Hello and welcome to our LIVE COVERAGE of the second ODI between West Indies and India from Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain. (LIVE SCORECARD)West Indies Innings:03.07 IST: THAT’S IT! INDIA WIN BY 105 RUNS.An enthralling victory for India and they have totally outplayed their opponent in all the three departments. Apart from winning the toss, the hosts hardly did anything right. They inserted India into batting first and the visitors responded in some style. They posted a total over the 300-run mark thanks to some fantastic batting by their top-order. Dhawan, Kohli and Rahane were ruthless and hardly faced any problems against the West Indian bowling attack. While the chase, they never looked like chasing it down. They were jolted quite early with twin blows from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Shai Hope and Evin Lewis gave some fight but that would have never been enough to chase such a daunting total down. The former scored a half century which was the only highlight for them throughout the game. The Men in Blue kept bowling tight lines and hardly gave anything away cheaply. Kuldeep Yadav bowled exceptionally well and he bagged three wickets in the process.02.44 IST: WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav gets his third. He set him up beautifully. Bowls a googly slower throug the air out side off, Jason could not resist, he comes down the track and tries to go big but is beaten. Dhoni collects it and takes the bails off. Kuldeep is haveing a good time wiht ball here. West Indies 174/6 (36.4 overs) vs India 310/5advertisement02.27 IST: FOUR! Back of a length outside off, Chase stands tall and punches it through cover-point for a boundary. 11 runs in the first 3 balls.2nd ODI. 32.1: U Yadav to J Holder (21), 6 runs, 150/5 https://t.co/SbmKegtZUm #WIvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) 25 June 20172nd ODI. 29.5: R Ashwin to J Holder (12), 4 runs, 137/5 https://t.co/SbmKegtZUm #WIvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) 25 June 201702.13 IST: WICKET! Ravichandran Ashwin gets his first wicket. Bowls a flatter delivery outside off, Carter goes down on one knee and tries to go for the pull but misses it completely and gets struck on the box. Ashwin appeals and the umpire gives him out. Carter has a word with Holder but then decides not to review. Good that they did not opt for the review as replays show that it was going onto hit the stumps. 5th wicket down for West Indies. They need another 179 runs in 82 balls. West Indies 132/5 (29.2 overs) vs India 310/501.55 IST: WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav strikes again. The review has worked! Floats a leg spinner on off, Hope kneels down and tries to go for the sweep. Misses it completely and gets rapped on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire seems disinterested. Kuldeep has a talk with Dhoni and Kohli. They decide to opt for the review. Snicko shows that there was no edge. The Ball Tracker shows that it was pitched in line, impact was in line and it was also going on to hit the stumps. Which means three reds and the umpire need to overturn his decision. Shai Hope has to walk back to the pavilion after a fantastic knock. West Indies 112/4 (25.3 overs) vs India 310/52nd ODI. 25.2: K Yadav to S Hope (81), 6 runs, 112/3 https://t.co/SbmKegtZUm #WIvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) 25 June 2017End of over 24 : WI – 103/3 ( J Carter 3* , S Hope 73*) #WIvIND- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) 25 June 201701.34 IST: WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav gets his first ODI wicket. A timely wicket for India. They needed to break this partnership and they did. Tosses up a wrong one on off, Lewis comes down the track and is completely foxed and is beaten on the inside. Dhoni whips the bails in a flash and Lewis departs. A good comeback by Kuldeep and this should give him confidence. West Indies 93/3 (20 overs) vs India 310/52nd ODI. 19.1: K Yadav to S Hope (65), 6 runs, 90/2 https://t.co/SbmKegtZUm #WIvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) 25 June 201701.29 IST: SIX! POOR LENGTH! Drags his length back on the stumps, Hope rocks back and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum. This is a very good partnership between the two.01.28 IST: FIFTY! Shai Hope brings up his second half-century. Ashwin bowls a carrom ball down the leg side, Hope paddles it through the fine leg region for a couple. This also brings up his fifty it has been a very handy knock by Hope. West Indies 75/2 (18.1 overs) vs India 310/52nd ODI. 17.4: K Yadav to E Lewis (18), 4 runs, 73/2 https://t.co/SbmKegtZUm #WIvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) 25 June 201701.21 IST: FOUR! TOP SHOT! Flighted ball on off, Lewis comes down the track and drives it through covers for a boundary. These two are ticking along well here.advertisementAnd that’s the 50 partnership between S Hope and E Lewis #WIvIND- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) 25 June 20172nd ODI. 13.5: K Yadav to S Hope (39), 4 runs, 50/2 https://t.co/SbmKegtZUm #WIvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) 25 June 20172nd ODI. 13.2: K Yadav to S Hope (33), 4 runs, 44/2 https://t.co/SbmKegtZUm #WIvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) 25 June 201701.07 IST: NOT OUT! Ashwin tosses up a carrom ball outside off, Hope tries to clip it on the leg side but is outfoxed completely. Gets a bit forward and Dhoni takes off the bail in a flash. They appeal and the umpire goes upstairs. Replays show that Hope had his foot behind the line. Still such fast glove work from Dhoni.End of over 12 : WI – 37/2 ( E Lewis 5* , S Hope 26*) #WIvIND- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) 25 June 201700.53 IST: FOUR! Freebie! Overpitched delivery on middle, Hope maintains his shape really well and smacks that over the mid off region for a boundary.2nd ODI. 5.5: U Yadav to S Hope (12), 4 runs, 16/2 https://t.co/SbmKegtZUm #WIvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) 25 June 201700.31 IST: WICKET! Bhuvi gets his second! Fuller delivery outside off, Jason Mohammed carves it straight to the fielder at point. Hardik Pandya takes a fine low catch to send Mohammed back to the hut. He was as it is not looking comfortable in the middle and he too departs without disturbing the scorecard. West Indies 4/2 (2.5 overs) vs India 310/500.19 IST: WICKET! Kieran Powell departs on a duck! Good length delivery outside off, Powell flashes hard at it. Gets a faint edge on it and the ball flies to the keeper. MS Dhoni accepts it gleefully and appeals. West Indies 0/1 (0.3 ov) vs India 310/5India Innings:23.45 IST: INDIA FINISH ON 310/5. A strong performance by India has allowed them to post a very strong total on the board. Once again, Dhawan and Rahane took their side off to another good start as they kept the scoreboard ticking. It was the 5th century stand for the duo in fifteen innings and that led the foundation for the batsmen to follow.2nd ODI. 42.6: J Holder to K Jadhav (11), 5 runs, 308/5 https://t.co/SbmKegtZUm #WIvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 25, 20172nd ODI. 42.5: J Holder to MS Dhoni (12), 5 runs, 302/5 https://t.co/SbmKegtZUm #WIvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 25, 20172nd ODI. 42.2: J Holder to K Jadhav (5), 4 runs, 293/5 https://t.co/SbmKegtZUm #WIvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 25, 201723.33 IST: WICKET! The skipper has been dismissed after playing a fine knock. Joseph bowls a slower one on on, Kohli tries to go over long on. He gets the elevation and not the distance. Nurse sets himself under the ball and takes a fine catch. India 285/5 (41.2 overs) vs West Indies2nd ODI. 38.3: J Holder to V Kohli (65), 4 runs, 259/4 https://t.co/SbmKegtZUm #WIvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 25, 201723.15 IST: WICKET! Yuvraj Singh fails again. The bowling change works wonders. Full ball outside off, Yuvraj tries to go over covers but gets an outside edge to the keeper who does not make a mistake. Jason appeals and the umpire raises his finger. Holder pumps his fists. This is a big wicket for the Windies. Yuvraj could have been devastating in the last overs. India 254/4 (38.1 overs) vs West Indiesadvertisement22.11 IST: SIX! This is even better. Full on leg stump, Kohli just stands and delivers over long on for a maximum.22.10 IST: FOUR! Lovely shot in the gap. Short outside off, Kohli guides it between point and backward point for a boundary. Pure class.23.09 IST: FIFTY! Virat Kohli reaches his 43rd ODI half-century. Full toss on leg, Kohli drives it down to long on for a run. India 241/3 (37.1 overs) vs West Indies22.59 IST: WICKET! Hardik Pandya is gone this time. Joseph bowls a length ball outside off, Hardik slashes it but gets a thick outside edge and the ball flies to third man where Miguel Cummings takes a good catch running ahead. Holder is all pumped and why not the danger man Pandya departs. India have lost their third. India 223/3 (35 overs) vs West Indies22.55 IST: NOT OUT! Hardik Pandya has been caught behind by Hope but the wicket-keeper is not sure whether he has taken it cleanly or not. The umpires walk across and refer it upstairs. The soft signal is not out. It is a no ball. Full ball outside off, Hardik slashes at it but gets an edge, the keeper dives and collects the ball but is not sure weather he has taken it or not. Hardik walks as he felt it carried but then comes back. The umpires have a chat with each other and then decied to go upstairs. The third umpire first checks if it is a no ball and guess what it is. Hardik survuves. Replays show that the ball had carried. India 219/2 (34.2 overs) vs West Indies22.49 IST: WICKET! Rahane departs after scoring a fine century. Cummins bowls it on a length on off, Rahane shuffles inside and goes for the heave but misses it. The ball just flicks the stump. For some strange reason the bowler appeals but then sees the bail of the groove and smiles. Rahane departs in an attempt to accelerate but he has set a good platform for the batsman to come and launch. Hardik Pandya is the new man in.22.48 IST: CENTURY! Ajinkya Rahane reaches his third ODI century with a classic cover drive for four. Full and outside off, Rahane prods forward and drives it through covers for a boundary. It also brings up his 100. It has been a very classy innings by him.End of over 33 : India – 203/1 (A Rahane 96*, V Kohli 36*) #WIvIND- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 25, 20172nd ODI. 28.3: D Bishoo to V Kohli (29), 4 runs, 185/1 https://t.co/SbmKegtZUm #WIvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 25, 20172nd ODI. 28.2: D Bishoo to V Kohli (25), 4 runs, 181/1 https://t.co/SbmKegtZUm #WIvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 25, 201722.19 IST: NOT OUT! Jason Holder takes a review against Ajinkya Rahane. It is regarding an LBW decision. Seems to be going down leg to the naked eye. Full ball on the pads, Rahane goes to flick it but misses and is struck on the pads. The bowler appeals and the umpire turns it down. After a chat Holder decides to review it. The umpires go upstairs to check, There is no insde edge. The ball pitches in line, impact is in line and the ball is clipping the leg stump and the on field call stays. The batsmen run a leg bye. West Indies lose their review.22.16 IST: FOUR! Drags his length back outside off, Rahane slaps it through covers for another boundary. He has changed gears here.22.14 IST: FOUR! Short ball again on the stumps. Rahane pulls it behind square leg for a boundary. 10 off the last 2 balls now.2nd ODI. 25.3: M Cummins to A Rahane (74), 6 runs, 161/1 https://t.co/SbmKegtZUm #WIvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 25, 2017End of over 23 : India – 144/1 (A Rahane 64*, V Kohli 10*) #WIvIND- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 25, 201721.50 IST: FIFTY! Ajinkya Rahane reaches his 18th ODI fifty. Short and wide outside off, Rahane cuts it through backward point for a boundary. That ball went like a tracer bullet. This also brings up his fifty. India 124/1 (20 overs) vs West Indies21.46 IST: WICKET! Shikhar Dhawan falls after a brisk 63. Lovely bowling from Nurse. He tosses it up on off, Dhawan tries to reach out to it and drive but gets beaten as there is a little away spin. He drags his leg out of the crease while playing the shot. Hope the keeper takes the bails out quickly. West Indies have got their first and they would want to build on it. India 114/1 (18.2 overs) vs West IndiesThis is India’s 4th 100+ opening stand in their last seven ODI games. 13613823870132101*#WIvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 25, 201721.39 IST: CENTURY PARTNERSHIP! 100-run stand up between Dhawan and Rahane. Full ball on off, Dhawan drives it through covers for a couple.21.27 IST: Shikhar Dhawan scores his 21st fifty off 49 balls, with nine boundaries. IND: 86/0 (14 Overs)Dhawan’s 21st fifty overall – 50*(49) and his 5th against the Windies. India – 86/0 in 14 overs #WIvIND- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 25, 201721.19 IST: Joseph to Dhawan FOUR! Short on middle, Dhawan pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. Joseph is proving to be very expensive.21.19 IST: Joseph to Dhawan FOUR!21.17 IST: Joseph to Dhawan FOUR!21.09 IST: Joseph to Dhawan FOUR! Full toss outside off, Dhawan drives it uppishly but wide of covers and the ball races to the fence. The Windies bowlers have been wayward here. IND: 63/0 (10 Overs) End of over 10 : India – 63/0 (A Rahane 26*, S Dhawan 34*) #WIvIND- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 25, 201721.05 IST: Sixth consecutive 50-run stand between Dhawan and Rahane.21.04 IST: Holder to Dhawan Third FOURS! in the over. Short and on leg stump, Dhawan pulls it behind square leg for a boundary. 12 off the over. expensive one for West Indies. This is the 6th consecutive 50-run stand for India. IND: 52/0 (8 overs) 20.57 IST: Holder to Rahane FOUR! Full on the pads, Rahane flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. India are off to a great start here. IND: 37/0 (6 Overs)20.47 IST: Holder to Dhawan FOUR! Full outside off, Dhawan leans into it and drives it through extra covers for another boundary. IND: 29/ (4 Overs)2nd ODI. 3.3: J Holder to S Dhawan (10), 4 runs, 28/0 https://t.co/SbmKegtZUm #WIvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 25, 201720.47 IST: Holder to Dhawan FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Dhawan cuts it past the diving cover-point fielder for a boundary.20.40 IST: Joseph to Rahane SIX! Short and wide outside off, Rahane cuts it over backward point for a maximum. That is the first of the day. IND: 20/0 (3 Over)20.33 IST: Joseph to Rahane FOUR! Short and on the body of the batsman. Rahane pulls it behind square leg and the ball races to the fence. Ajinkya is off the mark with a boundary. IND: 7/0 (1 Over)20.27 IST: Dhawan, Rajane walk out for India.A Rahane and S Dhawan open the batting for India. A Joseph to start the proceedings. Follow live scores here https://t.co/UoT8OwbmJ3 #WIvIND- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 25, 201720.22 IST: Three bowlers can bowl nine overs each while two can bowl eight. The first Powerplay will be of nine overs and the third Powerplay of eight overs.20.20 IST: The news from the centre is that the the pitch looks damp and there will not be a lot of bounce.20.16 IST: Special special moment for young Kuldeep Yadav. #WIvIND – @imkuldeep18 gets his ODI debut cap from @YUVSTRONG12 #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/kq5RRZaWfK- BCCI (@BCCI) June 25, 201720.05 IST: Both teams unchanged.India (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav West Indies (Playing XI): Evin Lewis, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope(w), Jason Mohammed, Roston Chase, Jonathan Carter, Jason Holder(c), Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Miguel Cummins20.03 IST: West Indies win toss and elect to field.19.47 IST: The rollers are on. Update from Queen’s Park OvalPlay will start at 11amToss at 10:30am45 overs per team#WIvIND #Trinidad pic.twitter.com/u8dY9ds8c2- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 25, 201719.46 IST: Overs have been reduced. It’s going to be a 45-over-a-side match now.#WIvIND More news coming to hand. It will be a 45 overs per side match with the toss at 10:30am ECT.- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 25, 201719.42 IST: Toss should happen around 8 PM IST. AP Photo19.40 IST: Play is scheduled to start in an hours if every thing is one time.#WIvIND We’re in line for an 11am start at the Queen’s Park Oval. That’s in just about 50 minutes. #Rally- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 25, 201719.38 IST: The rain has stopped and the covers have been completely off. The umpires are out to have a look at the pitch.Good news!! The rain has stopped completely and the covers are off! #WIvIND- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 25, 201719.15 IST: The wait continuesAP Photo19.08 IST: The drizzle is persistent and dark clouds are hovering over the ground.19.00 IST: It’s been half an hour almost and covers still on at the Queen’s Park Oval18.29 IST: Well, well! The drizzle has got a bit heavier and the covers are back in place.Bad news again. It has started to drizzle a bit heavily now and the covers, which were removed minutes back, are on again #WIvIND- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 25, 201718.24 IST: The news now is that — the covers are being removed slowly. There’s just a small drizzle still on though.18.14 IST: Rain has stopped but the bad news is more rainfall is expectedThe rain has stopped for the moment and the groundsmen are doing their thing #WIvIND- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 25, 201718.08 ST: As expected, the toss has been delayed.The toss has been delayed due to rain #WIvIND- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 25, 201718.05 IST: The skies are slowly clearing up and the groundsmen are making their way to the ground.17.57 IST: The drainage system at Queen’s Park Oval remains a concern. A whole Test match was washed out last year and even the first game was abandoned after just 39.2 overs. Continuous rain could lead towards another wash-out.17.54 IST: By the look of things, it looks like the toss is going to be delayed17.42 IST: Some part of the sky is blue but there is persistent rain.#WIvIND 2nd ODI – It is raining at the moment and the covers are out. pic.twitter.com/hRlPUcWVCA- BCCI (@BCCI) June 25, 201717.37 IST: The covers are on. It looks grim as of now.Good morning from Port of Spain. Sorry to say but no sunshine on Sunday. Rain at Queen’s Park Oval #WIvIND #Trinidad pic.twitter.com/qO6ya8e7Ed- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 25, 201717.30 IST: Yuvraj Singh’s form remains a cause of concern for Kohli and Co. After getting out for just four in the previous game, he would like to get some time out in the middle and play a long innings.17.02 IST: All set for a good performance against the Indians. But will the weather permit?Alzarri Joseph in the nets. Today’s he will be looking for a big performance against @BCCI in the 2nd ODI in #Trinidad #WIvIND pic.twitter.com/2GInfUctQw- CricketWestIndies (@westindies) June 25, 2017Preview:The weather predictions for the second game is also not good and it is believed that the game too could end as a damp squib with thunderstorms forecast for the morning and afternoon, with an 80 percent chance of showers.The first ODI was abandoned after 39.2 overs with India reaching 199 for 3 when persistent showers played spoilsport.Shikhar Dhawan’s 87 and comeback-man Ajinkya Rahane’s 62 were the highlights of the Indian innings.While weather is not in their control, what will keep Virat Kohli a touch worried is Yuvraj’s form which doesn’t exactly inspire confidence of the highest order.After a half-century against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy opener, Yuvraj’s sequence of scores has been 7 (vs Sri Lanka), 23 not out (vs South Africa), 22 (vs Pakistan in CT final) and 4 (1st ODI vs WI).There is no debate on the class and experience of Yuvraj but at 35-plus, he surely is a shadow of his old self.His fielding has gone from bad to worse and skipper Kohli has not felt the need to summon him to bowl his left-arm spinners.Former India captain and current India U-19 coach Rahul Dravid had recently said that team management should have a clear cut policy whether they want Yuvraj going into the 2019 World Cup.With the first match being a wash-out, India are unlikely to change their playing XI for the second ODI, which will be played at the same venue.For Rahane, the half-century will be a confidence booster, knowing fully well that he will have to vacate the top spot once Rohit Sharma is back during the next limited-overs assignment.It was not the smoothest of innings by any standards but if one assesses the track which was slightly on the slower side, Rahane did well to add 132 with Dhawan, who has been in blazing form.Come to think of it, even Dhawan’s second coming has been largely due to KL Rahul’s shoulder surgery and he has made full use of the opportunity since the start of the Champions Trophy.After emerging as the top-scorer in England winning the ‘Golden Bat’, Dhawan has carried his form into the Caribbean islands, which augurs well both for him and his team.India also need a full match, which will help the team management test left-arm Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav’s abilities as a shorter format bowler.Kuldeep was handed a debut during the first match in place of Ravindra Jadeja, who didn’t have a great Champions Trophy with the ball.Jadeja still remains the country’s premier left-arm spinner but the West Indies series is an ideal platform to test youngsters.
Indian cricket board’s acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary on Monday washed his hands off the BCCI letter that urged the ICC and its member nations to sever ties with countries which harbour terror.The BCCI’s request was turned down by the International Cricket Council (ICC), saying it has no role to play in matters like these.Choudhary, asked at the press conference here to announce Tata Motors’ Harrier as the IPL’s official partner, whether it was a mistake not to have named Pakistan specifically in the letter, said,” I have not written the letter.”The letter to the ICC, in the aftermath of the deadly terror attack in Pulwama that killed more than 40 CRPF personnel and for which the Pakistan-based Jaish-E-Mohammed took responsibility, was framed by BCCI CEO Rahul Johri in consultation with the Committee of Administrators (CoA).”The chairman of the ICC (Shashank Manohar) has made a statement to address the issue and he has simply said that it is a matter which is beyond ICC’s domain,” said Choudhary.”I would like to put everything to rest that there is no difference of opinion. There was a written communication by the BCCI CEO with the ICC. There were two points in that communication the first point related to the security and well being of the players and of the fans also,” he said when asked whether the BCCI had erred in making this proposal.Citing contents of the letter, Choudhary said the BCCI’s primary concern ahead of the World Cup is players’ security.advertisement”The second matter related to suggesting that India and other members of the ICC take no part with teams which comes from areas where certain phenomenon emanate from, but the letter didn’t mention which areas.”To which the ICC chairman, after discussing it with the Board which is the only policy making body of the ICC, stated that it is not within the domain of the ICC to make a comment or make a decision.”The BCCI’s concerns were, as I said, primarily, according to the letter, security concerns relating to players and fans which the ICC has wholeheartedly agreed to address. And the ECB representative Colin Grave was of the same view,” he added.The acting secretary said resolving the conflict between BCCI and the World Anti Doping Agency was an urgent matter to ensure that the ICC is not declared non-compliant by WADA.”That is an issue. The world body (WADA) has been in dialogue with ICC for some time and the issue is that all participating nations in the ICC must align with the national testing authority.”The only member of the ICC which has so far resisted it, and for reasons well known, is the BCCI and therefore there is a slight urgency on that matter. The ICC has been informed and the ICC chairman is of the view that he will soon have a dialogue with the BCCI itself considering the urgency of the matter least the ICC be declared non compliant.”He said the selectors are working on the workload schedule of key Indian ODI players in view of the World Cup that immediately follows IPL from May 30.”At this stage, it is not proper to divulge but we also have the selectors working on this,” he said when asked whether the IPL franchises had agreed to the plan in principle.The issue of advancing the IPL match timings are also a work in progress, he said.IPL CEO, Hemang Amin, said the issue was under evaluation.”Last year we had advanced the timings for the play-offs to start at 7pm. We are still considering whether to advance it a bit or keep it at 8pm because it also affects the afternoon game. For the last so many years we have been playing 12 to 15 afternoon games so it impacts that.”The players’ well being will have to be considered if we are advancing it because if we advance the 8pm game to earlier then we have to advance the afternoon game as well. Hopefully, within a week or so we will announce the timings once we get the balanced schedule ready,” said Amin.Also Read | ICC in constant touch with BCCI: Amitabh ChaudharyAlso Read | India facing healthy headache, reserves going to be key at the World Cup: MSK Prasad
Photo Attribution: USATSII sat in a coffee shop this morning from the early hours, getting some work done, preparing for the day, telling myself I would worry about the Sports Illustrated story when it dropped.Then at 7:40 AM I got on SI.com and hit refresh approximately 1,033,000 times in the next 22 minutes.[1. 8:02 is not 8:00, SI!] Then I froze for the next three hours. I went on with BBJ and said some stuff (who knows what it was?) and just sat there staring at Twitter and all the comments and tweets and everything rolling in.Where do you even start to try and get your arms around this?Then I realized that this is day one and we have four more of these and I’m going to need an intravenous coffee IV the way Zac Robinson needed a wide receiver not named Dez back in 2009.Let’s jump in..1. First things first: “[former player] is a terrible person therefore what [former player] said could not have happened” does not employ an ounce of logic. Do former players who got kicked off the team have a motive for talking? Sure, but that doesn’t make what happened (or didn’t happen) more or less true. Whatever happened, happened and stuff like the tweet below doesn’t change facts.Let it be known, girtman had pornos, playing on a loop in his suburban at all times. This is no lie, ask anyone who knew him in college— Ben Buie (@Blackbellybuie) September 10, 20132. All of that being said, the two clear-cut corners we have right now are pretty fascinating. You have the Brad Girtman “I’m all in on the fact that this happened” camp and the Josh Fields “there is no way in HELL this ever happened” camp. Both could be true, of course, because not everybody knows everything but the heavy-handedness with which former players responded in defense of the program says quite a bit.Guys who had no real motive to respond — Cooper Bassett, Andre Sexton, etc. — just torched the article and gained nothing from what they said. I wasn’t there (obviously) and so I don’t know what happened but it feels like that should mean something in terms of there being a full-blown system of this happening in place.3. I’ll lay out the two things OSU should be worried out in No. 3 and No. 4. First, are there any boosters or coaches who will confirm any of the allegations? Because right now it’s “he said, he said” but if it becomes “he said, he also said” then that’s really bad.Also, was there a paper trail? Brad Girtman says Joe DeForest gave him a $5,000 debit card which means there should be some kind of evidence somewhere. I would think SI has it or they wouldn’t include that detail in the story.4. My biggest question thus far — and I don’t feel like this was really answered by Part I — is “was this systematic and if so, did coaches know about it and condone it?” I feel like that’s the information the NCAA will be after and unless there’s a paper trail I’m not sure they’ll ever get it.5. I have a funny feeling Tatum Bell’s Twitter feed will not be used when the NCAA comes to OSU and says “OK, what’s your defense?”6. Let’s talk about Thayer, shall we? I don’t know if you heard Jason Whitlock on the Sports Animal today but he absolutely torched Thayer on the air. Called him a hack, an OU homer, and wondered aloud if he could spell “cat.” Audio here.That’s a big thing SI has going against it — you know, given his history of ridiculous and biased behavior towards Oklahoma State. I’m not saying Thayer and Brad Girtman hang out on the weekends or anything but it doesn’t feel like that’s a massive leap. The problem with this, of course, is I’m not totally sure whether or not George Dohrmann (or Jon Wertheim, for that matter) would stick his name on it if he wasn’t 100% on the facts. That part lingers..7. One of my followers on Twitter (Jeff Enkelman) put what he believes to be SI’s motive pretty succinctly. He said SI is “kind of sacrificing OSU at the NCAA alter to try and jump start change.” It really did feel like SI was using OSU as a microcosm for the culture of the NCAA as a whole. “These dudes are poor and starving which is why they received money which is why you need to change, NCAA!”The motive for SI in this is that if (when?) it buries the NCAA it suddenly has the attention of what is currently a fractured online and print audience. There’s a crap load of people who would pledge allegiance to the entity that finally puts a dagger into the NCAA and SI knows that.8. I’ve seen a lot on the four-year statute of limitations limiting the NCAA in how it can punish Oklahoma State. Again, this can be removed by the NCAA if it can prove a pattern of willful violations. I’m not saying that’s just the case, just a friendly reminder.9. Two math questions. One, who was doing the calculations on QB hurries, sacks, etc. and then dividing up the money appropriately? Was it a grad assistant? If so, that would be a heck of a podcast! Two, where was all this money kept and how much was there? Was Huell prominently involved? It feels like Huell has to have been prominently involved.10. After just five hours of madness I think I’ve changed my mind about 239 times on this.Admittedly I think there are way too many details for all of this to be false. Hell, I’m not sure Brad Girtman is even smart enough to fabricate half the stuff he says in the piece so at least some of it probably has to be true. But I also think OSU is in a decent position to defend a lot of this — or so it seems based on reaction. I think Franny said it even better than I can (and I’ll leave you with this for now):I am keeping an open mind on this SI/Oklahoma State stuff but the question I have: Is every single allegation in Part I an absolute lie?— Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) September 10, 2013 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. 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Manchester City Aguero confirms broken rib following Amsterdam car crash Sam Lee 20:54 29/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Yaya Touré İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Raheem Sterling Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero Guardiola The striker says he was travelling to the airport following a concert in the Dutch capital when the driver of his taxi skidded into a post Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has confirmed that he broke a rib in a car accident on Thursday night.Aguero was taken to hospital in Amsterdam after the car which was taking him to the city’s Schipol airport collided with a post. The Argentina striker and a friend had been guests at a Maluma concert in the Dutch capital and were heading back to the airport when their driver lost control of the vehicle. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. “The driver did not see the curve and skidded,” Aguero told Argentine radio station Radio Metro. “When we were skidding we hit a post.”I’ve broken a rib, now I’m resting. It hurts a lot but I’ll soon be discharged.”Aguero will arrive back Manchester on Friday afternoon having released from hospital, although he missed City’s morning training session. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Alexis Sanchez has struggled at Manchester United because he is not happy, according to former star Robin van Persie.Sanchez has failed to live up to the hype since swapping Arsenal for Premier League rivals United in January 2018, scoring just five goals in 45 appearances.Injuries have also hampered Chile international Sanchez, who managed only one league goal for the Red Devils last season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Van Persie also made the move from Arsenal to United in 2012-13, winning the Premier League in his first season at Old Trafford – the club have not topped the English summit since.Now retired, Van Persie tried to explain why Sanchez has failed to make an impact under Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in Manchester.”He doesn’t look very happy to me,” Van Persie said via the Daily Mail. “He looked happy at Arsenal. He doesn’t look happy now. What I’ve seen and felt over the years is that how you feel mentally, how your life is, has a big influence.'”If you’re happy, you’re 50 per cent fitter, you create more and you enjoy yourself… so he should find a way mentally to change that.””It’s a different time,” Van Persie told the Telegraph. “Over the past couple of years a lot has changed. There are a lot of impressions from fans, from social media, he is constantly getting hit about his wages. It’s negative, so he starts negative, and maybe that is difficult.”Sanchez was lured to United by Mourinho last year and the Portuguese boss was sacked in December amid poor results and criticism over his perceived brand of defensive football.Van Persie added: “For him it was difficult because he was coming into a defensive playing team. I came into a team with all the mature players there already: Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Michael Carrick. At Arsenal I was one of the older ones, captain, and here I could just come in and have fun, because the guys sorted all the other stuff beside it.”Mentally, I was just having fun. I was happy, I was just enjoying it, really. I did not think about the consequences. I was not using social media back then, so I was not really bothered about what people said. When I went outside it was all positive so I was in my own little bubble of being happy.”Solskjaer was installed as interim manager in December before the United great signed a permanent deal in March as the club eventually finished sixth and 32 points off the pace.”When you play for a club like Manchester United, the fans are used to attacking football and risks,” Van Persie continued. “I don’t really think the fans were disappointed about not winning the league. You can miss out on winning the league because you have great teams in this league. It’s maybe the way they played that the fans were not really happy with.”United is like a beast. In a positive way, when you are doing well. It is so huge. It is fantastic, a great place to be. But when it goes wrong, when you’re having a bad period as a player or a coach, it’s tough. It’s a tough place, lots of pressure, everyone demanding not only a win, but they are demanding attacking football. 77,000 people want to be enjoying it.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
March 19, 2019 (Toronto, Ontario): Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, the dame of the iconic cobblestone village in New York City, celebrates its 15th anniversary this month with a series of surprises for future guests. For a limited time, the hotel will offer guests 15 per cent off stays booked through the months of May, August and September. The first 15 guests to book their stay using discount code: GHG15 will also receive a special gift. Built in 2004, Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC was one of the first urban luxury hotels to be developed in the Meatpacking District, and has since stood for a new world of luxury. The hotel known for its breathtaking rooftop and mesmerizing 360-degree panoramic views of New York City and sunsets over the Hudson River, stills provides a calibre of service unrivalled by few. From the hotel’s architecture, surrounding neighbourhood, gastronomic offerings and proximity to the best museums in the world, the Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC recognizes that with spring comes a new wardrobe. Gansevoort Hotel has the spring cleaners and fashionistas covered with their new Shop Til You Drop hotel package that makes for the perfect celebratory spring shopping experience in one of the world’s most prominent shopping capitals: New York City. Year over year, millions of Canadians make their way across the border to New York City to go shopping. From the unique, U.S. only brands, New York City offers Canadians a shopping experience that they can’t get from home. With boutique stores and department stores unavailable in Canada, the city bustles with shopping opportunities at every corner. With the package, guests can experience a fun-filled day of retail-therapy and celebrations in the beloved Meatpacking District. With a gift bag filled with exclusive store discounts, experiences and samples, guests will shop at local retailers such as AllSaints, Eberjey, Madewell, Caudalie, Bloomingdales, Sephora and more. About Gansevoort Hotel Group Since opening in 2004, Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC has undergone a round of renovations to completely modernize the entire property. Enter this trendy property and find yourself immersed in a swanky lobby complete with a pool table and bar to jump start your trip. All rooms feature carpeting, drapery, tufted headboards with pops of colour, mod-styled sofas, and wall-hung LCD TVs. Additional luxurious amenities include a 45-foot heated outdoor rooftop pool with underwater lights, landscaped terraces, 5,500 square feet event space with soaring 20-foot ceilings and wall-to-wall windows where guests can enjoy a priceless sunset off the Hudson River. For more information, please visit www.gansevoorthotelgroup.com.
Le gouvernement appuiera plusieurs projets qui aideront les Néo-Écossais aînés à vivre en toute sécurité, à profiter d’une bonne santé et à participer à leur communauté. Leo Glavine, ministre des Aînés, a lancé l’appel de demandes au Programme de subventions pour les collectivités amies des aînés, aujourd’hui 11 juillet, à la légion de Waverley. « Une collectivité amie des aînés favorise l’intégration de tout le monde, souligne M. Glavine. Ce programme de subventions est l’un des éléments les plus importants de notre plan d’action ‘Virage’, et il continue d’appuyer les types de projets qui permettent à tous les Néo-Écossais de bien vieillir dans leurs propres communautés. » Le Programme de subventions pour les collectivités amies des aînés appuie les projets qui font la promotion d’un style de vie sain et actif et qui font des collectivités un meilleur endroit où vivre pour les Néo-Écossais qui vieillissent. L’année dernière, le gouvernement a offert un financement de près de 375 000 $ à 47 nouveaux projets. Cette somme inclut une subvention de 20 000 $ à la Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia afin de mettre à jour son guide populaire à l’intention des aînés et de leurs familles intitulé « It’s in Your Hands ». Le guide présente des renseignements juridiques sur une vaste gamme de sujets, par exemple les rencontres et les nouvelles relations, comment éviter les escroqueries et le vol d’identité, et la planification de la succession et des arrangements funéraires. « Ce guide est unique en Nouvelle-Écosse, et il s’agit de notre publication la plus populaire, souligne Heather de Berdt Romilly, directrice générale. Le financement du Programme de subventions pour les collectivités amies des aînés nous aide à offrir cet outil de planification à un plus grand nombre de Néo-Écossais et à leurs familles. » La subvention est offerte aux organismes à but non lucratif et aux organismes communautaires, aux administrations municipales, aux associations et aux universités. Les demandeurs peuvent inclure des partenariats ou des projets en collaboration. Cette année, le gouvernement a augmenté la limite du financement à 25 000 $ par projet. Les demandes sont acceptées en tout temps. Les demandes reçues le 30 septembre ou à une date antérieure seront évaluées en octobre. Les demandes reçues entre le 1er octobre 2018 et le 1er février 2019 seront évaluées en février. Pour obtenir plus d’information et pour présenter une demande, consultez le http://novascotia.ca/age-friendly-grant/fr . Pour obtenir un exemplaire gratuit du guide « It’s in Your Hands », consultez le http://www.legalinfo.org (en anglais seulement).
Tina HouseAPTN NewsCrown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett’s visit to the Alberta caucus at the Assembly of First Nations election gathering in Vancouver almost brought the process to a halt.Candidates Russ Diabo, Sheila North, and Miles Richardson stood on the main stage and demanded that something be done to fix what they saw as interference in the electoral process by the federal government.The AFN’s election monitor refused to get involved – and Perry Bellegarde went on to capture his second term as national chief.On Thursday, Bennett addressed the assembly and the email@example.com@inthehouse7
ADJUNTAS, Puerto Rico – Ten months after Hurricane Maria, Adjuntas still loses power any time a heavy rain or wind pounds the rickety power lines feeding this town high in the central mountains of Puerto Rico.That leaves its 20,000 people once again in the dark, without light, fresh water or air conditioning — except for a handful of homes and businesses glowing in the night thanks to solar energy.The people of Adjuntas call those places “cucubanos,” an indigenous Puerto Rican firefly. They’re part of a small but growing movement to provide the U.S. territory with sustainable, renewable energy independent of the decrepit power grid.A scattering of hardware stores, barbershops and corner stores across the island are embracing solar energy, trying to wean themselves off a state-owned power company that remains heavily dependent on imported petroleum. The numbers remain small — a few dozen or hundreds out of millions of power users — but power industry officials and environmentalists are closely watching this as a test of whether Puerto Rico can make a large-scale switch to renewable, off-grid energy.Currently, renewables represent 4 per cent of generation at Puerto Rico’s power company, against a U.S. national average of 15 per cent, so it likely will be years before solar could account for a significant share of Puerto Rico power.Even so, “Puerto Rico can be an experimental workshop for solar and wind,” Rep. Darren Soto, a Florida Democrat, said at a congressional hearing Wednesday.While Adjuntas is dotted with solar-powered islands, a community of 12 homes in the mountain town of Las Piedras still lacks central power and is operating exclusively on solar energy provided by Tesla, the high-tech maker of electric cars and other power products. It installed 160 solar panels on a plot of land owned by resident Jose Santana.Santana, an electronics technician, said he loves the smartphone app that lets him monitor the solar-charged Tesla batteries. He said the government should consider going solar and dumping the current “archaic” power grid.“This can pull us out of the mess we’re in,” he said. “There’s nothing wrong with having a vision of the future. It’s time to start making changes.”As in Las Piedras, some solar users are relying on corporations and non-profit groups to donate the expensive equipment. Others have become so exasperated with continuing outages that they are taking it upon themselves to install their own systems.“I’m a musician. I have a salsa orchestra. I know nothing about electricity,” said Felix Torres, who recently installed nine solar panels on the roof of his home, perched on a mountain in the eastern city of Caguas. “I was afraid of getting electrocuted and damaging equipment worth thousands of dollars. … But we should not depend so much on the government. They already have their hands full.”Torres recently joined nearly two dozen other people at a three-day workshop to learn about the costs and lifespans of solar systems, the equipment required and precautions they need to consider. The clip-clop of horses interrupted their chatter as the sun set on hills where electricity returned several months ago.Many at the workshop pulled out their power bills along with pens and notebooks as they made comparisons and shared their frustrations. Among them was Jose Barreto, who set up a makeshift solar system at his house in the mountain town of Guavate.“It hasn’t collapsed because God is merciful,” he said, grumbling that his wife insists on washing and ironing at night, sucking up precious battery life. “I tell her, look, this is a lifestyle that runs on daytime hours.”A few hundred Puerto Ricans still haven’t recovered electricity service since Hurricane Maria hit Sept. 20, and millions suffer periodic outages. Crews are trying to fortify the unstable grid in the middle of this year’s hurricane season. When the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl passed through in early July, up to 47,000 customers were left without lights, although most of the power was restored the same day.In Las Piedras, Blanca Martinez, a retired school bus driver who is married to Santana, started to weep as she described the happiness of having a solar-powered home.“It’s sometimes hard to explain,” she said. “When you’re a person who is in need, who is suffering, this comes along and you have light without having to worry whether a wire fell.”Another corporation, German-based sonnen, helped donate and install at least 15 solar microgrids across the island to help power laundromats, schools, community centres and medical clinics.Adam Gentner, the company’s director of business development and Latin American expansion, said the aim is to create a resilient system that can operate regardless of weather conditions.This week, Siemens published a report in which it envisions the construction of 10 mini-grids across Puerto Rico that would depend on renewable energy. Unlike microgrids, officials said, mini-grids are bigger and can use the current distribution infrastructure.In Adjuntas, the non-profit environmental group Casa Pueblo has installed solar systems at two hardware stores, a barber shop and several small stores that activists hope will serve as power oases where people can charge their phones and store medications during a storm if needed. In upcoming months, some 30 homes also will be fitted with the system.Wilfredo Perez said he can now open his barbershop 11 hours a day, six days a week thanks to the new system.“Since it was installed, it hasn’t failed me,” he said, adding that he hasn’t had to switch over to the power company’s system. “The electricity in Puerto Rico doesn’t work.”Federal officials are growing more worried about the turmoil at Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority, which has seen five directors since Hurricane Maria. A U.S. House committee held a hearing Wednesday on the company’s troubles.Officials have stressed the need to depoliticize the company, create an independent regulator and resolve its $9 billion public debt as it prepares to privatize power generation and award concession for transmission and distribution.None of this worries Arturo Massol, associate director of Casa Pueblo in Adjuntas.“Let them do what they want over there,” he said. “We’re taking control of our energy destiny.”
There will be 10 new businesses in Norfolk County this summer.The Student Start Up Program of Norfolk County has awarded 11 young students from around the county a start-up grant to help them create their own summer job.The students accepted are Hannah Fuchs, Sarah Fuchs, Daphne Huyge, Danielle and Cameron Mantik, Alexis Miller-Cluckie, Ethan Moir, Madeline Mole, Emilie Mole, Tye Paulmert, and David Peters.The successful candidates were chosen by volunteers and members of the Tourism & Economic Development Advisory Board.A few of the business ideas include car cleaning, jewelry making, and selling firewood.Moir, who is going to be running Sir Moir Photography over the summer, is a student at Walsh Public School.“I took a couple good pictures and realized I could do it, I’ve enjoyed it since then,” said Moir. He plans on taking different types of photos, including portraits.The successful candidates are awarded $200 to get their business started, and will earn an extra $50 (up to $100) for each market place event they attend.Emilie will be making slime for stress management, while her sister, Madeline, will be making jewelry. Both girls are students at Port Rowan Public School and heard about the opportunity through presentations at school.“I make multiple different kinds of slimes, different textures, and also different stress relievers as well,” said Emilie. “I brought it to school one time and everyone said I made it really good, so I started making it more and more and eventually decided to sell it.”“I’m just interested in jewelry and engraving, and I found online glow-in-the-dark pendants I can make so I decided to do that kind of stuff,” said Madeline.Students submit a breakdown of their business at the end of the summer. If they attach a photo of themselves engaged in their business they are given an extra $100 for completing the program.The students need to be between Grade 6 and Grade 12, and must fill out an online application describing their business plans before a deadline to be firstname.lastname@example.org Brother and sister Cameron and Danielle Mantik are two of the 11 young entrepreneurs that received funding for their summer businesses. The pair will be selling local firewood near Deer Creek Conservation Area. Ward 6 (Port Dover area) Councillor Amy Martin presented the grants Tuesday on behalf of Norfolk County. Ashley Taylor / Simcoe Reformer
“The greater the gap, the more it acts like a chimney. It is one line of the investigation.” Grenfell Tower Block FireCredit:Eyevine Grenfell Tower was fitted with combustible cladding and flammable insulation. The insulation was fitted between the original concrete pillars and the external aluminium cladding with a plastic flammable core used for rain protection.The source said: “The investigation is not just looking at the materials but the design of Grenfell Tower. The triangular shape created by the cladding has created a void and the flames have shot up the side. Grenfell Tower was built in 1974 and the concrete pillars that ran up its side are unusual. That may give some crumb of comfort to residents in other tower blocks that have also been clad.If the unusual design was central to the speed of the inferno, residents in other tower blocks may feel more reassured. Fire investigators believe the unusual design of Grenfell Tower created a chimney effect that led to the fire engulfing the building in minutes.A well-placed source has told The Telegraph that cladding placed over ‘triangular’ shaped concrete columns may have created a void which sucked up the flames. A total of ten columns run up the sides of the building with a further column at each corner. Investigators now believe that when those columns were fitted with cladding, they could have created an air gap that acted as a chimney.Videos of the blaze clearly show the flames spreading upwards far faster than they spread sideways. Investigators are looking at whether fire breaks were built in to the newly clad columns. Given the speed the fire spread up the side of the building that appears unlikely. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
← Previous Story Bartosz Jurecki critizises “Polish phenomen”: “We know our value” Next Story → EHF EURO 2012 Prediction: “A time for….FRANCE” In the second match between Sweden and Russia in Malmo, visitors were better – 26:27 (13:14). Two days before, Sweden won 31:23.SWEDEN: Ekberg 8, Du Rietz 4, Jakobsson 3, Petersen 2, Zachrisson 2, Lundström 1, Andersson 1, Doder 1, Stenbacken 1, Karlsson 1, Barud 1, Nilsson 1.RUSSIA: Chernoivanov 4, Koksharov 4, Atman 3, Chipurin 3, Dibirov 3, Erokhin 2, Rastvortsev 2, Igropulo 2, Aslanyan 1, Shelmenko 1, Starykh 1, Ivanov 1.Results: 0:1, 1:1, 1:3 (4 min), 4:4 (6 min), 5:8 (13 min), 7:11 (17 min), 12:14 (26 min), 13:14 (30 min), 15:18 (37 min), 19:20 (44 min), 22:25 (53 min), 26:26 (58 min), 26-27 (60 min).
Un cyprès de 3.500 ans victime d’un incendie volontaireLa police américaine a arrêté une femme de 26 ans. Celle-ci avait mis le feu à l’un des plus vieux arbres existant au monde et se trouvant dans le parc Big Tree en Floride.Une femme de 26 ans a été interpellée par la police de Floride après avoir incendié un arbre âgé de 3.500 ans. Le cyprès était le cinquième plus vieil arbre au monde. Il était d’ailleurs surnommé le Sénateur pour son grand âge et trônait depuis toutes ces années dans le parc Big Tree. Les faits du crime remontent au 16 janvier dernier. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?La jeune femme en question “a été arrêtée mardi pour sa participation dans l’incendie qui a détruit l’arbre”, selon un communiqué du bureau du shérif du comté de Seminole. De son côté, Jim Duby, responsable des parcs naturels du comté a confié à l’AFP : “c’est triste. Le Sénateur était un arbre de 54,8 mètres de haut, âgé de 3.500 ans, ce qui en faisait le cinquième plus vieux du monde”.La jeune femme a reconnu avoir provoqué l’incendie et a même pris des photos de celui-ci, selon la chaîne locale américaine THV 11. Elle aurait par ailleurs déclaré : “je n’arrive pas à croire que j’ai brûlé un arbre plus vieux que Jésus”. Lors de son inculpation, la jeune femme se trouvait en possession de stupéfiants. Des méthamphétamines ont été retrouvées à son domicile.Le 1 mars 2012 à 18:41 • Maxime Lambert
Finale du concours Kinect Accelerator: des projets sur la 3D et la chirurgieC’est à Seattle que Microsoft est en train d’organiser la finale de son concours Kinect Accelerator destiné aux entreprises, où 500 candidats s’affrontaient. 11 ont été retenu. Pour professionnaliser les usages de son Kinect, l’accessoire de la Xbox 360 (reconnaissances des mouvements), Microsoft avait lancé ce challenge aux entrepreneurs. Ces derniers ont tout de suite vu les possibilités d’un tel objet dans le monde du travail: de la chirurgie à la modélisation 3D, le Kinect dépasse largement l’univers ludique des jeux vidéo. Les onze retenus, dont le lyonnais Manctl et son scanner low-cost 3D, vont passer 3 mois dans la ville américaine de Seattle, entourés de spécialistes (financiers, entrepreneurs…) et d’accélérateur de start-up Kinect (Microsoft BizSpark créé pour l’occasion) et l’incubateur TechStars.Les résultats seront connus en juin, après que chaque participant ait présenté son innovation à un public d’investisseurs. Les gagnants recevront 20 000$ contre une participation de Microsoft de 6% au capital de la société. Le 5 avril 2012 à 16:30 • Maxime Lambert
ATLANTA — When President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January, Republicans will have the opportunity to pull off something they have wanted to do for years — overhaul Medicaid, the program that provides health care to tens of millions of lower-income and disabled Americans.Any changes to the $500 billion-plus program hold enormous consequences not only for recipients but also for the states, which share in the cost.Trump initially said during the presidential campaign that he would not cut Medicaid, but later expressed support for an idea pushed for years by Republicans in Congress — sending a fixed amount of money each year to the states in the form of block grants. Backers say such a change in the Medicaid formula is one of the best ways to rein in spending, but critics say big cuts would follow.Currently, the federal government pays an agreed-upon percentage of each state’s Medicaid costs, no matter how much they rise in any given year.Republicans have argued that states have little incentive to keep expenses under control, because no state pays more than half the total cost. Both House Speaker Paul Ryan and Trump’s pick for secretary of health and human services, Georgia Rep. Tom Price, want to switch to block grants.Key questions facing Republicans will be how the funding is structured and how much flexibility will be given to the states.“It’s exciting because you know it’s not going to be the same as it was, and it’s nerve-wracking because you know it’s not going to be the same as it was,” said Terry England, a Republican state lawmaker who chairs the House budget committee in Georgia.
WESTON, FLA. (WSVN) – – The Broward Sheriff’s Office is trying to determine whether a man who approached an elementary school-aged boy in Weston had intentions to abduct the child.Deputies said the incident took place near the intersection of Sierra Falls Drive and Falls Boulevard, inside a gated community named The Falls, at around 3 p.m., Monday.According to investigators, the man approached the boy on foot. There was some sort of interaction, and the man fled the scene.The boy was not harmed.Detectives continue to investigate.If you have any information on this incident, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
With a surge in applications on the last day, the ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company saw its Rs. 6,000-crore initial public offering closing with an oversubscription of 10.42 times at 5 p.m., according to data available with the stock exchanges.Story updated at 5.45 p.m. with latest details.ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company could manage to secure 76 percent subscription for its mega initial public offering (IPO) by 1pm on Wednesday, the third and closing day of its public issue. The company is selling 132.37 million shares to the public via the Offer For Sale (OFS) route in a price band of Rs 300 to Rs 334 per share.Data available with the stock exchanges showed the subscription had reached 76 percent on the third day by 1pm after ending the second day at 51.96 percent subscription. At the upper end of the price band, the company will end up raising Rs 6,057 crore.On Tuesday evening (Day 2), the company had received bids for 68.78 million shares, with non-institutional portion subscription at 14.95 percent.Earlier, the private insurer had raised Rs 1,635 crore from anchor investors by selling 48.96 million at the upper end of the price band from institutional investors including GIC Private Limited (formerly Government of Singapore Investment Corporation), Morgan Stanley Mauritius Co., Goldman Sachs (Singapore), UTI Mutual Fund, Boeing Company Employee Retirement Plans Master Trust, Oaktree Emerging Markets and National Westminster Bank Plc as trustee of the Jupiter India Fund.The company received the approval to go ahead with the issue from market regulator Sebi about two weeks ago.ICIC Prudential Life Insurance is a joint venture between Indian private sector lender ICICI Bank and British insurance firm Prudential Plc. ICICI Bank holds 68 percent stake in the company, while Prudential holds 26 percent.Some of the other shareholders of the venture include Temasek Holdings Private Ltd., the Singapore government-owned investment firm. PremjiInvest, the private investment arm of Wipro chairman Azim Premji, has about 4 percent stake in ICICI Prudential Life.ICICI Bank stock was trading at Rs. 270.40, at around 1:24 p.m. on Wednesday, down 0.59 percent from its previous close on the Bombay Stock Exchange.
Road Accident logoThree people including a minor girl have been killed in separate road accidents in two districts, reports UNB.A man and his minor daughter were killed while his wife sustained injuries when a bus hit his motorbike on Bagerhat-Khulna highway at Kathaltala in Fakirhat upazila on Wednesday.The deceased are Anisuzzaman, 40, and his daughter Ranisa, 4, said Azizul Haq, officer-in-charge of Katakhali Highway police camp.The accident took place around 9:00am when a Dhaka-bound bus from Rayenda hit a motorbike carrying three people, leaving Anisuazzaman killed on the spot and injured two others, police said.The injured were taken to Khulna Medical College Hospital where physicians declared Ranisa dead, he added.In another road accident, an elderly man was killed as a bus knocked him down at Kingshuk in Sadar upazila in Gopalganj on Wednesday.Manirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station, said a Khulna-bound bus of ‘Ruposhi Paribahan’ hit Kanai Lal Thakur, 70, son of Churi Lal Thakur of Padmavila village in Sadar upazila around 9:00am, leaving him dead on the spot.
Azam Khan, Subir Nandi, Suborna Mustafa, Imdadul Haq Milon and Liaquat Ali LuckyTwenty-one eminent personalities will get the country’s second-highest civilian award, Ekushey Padak, this year in recognition of their contributions to various fields, reports UNB.The cultural affairs ministry announced the names of the recipients on Wednesday.Professor Halima Khatun (posthumous), lawer Golam Arif Tipu and professor Monowara Islam have been selected for their roles in the Language Movement.Subir Nandi, Azam Khan (posthumous) and Khairul Anam Shakil are being recognised for their contributions to music while Lucky Enam, Suborna Mustafa and Liaquat Ali Lucky for performing arts.Sayeda Khanam and Jamal Uddin Ahmed have been chosen for their contributions to photography and fine arts respectively while Khitindra Chandra Baishya is getting the Ekushey Padak for his role in the Liberation War.Biswajit Ghosh and Mahbubul Haque have been picked for the award for their research while Pranab Kumar Barua is being awarded for his contribution to education.Rizia Rahman, Imdadul Haq Milon, Ashim Saha, Anwara Syed Haq, Mainul Ahsan Saber and Harishankar Jaladas are getting the award for contributing to language and literature.Each recipient will get a gold medal, a certificate and a cheque for Tk 200,000.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will hand over the Ekushey Padak to the awardees at a ceremony at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on 20 February.
Share The #MeToo Movement has prompted renewed discussions about consent and what it means. An upcoming series called Consenting Bodies consists of three play readings addressing the topic at Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company.The group says it wants to contribute to the conversation by “highlighting the works of playwrights exploring the matters around consent and violations of it in our romantic, sexual, and platonic relationships.”In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin talks with the theater company’s Bree Bridger about the readings chosen and what they contribute to the #MeToo conversation.The series takes place Jan. 12-13 at RecRoom.