The resurgence of mercurial forward Ricardo Quaresma has raised Portugal’s hopes for Euro 2016 even though it is still far from certain whether he will start against Iceland on Tuesday.Quaresma was given a rare start in the final warm-up match against Estonia on Wednesday and responded with a virtuoso performance, even overshadowing Cristiano Ronaldo, as Portugal hit seven goals without reply. (Full Euro 2016 coverage )There was a “trivela”, a “rabona” and a stunning dinked goal and his exuberance rubbed off on his team mates as Portugal played with a verve that was missing from their qualifying campaign when they ground out seven successive wins by single-goal margins.QUARESMA PUZZLECoach Fernando Santos must now decide whether he wants to throw the always unpredictable Quaresma into the Euro 2016 fray, which would almost certainly be at the expense of former Manchester United forward Nani.An attack featuring Quaresma and Ronaldo would make Portugal one of the most entertaining teams in the tournament but Santos, the wily former Greece coach, was making no promises even after the win over Estonia. “It’s not a case of Quaresma plus 10, it’s Quaresma and another 22. There are 23 players in the squad and all have equal chances of playing but it’s an excellent headache to have,” he said.Nani, who in complete contrast to Quaresma often suffers from a lack of self-confidence, remained unruffled as his place came under threat.”I’ve never had a guaranteed place,” he said. “I’m always prepared to fight for my place.”It’s not a good sign when you don’t have to fight for your place. Our aim is to win the title and we have to believe in all the players.”advertisementPortugal will need all the creative talent they can muster in the Group F match in St Etienne against an Iceland side who are making their debut in a major tournament and are notoriously hard to break down.Quaresma was raised at the Sporting Lisbon youth academy at the same time as Ronaldo and many felt then that Quaresma was the more likely of the pair to set the football world alight.Instead, Ronaldo went on to become three-times world player of the year while Quaresma’s misfortunes have included being kicked out of Turkish club Besiktas for indiscipline and missing out on three successive World Cups.He has, though, always been a crowd pleaser and Portuguese fans will hope that he will finally get a chance to shine on the big stage on Tuesday.
November 18, 2019
NEW YORK — The Minnesota Timberwolves could see the trouble that Brooklyn center Brook Lopez was having with Nikola Pekovic, so they knew where to go with the ball for the biggest possession of the game.Pekovic converted a tie-breaking three-point play with 48 seconds left, and the Timberwolves scored the final nine points of the game to beat the Nets 98-91 on Nov. 5.After Joe Johnson coughed up the ball to Thaddeus Young for the Nets’ 17th turnover of the night, Minnesota found Pekovic guarded by Lopez, who was playing in his second game after spraining his right foot. Pekovic drew contact with an easy basket under the paint, then made the free throw for a 94-91 lead.“That was the plan,” Pekovic said. “That’s what Coach said. I’m glad the guys really believe in me and they start calling plays for me. Coach called something and Ricky (Rubio) said, ‘No, no, we give the ball to him.’”Lopez committed an offensive foul on the ensuing play for Brooklyn’s final turnover. Young’s floater extended the lead 96-91 with 27 seconds remaining, and after Johnson missed a pair of shots, Kevin Martin hit a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left to seal the victory.“It’s hard to win, especially in crunch time like that. You have to take care of the ball and value every possession,” said Johnson, who led the Nets with 22 points.“We had two costly turnovers and we paid the price at the end.”Martin led the Timberwolves with 26 points and rookie Andrew Wiggins, playing in the arena where he was taken by Cleveland with the No. 1 pick in the draft, added 17.Deron Williams had 19 points for the Nets (2-2), who had won their last two games but will face the rival New York Knicks for the first time this season.“It’s good to get any game after this one. We’re disappointed in how we closed out the game,” Williams said. “It’s the beautiful thing of the NBA, you get a chance to get back on the court in a couple of days. It’s good that we’re playing the Knicks and we are always excited about that rivalry.”Minnesota looked like it was going to coast off to an easy victory, jumping out to a 17-2 lead midway through the first quarter as the Nets misfired on 10 shots.Brooklyn outscored the Timberwolves 46-30 during the next 18:06 to take a 48-47 at the half but the visitors took advantage of eight miscues by the Nets to go back ahead in the third quarter.“We battled because I think that’s the culture we’re trying to establish,” Minnesota coach Flip Saunders said. “Play hard, go out and battle every possession.”Minnesota had a 72-66 lead heading into the fourth quarter but was shaky to start the period, committing three turnovers that helped the Nets to a 10-0 run and a 76-72 lead on Williams’ 3-pointer with 8:19 left.Johnson’s 8-foot floater handed the Nets a 91-89 lead with 1:28 remaining before Rubio, who scored 14 points, 12 assists, beat Lopez and Williams to the basket for a layup that evened it at 91 with 1:17 left and set the stage for Pekovic.“Well, the guy whipped him,” Nets coach Lionel Hollins said about the matchup between Pekovic and Lopez.“I mean, it happens. You’ve got to give Pekovic credit. He was a man in there and I’m always saying that there’s always a badder man than you in the prison, you know, and you got to do it every night.”(ADRY TORRES)TweetPinShare0 Shares
November 16, 2019
If sports betting becomes legal in Iowa, you may not be able to bet on the Hawkeyes, Cyclones or any other college and university teams in the state.Representative Vicki Lensing of Iowa City says there are concerns some athletes might be pressured to miss a free throw or drop a pass in order to secure certain outcome.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/BET4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……away that temptation.” :07A House committee endorsed the proposal to ban bets on the performance of athletes in games or matches involving Iowa college teams Wednesday.Another panel in the House also has voted to tack the concept onto the sports betting bill.Lensing says she’d prefer to ban bets on any college sport, but she’s pleased there’s momentum for at least banning bets on Iowa college and university teams.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/BET5.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………the game.” :11Members of the House and Senate are considering a plan that would let the state-licensed casinos offer an “app” for placing bets on professional and college sports.Representative Bobby Kaufmann of Wilton is the House Republican who’s been assigned the task of rounding up “yes” votes for legalized sports betting.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/BET6.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….for everyone.” :11The proposal calls for imposing a state tax on the bets placed on sporting events.Bill backers warn it won’t yield millions in extra revenue for the state, but will police, regulate and tax a currently illegal activity.
October 26, 2019
BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: Fans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin’ Cajuns at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)Jermaine Burton, one of the top wide receivers in the 2020 class, is off the board. The Calabasas (Calif.) four-star recruit announced his commitment to LSU on Saturday.Burton officially visited the Tigers earlier this month. He chose LSU from a list of 20 scholarship offers.Burton is the No. 7 player in California and the No. 7 wide receiver in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He’s also the No. 35 player in the nation.With Burton’s commitment, LSU now has pledges from the No. 7 and No. 8 wide receivers in the 2020 class. Kayshon Boutte, the eighth-ranked wideout, committed to the Tigers back in the fall.I ain’t even the one to talk much, but this right here, this is my family….@Skburton_16 @jjohnnywilson @johnnyw2_ @trevorpenick @andrewaguilar25 pic.twitter.com/4pp8EEwDgJ— Jermaine Burton Jr. (@dbassassin13) April 20, 2019You can see LSU’s full 2020 class here.The Tigers rank second nationally in 2020 recruiting, behind only Alabama.LSU is coming off a 10-3 season with a win over UCF in the Fiesta Bowl.
October 25, 2019
Attention candidates! Assam University is hiring Assistant Professors Assam University has released an official notification for the recruitment process for Assistant Professor.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 12, 2019UPDATED: August 12, 2019 12:48 IST Assam University has released an official notification for the recruitment process for Assistant ProfessorAssam University Recruitment 2019: Assam University has released the official notification regarding the recruitment process for Assistant Professor on its official website. The official notification was released on August 8, 2019, on the website. As per the notification, the last date of applying is September 7, 2019. Candidates need to visit the official website i.e. aus.ac.in.Assam University Recruitment 2019: Dates to keep in mind First date to apply: August 8, 2019Last date to apply: September 7, 2019Assam University Recruitment 2019: Eligibility Criteria As per the official notification, the candidate must have a master’s degree and NET/PhD in relevant subject from a recognized university.Assam University Recruitment 2019: How to apply Step 1: Go to the official website i.e. aus.ac.inStep 2: Go to the recruitment page and download the application formStep 3: Take a print out of itStep 4: Fill the required informationStep 5: Mail the application form in the following address, The Registrar, Recruitment Cell, Raja Rammohan Roy Administrative Building, Assam University, Silcher- 788011, Cachar, AssamAssam University Recruitment 2019: Other information to keep in mind Application fee: Rs 1000Number of vacancies: 41Last date to keep in mind: September 7, 2019In case University receives a large number of applications for a particular post, in such situation the University reserves the right to restrict the candidates to be called for the interview to a reasonable number on the basis of the academic score which may be higher than the minimum prescribed.About Assam University: Assam University is a teaching-cum-affiliating Central University in Silchar, Assam. The university has sixteen schools which offer Humanities, Languages, Environmental Sciences, Information Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Law, Technology, and Management Studies.advertisementRead: Sports Authority of India Recruitment 2019: 60 vancancies open, check eligibilityRead: Andhra Bank Recruitment 2019: Check date, eligibility criteriaRead: SBI Recruitment 2019 for Specialist Cadre Officer: Application procedure ends tomorrow, check general instructions hereGet 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 Posted byKaran Yadav Tags :Follow Assam UniversityFollow Assam University Recruitment 2019 Next
October 24, 2019
The Best Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure How to Sleep Outdoors: Bring the Best Gear for a Good Night’s Sleep 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts Editors’ Recommendations 9 Best Backpacking Tents for Your Next Adventure, from Budget to Ultralight Tents are our most important piece of survival gear – providing shelter in terrible weather, gear storage, and a comfortable spot to stargaze. At the same time, a well built tent is also a design statement that lets others know the type of outdoorsman you are. Whether you’re pitching an ultralight backpacking shelter or a fleet of car camping tents, the gear you choose will influence the type of adventures you go on. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never owned a tent in the past, or are a seasoned backcountry explorer, these six tents are the best for every backcountry adventure.Related:Shelter With The Kifaru Tipi | Camping Gifts for Gear HeadsMountain Hardwear Ghost UL 2 ($449)Best For:Fast and light backpacking. The Ghost is our weapon of choice for backpacking and bikepacking into high lakes in the Uinta RangeBuy It If: You are an ounce counter, but still want a fully featured double wall tent. The mesh body is very airy for warm summer nights, and offers a panoramic view of the night sky when the rainfly is peeled back a little.Best Feature: The single pole design makes this tent the easiest to set up of any we’ve ever tested. After one practice try in the backyard, we can set this up in the dark in under three minutes.Nemo Equipment Wagontop 4P ($500)Best For: Overland gear heads who want a backcountry palace.Buy It If: You need room for a queen sized bed,headroom to stand up straight, and a tent that all the rooftop tenters will envy. The Wagontop stands over six feet tall, so this is basically a portable cabin.Best Feature: The single wall design makes setting this tent up a cinch, even given how big it is. Built in overhanging vents keep temperatures cool even though it doesn’t have a mesh inner tent like similar car camping tents.Coleman Carlsbad Fast Pitch 6 ($224)Best For: Family camping with cranky kids.Buy It If: You’ve traded in ultralight backpacking gear for a two burner stove and morning pancakes at roadside camp spots. It also features Coleman FastPitch, which means it will go up fast so you can keep an eye on the kids and prevent an unwanted dip in the lake This is the best tent for growing families that need some extra space.Best Feature: Coleman’s Dark Room technology blocks 98.4% of sunlight so you can put the little ones to bed early after a long day of playing outside. That will give you peace of mind to spend a little extra time around the campfire with a cocktail or two.Cotopaxi Techo 3 ($280)Best For: The cost effective one tent quiver.Buy It If: The Techo can do it all. It is light enough to pack on a backpacking trip (even more so if you can split the weight between a few people), and burly enough to stand up to repeated abuse.Best Feature: The Techo features an add-on iPad holder designed to hang from the ceiling, letting you watch a movie under the stars no matter where you are. Just don’t forget an extra power bank or battery.Yama Outdoors Cirriform Tarp ($200-420)Best For: Thru hikers shaving every ounce off.Buy It If: You cover more distance in a day on the trail than the rest of us do in an entire weekend. This shelter is not for the faint of heart – especially considering it doesn’t feature a floor or bug net – but if you want to go further than ever, this is the way to do it.Best Feature: The Cirriform tents are available in the crazy light (and expensive) Cuben Fiber fabric that is incredibly abrasion resistant and waterproof. Combined with a trekking pole you’re probably already carrying, this is the best way we’ve found to literally shave 2-4 pounds off your pack weight.Slingfin Safehouse 2 ($1,200)Best For: High altitude adventures.Buy It If: You’re going to be camping in the snow or at extreme altitude more often than not. This mountaineering shelter is built from the ground up to stand up to the harshest conditions man can possibly survive in.Best Feature: Everything about the Safehouse’s design is built to resist the elements. the tunnel shape and nearly vertical sidewalls help it stand up to gale force wind. The oversized vestibule lets you store gear and protect you entrance and exit from dumping snow in the tent. The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities
October 24, 2019
zoom Recently completed sea trials by the 99,430 gross tons cruise ship Mein Schiff 3 have confirmed the high performance of Navis Engineering’s dynamic positioning (DP) control system, Navis Nav DP4000.Designed and constructed for TUI Cruises by STX Shipyard in Turku, Finland and delivered in May this year, the 294m long and 36m wide Mein Schiff 3 is a sophisticated and highly innovative cruise ship operating in the German premium class cruise market.The vessel incorporates a number of eco-friendly features, with particular emphasis on energy efficiency. This means Mein Schiff 3 consumes around 30% less energy compared with cruise ships of similar sizes.The Mein Schiff 3 DP control system was designed in close cooperation with TUI Cruises. It features special functions which contribute to substantial fuel reduction, particularly during tendering operations.Press Release, June 26, 2014
October 22, 2019
With only 12 days until the Opening Ceremony, Canada Games volunteers are ready to host the country. Spirits were high at Celebration Square in Grand Parade today, Jan. 29, at the Canada Games volunteer pep rally, where a large crowd of Games volunteers gathered with their families to get ready for the Games. “The time, commitment and energy put forth by our volunteers is remarkable,” said chair of the Halifax 2011 Canada Games, Jean-Paul Deveau. “Today was about getting them pumped to host the nation.” More than 5,000 volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, will put in at least 24 hours each during the Games. More than half have submitted their names to Events Nova Scotia to be contacted for future volunteer opportunities. “The valuable experience these volunteers will gain at the Games will help us welcome future, large-scale events to Halifax and Nova Scotia,” said MLA Leonard Preya, on behalf of Premier Darrell Dexter. “I want to thank all the volunteers for getting involved and helping ensure that the Halifax 2011 Canada Games will be a huge success.” “Volunteers play a pivotal role in the exciting event that is the 2011 Games,” said Mayor Peter Kelly, “Without their involvement, the Halifax 2011 Canada Games would not be possible.” Halifax-based band, Gypsophilia entertained the volunteers. Olympic snowboarder and Games volunteer, Kimiki Zakreski, was on hand to lend inspiration. The Halifax 2011 Canada Games will be the largest multi-sport event held in Nova Scotia and Halifax’s first Canada Winter Games.
October 20, 2019
Kolkata: Despite repeated actions taken to control the post-poll violence across the state, the situation is yet to improve. Three persons including two Trinamool Congress workers were killed on Monday night at Jagaddal in North 24 Parganas and Galsi in East Burdwan.According to sources, on Monday night at around 10:30 pm, two elderly persons identified as Md Halim (62) and Md Mukhtar (68) were having a casual chat in front of their houses at Baruipara 22 number gully in Jagaddal, when all of a sudden a few miscreants hurled multiple crude bombs at them and fled from the spot. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaHalim died on the spot while Muhkhtar and a few others who were injured due to the blasts, were rushed to Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial (JNM) Hospital in Kalyani, where Mukhtar was declared brought dead by the doctor. Later, three persons were arrested who are residents of the same area as the two deceased persons. Local Trinamool leadership alleged that BJP backed miscreants have done this, whereas the saffron leadership has denied the allegation. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersOn the other hand on Monday night, at nearly the same time, a Trinamool worker was killed at Galsi in East Burdwan. According to sources, on Monday night Trinamool worker Joydeb Roy was returning home to Santinandi village in Galsi. Near the village, he was allegedly surrounded by some BJP workers. It is alleged that the BJP workers beat Roy with bamboo sticks and other weapons. When he screamed, some nearby persons went to his rescue. When they tried to protect Roy, the BJP workers assaulted them as well. The miscreants fled from the scene later. All of them were rescued by the police and rushed to Burdwan Medical College and Hospital, where the doctor declared Roy as brought dead. The other injured persons are still undergoing treatment at the same hospital.
October 12, 2019
Rabat – The African Water Association (AAE) conference, entitled “Water and Sanitation in Africa: Challenges and Prospects”, opened in Skhirat on Monday, with the participation of more than 200 decision makers from Francophone and Anglophone Africa.Initiated by the Moroccan Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE), these meetings, which will take place February 13 to 17, provide an opportunity for African leaders to discuss the challenges facing the African continent.The conference is scheduled to discuss the critical issues of drinking water access and sanitation in the continent, as only 30% of the African population has access to these recourses. Some of the main themes of the conference include access to safe drinking water and sanitation services, as well as prospects for improving access to these basic services, essential for the sustainable development of the continent. Throughout the five days of the conference, meetings will take place corresponding to the AAE’s organizational bodies: the Scientific and Technical Committee, the Management Committee, the Governance Committee, and the General Assembly.Speaking at the opening, ONEE’s General Director, Ali Fassi Fihri, noted that the African Water Summit, one of the first inter-African meetings following the return of Morocco to the African Union (AU), confirms Morocco’s commitment to strengthening South-South cooperation, particularly in areas where the Moroccan experience is proven.During the ceremony, Fihri stressed that drinking water and proper sanitation are some of the most important public services required for a decent and healthy life, but that the implementation of such projects needs major financing.Morocco is, according to Fihri, engaged in a sanitation program that plans to reach 140 wastewater treatment plants by 2020, for a cost of € 2.3 billion. Accordingly, the Office plans to take action to improve water yields from 95.4% in 2016 to 96% in 2020.In the case of liquid sanitation, the same program aims to achieve a higher purification capacity of 15.000 m3/day by using clean energy sources such as biogas energy recovery and the use of solar photovoltaic energy.The AAE is made up of a network of about 100 member companies located throughout the African continent. It is positioning itself as an essential institution for improving the performance of water and sanitation companies in Africa. The AAE also contributes to influencing sectorial policies in Africa and accompanies its members to achieve the goals set by the international community regarding people’s access to drinking water and sanitation services.
October 12, 2019
Many others were also wounded in the suicide bombing which took place in the provincial capital of Tirin Kot.The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Kai Eide, said the tragedy will not only affect those who lost their loved ones but also the community at large.“People across Afghanistan want and need better justice and law enforcement, and efforts to train and professionalise the police are aimed at meeting this demand,” he said in a statement.“Today’s attack shows contempt both for human life and for the community’s wishes for a just Afghanistan.” Just two weeks ago, a suicide bombing in the capital, Kabul, claimed at least two lives and injured several more. 2 February 2009The top United Nations official in Afghanistan has spoken out about today’s attack at a police station in the southern province of Uruzgan which reportedly killed at least 20 officers.
October 7, 2019
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says evidence made public over the past two weeks makes clear that drugmakers were responsible for the U.S. opioid crisis.The Republican spoke Friday at a joint appearance with U.S. drug czar Jim Carroll, the president’s chief drug policy adviser. The two were highlighting record usage of Ohio’s prescription drug monitoring portal.DeWine said troves of new documents made public in the massive series of lawsuits seeking to hold the pharmaceutical industry accountable for the deadly opioid epidemic “leave no doubt in anyone’s mind” drugmakers were to blame and urged them to quickly settle.Drugmakers argue doctors, regulators and illegal drug sales played roles.It was DeWine who filed Ohio’s lawsuit against certain drugmakers as attorney general. He said Friday’s comments weren’t about any particular suit.Julie Carr Smyth, The Associated Press
October 2, 2019
“It is worth recalling here Pope Francis’ words: ‘a society without proximity, where gratuity and affection without compensation – between strangers as well – is disappearing, is a perverse society’,” said Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Secretary of relations with States of the Holy See, addressing the UN Assembly’s annual debate.“The same dehumanization occurs when people are reduced to the crimes they may have committed, the country to which they belong or to their productive capacity,” he added.Archbishop Gallagher noted the importance of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, to be adopted later this year in Marrakech, and said that together with the Global Compact on Refugee, they provide vital protection for those forced to flee their homes for a number of reasons and whose fundamental human rights are at most risk.“The Holy See hopes that the Global Compacts will serve as useful tools for good migration management at every level and a common resource for achieving our shared responsibility in front of the plight of refugees, as well as reference points for international cooperation in the management of migration and the care for refugees,” he said.The senior Holy See official also drew attention to the suffering of civilians in amidst myriad conflicts around the globe and urged States to honour their ‘responsibility to protect’, and highlighted importance of reconciliation and peacebuilding to resolve conflicts.“Forgiveness is not opposed to justice, but it is rather its fulfilment, since it leads to the healing of the wounds that fester in human hearts while acknowledging the evil that has been committed,” he added, urging all religions to assist in the reconciliation efforts.The Archbishop called for promoting equality in rights as well as the full and equal participation of women and men in society. He also outlined the challenges posed by poverty as well as from the impacts of climate change, urging “all efforts” towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate change.In that context, he expressed Holy See’s hope that the upcoming Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-24), to be held in Katowice, Poland, will help reinvigorate action in support of the Paris Agreement.Concluding his address, Archbishop Gallagher quoted Pope Francis: “intergenerational solidarity is not optional, but rather a basic question of justice, since the world we have received also belongs to those who will follow us.”“While care for our common home benefits us, it is also a gift to future generations, sparing them from paying the price of environmental deterioration and ensuring that they are able to enjoy its beauty, wonder, and manifold endowment,” he said.Full statement available here.
September 25, 2019
India 176 for 3 (Rohit 89, Raina 47) beat Bangladesh 159 for 6 (Mushfiqur 72, Sundar 3-22) by 17 runsPowered for the first time in the tournament by Rohit Sharma’s runs, India bided their time, kept wickets in hand, and blasted 79 off six overs towards the end to make 176 for 3 – a score that proved 17 runs beyond Bangladesh, despite another fifty from Mushfiqur Rahim.Rohit Sharma made a watchful start (AFP photo)Batting in partnership with Rohit, Suresh Raina also contributed a vital 47 off 30 balls, their second-wicket association running for 102 runs. On the slowest pitch of the tournament so far, India’s bowlers mounted a proficient defence; Washington Sundar dismissed the Bangladesh openers inside the Powerplay, Yuzvendra Chapel delivered another probing spell, and the seamers largely proved difficult to put away, their full array of cutters, knuckle balls and slower ones on display.This being India’s third win, they are now in Sunday’s final. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will play a virtual semi-final on Friday, having won only one game apiece so far.The pace of the India innings adhered roughly to Rohit’s own rate of scoring. At the end of the Powerplay, both he and the team had made a smart start without quite being explosive; he was on 26 off 23, and the total was at 49 for no loss. He coasted through the middle overs completing his 13th T20I fifty off the 42nd delivery he faced, and then came the explosion.In the six overs between 14th and 19th, India scored almost 14 per over, and Rohit reaped 37 off 15 balls. He took an especial liking to the bowling of Abu Hider, whose final over disappeared for 21 runs. Even Mustafizur Rahman was not spared. Perhaps the most memorable shot of the innings was Rohit’s slog sweep off him in the 17th over, which sent the ball high over the square leg boundary.Having arrived with the score at 70 for 1 in the 10th over, Raina had been tested with the shorter delivery again, but having survived that period, it had been he who kicked India’s innings into overdrive. He thumped Mehedi Hasan over cow corner in the 14th over, before clubbing him down the ground for four next ball. There was one top edge for four off Rubel Hossain, but otherwise Raina’s advance was clinical and calculated. He favored the leg side as usual. He was caught off the first ball of Rubel’s excellent final over, attempting a third six, again over deep midwicket. Earlier Shikhar Dhawan had made 35 off 27 balls.Bangladesh may have been full of confidence following the chase of 215, but they never really had the measure of this target. They needed a bright start like they had had on Saturday, but got the opposite. Liton Das was stumped off Sundar in the second over, after the bowler fired the ball short and wide, having seen the batsman coming. Soumya Sarkar was bowled in Sundar’s next over, as he heaved unfruitfully at a straighter delivery. Tamim Iqbal, who had just begun to free his arms, was out soon after, also to Sundar, who slipped a delivery into leg stump, as Tamim shuffled to off and tried to shovel it over his shoulder. By the end of the Powerplay, Bangladesh were 48 for 3.Had Mushfiqur had an equally capable partner, Bangladesh might have made a game of it. Mahmudullah holed out in the ninth over, trying to hit a six off Chahal. Sabbir Rahman stuck by Mushfiqur for 65 runs, but as he repeatedly failed to find the boundary, the required rate climbed. Mushfiqur cracked 16 runs off one Siraj over, but even he struggled for timing on this surface. In overs 14, 15 and 16, not a single boundary was hit. The asking rate climbed above 14. When Sabbir was dismissed with 20 balls to play, Bangladesh were out of specialist batsmen, and the game was sealed.Mushfiqur completed his half century off the 42nd ball he faced, and ended up eventually on 72 not out off 55 balls. (ESPNCricinfo) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSharma century sees India into Champions Trophy final with PakistanJune 16, 2017In “latest news”Rohit Sharma ton, Jasprit Bumrah four-for help India knock out BangladeshJuly 2, 2019In “latest news”IPL: Rohit, Lewis batter Royal Challengers in imposing winApril 17, 2018In “Sports”
September 22, 2019
Germany beat France 32:30 and made unexpectable ending of Group A in Granollers.GROUP AArgentina – Tunisia 18:22France – Germany 30:32Montenegro – Brazil 25:26TABLE:Germany 8France 8Brazil 6Tunisia 6Argentina 2Montenegro 0GROUP BRussia – Chile 36:24Iceland – Qatar 39.29Denmark – Macedonia 33:30TABLE:Denmark 10Russia 7Island 6Macedonia 5Qatar 2Chile 01/8 FINALS:Germany – MacedoniaFrance – IcelandBrazil – RussiaTunisia – Denmark ← Previous Story Argentina or Tunisia – Iceland or Qatar? Next Story → Serbia VS Slovenia – Who wants to go on France?
September 22, 2019
Uwe, Uwe, Uwe! I don’t know what would I be doing if I was a TV commentator, but after a first halftime presented by Uwe Gensheimer against Danijel Šarić, but I’m pretty certain that I would have lost my voice, cover my shirt in sweat and lose my mind! The cat, Hand of God, Silent killer, „tomahawk“, surgeon, Shinobi, you name it! All of these are variations on the theme, but the essence is the same. It’s blooded piece of work when you try to explain something that words would only spoil. I wasn’t listening to my dear Irish colleague Tom O’Brannagain, but my guess is that he was out of his skin and it will take him several days to restores his voice and to resettle himself as well. However, I was listening to speakers duo from Arena TV who couldn/t say, „Well, heeeey, are you insane? Whaaat are you doing?“ Uwe was probably hearing the same words from his team-mates while getting pat on the head and back. Didn’t seem to disturb his coolness. He was still running around like a boy with red cheeks and a lock of hair waving all around his forehead; but in reality we were watching the Hand of God, a cat, surgeon, silent killer, Shinobi, „tomahawk“… you name it!It would be interesting to get in the head of a goalkeeper which goes through a trauma like that. Does he say „Hats off“ or he beats himself ascribing the geniality of the attacker to his own mistakes? How to learn from things like dealing with shooter who acts like he’s holding a remote control? Šarić was struggling with Gensheimer in 2011’s F4 as well, but eventually he has managed to grow the tournament’s hero for Catalonians winning them title. This game was only first half. „Blaugrana“ holds the truth and Šarić will have enough time to refocus; the cure could be found in „goalkeeper monster“ of Arpad Sterbik, and if Barcelona goes through, Xavi Pascual will carry Sterbik’s photo in his wallet. How do you feel after this game? Games like these move boundaries. Moves like that make kids dedicate their lives to handball. Players capable of doing that are magicians like Balić, Gensheimer, Christiansen, Abalo, etc.We were honored to remain speechless twice in these three months. First time watching French destroy Denmark in Herning, and now this in Manheim. Lucky us. We want more ’till summer.Keep on practicing kids…BLOG: Zika Bogdanovic (Balkan-Handball.com)prepared by: Maid Begic Uwe Gensheimer ← Previous Story WHAT A MATCH: Lions with +7 to Barca! Next Story → Barca scored for -6, but: Goal which can make a difference
September 22, 2019
PHILOMENA, THE TALE of a woman’s search for her son given away after his birth at a Tipperary convent, has won four Bafta nominations.It is among the nominees for Best Picture alongside thriller Gravity – which claimed 11 nominations – and 12 Years A Slave, which got the nod in 10 categories.Michael Fassbender was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role as a brutal slave-owner in Steve McQueen’s slavery saga.Nominees for Best Actor include Leonardo DiCaprio for Wolf of Wall Street, Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years A Slave and Tom Hanks for Captain Phillips.Judi Dench won a Best Actress nomination for her role in Philomena alongside Sandra Bullock for Gravity and Amy Adams in American Hustle.The British Academy of Film and Television Awards ceremony will be held on February 16 at London’s Royal Opera House.See the full list of nominees here.Last year: Day-Lewis wins at the BAFTAs… and Eddie Redmayne gets sick backstage>
September 21, 2019
Get our daily news round up: As well as invoking the anger of his parliamentary colleagues and spawning a thousand memes, Jacob Rees-Mogg’s lounging in the House of Commons has now also become something of a landmark after being beamed onto Edinburgh Castle.The anti-Brexit activist group Led By Donkeys projected the infamous image of the reclining politician along with the caption “Lying Tory”.They also created a short film of the stunt which accused the UK government of lying about its Brexit intentions.Click here if you can’t view the video. 11,205 Views Source: Led By Donkeys/Twitter Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday Another bad day for Boris, Beef talks to reconvene and a Jacob Rees-Mogg projection – it’s the evening fix. 1 Comment Thursday 5 Sep 2019, 9:00 PM https://jrnl.ie/4797630 NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Ireland’s Darren Randolph makes a save from Haris Seferovic of Switzerland at the Aviva Stadium. Source: James Crombie/INPHO The Data Protection Commission will seek enforcement action over the government’s refusal to comply with findings about the legality of the Public Services Card.The cabinet believes that a no-deal Brexit will be significantly worse than previously expected, with predictions of thousands of job losses in tourism and the fishing sector, according to the Irish Times.Four people were arrested in connection with the shooting of a man in Lucan. Agriculture minister Michael Creed announced that talks will reconvene between the meat industry and beef farmers.One of Ireland’s best known developers, Gerry Gannon lodged plans for 1,950 apartments in north Dublin.Over 40 residents were ordered to immediately vacate Dublin flats due to fire safety concerns.Seán Cox has moved to the UK to continue his rehabilitation after suffering severe injuries in an unprovoked attack before a Liverpool match 18 months ago.A Norwegian Air jet diverted to Dublin Airport after the crew declared an emergency over the Atlantic.INTERNATIONAL Source: PA Wire/PA Images#BREXIT: Boris Johnson said that he would “rather be dead in a ditch” than seek another Brexit extension from the European Union during an extraordinary speech in Yorkshire today.#JOHNSON: The speech came after Johnson’s brother Jo announced that he’s retiring from politics citing an “unresolvable tension” between family loyalty and the national interest. #USA: After causing widespread damage in the Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian lashed the Carolinas ahead of making landfall in the US. PARTING SHOT By Ceimin Burke Source: Led By Donkeys/Twitter Sep 5th 2019, 9:00 PM Share1 Tweet Email The Tories are lying. They *want* a No Deal Brexit(Location: Edinburgh Castle) pic.twitter.com/1aOoF2Qa6Q— Led By Donkeys (@ByDonkeys) September 5, 2019 Edinburgh Castle pic.twitter.com/QPznVg8beN— Led By Donkeys (@ByDonkeys) September 5, 2019 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
September 16, 2019
If you haven’t already heard, April is Soyfoods Month! We have teamed up with Minnesota Soybean for a social media campaign to help raise funds to continue reducing malnutrition through the power of soy!Remember, you provide the clicks, Minnesota Soybean provides the donations!Here’s how you can participate, it’s so easy!“Like” the Minnesota Soybean Facebook page (for every new “like”, Minnesota donates $5!)“Share” Soyfoods Month campaign-related posts (for every “share”, Minnesota donates an additional $5—you can do this multiple times throughout the month, too!)We made some great progress in the first week, but it goes all month so we don’t want to slow down! Let’s keep helping reduce malnutrition around the world through the power of soy!To learn more about the campaign, click here.
September 14, 2019
Shannon McCarthy, DOT Spokeswoman: “We kick it off here in Alaska to remind people to be more careful in work zones, because work zones are typically a change of traffic patterns. We jut want people to be really alert, and put down any distractions. Really pay attention to the cones, traffic signs, and flags.” DOT&PF reminds drivers to stay alert and be cautious when driving through work zones by minimizing distractions, following signs and flaggers, and reducing speeds. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The ground may still be covered in snow across most of the state, but here on the Kenai Peninsula the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is looking ahead to the quickly approaching construction season. This week, the department joins other DOTs around the nation to celebrate National Work Zone Awareness Week April 9-13. According to the DOT, Alaska averages approximately 135 highway work zone crashes each year.