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Not sure if Ravichandran Ashwin has been rested or dropped: Harbhajan Singh to India Today

first_imgThe selectors decided to rest leading spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja for the ODI series against Sri Lanka but the legendary Harbhajan Singh does not agree with the Board’s explanation.In an exclusive chat with India Today, Harbhajan said that he is not sure whether Ashwin has been rested or dropped from the ODI team.”I am not sure if R Ashwin has been rested or dropped. We have seen reports that Ashwin has been rested but at the same time in his rest period he is going to England to play county cricket. So I don’t know what kind of rest it is going to be. I am not sure whether he has been rested or dropped”, said the Turbanator.Bhajji is not alone in questioning Ashwin’s spot in the ODI side. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly too is doubtful whether, on current form, Ashwin can keep his spot in the Indian ODI side despite world beating performances in the Test arena. (1st ODI: Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli gun down 217 target to power India to 1-0 series lead)”I know where Harbhajan Singh is coming from because whether it is him or me we have seen such situations very closely in teams and understand the team dynamics. Ashwin’s performance in Sri Lanka has been in the Test matches. In sub-continent conditions, in Test matches there are no doubts about R Ashwin’s place.But I have a feeling that Kuldeep Yadav is slowly going to get into the ODI side as a frontline spinner, especially on pitches which do not respond to the spinners when they go to South Africa, England and Australia and considering they are going to play the World Cup in England”, said Ganguly to India Today.advertisementAP PhotoAshwin and Jadeja were below par in the final of the Champions Trophy against Pakistan conceding 70 and 67 runs respectively, leaving the fans shocked. Ganguly believes in such conditions, left arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav may be a better bet.”I was present at the Champions Trophy commentating and I could get a feeling around that there could be a possibility in due course that both Jadeja and Ashwin don’t play on good pitches. Jadeja is a far better fielder, he can bat, he is a left arm spinner who is good in one-day cricket. So Jadeja is a package in ODI cricket. We have been hearing Virat Kohli harping on fitness with Yuvraj Singh not getting past the fitness mark and R Ashwin is probably not the quickest on the field and all these considerations will come back. If Kuldeep Yadav keeps performing then I think there will be pressure on either R Ashwin or Jadeja and Jadeja’s fielding and batting could just be a bit more beneficial to him”, added the former India captain.Kuldeep may have been overlooked for the 1st ODI against the Lankans but Harbhajan backed the youngster saying that he will surely get an opportunity in the matches to come.”It is a good opportunity for Kuldeep Yadav to showcase his talent and start winning games for India. He has done well in whatever limited opportunities he has got. He is different to the other spinners who are usually wrist spinners or finger spinners but Kuldeep is someone who bowls Chinaman and he brings a lot to the table in terms of variety so hopefully he will be good”, concluded the India spinner.In Kuldeep’s absence in the 1st ODI Axar Patel grabbed the opportunity and claimed 3 wickets in Dambulla while Yuzvendra Chahal too spun his way to a brace as India bowled out Lanka for just 216 runs.last_img read more

Rolling Knicks Top Raptors, 103-98

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares NEW YORK — Tim Hardaway Jr. made a call early Feb. 28 to his father, a former teammate of Anthony Mason in Miami and one of the people Hardaway knew would be saddened by Mason’s death.Many of them were connected to the Knicks, so Hardaway was more aware than most what a good effort hours later against Toronto would mean.“It was tough, but at the same time you’ve got a game to play and you’ve got business to take care of,” Hardaway said. “So we just wanted to go out there and compete for him.”Hardaway scored 22 points, Langston Galloway made a clinching 3-pointer and the Knicks ended a sad day for the franchise with a 103-98 victory over Toronto, the Raptors’ season-high fifth straight loss.After beginning the night with a moment of silence for Mason, a former Knicks forward who died Feb. 28 at 48, the team finished it by celebrating its second straight victory.Former Raptors center Andrea Bargnani scored 19 points and newcomer Alexey Shved had 15 for the Knicks. Lou Amundson scored eight of his nine in the fourth quarter, but the Raptors made a late run after he missed a dunk, cutting a 13-point deficit to two before Galloway’s 3-pointer made it 103-98 with 13 seconds to go.Lou Williams scored 22 points for the Raptors, who fell into a tie with Chicago for second place in the Eastern Conference and are just a half-game ahead of Cleveland for fourth.Toronto coach Dwane Casey gave slumping All-Star Kyle Lowry a night off to rest, and without him the Raptors couldn’t find a way to get out of what Casey called the team’s “malaise.”“We are going to solve this together,” said Greivis Vasquez, who started for Lowry. “We are not going to point fingers. We are going to gather ourselves and talk to each other and figure it out. Nobody said this is going to be easy.”Leading by one early in the fourth quarter, the Knicks scored 10 straight points for a 90-79 lead on Amundson’s dunk. Jonas Valanciunas scored for the Raptors, but Shane Larkin and Amundson had consecutive baskets for a 94-81 advantage, and Toronto’s late run fell short.Mason was a rugged defender who helped the Knicks reach the 1994 NBA Finals. He was the league’s Sixth Man of the Year the following season, and remained popular with fans and teammates long after he was traded away in 1996.The Knicks honored him with a video tribute during a first-quarter timeout. Coach Derek Fisher recalled Mason as a “gritty” player who was always “determined to get the outcome that he sought.”The current Knicks played the same way, following Friday’s double-overtime victory at Detroit with a second straight win after dropping eight in a row.“Both nights were great teamwork. Everybody that stepped on the floor did something good for the team,” Bargnani said.Lowry sat out for the first time this season. He had four points on 1-for-7 shooting Feb. 27 in the Raptors’ 113-89 home loss to Golden State, going without an assist for the first time since Oct. 31, 2009, and the first time ever as a starter.The point guard is shooting under 30 percent in five games since the break and Casey said before the game he would try to find a spot to get him some rest.A night after going 1 for 19 in the first quarter, the Raptors made six baskets in the opening period — only because DeMar DeRozan botched what should have been a seventh. He was alone on a fast break and tried what appeared would be a 360-degree dunk, but messed something up after takeoff and the ball rolled off the rim.(BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer)last_img read more

Truck runs over onduty cop on Dum Dum Road Civic Volunteer injured

first_imgKolkata: An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Cossipore police station died after a truck ran him over while he was performing patrolling duty on Dum Dum Road near Chiria More, early on Thursday morning. The rider of the bike, who is a Civic Volunteer (CV), was also injured.According to local residents, ASI Bireswar Roy (45) and CV Subhojit Chandra of Cossipore police station were performing patrolling duty on a bike early on Thursday morning. Roy was sitting on the pillion seat and Chandra was riding the bike. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaNear Chiria More crossing on Dum Dum Road, a portion was kept in partially dug condition, as work of pipeline was ongoing at that place. At around 5:15 am, Chandra reached the spot and was about to get down from the bike after parking it at the side of the road. At the same time, a truck bearing registration number WB76A5790 coming from Dum Dum hit Roy and Chandra and went over the bike as well. Immediately, local residents ran to the spot and saw Roy lying on the road and bleeding profusely from his head. He, along with Chandra was rushed to R G Kar Medical College and Hospital, where Roy was declared brought dead. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersChandra had sustained a minor injury on his leg and was discharged after treatment. It has been alleged that the truck driver had lost control over the steering while trying to avoid the portion of the road which was dug for pipeline work. Meanwhile, locals detained the truck driver and informed Chitpur police station as the spot of the accident falls under its jurisdiction. Later, police went to the spot, arrested the truck driver and seized the vehicle.last_img read more

JK govt asks Amarnath yatris tourists to return

first_imgSrinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday asked Amarnath Yatris and tourists to immediately make necessary arrangements to cut short their stay in the Valley and return as soon as possible in the wake of intelligence inputs of “specific terror threats” to the pilgrimage.The Principal Secretary (Home) issued a security advisory, saying pilgrims and tourists “may curtail their stay” and “return as soon as possible”. “Keeping in view the latest intelligence inputs of terror threats, with specific targeting of the Amarnath Yatra, and given the prevailing security situation in the Kashmir Valley, in the interest of safety and security of the tourists and Amarnath Yatris, it is advised that they may curtail their stay in the Valley immediately and take necessary measures to return as soon as possible,” it said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsEarlier, security forces recovered a Pakistan-made mine and a huge cache of arms from along the Amarnath Yatra route. Searches were launched along the pilgrimage route after specific intelligence that Pakistan-based terrorists might target the Yatra using improvised explosive devices and attack pilgrims, Lt Gen Sarabjit Singh Dhillon said in a joint briefing by security forces here. The forces launched a massive operation along the Amarnath Yatra route, during which a huge a cache of arms was recovered and it included a mine with a Pakistan Ordnance Factory stamp and an American sniper rifle M-24, he said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayHe said the threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Jammu and Kashmir is more “pronounced” in the hinterland even as the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) remains “largely peaceful”. Regular infiltration attempts are being made by Pakistan-based terrorists but the Army is thwarting their bids at the LoC, he said. On the reports of additional troops being sent to the Valley, Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh said security personnel were on regular duty during the year because of elections, among others, with no time to relax. He said there were also “fresh inputs of increase in violence by terrorists” which made it necessary to “strengthen the counter-intelligence grid” on the ground. Refusing to give the exact number of additional troops being sent to the Valley, Singh said they will give on-ground troops some time to relax and strengthen the security system. The Home Ministry on Friday said the deployment of paramilitary forces in Jammu and Kashmir was based on the security situation there and requirements of rotation, and that such things are not discussed in the public domain. Meanwhile, Opposition parties hit out at the government, saying Parliament should have been taken into confidence before sending out such a missive.last_img read more

Probe Rafale files ‘theft’: CM

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee demanded a thorough investigation into the “theft” of Rafale documents from the office of the Ministry of Defence and stated that it was a matter of serious concern for the whole country.Talking to newsmen on Thursday, she wondered how such an important document could be stolen from the Union Defence ministry. The Centre has not filed any FIR regarding the matter yet. “We demand a thorough inquiry into the same. Such irresponsible act of the government has ashamed us. Where is our country’s safety and security?” she questioned. Also Read – IAF Day: Tributes paid to soldiers killed in line of duty in JammuShe said under such a “callous” government, the country was in deep trouble. “The Centre cannot get away with the statement that somebody has stolen the documents. It is a very serious issue. The quicker this government goes the better it is for this country,” she said. The Chief Minister further added: “Where is our country heading to? The Attorney General is telling before the Supreme Court about the ‘theft’ of documents in the Rafale deal. This has never happened in the past.” Also Read – Shashi Tharoor writes to PM Modi: Don’t let your ‘mann ki baat’ become ‘maun ki baat’Earlier in the day, she tweeted in Hindi and described the incident as ‘tamasha’ (drama) and hinted that its fallout would be known after the Lok Sabha elections. “What drama is going on in the country? Documents are being stolen from the Ministry of Defence itself. This is a very dangerous situation for the country. What is the government’s opinion on this? Who is the main culprit behind this? There must be a probe into this.” She asked the people to “wait for sometime as general election results would come out soon”. Supporting N Ram, chairman of the Hindu Publishing Group, Banerjee said: “We support Ram for exposing this government. I have profound respect for some senior journalists like N Ram, Pranay Roy who can express their views fearlessly. Invoking Official Secrets Act to threaten journalists is a shame.” She further said that now any journalist who was writing against the BJP was abused and heckled. “Look at the national channels in Delhi. BJP has purchased them and they write stories to confuse people. They are run by people whose primary goal is business and publication of news is secondary.” Recollecting her experience as a Central minister, she said: “Arun Shourie who was then with The Indian Express used to file reports exposing the Centre. There were politicians like George Fernandes and Madhu Dandavate who used to raise those issues in Parliament. She reiterated that under the BJP rule, most of the media houses were scared and anyone opposing them would be taken to task. “Such a thing cannot go on for long. It is most unfortunate.”last_img read more

Rajitha questions Police delay to arrest BBS General Secretary

He said that while everything Wigneswaran says cannot be accepted, he has never called for attacks on the Sinhalese community. However Gnanasara Thero has been accused of making public statements calling for attacks on Muslims, the Minister said.The BBS says Gnanasara Thero is in hiding as there is an alleged threat to his life. Cabinet spokesman Dr Rajitha Senaratne today questioned the delay by the Police to arrest the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), the Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero.Senaratne said that it is clear Gnanasara Thero is behind some of the latest incidents targeting Muslims. The cabinet spokesman said that Gnanasara Thero cannot be compared to Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran. The Police had said two weeks ago that Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero is to be arrested for obstructing Police duty and over several other complaints.A court order had been obtained preventing the controversial monk from leaving the country. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Over 90 per cent of East Timorese registered for election UN mission

The Civil Registration Unit of the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) had also registered 99 per cent of the estimated population of Dili, UNTAET said, although the figure was likely to include a number of people who came to the capital from surrounding districts. In Dili, a total of 109 prisoners were registered yesterday at the Becora prison, and 260 people at the mosque on 12 June.Meanwhile, eight of the 15 members of the National Council’s Special Committee on the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation have given their support to the draft regulation on establishing such a Commission, UNTAET said.The Committee, which met on 12 June and chose Father José Antonio da Costa as its new chair, made some minor changes to the draft regulations. The Committee also agreed to hold a separate meeting with the Truth and Reconciliation Steering Committee, which developed the draft regulation. The Special Committee is expected to recommend that the National Council adopt the regulation at its meeting on 18 June. read more

Iraq UN OilforFood programme set to terminate on Friday proud and on

The programme, the largest the UN has ever administered in financial terms, will transfer operational responsibility, including all humanitarian projects funded by oil revenues, assets ranging from schools to power stations and all contracts with suppliers, to the United States-run Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) as of midnight Friday.”It is gratifying to state without hesitation that the United Nations has met the challenge for an orderly termination of the programme by 21 November 2003 pursuant to (Security Council) resolution 1483,” the Executive Director of the Iraq Programme, Benon Sevan, said in remarks prepared for a closed-door briefing of the Council today.”It has achieved this in spite of the programme’s magnitude in terms of scope, level of funding, operational scale and complexity,” Mr. Sevan added. “This challenge has been met in the face of prevailing security conditions, and the ensuing substantial reduction in UN international personnel in Iraq after the terrorist bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad on 19 August.”The programme, which allowed the Government of Iraq to sell oil for food and humanitarian supplies and served as the sole source of sustenance for 60 per cent of Iraq’s estimated 27 million people, became obsolete after resolution 1483 in May lifted sanctions imposed on the country for its 1990 invasion and subsequent occupation of Kuwait.That resolution gave a six-month deadline for wrapping up the programme, which had used Iraqi oil revenues to purchase and manage some $46 billion worth of humanitarian assistance, supplies and projects.Between 1996 and the onset of war in March, the programme achieved progressive improvements in health, education and public infrastructure. Malnutrition rates for children under 5 in the central and southern regions were cut in half, the capacity to undertake make surgeries increased by 40 per cent and more houses were built in 2002 than in 1990.Mr. Sevan had warned at the end of September that the headquarters’ bombing, the resulting drastic reduction in international staff and tardy action by the CPA had dealt major blows to the timetable for ending the programme, but he vowed then to meet the challenge “despite the enormity of the tasks involved.”Before the war in March, some 893 international staff and 3,600 Iraqis worked for the programme in Iraq. The CPA has indicated that most of the 2,600 Iraqi staff associated with implementation in the three mainly Kurdish northern governorates, where the programme had direct responsibility for distribution, will be retained.In the 15 governorates of southern and central Iraq, the programme was implemented by the former Government of Iraq, with the UN monitoring the effective and equitable distribution by 44,000 Iraqi food agents. read more

Security Council encouraged by appointment of Iraqi Prime Ministerelect

The 15-member Council said it was “encouraged” by President Fuad Masum’s decision to nominate the new Prime Minister-designate.In a statement, the Council called the nomination “an important step” toward the formation of an inclusive Government representative of all segments of the Iraqi population.The Government, according to the Council, would also contribute to finding a viable and sustainable solution to the country’s current challenges.Among those challenges, the terrorist threat posed by the armed group Islamic State (IS) and its armed supporters.Earlier today, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov, condemned in the strongest terms the “barbaric acts” of sexual violence and “savage rapes” attributed to IS.The group has also been accused of grave violations of human rights and international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, and potentially genocide, by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Advisors on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh.Given these challenges, the Members of the Security Council urged Mr. Abadi to work swiftly to form an inclusive Government as quickly as possible and within the constitutional time-frame.According to Article 76 of the Iraqi Constitution, the new Prime Minister-elect has 30 days from the date of designation to name members of his Council of Ministers. At that time, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki will be legally obligated to step down. read more

Scholarship recipients getting down to business this summer

Brock students Madi Fuller and Dan Giddings are set to spend their summers as full-time entrepreneurs thanks to the Deborah E. Rosati Entrepreneurial Scholarship.Each year, this unique scholarship provides two Brock University students with $10,000 in funding that allows them to spend an entire semester working on their business ideas in partnership with BioLinc, Brock’s business incubator run by the Goodman School of Business.The scholarship is generously provided by Brock graduate Deborah Rosati (BAdmin ’84) who has shown incredible dedication to supporting entrepreneurship at the Goodman School of Business.Fuller and Giddings are both set to work out of BioLinc’s facility for the next four months and will reap the benefits of a network of support that has been built up around the scholarship opportunity.Fuller is co-founder of Campus Brainiac, a web platform and mobile application that simplifies peer tutoring, which won awards at Monster Pitch and Blueprint competitions earlier this year. A new milestone in Campus Brainiac’s development is a partnership with Free the Children, which will see a percentage of each tutoring session’s proceeds donated to the charity.Giddings is working on his idea for a more ergonomic design of a consumer product and is in discussions to purchase the necessary patents and trademarks.Both will be spending their days refining their business plans while meeting regularly with an advisory committee made up of business leaders who have stepped up to offer their expertise.Fuller and Giddings are both grateful for being given this unique opportunity to spend a full four months focusing on their respective ventures.“This award is an amazing opportunity for me to be able to focus the next four months on my business idea. Without Ms. Rosati’s support, I would not have been able to dedicate the same amount of time to my business,” Giddings said. read more

How do you get shoppers to return to your store Inspire them

first_imgWHILE EVERYONE IS excited about e-commerce, shoppers still appreciate a good instore experience, it seems.A study examining behaviours and perceptions of over 1,000 Irish shoppers has shown that their feelings about grocery shopping are particularly influenced by the environment you give them when they step over the threshold.While large supermarket chains often have extensive research behind their decisions for their template stores, smaller and independent retailers do not always have that information at their fingertips.The report – the second in three from the Shopper Nation 2014 series by shopping marketing specialists Visualise – is called In-Store Experience. The demographic surveyed had a wide geographical, age, family structure and gender range: Source: Shopper Nation 2014 via Visualise.ieSome of the findings show where smaller retailers might be able to capitalise on the gap left by the larger supermarkets:Only 27% of shoppers found their main supermarket to be fun and exciting.Over two-thirds of shoppers would like for their grocery shopping to be more fun and welcoming.Shoppers had some suggestions for improving their instore experience:  – activities for kids- clear signs- better music- friendlier staff and better customer service- competitions- improve decor and add instore demos/sampling tablesRecipe and meal ideas instore would encourage them to buy more to make their meals. Retailers could do this by displaying all ingredients for one recipe together in a group, and leaving recipe leaflets to hand.The conclusion Shopper Nation comes to is that people are time-poor and appreciate help from retail outlets to address the reason why they are shopping with them. As the report says:They are on the lookout for easy solutions to shopping needs. These needs may consist of trying to prepare daily dinners for the family, organise a dinner party for friends, and create simple lunch ideas or perhaps something as simple as snacks for a night in…It is not as simple as just grouping together what appear to be complementary products and expecting shoppers to buy them both. Shopper solutions must inspire shoppers and deliver real value to them.How do you serve shopper needs? Have you trialled any new methods to keep customers coming back for a unique experience in your shop? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below…SALE! Why does this one word cause all logic to go out the window?>Are Ireland’s independent retailers a dying breed?>center_img Read the whole report here>last_img read more

Man 40s dies after being struck by van in Kerry

first_imgMan (40s) dies after being struck by van in Kerry The driver of the van – a man aged in his 50s – was uninjured. Image: Eamonn Farrell/ GARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for witnesses after a man in his 40s was killed in a road traffic incident in Kerry. The man was fatally injured when he was struck by a van on a minor road near the village of Causeway at about 8.15 pm last night. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene. The driver of the van – a man aged in his 50s – was uninjured. The dead man was removed to the mortuary at University Hospital Kerry where a post-mortem is due to be carried out. A report has been sent to the local coroner and the scene is preserved for examination by garda forensic collision investigators. Anyone with information is asked to contact Listowel Garda Station 068-50820 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111. 23,454 Views Image: Eamonn Farrell/ Share141 Tweet Email Sunday 3 Mar 2019, 9:16 AM By Cormac Fitzgerald Mar 3rd 2019, 9:16 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL 6 Comments last_img read more

Red la formule accessible de SFR

first_imgRed, la formule “accessible” de SFR12 euros par mois ! C’est le “tarif social” présenté par SFR sous une nouvelle appellation de forfait répondant au nom de Red.C’est la rentrée et les opérateurs téléphoniques se livrent à une opération séduction à coups de nouvelles offres d’abonnement. Bouygues Télécom vient de lancer B&You et Orange propose Sosh. SFR n’allait pas rester en reste. L’opérateur s’apprête donc à lancer, le 11 octobre prochain Red. Sous ce nom de guerre, quatre forfaits compris entre 12 et 34 euros. Une nouvelle offre qui viendra compléter les formules Carrées proposées il y a peu. À lire aussiLe Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini sera proposé chez SFR et Bouygues TelecomFranck Esser, le PDG d’SFR, a confié au Figaro : “nous lançons le 11 octobre notre offre “Red” : quatre forfaits, vendus uniquement sur le Web, simples, sans engagement, sans mobile subventionné, pour tous les usages (SMS, voix, data). Ils seront vendus à des prix très agressifs (12 à 34 euros) mais avec toute la qualité de service de SFR. M. Esser, précise ensuite qu’il ne s’agit pas d’une offre low-cost, Car “SFR est attaché à la qualité. Si le client a une question, il est en contact avec les conseillers en ligne de SFR. Il n’est pas obligé de se débrouiller seul sur des forums ou des sites communautaires”. On emploiera donc le terme “accessible” pour Red !Bouygues Télécom, Orange et SFR se sont donc positionnés sur le marché. Reste à savoir ce que Free prépare…Le 30 septembre 2011 à 11:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

China Sprouts FirstEver Plants on the Moons Surface

first_imgStay on target Rare Harvest Moon Will Light Up Night Sky on Friday the 13thIndia Finds Lost Vikram Lander on Moon’s Surface Greenery is coming for outer space: China’s Chang’e 4 mission seeds have become the first plants to sprout on the moon’s surface.The Chang’e 4 lander, which softly landed on the far side of the moon on Jan. 3, carried soil with cotton and potato seeds, fruit fly eggs, and yeast, BBC News reported. These tiny seeds are enclosed in a sealed container on the Chang’e 4 lander, and these crops could eventually form a self-sustaining biosphere on the moon.This seed experiment was created to test how space impacts photosynthesis and respiration. The three-kilogram container was designed by 28 Chinese educational institutions, and enabled the plants and organisms to have good air, nutrients, and water to sprout in an Earth-like environment.First in human history: A cotton seed brought to the moon by China’s Chang’e 4 probe has sprouted, the latest test photo has shown, marking the completion of humankind’s first biological experiment on the moon— People’s Daily, China (@PDChina) January 15, 2019Despite some climate challenges, such as the Moon’s changing temperatures, Chinese state media posted a picture of the cotton seeds on Tuesday, and said the seeds were sprouting. A People’s Daily tweet said the test photo, “marks the completion of humankind’s first biological experiment on the moon.”Could more veggies come to the moon soon? It’s likely in the future if all the environmental conditions are met.“We have given consideration to future survival in space,” Liu Hanlong, the seed experiment’s head professor, told the South China Morning Post. “Learning about these plants’ growth in a low-gravity environment would allow us to lay the foundation for our future establishment of space base.”More on Could Be Growing More Veggies in SpaceChina Reveals Detailed Photo of the Far Side of the MoonChina’s Yutu 2 Rover Makes Tracks on Far Side of the Moonlast_img read more

Ranieri talks about the time he was at Chelsea

first_imgThe Italian coach managed the Blues from 2000 to 2004 and for many his time there came to an unfair endItalian manager Claudio Ranieri has coached since 1986.He has been in Europe’s top leagues, with a small sting in Greece.And now, he talked to Sky Sports about his Chelsea time from 200 to 2004.“My job was to make Chelsea always high in the table, but we didn’t have so much money to spend,” he said.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I remember my third year, we didn’t sign any players. We achieved the Champions League, finished fourth in the table, and then Roman Abramovich arrived.”“I bought Frank Lampard, and I watched John Terry in the second team, and thought: ‘My God, this guy is very, very good’,” he added.“I tried to improve everything at the club, in the squad, and in the first year with Abramovich, we went around London to find the solution, to choose the training camp.”“We went around London, but for me, I said Cobham was the best solution for Chelsea. And then they started to build something, but I didn’t see it. I spoke two or three times with the architect, and then that finished,” Ranieri explained.last_img read more

Macau back in the black as GGR grows 44 in February

first_imgMacau’s casinos have quickly recovered from a slower January, with February’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) rising 4.4% year-on to MOP$25.37 billion (US$3.13 billion).The uptick comes on the back of strong visitation through Chinese New Year, which provided a welcome boost after Asia’s gaming hub experienced its first annual decline in 29 months in January, when GGR fell 5% compared to the prior year period. RelatedPosts JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner South Korea’s foreigner-only casinos see revenues grow in August Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August Load More According to analysts, the increase was built off the back of mass, estimated to have grown in the low double digits – offsetting a probable year-on-year decline in the VIP segment.Encouragingly, according to Union Gaming’s Grant Govertsen, the increasing tendency of high-end players to plan their Macau trips outside of peak holiday periods is contributing to the effect of “smoothing out what used to be sharp peaks in GGR trends as the volatility inherent in this business segment becomes less meaningful relative to when VIP accounted for ~75% of GGR vs. only ~45% today.“As such, the trends seen over the more recent holiday periods, including this CNY, are in line with our call that the traditional peak holiday periods should become less ‘peaky’ than ever on a go-forward basis.”Early predictions for March have GGR coming in at between -2% and +2% year-on-year.last_img read more

Heres why Cardi B tweeted I wish I was dead

first_imgCardi B scared the bejesus out of everyone by tweeting, “Wish I was dead” and deleting it immediately. Fans have been sharing their concern over the rapper’s health since then. With a hectic schedule that barely allows her to breathe in peace, life hasn’t been all that simple for the celebrity. Further delving into what made Cardi B say those words, a source has revealed what is really happening with her.A source told HollywoodLife, “Cardi has been on the go and working nonstop between her performances, focusing on new music, travelling, and raising Kulture [her one-year-old daughter]. She really doesn’t give herself a break very often because she’s such a hard worker and so dedicated to building her empire, and she’s harder on herself than anyone else.” Cardi B’s daughter, KultureInstagramAnother source explained, “Cardi has struggled with feelings of being overwhelmed with fame and working so hard all the time and while she knows how to cope, she’s also human and has her off days, too. As soon as Cardi tweeted what she did, she realized that it wasn’t something to take lightly and decided to delete it because she knew people would misinterpret what she said and that’s the last thing she wanted to do.”Turns out, this is not the first time that Cardi has been super real and honest about her state of mind with her fans on social media.”Oftentimes Cardi loves to be real to her fans and tell it like it is, but she then forgets the power that she holds and what her words hold. Sometimes she does [things] without thinking [whereas] she should think and then do. This was a wake-up call,” stated a source.Affirming that everything is okay with her, the source concluded, “She is in a good place and her family life and career are just as great, which is a breath of fresh air [for those] who were scared that she was in a bad place.” Cardi B with husband OffsetInstagramWell, with a booked schedule for standalone gigs as well as performances in festivals such as Veld Music Festival, Baja Beach Festival, Austin City Limits Music Festival, and so, until October 2019, it is expected that she can get quite overwhelmed.Not to mention the gearing up for the release of her upcoming film, Hustlers, which also stars Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Lili Reinhart, Constance Wu and more in pivotal roles.last_img read more

Ishak Shikdar 4 others sentenced to death for crimes against humanity

first_img.Ishak Shikdar and four other men from Patuakhali district have been sentenced to death for crimes against humanity during liberation war in 1971.The condemned convicts are Ishak Shikdar, Solaiman Mridha, Abdus Sattar Pada, Abdul Goni Hawladar and Abdul Awal alias Moulvi Awal, who are residents of different villages in sadar upazila of the district.All the five convicts are now staying in jail.A three-member International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) headed by justice Md Shahinur Islam handed down the verdict on Monday morning. The other two members of the tribunal are justice Amir Hossain and justice Abu Ahmed Jamadar.The charges of murder and rape against the five war crimes accused were proved by the tribunal.Earlier on Sunday, the tribunal fixed Monday for delivering the verdict.On 30 May, the ICT kept the verdict pending after concluding the law point arguments from both sides in the case.On 19 November, the tribunal took into cognisance the charges against them for their alleged involvement in the crimes against humanity in Patuakhali district during the war of independence in 1971.On 6 September, 2015, police arrested the five war crimes accused from different parts of sadar upazila in Patuakhali district on charges of looting, killing, torturing and arson attack during the liberation war.On 8 Mar, 2017, charges were framed against them for violating 15 biranganas, torturing 17 women and vandalising 15 houses.last_img read more

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