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Terming it a violation of the right to equality and dignity, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said on Wednesday that the nationality checks being conducted in Assam were leading to “harassment of poor people”. Taking suo motu cognisance of media reports, the NHRC issued a notice to the Assam Chief Secretary over the alleged harassment by the police in the garb of verification of nationality. The Assam government had set up a Foreigners’ Tribunal to look into cases where a resident’s nationality was in question, keeping in mind the illegal immigration from Bangladesh.While the NHRC observed that it would not intervene in the steps taken by the government to verify the nationality of residents, the harassment and humiliation meted out during the checking was a violation of rights. One case cited by the NHRC was of Moinal Molla, whose citizenship was questioned by the government, though his parents, wife, children, brother and other family members were Indians. He ended up spending more than two years at a detention centre set up by the government before the Supreme Court intervened and justice was done. As per reports, over 89,000 people are living in Assam as illegal immigrants.
With a controversy raging over the Commonwealth Games expenditures, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Monday said it will complete within three months a “comprehensive” audit of the projects.The report will be confidential and submitted only to Parliament, CAG Vinod Rai said.”We will complete the entire audit process of CWG in three moths time. It is going to be a gigantic task. At least 20 different organisations will be involved,” he said addressing auditors that included some from abroad.”If we take six to eight months time and submit the report in 2012, then the entire purpose of exercise would be lost. We will ensure that results of the audit are made available at the earliest. It is not only about the expenditures incurred,” he said.The CAG said while auditing they would have to see whether the original activity or the objective has been fulfilled. “Whether there is a physical outcome, accountability established and there there has been optimal utilisation of money,” Rai said.He said it would be a comprehensive audit which would cover all the institutions involved in the Games. “Ours will be a report which will be shared only with the Parliament,” he said while addressing the 97th international training programme on auditing in an IT environment.The CAG is vetting the expenditures incurred in different Commonwealth Games related projects.The audit process by CAG teams began in the middle of August. However, later it was halted between September 24 and October 14 in view of the Games.advertisement
DefinitionYou are going to have a hip or knee joint replacement surgery to replace all or part of your hip or knee joint with an artificial device (a prosthesis).Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse to help you prepare for your hip or knee replacement.Alternate NamesWhat to ask your doctor before hip or knee replacement; Hip replacement – before – what to ask your doctor; Knee replacement – before – what to ask your doctor; Hip arthroplasty – before – what to ask your doctor; Knee arthroplasty – before – what to ask your doctorQuestionsIs joint replacement the best treatment for me right now? What other treatments should I think about?How well does this surgery work for someone my age and with any of the medical problems I may have?Will I be able to walk without pain? How far?Will I be able to do other activities, such as golf, swimming, tennis, or hiking? When can I do them?Is there anything that I can do before the surgery so it will be more successful for me?Are there exercises I should do to make my muscles stronger?Can I learn to use crutches or a walker before I have the surgery?Do I need to lose weight before surgery?Where can I get help quitting cigarettes or not drinking alcohol, if I need to?How can I get my home ready before I even go to the hospital?advertisementHow much help will I need when I come home? Will I be able to get out of bed?How can I make my home safer for me?How can I make my home so it is easier to get around and do things? How can I make it easier for myself in the bathroom and shower?What type of supplies will I need when I get home? Do I need to rearrange my home?What should I do if there are steps that go to my bedroom or bathroom?Do I need a hospital bed?Do I need to go to a rehabilitation facility?What are the risks or complications of the surgery?What can I do before surgery to make the risks lower?For which of my medical problems (diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure) do I need to see my doctor?Will I need a blood transfusion during or after the surgery? Isnt there a way of saving my own blood before the surgery so it can be used during the surgery?What will the surgery and my stay in the hospital be like?How long will the surgery last?What type of anesthesia will be used? Are there choices to consider?Will I be in a lot of pain after surgery? What will be done to relieve the pain?How soon will I be getting up and moving around?How do I get to the bathroom after surgery? Would I have a catheter in my bladder?Will I have physical therapy in the hospital?What other types of treatment or therapy will I have at the hospital?How long do I need to be in the hospital?Will I be able to walk when I leave the hospital? Will I be able to go home after being in the hospital, or will I need to go somewhere else to recover more?Do I need to stop taking any medicines before my surgery?Aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), or other arthritis drugs?Vitamins, minerals, herbs, and supplements?Other prescription drugs that my other doctors may have given me?What should I do the night before my surgery?When do I need to stop eating or drinking?What medicines should I take the day of surgery?When do I need to be at the hospital?What should I bring with me to the hospital?Review Date:1/17/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.
New Delhi, May 13 (PTI) CPI today demanded apology from BJP for “having had elected” Vijay Mallya to Rajya Sabha and asked if Prime Minister Narendra Modi will react over the episode involving the businessman who is accused of not paying the debts to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore.”BJP should apologise to the nation for having had elected Vijay Mallya to Rajya Sabha with its excess votes along with Venkaiah Naidu as their candidate from Karnataka,” said CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy in his facebook post.He accused Mallya of influencing banks in his capacity of a Parliamentarian to take loans and “cheat” the country to the tune of Rs 9,000 crores. The Left leader also alleged that Mallya “was allowed to go” to London where the latter is staying currently.”Will the Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi Jee react?” Reddy questioned.Mallyas resigned from Rajya Sabha on May 4 which was accepted by Chairman Hamid Ansari.Meanwhile, the enforcement directorate has sought an Interpol arrest warrant against Mallya to make him join investigations in connection with a money laundering probe case after Britain declined Indias request to deport the liquor baron. PTI ENM AKK
Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld was determined to put up a show in the World Cup and prove people at Tottenham Hotspur that his exclusion from the first team last season was “unjustified”.The defender along with his Belgium teammates, who guided the nation to their best-ever finish at a World Cup in Russia, returned to Brussels on Monday, where they were welcomed by ecstatic Belgium fans.Speaking about his future, he said that he wants to return to Spurs and then see what happens but he did point out that his treatment since the turn of the year was unfair and he was motivated to do well in Russia because of that.The 29-year-old was a regular feature in Tottenham’s matches in the opening stages of the tournament before he picked up a hamstring injury. He recovered from it and was fit to play in January. Despite that, he only made six appearances for Spurs since November.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGE”I really do not know anything yet. In my head I just go to Tottenham. We will see,” said the Spurs defender.Sliding to the third place like… pic.twitter.com/XpQHK1YaCzAlderweireld Toby (@AlderweireldTob) July 14, 2018However, his international manager Roberto Martinez had full faith in his abilities and the former Atletico Madrid and Ajax man started six of Belgium’s seven games as they secured a third-place finish in Russia.”I was very focused on this tournament,” Alderweireld said. “I wanted to prove something to me, show that the period before the tournament in which I, for whatever reason, did not play, it was unjustified.advertisement”I wanted to show that I’m still Toby, same as in November.”Belgium fans welcome Red Devils back home after 3rd place finish in World CupAlderweireld has been heavily linked to Manchester United in the summer and a move to the the Red Devils could still materialise before the transfer window in England ends on August 9. However, Spurs’ huge asking price could scupper any deal for the centre-half and he could well start the season for the north London club.Spurs play AS Roma, Barcelona and AC Milan in the pre-season International Champions Cup tournament along with a friendly against Girona before their Premier League opener against Newcastle United on August 11.
India’s star wrestler Bajrang Punia reached the final of the World Championships and lived up to his promise as he now gets ready to battle for a historic gold medal in Budapest on Monday.In a tense 65kg semi-final, Punia edged out Cuba’s Alejandro Enrique Valdes Tobier 4-3 on Sunday to put himself in contention for the elusive gold.Upon reaching the final, Punia not only bettered his bronze medal win in the 2013 edition of the World Championships, he became the only Indian wrestler to win two medals at the Worlds.Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar is the only Indian to have won the gold medal at the World Championships, achieving the feat in 2010 in Moscow in the 66kg category, and Punia will aim for the second-ever gold for India.If Bajrang Punia succeeds at winning the gold medal on Monday, it will be a rare achievement as he will win titles at all major championships in a single season. Bajrang Punia has already bettered his bronze medal finish from 2013 World Championships. (WFI Photo)Earlier in the year, Bajrang Punia won gold medals at both the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games.Bajrang reached the final with a tricky victory over his Cuban opponent. There were not many attacking moves in the semi-final with both Bajrang and Tobier mostly using the upper body power.Bajrang opened the scoring with a takedown but the Cuban reduced the margin by pushing the Indian out. Seconds before the first break, Bajrang took a 4-1 lead with a throw move.advertisementAlso read – How Kohli was chosen for Khel Ratna over Bajrang Punia. Sports Ministry explainsThe second period was again very intense and no grappler could score a point until the Cuban found a two-point move at the edge of the circle. Pressure was mounting with Bajrang’s coach shouting ‘attack, attack’ from outside. Tobier tried everything but the Indian maintained his lead to emerge victorious.Your first finalist at 65KG from India Bajrang BAJRANG! He defeats VALDES TOBIER (CUB) , 4-3!Watch #BudaWrestle2018: https://t.co/kjTKLk2zCK pic.twitter.com/tus1WAX4yD#BudaWrestle2018 (@wrestling) October 21, 2018In the other semifinal, Takuto Otoguro from Japan beat Akhmed Chakaev of Russia 15-10. The favourite Russian en route to his semifinals had sent two world champions packing earlier in the day.”I am much relieved after two close bouts. I knew he is a good wrestler but he was very desperate in the second period. He attacked unexpectedly which helped him gain two points in the last minute,” said Punia, speaking from Budapest.”When opponent is down, he normally goes all out attack in the last minute. I was trying to defend my lead but I need to be careful about this in the final. I have lost crucial points in the last couple of bouts in dying seconds and can’t repeat the same,” added Punia.Asked if he had time to watch the Japanese in action, Punia said: “I watched a bit of it after my match. He was overpowering against his Russian rival. I will watch his video and plan how to tackle him along with my coaching staff,” added Punia.Earlier in the competition, Bajrang defeated Roman Asharin 9-4 in the first round, beat Korean Lee Seungchul 4-0 and overcame Tulga Tumur Ochir of Mongolia 5-3 in the quarter-finals.In other bouts of the day, Sandeep Tomar began in stupendous fashion but could not sustain the momentum. He outclassed his Guatemala opponent Jose Mox Arias by technical superiority in the 57kg category but lost the second round to Azerbaijan’s Giorgi Edisherashvili.Sachin Rathi was outplayed 1-13 by Mongolian wrestler Unurbat Purevjav in the 79kg qualification round.Deepak, competing in the 92kg, lost his pre-quarterfinal bout 0-4 to Liubomyr Sagaliuk of Ukraine.(With PTI inputs)
There seems to be a further delay in the commencement of the University of Delhi undergraduate admission process. The application forms will now be available only in the middle of next week, according to the Dean of Students Welfare. The application forms were expected to be available from May 20, 2019. However, Professor Rajeev Gupta on Saturday said they won’t release the forms before Thursday due to the results of the Lok Sabha elections, which will be announced on May 23, 2019.Read: DU Admissions 2019: Agency to conduct entrance exams not yet finalisedUniversity of Delhi: Application processThe application process was to start at the beginning of May, but it kept getting postponed as the preparations for the admission process has not been completed yet said Gupta.Gupta said the admission for undergraduate and postgraduate courses will begin separately. The forms for PG courses are likely to be out by May 21. The admission process for masters will begin in the next two-three days, said Gupta.University of Delhi: Entrance examsWhile the admission process for most UG courses will be on merit basis, the university will conduct entrance tests for courses such as :BA (Honours) Business Economics,Bachelor of Management Studies,Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis),B.Tech (IT and Mathematical Innovations),Bachelor of Science in Physical Education,Health Education and Sports,BA (Honours) Multimedia and Mass Communication,The 5-year journalism programme among others.University of Delhi: Entrance exam date The university has approached the National Testing Agency for the entrance tests.advertisementLast year there was one agency which was roped in for the registration process. This year DUCC (Delhi University Computer Centre) is doing both registration and admission and that’s the reason for the delay, Gupta said. Last year, the admission process began on May 15.Read: BSE Odisha 10th Result 2019: Date and time to be confirmed by Odisha Board soonRead: Gujarat Board Class 10 SSC Result 2019: 7.5 lakh students anxiously waiting for result
WTF FIFA 18 player ratings: EA Sports unveil players ranked 40-31 Oli Platt Last updated 2 years ago 01:32 9/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) WTF eSports Premier League EA Sports’ countdown of the top 100 players in this year’s game continues with the unveiling of the stars that will be ranked 40-31 EA Sports’ countdown of the best 100 players on FIFA 18 has continued with the unveiling of the stars ranked 40-31 on Friday.After releasing the list of players ranked 60-41 on Thursday, the latest group features some of the top players on the planet – including Paul Pogba and Mesut Ozil – who rate at 87 and 88 overall respectively.There are upgrades for N’Golo Kante and Christian Eriksen, who have risen up the rankings and are drawing closer to the very best players in the world. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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 EA will continue to release the top 100 in the coming days, leading up to the unveiling of the game’s best player.You can check out the complete list of players to have featured on the list so far on our dedicated page. Below is the full rundown of the players ranked between 40-31 and their stats as they will be seen on Ultimate Team when FIFA 18 hits the shelves on September 29.40. CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN | Tottenham Eriksen has established himself as one of the top playmakers in the Premier League and risen from an 84 rating on FIFA 17 release day to 87 overall as a result.39. ARTURO VIDAL | Bayern MunichNow an important member of Bayern Munich’s midfield, Chile’s ball of energy Vidal keeps his 87 rating intact from FIFA 17.38. MARCELO | Real MadridReal Madrid star Marcelo has leapfrogged David Alaba to become the highest-rated left-back in the world on FIFA 18.37. EDINSON CAVANI | PSGCavani’s incredible 49-goal season for PSG sees his rating rise to 87. He started FIFA 17 with an 85 rating before going up to 86 in the mid-season refresh.36. PAUL POGBA | Manchester UnitedPogba seems to be settling into life back at Manchester United now but actually takes a one-point hit compared to his FIFA 17 rating. He still has five-star skill moves, however.35. N’GOLO KANTE | Chelsea Kante is one of the biggest risers in this year’s ratings. He started FIFA 17 at 81 overall before being pushed to 83, and has now rocketed up to 87 as the reigning Premier League Player of the Year.34. MARCO VERRATTI | PSGVerratti’s status as one of the top midfield metronomes on the planet is in no doubt and he rises two points to 87 overall on FIFA 18.33. JEROME BOATENG | Bayern MunichBoateng continues to struggle with injuries and after starting FIFA 17 with a 90 overall rating, he has now been brought down to 88.32. MESUT OZIL | ArsenalGermany international Ozil is down one point from 89 to 88 overall on the back of another disappointing season for Arsenal.31. JAN OBLAK | Atletico MadridOblak rises from 87 overall to 88, meaning only a handful of goalkeepers worldwide remain ahead of Atletico Madrid’s emerging shot-stopper.EA SPORTS is revealing all players’ ratings ahead of the release of FIFA 18 on the September 29. To pre-order your copy, head to: https://www.easports.com/uk/fifa/buy/united-kingdom
U17 World Cup Praful Patel: The Indian national teams are doing better than ever Goal Last updated 2 years ago 16:41 26/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) AIFF Media U17 World Cup India U17 The Indian FA president believes that the decision to keep the Under-17 boys together for the next two years is a good one… India Under-17 are set to participate in the first ever World Cup Under-17 to be hosted in the country next month. Team India are grouped alongside USA, Ghana and Colombia and are to play their matches at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi.The All India Football Federation (AIFF) President, Praful Patel stated that undue pressure must not be put on the India Under-17 players. He added that the best possible preparation has been given to the team for them to give a decent account of themselves at the World Cup.“Just put in your best and make the country proud. Just play to win and do not feel the pressure of anybody. You will have a great future in spite of whatever will happen. So I think the team is mentally quite well conditioned. I don’t think at this stage anything that the coach or anyone would feel that anything that they wanted was not done. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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 “Let’s expect the best. I think too much pressure on the young kids is not desirable. I think the kids are more excited about their future beyond the World Cup. It shows that they are very motivated,” said Patel.The AIFF has plans to keep the Under-17 boys together for at least a couple of seasons in order to continue their development. Patel was questioned if this restricted the freedom of the young player.“It’s not about restriction. We, as a nation, want to build a strong national team. This is our endeavour. If we are trying to put them on a contract, they will be rewarded reasonably well. Indian national team has do well and assuming we win the rights to host the Under-20 World Cup. So again you cannot be rebuilding the team.“We are on the right track and going in the right direction. We are trying to balance between the interest of the national team and the youngster’s future. It will be good for Indian football and equally good for the players,” he reasoned.He went to state that the Indian national teams, which includes the age group sides, are doing better than ever, which is a sign of progress.“The Under-16 team is there and we will continue to build a team for the next edition of the Under-17 World Cup. With respect to the national teams, we are doing much better than ever in the past but if you see the long term horizon, this is the only way to go. We are investing in the Under-17 team and now the Under-16 team is doing quite well. We drew with Iraq and the overall performance is reasonably good. I still won’t call it good but we are in the right direction.“I feel that over a period of time, we will have two distinct youth development teams. This team which shall include some boys from Under-19 and another team which is going to be Under-17,” he explained.
Show Twitter Cricket World Cup 2019 … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Let us take a look at the timeline of how this story has played out. On 17 April England announced that Hales was part of their World Cup squad. On 19 April his club, Nottinghamshire, revealed that he was going to miss their one-day game against Lancashire for what they described as “personal reasons”. On 26 April Ali Martin revealed here in the Guardian that the “personal reasons” were that Hales had failed a drugs test and been banned from playing for 21 days. And then on 29 April the ECB announced that Hales was being dropped.Hales’ ban was supposed to be over in time for him to be available to play in England’s ODI against Ireland on 3 May, which, counting backwards, means he had already failed the test before that squad announcement on 17 April. The ECB’s own regulations state that because Hales has a central contract and this was his second offence, both the chief executive, Tom Harrison, and the director of cricket, Ashley Giles, would have been notified in writing about Hales’ positive test at the same time as he was.Hales’ representatives say they were given assurances that the ban would not in itself affect his chances of being selected, that he had been promised the picks would be made on merit. Maybe there is a third. Maybe both these things are true and the ECB has been driven by some combination of the two. Either way it is an opaque and ambiguous bit of decision-making – a failure of leadership.Giles explained it away by saying that “we have worked hard to create the right environment around the England team and need to consider what is in the best interests of the team, to ensure they are free from any distractions and able to focus on being successful on the pitch”. Hide Support The Guardian Share on WhatsApp Again, then, the question is why they picked Hales in the first place, but anyway, picking over this mess one gets a sense of just how much pressure the ECB is under right now, a month out from what Harrison calls the “once-in-a-generation opportunity” of the World Cup.The ECB has been building towards this tournament for four years. It has overhauled its central contract system, rearranged its domestic and international schedules and stuck with a coach who has a mediocre record in Test cricket because it believes he is the man who can help them win it. The ECB is depending on the World Cup to give a badly needed boost to cricket’s falling participation figures and flagging levels of public interest, and to help launch the sport into 2020 when it will start the new competition, The Hundred, on which it has spent nearly all of its emergency cash reserves and much of whatever goodwill it had left. Share on Messenger 31 Aug 2011 Alex Hales opens the batting for England on his T20 debut against India but is trapped leg-before for a two-ball duck27 Mar 2014 Becomes first England player to score a T20 century with 116 not out against Sri Lanka27 Aug 2014 Makes ODI debut, also against India, scoring 40 as England lose by 133 runs26 Dec 2015 Test debut comes against South Africa on Boxing Day. Contributes 36 runs across two innings as England win by 241 runs30 Aug 2016 Breaks record for highest ODI score by an Englishman, smashing 171 from 122 balls against Pakistan at Trent Bridge. “It was a special feeling to break the record here on my home ground,” he says25 Sep 2017 Involved in street fight outside a Bristol nightclub at 2.30am with Ben Stokes. Police later said Hales would not face criminal charges. And Stokes was cleared of affray30 Sep 2017 Lewd images previously shared by Hales with friends on Snapchat go viral online 14-28 Jan 2018 Returns to the England squad for the ODI series in Australia. Hales scores 57 in the second match to help England towards a series win7 Dec 2018 Hales accepts two charges from the cricket disciplinary commission of bringing the game into disrepute, one for the Bristol incident and one for the lewd images. He apologises and receives a six-match suspension and fine of £17,500 (four games and £10,000 suspended for 12 months). He is also required to have ‘appropriate training’17 Apr 2019 Named in England’s provisional squad for the World Cup 19 Apr 2019 Withdraws from Notts’ Royal London Cup group match against Lancashire for ‘personal reasons’26 Apr 2019 The Guardian reveals Hales is serving a 21-day ban for recreational drug use29 Apr 2019 Dropped by England Facebook England cricket team Pinterest Thank you for your feedback. Alex Hales ‘devastated’ after drugs ban costs him World Cup place features ECB opts for quick fix and cleanest of slates before World Cup starts Since you’re here… Vic Marks Share on Twitter The question, then, is what changed? This being the ECB, there are no clear answers but then there are not too many options, either.One possibility is that once one, two or all of England’s captain, Eoin Morgan, head coach, Trevor Bayliss, and national selector, Ed Smith, found out about Hales’ ban, they decided he had to be dropped from the squad because they thought it would be too disruptive to have him around. In which case one could be forgiven for wondering why this crucial bit of information did not reach them, given that the ECB’s confidentiality agreement allowed it to be shared on a “need to know” basis.Another is that the ECB really did believe it could fob everyone off with that polite euphemism “personal reasons” but that, now it has all come out, they have been so thrown by the gusts of opinion that blew up over the weekend that they have reversed a course they had already settled on. ECB Cricket Ashley Giles would have known about Alex Hales’ failed drugs test before the opener was picked in England’s provisional World Cup squad. Photograph: Tgsphoto/Rex/Shutterstock Share on LinkedIn Here is a line to keep in mind as we consider the whos, whats, whys and whens of the Alex Hales case. It is from Nathan Leamon’s recent novel The Test, which was inspired by his experiences working as the England team’s performance analyst. One of his characters is talking about the toilets in the England and Wales Cricket Board’s headquarters, where “on the back of the cubicle door someone had written, ‘500 people work for the ECB. At this exact moment in time you are the only one of them who knows exactly what he is doing.’” Was this helpful? Read more Photograph: John Robertson Read more The ECB has bet more than it can afford on England winning. And in the circumstances of course England want their first-reserve batsman, Hales, a man who has made six ODI centuries and recently held their record ODI score, to be part of the squad. This is the same board, after all, who recently rewrote its own residency qualification regulations just so it could try to fast-track Jofra Archer into the team before the tournament started, even though it is pretty clear that a lot of the players England have depended on these last four years are a little uncomfortable about it. It is as though the ECB has piled such a burden of expectation on this World Cup that everything is beginning to wobble under the load.The best hope now is that, in the middle of it all, Morgan will be able to provide the England team with the kind of leadership Giles and Harrison have singularly failed to give English cricket. Quick guide Alex Hales: the ups and downs Share on Facebook Topics Reuse this content The Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket email. 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In his individual list, CBS analyst Barton Simmons has Scott Frost all the way up at No. 7.He made his case on the outlet’s Cover 3 podcast, arguing that top programs would sooner hire an up-and-comer like Frost, who was the hottest coaching commodity after the 2017 season, than an established top coach like TCU’s Gary Patterson, who ranks No. 8 on the list.Via 247Sports:“If you are Texas, and you could hire Scott Frost or you could hire Gary Patterson, is it a no-brainer you’d hire Gary Patterson?” Simmons asked.[…]‘If you are Oklahoma, and you could hire Scott Frost or Mark Dantonio?” Simmons asked again.[…]“I just think that Scott Frost, if you look at the trajectory, you look at what he inherited at Nebraska, how the team looked at the end of the year,” Simmons said. “I know their record was ugly … They finished 4-2 and started 0-6. Among that 0-6 there were some really weird close losses. He recruits well. The one time we’ve seen him before when he took a winless team to whatever it was — four wins — and then to undefeated in year two, I don’t think there’s any reason to think he can’t take a jump in year two at Nebraska. I just think if you’re actually looking at it from a big-picture standpoint and not just a record from last year, I think there’s a lot to like about having Scott Frost as the guy who runs your program and a guy you entrust with the future of your program. I’d feel good. Whatever the Nebraska win total is this year, I’d be on the over I’d imagine.”Guys like Patterson and Dantonio have definitely accomplished more in their careers overall, but Frost likely has the higher upside, and Simmons may be right that he would be the bigger commodity on the open market, even following a four-win year in Lincoln.Whether that means he is a top 10 coach right now is up for debate, but with a great year, I wouldn’t be surprised if he flirts with it entering 2020.[247Sports] LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 17: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers celebrates the win against the Michigan State Spartans at Memorial Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)It took two years for Scott Frost to take UCF from a winless program to an undefeated season and a New Year’s Six bowl win. If he has a similar turnaround at Nebraska in year two, it will be hard to deny that he is one of the best coaches in the sport.But is he top 10 already? One prominent college football analyst thinks so.CBS Sports recently released its rankings of the head coaches in college football. Frost comes in at No. 25 in the full rankings.With Nebraska going 4-8 in Frost’s first season, it’s not a surprise to see his standing take a slight hit, but we’re all still pretty high on him. Nobody thought he’d step in at Nebraska and the Huskers would suddenly be winning 10 or 11 games.That is actually down four spots from where Frost was last season at this time. CBS had him at No. 21 entering his first year at his alma mater.
Rohan Sen HamiltonJanuary 31, 2019UPDATED: January 31, 2019 11:21 IST Trent Boult picked up his fifth five-wicket haul in ODIs to dismiss India for their lowest total in New Zealand (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTrent Boult picked up his 5th ODI five-wicket haul to bowl out India for 92New Zealand chased down India’s total with 8 wickets and 25.3 overs to spareEven with the loss India still lead the five-match series 3-1 with a match to goBrief Scores: New Zealand (93/2) beat India (92) by 8 wickets. Taylor (37*), Nicholls (30*), Bhuvneshwar (2/25) (SCORECARD) India’s first match without Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni in the one-day international team in four years turned out to be a disastrous one as they lost to New Zealand by 8 wickets in the inconsequential fourth ODI in Hamilton on Thursday.Trent Boult was the star of the show for the hosts as he picked up his 5th ODI five-wicket haul to bowl out India for 92, their lowest total in New Zealand in the format. India suffered their heaviest defeat while defending a total as the the hosts won with 212 balls to spare.The Kiwis in reply, lost the wickets of Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson inside 7 overs but Henry Nicholls and Ross Taylor ensured that no more wickets fell as they raced to victory in the 15th over. The win helped New Zealand register its first win in the five-match series which India lead 3-1.Nicholls remained unbeaten on 30 while Taylor scored 37 with Bhuvneshwar Kumar bagging two wickets for India.Earlier, India were shot out for their seventh lowest total in ODIs as Boult ran through the batting lineup with figures of 5 for 21.Notably, Kohli was not playing for India in the fourth ODI as the India captain was rested for the remainder of the New Zealand tour, including the T20I series, after the third ODI.Veteran wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni also missed the match as he failed to recover from the hamstring injury that kept him out of the third ODI as well. This is the first time since 2015 India played an ODI without both Dhoni and Kohli in the playing XI.advertisementThere it is! What a day at Seddon Park. An eight wicket win set up by a stunning spell of bowling by Trent Boult. Taylor 37* and Nicholls 30* finish things off. Scorecard | https://t.co/GB9AZdmmkL #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/tWYAneUQ71BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 31, 2019Boult and Colin de Grandhomme made the most of helpful conditions at Seddon Park as they shared 8 wickets between themselves with Todd Astle and James Neesham getting a wicket each.Boult, who bowled 10 overs on the trot, equalled legendary all-rounder Richard Hadlee’s record for the most five-wicket hauls (5) by a New Zealand bowler in ODIs thanks to his nearly-unplayable spell. He got the wickets of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya.De Grandhomme also managed to trouble the Indian batsmen by getting the ball to move in the air. The medium pacer broke India’s middle-order by removing Dinesh Karthik and Ambati Rayudu for 0. He also castled Bhuvneshwar Kumar to make sure the tail didn’t wag.Wrist-spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal then fought hard and stitched a 25-run partnership for the ninth wicket which ensured that India didn’t get bowled out for its lowest score in ODIs against New Zealand, which is 88.Stand-in captain Rohit certainly didn’t have a memorable time in what is also his 200th ODI. After losing the toss, he had said that India wanted to bat anyway in order to try and analyse a few things in the lead up to the World Cup.Not many expected the scorecard but India’s familiar batting woes failure to adapt to swing and seam were exposed by the New Zealand pacers who were relentlessly attacking the wickets.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow New Zealand vs IndiaFollow India vs New ZealandFollow Ind vs NZFollow Trent BoultFollow Rohit SharmaFollow 4th ODIFollow match report India vs New Zealand: Trent Boult condemns India to heavy defeat in HamiltonNew Zealand bowled out India for 92 and these chased down the target with 8 wickets and 212 balls to spare in Hamilton.advertisement
zoom Greek owner and operator of dry bulk and container ships Euroseas Ltd. reported USD 3.3 million net loss attributable to shareholders for the quarter ended June 30, as compared to net loss of USD 5.4 million for the second quarter of 2014.The company reported total net revenues of USD 9.4 million, a 2.8% decrease over total net revenues of USD 9.6 million during the second quarter of 2014.“The results of the second quarter of 2015 reflect the still low but improved levels of the containership and drybulk markets compared to the same quarter of 2014,” Tasos Aslidis, Chief Financial Officer of Euroseas, said.On average, Euroseas owned and operated 15 vessels during the second quarter of 2015, earning an average time charter equivalent rate of USD 7,127 per day, compared to 14.4 vessels in the same period of 2014, earning on average USD 7,373 per day.“We were pleased to see a recovery of the containership market during the second quarter of this year, which allowed us to re-charter several of our containerships at levels that generate positive cash flows,” Aristides Pittas, Chairman and CEO of Euroseas, said.”Furthermore, late in the quarter and during the month of July, drybulk rates also improved. While the near term supply/demand balance is challenging, especially, for the drybulk market, these rate increases took place at periods with traditionally seasonally low rates and may be an indication of a better overall rate environment.”
Kolkata: A Kolkata Police sergeant rushed inside a private nursing home on Diamond Harbour Road that had caught fire and managed to save eight newborn babies, risking his own life. Following the incident, the Kolkata Police uploaded a post on social networking site on Saturday morning acknowledging the valour of traffic sergeant Krishna Das who is currently posted at Diamond Harbour Traffic Guard. Police said a fire broke out at the main gate of Diamond View Nursing Home at around 11.35 am causing immense panic to mothers who had just given birth on Friday or the day before. The fire soon spread to an adjacent building where coaching classes were being held. Das rushed to the spot, doused the flame and rescued eight newborn infants and their panic-stricken mothers one after another. He eventually brought them downstairs and out in the open. Das also managed to get hold of a car to shift the mothers and their babies to another hospital. He also stopped an empty ambulance and made the driver ferry the other patients. By the time he sent the rescued victims to another hospital, a team of police officers from Diamond Harbour Traffic Guard arrived. They also helped students at the coaching centre to come out safely. No injuries have been reported. Fire officials brought the situation under control. A probe has been initiated. The preparedness and timely intervention of the police officer averted a major incident.
Kingston: India laboured their way to 72 for 2 under testing conditions after opener K L Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara were dismissed cheaply in the opening session of the second World Test Championship match against the West Indies here on Saturday. Rahul and Pujara were out for 13 and 6 respectively after India were put into bat on a Sabina Park pitch which had some grass on it. Captain Virat Kohli and the other opener Mayank Agarwal were batting at 41 off 99 balls and 5 off 30 deliveries respectively at the lunch break. India faced 30 overs in the session. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhAfter West Indies captain Jason Holder opted to field, Rahul and Agarwal negotiated the first half an hour without taking any risk on a tricky pitch. Opening bowlers Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel, however, could not get much movement from the pitch. Holder introduced himself in the seventh over and immediately got the breakthrough by having the wicket of Rahul to break the 32-run opening stand. It was a peach of a delivery which jagged away from middle stump with Rahul edging it to Rakheem Cornwall at first slip for a comfortable catch. Rahul hit two fours in his 26-ball innings. Holder was getting the bounce and movement and debutant Cornwall made the Indians toil for runs with his tight off-spin bowling. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterIndia were 36 for 1 in 13 overs at the drinks break. Pujara, who came after Rahul’s departure in the seventh over, struggled again as he took 15 deliveries to open his account and was finally out for 6 which came from 25 balls. The bounce extracted by 26-year-old off-spinner Cornwall, who stands at 6ft and 5 inches and weights more than 140kg, did brought Pujara’s downfall as he hit straight to the hands of Shamarh Brooks. India were 46 for 2 in the 17th over at the fall of Pujara but Kohli and Agarwal ensured that the visiting side do not lose any further wicket. The duo added 26 runs in 13.1 overs for the unbroken third wicket.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Friday approved recording of statement of the Unnao rape survivor at the trauma centre of All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS).A notification to this effect was issued by the Delhi High Court from the administrative side late in the evening. It said special judge Dharmesh Sharma, who is conducting trial of the cases, shall record her testimony. The notification said that Chief Justice D N Patel and judges of the high court ordered that “Special Judge Dharmesh Sharma shall hold court for recording the testimony of the victim in the premises/building of trauma centre of AIIMS in addition to the Tiz Hazari District Court Complex during trial of the cases”. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The rape survivor is admitted at AIIMS after she sustained injuries during a road accident in which MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who was expelled from BJP, is an accused. She was air-lifted from a Lucknow hospital to Delhi on the orders of the Supreme Court. The notification came after the Supreme Court during the day asked the Delhi High Court to expeditiously decide on the request of a special judge for setting up a temporary court at the AIIMS hospital to record the statements of the Unnao rape survivor. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe special judge Dharmesh Sharma, who is holding trial in the cases related to the Unnao incident, had recently written a letter to the Delhi High Court seeking permission to hold in-camera proceedings at AIIMS for recording of the statement of the woman after doctors said it was “not advisable” to bring her to the court premises. Sharma has informed the Registrar General of the high court that the CBI, the woman and her family have “no objection” to such deposition. A bench of justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose also directed the CBI to complete within two weeks its probe and file the charge sheet in the road accident case, in which the rape survivor was injured. It also indicated that if the special judge needed more than 45 days to complete the proceedings, then it may consider the request. While transferring the cases related to Unnao incident to Delhi, the apex court had fixed a time limit of 45 days for the trial court to complete the proceedings. The apex court had earlier said it wanted “fair and speedy trial” in the cases arising out of the rape of the woman, when she was a minor, allegedly by now-expelled BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar in Unnao in 2017.
TORONTO – A Toronto police officer convicted of attempted murder in the shooting death of a troubled teen on an empty streetcar is seeking leave to bring his case before Canada’s top court.Const. James Forcillo fired two separate volleys at 18-year-old Sammy Yatim, who was standing alone and holding a small knife, in an incident that ignited public outrage after a bystander’s video came to light.In 2016, a jury acquitted Forcillo of the more serious charge of second-degree murder related to the first volley of shots — which killed the teen — but found him guilty of attempted murder related to the second hail of bullets, fired seconds later while Yatim was lying on his back.Lawyers for Forcillo challenged the ruling but Ontario’s top court dismissed the appeal in April.In upholding Forcillo’s conviction and sentence, Ontario’s Court of Appeal found Forcillo’s second round of shots was “clearly unnecessary and excessive.”His legal team is now seeking to challenge the appeal court decision, arguing that the first and second volleys were “artificially” divided into two separate events, leading to the separate charges.Michael Lacy, Joseph Wilkinson and Bryan Badali are asking the Supreme Court to decide whether prosecutors were required to prove that the first and second rounds of shots were two different “transactions.”They are also contesting Forcillo’s initial six-year sentence, which was a year longer than the mandatory minimum.In their application to the court, the lawyers write that mandatory minimum sentences are intended to deter people from committing crimes.But the lawyers argue that when someone carrying a firearm legally uses it in good faith — as they suggest Forcillo did — that person is not deterred because they believe they’re obeying the law and therefore would not go to prison.The Crown has 30 days to respond to the application.The court has said it takes an average of three months to decide on leave applications after they are filed.Forcillo recently had six months added to his sentence after pleading guilty to perjury. He had also been charged with breaching the conditions of his bail while awaiting the Ontario Court of Appeal decision, along with obstruction of justice, but those charges were dropped after he entered the guilty plea.
“The United Nations has always been supportive of the Afghan effort and we’ve worked with them over the years as a reliable partner and we will continue to do so, with the international community, in ensuring that the country is stabilized, and we will continue our work to strengthen their institutions.,” Mr. Annan told reporters at UN Headquarters in New York.Describing the “tragic” road accident that reportedly set off the riots, he said: “Crowds gathered and led to even greater disturbances, leading to deaths and injuries of many people. Lots of properties were damaged, including UN and international humanitarian workers.”The UN chief said he followed the development in Afghanistan with concern, adding that what happened in Kabul over the weekend was “symptomatic of perhaps deeper problems,” including the question of “drug cultivation and production” in that country.Mr. Annan said he spoke with the Afghan President Hamid Karzai and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice about measures to help restore calm. “President Karzai believes that the situation is under control,” said Mr. Annan. “But we will continue to monitor it very closely.”The UN Secretary-General stressed the need to strengthen Afghanistan’s security forces and national institutions. “These (efforts) do take time and resources,” he said. “But we need to persevere.”
Experts from the Green River Rock and Mineral Festival led a group to Fossil Point on Saturday for a field trip through time. Fossil Point is nearly 15 miles, which equates to a 30-minute drive, from Green River.There, visitors can find hundreds of bones encased in rock that date back to the Jurassic era. The expert leading the group was Greg McDonald, a Bureau of Land Management paleontologist. He began the tour with a brief history of the surroundings. McDonald explained how the area used to be a river bed and went on to explain the different bones and fossils the group would come across during their exploring, including vertebrae, leg bones and fossilized clam beds.McDonald then turned the time over to local poet Dasha Bulatovo who read some of her poems from “Cairns,” which she wrote while an artist-in-residence in the Green River area.McDonald next took the group to a number of different areas to teach about how to identify bone from rock. The group then broke apart to explore on their own. Many bones were found throughout the area and McDonald explained what type of bone it was and from what dinosaur.