World T20: Stuart Broad’s bizarre excuse for England’s flop show

first_imgWhen England blasted their way past Afghanistan in their tournament opener, captain Stuart Broad was all praise for personnel, who had put in a complete performance.Then on Sunday, though it was a dead rubber, the manner their capitulation at the hands of India should’ve been worrisome, not because of the direct consequences to their title defence which wasn’t affected but because crumbling in front of quality spin is nothing new for England. And amount of new faces seems be able to cure that malaise.And yet, Broad hid behind the excuse that it was a dead game, less than 48 hours after saying that any match played for the Three Lions logo of England could never be meaningless.”It doesn’t change our destiny a huge amount –we still hop on a bus to Kandy in the morning. It is not like tomorrow is going to be a different day. It is not as if we have to go home or anything,” Broad said.”We could afford to lose this game. I suppose it can be a bit frustrating that some days we play spin really nicely and other days we just turn up and everyone seems to play it badly together. It’s just one of those things. As a captain, I’m pleased it happened here and not in a game that could knock us out.” But Broad seemed to forget that England are part of the Super Eight group based in Pallekele that includes Sri Lanka from Group C, New Zealand or Bangladesh from Group D and the West Indies from Group B. It means they will come across the quality of Ajantha Mendis, Sunil Narine, and possibly Daniel Vettori or the bevy of left-arm spinners Bangladesh possess. And India have shown each of them a way to push the defending champions out of the tournament by bowling arm-balls, carrom balls and googlies at them.advertisementlast_img read more

Venkatesh Prasad cautions India to watch out for Kagiso Rabada in South Africa

first_imgFormer India pacer Venkatesh Prasad has cautioned India batsmen to watch out for young South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada during their three-Test series starting January 5 at Newlands.Prasad also said he feels seasoned South Africa pacers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel will not be much of a threat to the formidable Indian batting line-up led by skipper Virat Kohli.”With due respect, I don’t see Steyn and Morkel posing a big threat. The bowler India need to watch out for is Rabada. He is young, he has got the pace and creates that awkward bounce for the batsman,” Prasad said.Prasad also backed Indian batsmen to post 350 or more consistently against South Africa.”Most of our batsmen have been doing really well and I expect their rich run to continue in South Africa. They are experienced enough to deal with the conditions. Every time India tour South Africa, England or Australia, there is a tendency to put extra pressure on the bowlers. That is not fair. It will be really important for the batsmen to put up 350 runs or more in the first innings and then the bowlers come into play. And I actually see the entire team performing well and win their maiden series in South Africa,” Prasad added.The 48-year-old also wants Ishant Sharma to lead India’s pace attack and use his experience in South Africa.”Ishant has been around for more than a decade. It is high time that he leads the attack. I don’t know what the issue is. He has got the pace, the height, the aggression but he has not realised his potential. He should be playing the role that Srinath (Javagal) played when he was around, or Zaheer Khan or Kapil Dev when they played,” Prasad said.advertisementIndia have picked up five pace specialists — Ishant, Umesh Yadav, Bhuveshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah — for the three-Test series.Ishant, has been bowling well of late but he is not a sure starter in the playing eleven. The 29-year-old made his Test debut way back in 2007 and has played 79 Tests since then, taking 226 wickets at an average of 36.55.Talking about the Indian pacers picked for the South Africa tour, Prasad said there is enough variety but a lot would depend on how they adapt to the conditions. “They all are different to each other. With more and more cricket being played and more rolling, the pitches in South Africa are not what they were 10-15 years ago.”However, the extra bounce would surely suit the faster bowlers but it remains to be seen how the Indian pacers adapt to the conditions after doing well at home,” said Prasad.Bumrah has received his maiden call-up in Tests after doing well consistently in the shorter formats. “He has done well and that is why he has been picked. Let him get the opportunity then we will see how he fares. The requirements of bowling in Tests are different to the needs of the shorter formats,” said Prasad, who toured South Africa twice.India and South Africa will also play six one day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals after the Test series.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Hugh McIlvanney obituary

first_imgThe Observer Topics Sunday Times Reuse this content Anyone who sat alongside McIlvanney at the multitude of world title fights he covered would confirm he suffered over facts to the point of maddening intrusion. “Excuse me for interrupting, wee man,” he began one such whispered inquiry while Mike Tyson was telling us how he was going to rip Bruno’s head from his shoulders in their world title rematch in Las Vegas in 1996, “but Ingemar Johansson, is it with one S or two?”McIlvanney brought a breathtaking level of comprehension and expertise to his work without the benefit – or encumbrance, he might say – of a university education. He did not need paper to lend weight to his words. He was his own toughest examiner. It became obvious watching him at close quarters that the perfection he admired in others who strove for it, from Gabriel García Márquez to Muhammad Ali, was buried in his own soul from a young age. He was born in the Ayrshire town of Kilmarnock to William, a miner, and his wife, Helen (nee Montgomery), parents who gave him, his sister and two brothers, one of whom was the future crime writer William McIlvanney, a priceless grounding in the arts of expression. Hugh began on his hometown paper, the Kilmarnock Standard, after impressing during a debate at his school, the Kilmarnock academy, and moved briefly to the Scottish office of the Daily Express before joining the Scotsman. That newspaper’s outstanding editor, Alastair Dunnett, introduced him to the collected essays of AJ Liebling, perhaps the pivotal intervention in his long career. McIlvanney had not even considered becoming a sportswriter, but that moment fixed the path of his calling.To his surprise McIlvanney loved Liebling’s defining book on boxing, The Sweet Science. Like the New Yorker with the Sorbonne education, he was originally an accidental tourist in the under-lit suburb of sport. “I was a bit reluctant at the start,” he admitted. He was petrified of ending up “a fitba writer” obsessing about Celtic and Rangers. Self-doubt did not often haunt him thereafter.While his heart never left Scotland, the core of McIlvanney’s working life was played out on the pages of the Observer, where he began work in 1962 as deputy sports editor. In surroundings that were unremittingly Dickensian, peopled by literary mavericks to whom he would quickly cleave, McIlvanney impressed. But he knew that his editing and subediting work was no more than an entree to a more fulfilling line as a writer. He had a piece in the paper within a fortnight and there was no doubt he had found his metier. His style, he accepted, had an undeniable Scottish flavour to it. “I think it can be said without pomposity,” he wrote, while straying in that very direction, “that I have a recognisable voice in my writing. I would be surprised if there wasn’t some Scottishness there, and certainly an attitude to language. The feeling that you could be quite strongly expressive and still very accurate relates in a way to how I was brought up, listening to a lot of people who were very eloquent – although they might not have been very well educated, but who had a great respect for language, especially in the west of Scotland.”Allied to his great style was McIlvanney’s huge admiration for the characters of sport, and he never lost faith in his heroes, however flawed. Nobody gave George Best more rope. And Ali stood tallest for him, even when palsied after a boxing career that lingered too long. There was no doubt in McIlvanney’s mind that Muhammad (as he insisted on calling him) was The Greatest, as a human being and an athlete.“His boxing was totally idiosyncratic,” he said, “and technically at a level much lower than that of Sugar Ray Robinson. Muhammad was in a sense the eternal amateur, but he was God’s amateur, because the will was so magical, the imagination so magical, that he found a way to beat people.”It was the perfect metaphor for McIlvanney’s career: the raw yet refined genius from the north who invariably finished in front, sometimes despite himself. His writing – his reporting, as he would have it – was a triumph of the imagination.He is survived by his third wife, Caroline (nee North), whom he married in 2014, and by two children, Conn and Elizabeth, from his first marriage, to Sarah Kenmuir. It ended in divorce, as did his second marriage, to Sophie.• Hugh McIlvanney, journalist, born 2 February 1934; died 24 January 2019• Due to an editing error, an earlier version of this article said Hugh McIlvanney had three brothers. He had a sister and two brothers. The article was corrected on 26 January 2019. Share on LinkedIn Since you’re here… Sign up to the Media Briefing: news for the news-makers Read more Newspapers & magazines Hugh McIlvanney, doyen of sportswriting, dies aged 84 … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Newspapers Sport and journalism in the UK could not have asked for a better champion than the man who insisted he was a reporter rather than a “writer”, a title he felt conveyed too much grandiloquence in the circles in which he moved easily, from ringside to the track and, when the mood took him, the bar.His searing intelligence and an old-fashioned regard for accuracy, embroidered by a gift for verbal musicality, lifted his work to sometimes operatic heights. Others might have been more concise; none was more precise. He cared with monk-like zeal about the layered subtext of his narrative, as well as hitting the right tone and rhythm in his prose, and packaged it all as Beethoven might put together a symphony. If his work was too labyrinthine for some tastes, perhaps the fault lay with the listener rather than the composer.Always at the forefront of his thinking was accuracy, and he would not compromise the truth for a soft landing with celebrity athletes. He once wrote of an underwhelming performance by the British heavyweight Frank Bruno: “[He] was no more competitive than a sheep in an abattoir.” Cruel, certainly – but, in context, on the money.Honesty was his shotgun, and he fired it without fear or favour. “How many caps have you got?” the venerated England manager Sir Alf Ramsey asked him after he had criticised the team’s performance. “None,” McIlvanney replied, adding, “but if I send a turnip around the world, it doesn’t return an expert on geography.” The boxing promoter Harry Levene once demanded to know why McIlvanney was “flogging a dead horse” by complaining about the quality of a useless Canadian heavyweight imported to stand politely in front of local hero Billy Walker. “Why put a dead horse under starter’s orders?” came the counterpunch. Guardian Media Group Hugh McIlvanney’s life as a sports journalist resembled one of his perfectly crafted sentences: long, lyrical and rich with surprises. He was a scrupulous and perceptive witness to what he regarded with reverence as the “magnificent triviality” of sport, and his death, at the age of 84, will be the more keenly felt in a climate of concern about the dwindling integrity of the printed word. He leaves behind a fading image of an era that was more forgiving of boisterous behaviour than the one from which he retired in 2016 after nearly 60 years of excellence.There might be dissenting, scattered voices, but the consensus among his peers was that McIlvanney was the best sportswriter of his era. It is hard to find argument with that conclusion. His friend and rival, Ian Wooldridge, pushed him close – and was probably more willing to cede first place to him than McIlvanney was the other way around – while near contemporaries such as Dudley Doust and James Lawton kept him honest. Now they are all gone, Lawton only last September.During 30 years at the Observer and a concluding stint of 23 years at the Sunday Times, McIlvanney accumulated a swag of accolades at home and abroad: journalist of the year on a brief sabbatical from sport, when he returned to hard news for the Daily Express at the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland; sports journalist of the year seven times; made OBE in 1996; a lifetime achievement award at the Scottish Press Awards in 2004; and induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2009. Read more Share on Twitter Sport Share via Email Share on Facebook Support The Guardian obituaries Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp National newspaperslast_img read more

a month agoWatford boss Sanchez Flores: We must be careful with Welbeck

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford boss Sanchez Flores: We must be careful with Welbeckby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford boss Quique Sanchez Flores won’t rush Danny Welbeck’s comeback.Welbeck, who has recovered from a broken ankle, scored his first Hornets goal in the 2-1 Carabao Cup win over Swansea on Tuesday night.He has played the full 90 minutes in both of Watford’s cup matches this term but made just two substitute appearances in the Premier League.“I said two weeks ago we have a plan for him,” said Sanchez Flores. “We are taking care with him and we are very passionate about him coming back to the team.“I just want the fans to see the good version of Danny, not the kind of Danny who goes to the pitch with some pain. I want Danny 100 per cent so we can enjoy this Danny.” last_img read more

Toronto police testify at Debassige inquest

first_imgBy Donna SmithAPTN National NewsTORONTO–The two Toronto police officers involved in the 2008 shooting of a 28-year-old First Nations man are scheduled to testify Tuesday at the coroner’s inquest looking into the death.Byron Debassige was shot in the chest by police in a city park after he had stolen two lemons from a food market.Debassige, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia, was chased by the store owner. Debassige then pulled out a knife with a three-inch blade and threatened the store owner.Police, responding to a report of an armed robber, found Debassiage drunk and signing in the park and wielding a knife. They shot him after a confrontation.Debassige’s family issued a statement saying they hoped the inquest would give them some answers.“We are sorry this day had to come. Byron’s death was senseless. It is our hope that the coroner’s inquest can help us in answering questions about Byron’s death,” said the statement.dsmith@aptn.calast_img read more

Thilanga more SLFP members resign from posts

A group of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members, including former Parliamentarian Thilanga Sumathipala, have resigned from their Ministerial posts.Sumathipala said that the SLFP members have handed over a letter to President Maithripala Sirisena informing him of their decision to resign from their portfolios.

Efficiency gains fail to boost bottom line for oil and gas drillers

CALGARY – A new report suggests western Canadian oil and gas drillers are their own worst enemies because they have greatly increased drilling efficiency while revenues have fallen.Analysts at GMP FirstEnergy say rigs are drilling more than a third deeper in an average day in 2017 than they were in 2014 but their average earnings per day has actually fallen by a quarter, from more than $26,000 in 2014 to less than $20,000 now.The research represents more bad news for the industry because it suggests fewer rigs will be needed in the future, translating into fewer jobs and more rig retirements.Mark Scholz, president of the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors, says the sector continues to struggle with poor drilling activity because of volatile oil prices that are stuck below US $50 per barrel.He says so many skilled workers have quit the job since oil fell from over $100 per barrel in 2014 that hiring remains challenging.The association reports there were only 234 rigs working on Monday out of a western Canadian fleet of more than 600. Each rig directly employs between 20 and 25 staff. Efficiency gains fail to boost bottom line for oil and gas drillers: report by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 21, 2017 3:22 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Turkeys new law on Internet curbs draws concern from UN rights office

Briefing journalists in Geneva, Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), said the Office is concerned that the legislation “may lead to breaches of human rights, in particular the right to freedom of expression and opinion, and the right to privacy.”Law 6518, which contains the amendments, was adopted by the Turkish parliament last week. According to news sources, there is pressure on Turkish President Abdullah Gul, a Twitter user, to not sign it.The law would also require Internet service providers to store data on web users’ activities for two years and make it available to the authorities upon request, without a judicial order.“The law as it stands appears to be incompatible with Turkey’s international human rights obligations, in particular those related to freedom of expression and the right to privacy,” Mr. Colville said. Back in May 2013, Turkey enacted Law 5651 which places broad restrictions on Internet use. Since the law came into force, approximately 37,000 websites have reportedly been denied operation by court orders and administrative blocking orders, according to OHCHR.“We call on the authorities to review laws No.5651 and 6518 to bring them in line with international human rights standards,” Mr. Colville said, “in particular the rights to freedom of expression and opinion, and the right to privacy.”In 2010, Turkey agreed to “align all articles of the Penal Code and other laws with international standards, particularly with regard to freedom of expression,” as stipulated in its Universal Periodic Review before the Human Rights Council.The UN General Assembly affirmed last November 2013 that people have the same rights “online” that they do “offline.” The OHCHR also reiterated its call on authorities to ensure police forces do not resort to excessive use of force and other human rights violations while discharging their duties during demonstrations. The Office originally urged authorities to exercise restraint last summer when protesters expressed their dissatisfaction with the redevelopment of the historic Taksim square, resulting in clashes with police that reportedly led to hundreds of people injured or arrested. read more

Amid uptick in Ebola cases UN agency cites challenges in reaching affected

Both WHO and UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) also noted unsafe burials of those who died from the disease posed as a challenge and that “a significant number” of individuals are still either unable or reluctant to seek treatment for Ebola, which has affected over 23,500 people and killed more than 9,500 mainly in the Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.In its latest update issued Wednesday afternoon, WHO reported that new cases in Guinea continued to arise from “unknown chains of transmission” and that transmission remained “widespread in Sierra Leone” but transmission continued at very low levels in Liberia, with 1 new confirmed case reported in the 7 days to 22 February associated with a known chain of transmission.“Engaging effectively with communities remains a challenge in several geographical areas,” WHO said in its most recent updateNearly one-third of prefectures in Guinea reported at least one security incident in the week to 22 February, often as a result of rumours and misinformation linking response efforts with the spread of EVD [Ebola Virus Disease], according to WHO.The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, last week told the UN General Assembly that the final phase of “getting to zero” cases may well be the hardest, saying the hunt to track down the virus is “like looking for needles in haystacks.” Dr. Nabarro told reports that having strong surveillance capabilities on the ground to identify people with Ebola, to confirm diagnosis, to quickly arrangement arrange effective treatment, to identify people that are their contacts and to keep those people under review for 21 days “is a really difficult task.”UNMEER also reported today that border between Guinea and Liberia reopened to the public on Wednesday after months of closure. read more

Ohio State mens hockey falls to Michigan in firstever Big Ten game

The Ohio State men’s hockey team will be searching for its first-ever Big Ten conference win Monday, as the team fell to the Michigan Wolverines, 4-3, in overtime Friday in Ann Arbor.The game saw the Buckeyes (8-5-0, 0-1-0) come back from a one-goal deficit three times against the No. 3-ranked Wolverines (9-2-1, 1-0-0).A goal from sophomore forward Anthony Greco with 3:13 left in regulation tied the game at 3-3 and sent the teams into overtime.Michigan sophomore forward Andrew Copp netted the game-winning goal with 1:22 left in the extra session.Despite the loss, OSU coach Steve Rohlik said the effort was something to be noted of the Buckeyes in the tough matchup.“Our kids emptied the tank, we played hard and there were some chances on both sides,” Rohlik said in an OSU press release. “We just came out on the short end. You always have to learn from things and we’re going to learn from this and get better.”The teams were tied, 1-1, after the first period, and Michigan had a 3-2 advantage heading into the third.Freshman goalie Logan Davis, in his third start between the posts for the Buckeyes, had a career-high 34 saves, including one on a second-period penalty shot from Michigan freshman forward Evan Allen.OSU converted on both of its power play opportunities, while the Wolverines had one goal on four power plays, the first power play goal allowed by the Buckeyes in 27 opportunities.The Buckeyes are set to close the two-game series with Michigan Monday in the Schottenstein Center. The puck is set to drop at 7:05 p.m. read more

GTK HTML 5 update puts desktop apps on the web

first_imgWith Internet Explorer 9 appearing earlier this week, and Firefox 4 to release shortly, there’s bound to be more talk of what HTML 5 can make possible in the browser. So far HTML 5 has been linked with allowing for web video without a plug-in, browser games, and some very cool demos appearing from organizations like Mozilla.However, it’s not just entertainment that the latest browser technologies allow, it also makes it possible for software currently tied to the desktop to move over to the web. In order for that to happen certain libraries and APIs need to be ported to work with web technologies like HTML.GIMP running on a Mac using GTK+GTK+ is a free to use toolkit that creates graphical user interfaces for applications. It works on Linux, Windows, and Mac meaning the interface for your app, at least, will work across all platforms if you use GTK+. It’s also very popular and used in well-known applications such as Inkscape, AbiWord, GIMP, VMWare Player and many more. Even whole desktop environments use it like GNOME and KDE.But GTK+ is about to get a lot more popular because of a new feature currently being added. That feature is compatibility with HTML 5. What that means is, any app using GTK+ can potentially very easily run within a web browser.The videos above and below show that work is already well underway to make this happen:In reality this means applications tied to your desktop no longer have to be if they use GTK+. Instead, the software can be placed on a server and accessed through a web browser from anywhere while retaining the user interface and look of the desktop equivalent.That brings with it two main advantages. The first is that you no longer need to install the software on any machine as it’s just available over an Internet connection. The second is the fact you are saving remotely meaning a broken machine does not mean lost work.For the moment there’s no specifics on when developers can get a hold of the new GTK+ backend, but it certainly looks promising.Read more at Alexander Larsson’s blog, via Web UP8last_img read more

AI Beats Human Lawyers At Their Own Game

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. The robot apocalypse isn’t all bad news: A new study suggests artificial intelligence makes better lawyers than humans do.LawGeex pitted 20 experienced attorneys against a three-year-old algorithm trained to evaluate contracts. Spoiler alert: the computer won.“Few would be surprised that artificial intelligence works faster than lawyers on certain non-core legal tasks,” according to the report. “However, lawyers and the public generally believe that machines cannot match human intellect for accuracy in daily fundamental legal work.”Participants were given four hours to identify and highlight 30 proposed legal issues in five standard non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). “It is not enough to merely skim the agreements,” LawGeex Head of Data Gil Rosenblum said in a statement. “A deeper analysis is required.Lawyers and the AI, for instance, were penalized for missing an exemption relevant to the contract, or mistakenly identifying an exemption where it was irrelevant.In the end, LawGeex’s neural network achieved an average 94 percent accuracy rate, compared to the lawyers’ average of 85 percent. And while it took humans anywhere from 51 minutes to more than 2.5 hours to complete all five NDAs, the AI engine finished in 26 seconds.Score one for the technology.The AI contract review automation solution—founded in 2014—was trained using a custom-built machine- and deep-learning technology; it studied everything from software and services agreements to purchase orders and NDAs.The process is not without its complications, though. No existing computational language models could read legalese coherently, making it difficult for the machine to understand technical language. Add to that the high accuracy required in statutory AI training.That didn’t stop LawGeex, which created proprietary “languages” that helped the computer identify various concepts no matter where or how they appear in a document.Research was conducted with input from academics, data scientists, and legal and machine-learning experts, and was overseen by an independent consultant and lawyer Christopher Ray.This is, of course, not the first study to pit AI against human in the field of law. It is, however, the most evenly matched, according to LawGeex.So what does it mean for the future of litigation? Hopefully the unencumbrance of work for already-hard-working people. “For over-extended lawyers carrying out everyday contract review, this technology allows them to focus on only relevant sections of a contract, pre-validated by the AI,” the company said. “This is part of a wider technology-driven disruption [that] has already created a shift in the legal profession.”Sign up online to read more about the study—conducted in partnership with professors from Stanford University, Duke University School of Law, and the University of Southern California.last_img read more

Gattuso warns of match against Roma

first_imgFor the AC Milan manager, the Giallorossi is a very strong opponent, which has very quick players in the Italian Lega Serie AGennaro Gattuso is not comfortable after his AC Milan club lost their opening match of the 2018-2019 Italian Lega Serie A season.The Italian manager is looking for his first win, and in front, they have a strong Roma opponent.“We’re preparing for a match against an opponent with very different characteristics,” Gattuso warned as quoted by Football Italia.“We have to pay attention to Dzeko. They have quick players, they’re good on the break, and they’ve got tall players so we need to be very careful on dead balls and pay close attention.”Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.“In terms of mentality very little will change, we always have to go into a game with balance and not feel like it’s a scrap,” he said.“Against Napoli saw the real Milan for 60 minutes. When we keep the ball, when we make our opponents think, it’s hard to play against us.”“We ran more than Napoli, the problem is how you run. That’s why I say we have to play on 25-30 meters, when we go chasing it and just swing crosses in that’s where our problems come from,” he explained.“If the goal for 2-2 didn’t deflect of [Giacomo] Bonaventura he’d have saved it. Two out of three times that ball would go out, the other it’ll go where it did.”“We can’t single one person out for blame, on the third goal everyone fell asleep. There was an individual error, but I’m happy with Donnarumma,” he added.last_img read more

Cyclist Driver didnt see me stuck in windshield

first_imgMANITOWOC, Wis. — A Wisconsin man who became lodged in the windshield of a car that struck him said he turned to the driver and said, “Hello, I’m the guy you hit on the bicycle.”The driver did not respond, but continued on, running a stop sign and hitting another vehicle before he arrived home, the cyclist, Steven Gove, told HTR Media about the Saturday incident.The man finally noticed Gove when he stopped the car outside his home.“He looked at me and said ‘Who are you? What are you doing in the car?”‘ Gove said. “He started freaking out: ‘I’m going to jail, I’m going to jail.”‘The man then locked the car doors and went into his home. Gove, whose body had gone most of the way through the windshield, then pulled his knees and feet into the car.“I righted myself and got out,” he said. “I unlocked the passenger’s side door and started walking down the street.”A witness had called police, who found Gove as he was walking and took him to a hospital. Doctors removed glass from Gove’s eyes and treated him for other cuts to the head and leg.last_img read more

Avengers Endgame cast sings We Didnt Start the Fire adds Stan Lee

first_img 17 Photos Last year, right before Avengers: Infinity War opened, the cast spoofed the classic Brady Bunch opening credits in a bit for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. That video has since been viewed more than 21 million times. This year on the show, with Avengers: Endgame about to smash into theaters, the cast parodied Billy Joel’s 1989 history-filled hit, We Didn’t Start The Fire — and turned it into a tribute to late Marvel legend Stan Lee, who died in November. 2 Just like last time, Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) leads the band, singing lyrics like, “Tony Stark, Iron Man, Nick Fury has a plan.” Marvel villains also get a turn in the spotlight, and Groot and Goose the cat nail their brief appearances. But the lump-in-throat moment comes at the end when the special tribute to Lee forms out of nowhere. Take a watch now, as the fire’s about to blaze into theaters. Avengers: Endgame opens April 24 in Australia, April 25 in the UK and April 26 in the US. Share your voice Every plotline and clue we can find so far Who died in Infinity War? Let’s recap… Social media reacts: ‘Greatest superhero movie ever’ An infinity of bizarre Avengers productscenter_img TV and Movies Tags Comments More Endgame Stan Lee Marvel The Avengerslast_img read more

Sunil Grover reveals who will get his vote in upcoming Lok Sabha

first_imgSunil GroverSunil Grover/InstagramEven as Indians across the world celebrated the festival of Holi with all fun and zeal, the Bollywood and television celebrities too played with colours and flooded their social media accounts with pictures from the festival.And with the festival getting over, one celeb who is reeling under the sadness is Sunil Grover. The popular comedian took to Twitter to express how much he is missing the festival already. Sunil, in his own hilarious way, tweeted: “Holi khatam! Yar holi 1 saal main 3 din honi chahiye! . Jo bhi party yeh promise karegi, mera vote usi ko ! (“Holi over! It should be celebrated three times in a year. I will vote for the party who promises this).”Recently, the actor-comedian was in the news when reports of him burying the hatchet with Kapil Sharma was doing rounds. It all started when the duo came under the same roof recently at Sohail Khan’s party. According to a report, although Kapil and Sunil did greet each other at the party, they didn’t talk much. In fact, a source told the web portal that they sat at different corners and remained cordial to each other.While speculations were rife that Salman Khan tried to make them talk, on the contrary, the source added that Salman, who was also present at the bash, met the two separately and by the time he met Sunil, Kapil had already exited the party.Meanwhile, amid Kapil and Sunil’s strained relation, reports were doing the rounds that Salman, who is co-producing The Kapil Sharma Show, will bring Sunil on the show. Sunil, who was an integral part of the show in the past, however, would not be on the stage to tickle his fans’ funny bones but to promote his film Bharat along with the movie’s stars Salman and Katrina Kaif.There were also reports that Sunil will be co-hosting the celebrity dance reality show Nach Baliye 9 along with gorgeous Jennifer Winget. Holi khatam! Yar holi 1 saal main 3 din honi chahiye! . Jo bhi party yeh promise karegi, mera vote usi ko !— Sunil Grover (@WhoSunilGrover) March 21, 2019last_img read more

BigBasket becomes latest entrant in Unicorn club expects profitability in 68 months

first_imgBigBasket Delivery TruckCredit: ReutersThe e-commerce companies in India continue to grow with Supermarket Grocery Supplies-owned BigBasket becoming the latest entrant in the Unicorn startup, thanks to $150 million in the latest round of funding. Mirae Asset-Naver Asia Growth Fund, Alibaba and UK government-owned CDC Group led the latest round of funding which has propelled the valuation of the company to more than $ 1 billion.It is to be noted that the major e-commerce companies are yet to make inroads in India’s online grocery shopping market. As per a report in Business Standard, only four per cent of the country’s grocery spending’s happened online which is on a lower side in comparison to other retail categories. The e-commerce penetration in footwear and apparels category remains around 25 per cent but the online orders for mobile phones and books remaining as high as 50 per cent. Numbers clearly show that the online grocery segment still remains behind as against its peers. It is because of this primary reason why the investors are injecting huge money in India’s online grocery market.BigBasket’s co-founder Vipul Parekh said that the company has allotted $100 million in capital expenditure to build infrastructure, technology and supply chain. He also added that the company will operationally break-even in coming six-eight months. The emphasis will be given on areas like supply chain and technology to reduce cost and improve margin. Employees sort out orders before sending them out at a Big Basket warehouse on the outskirts of MumbaiCredit: ReutersVipul Parekh said, “Grocery is a business of scale, and our defensibility lies in our farm-to-fork supply chain of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and inventory-led wholesale approach, which helps us with high order fill rates.” The company wants to integrate its online offering with its offline channel. In recent times, the company’s offline strategy is focussed on supplementing its current delivery infrastructure by opening smaller distribution centres and complementing them with vending machines for impulse purchases. BigBasket will be opening 60-70 new distribution centres in the coming three months.The fresh funding will give BigBasket additional teeth to compete against giants like Amazon, Flipkart, Swiggy and Grofers which are investing heavily to get a share of the pie of the grocery retailing business. As per the regulatory filing by, the company’s revenue went up 35 per cent to Rs 1,605 crore while it managed to cut down its losses by 60 per cent to Rs 272 crore.last_img read more

Brown dwarf detected in the CoRoT20 system

first_img Located some 4,000 light years away from the Earth, CoRoT-20 is a star of spectral type G2V, similar in size and mass to our sun. In 2011, astronomers found a planet orbiting this star on a short-period eccentric orbit. The exoworld, which received designation CoRoT-20 b, is about the size of Jupiter but four times more massive. The exoplanet, classified as a “hot Jupiter,” circles its host every 9.24 days at a distance of approximately 0.09 AU from it.Now, a team of researchers led by Javiera Ray of the Geneva Observatory in Switzerland, have found a new substellar object in this system, also on an eccentric orbit, but with a much longer orbital period than that of CoRoT-20 b. The discovery was made as a result of follow-up observations of the CoRoT-20 system conducted between November 2011 and November 2017, using the HARPS and SOPHIE spectrographs.”In this paper, we report a new substellar companion orbiting CoRoT-20, thanks to six years of additional observations obtained with HARPS and SOPHIE spectrographs,” the researchers wrote in the paper.Observations carried out by Ray’s team show that the newly detected object, designated CoRoT-20 c, has a minimum mass of 17 Jupiter masses. Due to its mass, CoRoT-20 c was initially classified as a brown dwarf. Although the boundary between planet and brown dwarf is poorly defined, astronomers generally agree that brown dwarf are substellar objects at least 13 times more massive than Jupiter.According to the study, CoRoT-20 c is separated from its parent star by approximately 2.9 AU. The planet has an orbital period of 4.59 years and orbital eccentricity of 0.6.Notably, orbital parameters of the newly identified brown dwarf make CoRoT-20 the first known system with an eccentric “hot Jupiter” and an eccentric massive companion.”CoRoT-20 is the first identified system with an eccentric hot Jupiter (e ≥ 0.2) and an eccentric massive companion with a fully probed orbit,” the paper reads.The researchers noted that the newly detected brown dwarf interacts with the “hot Jupiter,” adding that the currently high eccentricity of CoRoT-20 b is likely entirely due to the presence of CoRoT-20 c.Due to this interaction, the CoRoT-20 system is perceived by Ray’s team as an excellent candidate to test tidal migration models. So far, astronomers have identified at least three migration mechanisms that can explain the existence of close-in “hot Jupiters” on eccentric orbits. Therefore, further observations of CoRoT-20 c, during its next transit, which is expected to occur in late 2020, could help us advance our understanding of these mechanisms. 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. COROT’s exoplanet hunt update More information: A 4.6-year period brown-dwarf companion interacting with the hot-Jupiter CoRoT-20 b, arXiv:1807.01229 [astro-ph.EP] report the discovery of an additional substellar companion in the CoRoT-20 system based on six years of HARPS and SOPHIE radial velocity follow-up. CoRoT-20 c has a minimum mass of 17 ± 1 MJup and it orbits the host star in 4.59±0.05 years, with an orbital eccentricity of 0.60 ± 0.03. This is the first identified system with an eccentric hot Jupiter and an eccentric massive companion. The discovery of the latter might be an indication of the migration mechanism of the hot Jupiter, via Lidov-Kozai effect. We explore the parameter space to determine which configurations would trigger this type of interactions. Radial velocity curve (top) and residuals (middle) of CoRoT-20 from FIES (orange), HARPS (purple) and SOPHIE (blue). Generalized Lomb-Scargle (GLS) periodogram (bottom) of the radial velocities after subtraction of the two orbits. False alarm probability levels are plotted for 50, 10 and 1 percent. Credit: Ray et al., 2018. © 2018 Explore further Citation: Brown dwarf detected in the CoRoT-20 system (2018, July 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from An international group of astronomers has discovered a new substellar object in the planetary system CoRoT-20. The newly identified object was classified as a brown dwarf due to its mass, which is greater than that of the heaviest gas giant planets. The finding is reported in a paper published July 3 on read more

Cong Gandhi familys political survival questionable says Dilip Ghosh

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Sunday took a jibe at the appointment of Sonia Gandhi as the interim chief of the Congress, saying the political survival of the grand old party and the Gandhi family has come into question. People had not just voted against the Congress in the Lok Sabha polls, they also rejected the party’s dynasty politics, Ghosh asserted. “The fate of the Congress and the Gandhi family have been intertwined for several decades. The party promotes dynasty politics and has never thought beyond the Gandhi family. This is completely absurd,” the BJP MP told reporters. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata Sonia Gandhi was named the interim Congress president on Saturday, after Rahul Gandhi refused pleas by partymen to take back his resignation. “The political survival of both Congress and Gandhi family has come into question. People have not just voted against the Congress, they have also rejected the Gandhi family,” Ghosh added. Reacting to Ghosh’s assertions, senior congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Pradip Bhattacharya said the Bengal BJP chief should refrain from making “insensitive” remarks. “Dilip Ghosh should stop making insensitive and baseless comments as he does not understand anything about the functioning of the Congress,” Bhattacharya said.last_img read more

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