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India vs New Zealand, 1st T20I: Highlights

first_imgRohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan slammed a fifty each while Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel picked up two wickets apiece to guide India to a comfortable 53-run win over New Zealand in the first T20I. (Scorecard)Farewell to the man of the moment – Ashish Nehra #ThankYouAshishNehra pic.twitter.com/onuPCxU4r6- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 2017#ThankYouAshishNehra pic.twitter.com/pFqybGkFXJ- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 2017New Zealand Innings:22:21 IST: INDIA WIN BY 53 runs! Great scenes out there! It’s all about Ashish Nehra at the moment. His teammates are shaking hands and hugging him. A great bowler has called it quits. He will be happy to leave on a winning note, a win over the Kiwis, India’s first in this format. Nehra is now taking a lap of honour with the Indian players clapping behind. Thank you, Nehra! It’s an emotional moment for the local man.1st Twenty20. 18.5: J Bumrah to M Santner (20), 4 runs, 136/8 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201722:10 IST: 17.3: B Kumar to M Santner, SIX! Clears the rope this time. It’s full and around leg, Santner whips it across the line and sends it towering over square leg for a biggie. Santner having some fun at Kumar’s expense.1st Twenty20. 17.2: B Kumar to M Santner (6), 4 runs, 119/8 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201722:07 IST: 16.6: J Bumrah to Ish Sodhi, FOUR. Good delivery but it has gone for a boundary. Bumrah angles in a full length ball on off, shaping back in a shade, Sodhi tries to defend but it catches the outside edge and runs fine to third man for a boundary. Another 10-run over!advertisement16.4: WICKET! T Southee (8) is out, c MS Dhoni b Jasprit Bumrah, 111/8- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 20171st Twenty20. 15.6: Y Chahal to T Southee (4), 4 runs, 105/7 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201722:00 IST: 15.3: Y Chahal to Tom Latham, OUT! Stumped! Final nail in the coffin. A well-disguised googly by Chahal, around off and Latham dances down the track without picking the variation. He swings and ends up missing it completely. MS Dhoni doesn’t need a second invitation. India on the brink of winning their first T20I game against the Kiwis!21:57 IST: WICKET! J Bumrah to H Nicholls, OUT run out (Virat Kohli). New Zealand have lost their sixth wicket. Bull’s eye from Kohli and Nicholls is a goner! Nothing going right for New Zealand tonight. Nicholls pushes this towards mid off and takes off for what seems to be an easy single. But he took on one of the panthers in the Indian cricket team – Virat Kohli who chased the ball down like a panther tracks its prey. Picks the ball up in a flash and boom. Onto the stumps like an arrow leaves the bow. The LED bails illuminate and Nicholls continues running towards the dressing room.1st Twenty20. 14.2: J Bumrah to H Nicholls (6), 4 runs, 94/5 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201721:48 IST: Henry Nicholls walks in next. He played a handy cameo in the last ODI and is surely capable with the bat. But I’m afraid that he has too big a task ahead.21:47 IST: WICKET! 12.6: A Patel to de Grandhomme! Another one bites the dust! Patel tosses this one in the air and drops it slightly short on middle and off, de Grandhomme goes down on one knee and tries to smoke it over the leg side. But he ends up top edging it towards deep square leg. Dhawan does well to keep his eyes on the ball and catches it safely. It’s not easy out there for the fielders. 4-0-20-2, exceptional bowling by Axar!21:45 IST: WICKET! 12.4: A Patel to Tom Bruce! Bruce finds Rohit with surgical precision! Axar Patel gets his first wicket in his last over. A flighted full ball on off, Bruce kneels to slog sweep it over the leg side but fails to clear the rope. It falls straight down Rohit Sharma’s throat at deep mid-wicket. He makes no mistake and New Zealand continue to struggle.1st Twenty20. 11.2: Y Chahal to T Latham (25), 6 runs, 77/3 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201721:31 IST: WICKET! Hardik Pandya is having a dream time in international circuit. Whatever he does is producing results. He has already taken a stunning catch in the field and now has hunted down the Kiwi mainstay. New Zealand 54/3 (9.1 overs) vs India 202/3Skipper Williamson getting innovative for the BLACKCAPS. His side are 48-1 after 8 overs, chasing 203 for victory #indvnz pic.twitter.com/29vMP4d8IMadvertisement- BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 1, 201721:25 IST: 7.4: A Nehra to K Williamson, 2 runs. Dropped by Kohli! Poor Nehra, this is the second chance which has gone down off his bowling. A length ball on middle and off, Williamson tries to chip it down the ground but fails to get the desire elevation.1st Twenty20. 7.3: A Nehra to K Williamson (21), 4 runs, 44/2 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201721:21 IST: Dew break! As we saw in the first innings, the game has been stopped as the groundsmen are clearing the dew on the ground. Not sure how much those ropes help.1st Twenty20. 5.2: B Kumar to K Williamson (11), 6 runs, 30/2 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201721:09 IST: 4.3: J Bumrah to Tom Latham, EDGY FOUR! Bumrah is bowling beautifully. Delivers an outswinger to Latham, around off and the Kiwi wicketkeeper batsman is lured into the shot. He pokes at it and edges it past Dhawan at slip for a boundary.21:04 IST: WICKET! Bhuvneshwar Kumar has breached Munro’s defense with a toe-crusher. It’s an accurate delivery, right in the blockhole, Munro tries to dig it out but is late in bringing his bat down. It sneaks right through to light the stumps. Nothing much a batsman can do about that delivery. The replays show that there was some inside edge as well before it pegged the leg stump back. New Zealand 18/2 (3.4 overs) vs India 202/320:52 IST: WICKET! Stunner by Pandya! Take a bow, Superman! Chahal provides the first breakthrough but it’s more due to this miraculous piece of catching. Tossed up ball on middle, Guptill tries hammering it down the ground but fails to middle it properly. It goes straight up in the air, Hardik Pandya sprints across to his right from long off and puts in an exceptional dive to catch the ball. The crowd goes bonkers. What a catch! New Zealand 6/1 (1.3 overs) vs India 202/320:48 IST: 0.4: A Nehra to M Guptill, FOUR! Shot! All power. Nehra keeps it short and outside off, Guptill flat-bats it down the ground, past mid off and it speeds away to the fence.20:45 IST: 0.2: A Nehra to M Guptill, Wide! This time it’s short and a little too wide outside off, Guptill once again leaves it and this time it’s signalled wide by the umpire.India Innings:20.44 IST: Back for the chase! The Kiwi openers, Martin Guptill and Colin Munro stride out. It’s the man of the moment, Ashish Nehra to kickoff proceedings for India from the ‘Ashish Nehra End’. A slip in place.Innings Break! #TeamIndia 202/3 in 20 overs (Rohit 80, Dhawan 80) #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/K0cLOsw7kt- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201720.36 IST: INDIA FINISH ON 202/3! A powerful end to the innings from India. Their openers, each being given a life, set the tone for the game. Both got to their fifties and their 158-run stand laid it all for the batsmen to come. The ploy to send Hardik Pandya up the order might have failed, but then Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, especially the former, provided a late impetus to the Indian batting. 42 runs came in the last three over which saw the Men in Blue post a total past the 200-mark.advertisement20:28 IST: 19.3: Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, SIX! Now MS Dhoni is into the action, wastes no time to get going. Typical of him, he stays back to this length ball and muscles it into the mid-wicket stands for a biggie.20:27 IST: 19.1: Tim Southee to V Kohli, SIX! Oh Virat Kohli, you little beauty! My word… What a hit! Short of a length on off and Kohli charges towards it like a raging bull. He goes across the line and heaves it high and handsome over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.20.26 IST: WICKET! Rohit Sharma is dismissed! But after a lot of drama. Full ball speared across, Rohit looks to squeeze it square on the off side and there’s a noise as the ball passes the bat. Big appeal from the keeper and the bowler as they think there’s an edge. The umpire isn’t sure, so he checks it upstairs. And replays show that the noise was of the bat hitting the ground. Seemed like Rohit would survive, but then New Zealand are adamant they have their man so they review. And this time Snicko is brought into play. It shows that Sharma has edged it and he’s gone.1st Twenty20. 18.2: T Boult to V Kohli (15), 6 runs, 180/2 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201717.3: C de Grandhomme to V Kohli (7), 6 runs, 171/2 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201717.1: C de Grandhomme to RG Sharma (75), 4 runs, 164/2 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201720.11 IST: WICKET! The dangerous Pandya is gone! Ish Sodhi with his second of the over, a terrific delivery. Lands it on off and gets a lot of turn and bounce, Pandya hangs his bat to defend and the ball takes a feather behind. Latham takes it and appeals. The umpire raises his finger and the Indian all-rounder is sent back. India 158/2 (16.4 overs) vs New ZealandIndia’s record opening partnership of 158 from Rohit and Dhawan leads them to their highest T20I total against New Zealand of 202/3 #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/9qe07CjrzZ- ICC (@ICC) November 1, 201720.10 IST: WICKET! A wicket finally falls and it’s Ish Sodhi who’s provided the breakthrough. Lovely googly around off, Dhawan is down the track to hit it but it spins away from him and Latham behind the stumps takes the bails off with ease. Dhawan departs, but not before he’s played a scintillating knock. India 158/1 (16.2 overs) vs New Zealand1st Twenty20. 15.4: T Boult to S Dhawan (79), 4 runs, 155/0 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201720:05 IST: 15.3: T Boult to S Dhawan, FOUR.20:04 IST: 15.1: T Boult to R Sharma, SIX! TOP EDGED AND SIX! Think the message from the dugout is clear, either go after it or get out. Length ball on middle and leg, Sharma looks to play the scoop shot and gets a thick top edge. It’s enough as it takes it all the way over the fine leg boundary for a maximum.20:01 IST: 14.4: M Santner to R Sharma, FOUR.20:00 IST: 14.3: M Santner to R Sharma, FOUR.20:00 IST: FIFTY! 14.2: M Santner to R Sharma, SIX! Third fifty for Rohit Sharma. Slider around leg, and this is a big hit. Rohit Sharma makes room for himself and with all his might, sends it over long on for half a dozen. Pure power, that.19:57 IST: Another time out in this game. The players are taking some refreshments as the groundstaff is out working on the dew again. A lot of it out there, only going to get worse as the game progresses.19:57 IST: 13.6: Tim Southee to S Dhawan, SIX! That’s right out of the screws! What a hit, stupendous shot! Length delivery going across Dhawan, he swings his bat across the line and right from the meat of the bat, launches it into the mid-wicket stands for a maximum.FIFTY! @SDhawan25 brings up his 3rd T20I 50 #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/1Qp4dBDoEX- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201719:50 IST: 12.2: Ish Sodhi to S Dhawan, FOUR! Floated up around off, Dhawan kneels down and drags the slog sweep over mid-wicket. Clears the infield and beats the man in the deep to pick up another boundary. With this, Dhawan has now made his highest score in T20 Internationals.1st Twenty20. 12.1: I Sodhi to S Dhawan (58), 6 runs, 106/0 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201719.48 IST: FIFTY! Shikhar Dhawan slams his third fifty. Streaky way to bring it up but he’s done it anyway. Shorter around off, skidding across, Dhawan looks to put bat on ball and gets an inside edge which whiskers past the leg stump towards short fine leg. A quick single is taken to get to the milestone. India 96/0 (11.2 overs) vs New Zealand19:45 IST: 10.5: C Munro to R Sharma, FOUR! BANG! That’s right in his arc and Sharma dispatches it. Full on the stumps, it’s hammered straight back over the bowler’s head for a rocketing boundary.19:43 IST: 10.2: C Munro to R Sharma, SIX! He’s hit that with a lot of power, has enough to clear the fence. Length ball on off, Sharma just muscles this down the ground. It’s high in the air and has the distance on it this time. Easily sails into the stands for a biggie.19:39 IST: 8.6: de Grandhomme to S Dhawan, FOUR. That’s timed to perfection once more, Dhawan has been doing that all evening so far. Full and fired outside off, Dhawan drives it through the covers and beats the man in the deep.19:38 IST: 8.6: de Grandhomme to R Sharma, No ball. Another no ball, it’s slipped out again. High full outside off, Sharma gets an edge which goes past the keeper and a run is taken. The umpire has a word with Williamson, tells him probably this is the last warning. Colin won’t be taken off though, despite it being the second of the over, as it wasn’t dangerous to the batsman in any way.19:37 IST: 8.5: de Grandhomme to R Sharma, No ball! That’s a beamer! Not intentional though, it just slipped out of his hands. The dew is heavy out there. Goes right over the batsman and the keeper behind, all the way to the boundary line. Five runs in total, a Free Hit on the way now19:29 IST: So much dew that the groundsmen are out with the big rope and the Super Sopper doing its thing as well.19:27 IST: 6.4: de Grandhomme to S Dhawan, FOUR. Dhawan marches on! Fuller length ball on middle, he gets low and sweeps it through backward square leg for a boundary.19:27 IST: 6.3: de Grandhomme to R Sharma, 1 run DROPPED! Rohit Sharma is the one who gets a life this time ’round. Fuller ball around off, Rohit looks to clear long off but doesn’t get the desired distance. Right to Southee who settles under it, but it slips right through his hands. Possibly the dew playing its part already, but now both openers survive a scare. Single taken.19:26 IST: 6.2: de Grandhomme to R Sharma, Was there an edge? No, there isn’t. Back of length ball outside off and it kicks off the deck, Rohit looks to cut but just misses.1st Twenty20. 5.6: M Santner to RG Sharma (16), 4 runs, 46/0 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201719:18 IST: 4.2: Tim Southee to S Dhawan, FOUR! That’s a lazy effort from Ish Sodhi! Dhawan just places this behind point and it’s rocketing off the surface. The leggie at third man runs to his left, slides and gets his hand to it as well, but it still somehow goes under it and touches the rope. Southee is seen shaking his head, rightly disappointed with the effort.19:15 IST: 3.5: T Boult to S Dhawan, FOUR! Shot! Boult has been a little expensive so far. It’s outside off with some width on offer.19:14 IST: 3.3: T Boult to S Dhawan, FOUR! Dhawan puts away another ball delivery. It’s angling down leg on a shorter length, the left-hander pulls it away and across the fine leg fence for a boundary.1st Twenty20. 2.3: T Southee to RG Sharma (7), 6 runs, 20/0 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201719:08 IST: 1.5: T Boult to S Dhawan, 2 runs. DROPPED! You’ve got to take those at this level, should have been taken. Shikhar Dhawan is a dangerous customer and he can make you pay. Short and wide outside off, the southpaw flays it and hits it straight to Santner at point. He tries taking it over his head but can’t keep a hold of it. It goes behind and two runs are taken. Virat Kohli was dropped in the ODI series and he made them pay. Will we see the opener do the same here today? India 12/0 (1.5 overs)19:06 IST: 1.3: T Boult to S Dhawan, FOUR. Consecutive boundaries! Just what India needed after a tighy first over. Fraction straight in line, that’s all Dhawan needs as he flicks it away sweetly through backward square leg for another boundary.19:06 IST: 1.2: T Boult to S Dhawan, FOUR! Errs in line and it’s put away without any problem. Angling down the leg side, Dhawan just has to get something on it and he puts his gloves into work. It goes off them and away to the fine leg fence for a boundary.18.59 IST: Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are the Indian openers. New Zealand are beginning with the spin of Mitchell Santner.We’re all set to get underway – this is what we’re playing for! (Yes Kane is beardless) #indvnz pic.twitter.com/IUhxoi7rKJ- BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 1, 201718.55 IST: Both teams along with the officials have made their way out in the middle for the respective National Anthems.MS Dhoni is now the only player to appear in all six H2H T20Is between the two sides #IndvNZ- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 1, 2017Gud luck my bro #Ashishnehra playing his last game 2day.jus enjoy as we did in this pic aftr winning th World Cup2011. Bhangra khich @BCCI pic.twitter.com/DDkqngSNf7- Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 1, 201718.40 IST: TEAMS!India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra ChahalNew Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Tom Bruce, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish SodhiNew Zealand wins the toss. Elects to bowl first #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/g8kcmvndMw- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 2017Ashish Nehra was presented a commemorative trophy ahead of his retirement by @msdhoni and @imVkohli #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/wZBUL8agt7- ICC (@ICC) November 1, 201718.31 IST: TOSS! New Zealand win toss and opt to field vs India.Shreyas Iyer to bat at No.4, Ashish Nehra plays his final match.Proud moment for young Shreyas Iyer as he receives his T20I cap from @RaviShastriOfc #TeamIndia #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/6Men3m6ciz- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201718:25 IST: Shreyas Iyer handed his maiden international cap.All eyes on one man – Ashish Nehra #TeamIndia #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/cmsnV8isrd- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 2017Twenty20 is fun to be a part of and were exited to get into it – Colin Munro #indvnz pic.twitter.com/AGkxnIw8eb- BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 1, 2017It has been a year of mix results in Twenty20 internationals for India, who have won four of seven matches they have played while lost a game each to England, West Indies and Australia. New Zealand are the top ranked team in the world and have never lost to India in the shortest format of the game.It will be a big night for Ashish Nehra, who plays his final competitive match tonight at the Feroz Shah Kotla and the home team would be aiming to give the 38-year-old a fitting farewell.With a strong all-round and in-form team at their disposal, India will fancy their chances of improving their record against the Kiwis.While Nehra is likely to play, either of Bhuvneshwar Kumar or Jasprit Bumrah will be rested for tonight’s game.Skipper Virat Kohli, who became the fastest to complete 9000 runs in ODIs, is nearing yet another milestone. The world No.1 (1852 runs) is 38 runs away from eclipsing Tillakratane Dilshan (1889 runs) as the second highest run-getter in the format. Brendon McCullum is currently the leading run getter with 2140 runs.TEAMS:India: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Ashish Nehra (only for first game), Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, KL RahulNew Zealand: Kane Williamson (C), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.last_img read more

James Anderson queried ‘dangerous’ bowling in Brisbane

first_imgEngland paceman James Anderson raised concerns about potentially’dangerous’ short-pitched bowling at the tourists’ tail-enders duringthe first Ashes Test, but his captain Joe Root said the lower orderwould just need to learn to ‘deal with it’.Anderson said he hadspoken to umpire Marais Erasmus as Australia’s fast bowlers launched afurious pace assault during the second innings as England were skittledfor 195 on the way to a resounding 10-wicket defeat at the Gabba.”I was batting with Jake (Ball) in the second innings and he got bowledtwo short balls from (Pat) Cummins that went over the shoulder,” theveteran quick told the BBC in the leadup to the second Test at AdelaideOval, starting Saturday.”There was a third very close and wasn’t given (a no-ball) and I questioned, ‘when does it get dangerous?'”I don’t know what constitutes dangerous bowling. It’s the umpire’s personal take on it.”Marais said he was happy with it at the time. It’s down to the umpires.”Umpires can penalise the bowler with no-balls and remove them from the attackif they judge their bowling as likely to cause injury based on thebatsman’s skill level.The dangers of fast bowling wereunderlined in 2014, when Australia batsman Phillip Hughes was struck inthe neck by a short ball and died in hospital two days later at the ageof 25.Australia used short-pitched bowling to rout England’stail throughout the 5-0 whitewash in 2013/14, a tactic skipper SteveSmith said his bowlers were using as a “blueprint” for the currentseries.advertisementAfter Australia wrapped up the win at the Gabba onMonday, Smith said England’s tail could expect more of the same in theremaining four Tests of the series.Anderson’s concerns were notshared by Root, despite a Mitchell Starc short ball smashing into thecaptain’s helmet during the second innings of the Gabba Test.”I think it’s Test cricket,” Root told reporters at Adelaide Oval on Friday.”And as a lower order player against an attack like that, you’ve got toexpect traffic round that area and you’ve got to make sure you deal with it.”Root’s helmet was damaged by the Starc blow, but he swapped into a new one and went on to score 51 after having a concussion Testbefore the start of play on day four.”They played to their strengths and you can’t knock that,” the skipper added.”I think we’ve got to make sure as a lower order we’re very prepared toface a lot of balls in that area and deal with it better than we did inthat first game, simple as that.”Anderson was preparing for another pace blitz at the tail in Adelaide, the first Ashes day-night Test.”We have to plan to get a barrage, which we are doing,” the 35-year-old said.last_img read more

2nd ODI: Martin Guptill century gives New Zealand unbeatable series lead vs Bangladesh

first_imgOpener Martin Guptill made a second consecutive century to guide New Zealand to an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in the second one-day cricket international on Saturday and a 2-0 win in the three-match series.After carrying his bat for 117 in the first match which New Zealand won by eight wickets, Guptill made 118 as New Zealand – at 229 for 2 – surpassed Bangladesh’s total of 226 with almost 14 overs remaining.Guptill’s century on Saturday was the 16th of his career and his third of the summer after his 138 in the first one-day international against Sri Lanka in early January.Bangladesh was coming off an impressive series victory in the West Indies. But a single warm-up match sent them into the ODI series under-prepared and they have struggled to adapt to New Zealand conditions.Sent in to bat after losing the toss on Saturday, their top order struggled on a pitch at Hagley Oval which contained moisture under a tight-packed covering of grass. The ball seamed a little and the Bangladesh batsmen struggled to cope.Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza hoped his batsmen could survive the threat of the new ball, then hit out later in their innings and set New Zealand a challenging total.While Bangladesh was reduced to 5 for 93 in the 21st over after a slow beginning, it began to hit out strongly in the second half of its innings.Mohammed Mithun, who top-scored with 57, put on 75 for the sixth wicket with Sabbir Rahman (43) and at 168 for 5 in the 35th over, Bangladesh was in a good position to launch. But the lower order faltered and the last five wickets added only 58 runs, with the last wicket falling with two balls to spare.advertisementWhen New Zealand batted, Guptill and Henry Nicholls quickly asserted the host’s dominance, taking 23 runs from the first three overs.Nicholls fell with the total 45 but when Guptill was out for 118 in the 29th over, New Zealand was 188 for 2 and coasting to victory.Kane Williamson completed his 37th one-day international half century and was 65 not out at the end, hitting a boundary for the winning runs, while Ross Taylor was 21 not out. He put on 143 for the second wicket with Guptill to put the win beyond doubt.”Another clinical performance for us is what we’re wanting,” Williamson said. “I thought the lads in the first half with the ball in hand were outstanding.”last_img read more

10 months ago​Newcastle line up move for AC Milan left-back Laxalt

first_img​Newcastle line up move for AC Milan left-back Laxaltby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United are interested in signing AC Milan left back Diego Laxalt.According to Calcio Mercato, the Uruguayan is out of favour at the Italian club.While he would rather earn his place back in Gennaro Gattuso’s team, it is possible he will leave on a loan for the rest of the season.It is no secret that Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez wants to strengthen his squad as they attempt to stay in the Premier League this season.The 25-year-old has only started four Serie A games this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

24 days agoReal Madrid boss Zidane insists he can’t afford to rest Ramos

first_imgReal Madrid boss Zidane insists he can’t afford to rest Ramosby Carlos Volcano24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says he can’t afford to rest Sergio Ramos.Real meet Club Brugge in the Champions League tonight.Zidane said of his captain: “It’s not that I don’t have a replacement because I can play others there, but Sergio is Sergio. He’s our leader, our captain. I can’t imagine him not here. It’s true that from time to time he needs to rest but not now.”On Karim Benzema, he added: “The Champions League is a very special competition for him and for everyone. When we see the trophy room, we know that we are the team with the most European Cups. We know Karim’s quality. What I like most about him is that he is a different player. I see a responsible, more mature player and that makes a difference.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Saina Nehwal wins Indonesia Masters 2019 after Carolina Marin retires with injury

first_imgSaina Nehwal wins Indonesia Masters 2019 after Carolina Marin retires with injurySaina Nehwal walked away with the women’s singles title at the 2019 Indonesia Masters after Carolina Marin pulled out with an knee injury mid-way through the first gameadvertisement Next India Today Web Desk JakartaJanuary 27, 2019UPDATED: January 27, 2019 15:57 IST Indonesia Masters 2019: Saina Nehwal won the women’s singles final after Carolina Marin retired hurt (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSaina Nehwal won her first BWF title in two years at the Indonesian MastersCarolina Marin was forced to retire hurt after injuring her knee during the gameMarin was leading 10-4 when she landed awkwardly and was forced to quit the matchWorld number nine Saina Nehwal was crowned the women’s singles champion at the Indonesia Masters Super 500 tournament on Sunday after Carolina Marin pulled out of the much-anticipated final with an injury midway during the first game.Carolina Marin, the reigning Olympic and world champion, started the match on a high as she seized the early initiative at the Istora with her pace and power. Saina Nehwal was seemingly clueless as the Spaniard race to a 8-2 lead.However, in a heartbreaking moment, Marin winced in pain after landing awkwardly while attempting a smash. She fell on the ground and was in tears unable to bear the pain.Saina Nehwal vs Carolina Marin, Indonesia Masters 2019 women’s single final: HighlightsA spirited Marin tried to carry on and even won a point after the injury, which proved decisive in the end. With her eyes welling up in disappointment and frustration, Marin finally decided to withdraw from the match when she was leading 10-4.DAIHATSU Indonesia Masters 2019 | WS – F – HIGHLIGHTS #badminton #HSBCBWFbadminton pic.twitter.com/ysrX7AwvlZBWF (@bwfmedia) January 27, 2019″It is important year for all of us. This was not good at all. She is a tough competitor, she started off well and it is unfortunate what happened today,” said Saina, who last won a BWF title in 2017 in Malaysia.It is a creditable performance for the Indian, who had suffered a shin injury late last year. “I just came out of injury. I played this events to see how good is this. and I’m happy I could play the semifinals at Malaysia and final here. Looking forward to get back to shape and play next tournament,” she said.advertisement”I have been getting injured in the last few years. I always try to come back stronger, there is no secret. I want to thank physios and coaches who are supporting me a lot.”Saina had won a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, a bronze at the Asian Games, besides reaching finals at the Denmark, Indonesia Masters and Syed Modi International.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Saina NehwalFollow Carolina MarinFollow Marin injuryFollow Indonesia Masters 2019Follow Indonesia MastersFollow badminton FinalFollow Women’s singles finallast_img read more

MacKenzie Porter About You

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Facebook MacKenzie Porter- “About You” (Big Loud Records): This country singer/songwriter from Western Canada is now kicking up her bootheels in Music City to fine effect.She is the first Canadian signing to top Nashville-based label Big Loud Records, and this is the first project that the label is focusing on north of the border. This new cut (out today) is produced by hitmaker Joey Moi (Florida Georgia Line, Dallas Smith, Nickelback), and suggests Big Loud has backed a winner.On this track, Porter displays a supple and convincing vocal style, while the lyrical content is subtly subversive. It begins by stressing that this is not just another of those feel-good party songs that dominate the country genre these days. “It ain’t about turn it up to 10, a party for your friends, it’s about lessons learned and getting what you deserve,” she declares, in what emerges as a post-break-up song. Moi adds the big production sound he specialises in, making this a radio-friendly contender. Login/Register With:center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Canadian wireless carriers begin presales for BlackBerry 10 model with keyboard

by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 9, 2013 10:08 am MDT Canadian wireless carriers begin presales for BlackBerry 10 model with keyboard TORONTO – Loyal Canadian BlackBerry users who refuse to give up their keypad will finally have a chance to upgrade to a newer version starting this week.A number of retailers and wireless carriers across the country began accepting presales for the BlackBerry Q10 physical keypad smartphone on Tuesday. The device is expected to arrive in stores by the end of the month.The new model, which sports both a keypad and a touchscreen, has been highly anticipated by some longtime BlackBerry fans.Both Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) and Telus (TSE:T) say presales are underway for the device, but neither would provide a date for when the Q10 would be available. Bell (TSX:BCE) will begin preorders on April 19, the company said.All three companies are selling the phone on a three-year contract for $199.99. Telus and Bell said they will sell the phone without a contract for $700.Rogers will sell the phone for $649.99 without a contract, and will be the only Canadian carrier that offers the BlackBerry Q10 in a white version, as well as the more common black model.Retailers Best Buy and Future Shop said they are also taking preorders at its stores.When the Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone maker revealed its new phones in January, several analysts were critical of BlackBerry’s decision to stagger the release of the touchscreen and keypad versions.Earlier this week, presales for the BlackBerry Q10 began in the U.K. at Carphone Warehouse and Phones4u.The timeframe for a U.S. release hasn’t been announced, though it’s expected sometime in May or June. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Thousands of retired soldiers protest through London over charging of Soldier F

The ride turned at Trafalgar Square to go down The Mall and past Buckingham Palace. Tourists ignored the Guardsmen outside and shifted their attention to the mass of leather and snarling exhausts heading up Constitution Hill (although The Telegraph can confirm not one of the soldiers fidgeted whilst they were temporarily ignored).At Hyde Park corner groups began to peel off and the ride started to disperse.A bewildered Deliveroo take-away scooter rider, that had somehow become enmeshed in the procession, tried to nudge his way through the swarming pack of Harleys; maroon lions circling a startled deer. Harry Wragg, the organiser of the protest, doubts Soldier F will get a fair trial and envisages many such actions to come. “I think you’ll get a lot more of this,” he said, “and future veterans will lose faith.“Its alright calling out the troops in times of need, but then as soon as it’s over they’re quite happy to prosecute you.” Rolling Thunder heads through central London. April 12, 2019.Credit:Anthony Upton Then on again, into a crowded Parliament Square, crowds thronging the footpath and spilling into the road.Dennis Hutchings, 77, from Cawsand, Cornwall, another veteran due to be tried for murder over events in Northern Ireland two years after Bloody Sunday, saluted as the riders turned up Whitehall towards Downing Street.Lewis Enriquez, 67, from Clapham, whose brother Ellio was injured in the British Army, was on another Harley Davidson. He said it was important to support the veterans as they did a “brilliant job” during their service. Thousands of retired soldiers descended on Parliament on motorbikes to protest at the decision to charge Soldier F over Bloody Sunday.Around 8,000 riders snaked through central London in an organised go-slow protest. Park Lane, one of the busiest roads in the capital, was closed to allow the bikers to form up.Traffic was brought to a halt around Parliament Square and on Westminster and Vauxhall Bridges as the protesters, engines revving constantly, slowly made their way through the city.Soldier F, a former paratrooper in his 70s, is the only soldier being prosecuted over Bloody Sunday. He has been charged with two murders and four attempted murders during the events which took place on January 30, 1972.The show of support, dubbed Rolling Thunder, was arranged mostly on Facebook. Riders started to arrive from 10 o’clock in the morning. Rolling Thunder was thought to have attracted around 8,000 riders. April 12, 2019. A member of the Rolling Thunder ride in support of Soldier F.Credit:Anthony Upton Dion ‘Cass’ Cassidy, from North Wales, said Soldier F did not deserve to be persecuted for doing his job.“Something’s got to be done and we want justice, we want to be heard.“He’s 77 years old, he’s done his time. He can’t be persecuted now, 48 years after. It’s wrong, totally wrong.” A member of the Rolling Thunder ride in support of Soldier F. Dean Cumberpatch, from Lincolnshire, said “it’s a travesty that the government are charging veterans so long after their service”.Another Harley rider, Gavin, from Wolverhampton, agreed and said Soldier F was being used as a scapegoat. “You can’t be given instructions to do something and then be told 40 years later, ‘no that’s wrong’,” he said. “It’s ridiculous.”The riders were a mostly mature bunch; in years if not temperament (one patch read ‘I ride too fast to worry about cholesterol’). Some seemed as old as the Royal Enfield bikes beneath them.Many wore embroidered salutes to fallen friends: Jackie, Alan, The Hog. Some displayed their affiliations: to the All Arms Veterans, or the Meridian Chapter among others.Rolling Thunder drifted past Lambeth Palace, sirens and horns startling the smokers outside St Thomas’ hospital.The volume went up outside Parliament. The police marshals, at the head of the procession, allowed the ride to halt briefly outside the Palace of Westminster. British democratic freedom to protest in action. There was much revving of engines and one inhabitant – an MP perhaps, able to influence things? – leaned out of an upstairs window taking pictures. By one o’clock in the afternoon thousands of bikes had taken over the closed south-bound carriageway of Park Lane, adjacent to Hyde Park. Engines were growling and the riders were keen to get going.The head marshal for the event, JT, a former Regimental Sergeant Major in 2 PARA, was striding around with a megaphone, announcing the time of departure.“Half past!” he boomed. “That’s thirteen-thirty hours for the army, just after lunch for the Navy!”  Flags and posters were in abundance, with many Union Jacks and regimental crests on display. Mostly though, the banners consisted of a maroon flag with sky blue Parachute Regiment crest and slogan: ‘I stand with Soldier F’.In a roar, the Rolling Thunder protest started. The Telegraph stuck out a thumb and managed to jump on with Dion Cassidy, astride his Harley Davidson Greycoat.Onlookers were mostly supportive, with many filming the ride on mobile phones. A few had fingers in ears or hands over mouths to protect against the fug of exhaust fumes that drifted slowly through Victoria and over Vauxhall Bridge. Rolling Thunder heads through central London. April 12, 2019. A group of climate change protesters from the ‘Youth Strike 4 Climate’ demonstration, that had just finished in Parliament Square, stared aghast as mirrored exhaust pipes belched smoke. The ‘Rolling Thunder’ Motorbike protest through central London in support of Soldier F. April 12, 2019. Credit:Anthony Upton The 'Rolling Thunder' Motorbike protest through central London in support of Soldier F. April 12, 2019.  Rolling Thunder was thought to have attracted around 8,000 riders. April 12, 2019.Credit:Anthony Upton Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

It very well could be worse Lucky escape for passengers on flight

first_img Source: Lenny Curry/Twitter Share21 Tweet Email1 Short URL Image: AP/PA Images https://jrnl.ie/4619833 26 Comments 39,098 Views Source: Jax Sheriff’s Office/Twitter Saturday 4 May 2019, 11:45 AM Boeing said it was aware of the incident and gathering information.The plane involved was a Boeing 737-800, in operation for 18 years, according to website FlightRadar24.Boeing is under scrutiny following two crashes that killed over 340 passengers and crew and grounded its newer 737 MAX planes worldwide.Both a Lion Air crash in Indonesia in October, and March’s Ethiopian Airlines crash outside Addis Ababa, occurred shortly after takeoff.With reporting from AFP – © – AFP 2019 A BOEING 737 plane skidded off a runway and into a river after crash-landing during a lightning storm in Florida yesterday, officials said. The plane carrying 143 people, including crew from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, slammed into shallow waters next to a naval air station in Jacksonville after a hard landing that saw the plane bounce and swerve down the runway, passengers said.No fatalities or critical injuries were reported and passengers evacuated the plane from the wings.“As we went down … the plane bounced and screeched, and bounced more and lifted to the right, and then it lifted to the left,” one passenger told CNN.“And then it sort of swerved and then it came to a complete crash stop,” she said. Some oxygen masks deployed and overhead lockers flew open during the landing, she added. Some 21 adults were taken to local hospitals but no one was critically injured, Jacksonville sheriff’s office said on Twitter. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article May 4th 2019, 11:46 AM Image: AP/PA Images Others were treated for minor injuries at the scene. Naval Air Station Jacksonville said in a statement that all 136 passengers and seven aircrew on board had been accounted for.Captain Michael Connor, commanding officer at NAS Jacksonville, told a news conference it was a “miracle” no more serious injuries or fatalities had occurred.“We could be talking about a different story this evening, so I think there’s a lot to say about, you know, the professionalism of the folks that helped the passengers off the airplane … it very well could be worse,” he said.The National Transportation Safety Board said a team was being sent to investigate the incident. Navy security and emergency response personnel including some 90 firefighters attended the scene.Jacksonville mayor Lenny Curry tweeted that the White House had called to offer assistance as the situation was developing. “All alive and accounted for. Our Fire and Rescue teams are family to all,” said Curry. By Conor McCrave We have a commercial plane down on the river. I’ve been briefed by our Fire and Rescue. They are on the scene. While they work please pray.— Lenny Curry (@lennycurry) May 4, 2019 ‘It very well could be worse’: Lucky escape for passengers on flight which crashed into Florida river ‘It sort of swerved and then it came to a complete crash stop’ a passenger said. Statement from @NASJax_ reference the airplane incident in the St. Johns River. pic.twitter.com/DkfMDSavM2— Jax Sheriff’s Office (@JSOPIO) May 4, 2019last_img read more

It makes you feel proud More than 1500 frontline workers to march

first_img Short URL IRISH EMERGENCY AND security workers are getting ready to celebrate their second National Services Day with a parade and concert in Dublin.Last year Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced that the first Saturday in September every year will celebrate Irish frontline workers so they can get the public recognition “they so rightly deserve.”Previously, members of frontline services had been arranging their own parade, but groups came to the government in 2018 to ask for the day to be officially recognised.An estimated 1,500 emergency service workers will take part in this year’s parade, which kicks off at 12 noon on Saturday 7 September. The parade will leave Parnell Square in Dublin city centre and make its way down O’Connell Street and over O’Connell Bridge.It will then go onto Westmoreland Street before going up Dame Street and into Dublin Castle.Legendary GAA commentator Michaéal Ó Muircheartaigh will be Grand Marshall.A special concert this Saturday 31 August at the National Concert Hall will feature choirs and bands from various services. Jack Lukeman is among the special guest performers. Speaking at a media briefing today in Dublin Castle, Health Minister Simon Harris said the day was to “show our gratitude to our emergency and security services… the people that go to work every day to keep us safe, to keep us secure, and help us when we’re in need”. Minister Simon Harris said the day was a chance for the public to show their gratitude to emergency services. Source: Sam BoalCiarán Byrne, who has been a paramedic in the National Ambulance Service for 20 years, said the day demonstrates how all the different emergency organisations can come together in a crisis. 13 Comments Georgia Quarrell (6) from Melbourne, Australia with Shannon the Irish Wolf Hound and handler David Dickson. Image: Sam Boal 12,780 Views ‘It makes you feel proud’: More than 1,500 frontline workers to march in National Services Day parade National Services Day, which honours emergency workers, will take place on 7 Sept. Georgia Quarrell (6) from Melbourne, Australia with Shannon the Irish Wolf Hound and handler David Dickson. Image: Sam Boal Share66 Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/4784081 By Andrew Roberts Aug 27th 2019, 5:06 PM With the heavy storms and heavy snow the joint voluntary services joined in together with the front line services and really helped out and enabled us to get to places we wouldn’t have been able to reach otherwise.He said for all the services to come together on a single day and for them to be recognised, “it’s very worthwhile and makes you feel proud”.Each of the services will display their specialist equipment and formation drills for the general public on the day of the parade at Dublin Castle.It was estimated that 20,000 people attended the event in Dublin Castle last year. Check out the website to find out more. Tuesday 27 Aug 2019, 5:06 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe president

first_imgZimbabwe president Robert Mugabe speaks at a news conference at State House in Harare, Zimbabwe 19 April , 2000. Photo: ReutersRobert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday a week after the army and his former political allies moved against him, ending four decades of rule by a man who turned from independence hero to archetypal African strongman.The 93-year-old had clung on for a week after an army takeover and expulsion from his own ruling ZANU-PF party, but resigned shortly after parliament began an impeachment process seen as the only legal way to force him out.Wild celebrations broke out at a joint sitting of parliament when Speaker Jacob Mudenda announced Mugabe’s resignation and suspended the impeachment procedure.People danced and car horns blared on the streets of Harare at news that the era of Mugabe – who has led Zimbabwe since independence in 1980 – was finally over.Some people held posters of Zimbabwean army chief General Constantino Chiwenga and former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose sacking this month triggered the military takeover that forced Mugabe to resign.Mugabe is the only leader Zimbabwe has known since a guerrilla struggle ended white-minority rule in the former Rhodesia.During his reign, he took the once-rich country to economic ruin and kept his grip on power through repression of opponents, although he styled himself as the Grand Man of African politics and kept the admiration of many people across Africa.The army seized power after Mugabe sacked Mnangagwa, ZANU-PF’s favourite to succeed him, to smooth a path to the presidency for his wife Grace, 52, known to her critics as “Gucci Grace” for her reputed fondness for luxury shopping.But Mugabe refused to resign, prompting the impeachment procedure which would have been the only legal was to force him out.Mnangagwa, whose whereabouts are unknown after fleeing the country in fear for his safety, is expected to take over as president.A former security chief known as The Crocodile, he was a key lieutenant to Mugabe for decades and stands accused of participating in repression against Zimbabweans who challenged the leader.Reuters reported in September that Mnangagwa was plotting to succeed Mugabe, with army backing, at the helm of a broad coalition. The plot posited an interim unity government with international blessing to allow for Zimbabwe’s re-engagement with the world after decades of isolation from global lenders and donors.Mugabe led Zimbabwe’s liberation war and is hailed as one of post-colonial Africa’s founding fathers and a staunch supporter of the drive to free neighbouring South Africa from apartheid in 1994.But many say he has damaged Zimbabwe’s economy, democracy and judiciary by staying in power for too long and has used violence to crush perceived political opponents. The country faces a foreign exchange payments crisis and roaring inflation.Since the crisis began, Mugabe has been mainly confined to his “Blue Roof” mansion in the capital where Grace is also believed to be.last_img read more

Before the Big Bang A Twin Universe

first_imgThe new study suggests that the universe that came before our own universe was its identical twin. Image credit: NASA and ESA. Satellites assisting look into hurricanes Until very recently, asking what happened at or before the Big Bang was considered by physicists to be a religious question. General relativity theory just doesn’t go there – at T=0, it spews out zeros, infinities, and errors – and so the question didn’t make sense from a scientific view. Explore further That means that our universe today, roughly 13.7 billion years after the bounce, would share many of the same properties of the pre-bounce universe at 13.7 billion years before the bounce. In a sense, our universe has a mirror image of itself, with the Big Bang (or bounce) as the line of symmetry. “In the universe before the bounce, all the general features will be the same,” said Singh. “It will follow the same dynamical equations, the Einstein’s equations when the universe is large. Our model predicts that this happens when the universe becomes of the order 100 times larger than the Planck size. Further, the matter content will be the same, and it will have the same evolution. Since the pre-bounce universe is contracting, it will look as if we were looking at ours backward in time.”Specifically, Corichi and Singh calculate that the change in relative fluctuations across the bounce is less than 10-56, a number which becomes even smaller for universes that grow larger than 1 megaparsec (our universe is somewhere between 3,000 and 6,000 megaparsecs). As the researchers explain, having an identical twin universe would not necessarily mean that every single feature of both universes would be identical. For instance, it doesn’t imply that there was another you that existed at some point, a person who has already lived your life. “If one were able to look at certain microscopic properties with a very strong microscope – a very high-energy experiment probing the Planck scale – one might see differences in some quantities, just as one might see that twins have different fingerprints or one has a mole and the other does not, or a different DNA,” Singh said.As Singh explained, there are still many questions regarding the details of the possible pre-bounce universe. “The biggest question is whether these features survive when we consider more complex situations,” he said. “For example, one would like to know whether some structures present in the previous universe – like galaxies – will leave some imprint in the new expanding one that will give rise to identical structure or just ‘similar.’ For instance, it could happen that, in the previous universe, galaxies formed in a different way, so one might have a different distribution of galaxies on the other side. We will be able to answer this question when we understand these models.” Ultimately, Corichi and Singh’s model might even tell us what a future universe would look like. Depending on how fast our present universe is accelerating – which will ultimately determine its fate – there’s a possibility that a generalization of the model would predict a re-collapse of our own universe.“Such a universe will have many bounces from one branch to another,” Singh said. “It is also possible that universes in different branches will be identical.”More information: Corichi, Alejandro, and Singh, Parampreet. “Quantum bounce and cosmic recall.” Arxiv:0710.4543v2. Accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters.Copyright 2008 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com.center_img But in the past few years, a new theory called Loop Quantum Gravity (LQG) has emerged. The theory suggests the possibility of a “quantum bounce,” where our universe stems from the collapse of a previous universe. Yet what that previous universe looked like was still beyond answering.Now, physicists Alejandro Corichi from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Parampreet Singh from the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Ontario have developed a simplified LQG model that gives an intriguing answer: a pre-Big Bang universe might have looked a lot like ours. Their study will appear in an upcoming issue of Physical Review Letters.“The significance of this concept is that it answers what happened to the universe before the Big Bang,” Singh told PhysOrg.com. “It has remained a mystery, for models that could resolve the Big Bang singularity, whether it is a quantum foam or a classical space-time on the other side. For instance, if it were a quantum foam, we could not speak about a space-time, a notion of time, etc. Our study shows that the universe on the other side is very classical as ours.”The finding builds on previous research, with some important differences. Last year, Penn State physicist Martin Bojowald used a simplified version of LQG to show that a universe “on the other side” of the bounce could have existed. However, although that model produced valid math, no observations of our current universe could have lead to any understanding of the state of the pre-bounce universe, as nothing was preserved across the bounce. Bojowald described this as a sort of “cosmic amnesia.”But Corichi and Singh have modified the simplified LQG theory further by approximating a key equation called the quantum constraint. Using their version, called sLQG, the researchers show that the relative fluctuations of volume and momentum in the pre-bounce universe are conserved across the bounce. “This means that the twin universe will have the same laws of physics and, in particular, the same notion of time as in ours,” Singh said. “The laws of physics will not change because the evolution is always unitary, which is the nicest way a quantum system can evolve. In our analogy, it will look identical to its twin when seen from afar; one could not distinguish them.” Citation: Before the Big Bang: A Twin Universe? (2008, April 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-04-big-twin-universe.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

NGT slams DTC notice to Tata Ashok Leyland

first_imgThe National Green Tribunal on Monday flayed Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) for running its air conditioned buses without passengers for a major part of the day.Irked at improper maintenance of the DTC buses, the green panel also issued notice to the Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland, which supply buses, and directed their senior-most official to be present on next date of hearing.“Unfortunately, we also live in Delhi. Your huge buses ply empty for at least five hours a day. Have you rationalised on this aspect? It is shocking that nobody listens in DTC. Your buses are more than overcrowded. Also Read – Man arrested for making hoax call at IGI airport“We are thinking about afternoon when most of your AC buses, which have a capacity of 60, are empty. After 9.30 pm most of your buses which go to airport have only one or two passengers. You are wasting government revenue, creating traffic chaos and causing environmental pollution,” a Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said. The Tribunal’s observation came after DTC MD, who was present in pursuance to the green panel’s notice, told the bench that rationalisation and assessment of bus routes was an ongoing process. Favouring small size buses during lean traffic period, the Tribunal said: “You should change your buses when traffic is lean and ply buses which are smaller in size. We are not asking you to stop the bus service rather you should change the size of bus. Also Read – Disqualified AAP MLA Kapil Mishra, women’s wing chief join BJP“Do you know the cost of running these buses? How many buses have you tested for noise? What do you test the buses for? Have you ever seen a single bus which does not make horrible noise? Their noise is annoying. if anyone is behind that bus he will get mad within no time.” The Tribunal directed DTC to carry out a study to bring base line data, rationalisation of bus routes and details about maintenance of DTC buses “which is not farce”.“We don’t want great thesis. Give us a specific reply,” it said. The Bench also asked DTC officials to apply minds into the design of buses.last_img read more

The Arizona Cardinals will be without the services

first_imgThe Arizona Cardinals will be without the services of running back Ryan Williams on Sunday, head coach Ken Whisenhunt said.Whiz said Williams could play if he wanted to on Tuesday, but announced Friday that the running back would continue to work on his fitness.“Ryan’s not going to play,” Whisenhunt said. “We said all along that we were going to be conservative with that and I think he really pushed it hard this week, especially Wednesday night, and he’s got a little bit of soreness, so I don’t want to risk it.” Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’center_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Williams ruptured his patellar tendon in his right knee in a preseason game last season against the Green Bay Packers and has been working to get back to full health ever since.“I’m still anxious at the same time because I haven’t played a game in a while, but I’m not because I want to make sure I’m completely comfortable, and going to be comfortable with myself,” Williams said after practice Tuesday. The running back out of Virginia Tech has not seen a minute of playing time in the regular NFL season yet.The Cardinals open their preseason on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints in the Hall of Fame Game.Arizona Sports 620’s Kyndra de St. Aubin contributed to this report. 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more

Actors Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle are shown in

first_img Actors Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle are shown in a scene from the film “On Chesil Beach” in this undated handout photo. Saoirse Ronan is taking a bit of a break. On the heels of the success of the coming-of-age dramedy “Lady Bird,” which earned her a best-actress Oscar nomination for playing the teenage protagonist, the Irish star says she’s doing press for the new films “On Chesil Beach” and “The Seagull” and then taking the summer off. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Elevation Pictures TORONTO – Saoirse Ronan is taking a bit of a break.On the heels of the success of the coming-of-age dramedy “Lady Bird,” which earned her a third Oscar nomination, the Irish star says she’s doing press for the new films “On Chesil Beach” and “The Seagull” and then taking the summer off.“You have to reset after all of that,” Ronan said in a recent phone interview, referring to the whirlwind ride with “Lady Bird,” which got five Academy Award nominations in total.“It was brilliant — God, it was such an amazing time and it’s only just happened, so it’s still very fresh for people, which is great. And I love having people come up to me and tell me how much they loved it and why they loved it and what they were able to relate to in the film.“But … it’s like six months of chatting about one film, so you do need a break away…. You go through these stages of being very, very boring and having nothing to talk about after you do a press junket like that, because you’ve been talking so much, and then you sort of reset and then you’re back to normal.“So it’s definitely important for me to do that before I go back to work.”Opening Friday in Toronto and the rest of Canada on June 1, “On Chesil Beach” is a tragic romance directed by Dominic Cooke and based on the Booker Prize-shortlisted novel by Ian McEwan, who also wrote the screenplay.Ronan and Billy Howle star as newlyweds whose different backgrounds and poor communication skills result in a disastrous honeymoon in England in the summer of 1962.This is Ronan’s second time working with McEwan after 2007’s “Atonement,” which also earned her an Oscar nomination.“He was a big part of me having such a special experience at such an early age, and so I had always stayed in touch with him and wanted to do something else together,” said the 24-year-old.“Then when I was about 16 I heard that they wanted to turn ‘On Chesil Beach’ into a film and I wasn’t the right age.”Luckily it took a few years to develop.“I was trying to find something that would be like a transitional role from children’s roles to more of a grown-up role, and that had always been something that I had had my eye on to serve that purpose,” Ronan said.“As well as it just being a story that I loved and was heartbroken by, and it was written by someone that I knew personally. So it always seemed like it was the right thing to be involved in.”Another project Ronan has been following for several years: the upcoming “Mary Queen of Scots,” which she signed on for at age 18.“I really believed in telling her story,” she said. “It’s so fascinating what happened to her, and heartbreaking.“She had a great deal of humanity to her, which I think you don’t really see with a lot of rulers or certainly portrayal of rulers around that time.”That film is slated to open in the winter — after Ronan’s summertime reset.“I’m just going to go on loads of holidays, go to loads of different beaches and get a bit of a suntan and eat loads of lovely food, and just travel basically and find the next thing to do,” she said.“But it is lovely to have the time to do it and to be afforded the time to really pick what the right next thing should be and not feel rushed into it.” Saoirse Ronan follows up ‘Lady Bird’ with ‘On Chesil Beach’ – and the real beachcenter_img by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted May 23, 2018 8:59 am PDT Last Updated May 23, 2018 at 12:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

Rock trio The Record Company is back but not much

first_imgRock trio The Record Company is back but not much changed This image released by Concord Records shows, from left, Marc Cazorla, Chris Vos and Alex Stiff of The Record Company. The band’s latest album, “All Of This Life,” releases on June 22. (Jen Rosenstein/Concord Records via AP) by Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Jun 18, 2018 7:49 am PDT Last Updated Jun 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Nowhere is there a better sign of how far the rock trio The Record Company has come than in the difference between where the group recorded its first and second albums.The trio made its debut in the bassist’s unassuming living room in Los Feliz, a hillside neighbourhood near Hollywood. The band had to contend with barking dogs, neighbours unhappy with the sound of crashing cymbals and even the mailman’s daily interruption.The second was recorded at Boulevard Recording, a studio on Sunset Boulevard where rock’s royalty has worked, including Ringo Starr, Carly Simon, Billy Preston, Art Garfunkel and Alice Cooper. Steely Dan did most of the basic tracking for “Gaucho” there. It was where Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” was finished and mixed.But if you expect the massive studio upgrade to have made the trio now frighteningly pretentious, you’d be out of luck. Guitarist and lead singer Chris Vos, bassist Alex Stiff and drummer Marc Cazorla are as down-to-earth as their blues-based rock is honest.“We’re still dudes, you know?” says Cazorla with a laugh. “We’re still the guys psyched to get assigned Group A boarding on Southwest Airlines. It’s like, ‘Cool, I get a window seat.’”The Record Company is back this month with its sophomore album, “All of This Life,” which continues its spare and heady mix of rock, roots and blues, one both respectful of the past and yet fresh sounding. The first single, “Life to Fix,” has reached No. 2 on the Billboard Adult Alternative chart.“We wanted to take a leap lyrically, musically, sonically. We wanted to have that natural evolution,” says Stiff. “It really was us challenging ourselves to come up with the best songs that we could.”Expectations are high after the band earned a Grammy nomination for its first album, were invited to tour with John Mayer and got its songs used in commercials for Coors Light, Subaru and Miller Lite, as well as shows like Showtime’s “Shameless,” ABC’s “Nashville” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”One of the new songs, “Goodbye to the Hard Life,” might appear to be the band bidding farewell to the grind of touring and struggling, but it’s actually about hitting rock bottom.“It is funny that you could construe it as, you know, ‘Oh, we’re now on yachts now.’ It’s not quite that,” says Stiff, who notes the band is currently staying at a Hampton Inn a few blocks from the Holland Tunnel, hardly glamorous.Voss explains that the song is really about letting go of addiction, or bad love or self-doubt: “You’re saying, ‘I’m done. I’m evolving. I’m moving on,’” he says. “Once you say, ‘This is over,’ the clouds part and you realize that you were very much in control of your destiny.”The members of The Record Company came together as friends before they became bandmates. Vos, who grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, moved to Los Angeles in 2010 and met Stiff and Cazorla, who had been in a bunch of failed bands together.The trio hung out for a year until one day they were inspired to jam while listening to the John Lee Hooker-Canned Heat album “Hooker N’ Heat.” Within days, they recorded some songs in Stiff’s living room. It was such a makeshift setup that Stiff was mostly in a hallway because his headphone cord didn’t reach far enough. Nevertheless, they made magic.“It sounded like something right away. That very first day, we sat on my patio and I cranked the volume up,” says Stiff. “So we had a good starting place and, from there, it was up to us to work hard at it.”Part of their success is due to a demand to make sure whatever they did could be reproduced live and that they decided to challenge themselves with their choices of instrument. (Cazorla was normally on keys, Stiff was a usually a guitarist.)Naming the band was a little harder. The threesome soon had four or five songs but no identity yet, a fact that was beginning to wear on them. Inspiration finally came to Stiff.“I was taking a nap with my dog and I woke up in a daze and I just said to myself, ‘You’re going to get the name. You’re going to get it right now.’ And the words ‘The Record Company’ popped into my head. It’s very weird,” he says.Stiff quickly checked to see if it had been taken by someone. It hadn’t. “It’s so right in front of you but nobody pinpointed that that could be a band name,” he says.They think it fits them. They don’t want to be a singles band and they don’t apologize for sounding old- fashioned. They still like putting on a Rolling Stones record and soaking it all in.“The focus isn’t ‘Listen to how sweet this guitar solo is.’ It’s ‘Listen to this song. Listen to the vibe of this thing,’” says Vos. “We kind of all shared that from Day One.”___Mark Kennedy is at http://twitter.com/KennedyTwitslast_img read more

Afrika suspected attackers detained for one month pending trial

first_imgSix suspected attackers of Afrika daily and the Turkish Cypriot ‘parliament’ were detained on Tuesday for one month pending trial.Police were looking for nine others in relation to the events, the court head. The jailed six were named as Umit Tas, Ahmet Turkmen, Bayram Ak, Mehmet Ipek, Oktay Guney and Abdulhadi Dogan.A group of angry demonstrators on January 22 attacked Afrika after the daily likened Turkey’s Afrin operation in northern Syria to Ankara’s occupation of the north. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan had called on his “brothers” in north Cyprus “to give the necessary response”.Protesters threw rocks and eggs at the building smashing windows and brought the newspaper’s sign down causing significant damage.Afrika and many politicians in the north said the aim of some of the protesters was to lynch the outspoken Turkish Cypriot daily’s staff.Police said damages to the building the daily operates from amounted to 16,457 TL (€3,513). The damages to Afrika came to 6,250 TL (€1,330).The attack has enraged public opinion in the north and has heightened tensions within society. Protesters against the attack staged a march on Friday chanting anti-fascist slogans and called for democracy and peace.Security was tight for the court appearance of the suspects at the Nicosia district court.Rebirth Party ‘MP’ Bertan Zaroglu was there to show support for the suspects and complained “is the punishment for waving a flag a one-month sentence?”. The Rebirth Party is mainly composed of Turkish settlers. You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Three new radiographers at Kyperounda hospital

first_imgThree new radiographers have been assigned to Kyperounda Hospital in the Troodos area as part of plans to turn the facility into a regional clinic and cut down on time and visits to Limassol hospital, the health ministry said.“With this development and with the continued availability of radiographers at Kyperounda Hospital, patients will receive health services on site without having to go to Limassol General Hospital,” a statement said.“In this way, local residents will be able to receive the treatment they need immediately and in less time.”The decision to appoint the extra radiographers was taken by the cabinet in 2017 in the context of the plan to reorganise state healthcare in rural areas.It is a first step towards the integration of the Kyperounda-Evrou-Agros-Platres health centres with the extension of their working hours and the transformation of Kyperounda Hospital into the Troodos Regional Hospital.The plan is also part of the greater health system that aims to makeprimary care centres sustainable and efficient in the new, competitive environment, the ministry said.Three years ago the government decided to upgrade the hospital witha better-equipped TB sanatorium, which was needed to comply with the World Health Organisation (WHO) requirements.Currently, the sanatorium has 16 beds dedicated to TB patients, but due to the increase in TB cases in recent years patients have been forced to share rooms, which goes against WHO guidelines recommending one person per room. The sanatorium also needs negative pressure rooms, which are vital in combating and stopping the disease from spreading through the air.In the early 1970s a pathology clinic was also set up in the same building as the sanatorium. Today the hospital with a 26-bed capacity, serves around 84 communities.You May Likegadgets.feedbox.infoTop 10 radical E-bikes you can get right nowgadgets.feedbox.infoUndoAmazing Earth 201710 Beautiful Beaches That You Should AvoidAmazing Earth 2017UndoSaving with George for Bokksu3 Reasons This is The Most Fun Subscription BoxSaving with George for BokksuUndo Data is the new oil so watch out for mass mining – Netflix filmUndoLED-lighting the way by 2020UndoCyprus’ Dothraki warriorUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more