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A day before the crucial Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) extended its support to Congress candidate Ahmed Patel, who is seeking his fifth term to the Upper House amidst a split in the Congress.“I have just received a message that the NCP has announced its support to my candidature and the party will also issue whip for the same,” Mr Patel told reporters.All 44 Congress legislators are united and will vote for the party, “shunning all offers and threats given by the BJP and other State agencies.”NCP MLA Kandhal Jadeja claims the party has asked two legislators to vote for BJP. Besides, two legislators of the NCP, a lone JD(U) MLA Chhotubhai Vasava has also extended his support to Mr. Patel’s nomination. Another lone MLA of the now disbanded Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP) Nalin Kotadia, who had supported the Congress candidate, has now reportedly gone to the BJP camp.BJP’s Chief Whip in the Assembly Pankaj Desai said the party’s whip would be binding on Mr. Kotadia also because the GPP had merged with the BJP after the 2012 Assembly polls.Both the Congress and the BJP have issued whips to their respective members, asking them to vote as per the party’s mandate and not use NOTA, as that too will be treated as violation the party mandate, and inviting disqualification from the membership.Congress MLAs in Anand resortAll the 44 Congress legislators, who were taken to Bengaluru after six party MLAs resigned and seven others stayed away from the party, returned to the State on Monday early morning.Mr. Patel received the legislators at the Ahmedabad airport from there they were straightway taken to a resort in Anand, 70 km from Ahmedabad.“All MLAs are united and vote for our senior leader Ahmed Patel,” senior Congress leader Indravijaysinh Gohil, who has been asked to ensure the ”safety” of the party legislators, told The Hindu.Mr Gohil and his team have provided a two-layer security cover to all legislators besides the police security.
Nearly 72% voters exercised their franchise in the elections to 49 municipal bodies in Rajasthan on Saturday, with a maximum of 91.67% turnout in Nasirabad municipality of Ajmer district.Polling took place peacefully, barring stray incidents of violence which left a few persons injured. An inebriated person damaged an EVM in Churu, after which the apparatus was replaced.The voter turnout touched 80% at some places in 24 districts where the polling was held. A total of 7,944 candidates were in the fray for election of 2,100 ward councillors. Over 33 lakh voters were eligible for exercising their franchise, for which 3,479 polling booths were set up across the State.The results will be declared after counting of votes on November 19, while the election for chairpersons and deputy chairpersons of the urban local bodies will be held on November 26 and 27, respectively.Chief Electoral Officer Shyam Singh Rajpurohit said the supervisors were given the responsibility to look after the law and order at their allotted centres. However, the Congress and the BJP workers clashed with each other in Bharatpur, Banswara, Bhiwadi and Beawar.Four injured Four persons were injured in the fight with lathi and stones between two rival groups of party workers in Bharatpur. Tension prevailed in Jhunjhunu after allegations of bogus voting, while the police dispersed two groups hurling stones at each other in Sikar.Energy Minister B.D. Kalla cast his vote in Bikaner, while Tourism Minister Vishvendra Singh exercised his franchise in Bharatpur and Minister of State for Technical Education Subhash Garg in Bharatpur. The Leader of the Opposition in the State Assembly, Gulab Chand Kataria, cast his vote in Udaipur. (With inputs from PTI)
Former PM Manmohan SinghFormer prime minister Manmohan Singh, who is hailed as the architect of economic reforms in the country, is a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, it was announced on Tuesday.Incidentally, M. Veerappa Moily, who was a minister in the Manmohan Singh government, is heading the committee on Finance, which also has Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia as its members.Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP’s) Jayant Sinha, the Harvard-educated investor and son of former finance minister Yashwant Sinha, is also a member of the Committee so are S.S. Ahluwalia and Kirit Somaiya of the ruling party.In 1991, Manmohan Singh, as finance minister in the P.V. Narasimha Rao government, had ushered in economic reforms that changed the face of the country.Rahul Gandhi is a member of the Committee on External Affairs, while Congress president Sonia Gandhi does not figure in any of the panels announced. In the last Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi had been a member of the Committee on Human Resource Development (HRD) and Sports.Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge is a member of the Committee on Home Affairs headed by party colleague P. Bhattacharya.There has been a host of senior leaders in the Committee on Defence including BJP veteran Murli Manohar Joshi, former prime minister H.D. Deve Gowda and deputy leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh.The committee also includes Olympic silver medalist in shooting and Rajyavardhan Rathore of BJP and Indian Youth Congress (IYC) chief Rajeev Satav. Former General B.C. Khanduri, who missed the ministerial bus due to age factor will now head the Committee on Defence.advertisementNationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar is a member of the Committee on HRD while his party colleague Praful Patel is on the Committee for Industry headed by Janata Dal (United) JD(U) leader K.C. Tyagi.Former defence minister and Congress leader A.K. Antony is now a member of the Committee on Railways along with party veteran Motilal Vora.BJP veteran L.K. Advani is a member of the Committee on Information and Technology headed by young Anurag Thakur (BJP). He is also a member of the Committee on Public Undertakings headed by senior BJP leader Shanta Kumar.Former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan is a member of the Committee on Urban Development while former petroleum minister Mani Shankar Aiyer is a member of the Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas. Ahmed Patel, political secretary to the Congress president, is also a member of the committee.Trinamool Congress member Sugata Bose, who teaches History at Harvard, is a member of the Committee on External Affairs which is headed by former Union minister Shashi Tharoor of Congress. Supriya Sule of the NCP and Kanimozhi of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) are members of the committee.BJP’s Satyapal Singh, who quit as Mumbai Police Commissioner to join politics and defeated Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) supremo Ajit Singh in his home turf of Baghpat in Western Uttar Pradesh, is a member of the Committee on Agriculture.Former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa of the BJP and Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi, are also members of the committee headed by former Union minister Hukmdev Narayan Yadav.Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav is a member of the Committee on Labour while Amar Singh, who was his close associate sometime ago, is on the Committee on Food, Public Distribution and Consumer Affairs.Sachin Tendulkar is a member of the Committee on Information Technology so is Advani. Varun Gandhi, who failed to find a place in Team BJP when Amit Shah took over is also in the Committee along with party members Hema Malini and Paresh Rawal. Young BJP member Anurag Thakur heads the committee.Rekha, a nominated member, is a member of the Committee on Food, Public distribution and consumer affairs.Non-NDA parties which have got chairmanship include Trinamool Congress member K.D. Singh (Transport) former railway minister Dinesh Trivedi–also Trinamool–(Railways), Biju Janata Dal (BJD) member Pinaki Mishra (Urban Development), All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK’s) P. Venugopal (Rural Development), Satish Chandra Misra of Bahujan Samaj Party (Health) and K.C. Tyagi of JD-U (Commerce and Industry).
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Karachi, Sep 16 (PTI) Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) today proposed to hold talks with Hockey India to resolve a stand-off, which has prevented its players from participating in a cash-rich Indian League for their indecent behaviour during last years Champions Trophy. PHF secretary and legendary Olympian Shahbaz Ahmed said not participating in the league was a “setback” for the Pakistani players as they not only lose an opportunity to improve their game but also earn well. However Pakistan hockey captain Muhammad Imran said that Hockey Indias demand for an apology was “childish”. “Their demand for an apology is childish. Because when the incident happened soon afterwards the FIH banned two of our players and rebuked Shafqat Rasool. It also accepted our stance so the matter was over then why dig it up now,” Imran said. Ahmed, on his part, said that there was no need for any strong statements and all issues would be resolved through discussions. “I dont think by giving strong statements any issue can be resolved. It is best the two federations sit down and have talks and try to resolve any issues,” the former Pakistan captain told PTI. Hockey India President Narinder Batra issued a statement on Monday saying:”I would love to have Pakistan players but not with the kind of behaviour they displayed in the Champions Trophy. And they have shown no regret of that incident in writing or otherwise. I dont want to politicize the issue but that kind of behaviour was unacceptable. Least we need an apology from them.” Batras statement came after it was confirmed that no Pakistani player would feature in the lucrative Hockey India League (HIL) this year. Batra was referring to the incident that occurred after the semi-final of the last Champions Trophy in December when soon after their 4-3 win, Pakistani players started celebrating their victory in a wild fashion and removed their shirts and some of them making obscene gestures towards the crowd and media, prompting their coach Shahnaz Sheikh to come into action and take away his players. “There is no doubt that it is a setback for our players as they can not only improve their game but also earn well if allowed to play in the Hockey India League. I think Pakistan and India need to improve their hockey ties by holding talks. We would welcome any move by Hockey India to discuss any issues with us,” Shahbaz said. He pointed out that the Junior World Cup is also due to be held in India next year and he would like to see Pakistan do well in the event. “My view is clear Pakistan and India need to play bilateral matches as this will not only boost the sport in both countries but also produce brand names in hockey which is way behind when it comes to sponsorships and earnings for players when compared to other sports like cricket in the subcontinent,” he added. PTI CORR KHS MRM MRMadvertisement
Hello and welcome to our LIVE COVERAGE of the ICC Champions Trophy match between India and Sri Lanka at The Oval. Sri Lanka Innings:22.49 IST: Sri Lanka (322/3) crush India (321/6) by 7 wickets to stay alive in semis race. K Mendis 89, Gunathilaka 76, Mathews 52* A wonderfulchase from Sri Lanka as they pick up their first win of the tournament.With a target of 322 to chase, they lost Dickwella early but Gunathilaka and Mendis took up the mantle and took the game in their stride with amammoth 159-run stand, with both scoring fifties. It set up the platform for the middle order which took complete advantage.22.49 IST: ANGELO MATHEWS WITH THE WINNING RUN! Just helps this through square leg for a single. He gestures by raising his bat over his head and pointing at the name behind on his jersey. Has every right to do so today, has played a gem of a knock. Well played. A well-deserved and much-needed victory. SRI LANKA WIN BY 7 WICKETS!A memorable chase by Sri Lanka keeps their #CT17 hopes alive as they beat India by 7 wickets in a thriller!https://t.co/3VzGviqIok #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/0uQXq8XTio- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201722.49 IST: Umesh to Mathews, FOUR! Taking his team home, they’re almost home! What a shot, picture perfect from the skipper. With the full face of the bat, he drives it back down the ground aerially and picks up a boundary. Brings up his fifty with that too. 33rd ODI fifty for Angelo Mathews! Just 1 run needed to win this game.advertisement22.46 IST: Sri Lanka 314/3 in 48 overs, need 8 from 12 balls. Mathews 47*, Gunaratne 31*22.41 IST: Sri Lanka need 13 runs in 18 balls with 7 wickets in hand to beat India.22.37 IST: Sri Lanka reach 301/3 in 46 overs, need 21 from 24 balls now.22.34 IST: Bumrah to Gunaratne, SIX! That’s audacious! This is one the best, if not the best, death bowlers in the world and Asela Gunaratne has played a shot which he never should have. Wow! It’s fuller outside off, Asela kneels down and across and sweeps it over backward square leg to send it miles into the stands for a maximum.22.31 IST: Bhuvi to Gunaratne, FOUR! 11 runs off the over, Gunaratne is playing a superb knock here. Expecting the full ball to come, he makes a lot of room for himself and carves it through point to send it across the rope for a boundary. Just 32 needed from 30 now, Sri Lanka are on the road to getting the job done.22.30 IST: Bhuvi to Gunaratne, FOUR! That’s right in the gap, very good hands from Asela Gunaratne. Back of a length on the stumps, it’s pulled along the ground past square leg for a boundary.22.27 IST: Sri Lanka 279/3 in 44 overs, need 43 from 36 balls22.25 IST: Umesh to Gunaratne, SIX! Sorry, Asela. As you were. Don’t mind me. Short and angling into the body, Gunaratne swivels and with excellent balance, pulls it deep into the fine leg stands for a maximum.22.23 IST: Kusal Perera has gone off the field retired hurt at 51 with a hamstring injury. Gunaratne comes in to batKusal Perera has reitred hurt on 47 off 44.Will new man Asela Gunaratne guide Sri Lanka home?LIVE: https://t.co/3VzGviqIok #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/mvesqQ2hQ1- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201722.21 IST: Just six runs off Bhuvi’s over, not a bad one for India. Sri Lanka 271/3, need 51 from 42 balls22.16 IST: 10 runs off Umesh’s over. Sri Lanka 265/3, need 57 from 48 balls to beat India22.12 IST: Umesh to Mathews, FOUR! Oh, that’s a wonderful shot from Angelo Mathews. The Sri Lankan skipper makes room to this fuller ball and lofts it over extra cover for a boundary. Clean hit, went right off the meat of the bat.22.04 IST: 10 runs came off that over from Umesh. Sri Lanka need 75 runs in the final 10 overs to beat India. Perera 37*, Mathews 22*Who are your cheering for?RT = ?????? = ????#INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/VLQ9gzjwWu- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201722.03 IST: Umesh to Kusal Perera, FOUR! Sri Lanka need 75 runs in the final 10 overs to beat India. Perera 37*, Mathews 22*22.01 IST: Umesh to Mathews, FOUR! Much needed! Short delivery into the batsman, Mathews pulls it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.21.55 IST: Good over from Umesh, just five runs off it. SL 232/2, need 90 from 72 balls21.51 IST: Pandya to Kusal Perera, FOUR! Brilliant! Good length delivery outside off, Perera dances down the track and smashes that over the mid off fielder for a boundary. SL 95 runs needed off 78 balls.The four stages of a run out.1. Desperation2. Realisation3. Regret4. AcceptanceGreat innings @KusalMendis1!#INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/KAUD06Z72ladvertisement- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201721.48 IST: Pandya to Mathews, FOUR! Classy! Short delivery into the body, Mathews shuffles across and jabs it through the backward square leg region for a single.21.42 IST: Excellent over from Pandya, just three runs off it. SL 206/3 in 35 ovs, need 116 from 90 Time for Drinks! This is the perfect time when the coaches will be out with their plans how to go about for the final 15 overs the game.21.31 IST: RUN OUT! Short delivery into the batsman, Mendis tries to clip it. Gets an inside edge onto his pads and the ball goes on the leg side. The batsmen scamper across but Bhuvneshwar Kumar chases it down and has a shy at the striker’s end. He ends and the Indian team starts celebrating. The umpire goes upstairs to check the run out. Replays show that Kusal Mendis was well short of his crease. A well crafted innings comes to an end. SL 196/3 in 32.4 ovs, need 126 more WICKET! What a throw from Bhuvneshwar Kumar! Kusal Mendis goes for 89.Sri Lanka 196/3LIVE! https://t.co/3VzGviqIok #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/Y1NlM1n1Gz- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201721.25 IST: Sri Lanka 190/2 in 31 overs, need 132 runs from 114 balls vs India21.14 IST: Gunathilaka RUN OUT! Maybe not precisely, but Virat Kohli’s bowling change has done the trick, in a way at least. Gunathilaka flicks this towards backward square leg and quickly calls for the second. Umesh Yadav runs to the ball and throws the ball to Dhoni. And as always, the Indian keeper is lightning with his glove work. Whips the bails off in the blink of an eye as Mendis dives to get back in. The decision goes upstairs and replays show that Mendis’ bat is in the air when the bails are off. This is a big moment, India have broken the 159-run stand.Despite a brilliant dive, Danushka Gunathilaka was run out to end a key Sri Lanka partnershipWATCH: https://t.co/BXkr0lFTHV #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/VWmfxHzJBl- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 2017WICKET! The partnership is broken through a run out! Gunathilaka run out by Umesh YadavLIVE: https://t.co/3VzGviqIok #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/mVlifHF0BP- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201720.54 IST: Jadeja to Mendis, SIX! Fifty for Kusal Mendis, what a way to bring it up! He’s taking on Jadeja and dealing with it amazingly well. It’s tossed up to him, he comes ahead and slogs it over mid-wicket for a biggie. SL 131/1 in 23.2 overs. Required rate – 7.1650 for Kusal Mendis, as he brings up his 10th ODI 50 with a six!LIVE: https://t.co/3VzGviqIok #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/PvzDW2sTRr- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201720.47 IST: Jadeja to Mendis, FOUR! Shot. Picked his spot well and executed it to perfection. Mendis kneels down to this tossed up delivery and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket to send it across the rope on the bounce.20.40 IST: Mendis to Jadeja, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Short delivery and Mendis reads it really early to pull it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.advertisementMatch 8. 19.6: R Jadeja to K Mendis (39), 4 runs, 108/1 https://t.co/fXsL4mZGSL #IndvSL #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 8, 201720.40 IST: Mendis to Jadeja, FOUR! Floats this one around middle and leg, Mendis comes down the track and clips it over the wide mid on region. Yuvraj charges towards it but cannot reach it. The ball just falls short, sticks in the turf and that beats Yuvraj to the fence.20.36 IST: Pandya to Gunathilaka, SIX! That’s a biggie! Short delivery into the batsman, Gunathilaka pulls it over the mid-wicket region for half a dozen. The southpaw is leading his side from the front and will look to continue with the bat. 4th ODI fifty for the left-hander.50 for Danushka Gunathilaka. His 4th in ODI cricket.Will he convert it into his first 100?https://t.co/3VzGviqIok #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/LNq2I3Ybfn- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201720.32 IST: Jadeja’s first over goes for just 3 runs as SL reach 90/1 in 18 ovs, required rate – 7.25What a crowd here today at The Oval! ?????º??? #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/kfvod8GWjF- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201720.24 IST: Bumrah to Gunathilaka, FOUR! Brutal! Fuller delivery around off, Gunathilaka smashes that straight down the ground for a boundary. SL 76/1 in 16 ovs 20.19 IST: Pandya to Mendis, DROPPED! Fuller delivery outside off, Mendis drives it back to the bowler. Hardik Pandya sticks his hand out to his left to take the catch but it does not stick. A chance goes down.20.17 IST: Bumrah to Gunathilaka, FOUR! Leg byes for a boundary, spoils an otherwise good over from Bumrah. SL 70/1 in 14 overs Despite 4 left handers in the top 7 in SL, that Ind is still playing the left arm spinner Jadeja shows the strides he has made.#CT17- Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) June 8, 201720.13 IST: Hardik concedes just three runs from his first over. SL 62/1 in 13 overs, chasing 322 vs IND20.09 IST: Bumrah concedes 6 runs from his first over. SL 59/1 in 12 overs, chasing 322 vs India 20.06 IST: Bumrah to Mendis, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Good length delivery outside off, Mendis flays at it. Gets it through the cover-point region for a boundary.20.02 IST: Bhuvi to Mendis, FOUR! Lucky runs! Short delivery into the batsman, Mendis goes for the pull. Gets a top-edge on it and the ball flies over the keeper’s head for a boundary. Brings up 50 for Sri Lanka.Match 8. 10.3: B Kumar to K Mendis (14), 4 runs, 50/1 https://t.co/fXsL4mZGSL #IndvSL #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 8, 201719.56 IST: Just the four runs came off that over from Bhuvi. SL 38/1 in 9 ovs, need 284 more to win 19.48 IST: Umesh to Gunathilaka, SIX! Hit that beautifully, timed to perfection. Just used the pace of the ball and sent it all the way. Short and down leg, Gunathilaka swivels and pulls it over fine leg, into the stands for a biggie.19.40 IST: Bhuvi to Gunathilaka, FOUR! That’s the first boundary of the innings and it’s come via a misfield from Hardik Pandya. Good length delivery outside off, Gunathilaka stands tall and punches it through extra cover. Hardik there misfields and lets it through him. It races away to the boundary line.Match 8. 4.6: B Kumar to D Gunathilaka (7), 4 runs, 15/1 https://t.co/fXsL4mZGSL #IndvSL #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 8, 201719.37 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Dickwella, OUT! Bhuvneshwar Kumar draws first blood! This is a big wicket for India. Everybody knows how dangerous he can be at the start of the innings, the Men in Blue will be tremendously pleased seeing him walk back. Good length delivery on off, shaping away ever so slightly, Dickwella swings across the line and ends up getting a top edge. It lobs over to point where Jadeja moves to his right and takes a simple catch. Sri Lanka off to a start they wouldn’t have wanted. SL 11/1 in 4.4 ovs WICKET! Niroshan Dickwella falls, caught at point by Ravindra Jadeja.Sri Lanka 11/1LIVE: https://t.co/3VzGviqIok #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/4CZH68KKaI- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201719.26 IST: Good start from Umesh, just two runs off the over. SL 4/0 in 2 overs19.18 IST: Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka are out to bat as Bhuvneshwar Kumar opens the bowling attack for India.India Innings:India post 321/6 in 50 overs against Sri Lanka. Shikhar Dhawan 125, Rohit Sharma 78, MS Dhoni 63, Lasith Malinga 2/70 Shikhar Dhawan’s 10th ODI century powers India to 321/6 v Sri Lanka.Will it be enough?https://t.co/3VzGviqIok #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/uCWDwHcGXh- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 2017Another solid batting performance from India has helped them post their 5th consecutive 300-plus scores in ODIs. After being put into bat first, the Indian openers gave them the perfect start. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma stitched an important 138-run stand to set the platform for them. The latter got dismissed after his fifty but the former kept marching and he successfully registered another century. MS Dhoni, who was the only batsman who did not bat against Pakistan also marked his arrival as he tore the Sri Lankan bowlers apart. He played a scintillating knock where he scored 63 runs off just 52 balls.18.48 IST: Perera to Jadhav FOUR! Slower delivery on a shorter length, Jadhav shuffles across and goes for the pull. Gets a top edge on it and the ball goes over the square leg region for a boundary. Surprisingly there was no one in the deep after two brilliant boundaries in the same over. INDIA FINISH ON 321/6. 18.48 IST: Perera to Jadhav, FOUR! Jadhav is toying with the fielders! Fuller delivery outside off, Jadhav shuffles way across and sweeps this one from the vacant mid-wicket region for a boundary.18.46 IST: Perera to Jadhav, SIX! Where did that come from! Full toss outside off, Jadhav shuffles across and plays a slog sweep which goes over the mid-wicket region for half a dozen. Brilliant shot!18.45 IST: Perera to Dhoni, OUT! The hellicopter shot comes out but this time it goes straight to the fielder! Full and wide outside off, Dhoni goes for it and tries to play his orthodox shot. Does not time it well and the ball goes straight to the fielder at long off. India 307/6 in 49.2 ovsWicket! Dhoni falls at long off as he tries to go for another six.India 307/6https://t.co/3VzGviqIok #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/s9Jyr4rzgq- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201718.43 IST: Malinga to Dhoni, FOUR! Wrong line again from Sri Lankan bowlers on the last ball of the over. Short and wide outside off, Dhoni cuts it through the point region for a boundary which again spoils a brilliant Malinga over.18.39 IST: Perera to Dhoni, SIX! One bad ball spoils a brilliant over! Full toss just outside off, Dhoni accepts it with a smile and sends that packing well over the mid-wicket region for a 86 meter maximum.18.37 IST: Perera to Dhoni, single toward long off and that’s fifty for Dhoni in 46 balls, his 62nd in ODIs. India 290/5 in 47.3 50 number 62 for @msdhoni in ODI cricket!https://t.co/3VzGviqIok #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/HR29RB9cpE- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201718.34 IST: Pradeep to Jadhav, FOUR!18.27 IST: Lakmal to Pandya, OUT! Lakmal has his revenge! Full and wide outside off, Pandya throws his bat at it. Gets it over the cover region but cannot find the desired power. The ball flies towards the fielder at sweeper cover. Kushal Perera takes a good catch to send Pandya back to the hut. He could be dangerous in the end of the innings.WICKET! Hardik Pandya falls trying to go for the big shot over cover.India 278/5LIVE: https://t.co/3VzGviqIok #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/4JbSghSTr0- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201718.27 IST: Lakmal to Pandya, SIX! A poor delivery by Lakmal and Pandya does not miss out! Full toss into the pads, Hardik shows his bottom hand power as he clips it over the mid-wicket region for half a dozen.18.23 IST: Malinga to Dhoni, FOUR! Slower delivery sprayed down the leg side, Dhoni clips it fine down the leg side for a boundary.18.20 IST: Malinga to Dhawan (125 off 128 balls), OUT! Malinga gets his second! Fuller delivery outside off, Dhawan swings his bat to it. Gets it towards the long on fielder. Kusal Mendis settles under it and takes it comfortably. IND 261/4 in 44.1 ovsWICKET! Shikhar Dhawan smashes it straight to long on to end a fantastic innings of 125.India 261/4https://t.co/3VzGviqIok #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/ARe4DQvCtw- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201718.15 IST: Lakmal to Dhoni, FOUR! Slow full toss outside off, Dhoni smacks that powerfully through the cover region. Pierces through the gaps and beats both the fielder in the deep for a boundary.????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????____________________________ ??? pic.twitter.com/omsNhrvvv2- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201718.08 IST: Malinga to Dhawan, FOUR! Dhawan gets away with another one! Slower delivery on a fuller length outside off, Dhawan plays the slog sweep on that. Gets it through the mid-wicket region. Two fielders were trying to reach it but no one gets to it. The deep mid-wicket goes to his left and puts in a dive but the ball goes over the fence on a bounce for a boundary.18.05 IST: Pradeep to Dhoni, FOUR! Another full toss, another boundary! Low full toss outside off, Dhoni carves it through the point region for a boundary.Match 8. 41.5: N Pradeep to MS Dhoni (32), 4 runs, 243/3 https://t.co/fXsL4mZGSL #IndvSL #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 8, 201718.04 IST: Pradeep to Dhoni, FOUR! You don’t bowl those to Dhoni! Full toss outside off, Dhoni stays in his crease, uses his bottom hand and swings it powerfully through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.The moment @SDhawan25 hit ??!??? #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/1ED3JQ9Id0- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201718.03 IST: Pradeep to Dhawan, SIX! Brilliant! Short delivery into the body, Dhawan walked across, read the length well and helps the ball over the fine leg region for a maximum.18.01 IST: Nine runs came off that over from Lakmal. India 227/3 in 41 overs, run rate – 5.5417.59 IST: Lakmal to Dhawan, FOUR! The ball wins the race! Fuller delivery outside off, Dhawan powers that along the ground through the mid off region. Gunaratne tries to cut it off from long off with a dive but he fails to stop it.17.54 IST: Pradeep to Dhawan, FOUR! Hundred for Shikhar Dhawan! Flawless knock from the southpaw, absolutely brilliant stuff. Has looked settled since he’s walked out to bat and batted quite smartly. Sees it’s on the shorter side and cuts it fiercely past point for a boundary. 10th ODI hundred for Dhawan. IND 216/3 in 39.4 overs 100 for @SDhawan25!His 10th in ODI crickethttps://t.co/3VzGviqIok #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/K1uzpX31EF- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201717.52 IST: Pradeep to Dhoni, FOUR!17.49 IST: Lakmal to Dhawan, FOUR! He moves on to 97. A freebie from Lakmal, really. It’s angling in on the pads, Dhawan just whips it through backward square leg. Nobody out there in the deep and that will go across the rope for a boundary.Match 8. 38.5: Suranga Lakmal to S Dhawan (97), 4 runs, 207/3 https://t.co/fXsL4mZGSL #IndvSL #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 8, 201717.46 IST: 200 up for India as 38 overs are completed. Dhawan 91*, Dhoni 15*. Run rate – 5.2617.42 IST: Dhawan moves into the nervous nineties as India reach 197/3 in 37 overs. Run rate – 5.32 17.40 IST: Gunathilaka to Dhoni, FOUR! Beautiful placement. Dhoni goes deep inside his crease to this short ball and whips it past short fine leg and backward square leg for a boundary.17.35 IST: India 188/3 in 35 overs. Dhawan 87*, Dhoni 7*. Last 5 overs – 19 runs, 1 wicket 17.33 iST: Lakmal to Dhoni, SIX! Short and wide, MS Dhoni does not miss out that. Uses those strong wrists of his and cuts it over the third man boundary for a flat maximum. Wonderful hit.Most sixes by an Indian batsman in international cricket….in India: 159 – MS Dhonioutside: 160 – MS Dhoni#INDvSL #CT17- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) June 8, 201717.26 IST: Gunaratne to Yuvraj, OUT! That’s a rather unfortunate dismissal for Yuvraj Singh, he’s going to feel hard done by that. The good thing for Sri Lanka though is that they’ve got the big wicket of the explosive Yuvraj Singh, the bowling change has worked for them. Gunaratne bowls it quite full on middle and off, the left-hander looks to jam it out but the ball bumps on the ground first and goes back on to knock the bails over. The Lankans have a chance to get really get in the game from here, this could be their moment.Farewell @YUVSTRONG12! The Sri Lanka fans band plays him out! #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/6dPqiQmP4X- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 2017WICKET! Yuvraj chops on a yorker from Gunaratne.India 179/3LIVE: https://t.co/3VzGviqIok #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/83SDANi5hd- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201717.21 IST: Drinks Break! Sri Lanka have done well to make some way back into the game. Successive wickets of Sharma and Kohli would have boosted their spirits. Although, Dhawan is still out there with Yuvraj, who was phenomenal in the last game. Interesting final phase awaits. India 178/2 in 33 overs. Dhawan 84*, Yuvraj 7*. Partnership – 39 off 43 balls. ?? @imVkohli practices his technique on the long walk back to the pavilion after being dismissed without scoring at The Oval.#INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/X77VBa0eZL- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201717.03 IST: Pradeep to Dhawan, FOUR! Shot! Back of a length delivery outside off, Dhawan cuts it through the point region for another boundary.???? vs ???? #CT17- #TeamIndia are 160 for 2 after 28 overs, @SDhawan25 72*, @YUVSTRONG12 1*, @ImRo45 78 #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/cSO92Nt7Uu- BCCI (@BCCI) June 8, 2017Match 8. 27.6: N Pradeep to S Dhawan (72), 4 runs, 160/2 https://t.co/fXsL4mZGSL #IndvSL #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 8, 201717.03 IST: Pradeep to Dhawan, FOUR! Short delivery into the batsman, Dhawan pulls it through the backward square leg region for a boundary.16.58 IST: Malinga to Dhawan, FOUR! Malinga’s slower delivery has been torn apart! Fuller delivery at a slower pace, Dhawan reads that really well and drives it elegantly through the cover region for a boundary. He has kept the scoring march on.16.57 IST: Malinga to Dhawan, FOUR! That went like a tracer bullet! Short delivery into the batsman, Dhawan pulls and pulls it hard. Through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.16.53 IST: Pradeep to Kohli, OUT! That’s a duck for Kohli! Just what Sri Lanka wanted! Good length delivery outside off, Kohli tries to run it down this time. Gets an outside edge on it and the ball flies straight to the keeper. Dickwella accepts it gleefully and the dangerman has to depart without troubling the scoreboard. Reminds me of the struggle he had with this length four years back and that seems to have continued. IND 139/2 in 25.5 overs WICKET! Virat Kohli goes for a duck as he’s caught behind.India 139/2LIVE: https://t.co/3VzGviqIok #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/Vo7EJzWzSZ- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201716.47 IST: Malinga to Rohit, OUT! Short ball does the trick! Another short delivery into the batsman, Sharma goes for the pull. This time he middles it and finds the fielder at fine leg who makes no mistake. Thisara Perera was the fielder there and once again Sharma fails to convert this into a hundred. Still he has given the start India would have wanted. Sri Lanka will want a couple of more quick wickets to get back in the game. IND 138/1 in 24.4 ovs WICKET! Rohit Sharma goes for 78 caught at fine leg on the pull.India 138/1LIVE: https://t.co/3VzGviqIok #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/4PvIa21lIg- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201716.46 IST: Malinga to Rohit, SIX! Flies over for a six! Nothing’s going Sri Lanka’s way! Short delivery into the body, Sharma goes for the hook. Gets a top edge on it and the ball flies over the short fine leg region for a maximum.16.45 IST: Malinga to Dhawan, FOUR! Dhawan reaches his 19th fifty with a lovely cover drive. IND 131/0 in 24.1 ovs A 19th ODI 50 for @SDhawan25 as India look to go big.LIVE: https://t.co/3VzGviqIok #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/MJOSN2pYrF- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201716.43 IST: It has started to drizzle in London. IND 127/0 in 24 overs 16.37 IST: Malinga to Rohit, FOUR! Good length delivery outside off, Rohit Sharma smashes it through the extra cover region on the up. Ganguly on air mentions that Indians play Malinga quite well and that shot just proved that.Match 8. 22.4: L Malinga to RG Sharma (70), 4 runs, 122/0 https://t.co/fXsL4mZGSL #IndvSL #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 8, 201716.35 IST: This is the 10th century-opening partnership between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. They are fifth on the list of most 100+ opening stands in ODIs behing Sourav Ganguly & Sachin Tendulkar (21), Adam Gilchrist & Matthew Hayden (16), Gordon Greenidge & Desmond Haynes (15) and Virender Sehwag & Sachin Tendulkar (12).16.34 IST: India 116/0 in 22 overs. Rohit 66*, Dhawan 43*. Last 5 overs – 30 runs.16.29 IST: Gunathilaka to Rohit, FOUR! Good shot! Fuller around off, Sharma comes down the track and lofts it over the mid off fielder for a boundary.Match 8. 20.3: D Gunathilaka to RG Sharma (64), 4 runs, 113/0 https://t.co/fXsL4mZGSL #IndvSL #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 8, 201716.27 IST: Perera to Rohit, SIX! Makes better connection this time, beautiful shot from Rohit Sharma. He rocks back to this short ball and pulls it over backward square leg for a maximum.16.25 IST: Perera to Rohit, SIX! DROPPED AND SIX! That’s a poor effort from Asela Gunaratne. His positioning was off to begin with, came running in and then had to backpedal which cost him that catch. Rohit Sharma pulled it aerially to deep square leg and Asela dropped it over the rope for a biggie. At this level, you should be taking those. Rohit brings up his 31st fifty. IND 100/0 in 19.1 overs50 for @ImRo45! His 31st in ODI cricket. Will he turn it into a hundred?https://t.co/3VzGviqIok #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/UE39udSMmo- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201716.14 IST: Players take a drinks break. India have motored along well here at a good rate, without the loss of a single wicket. Sri Lanka haven’t used the conditions on offer to their advantage. They need a wicket here and need it quick. Rohit 41*, Dhawan 38*. Solid start for India, as they reach 86/0 at Drinks.What score will they post?LIVE: https://t.co/3VzGviqIok #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/BZYrKdBiGm- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201716.11 IST: Gunathilaka to Rohit, FOUR! Poor line, poor length and that’s put away by Rohit Sharma. He gets low to this as it’s dropped outside leg and sweeps it fine down the leg side. Malinga at fine leg runs to his right and puts in a dive to stop it, but all in vain. The ball goes off his hands and touches the rope.These lads just nabbed the selfie of a lifetime! #INDvSL #CT17??? @tommysandhu??? @kejal1??? @djsachy pic.twitter.com/lDsiJDHn82- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201716.03 IST: Gunathilaka to Dhawan, FOUR! Poor delivery to start things off. It’s short, flat and down the leg side, Dhawan goes back and hits it past the keeper fine down the leg side. No chance of stopping that, the ball races away to the fence.Match 8. 14.1: D Gunathilaka to S Dhawan (35), 4 runs, 72/0 https://t.co/fXsL4mZGSL #IndvSL #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 8, 201715.57 IST: Dhawan’s scores in the last four ODIs against Sri Lanka – 94, 113, 79 and 9115.53 IST: Pradeep to Dhawan, FOUR! FIVE WIDES! Pradeep bangs it in short but it’s too short, Dhawan ducks and the keeper rises. He can’t reach it as the ball goes over him to the boundary line behind. Just shows the hardness of the wicket, a lot on offers for the pacers here.Good organisation from these @BCCI fans! ????? #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/kp7XXtHn7k- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 201715.46 IST: End of first powerplay, India are 48/0 in 10 overs. Rohit 20*, Dhawan 28*. Run rate – 4.8015.41 IST: Lakmal to Rohit, FOUR! Shot! Short delivery outside off, Sharma cuts it really hard. The backward point dives to his right but he cannot stop it as the ball races away to the fence.Match 8. 8.6: Suranga Lakmal to RG Sharma (19), 4 runs, 46/0 https://t.co/fXsL4mZGSL #IndvSL #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 8, 201715.38 IST: Lakmal to Rohit, FOUR! Good shot! A bit short and angling into the batsman. Sharma picks it up early and hoicks it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.Match 8. 8.2: Suranga Lakmal to RG Sharma (14), 4 runs, 40/0 https://t.co/fXsL4mZGSL #IndvSL #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 8, 201715.37 IST: Nuwan Pradeep concedes four runs from his first over. IND 36/0 in 8 overs 15.27 IST: Lakmal to Dhawan, FOUR! Dhawan looks in a good nick! Well directed short delivery into the batsman, Shikhar goes for the pull. Gets a top edge on it and the ball flies over the keeper’s head for a boundary.Match 8. 5.4: Suranga Lakmal to S Dhawan (19), 4 runs, 26/0 https://t.co/fXsL4mZGSL #IndvSL #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 8, 201715.25 IST: Lakmal to Dhawan, FOUR! Dhawan walks the talk this time! Length delivery around off, Shikhar steps out of his crease and drives it on the up through the cover region for a boundary.15.23 IST: Malinga to Dhawan, FOUR! As crisp as it can get! Fuller delivery outside off, Dhawan leans into it and creams it through the extra cover region for a boundary. There is no stopping those. Dhawan breaks the shackles finally. IND 17/0 in 5 overs 15.20 IST: Lakmal bowls a maiden over, the first one of the match. IND 12/0 in 4 overs15.08 IST: Lakmal to Dhawan, FOUR! Super Dhawan! Good length delivery outside off, Dhawan waits for it and punches it past the diving point fielder for a boundary.Match 8. 1.2: Suranga Lakmal to S Dhawan (4), 4 runs, 8/0 https://t.co/fXsL4mZGSL #IndvSL #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 8, 201715.06 IST: First over done and dusted, just four runs came off it. IND 4/0 in 1 over15.02 IST: Malinga to Rohit, FOUR! What a way to get off the mark for India! Back of a length delivery, swinging away. Rohit Sharma stays in his crease and punches that through the cover region for a boundary.15.00 IST: Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out and the former will take first strike against Lasith Malinga.India’s openers take to the field! Here we go! Follow along live at https://t.co/3VzGviqIok #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/WxCMPNnTuv- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 2017Toss: Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to bowl vs India, who are unchanged from their previous game. India are in red-hot form. They brushed aside New Zealand and Bangladesh in the warm-up games and then made light work of Pakistan in their tournament opener Sunday. Today, they face Sri Lanka and victory at The Oval would take India a lot closer to the semis.Group B has opened up nicely after Pakistan’s victory over South Africa last night. It is therefore imperative for India, table-toppers, to win against Sri Lanka and maintain their lead.India have looked the most complete team so far in Champions Trophy – their batsmen are in good nick and the bowling has never looked more dangerous. Such is the embarrassment of riches in the side that Virat Kohli has had to leave R Ashwin and Mohammed Shami out of the playing XI. Sri Lanka on the other hand, have had to deal with some concerns. However, the good news is that Angelo Mathews will be back to lead the side and his presence in the middle-order could be of huge value to the team.Weather:The good news is rain is unlikely to have a major impact on the game. There is prediction of light showers later in the day but it won’t be anything like the downpour at regular intervals during the India-Pakistan game. Reuters PhotoBrief Preview:Defending champions India will look to book a place in the semi-finals of the ongoing Champions Trophy when they take on Sri Lanka in their crucial second Group B encounter at the Kennington Oval here on Thursday.The Virat Kohli-led side had a dream start to their eight-team marquee event, when they thrashed Pakistan by 124 runs in a rain-hit opening clash at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Sunday.Lanka, on the other hand, slumped to a 96-run defeat at the hands of top-ranked ODI team South Africa in their first group encounter at the Oval.While a win here would ensure India a semi-final spot, the Angelo Mathews-led side finds itself in a do-or-die situation. They need to clinch victory to keep their hopes in the tournament alive.Kohli on Wednesday had asserted that the team is currently playing good cricket, but needs to respect every opposition and not play with arrogance.”At the moment, we are playing good cricket, but, that doesn’t mean we play with arrogance as a team.We respect every opposition the same way, and, we intend to play the same kind of cricket against everyone,” Kohli said ahead of the match.Sri Lanka will be without senior opener Upul Tharanga who has been handed a two-match suspension by the ICC for a slow over rate during opening match.Reuters PhotoMeanwhile, batsman Chamara Kapugedera has been ruled out of the tournament due to knee injury. Opening batsman Danushka Gunathilaka has been named in the squad as his replacement.Squads:India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh KarthikSri Lanka: Angelo Mathews, Upul Tharanga, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickewalla, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Sekkuge Prasanna, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Malinga, Asela Gunaratne, Nuwan Kulasekara
“With more staff we will be able to cover more communities to identify breeding sites that we had missed before,” he said. Story Highlights Mr. Morris informed JIS News that the mosquito population had increased with the recent heavy rains, and the HOPE programme workers, who begin their rounds today (October 8), will help in the Department’s vector control efforts. Vector Control Officer at the Westmoreland Health Department, Ryan Morris, says the Aedes Aegypti mosquito population in the parish should decrease with the help of the second cohort of 25 Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) programme vector control workers. Vector Control Officer at the Westmoreland Health Department, Ryan Morris, says the Aedes Aegypti mosquito population in the parish should decrease with the help of the second cohort of 25 Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) programme vector control workers.Mr. Morris informed JIS News that the mosquito population had increased with the recent heavy rains, and the HOPE programme workers, who begin their rounds today (October 8), will help in the Department’s vector control efforts.“With more staff we will be able to cover more communities to identify breeding sites that we had missed before,” he said.Mr. Morris said he is hoping that participants in the 12-week programme will assist the Department to get the mosquito population down, noting that with the addition of 25 workers, more stringent checks can be done to even more areas in the parish.He also advised that plans are in place to have thorough once-per-week inspections of typical mosquito breeding sites in various Westmoreland communities, to ensure that the population stays down, as well as to ensure that residents are applying the information given to them by vector control workers.The Aedes Aegypti mosquito is responsible for the spread of the dengue, Zika and chikungunya viruses.The second phase of the HOPE programme ends on December 28.
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TWO IRISH FILMS will rub shoulders with Hollywood’s elite after being picked to show at the Sundance Film Festival.The new film from the director of The Guard, John Michael McDonagh, will look to replicate the success of its predecessor at the Utah film festival, which has become one of the most important stops for independent movies in recent years.Calvary, which was shot in Dublin and Sligo, sees McDonagh teaming up again with The Guard star Brendan Gleeson. He is joined by Chris O’Dowd, Aidan Gillen and Kelly Reilly.Gleeson’s son Domhnall also appears in the black comedy, which sees a “good priest tormented by his community”.Domhnall is also a star of the other Irish film going to Sundance.He stars alongside Kerry’s own Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhall in Lenny Abrahamson’s comedy Frank, which was shot in Dublin and Wicklow.The comedy from the director of the acclaimed What Richard Did sees the younger Gleeson play an aspiring musician who joins a pop band.The chief executive of the Irish Film Board, James Hickey, said that the selection of the two films represented good news for the industry.“Both Frank and Calvary showcase the excellent work happening right now in the Irish industry and they include a world-class line-up of Irish stars including Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson. Chris O’Dowd, Domhnall Gleeson, Aidan Gillen and Killian Scott. It is a very positive start to 2014 for the industry and a great representation for Ireland internationally.Read: Anchorman 2 stars hit Dublin red carpet, sign some faces…generally remain classyRead: Want to be a film critic? Here’s your chance
Gaz à effet de serre : le contrôle des émissions au coeur des débats à CancunLa conférence de Cancun sur le climat se focalise sur la question du contrôle des émissions de gaz à effet de serre, deux jours après son ouverture. Le sommet de Cancun entre dans le vif du sujet. Le contrôle des émissions de gaz à effet de serre (GES) est aujourd’hui au coeur des débats. Il s’agit d’une question brûlante car depuis la convention-cadre sur les changements climatiques de 1992, pays riches et pays pauvres n’ont pas les mêmes obligations. A ce jour, une quarantaine de pays seulement sont réellement tenus de déclarer leurs niveaux d’émissions chaque année.Un statut quo, approuvé par les pays en développement, qui est remis en cause par les nations riches. Elles réclament plus d’efforts aux grandes puissances émergentes. En ligne de mire : la Chine, devenue le premier émetteur de GES au monde.”Il faut des règles de mesure et de vérification bien plus sévères pour la Chine que pour un petit pays pauvre”, estime Artur Runge-Metzger, membre de la délégation de l’Union européenne, cité par Reuters.L’Inde souhaiterait arriver à un compromis, et se dit prêt à des concessions. Le pays propose que toutes les grandes économies, y compris les économies émergentes, déclarent leurs niveaux d’émissions, et ce de manière régulière. De leur côté, les pays riches devront en outre détailler leur aide financière à la lutte contre les effets du réchauffement climatique. L’offre de l’Inde “pourrait régler beaucoup de choses”, selon Siddharth Pathak de Greenpeace.Elle pourrait ainsi faciliter le débat sur les objectifs de baisse des émissions pour succéder au protocole de Kyoto qui doit expirer en 2012. Le 1 décembre 2010 à 15:21 • Emmanuel Perrin
MS-DOS fête ses 30 ans Hier, le système d’exploitation MS-DOS a fêté ses 30 ans d’existence. S’il ne reste plus grand chose aujourd’hui de cet ancêtre de Windows, il symbolise toujours le début de la saga des ordinateurs PC, contribuant à faire de Microsoft un des leaders sur le marché. MS-DOS fête ses 30 ans. C’est en effet le 27 juillet 1981 que Bill Gates s’est offert le système d’exploitation, au départ baptisé QDOS (Quick and Dirty Operating System), pour la coquette somme de 50.000 dollars versée à sa conceptrice, la société Seattle Computer Products. Ce n’est qu’ensuite qu’il a été rebaptisé MS-DOS.À lire aussiLes scientifiques appellent à l’utilisation globale des données pour comprendre la planèteEn réalité, c’est alors qu’IBM réclamait un système d’exploitation pour ses futurs PC que Microsoft a décidé de gagner du temps en achetant MS-DOS. Au départ, celui-ci s’est ainsi présenté comme une alternative à un autre système le CP/M (Control Programm/Monitor) qui n’a pas connu le même succès. Mais la version 1.0 de MS-DOS ne fut réellement lancée qu’en août 1981 lors du lancement de l’IBM PC, rapporte Clubic.com. Depuis, le système et ses nombreuses mises à jour ont nettement favorisé la réussite de Microsoft. Caractérisé par sa présentation simple et brute, le système DOS est aujourd’hui obsolète. Mais il reste tout de même des traces de son héritage, jusque dans Windows 7, où les périphériques de stockage ont toujours recours à la célèbre notation C:\. Néanmoins, il existe un clone de DOS baptisé FreeDOS qui lui, est encore utilisé, notamment par Lenovo.Le 28 juillet 2011 à 17:43 • Maxime Lambert
Orange vend sa filiale suisse 1,6 milliard d’eurosL’opérateur a annoncé la vente de sa filiale suisse à un fond d’investissement pour un montant d’1,6 milliard d’euros.Orange ne sera plus présent en Suisse. L’opérateur français historique annonce son retrait du pays et la vente de sa filiale à un fond d’investissement français, Apax Partners. La transaction est évaluée à 1,6 milliard d’euros indique Clubic.À lire aussiNuméros illimités : 183 millions d’euros d’amende pour Orange et SFROrange Suisse était pourtant le troisième opérateur du pays, avec 1,6 million d’abonnés (à date de septembre 2011), soit 17% du marché suisse, pour un chiffre d’affaires en 2010 de 1,1 milliard d’euros et 1 200 salariés.Cela fait déjà six mois que France Telecom souhaite vendre cette filiale, selon l’opérateur pour optimiser ses investissements européens. Avant cela, en 2010, Orange avait opéré un rapprochement avec le numéro deux du marché suisse, l’opérateur Sunrise et ses 23% de parts de marché, afin de mettre au point un partenariat destiné à lutter contre le leader incontesté des telecoms helvétiques, Swiss Telecom, qui comptabilise à lui seul 60% du marché. L’opération avait été refusés par le conseil de la concurrence, ce qui a amené au rachat de Sunrise par CVC Capital Partners, un autre fond d’investissement.Le rachat d’Orange Suisse a encore une étape à valider, celle du conseil d’administration de France Telecom qui donnera sa décision dès le mois de janvier 2012. Le 26 décembre 2011 à 14:10 • Maxime Lambert
Asus lancera sa carte son ROG Xonar Phoebus en maiLe fabricant Asus commercialisera en mai prochain la carte son “ROG Xonar Phoebus” qui devrait être très appréciée des joueurs en réseau !Le fabricant Asus lancera prochainement dans l’Hexagone la carte son “ROG Xonar Phoebus”, dédiée au jeu vidéo en ligne. Cette carte son aperçue lors du précédent CES est dotée de la fonction “ROG Command”, favorisant les communication entre équipiers.Grâce à cette fonction, le branchement d’un casque-micro est facilité comme nombre d’actions accessibles en un clic, réduction de bruit, fonction “mute”… Ce composant est compatible avec la norme PCI-Express 1.0 6 broches comme une carte graphique.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?La carte son “ROG Xonar Phoebus” est également pourvue d’une puce de traitement C-Media CMI8888DHT supportant l’échantillonnage en 96 kHz/24 bit. Elle dispose de deux convertisseurs numérique/analogique Texas Instruments PCM1796. Ensuite, un amplificateur casque Texas Instruments TPA6120A2 est présent tout comme un convertisseur analogique/numérique Cirrus Logic CS5381 pour l’entrée ligne et six sorties sont envoyées vers un convertisseur Cirrus Logic CS4362A. Cette carte son sera vendue en mai au tarif de 180 euros.Le 20 avril 2012 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambert
TechTarget, which last November shuttered magazine CIO Decisions and now has two remaining print titles in Information Security and Storage, says it expects print to continue to fall as an overall percentage of revenue. Events accounted for 21 percent of total revenue for the first six months of 2008 while print dropped from 8 percent of revenue for the first half of 2007 to 4 percent for the first half of 2008.Integrated ROI programs are driving much of the online revenue for Tech Target, which saw a $3.1 million increase in revenue from lead generation from more white papers and Webcasts, as well as from revenues from TechnologyGuide.com, which the company purchased in April 2007. The company also saw a $1.5 million increase in branding revenue from more banner and newsletter sales. Tech Target says that any lead shortfalls with ROI programs were satisfied within an average extended period of 40 days. The company also saw a $527,000 increase in seminar and custom events revenue. TechTarget says it expects total revenue for 2008 to be between $108 million and $112 million with adjusted EBITDA in the $25 million to $27 million range. Online revenue continues to drive Needham, Massachusetts-based TechTarget—accounting for 71 percent of total revenue in the second quarter and 75 percent for the first six months—while print continues to fade, according to the company’s financial statement for the second quarter of 2008.Total revenue for the second quarter increased 19 percent to $29.4 million while total revenue for the first six months of the year was up 23.9 percent to $53.3 million. However, adjusted EBITDA fell 1 percent to $7.5 million while net income dropped to $1.7 million for the quarter. During the first six months of the year, Tech Target generated $39.7 million in online revenue, up 32.2 percent from $30 million for the same period last year; $11.2 million in events, up $21.1 million from $9.3 million last year; and $2.3 million from print, down 36.6 percent from $3.6 million for the same period last year.
In a statement, MPA president and CEO, Linda Thomas Brooks, suggested that the results offer evidence that the alternative pathways magazines have diligently built are working. Commenting on the findings, Nancy Telliho, SVP of marketing and digital initiatives for MPA, said in a statement that the report further confirms that “magazine media brands are generating a huge percentage of the activity on social media.” The social media report came just a day after MPA’s first ever full-year Magazine Media 360° Brand Audience Report, which showed that the average audience for magazine brands grew 7.1 percent in 2015 to almost 1.7 billion. Video is another growing digital gateway. The video audience for magazines grew by more than five million—a 14 percent increase. But print+digital and web (desktop/laptop) audience numbers remained mostly steady for the year. For 2015, the list of top magazine brands in terms of total brand audience was headed by ESPN The Magazine, People, Better Homes & Gardens, Allrecipes, and AARP. The leaders in average audience growth were NYLON, The Atlantic, domino, The New Yorker, and OK! Magazine. The combined data indicate that magazines may be finding ways to successfully work around stagnating print circulation. On the social-media front, National Geographic, ESPN The Magazine, TIME, The Economist, and Vogue led the way in total likes/followers for the year. The social media report was based on data provided by Social Flow; the brand audience report used data collected by MPA. “What’s astounding is the sheer volume of consumers engaging with magazine media brands across platforms and formats, and how readers continue to diversify the ways in which they trust and enjoy our content,” she observed. Not surprisingly, mobile devices are leading the way in alternative channels. The reports estimated that mobile brought 147 million new viewers to magazines, more than twice as many as in 2014. And of 140 magazine media brands surveyed, 80 percent reported an increase in mobile unique visitors for the year. Magazine-media brands had 220 million new “likes/followers” across the five top social networks, according to the Magazine Media 360º Social Media Report, released Friday by the MPA. The numbers represent an increase of 38 percent over 2014.
The fingerprints of an individual being recorded for Aadhaar enrollment. [Representational image]Wikimedia CommonsAn Aadhaar card will now be compulsory for customers to avail services from the internet companies.Online giant Amazon has already asked customers to upload their Aadhaar number to track lost packages. Further, Bengaluru-based start-up Zoomcar said it will not accept bookings without Aadhaar as the identity proof, the Times of India reported.”We ask customers to submit a government-certified ID. We understand Aadhaar is the most widely held. So it is our preferred one,” said an Amazon India spokesperson.Zoomcar operates in 15 cities at present. The company started to ask for Aadhaar in June for customers in North India and Vijaywada and will extend it to the users across the country in a month.”Aadhaar has the best API integration; the latest documents are getting connected with bank accounts. If you have an Aadhaar card, you have the KYC (know your customer) sorted,” said a Zoomcar spokesperson.Earlier this year, reports suggested that even private companies in India are now shifting their focus towards using Aadhaar to verify new employees in a bid to replace long verification processes and scale down hiring costs.The move will also help make the hiring process paperless. Aadhaar cardIANSEmployee verification companies like Authbridge based in Gurgaon and BetterPlace in Bengaluru are now using Aadhaar-based verification solution for their clients.”Aadhaar verification is simple enough to be done at scale,” said Saurabh Tandon, Chief Operating Officer of BetterPlace.”People even use different ID cards to rejoin the same company,” he added.The government has insisted on linking Aadhaar number for bank deposits, obtaining mobile connections and several other utilities in a bid to remove black money from the system and avoid fraudulence.
Bikinis and shorts are quite distinguishable today as the swimsuits intended for female and male users, respectively. However, during the “Roaring Twenties”, it was very hard to tell the two apart. The design was kind of unisex, with both men and women wearing full-body swimsuits, as moral norms were stricter than today. While it might seem odd from a modern perspective, swimsuits have come a long way from bathing gowns of the 18th and 19th century, which made sure that not a single segment of a lady’s skin was visible to the observer. To be fair, the gowns also had another function ― to keep the lady safe from sunburns, but this too was considered part of the norm, as tanned skin wasn’t really desirable among aristocrats of the time.11 women and a little girl lined up for bathing beauty contest, USABeatrice Kyle next to a fire engine eating a pickle, 1924Bill Norton the bathing beach policeman measuring distance between knee and bathing suit on woman, Washington, D.C.High diver Beatrice Kyle sitting on a fire engine wheel between acts at the Society Circus at Fort Myer, Va. for the benefit of the Army Relief Fund; Apr. 25, 1924Ernest and Pauline Hemingway, San Sebastian, circa September 1927.Women dancing on beach, Toronto, Canada1920s swimsuit postcard .The reason behind the designs that seem so impractical today, was that going to the beach wasn’t mostly about swimming, as much as it was about enjoying the fresh air and socializing.Therefore, the swimsuits were made of wool ― a material that would keep you warm but became very heavy once wet. With that in mind, the change actually came when swimming became a popular pastime among men and women alike. Soon the material became lighter and more suitable for water.Featuring a simple design, most women and men wore their one-piece swimsuits, which covered their torso, leaving their legs and arms exposed. The main difference was that while men’s models featured shorts, the women’s included a dress which covered the underwear.Bathing Suit 1920s.Bathing Beach, 1920While men stuck with a simple design, a number of accessories were included for ladies, such as a swimming cap, and beach footwear.As times changed, so did the bathing suits. By the mid-1920s, Vogue had famously proclaimed that:… the newest thing for the sea is a jersey bathing suit as near a maillot as the unwritten law will permit.Argentine swimmer Alberto Zorrilla in 1925.1920s swimsuitViola Swinnerton & Anna NeibelBeach PhotoRudolph Valentino with Aleta Farnum and Gertrude Selby. Motion Picture, January 1921Bathing models in a museum, 1920. Photo by Alraunenstern – CC BY SA 4.0Beach 1920Woman on a beach in Bermuda with seaweed, 1929Human tower on the sands at South Stradbroke Island, 1922But it wasn’t only the unwritten law that dictated the fashion ― at the time, beaches were patrolled by the so-called “swimsuit police” whose task was to measure the length of women’s bathing suits and to determine whether or not were they dressed in “improper attire”.Apart from an obligatory 10 dollar fine, some women who chose to argue with the officers were arrested and brought to court.Read another story from us: Flappers: subverting society with their shoesHowever, the public soon turned against this controversial law enforcement, and by the 1930s, the swimsuit police were no more.
January 13, 2016 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Company Vayyar used the CES show in Las Vegas last week to show off its new 3-D sensing technology, a breakthrough in 3-D imaging that allows you to see through a number of materials.While your first thought might be a pair of high-tech see-through glasses to be used for spying, the technology is designed for anything but. Instead, the Israel-based company hopes to use sensors to help advance things like cancer detection. Using its imaging sensors doctors would be able to not only detect something like breast cancer but also get an accurate 3-D view of what tumor might look like, allowing them to make a more informed decision on treatment options.Related: What To Expect From CES 2016To work, it creates images by sending out a low-powered microwave signal, and then using its own algorithm to create an image based on the reflections from those signals.While it could provide breakthroughs in the medical field, the technology is also used for things like looking through a wall to see structural issues in the foundation, surveying someone’s location and vital signs while they walk through a smart home or food monitoring. The possibilities are endless.The company has a working prototype of its wall scanner, something it is targeting at individuals who might want to do home improvements on their own. It works somewhat like a stud finder, and can show you where things like pipes and wires are behind your wall by running the device along it. That gadget is expected to be available later this year for under $300.Related: The 6 Weirdest Gadgets at CESIts breast-imaging technology is still in prototype form as well, but would work as a sort of shell that would be placed around the breast. Ten sensors arranged in a circle inside could then be used to create a 3-D image in just a few seconds. The tech is safer to use than traditional X-ray technology used in mammograms, and could ultimately cost less to run. Currently the prototype is going through clinical trials in Israel, with more slated to start soon.Vayyar’s technologies are backed by quite a bit of funding. In December it announced a $22 million Series B funding round, which was led by Walden Riverwood, as well as the lead of its Series A round, Battery Ventures. Other investors in the funding round include Amiti Ventures, Israel Cleantech Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners. The company has currently raised a total of $34 million, and plans to use its newest round of capital to help scale its enterprise offering.As for when we might see it all hit the market that is a bit up to the partnerships Vayyar is able to find. While it plans on releasing the home scanner on its own (under a different name), it’s hoping to find partners to bring some of its other solutions to market.Check out the video below for some of the other use cases Vayyar has in mind for the tech. Related: Your Next Vision Exam May Involve Playing Video Games Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 3 min read Register Now »
Register Now » 5 min read April 20, 2019 A common challenge founders face when they outsource to a software development company is tracking the performance of developers. Since you cannot really monitor the outsourced team on a full-time basis, it is critical to know whether your investment in hiring developers is justified.Performance, being a qualitative trait, poses measurability challenges. There is no single metric which would lead you to a definitive answer. Knowledge about the goals to track and the areas to focus on can bring you closer to performance measurement of the outsourced developers as a whole.Related: 3 Ways You Can Avoid Wasting Your Company’s Money on TechnologyHere is a framework that can give you the much-needed insights into the performance of the outsourced tech team.1. Start with conceptualization of goals.Setting down the organizational goals and making sure all the teams adhere to the goals specified should be made a priority as soon as your company starts out. Even if the development is outsourced, the tech team isn’t a standalone entity with the sole function of writing lines of code and testing them. Integration of the tech goals with the overall business goals is a crucial step in your journey. Conceptualization of goals at the initial stage lays down the basis of measuring the performance at the later stages.For example, if a company’s goal is generating more revenue, the tech goal would be writing the code for the application being developed at increased speed without compromising on the quality of the software developed. Every goal needs to be in line with the overall goals of the business, whether it is at the team level or individual level. 2. Laying down the fundamentals.Measuring performance fundamentally boils down to two types of questions — whats and hows.The “what” questions deal with the actual tasks allotted to the tech team. These include both the explicitly stated facts as well as the features that are implicitly expected. An example of a “what” question could be about the tech team’s role in following the strategic roadmap, finishing coding and testing the software within the deadline. Here, the timeline stated is an explicit fact while the requirement of the code being developed to be of high quality is implicit.The “how” questions are the process related queries. It may be related to how well each developer worked within the team, how innovative their approach to the problem was and so on.Evaluating the fundamental whats and hows not only gives an accurate insight into what tasks the tech team is performing but also tells you how well they are performing and how effective their process is.Related: 12 Sites That Will Teach You Coding at a Low Cost, Even Free3. Focus on the outcome and not the output.In app development, focusing on the quantitative aspect of the product being developed is never the solution. Developers writing extra lines of code just results in development of a bloated software that poses maintainability challenges. Conversely, minimizing the number of lines of code written doesn’t work out either as it would result in development of a software that is difficult to comprehend and scale.An outcome-based approach implies that instead of measuring the quantitative aspect of output — the outcome — the software product is evaluated for measuring the performance of the tech team. In order to measure the software development and delivery process, the product being deployed should be evaluated for stability, delivery time and deployment frequency.A measure of a high performing tech team is the achievement of favorable outcomes. Focusing on these not only enhances productivity and performance, it also helps in achievement of organizational goals leading to higher profitability in the long run.4. Balancing productivity with quality.The productivity versus quality debate is ever persistent when it comes to measuring performance. While the former is a quantitative measure, quality is a highly subjective domain. Productivity is largely output-based and as discussed above, that isn’t the preferred methodology.So how can you go about balancing productivity with quality? The amount of work done transpires as productivity. For example, in the case of a sales rep, the number of outbound calls made is the measure of productivity, but the number of leads that actually converted and ended up in the sales pipeline is a measure of the quality.Related: 5 Ways to Be More Productive in 2019 Without Driving Your Team InsaneSimilarly while measuring the performance of the tech team, writing the code is productivity while the amount of code that passes through the testing phase into actual deployment transpires as quality. This is, of course, an oversimplification.John Seddon puts it perfectly: “The paradox is that when managers focus on productivity, long term improvements are rarely made. On the other hand, when they focus on quality, there is continuous improvement in productivity.”Sourcing a high performing tech team whose methods and functioning match well with your company culture and goals and retaining them for the long run is critical for startup success. Every entrepreneur who aims to be an excellent leader should get adept at identifying whether the resources being invested are worth the results being achieved. Measuring performance of the outsourced teams is important for the investments being justified.Conducting periodic performance audits comprise management best practices. This ensures that all the stakeholders within your business venture are working to their best capacity towards the attainment of the organizational goals and directly impacts startup success. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 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