the resignation of Sanawar Lal Jat (Water Resources), Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya (Agriculture), Nihal Chand (Panchayati Raj), Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava (Tribal Affairs) and Ram Shankar Katheria (HRD).PTI NAB/SKC/KR PYK GSN GSN
India defeated Sri Lanka by 141 runs to level the three-match series 1-1 with the third and final ODI to be played at Visakhapatnam. (Scorecard)Sri Lanka Innings:19:21 IST: THAT’S IT! INDIA WIN BY 141 RUNS.2nd ODI. 47.4: W Sundar to A Mathews (108), 6 runs, 244/8 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201719:06 IST: CENTURY! 46.4: B Kumar to A Mathews, SECOND ODI HUNDRED for Mathews. Has worked hard to get here but not quite sure whether he will be entirely happy. No intent, probably because the team got knocked out of the chase pretty chase. Still, a hundred is a hundred. He works this to the leg side and sets off for single. Rohit Sharma gets across to his right but then fumbles and Mathews takes the second. Now he clutches his right leg and is in some discomfort.19:01 IST: 45.3: Y Chahal to A Mathews, NOT OUT and a WIDE signalled. Full and down the leg side, Mathews misses his flick and his back foot comes up in the air slightly. Dhoni whips off the bails and appeals but umpire Nandan at square leg is in no mood to get it referred. Eventually he does and the replays show that the foot had come down before the bails could come off.18:59 IST: 45.2: Y Chahal to A Mathews, SIX. Aha! Finally Mathews does something to get closer to his century. Nothing wrong with the ball, a top spinner, Mathews reads it to perfection, gets to the pitch of the ball and swings it straight back over the bowler’s head. One hit away from the century now.advertisement18:41 IST: 41.1: H Pandya to A Mathews, FOUR! He is going for it. Comes down the track, Mathews comes down the track and bludgeons it past mid off for a boundary. Moves to 85. Meanwhile, SRI LANKA GO PAST ROHIT SHARMA.18:38 IST: WICKET! 40.5: J Bumrah to A Dananjaya! Interesting field placement! Normally we do not see innovative positions like leg gully or short backward square leg but here we have one. Hard to say whether it is a leg gully as the fielder is a bit squarer but whatever it is or wherever he is placed, it is a wicket. Let us say short backward square leg in this case. A short ball, around middle and leg, Dananjaya looks to tuck it around the corner but hits it straight to Rohit Sharma at short backward square leg. Rohit smiles. Nice fielding strategy. Not to smile but to keep that man there.2nd ODI. 39.2: H Pandya to A Mathews (81), 4 runs, 203/7 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201718:24 IST: 37.3: H Pandya to A Mathews, 2 runs, Good fielding! On a length on middle and leg, Mathews tucks it through square leg. It is racing towards the fence but Karthik is equal to the task. He sprints to his right and dives full length to stop it. It is referred upstairs and the replays confirm that he is fine.2nd ODI. 36.4: W Sundar to A Dananjaya (7), 4 runs, 195/7 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201718:18 IST: 35.5: B Kumar to A Mathews, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Knuckle ball from Kumar, on a fuller length and in line of the stumps. Mathews clears his front leg and hammers it over mid on for a one-bounce boundary.33.5: WICKET! S Pathirana (2) is out, c Shikhar Dhawan b Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 180/7- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 20172nd ODI. 32.2: Y Chahal to A Mathews (60), 4 runs, 174/6 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201717:55 IST: WICKET! 30.6: Y Chahal to T Perera. Sri Lanka have lost their sixth wicket. The captain is out of here! Smart work from Dhoni. Chahal tosses this around leg and Perera looks to flick but misses. The ball goes off his pads and Dhoni rushes to his right and takes it. It just seems like a simple catch behind appeal but the umpire raises his finger! Thisara does not bother reviewing and replays show why. The ball has hit the pad and then the glove! Third wicket for Chahal who is standing out for India again. Sri Lanka 166/6 (31 overs) vs India 392/417:53 IST: 30.6: Y Chahal to T Perera, WIDE. Down the leg side, Thisara looks to leave, then tries to play but misses. The ball hits Dhoni’s pads and Mathews wants the single but then sends Perera back as first slip gets across quickly to his right2nd ODI. 30.3: Y Chahal to NTLC Perera (4), 4 runs, 163/5 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201717:50 IST: WICKET! 30.2: Y Chahal to A Gunaratne! Easy stumping! Chahal gets his man. Sees Gunaratne give him the charge and tosses this slightly slowly and a little bit wider outside off. Gunaratne aims to go inside out and in the process goes too far from the ball. Dhoni collects and before we could say ‘Out’ the bails are dislodged. End of a promising knock and innings. Sri Lanka 159/5 (30.2 overs) vs India 392/4advertisement2nd ODI. 30.1: Y Chahal to A Gunaratne (34), 4 runs, 159/4 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201717:47 IST: 29.5: J Bumrah to A Mathews, FOUR.17:44 IST: FIFTY! 29.1: J Bumrah to A Mathews, 1 run. On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a single. That is 50 number 36 in ODIs for Mathews. Only the Sri Lankan dressing room applauds. Mathews himself does not care. Nice to see. This game is not about personal milestones. Sri Lanka are way behind the 8-ball. 150 up for them and they need another 243 from 125 balls.17:40 IST: 27.6: W Sundar to A Gunaratne, FOUR. Expensive over! Short and flat outside off, Gunaratne goes back and cuts it hard between short third man and backward point! 12 from the over, all in boundaries! 247 more needed from 132 balls now. The stand moves to 31 from 32 balls.2nd ODI. 27.5: W Sundar to A Gunaratne (24), 4 runs, 142/4 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 20172nd ODI. 27.3: W Sundar to A Gunaratne (20), 4 runs, 138/4 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 20172nd ODI. 25.2: W Sundar to A Gunaratne (13), 4 runs, 130/4 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201717:22 IST: WICKET! 22.4: Y Chahal to N Dickwella. Chahal gets among the wickets as well. He bowls this one quicker and at a shorter length outside off. Gets it to skid after pitching. Dickwella rocks back and goes for a cut but ends up slicing it towards short third man. Sundar doesn’t need to move an inch and takes a straightforward catch. End of the 53-run stand. The wheels are coming off for Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka 115/4 (22.4 overs) vs India 392/42nd ODI. 22.3: Y Chahal to N Dickwella (22), 4 runs, 115/3 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201717:10 IST: 19.5: W Sundar to N Dickwella, FOUR. Nice improvisation! Fullish delivery on middle, Dickwella goes for the fancy reverse sweep and connects well. Gets it through short third man. Chahal hares after it but only comes second best.2nd ODI. 19.2: W Sundar to A Mathews (35), 6 runs, 96/3 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201717:07 IST: 18.5: Y Chahal to N Dickwella, FOUR. Sri Lanka need much more of these. Dickwella makes room and goes inside out over covers to pick up a boundary.17:06 IST: 18.4: Y Chahal to A Mathews, Wide. An inquiry for a caught behind but there is no conviction behind the appeal. Quicker one down the leg side, Mathews looks to glance it but misses. Dhoni takes it and appeals. However, the umpire signals a wide. Rohit Sharma is not amused as the replays show that it went off the pad.advertisement16.50 IST: WICKET! Thirimanne b Sundar 21 (35 balls).Bowled ’em! First ODI wicket for Sundar. A big moment for the youngster and he has a big smile on his face. Thirimanne shapes for the fancy reverse sweep and spotting that, Sundar pushes it quicker through the air off on a full length. Smart thinking from the youngster and the southpaw misses it completely to get his stumps shattered. Sri Lanka 62/3 in 15.3 overs 15.3: WICKET! L Thirimanne (21) is out, b Washington Sundar, 62/3- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201716.45 IST: Debutant Washington Sundar bowls a decent first over in international cricket giving away just 4 runs. Sri Lanka 60/2 in 14 overs16.42 IST: 18-year-old Washington Sundar to roll his arm over now. A big moment for the debutant. He is a very impressive player. Can he perform at the highest level as well?16.34 IST: Bumrah to Mathews, FOUR! Crisp! Shortish ball and width on offer, Mathews pounces on it and slaps it past point for a rocketing boundary.2nd ODI. 11.3: J Bumrah to A Mathews (10), 4 runs, 50/2 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201716.27 IST: End of the first powerplay! Sri Lanka 41/2 in 10 overs, need 352 runs. Thirimanne 14*, Mathews 2*16.26 IST: Bumrah to Thirimanne, FOUR! Hit with disdain! Short delivery in line of the stumps, sits up nicely for Thirimanne. He stands tall and pulls it with command over mid-wicket to find the ropes.16.23 IST: Sri Lanka 34/2 in 9 overs, need 359 runs more16.16 IST: Bumrah to Gunathilaka, OUT! A really soft dismissal! Not an ideal delivery but he will be happy that he has got a wicket. Full length ball down the leg side, Gunathilaka aims to clip it behind square on the leg side but gets a faint nick behind. Dhoni moves to his right and accepts it gleefully. Umpire Reiffel raises his finger as well. The replays show that Bumrah’s front foot was well behind the popping crease as opposed to in the first game where he got a wicket but overstepped. Nice adjustment made by him. Sri Lanka in deep trouble now.16.05 IST: Pandya to Gunathilaka, FOUR! Nicely done! That will give him some confidence. Fuller in length around off, Gunathilaka commits to it and lifts it over mid off for a two bounce boundary.16.01 IST: Pandya to Tharanga, OUT! Pandya draws first blood! A poor stroke brings about the downfall of Tharanga. Shortish and wide outside off, Tharanga fishes at it away from his body and doesn’t commit to it. Plays it with a circumspect approach and hence, mistimes it towards covers. Dinesh Karthik gets low to his left and takes a good catch. Ideal start for India.3.5: WICKET! WU Tharanga (7) is out, c Dinesh Karthik b Hardik Pandya, 15/1- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201715.56 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Tharanga, FOUR!2nd ODI. 2.4: B Kumar to WU Tharanga (5), 4 runs, 12/0 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201715.46 IST: That is deadly from Bhuvneshwar to Tharanga, Pandey drops a difficult chance. India Innings:15.04 IST: Rohit Sharma’s 3rd double hundred powers India to 392/4 vs Sri Lanka in MohaliA breathtaking effort from the Indians! Take a bow, Rohit Sharma! He is a genius when it comes to converting those starts into big daddy hundreds. Third double century for him in ODI cricket. The way he paced his innings deserves a lot of appreciation, picking out his shots to perfection and toying with the bowling.Earlier, Dhawan and Rohit Sharma provided the ideal platform for the middle order to capitalize upon. Dhawan missed out on a ton but the skipper carried on. He found an able ally in the young Shreyas Iyer who showed great composure and played some eye-catching strokes himself.Too many bowling changes from the visitors in the middle overs. Poor captaincy from Perera. You need to give your bowlers time to settle into a rhythm. Pradeep crossed 100 and was the most expensive. Even Lakmal was off color after a stupendous first game. That is what happens when the batsmen come out with aggressive intent and execute what they desire. Only Dananjaya and Mathews went at under 6 as the others were tonked around the park.A mammoth ask for the tourists to achieve this target. The morale will be down and the pressure to go after the word go is likely to take a toll on them. Can they rise above themselves and make a match out of this one? Or will India continue the one-way traffic and cruise to a victory and level the series? Let’s find out in a short while.15.03 IST: WICKET! Hardik Pandya c Thirimanne b Perera 8 (5 balls)Pandya holes out! Low full toss around off, Pandya goes for a heave across the line but doesn’t find the desired connection. Thirimanne at long on stays composed and pouches it calmly. INDIA FINISH WITH 392/4.15.00 IST: Perera to Rohit, SIX!14.59 IST: THIRD DOUBLE HUNDRED FOR ROHIT SHARMA!There it is, the whole of Mohali erupts with joy! Third double ton for Rohit Sharma in ODIs, the only man to do so. On a length on off, Sharma tucks it through square leg and calls for the second straightaway. Comes back for it and pumps his fists in the air. What a player! The dressing room rises with elation. This is a kind of knock where you sit back and just salute the effort.LIKE A BOSS! THIRD double century in ODIs. The first man to scale Mt.200 on three occasions in ODIs. Stand up and Salute @ImRo45 #TeamIndia #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/7GrZKtv2DA- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201714.57 IST: Perera to Rohit, SIX! This man is incredible! There is nothing he can’t achieve. He premidates, walks across his stumps, gets a ball in his arc and paddle scoops it over deep square leg for a maximum. Just 3 runs away now14.56 IST: Pradeep to Rohit, SIX! Rohit is now just 10 runs away from his third double hundred, moves to 190 with his 13th SIX. India 372/3 in 48.4 overs 14.53 IST: Pradeep to Pandya, FOUR!14.50 IST: Perera to Rohit, FOUR!2nd ODI. 47.5: NTLC Perera to RG Sharma (182), 4 runs, 359/3 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201714.49 IST: WICKET! Dhoni lbw b Perera 7 (5 balls). India 354/3 in 47.3 oversThe skipper strikes! Some respite for the visitors. Back of the hand delivery on off, Dhoni aims to play an agricultural slog over mid-wicket but misses it completely to get hit on the pads. A confident appeal follows and the umpire rules it out. Dhoni keeps walking back to the dressing room and has a smile on his face. That was plumb.47.3: WICKET! MS Dhoni (7) is out, lbw Thisara Perera, 354/3 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201714.48 IST: Perera to Dhoni, SIX! Those bottom hands come into play!14.45 IST: Pradeep to Rohit, SIX! Another slower delivery, Sharma swivels across and pulls it with aplomb over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.14.45 IST: Pradeep to Rohit, FOUR! Sharma’s mind is working like a computer at the moment. Slower length ball on off, Rohit reads it well and goes over mid off. Gets enough on it and the ball goes over mid off and rolls to the fence.14.43 IST: Pradeep to Rohit, FOUR! Sit back and applaud! Creativity at its best. Shuffles across a long way, stays cool as a cucumber and paddle scoops it over backward square leg for a boundary.2nd ODI. 46.3: N Pradeep to RG Sharma (166), 4 runs, 336/2 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201714.39 IST: MS Dhoni has been promoted up the order. Can he finish with a flourish?14.38 IST: WICKET! Shreyas Iyer c sub Chaturanga b Perera 88 (70 balls). India 328/2 in 45.3 oversIyer holes out! A majestic knock from the youngster nonetheless but he will be disappointed to miss out on a ton. Slower length ball at 102 clicks on off, Iyer whips it nicely but picks out the man at deep mid-wicket to perfection. The substitute fielder, Chaturanga de Silva doesn’t need to move an inch and takes it safely.45.3: WICKET! S Iyer (88) is out, Caught, b Thisara Perera, 328/2- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201714.35 IST: Perera to Rohit, SIX! A run-fest taking place in Mohali and the crowd has gone wild. Full length ball in line of the stumps, Sharma lifts it nonchalantly over long on and the ball has only one destination to land.14.32 IST: Pradeep to Rohit, SIX! 150 FOR ROHIT. This is the highest score by an Indian captain against Sri Lanka. Previous best was Virat Kohli’s 139* at Ranchi. Last 7 balls he has faced, six have gone over the ropes. India 320/1 in 44.5 overs Sit back and enjoy the RO-SHOW. He is on fire. 150 for the Indian captain #TeamIndia #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/j7xi3AtBAu- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 20172nd ODI. 44.5: N Pradeep to RG Sharma (152), 6 runs, 320/1 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201714.32 IST: Pradeep to Rohit, SIX! I will be running out of adjectives to describe the strokeplay from this man. He is unstoppable at the moment, a double ton is on.14.28 IST: Lakmal to Rohit, SIX! Make that four, 26 from the over already. Short delivery around off, Rohit pulls it with disdain over deep mid-wicket for another maximum.14.26 IST: Lakmal to Rohit, SIX! Third six of the over, Lakmal is crumbling under pressure. Dishes out another juicy full toss, a horrible delivery. Sharma whips it over deep backward square leg and the ball sails into the stands.14.26 IST: Lakmal to Rohit, SIX! Sharma is watching the ball like a football. Full toss on off, Sharma shuffles across and whips it over deep square leg for a huge biggie.14.26 IST: Lakmal to Rohit, SIX! Sharma has a great cricketing brain and he is capitalizing on it. He knows Lakmal is bowling full outside off and premeditates. Shuffles across and gets a full toss. Dumps it over long on for a biggie. A terrific catch in the crowd, well taken sir.14.19 IST: 12 runs came off that over from Lakmal with India reaching 268/1 in 42 overs14.15 IST: Lakmal to Iyer, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Short and asking to be hit, Iyer obliges and whacks it through point. Gunaratne hares to his left from sweeper cover, slides desperately and stops it but the momentum makes him touch the ropes. Asela needs to be careful. He had injured his left hand earlier.2nd ODI. 41.2: S Lakmal to S Iyer (78), 4 runs, 264/1 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201714.15 IST: Lakmal to Iyer, FOUR! Whipped! It could have been a chance but eventually a boundary results. Full toss on off, Iyer hits it towards mid-wicket where the fielder dives to his left but the ball goes under him and races to the fence.2nd ODI. 41.1: S Lakmal to S Iyer (74), 4 runs, 260/1 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201714.09 IST: Time for Powerplay 3! Maximum of five fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the innings. Meanwhile, Pradeep is back on.14.05 IST: Pathirana to Iyer, SIX! Straight as an arrow! The youngster has the license to tee off now. Tossed up on off, Iyer skates down the track and tonks it down the ground. The ball hits the sightscreen, that came right off the screws.2nd ODI. 39.4: S Pathirana to S Iyer (67), 6 runs, 243/1 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201714.05 IST: HUNDRED FOR ROHIT! Rohit Sharma brings up his 16th ODI ton! He looks skywards and has a big smile on his face. Short ball outside off, cut away with the spin through point for a run. Iyer goes across to his captain and hugs him. Coming back to the delivery, it is short outside off, cut away past point for an easy run. He has going through a purple patch and is basking in the glory of sunlight.A captain’s knock. @ImRo45 has looked in full flow and has marched on to a well-made century. ODI Century no. 16 #TeamIndia #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/qWtwNpp7dr- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201714.02 IST: Perera to Iyer, FOUR! Really nicely played! Very low full toss around off, Iyer gets under it and whips it over mid-wicket for a boundary.14.01 IST: Perera to Iyer, SIX!2nd ODI. 38.3: NTLC Perera to S Iyer (57), 6 runs, 232/1 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201713.59 IST: MAIDEN FIFTY FOR IYER! Maiden ODI fifty for Shreyas Iyer on his second ODI! It has been a classy knock from the youngster and he truly deserves it. Well played, young man. Sits deep in the crease and turns it to deep mid-wicket for a single. Raises his bat towards the dressing room and soaks in the applause.Maiden ODI half century for young Shreyas Iyer. This has been such a calm and composed knock #TeamIndia #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/j1iUuN0nqF- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201713.55 IST: DRINKS BREAK! Smooth going from the Indians. Ominous signs for Sri Lanka as Rohit Sharma is nearing a ton and when he gets going, he gets those daddy hundreds. The yuong Iyer has also looked impressive and is playing really well. The visitors need quick wickets or else the game will run away from them. India 220/1 in 37 overs, run rate – 5.95. Rohit 96*, Iyer 48*. Current partnership – 105 off 95 balls. Last 5 overs – 37 runs13.52 IST: Pathirana to Iyer, FOUR! Typical Dhoni like shot! Coming in with the arm, Iyer is nimble on his feet and allows those bottom hands to take over. Whips it past mid-wicket and away the ball races to the fence. That brings up the 100-run stand as well, it has come in good time.2nd ODI. 36.4: S Pathirana to S Iyer (47), 4 runs, 217/1 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201713.50 IST: Dananjaya to Iyer, FOUR!2nd ODI. 35.6: A Dananjaya to S Iyer (43), 4 runs, 211/1 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201713.42 IST: Lakmal to Rohit, FOUR! A gift and duly accepted! Low full toss around off, Sharma drives it elegantly through extra cover to find the fence. Moves into the nineties with that.2nd ODI. 34.1: S Lakmal to RG Sharma (91), 4 runs, 203/1 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201713.40 IST: Pathirana to Rohit, FOUR! Hit with disdain! Short and room on offer, Sharma rocks back and flays it behind point to pick up another boundary.At Dharamsala India 112/10 in 38.2 oversToday at Mohali India 114/0 in 20.4 overs#IndvSL- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 13, 201713.36 IST: Lakmal to Iyer, FOUR! Intelligent batting! There is nothing much you can do about it as a fielding side. Good length ball in the channel around off, by no means it is a bad delivery. Iyer waits for it and steers it deftly past the keeper to find the third man fence. Second wicket partnership moves on to 75 off 69 balls2nd ODI. 32.4: S Lakmal to S Iyer (36), 4 runs, 190/1 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201713.34 ISt: India 183/1 in 32 overs, run rate – 5.72 per over. Rohit 79*, Iyer 31*13.21 IST: Pradeep to Rohit, FOUR! Shot! Bouncer on middle and leg, Rohit gets on top of the bounce and pulls it through backward square leg to find the fence.2nd ODI. 28.3: N Pradeep to RG Sharma (66), 4 runs, 161/1 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201713.15 IST: Pradeep to Rohit, SIX! Never easy to play a full off the front foot but Sharma is an artist at that. Short ball on middle, Sharma hammers it over mid-wicket. Doesn’t seem initially that he has got all of it but the ball sails over wide long on with ease. 150 up for India in the 27th over 2nd ODI. 26.5: N Pradeep to RG Sharma (61), 6 runs, 153/1 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201713.10 IST: Pathirana to Iyer, FOUR!2nd ODI. 25.6: S Pathirana to S Iyer (20), 4 runs, 145/1 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201713.10 IST: Pathirana to Iyer, FOUR! Brilliant use of the feet! Slow through the air on middle, Iyer steps out and lifts it over mid on for a boundary. Picked his spot to perfection.13.06 IST: FIFTY FOR ROHIT! 35th ODI half century for @ImRo45. #TeamIndia going strong with 127/1 from 24 overs #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/8hRtxw4l4y- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201712.59 IST: SHREYAS IYER comes in at number 3 again. Good to see the management persisting with him.12.57 IST: WICKET! Dhawan c Thirimanne b Pathirana 68 (67 balls). India 115/1 in 21.1 oversThat is a fantastic catch and Dhawan has to depart! Big breakthrough for Sri Lanka. On middle and leg, Dhawan comes down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket but Lahiru Thirimanne dives to his right and takes a terrific catch! Dhawan was looking in great touch. Misses out on a terrific-looking ton. Can Sri Lanka bounce back from here?21.1: WICKET! S Dhawan (68) is out, c Lahiru Thirimanne b Sachith Pathirana, 115/1- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201712.54 IST: Dananjaya to Dhawan, FOUR!12.53 IST: Good over for the batting side, 10 runs came off it. India 108/0 in 20 overs12.52 IST: Pathirana to Rohit, FOUR!12.51 IST: Pathirana to Rohit, FOUR! 100 UP FOR INDIA2nd ODI. 19.2: S Pathirana to RG Sharma (40), 4 runs, 102/0 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201712.47 IST: Dananjaya to Rohit, FOUR! Lovely shot. Flighted outside off, Rohit leans into this one and lofts it over extra cover, two bounces and into the fence!2nd ODI. 18.1: A Dananjaya to RG Sharma (34), 4 runs, 95/0 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201712.40 IST: Drinks are on the field now! Nice platform set for India. They have learnt from the mistakes committed in Dharamsala. The openers have seen off the tough period with the new balls, perhaps played a couple of loose shots but not gifted their wickets away. Now, the pitch has seemingly started to play better and it is visible from the fact that Dhawan is upping the ante. India 89/0 in 17 overs vs Sri Lanka. Dhawan 59*, Rohit 29*. Run rate – 5.24 12.35 IST: Perera to Dhawan, FOUR! Rubbish from Thisara. Short and outside off, asking to be hit, Dhawan obliges and bludgeons this pull through mid-wicket.2nd ODI. 15.5: NTLC Perera to S Dhawan (56), 4 runs, 83/0 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201712.32 IST: FIFTY FOR DHAWAN! His 23rd in this format. Short and outside off, Shikhar punches this through the covers who should have stopped that but ends up parrying it to the deep. Two runs taken. Fine knock from the southpaw. Started slowly but is now making amends. Perfect platform for the middle order.Top start this for #TeamIndia courtesy a rampant half century from @SDhawan25 #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/7zM97cHuv0- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201712.28 IST: Pradeep to Dhawan, FOUR!2nd ODI. 13.5: N Pradeep to S Dhawan (46), 4 runs, 69/0 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201712.26 IST: Pradeep to Dhawan, FOUR!2nd ODI. 13.3: N Pradeep to S Dhawan (42), 4 runs, 65/0 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201712.25 IST: Pradeep to Dhawan, FOUR!2nd ODI. 13.1: N Pradeep to S Dhawan (36), 4 runs, 59/0 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201712.22 IST: Fifty up for India in the 13th over! This is the 10th time Dhawan (28*) and Rohit (21*) have had a 50-run partnership in ODIs. Massive difference after being 7 down for the same score three days ago.12.17 IST: Captain Perera gets smashed for 12 runs in his second over with Dhawan scoring two boundaries off successive balls. India 45/0 in 11 overs12.14 IST: Perera to Dhawan, FOUR! 2nd ODI. 10.4: NTLC Perera to S Dhawan (25), 4 runs, 42/0 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201712.14 iST: Perera to Dhawan, FOUR!2nd ODI. 10.3: NTLC Perera to S Dhawan (21), 4 runs, 38/0 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201712.13 IST: End of the first powerplay and it has been a good one for the hosts. India 33/0 in 10 overs (Dhawan 17*, Rohit 15*) 12.05 IST: Just 2 runs given away by Lakmal. India 29/0 in 8 12.00 IST: Good over from Mathews, just 1 run came off it. India 27/0 in 7 overs11.53 IST: Lakmal to Dhawan, FOUR! He is looking good today. Short and wide outside off, Dhawan frees his arms and crashes it through the covers for a boundary! Moves to 13 from 10 balls.2nd ODI. 5.1: S Lakmal to S Dhawan (13), 4 runs, 24/0 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201711.52 IST: Mathews to Rohit, FOUR! Slashed away! Short and wide outside off, Rohit goes after it and gets it wide of the slip cordon and over them to the third man fence! The fielder is pretty square and cannot get there!2nd ODI. 4.6: A Mathews to RG Sharma (11), 4 runs, 20/0 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201711.49 IST: Pitch seems to be favouring the batsmen so far with even bounce on offer and the ball is coming on to the bat very nicely. India 16/0 in 4 overs11.47 IST: Lakmal to Rohit, FOUR!2nd ODI. 3.5: S Lakmal to RG Sharma (6), 4 runs, 15/0 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201711.40 IST: Just the one boundary and a couple of runs from Lakmal’s first over. India 6/0 in 2 overs 11.36 IST: Lakmal to Dhawan, FOUR! CARESSED! What a way to get off the mark! Half volley outside off, a gentle loosener from Lakmal but Dhawan does not want any sighters. Leans into the shot and drives it through the covers for a boundary!2nd ODI. 1.1: S Lakmal to S Dhawan (4), 4 runs, 4/0 https://t.co/lkC77poXH4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201711.35 IST: SURANGA LAKMAL, the wrecker-in-chief in the previous game, to bowl with the second new ball.11.35 IST: Excellent first over from Angelo Mathews, starts with a maiden over for the Lankans. India 0/0 in 1 over11.31 IST: Dhawan and Rohit are out in the middle with the latter taking first strike for India. Former skipper Angelo Mathews will open the bowling ahead of Suranga Lakmal for Sri LankaPre-match updates:11.24 IST: Washington Sundar is the seventh youngest player to make his debut for India after Sachin Tendulkar, Maninder Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Parthiv Patel, Laxmi Ratan Shukla and Chetan Sharma11.01 IST: ROHIT SHARMA says he would have bowled first too, looking at the conditions. He opines that the wicket looks sticky and the Indian batsmen just need to change their mindset while approaching batting. Feels that India are a young batting group and need to learn from the mistakes committed in the first game and not repeat them today. Agrees that it is indeed tempting to bring in Ajinkya Rahane but the team management does not want to change his batting position by bringing him in and playing him in the middle order. Also wants to give the youngsters more opportunities. Informs that WASHINGTON SUNDAR makes his ODI debut today and wishes him all the luck. Adds that he is the only change in this game, in place of Kuldeep Yadav.In the last 14 series across all formats India at home since Nov 2015 have not lost a single bilateral series.Last lost an ODI series against South Africa 2-3 in Oct 2015.Since then the summary of series results: Won 13, drawn 1Sri Lanka lead the 3 match ODI series 1-0#IndvSL- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 13, 2017Sri Lanka have won the toss and will bowl first. Sri Lanka are unchanged, India get in Washington Sundar in place of Kuldeep Yadav #TeamIndia #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/BqfYy4RJ4Y- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201711.01 IST: THISARA PERERA says that he wants to use the overcast conditions and hence the decision to field. Is happy with the result in the previous game and feels that the toss won the match there. Feels that this looks a better wicket than the Dharamsala one and should be good for batting. Does not want to look too much into the fact that they reached late yesterday and could not get enough time to settle. Is happy with the one net practice they had this morning and says that the boys are ready and raring to go.11.01 IST: TOSS! Thisara Perera wins the toss, Sri Lanka opt to bowl vs India at Mohali. Kuldeep Yadav has been benched for this game.10.56 IST: 18-year-old Washington Sundar is all set to make his debut for India todayWe have a new kid on the block. Washington Sundar is all set to make his ODI debut here in Mohali #TeamIndia #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/VxquVkgSIa- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201710.56 IST: Take a look at who won the race between Dhoni and Pandya this morningA quick 100 metre dash between @msdhoni and @hardikpandya7. Any guesses on who won it in the end? #TeamIndia #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/HpboL6VFa6- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 201710.45 IST: The Indian players are leaving no stone unturned in their preparations for the second match in Mohali.#TeamIndia trained in Mohali ahead of the 2nd @Paytm #INDvSL ODI. A high-intensity fielding session was followed by a net session. pic.twitter.com/jRBpLvSTVw- BCCI (@BCCI) December 12, 2017Brief Preview: After suffering a crushing defeat against Sri Lanka on Sunday in the first one day international of the three-match series, India aim to return to ways when the two sides face-off at the Punjab Cricket Association’s I.S. Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Wednesday.Sri Lanka, who finally managed to beat India in 13 attempts across formats this year, eased to a seven-wicket victory after bowling the hosts out for a paltry 112.Mahendra Singh Dhoni once again proved his worth in the 50-over format with a gutsy half-century after India were reduced to 29/7.The embarrassing loss in the series opener was an eye-opener for the Men-in-Blue, who are expected to face similar conditions when they land in South Africa later this month. While Mohali may not be as cold as Dharamsala, the pacers could still have a say in the second match, considering it is another 11.30 a.m. start to the day-night affair.In such a scenario, Rohit Sharma’s men will need to pull up their socks and learn from the mistakes of the first match, where the top order fell like ninepins.Moreover, the exclusion of the experienced Ajinkya Rahane in the playing XI without regular skipper Virat Kohli, also raised questions on the team management’s strategy in the opening game.
AC Milan 0 Torino 0: Pressure on Montella intensifies after dour draw Guy Atkinson Last updated 1 year ago 23:59 11/26/17 Getty Images AC Milan have now gone four Serie A games at San Siro without scoring after they were held to a goalless draw by Torino on Sunday. Vincenzo Montella’s position as AC Milan head coach looks set to come under further scrutiny after his side laboured to a 0-0 draw with Torino at San Siro.Failure to score means that the Rossoneri have now gone four home league games without hitting the back of the net – a run which has seen them fall 18 points behind Serie A leaders Napoli. Nikola Kalinic hit the post early on as Milan started promisingly, while Andre Silva was guilty of a glaring miss in the first half. 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 Torino goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu was in inspired form the second period, twice denying Kalinic and then Suso in a breathtaking few minutes.Milan travel to Benevento next weekend as they look to kick-start their faltering season, but whether Montella will be in charge remains to be seen.Full-Time. We tried again and again and again but the ball just didn’t go in / Fischio finale. Nonostante l’arrembaggio finale, i rossoneri non sfondano#MilanTorino 0-0 pic.twitter.com/yl0aOuISFN— AC Milan (@acmilan) November 26, 2017Milan’s recent home troubles were nowhere to be seen in a blistering opening 10 minutes, which could easily have seen them two goals up.Kalinic should have opened the scoring after just four minutes, but he rushed his shot from just inside the penalty area and clipped the outside of the post.Suso then whipped a superb free-kick towards the top corner from fully 30 yards, which Sirigu did wonderfully to claw away for a corner. The hosts continued to look threatening going forward and Silva squandered a glorious opportunity to open his Serie A account for the club midway through the half.The Portugal striker, who has scored eight goals in this season’s Europa League, stretched to meet Cristian Zapata’s teasing cross eight yards out, but inexplicably sent his effort wide of Sirigu’s left post. Meanwhile in the San Siro stands… Shades of a Red and Black legend @FBaresi La leggenda rossonera Franco #Baresi sugli spalti per #MilanTorino pic.twitter.com/Vofa7UoeVb— AC Milan (@acmilan) November 26, 2017 Suso saw a dangerous left-foot effort well held by Sirigu at the start of the second period as Milan continued to do all the pressing. The unlikely figure of Leonardo Bonucci then made a surging run out of defence, which resulted in him drilling an effort into the side netting. Sirigu produced a magnificent double save after 66 minutes to deny Kalinic, first pushing away his powerful header and then springing up to block his follow-up effort with his legs. He followed this moments later with another smart save to repel Suso’s low drive from the edge of the area as Milan belatedly cranked up the pressure. Torino offered next to nothing in an attacking sense, but only superb interventions from Gianluigi Donnarumma and Riccardo Montolivo denied them all three points with five minutes remaining.The Milan goalkeeper got down well to save Andrea Belotti’s initial header and then Montolivo threw himself in the way of substitute Iago Falque’s goal-bound follow-up.Perhaps fittingly, though, the final word went to the outstanding Sirigu, who magnificently tipped over substitute Hakan Calhanoglu’s fierce drive at the death.Key Opta stats:- AC Milan failed to score for four Serie A home games in a row for the third time in their history (previously in December 2007 and April 1984).- Milan failed to score against Torino after scoring at least one goal in the previous 13 league games vs the Granata.- Torino have won only one of their last nine Serie A matches (D5, L3).- Milan have collected only 20 points so far, nine fewer than after 14 matchdays in the last campaign. read more
Transfers Manchester United sign Alexis Sanchez as Mkhitaryan joins Arsenal Kris Voakes Man Utd Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 02:06 1/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(21) Getty/Man Utd composite Transfers Manchester United A. Sánchez Arsenal Premier League Arsenal v Crystal Palace The Chilean has left Arsenal for Old Trafford, with the former Borussia Dortmund star heading to the Emirates as part of the deal Manchester United have completed the transfer of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan joining the Gunners in a straight player swap with no fees involved.The Chile international looked destined for Manchester City until recently, with the Sky Blues appearing set to wrap up a move for around £20m having originally agreed a £60m fee with Arsenal last summer.But United stole in with a late approach to secure the signing of Sanchez, who is set to earn a Premier League record of around £350,000 a week, on a four-and-a-half-year deal having allowed his Arsenal contract to run down to its final six months. 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 “I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world,” Sanchez, who takes the club’s No.7 shirt, told Man Utd’s official website. “I have spent three-and-a-half wonderful years at Arsenal and I bring with me very positive memories of that great club and its fans.”The chance to play in this historic stadium and to work with Jose Mourinho was something I could not turn down. I am very proud to be the first Chilean player ever to play for United’s first team and I hope I can show our fans all around the world why the club wanted to bring me here.”Man Utd manager Jose Mourinho – who got one over his old rival Pep Guardiola at Man City with the signing – praised his new player’s impressive attributes and thanked Mkhitaryan for his contribution at Old Trafford.“Alexis is one of the best attacking players in the world and he will complete our very young and talented group of attacking players,” the Portuguese said.”He will bring his ambition, drive and personality, qualities that make a Manchester United player and a player that makes the team stronger and the supporters proud of their club dimension and prestige.A natural on the pitch AND in front of the cameras! #Alexis7 pic.twitter.com/xRprFt6YAQ— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 22, 2018″I would like to wish Henrikh all the success and happiness that I am sure he is going to get. He is a player that we will not forget, especially for his contribution to our Europa League victory.”Mkhitaryan, who successfully sorted out his visa on Monday afternoon along with Sanchez, said it was a “dream” to play for the Gunners.”I’m very happy that we could finish this deal and I’m very happy to be here,” the attacker told Arsenal’s official website.”It’s a dream come true because I’ve always dreamed of playing for Arsenal. Now that I’m here, I’ll do my best for this club to create history.”Arsenal coach Wenger added: “Henrikh is a very complete player. He creates chances, he defends well, he can absorb distances and he’s very committed as well. I must say he’s a player who has all the attributes.”The arrival of Sanchez will be considered a real coup by United after the player had come so close to signing with rivals City, who finally pulled the plug on their own interest in the 29-year-old last Sunday.Sanchez spent three-and-a-half years at Arsenal, having arrived at the Emirates Stadium from Barcelona in 2014 for around £32m. He previously had spells with Cobreloa, River Plate, Colo Colo and Udinese.The completion of the transfer comes almost a decade after United’s first serious interest in the Chilean while still playing with Udinese in Serie A, and is the first deal to see an Arsenal player leave for Old Trafford since Robin van Persie’s high-profile move in 2012.Mkhitaryan’s exit as part of the deal ends the Armenian’s 18-month spell at rollercoaster Old Trafford since arriving from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2016, with the 29-year-old signing with the Gunners until the summer of 2021.He spent two lengthy periods out of favour under Mourinho but did play a huge part in United’s Europa League triumph in 2016-17, scoring the second goal in the 2-0 victory over Ajax in last May’s final.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Atletico Madrid defender Godin agrees Inter Milan termsby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has assured Inter Milan he’ll join them in the summer, it has been revealed.Off contract in June, El Larguero says Godin has assured Inter he’ll make the move in June.He has agreed terms over a two-year deal worth €5.5m-a-season with the option for a third.Godin has made the decision after Atletico refused to offer more than a 12-month deal for the veteran to renew.The captain had been seeking a two-year contract and is disappointed by Atletico’s unwillingness to meet his demands.
New Delhi: Several resident doctors at the AIIMS here worked with bandages on their heads in a symbolic protest and have decided to boycott work on Friday in solidarity with the doctors protesting against an attack on their colleagues in West Bengal. Condemning the violence in West Bengal, the AIIMS Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) has also urged the RDAs across the country to join the token strike. In a statement issued on Thursday, the AIIMS RDA said the ongoing and worsening of violence against medical doctors in West Bengal is worrisome and disheartening. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in Denmark “There is a complete breakdown of law and order, with reports of mobs attacking doctor hostels with weapons. The government has failed to provide protection and justice to doctors,” the statement read. “AIIMS RDA condemns this in words and in spirit. Residents across the country are deeply hurt by these turn of events. Keeping in view of our commitment towards safe and non-violent working environment for residents, AIIMS RDA stands in support of our colleagues in West Bengal and has decided to hold protest on June 13 which would be followed by one day strike of work on June 14 which include OPD, routine and ward services except for emergency services,” it said. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items They urged the West Bengal chief minister to intervene in the matter and address the security concerns so that residents can continue serving patients. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Wednesday directed the members of all its state branches to stage protests and wear black badges on Friday. In a communique to all its state presidents and secretaries, the IMA has asked them to organise demonstrations in front of the district collectors’ offices from 10 am to 12 noon on Friday and hand over a memorandum addressed to the prime minister to the collectors in every district. The Delhi Medical Association (DMA) has also urged its members to observe a “Black Day” on Thursday against the brutal attack. Simultaneously, all the local branches and individual members of the IMA will send an appeal to the prime minister and the Union home minister, demanding a central Act on violence against doctors and hospitals. The IMA has also urged its state branches to communicate the information to the government doctors’ organisations of the states, request for their support and issue a press statement to this effect. “The gruesome incident in NRS Medical College, Kolkata, is of barbaric nature. IMA condemns the violence perpetrated on a young doctor. The entire medical fraternity expresses solidarity with the resident doctors who are on strike. The IMA headquarters hereby declares All India Protest Day on Friday,” an IMA statement said. The assault on the junior doctors following the death of a patient at the state-run NRS Medical College in Kolkata on Monday night left an intern seriously injured and the strike, which was initiated there, spread to medical institutions in the districts. Emergency wards, outdoor facilities and pathological units of many state-run medical colleges and hospitals and a number of private medical facilities in West Bengal have remained closed over the past two days in the wake of the protest.
Kolkata: The Detective Department (DD) of Kolkata Police has arrested four persons including two Bangladeshi nationals and recovered 206 stolen smartphones at Jorasanko and Chandni Chowk areas. Later, the police came to know a few of the smartphones were brought from Gujarat and several phones were to be smuggled to Bangladesh.According to police, on Wednesday morning, officials from Watch Section of DD got information about illegal dealing of smartphones in the vicinity of Moonlight cinema hall in Jorasanko. Based on the information police raided the place and detained two persons identified as Bikash Jaiswal Beliaghata and Rajesh Bhagat of Dum Dum. From there possession police recovered 153 stolen smartphones which were brought from Gujarat through a Kolkata-based courier service. Those smartphones were to be delivered to a person namely Sameer in Kidderpore area. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaPolice also came to know that several more stolen smartphones were in two person’s possession in Chandni Chowk area. Based on the information, police raided a place near Moonlight cinema hall and detained two persons identified as Abdul Monaim Rahi and Ahmed Sami of Sylhet in Bangladesh. Fifty-three more stolen smartphones were recovered from them. During investigation it was found that Jaiswal Bhagat are the carriers of stolen smartphones. Rahi and Sami had procured 53 stolen smartphones in order to smuggle those to Bangladesh for the purpose of selling. Two separate cases have been lodged against the accused persons at Jorasanko and Bowbazar police station on charges of committing theft.
MONTREAL – Police north of Montreal were still looking Monday for a man sought in the weekend slaying of a 71-year-old woman.Laval police said Christophe Oliviera remained on the lam, but surveillance camera footage from inside the metro system Saturday showed the suspect was heading towards Montreal.On Monday, a police spokesperson said the suspect was seen on the video chatting with someone.“The suspect was in contact with this individual in a metro station and left with him,” said spokeswoman Stephanie Beshara. “He is considered an important witness.”Police were called to a duplex around 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Laval, just north of Montreal, where they found the victim outside the home with signs of trauma on her body.Her death was declared at the scene.Police say the suspect, 31, lived with the victim but was not related to her.They say Oliviera is about six feet tall, with black hair and multiple tattoos, including a star on his left hand and a skull and book on his left arm.
Rabat-Soldiers in the Algerian army entered Moroccan territory at the border between the two countries and arrested three Moroccans, according to the Moroccan daily Al Massae in its Friday edition.According to the same source, a child was among the three people arrested in a small village near Figuig at the frontier between Morocco and Algeria. The Algerians also confiscated the livestock owned by the three people, estimated at 272 sheep.The three Moroccans were taken to the Awnat Houwara center in Algeria, where the Algerian police interrogated them. Afterwards, they were referred to the public prosecutor in the city of Boumias.They are charged with “illegally entering the Algerian territory.” So far, there has been no reaction from the Moroccan authorities.This comes a few weeks after the Algerian army shot at a group of Moroccans at the border between the two countries. The shooting left one individual seriously injured.After the shooting, Morocco summoned the Algerian Ambassador to Rabat, condemned the incident, and called on the Algerian authorities to open an investigation to determine the circumstances of the shooting.But the Algerian Foreign Ministry dismissed Morocco’s complaint, saying that Rabat “fabricated the story.”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed
A senior Jamaican diplomat has been appointed by Secretary-General Kofi Annan as United Nations Ombudsman, a newly created position designed to help UN staff to raise matters of concern.Ambassador Patricia Durrant, who has been the Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the UN since 1995, will serve at the level of Assistant Secretary-General. Ambassador Durant, who has spent over three decades in diplomatic service, also served as Director-General in the Jamaican Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. In establishing the post, the UN General Assembly decided that the Ombudsman would serve for a non-renewable five-year term, and would be ineligible for any other UN appointment after that. The Ombudsman will work independently of any UN organ or official and maintaining strict confidentiality concerning matters in her purview. As Ombudsman, Ambassador Durrant will have direct access to the Secretary-General and records concerning staff, except for records of an ongoing investigation and medical records that are not available without the express request of an individual. She may consider a conflict of any nature related to employment by the UN, including matters pertaining to the administration of benefits, conditions of employment, managerial practices, as well as professional and staff relations. She will facilitate conflict resolution, using conciliation, informal mediation and other means to settle conflicts.
It was a busy Hillhead for Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology last month, with the company debuting a new scalper, cone crusher and automation and control telematics system at the show.The company used the Hillhead quarry as a backdrop to launch its QE342 screener/scalper, a “heavy duty [machine] … with class leading open scalping area enabling it to deliver enormous rates of production”, Sandvik said.Built for the hardest wearing materials, the QE342 has a wear resistant steel apron feeder, large stockpiling capability, two-speed tracking and over-wide conveyors that maximise delivery.It has a crusher-style chassis designed specifically to accommodate the engine power packs and comes equipped with a CAT C4.4 96 kW engine (EU Stage IV, Stage V and Tier 4 Final emission compliant options). The engine can operate at a speed of 1,800 rpm, providing lower fuel consumption and reduced noise compared with its predecessor, the QE341. The QE342 also comes with hybrid drive and electric plug in options.“The QE342’s wear resistant rigid hopper is compatible for two-way or three-way split configurations, as well as having the ability to interchange side conveyors thereby demonstrating the ultimate flexibility of the unit,” Sandvik said.The screen-box jack up facility allows easier access to the bottom deck for maintenance and screen media changes, while the hydraulic fluid change interval has been extended from 2,000 hours to 4,000 hours, providing a plus-50% saving as well as delivering environmental benefits.An electrical control system has features to improve both the operational effectiveness and machine safety. This includes a key switch, mode selector switch (set-up, operation and tracking) and one global plant button to commence sequential automatic start-up and automatic shut-down of the plant while in operating mode.“With a wide choice of screen media available, the QE342 can be configured to match specific requirements and is able to cope with a huge range of different, and difficult, materials and applications,” Sandvik said. “These include construction waste, landfill mining, quarry overburden, mine dumps, and scalping before a crusher or screening aggregates after a crusher.”Two in oneThe Sandvik stand also hosted a new mobile cone crusher at the show – the QH332 DDHS (pictured) – combining crushing and screening in one system.“The brand new … QH332 DDHS (double deck hanging screen) is a tracked, self-contained cone crusher with an on board diesel engine. It is based on the world leading QH331, with this new cone crushing solution also providing the functionality of a double or single deck (utilising the top deck as a breaker deck) hanging screen in a fully detachable and standalone form,” Sandvik said.“Able to be detached/attached without the use of additional lifting equipment, the QH332 DDHS thus delivers multi-functionality as a one-, two- or three-way split screener as well as a highly productive and efficient cone crusher.”The machine is able to produce two screened products and recirculate the oversize back into the feed conveyor, which, itself, can be hydraulically rotated through 90o for stockpiling up to three products on the floor, according to Sandvik.The CH430 cone crusher is at the heart of the QH332 DDHS and is equipped with a hydroset system that provides closed-side setting adjustment and a heavy duty I Beam chassis.“The automatic setting regulation system not only optimises production, it also keeps track of liner wear, making it easy to plan liner changes and minimise interruptions in production,” Sandvik said.The CH430 cone has a choice of six concaves and three eccentric bushes providing a range of throws from 16 mm to 36 mm.As the standalone double deck hanging screen is completely detachable, operators can use the QH322 in open or closed circuit, with the machine able to be set up in less than 30 minutes, Sandvik said.Going digitalBoth of these new machines can benefit from the use of the My Fleet telematics system, which was also launched at the Hillhead show last month.Developed initially for the premium (Q) range of crushers – expected in the September quarter – this digital solution has been designed to “help operators get the very best out of their investment”, Sandvik said. A launch for the company’s mobile screen and scalper range could occur soon after.The monitoring, control and data collection tool, provided via the cloud, is designed to eliminate guesswork and provide the data needed for informed business decisions, according to Sandvik.“My Fleet has been purpose developed to help our customers know exactly how equipment is being utilised. Through the collection and accurate monitoring of a wide array of parameters, this facilitates accurate production forecasting, ensuring that the most efficient use is obtained from equipment, thereby maximising return on investment,” the company said.In addition to the ability to forecast production, this can also help customers plan their service and maintenance schedules.There will be two packages available for My Fleet customers, with the option to take one of the packages or alternatively, opt out of the system. These consist of:Freemium – a basic package aimed at providing machine location and utilisationPremium – provides a wide array of parameters for a more in-depth analysis and monitoring of the equipment.
By almost all accounts, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is an absolutely gorgeous device, and the first real challenger to the iPad‘s crown we’ve seen yet. In fact, the Samsung Galaxy Tab team took the exact same design principles Apple used in making the iPad to design the Tab: they took the Galaxy S smartphone and made it tablet sized while retaining almost all of the same hardware.One notable aspect of the Galaxy S smartphone was left behind when the Galaxy Tab was unveiled, though: the Galaxy S’s gorgeous Super AMOLED display. If you can wait a bit to pick up a Galaxy Tab, though, Samsung looks like they want to make things right: it now appears that Samsung Mobile Display is planning production of a 7-inch, 1200 x 60 Super AMOLEd display for mid-2011.The new panel will debut later this month at the FPD-International trade show in Japan, and will then be put in production by a plant midway next year. Presumably, this display might also come to the many sister devices Samsung plans to release to the Tab: the Korean company has previously gone on record as planning multiple sizes of the Tab, in both 5-inch and 10-inch varieties. Can’t wait to see this happen. If the iPad gets a Retina Display next year — which seems likely — Super AMOLED will keep the Galaxy Tab competitive.Read more at OLED Display
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A review into cross cultural training of the Victoria Police announced this week, has been welcomed by the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV). This came in response to a race discrimination case this week in the Federal Court of Australia, whereby six young African-Australians claimed Victoria Police targeted them because of their ethnicity. The way in which Victoria Police reports crime statistics, and in particular, the focus there appears to be on race and ethnicity, is an issue that concerns the ECCV, chairperson Joe Caputo OAM said. ECCV sees racial profiling and discrimination as a violation of fundamental human rights. “The ECCV welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to Victoria Police’s review into cross cultural training and contacts in the field,” Mr Caputo said. “While we also welcome the Victoria Police’s ongoing collaborative efforts with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, in order to continue building a multicultural society free from discrimination, influential institutions and authority figures such as Victoria Police should adopt a role-model based practice by continuing to interact and strengthen multilateral relationships with people of CALD backgrounds,” Mr Caputo said.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram There is a growing, and persistent concern among health care practitioners in Greece surrounding awareness about sexual health among young people.According to a report by Kathimerini, doctors have noted an increase in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and a rise in the number of abortions being carried out on young women.It is estimated that around 150,000 abortions take place in Greece each year – a number that has risen during the years of the financial crisis – of which 25 per cent are carried out on females aged 16 and under.In 2017 at the 6th Pan Hellenic Conference of Gynecological Endocrinology in Athens, a number of leading doctors expressed their concern over the number of unwanted pregnancies and abortions amongst teenagers.Doctors say that many of the young women they encounter are poorly informed about gynaecological issues, and cited the fact that sex education has yet to be made a priority on the agenda of Greek schools, which Panagiotis Christopoulos, a gynaecologist specialising in adolescent issues, says is a significant part of the problem.“There is a complete ignorance about matters of sexual health, contraception and protection from STDs,” Dr Christopoulos said.Studies have shown that 73 per cent of young people aged between 14 and 16 have engaged in sexual activity of some kind.Coitus interruptus, know colloquially as the withdrawal method, is the most popular form of contraception used by young Greeks, followed by condoms, and then the contraceptive pill, which is only used by four per cent of young women.Aside from long-term contraceptive options, the condom is particularly encouraged given it is the only option that protects against STDsPart of the problem when it comes to adequate education on the matter however is the challenge being posed by parents. Dr Christopoulos revealed that he has offered to run sex education classes on a voluntary basis at a number of schools, but has been faced with opposition, mainly from parents.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 31, 2017 – Nassau – The Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, MP, Minister of Transport and Local Government met staff at the Road Traffic Department, at the T. A. Robinson National Stadium, August 28, 2017. During his familiarization tour, Minister Campbell chatted, answered questions, and gave an update on the way forward.In group photo of Minister with Road Traffic officials, from left are: Ross Smith, Controller, RTD; Lorraine Armbrister, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport and Local Government; Minister Campbell; Montez Williams, Deputy Permanent Secretary; in back row, Kenrick Bowe, Chief Driving Examiner, RTD; Brad Smith, Assistant Controller, RTD; Rex Adderley, Traffic Control and Safety Officer, RTD; Michael Hudson, Operations Manager and Traffic Control and Safety Officer, RTD and Bishop Sterling Moss, Chief Driving Examiner, RTD.(BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) has indicated his intention to offer an amendment, during the Finance Committee’s Thursday mark-up of the highway trust fund proposals, to increase the barge fuel fee that funds the Inland Waterways Trust Fund (IWTF).The amendment would add the .09 cent increase in the towboat diesel user fee that was recommended by the capital development plan and supported by the waterways industry and ASA as a necessary part of recapitalizing the IWTF and investing in much needed waterways infrastructure upgrades. The increase was not included in the recently enacted WRRDA bill because the tax/revenue issues were outside of those committee jurisdictions and the Senate Finance and House Ways & Means chose not to offer any new revenue components for the WRRDA.
GDPR Privacy Google Share your voice Tags Google’s struggles in Europe continue. NurPhoto/Getty Google will appeal a fine imposed by the French government over European privacy rules, the company said Thursday.France’s privacy regulator said earlier this week that it’s fining the internet giant 50 million euros (about $57 million) for not properly disclosing to people how their data was collected and passed to advertisers. The fine was imposed under the General Data Protection Regulation, a sweeping new European Union internet privacy law that went into effect in May.GDPR incorporates a bunch of different rules, but one section focuses on greater transparency for users about how their data is used and who it’s shared with. GDPR also requires companies to make this information easy to find and understand in an effort to demystify the privacy agreements that users are often required to click on before they can use online services.It’s these rules in particular that the French regulator found Google guilty of breaking, but the company is contesting the decision.”We’ve worked hard to create a GDPR consent process for personalised ads that is as transparent and straightforward as possible, based on regulatory guidance and user experience testing,” said a Google spokesman in a statement. “We’re also concerned about the impact of this ruling on publishers, original content creators and tech companies in Europe and beyond. For all these reasons, we’ve now decided to appeal.”Google is no stranger to fines under EU laws. It’s currently awaiting the outcome of yet another antitrust investigation — after already being slapped with a $5 billion fine last year for anticompetitive Android practices and a $2.7 billion fine in 2017 over Google Shopping. The latest fine might be a fraction of those penalties, but is currently the largest fine issued so far for GDPR violations.Blockchain Decoded: CNET looks at the tech powering bitcoin — and soon, too, a myriad of services that will change your life.Follow the Money: This is how digital cash is changing the way we save, shop and work. 0 Internet Services Tech Industry Post a comment