2nd Test Day 1: India reach 290 for 9 at stumps against England

first_imgIndia’s Ajinkya Rahane celebrates reaching his century with team-mate Mohammed Shami during the second cricket test match against England at Lord’s cricket ground in London on July 17, 2014. Photo: ReutersIndia were 290 for nine in their first innings against England at stumps on day one of the second Test at Lord’s, in London on Thursday.Mohammad Shami (14) and Ishant Sharma (12) were at the crease on the completion of 90 overs.A fine gutsy century from Ajinkya Rahane and his valuable 90-run stand with Bhuvneshwar Kumar helped India recover from a batting collapse to reach a respective 290 for nine against England.On a green top at Lord’s, India suffered a batting collapse, losing four wickets for 42 runs, but Rahane (103) and Bhuvneshwar (36) put on a valiant stand that pulled out India from a precarious 145 for seven to a competitive total. At stumps, Mohammed Shami was batting on 14 and Ishant Sharma on 12.England’s chief destructor was pace spearhead James Anderson, who picked up four for 55 while Stuart Broad got two for 79. Liam Plunkett, Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali got a wicket apiece.Anderson, who is staring at a two-match ban for allegedly “pushing and abusing” India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, was the most threatening bowler. He made his bowling do all the talking against the Indian batsmen, who are always vulnerable to seam bowling.India lost both the openers Shikhar Dhawan (7) and Murali Vijay (24) early to reach 73 for two in their first session and then added another 67 runs by losing four wickets in the second session to reach 140 for six at tea.advertisementShortly after tea, Stuart Binny (6) was dismissed after he was trapped lbw by Anderson, who looked as if he was out with a vengeance against the Indians.But what followed next was a great fight-back by Rahane and Buvneshwar, who had also struck a match-saving half-century in the first Test.The duo was fearless in their approach and took the attack to the English bowlers. Both Rahane and Bhuvneshwar took their own time to settle down but once they did they punished the bad deliveries for fours.The boundaries, which had dried up, suddenly started flowing thick and fast. The partnership was finally broken by Broad, who castled Bhuvneshwar to leave India at 235 for eight.Rahane and Shami then added another 40 runs for the ninth wicket. Rahane completed his second Test century in his seventh match, with a crisply time four through the covers of Anderson.The English bowler, however, had the last laugh three balls later as he got rid of Rahane with a brilliantly executed return catch of his own bowling. Rahane struck 15 fours and a six during his 154 ball knock.Earlier after winning the toss, England captain Alastair Cook didn’t blink an eyelid before asking India to bat on a surface that was tailor-made to benefit the English bowlers.The ball swung right from the word go troubling Dhawan and Vijay.Anderson provided England the first breakthrough with an outstanding delivery that pitched outside leg, forcing Dhawan to play at it and the southpaw nicked it through to third slip, a low catch taken by Gary Ballance. Anderson’s 230th Test wicket also took him past England great Fred Trueman as the highest wicket taker on English soil.In the next over, Vijay also got a reprieve as he was dropped off Stuart Broad even before he could open his account. Keeper Matt Prior made a valiant dive to his right and got his glove before putting down what was a tough chance.Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara (28) then added 37 runs for the second wicket to stabilise the innings. But just when it looked that Vijay, who struck four fours, was growing in confidence, he edged Plunkett to Ballance for his second catch of the morning at third slip.Anderson struck soon after the lunch break to get rid of Virat Kohli (25) with some away movement and Prior took it safely behind the stumps.Stokes produced a brilliant delivery that nipped back in to knock of Pujara’s middle-stumps while Broad got rid of India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (1) again caught behind by Prior.Jadeja, who was booed by the Lord’s fans, lasted 11 deliveries for his three runs before he was trapped lbw by part-time Ali. Brief Scores:India 1st innings: 290 for seven in 90 overs (Ajinkya Rahane 103, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 36; James Anderson 4/54).India vs England: Second Test, Day 1, scoreboardThe following is the scoreboard at stumps on Day 1 of the second Test between India and England at Lord’s here Thursday:India (first innings)Murali Vijay c Ballance b Plunkett 24Shikhar Dhawan c Ballance b Anderson 7Cheteshwar Pujara b Stokes 28Virat Kohli c Prior b Anderson 25Ajinkya Rahane c&b Anderson 103Mahendra Singh Dhoni c Prior b Broad 1Ravindra Jadeja lbw b Ali 3Stuart Binny lbw b Anderson 9Bhuvneshwar Kumar b Broad 36Mohammed Shami batting 14Ishant Sharma batting 12Extras (b 17, lb 10, nb 1) 28Total (for nine wickets in 90 overs) 290Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Dhawan, 2.5 overs), 2-48 (Vijay, 21.3), 3-86 (Kohli, 31.1), 4-113 (Pujara, 41.5), 5-123 (Dhoni, 47.2), 6-128 (Jadeja, 50.4), 7-145 (Binny, 57.2), 8-235 (Kumar, 81.6), 9-275 (Rahane, 86.4)advertisementBowlingJames Anderson 22-7-55-4Stuart Broad 22-5-79-2Liam Plunkett 15-5-51-1Ben Stokes 17-5-40-1Moeen Ali 14-2-38-1Match details:Toss: England chose to fieldUmpires: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and Bruce Oxenford (Australia)TV umpire: Richard Illingworth (England)Match referee: David Boon (Australia)Reserve umpire: David Millns (England)last_img read more

Rain abandons third ODI between England and Sri Lanka

first_imgRain forced the abandonment of the third one-day international between England and Sri Lanka on Sunday with the hosts’ hopes of taking a 2-0 lead thwarted just four overs into their run chase at Bristol.England, who lead the five-match series after a thumping 10-wicket triumph at Edgbaston on Friday, were on 16-1 and chasing Sri Lanka’s tally of 248 for nine when the match was called off.Rain had earlier delayed the start of England’s reply.Kusal Mendis (53), Dinesh Chandimal (62) and Angelo Mathews (56) had made half centuries for the visitors with Liam Plunkett taking 3-46.Alex Hales, who had scored 133 not out in the second one-dayer in an England record opening partnership of 256 with Jason Roy, was caught off Suranga Lakmal for a golden duck on the third ball of the run chase.England can wrap up the series at The Oval on Wednesday.last_img read more

European Tour makes a serious bogey in visiting Saudi Arabia

first_img Read more comment Since you’re here… Facebook Golf … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Pinterest Reuse this content If not so serious, this would of course be hilarious. Here is a sporting body which penalises competitors for making an error with a scorecard yet thinks it reasonable to go cap in hand to a regime which, according to Amnesty International, oversaw the execution of 146 people in 2017.What Pelley understandably fails to mention in regards to Saudi Arabia is commercial necessity as his tour falls further and further behind its US equivalent. But must that arrive at all costs?To his credit, the Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee highlighted the Tour’s woefully bad call.“I cannot imagine what economic incentive it would take to get me to go to a place that is so egregiously on the wrong side of human rights,” he said. “I don’t think they fully understand what they are doing.“I don’t understand it from an economic point of view, I don’t understand it from a business point of view and I don’t understand it from a moral point of view. They are legitimising and enriching the rulers of this regime. I won’t even watch it on the TV. They should not be there. By participating, they are ventriloquists for this abhorrent, reprehensible regime.”Rose shrugged off such a notion. “I’m not a politician, I’m a pro golfer,” the Englishman said. “There are other reasons to go play it. It’s a good field, there’s going to be a lot of world ranking points to play for, by all accounts it’s a good golf course.”Rose’s explanation isn’t good enough, not least for someone so intelligent. When adding that he looked forward to “experiencing” Saudi Arabia, he should have contemplated what that has meant for so many others . Golfers readily skip events for all manner of trivialities. The problem is many of those around them rarely have the gumption to point out how poor scenarios may look in the real world. Commercial deals for players have spin-offs for managers, of course.The next time football or rugby is urged to view the world through golf’s lofty prism, the retort should be straightforward. The next time golf preaches about a genuine desire to be inclusive and diverse, we are entitled to burst out laughing. Quests for the moral high ground in sport are infamously tricky but this represents an extremity the European Tour should have readily avoided. Chief executive Keith Pelley has defended the decision. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Four of the world’s top five are scheduled to tee up in Saudi. That comes with hefty reward; Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka et al are being richly compensated by way of appearance fees for just turning up. Low-ranked players might feel a necessity to play as they battle to maintain status. Paul Casey made it clear last week that he would not travel on human rights grounds – a view shared by plenty of others who have opted to keep counsel.“You have to look at the entire Middle East region,” Pelley said. “We have an excellent relationship with the Middle East and it’s very important; why it’s important is we can’t play anywhere in Europe at this time of year. Saudi is just an extension of the Middle East strategy.“The European Tour is one of many global companies who operate in Saudi Arabia. We understand their goal to make parts of the country more accessible to global business, tourism and leisure over the next decade.” Golf’s obsession with irrelevance was in evidence again on Sunday. That Li Haotong’s caddie was adjudged to have assisted the player with the lining up of a putt in the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic cost the defending champion by way of a two-stroke penalty. Commentators, players and caddies blasted this marginal call, rendered possible by recent amendments to the rules of golf. Muirfield’s members had fresh meat to titter about over Monday gins.By Monday afternoon, the European Tour and the R&A were at odds regarding the implementation of said rule. Keith Pelley, the Tour’s chief executive, bemoaned the lack of discretion available to his referees. Sceptics may suggest Pelley was seeking to create controversy where one does not exist in the hope of creating a handy diversion. Share on LinkedIn Pinterest Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp European Tour Twitter Saudi Arabia Pelley had earlier appeared on television in the US attempting to do something which is never wise; defending the indefensible. If Pelley’s willingness to cut a deal to host a tour event in Saudi Arabia caused minor ripples when announced last year, subsequent events and the fact this tournament begins on Thursday has thrust a reputational own goal firmly back into the spotlight. Suffice to say the R&A, which many feel allowed gender discrimination to prevail on its watch for centuries, has kept out of this one.Recurring horrors in relation to Saudi Arabia and human rights barely need revisiting. The CIA’s claim in November that the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, most likely ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi added a further layer of negativity – to put it mildly – that the European Tour could have done without. There have also been reports of the torture and sexual harassment of women’s rights activists in Saudi detention centres.As it attempts to show the world it is actually a misunderstood utopia, Saudi Arabia turned towards the world’s leading golfers; and found a depressingly willing audience. European Tour’s chief executive remains bullish as headaches mount Share via Email Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Support The Guardian Topics Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks.last_img read more

Lineker: Messi, Neymar & Kane over Ronaldo

first_imgLionel Messi Messi, Neymar and Kane favoured over Ronaldo in triple Lineker snub Chris Burton 03:24 2/7/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Neymar Messi Ronaldo GFX Getty composite Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo PSG Barcelona Real Madrid Tottenham Hotspur Primera División Ligue 1 Premier League Neymar Harry Kane The former Barcelona and Tottenham striker says he would take star turns at Camp Nou, PSG and Spurs over a talismanic presence at Real Madrid Lionel Messi, Neymar and Harry Kane are preferable options to Cristiano Ronaldo in the present and future, says former Barcelona and Tottenham striker Gary Lineker.Debate regarding the finest players on the planet continues to rage, with that argument having been dominated by talismanic figures at Barca and Real Madrid for over a decade now.Messi and Ronaldo have shared 10 Ballons d’Or between them, but there are emerging forces elsewhere – such as Paris Saint-Germain and Spurs – who have their eyes on the prize. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Lineker is the latest to offer his opinion on the cream of the global crop, with the current holder of the most prestigious individual awards in the game being surprisingly snubbed on three occasions.Starting with the eternal battle between arch-rivals in La Liga, the ex-England international told Mundo Deportivo: “Ronaldo or Messi? I like Cristiano a lot, but Messi is from another world.”Lineker was then quizzed on who he would take if given the option of a current superstar at Santiago Bernabeu and a man being heavily linked with an imminent move to the Spanish capital.He added: “Ronaldo or Neymar? Neymar, but when he played in Barcelona. ​​Neymar is the future, Cristiano has been great.”While it may be a bit premature to write Ronaldo off as a “has been” at the age of 33, he is certainly closer to the end of his career than those harbouring ambitions of matching his levels.Among those is Spurs striker Kane – another of those to have sparked talk of a switch to Madrid on the back of prolific exploits in the Premier League.Linker said when asked to compare the 24-year-old with Ronaldo: “For the future, Kane!”He also suggested that the struggles being endured by Real and their Portuguese forward this season will be compounded by Clasico foes Barcelona challenging for the biggest honours at home and abroad – with their mercurial Argentine talisman leading the charge.“I see Barca looking good, strong, maybe a little better in defence, well organised and it is the team that is doing very well in La Liga,” added Lineker, who spent three years in Catalunya during his playing days.“They have almost won the league, they also have chances in the Champions League. A team that has Messi is always the favourite.”last_img read more

Vegas Ranks College Football’s Top 25 Teams After Week 1

first_imgA detail of a Nike official NCAA size football as it sits in the end zone while the West Virginia Mountaineers stretchon the field prior to playing against the Clemson Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Today is the day for all of the new polls following Week 1. The Coaches and AP Top 25 rankings have been released.This afternoon, Phil Steele released his Vegas power ratings on ESPN. They are a little different than your typical rankings.Steele combines his power ratings with the ratings from the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, Will Harris of ESPN and Bruce Marshall of the Gold Sheet. The resulting rankings are the final product.“These ratings are less about a team’s record and more about the overall talent that each team possesses, reflecting which team would be favored if meeting at a neutral site,” Steele wrote.”Here’s the top 10 according to Steele’s formula:AlabamaClemsonGeorgiaOhio StateOklahomaAuburnWashingtonWisconsinNotre DameMichiganAs you can see, these definitely look different than other polls. Washington is still at No. 7 and Michigan remains at No. 10 after Week 1 losses.You can view the rest of the Vegas top 25 here.last_img read more

Chef Kevin Gillespie Takes You To The Gunshow

first_img An American Classic: How to Grill Burgers The Right Way Every Time London Opens World’s First Cheese Conveyor Belt Restaurant The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now The Ultimate Las Vegas Bachelor Party Guide for Grown-Ups Gunshow is one of the newest restaurants in Atlanta. How new? Well, it’s Grand Opening is this evening, so you can probably figure the rest out for yourself.The restaurant is the latest undertaking for chef Kevin Gillespie. Kevin is known by culinary connoisseurs all over the country; but if you are not familiar with Chef Gillespie, you might recognize him from Top Chef: Las Vegas, where his unique approaches to pork (among other ingredients) helped guide him to the finals of the competition.At Gunshow, Chef Gillespie will be creating cuisine that is equally inspired by Brazilian churrascaria-style dining as well as Chinese dim sum. Because Kevin is affiliated with such forward thinking organizations at the Southern Foodways Alliance, Slow Food Atlanta and Georgia Organics, he and his staff will be featuring nothing but “seasonal, rustic-to-refined” creations on their menu, which will change from week to week. The restaurant is open for dinner from Tuesday through Saturday and new menus for the upcoming week will post online every Sunday evening.If the first posted menu is any indicator, Gunshow’s cuisine and aesthetic will be unique. For example, dishes for this week include Rabbit, Taken Apart and Put Back Together, House Smoked Trout aka Swedish Picnic, and Pork Skin Risotto. You can also finish dinner with a dessert such as Andreas Made Something Out of Chocolate or Strawberry Cheesecake (Re-Imagined). And you can pair your meal with a wide selection of wines that range from Red White #1 to White Wine #4. Though, maybe you’d just like a bottle of Beer #3 instead.Chef Gillespie isn’t simply about pushing food to creative new places and adding a bit of playfulness to his menu—he is also about a sense of community and celebrating the city of Atlanta. Kevin is an Atlanta native and started his culinary education at the Art Institute of Atlanta. Gunshow is located in the Glenwood Park neighborhood of the city, which is where Chef Gillespie and his family actually reside. And Gunshow takes its name from the gun shows that Kevin’s father would take him to as a child on the rare Sundays when the elder Gillespie didn’t have to work.So, in the end, Gunshow is a mixture of cutting edge concepts, considerate flavors and a bit of Southern home comfort—kind of like it’s creator. Welcome to Funner, California (Yes, It’s a Real Place) Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Dockers Athletic Fit are our New Jam

first_imgThe arrival of the new Dockers Alpha Khaki Athletic Fit in the mail was one of intense anticipation. As a gentleman who has never looked good in any pant that is called ‘skinny’ or even ‘slim fit’, the Athletic fit seemed like an answered prayer. Indeed it was. This pant has a fantastic fit while not making me look like I shopped at the Marshall’s sale rack. Having big hips it is always a herculean struggle just to simply put my hands in my pockets. And trying to fit a key or phone in a front pocket is virtually prohibitive. Not with the Athletic Fit!Dockers has a long history of providing style solutions for guys and helping them look great.  Beginning almost 30 years ago with the introduction of the Khaki, Dockers was able to bridge the gap between jeans and dress pants. Now, by taking on the issue of fit, Dockers has made it easy for men to find pants that make them look even better.The Alpha Khaki, Dockers’ most popular style, is available in three fits, each catering to a different body type. The Slim Tapered sits below the waist, slim through the seat and thigh with a tapered leg opening. Similarly, the Skinny Tapered fits with a skinny fit throughout the seat and thigh.The latest addition, Athletic, sits below the waist, roomy through the seat and thigh, with a tapered leg opening. This new fit gives guys with a larger build access to the wide selection of color, prints and fabrications that the Alpha Khaki has to offer. What’s more, every style of the Alpha Khaki now has stretch for performance, extra comfort, and movement, making them arguably the most comfortable khaki that a guy can own.Related: Dockers Orange Dugout PantsThere is an added ‘Feel Good’ bonus to these pants too. They are created with a WATER finish to save water. This is something Levi’s (their parent company) has been doing since 2011. To learn more click here.We rang up Docker’s Creative Director, Doug Conklyn, to hear more about this stroke of brilliance:What inspired the ‘Athletic Fit’?The original Alpha “Slim Tapered” and the newer Alpha “Skinny” have been our best-selling fits, however we found a missing niche in the market, and a need to create a pant for the guy with a more athletic build.  As a result, we introduced the Alpha “Athletic” fit, made for the guy who requires a little extra room but still wants that modern, tapered appearance.Why tapered?The tapered style of pant is our most popular style, as it creates a longer and leaner look throughout the leg, providing men with the modern feel they are looking for.Are we moving away from ‘skinny’ styles?Absolutely not.  Slim and skinny continue to become an increasingly large part of our business globally. We’ve dramatically increased our offering, including fabrics with stretch, which not only supports the growth in slimmer styles but adds tremendous comfort as well. Overall, we’ve seen a considerable shift in styles from our core consumer, who is transitioning from the more traditional and fuller fit to the straight and slim cuts.What’s next for Dockers?We will continue to focus on slim fits and innovative stretch fabrics that cover every possible occasion for our consumer. We’re mostly known for “business casual” apparel, but thanks to Alpha Khaki and our slim fits, the more casual part of our business is showing the fastest growth globally. From casual to refined and from head to toe, we want to be the go-to resource for style and comfort.Check out the new Alpha Khakis in Athletic fit, and the entire Alpha Khaki collection, here. How to Pick the Right Suit for Your Body Type Tuxedo Tips: Your Guide to Nailing Black-Tie Attire The Best Best Big and Tall Men’s Clothing and Brands How to Choose the Right Dress Shirt What Is the Best Jean Style for You? Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

WB doctors agree to call off strike during meeting with Mamata

first_imgKolkata: The protesting doctors in West Bengal on Monday agreed to withdraw their week-long stir after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced steps to scale up security at hospitals. An assurance to call off the strike came at a meeting Banerjee held with representatives of the striking doctors at the state secretariat. “We are satisfied with the meeting,” a representative of the doctors said, assuring Banerjee that the strike is going to be called off. A formal announcement on withdrawal of the strike is likely to be made from the epicentre of the protest, the NRS Medical College and Hospital.last_img

Stage set for high stakes bypoll to 4 constituencies in Tamil Nadu

first_imgChennai: Polling for the high stakes by-election to four constituencies in Tamil Nadu will get underway on Sunday.While the by-polls to 18 seats were held along with Lok Sabha polls on April 18 in the state, four other assembly segments — Sulur, Aravakurichi, Ottapidaram (SC) and Thiruparankundram go for polls on May 19. The Sulur seat fell vacant in March following the death of AIADMK MLA R Kanakaraj who died following cardiac arrest. Ottapidaram(SC) constituency is represented by disqualified AIADMK MLA Sundararaj while Thirupparankundram legislator A K Bose also belonging to AIADMK died last year. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadAravakurichi is represented by Senthil Balaji, a disqualified AIADMK legislator who has joined DMK. According to Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo, a total of 137 candidates are in fray in the assembly constituencies wit Aravakurichi leading with 63 MLA aspirants. A total of 15,939 police personnel have been deployed to maintain law and order. The outcome of the by-polls to a total of 22 seats will decide the future political course in Tamil Nadu as the results would determine the continuance of the two year-old Palaniswami government. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka GandhiArch rivals AIADMK and DMK have left no stone unturned to ensure victory, with their leaders, Chief Minister K Palaniswami and DMK President M K Stalin embarking on a hectic campaign trail in order to win the race. AIADMK rebel and Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam leader T T V Dhinakaran, Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam, actor-director Seeman’s Naam Tamizhar Katchi have fielded candidates in the four constituencies, making it a multi-cornered contest. The campaign trail turned hot in its last leg, after Haasan stoked a major political row with his Hindu extremist remarks, labelling Mahatma Gandhi’s killer Nathuram Godse as one. He had said “free India’s first extremist” was Godse and that he was a Hindu, drawing strong condemnation from BJP and the AIADMK, even as cases were filed against Haasan. He, however, found support from the Congress’ state unit and rationalist outfit Dravidar Kazhagam. In the 234-member Tamil Nadu assembly with 22 vacancies, the AIADMK has a strength of 113, excluding the Speaker.last_img read more

UN antinarcotics panel urges Uruguay to reconsider draft law on cannabis sale

If adopted, the law would be in contravention to the provisions of the international drug control treaties, in particular the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, to which Uruguay is a party.According to the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the law would also have serious consequences for the health and welfare of the population and for the prevention of cannabis abuse among the youth. The INCB urged the Uruguayan authorities to ensure that the country remains fully compliant with international law which limits the use of narcotic drugs, including cannabis, exclusively to medical and scientific purposes. Based in Vienna, the INCB is an independent and quasi-judicial monitoring body mandated to implement UN international drug control conventions. “In line with its mandate, INCB has always aimed at maintaining a dialogue with the Government of Uruguay on this issue, including proposing a mission to the country at the highest-level,” the Board said in a news release, calling on the Uruguayan authorities to carefully consider all possible repercussions before taking a decision.It also expressed regret that the Government refused to receive an INCB mission before the draft law was submitted to Parliament for deliberation.The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) also expressed concern over the proposed legislation and said it would continue to follow developments in Uruguay very closely.UNODC spokesperson David Dadge said international drug control conventions remain the foundation of global efforts to curb elicit drug trafficking and provide prevention and treatment for drug users.While he acknowledged that there are challenges that need to be addressed, he stressed that dialogue is need on how to stop drug traffickers and protect the health and welfare of people. “But this dialogue should be conducted on the basis of the agreed conventions, in line with international law.”He noted that next year, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs will hold a high-level review of Member States’ implementation of the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on the world drug problem and said this would be an opportunity for countries to pursue a coherent approach to drug trafficking. read more

Apple Black Friday Sale Gets Teased

first_imgApple! Black Friday! Deals! Are you excited yet? Apple today started teasing its annual Black Friday sale by sending a note to customers bearing the tagline “Wrap it up this Friday.” Apple isn’t giving away the details–odds are it will actually wait until Friday for that–but it has hinted that “You’ll find dozens of great iPad, iPod and Mac gifts for everyone on your list.”AdChoices广告As always, deals will be found both at Apple Stores and online at Apple.com. The sale starts this Friday November 26th, at 8:00 AM.last_img

Video Watch the entire WrestleMania 34 event for free courtesy of WWE

first_img Was Vince McMahon Reluctant To Let AJ Styles Join WWE? WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Google+ Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) A.J. Styles Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Roman Reigns Daniel Bryan Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WhatsAppcenter_img Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Twitter In what is being title as a “birthday exclusive” to help celebrate the fifth year of the WWE Network, last year’s entire WrestleMania 34 event has been uploaded to YouTube.The event, which took place last April in New Orleans, featured Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship, AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE Championship, the in-ring return of Daniel Bryan, The Undertaker vs. John Cena, the WWE in-ring debut of Ronda Rousey and much more.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi ArabiaVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:34 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever John Oliver Takes On The WWE Videos Articles Pinterest Facebook Now Playing Up Next Videos Articleslast_img read more

Heritage Farm A growing presence in Hazel Dell

first_img Kneeling beside a row of kohlrabi, Dee Rogers tends to a field that may have once saved her life.Rogers is a veteran of the Marine Corps who was once homeless and bouncing aimlessly about the Northwest. A few years back she ended up in a hospital on the coast.“I was really sick,” she says, matter-of-factly. “Drinking too much.”From that hospital visit she connected with veterans’ services, which eventually brought her to Clark County’s Heritage Farm where she got involved with the Partners in Careers program. The group helps veterans learn job skills in agriculture while giving them a serene place to heal.It worked for Rogers, but she’s no longer in the program. Now she’s the program coordinator. Now she helps others heal.“Some things that happen to you can make you feel dead inside,” she says. “This is the opposite.”This spread was once called the Clark County Poor Farm, where the most vulnerable residents could go to get some work, make some money and earn a meal.“I mean, just look at the history of this place,” Rogers says. “It was for the sick and poor. And it still is. I mean, we’re the sick and the poor. In a way, all of us are sick and poor.”Many faces of the farmThis place is all about potential.Every time someone shows up at the Heritage Farm and learns a lesson, or plants a first seed, or harvests a first ear of sweet corn, it is a triumph. Click map to enlargelast_img read more

Car sparks garage fire at Miramar home crews respond

first_imgMIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews responded to reports of a car fire at a house in Miramar, Wednesday night.Fire crews quickly arrived on the scene and had the fire under control within ten minutes, according to officials.The fire started in a car, which was parked inside of a garage attached to a house, located in the 13700 block of Southwest 54th Court, inside a gated community.A 7News viewer launched his drone over the scene of the fire, where heavy smoke could be seen.There was a dog inside the house that has not been located.No injuries have been reported as a result of this fire.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Best AirPods accessories

first_img See It Sarah Tew/CNET Panasonic ErgoFit earbuds Read the Apple AirPods reviewSee the best truly wireless headphones: AirPods and their top competitorsThis article was originally published on March 2. Read full review See All Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier This accessory solves two AirPod issues with one accessory. AhaStyle’s Earbuds Ear Hooks integrate a sport fin with earbuds and turn the “open” AirPods into a noise-isolating design that helps keep ambient sound out and improves bass performance.You get two fins — small and large — both of which have the same size ear tip, which is on the small side. I wasn’t able to achieve a tight seal with the included ear tip (it would be good if medium and large tips were included) but there was enough of a seal to improve bass performance and the overall sound of the AirPods. It’s also worth noting that a small silicone carrying case is included that you can attach to a keychain. Apple $144 Apple’s new Wireless Charging Case comes with the new AirPods for $40 extra, but Apple also sells it separately for owners of the first-generation AirPods. The only issue is that it costs $79, which seems a tad pricey, especially as no charging pad is included. (The Belkin pictured here is an additional $45.) Read more Share your voice The fidget-spinner craze may have come and gone, but the new $30 ZenPod from Air Vinyl Design may help bring it back.Yes, this is the first spinning case for your AirPods and it’s frankly kind of ingenious. Available in three color options, the ZenPod has precision bearings on each side of the case that give it that spin factor that we’ve all secretly craved.Alas, it doesn’t add wireless charging capabilities to your AirPods case (where is that new case, Apple?), so it’s not totally zen, but who knows — maybe we’ll see that feature in a future version?  $144 Apple Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Read more 3:55 EarBuddyz 2.0 Ear Hooks See it ZenPod What do you do if you want to use your AirPods with an in-flight entertainment system or the TV built into a machine at the gym that requires a wired connection? Well, one workaround is buying a relatively inexpensive Bluetooth transmitter that you can plug into any 3.5mm audio jack. There are several transmitters available from TaoTronics and other little-known brands (I tried the TaoTronics). They cost $25-$35.To pair your AirPods with a transmitter you have to turn off the Bluetooth on your phone (or just put it into AirPlane mode), put your AirPods in their case, hold down the Bluetooth button on the transmitter until it goes into pairing mode and then hit the pairing button on the AirPods case.  See at Amazon AhaStyle Earbuds Ear Hooks $144 Apple Wireless Charging Case for AirPods See at Amazon CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Twelve South AirSnap case See at Amazon See at Amazon AirPods (second generation) from all angles PowerPod David Carnoy/CNET Mentioned Above Apple AirPods 2019 (Charging Case) Apple AirPods 2019 17 Photos See at Amazon Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET Catalyst case reading • Best AirPods accessories Best Buy Now playing: Watch this: Sarah Tew Aug 31 • Apple iPhone 11 launches Sept. 10, Disney Plus in big demand Sarah Tew/CNET Read more Tags • See at Amazon David Carnoy/CNET You can find cheaper knockoff versions of Catalyst’s AirPods Case ($25), but the Catalyst is arguably the best AirPods case you can get. Not only does it protect your AirPods’ own case but makes it fully waterproof. Another key feature: The bundled carabiner lets you hook the case onto a belt loop or backpack to help keep your AirPods from getting lost. The case available is available in a few different color options, including a glow-in-the-dark version and special Apple Store only colors for $5 more. See It Mobile Accessories See It See at Amazon TaoTronics Bluetooth transmitter Why do you need an accessory for an accessory? Well, when it’s one of the most popular products around like Apple’s AirPods, it tends to create its own accessory ecosystem, complete with supplementary cases and other add-ons that help overcome minor shortcomings that may be major for some people. Here’s a quick look at some of our top AirPods accessory picks, based on my own hands-on experience with each product mentioned over the past few weeks and months. They’re mostly cases and earbud enhancements, with a few other interesting things I’ve found.I’ll be adding more as new candidates appear.Disclaimer: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page. Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it David Carnoy/CNET AirPods 2nd-generation: Not really 2.0, but definitely… Some people find AirPods fit so securely in their ears they can run with them. But other ears, like mine, aren’t perfect AirPod receptacles. And that’s where silicone cover options come in, including many that feature integrated earhooks or “sport fins.” I’ve used the EarBuddyz, which now come in a version 2.0, but you can find plenty of other similar options, including ones from AhaStyle and others that work with both EarPods and AirPods. They all cost around $10 for two or three sets of hooks.The only issue is that to get the AirPods back in their case you have to remove the fins and store them somewhere. That’s a nuisance, and you might want to invest in case that fits both the AirPods and EarBuddyz. The new AhaStyle ear hooks come with a little carrying pouch for the hooks but not for your AirPods. Why would we put a set of wired earbuds in a roundup of AirPods accessories? Well, if you don’t shell out for a Bluetooth transmitter (about $30), you won’t be able to use your AirPods on a plane to watch in-flight entertainment. Of course, you could ante up for an expensive set of noise-canceling headphones (you can see our top noise-canceling picks here), but it doesn’t hurt to have a cheap, good-sounding pair of wired headphones on hand. We’ve always liked the Panasonic ErgoFit RP-HJE120 earphones, which cost less than $10.  Sarah Tew/CNET Amazon Made of leather and equipped with a snap closing system, as well “loss-prevention” clip, Twelve South’s AirSnap case is a little bit of a different take on an AirPods case. It’s available in three color options for $25.  $159 5 If you don’t want to spend $79 on Apple’s Wireless Charging Case, a cheaper way to add wireless charging to your AirPods is the PowerPod ($30). The AirPods Wireless Charging case is better, but the PowerPod does work — and it protects your AirPods case. Not included: a wireless charging pad. The Belkin is shown here.  Comments Sarah Tew/CNET Review • AirPods 2019 review: King of truly wireless earphones crowned with small enhancements See at Amazon Belkin Panasonic Applelast_img read more

3 workers electrocuted in Jamalpur

first_imgThree workers died and four others injured after being electrocuted while repairing an electric line of Palli in Jamalpur’s Islampur upazila on Thursday afternoon, reports UNB.The deceased were Hasan, 32, hailing from Nurundi of Sadar upazila, and Taher Ali, 30, and Obaidur, 32, hailing from Saghata upazila in Gaibandha district.According to Palli Bidyut officials, an electric wire got snapped and fell in a water-filled paddy field while installing a pole around 4:15am, leaving the trio dead on the spot and five others injured.last_img

Alibabas Youku to Stream World Cup Soccer in China

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 The competition this year involves 32 teams. It is being held in venues around Russia from June 14 to July 15.China boast tens, perhaps hundreds of millions of soccer fans, and the national government is keen to make the country a force in the sport at a global level. At local level, Chinese soccer teams teams have spent vast sums attracting leading international players and managerial talent, but the Chinese national team consistently struggles and will not be represented in Russia this year.Dalian Wanda, which has expanded from property into entertainment and sport, signed a deal in 2016 to be a partner of soccer governing body FIFA. That gave Wanda the highest level of sponsorship, and marketing rights to all FIFA competitions, including the next four World Cup tournaments. Youku, the video streaming platform controlled by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has partnered with China Central Television (CCTV) to stream the upcoming soccer World Cup.CCTV is the traditional broadcast home of World Cup soccer in China. The deal with Youku covers live streaming of 64 matches as well as off-game sidelights. Youku will be the only one of the big three streaming players to have the competition. Last summer Youku claimed 325 million monthly active users.The quadrennial soccer tournament is one of the world’s biggest media events and, in many countries, causes schedulers to avoid it or run counter-programming. In countries with large fan bases for soccer, and where competition matches are broadcast in the evening, there is sometimes a negative impact on theatrical box office as well.center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

NASA Needs Your Origami Skills for Space

first_imgStay on target Hubble Space Telescope Captures Star’s Eerie Gaseous GlowMoon Glows Brighter Than Sun in NASA Fermi’s Vibrant Images Freelancer.com and NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI), through NASA’s Tournament Lab (NTL), need your help.The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is calling on the public to submit solutions for three space exploration challenges.A $500 prize is available now to the person who can create a storyboard describing NASA’s REALM program in layman’s terms.RFID-Enabled Logistics Management is a three-phased experimental project based on radio frequency identification tech, with a primary objective to learn to automate logistics management for future missions.Be sure to describe all three phases of REALM, preferably without big-budget car chases and explosions. And try throwing in the official logo before submitting a storyboard and script online.If animation isn’t your style, two additional challenges are “coming soon.”One calls for an expert in origami folding—someone to create a portable radiation shield for use on a Mars transfer vehicle. The winning design will ideally protect spacecraft against galactic cosmic rays, and help guard human passengers against cancer risks.Another harks back to NASA’s In Space Manufacturing project, which, in 2015, made history by sending the first 3D printer to the International Space Station (ISS).To highlight its continued innovation, the agency is now shopping around for a new mission patch that communicates “the key theme of space exploration, recycling of materials, and on-demand manufacturing,” according to an announcement.The chosen graphic will be used during presentations, on team items (apparel, mugs, etc.), and in education and public outreach materials.“We’re calling upon our 24 million users to imagine how robots can automatically prepare the space environment for human arrival, making life easier and more secure for the incoming astronauts,” Freelancer.com CEO Matt Barrie said in a statement. “NASA represents some of the very best ideas that our planet has to offer, and I’m sure our community will once again show the power of human ingenuity.”In 2015, NTL and Freelancer.com teamed up to crowdsource solutions to complex problems faced by astronauts—including 3D-printed tools and smartwatch applications.All challenges, Freelancer said, are aimed at folks who are “passionate about NASA and space exploration and have a talent for creative ideas and design.”Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Policepublic cooperation necessary to make Safe Drive Save Life a success CM

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday sought police–public cooperation for success of the Safe Drive Save Life scheme.”Like Kanyashree that has bagged international awards, Safe Drive Save Life programme will also earn world recognition someday,” she said while inaugurating Jay Ho, a cultural evening organised by the Kolkata Police at Netaji Indoor Stadium on Friday.She said since the implementation of Safe Drive Save Life programme, the number of road accidents has come down drastically. “It will be a great achievement if we can bring down the number of road accidents even by 1,000. Parents go through unbearable pain when they lose their sons or daughters in road accidents,” she said and added: “We must keep in mind how much efforts parents have to make to raise their children and if road accidents claim their lives, then for them everything comes to a standstill in seconds.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeRecalling her interaction with a few journalists who had recently visited Sikkim, she said: “The journalists have told me that they saw the Safe Drive Save Life slogan in Sikkim also. The slogan is written in the Hills to make drivers aware of their responsibility.” She said that recently she met a couple who would go on a world tour to propagate the Safe Drive Save Life slogan to create awareness in different countries.”I was really happy when they told me that they would carry the Safe Drive Save Life slogan along to create awareness.” She urged the owners of television channels to have a programme on the subject to create awareness among the commoners. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt may be mentioned that the Chief Minister’s statewide Safe Drive Save Life campaign has helped in bringing down the number of road accidents in the past few years.The state has witnessed 22 percent decline in road accidents in the first quarter of 2018 compared to that of the corresponding period in 2016. Moreover, fatalities due to road accidents have also gone down by 18 percent in the same period of time. In the programme “Jai Ho” of Kolkata Police, this year the theme was “Manusher Sathe” (With the People). There were various programmes based on the theme including a dance performance in which around 39 police personnel participated. Family members of the rank and file of Kolkata Police were present at the event that is organised every year since the change of guard in the state.last_img read more