Vision 2030 Must be Inclusive – Hughes

first_imgVision 2030 Must be Inclusive – Hughes Finance & Public ServiceApril 13, 2012Written by: Douglas McIntosh FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedVision 2030 Must be Inclusive – Hughes RelatedVision 2030 Must be Inclusive – Hughes Story HighlightsFinancial Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Planning, Dr. Wesley Hughes, has underscored the need for inclusiveness in the implementation of the National Development Plan, Vision 2030 Jamaica, to ensure the country’s timely and sustainable progression towards developed country status within 18 years.He warns that failure to include all stakeholders, whom the plan will impact, could derail the efforts towards making Jamaica the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business.“It is for us to ensure that the (manner in which the) plan is implemented (is) inclusive, because if we are leaving sections of the community behind…, (then) we (will) not (be able to build) a sustainable environment,” Dr. Hughes said on April 11 at the two-day Vision 2030 Country Assessment and National Prioritization Workshop, at the Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston.center_img Advertisements Financial Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Planning, Dr. Wesley Hughes, has underscored the need for inclusiveness in the implementation of the National Development Plan, Vision 2030 Jamaica, to ensure the country’s timely and sustainable progression towards developed country status within 18 years.He warns that failure to include all stakeholders, whom the plan will impact, could derail the efforts towards making Jamaica the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business.“It is for us to ensure that the (manner in which the) plan is implemented (is) inclusive, because if we are leaving sections of the community behind…, (then) we (will) not (be able to build) a sustainable environment,” Dr. Hughes said on April 11 at the two-day Vision 2030 Country Assessment and National Prioritization Workshop, at the Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston.He stated that history has proved that the exclusion of any group, however small or seemingly unimportant, has the capacity to disrupt the entire system. “So, it is in our best interest to include all groups; regardless of what we may think of the group…and treat them with respect, with dignity, and include them in all aspects of our planning,” he stressed.Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica’s (PIOJ), Dr. Gladstone Hutchinson, in a message delivered by Director for Sustainable Development and Regional Planning, Claire Bernard, contended that the goals of Vision 2030 could not be achieved unless there was cognizance of existing local and global conditions and developments, “and if we fail to recalibrate and re-prioritize”.Over 100 stakeholders from the public and private sectors, civil society, academia and the international development community are participating in the two-day workshop, organised and hosted by the PIOJ in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and Planning, and the Office of the Cabinet.The workshop, being held under the theme: ‘Towards the Preparation of the New Medium Term Socio-Economic Policy Framework (MTF) 2012-2015,’ forms part of the process by the PIOJ to prepare the Plan’s second Medium Term Socio-Economic Policy Framework (MTF), for the 2012 to 2015 period. The initial MTF, which commenced in 2009, ended in March.The MTF is the main mechanism for translating Vision 2030 Jamaica’s long-term national goals and outcomes, into action. The National Development Plan provides a comprehensive planning framework in which the economic, social, environmental and governance aspects of national development are integrated. The Plan is expected to position Jamaica to achieve developed country status by 2030, thereby making it the place of choice to live, work, raise families, and do business.The forum concludes on Thursday (April 12). RelatedVision 2030 Must be Inclusive – Hugheslast_img read more

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Morrissey Hospitalized, U.S. Tour Is Put On Hold

first_imgAccording to Billboard, while in Michigan for the Flint stop of his U.S. Tour, Morrissey had been hospitalized for a bladder infection. One of the singer’s direct representatives told sources that he was admitted to the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal, Oak Michigan where he is undergoing related tests. On Thursday, Morrissey had cancelled his scheduled Flint, Michigan show and postponed both of his Chicago and Minneapolis dates, vaguely stating that a band member was ill.Back in October, the artist had postponed multiple dates to spend time with his ailing mother, who had been hospitalized in England. Moz had only begun resuming his 2012 U.S. Tour earlier this month. As of now, his next scheduled tour date is in Asheville, North Carolina on Monday, but this will most likely depend on the singer’s health. His most anticipated date is scheduled for March 1st where he is to perform with Patti Smith at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.Morrissey’s remaining, scheduled 2013 tour dates are as follows:01/28 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel01/29 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium01/31 – Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Center for the Performing Arts02/02 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall02/05 – Clear Lake, IA @ Surf Ballroom02/06 – Lincoln, NE @ Rococo Theatre02/09 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas02/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre02/12 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls02/13 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall02/15 – Pharr, TX @ Pharr Events Center02/16 – Beaumont, TX @ Jefferson Theater02/18 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium02/21 – Denver, CO @ Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre02/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall02/24 – San Francisco, CA @ Davies Symphony Hall03/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center03/02 – Sparks, NV @ John Ascuaga’s Nugget – Rose Ballroom03/04 – Davis, CA @ Robert Mondavi Center at UC Davis03/06 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre03/08 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Halllast_img read more

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Going, going, gone? Auctions suffer their worst-ever fall

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Tomorrow at Walt Disney World: September 6, 2019

first_imgShare This!Tomorrow is Friday, September 6, 2019.Here’s what you have to look forward to if you’re headed to Walt Disney World tomorrow.Park HoursMagic Kingdom: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Epcot: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.Hollywood Studios: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.Animal Kingdom: 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.Extra Magic HoursMagic Kingdom: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.Hollywood Studios: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.Animal Kingdom: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.Other HoursTyphoon Lagoon: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Blizzard Beach: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Disney Springs: 10:00 a.m. 10 12:00 a.m.Crowd Calendar LevelsMK: 2EP: 1HS: 7AK: 1Resort-Wide: 2Refurbs and ClosuresMK: Astro OrbiterMK: Walt Disney World RailroadEP: O Canada!AK: Primeval WhirlParades and Nighttime EntertainmentMK–Festival of Fantasy: 2:00 p.m.MK–Not So Spooky Spectacular: 10:15 p.m. during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween PartyEP–IllumiNations: 10:00 p.m.HS–Fantasmic!: 8:30 p.m.HS–Star Wars Fireworks: 10:00 p.m.AK–Rivers of Light: 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.WeatherHigh: 94 / Low: 71UV Index: 10+ (Extreme)Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain.Sunrise: 7:06 a.m. / Sunset 7:42 p.m.Special Events to NoteMK: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.EP: Eat to the Beat Concert–Grace KellyIs tomorrow a Disney day for you? Where are you headed? Got a countdown you want to share?last_img read more

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Conte gunning for record

first_imgInter boss Antonio Conte is aiming to equal his own record for best start to a Serie A season, set with Juventus in 2012-13 and 2013-14. Inter travel to the Stadio dall’Ara to face Bologna this afternoon, and if Conte’s side emerge victorious, it would equal his best start to a season in his coaching career. A win would give Conte 28 points from 11 games. This would equal his current record, which he gained when boss of Juventus in 2012-13 and 2013-14. In 2012-13 in fact, Conte had already reached 28 points by the 10th game, but in Week 11 Juve were defeated by Andrea Stramaccioni’s Inter, a result that ended Juve’s 49-game unbeaten streak. At this stage in his first season at Chelsea, he was on 25 points. His second season was slightly worse, ending on 22 points. With Bari in Serie B, in 2008-09, it was his worst start to a season, and had 17 points. His other Serie B experience, with Siena, saw him record 22 points by this stage. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

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Mayor: ‘No racism in Verona’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ The mayor of Verona has insisted “there were no racist chants” aimed at Mario Balotelli and that his city is the victim of a witch-hunt. Balotelli was racially abused by Verona fans during Brescia’s 2-1 defeat at the Bentegodi on Sunday, and the FIGC will decide whether to punish the Gialloblu today. Despite that, Federico Sboarina appeared to side with ultras leader Luca Castellini, who trivialised the incident in a controversial interview. “It seems like the sentence has already been written in stone,” Sboarina told ANSA. “Objectively, what’s happening to our city is unacceptable. “I reiterate, I was at the stadium yesterday and everyone seemed astonished when Balotelli kicked the ball away. No-one could explain it. “Therefore, there can only be the assumption that it doesn’t exist because there were no racist chants at the stadium. “A fan base and city are being put to shame.” This video, uploaded by a Verona fan, has clearly audible ‘monkey noises’ just before Balotelli kicks the ball into the stands.last_img read more

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Boxer Rishu Mittal works as a maid. But she is not the only one

first_imgNational level boxer Rishu Mittal, who won the gold medal in 46kg category in Haryana state championships and represented the state in the recently concluded National Games in December, has been working as a maid.She has to do this in order to make ends meet after her mother died two years ago and continue her schooling.A student of Class X, Rishu lives with her brother in a shop.Watch video: But she is not the only woman who has been left in the lurch. Earlier Mail Today on April 21, 2013, had reported about similar cases which revealed the deplorable conditions of our sportspersons. Here is the look:1. Sita SahuSita SahuSport: AthleticsNow: Golgappa sellerFrom being a two-time bronze medal winner in the Athens Special Olympics in 2011 to selling gol gappas and papdi chaats, Sita Sahu’s tale echoes the story of several sportspersons who have faded into oblivion due to poverty.The 15-year old Olympian from the Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh has been forced to work at a shop owing to financial troubles. A bronze medal in 200 meter relay race and another in the 1,600 meter race was not enough to aid her family of six. Along with three of her siblings, Sita spends her time at home making the base for the chaats in their one-room house in Dhobia Tanki. In the evening, her brother Dharmendra Sahu carries boxes and utensils on a hand-cart to sell the gol gappas under a street light. The family on an average earns Rs.150-180 a day or even less.advertisement”I am unable to recall the last time I offered a glass of milk or fruits to my children,” said Kiran Sahu, the athlete’s mother, “I don’t even remember the last time my family had a complete meal. We have been forced to sell chaats as my husband cannot take on a physicallydemanding job. This is our only source of income and life has been going on like this for the past many years.”The state government is yet to offer any support to the family. “Poverty was never a deterrent to my aspirations to earn for my family, though the lack of support or empathy occasionally does demoralise me; even the government has not helped us, ” she added. According to Sita’s coach Sajid Masood, there were announcements of cash prizes for Sita from the state government “but nothing came her way despite several reminders”.Sita’s brother Dharmendra had even approached Social Justice Minister Gopal Bhargava about the announcement he has made in front of the contingent after Sita was awarded the medals. “The Minister had announced that those winning gold medal will be given `1 lakh cash reward, silver medal winners will get Rs.50,000 and while bronze winners were to get `25,000,” claimed Dharmendra, “the government has failed to fulfill its promise. It will be great, if they could at least give us some space near the lamp post,” he added.By Anup Dutta in Bhopal—-2. Shanti DeviShanti DeviSport: KabaddiNow: Vegetable sellerShanti Devi, the 40-year-old former player of Bihar kabaddi team is now selling vegetables at the Sonari Aerodrome Market at Jamshedpur to feed her three sons and a daughter.Shanti Devi, who represented Bihar in the 30th, 31st and 32nd National Kabaddi Championship in the 1980s, said, “Our inadequate income has forced us to discontinue school for the children, while two of my sons work”. Stating that she had represented the undivided Bihar team more than 30 times in various championships, Shanti Devi regretted that she was ignored.”But any government could have offered me a job,” Shanti said. She went on to win the 31st and 32nd National Kabaddi Championship in 1982 and 1983 at Jamshedpur and Amravati respectively. She won the silver medal in Guwahati National Kabaddi League and bronze in All India Women National Kabaddi Championship.She also won the Bihar Kabaddi Federation Championship. She said she had kept aside her medals as did not want her children to take up the game. “I have never encouraged them, as I don’t want them to face the same frustration.3. Nauri MunduNauri MunduSport: HockeyNow: TeacherOwing to financial issues, 33year-old Nauri Mundu gave up the dream of being a hockey player five years ago. Mundu, who’s from Jharkhand’s Khunti district, has represented the national team 19 times. Today, Mundu teaches in the Mahil School, a private school run by a non-governmental organisation called SINI. Besides teaching, Mundu has also been forced to do farming because the Rs.5,000 she earns from her teaching job is not enough to feed her family of 14.advertisementMundu stated her career in 1995 by winning Nehru Hockey Tournament. In 1995, she was awarded the best hockey player ward by former chief minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav and in 1996 she won bronze in Nehru Girls Hockey Tournament and National Women’s Games. In 1997 she won silver in the 43rd National Senior Games Championship and 15th Bihar State Hockey Women’s Championship.With many more awards in in between, she also she won the Jharkhand Women’s Hockey Association Award in 2008 “I have put my best foot forward, but I soon realised that without adequate funds I won’t be able to support my family,” she said, “I would have continued if I had been helped by the government, much like it does with cricket players. I moved pillar to post but without any respite.”4. Nisha Rani DuttNisha Rani DuttSport: ArcheryNow: JoblessThe 21-year-old archer Nisha Rani Dutt from Pathmada village in Jharkhand had to leave the sport two years ago after she realised she had to help out her family. Dutt, who won the best archer’s award in Taiwan, participated in the Asian Grand Prix, won the best player award in Sikkim and bagged another silver at the South Asian Championship held at Jamshedpur in 2008.She participated in the Bangkok Grand Prix in 2008 and won a bronze in the team event, besides coming out with flying colours at a tournament in Taiwan. “It was difficult for me to continue the game and support my poor parents. In 2005, I joined Tata Archery Academy and remained there till 2008. Though I earned a monthly stipend of Rs.500 to 600, it was not sufficient.”When asked about her family, Dutt said “My father, who’s a farmer, sometimes doesn’t even have enough money buy seeds,” she adds, “To meet my family’s needs, I went to Bangalore in 2008 and stayed with Mittal Champions Trust and earned `3,000. But now for the past two years I am in Jharkhand doing nothing.”Dutt remembers how she was forced to sell her priced possession – a set of Korean bow and arrows worth `4 lakh for just Rs.50,000 for the maintenance of their worn-out mud house. Things Dutt, hopes, are about to improve. “I prepared myself to face the banking exams. I passed the interview too and was taken in by PNB with a salary of Rs.11,000.”By Saiful Haque in Ranchi—5. S.SanthiS.SanthiSport: AthleticsNow: Brick Kiln LabourerEarning laurels for her country has neither given due recognition nor changed life for the better, as S Santhi , the silver medalist at the Doha Asian Games, still struggles to find a foothold. Santhi failed a gender test that followed the women’s 800 mt event.Worse was to follow as she worked in a brick kiln in Tamil Nadu’s Katthakurichi village to support the family of six. The journey from penury to Doha has not taken her anywhere but brought the girl back to be a daily wagelabourer who earns a meager Rs.200 a day. Her persistent efforts might land her in Patiala to get trained as a coach. She is hopeful about getting admission to the Sports Authority of India Institute soon.advertisementDespite the results of the gender test, former chief minister M Karunanidhi had extended a cash award of Rs.15 lakh. With that, the family purchased agricultural land but with rain playing truant, the land lies fallow. Santhi’s plight attracted media attention ahead of the London Olympics and brought some succor with public sector giant GAIL promising Rs1 lakh to meet the immediate expenses. “Only a fellow athlete could understand the trauma of another.Track and field queen, Ashwini Nachappa, who has also acted in movies, spoke to me for over five minutes and asked for my resume. I still believe she is interested in getting me some job,” says Santhi.By M.C. 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India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test, Day 2: Highlights

first_imgHello and welcome to our live coverage of the second day of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka. (Scorecard)India 1st Innings:14.40 IST: Play has been called off for the day! It’s STUMPS, DAY 2! Something that the farmers look forward to but not the cricket stakeholders has ensured that there is no further play in the day today after the tourists had the hosts on the mat. India would count themselves fortunate to have got away with this. In fact, close to two days getting washed out could mean that the game could head towards a draw.In the limited time for which play was possible, Sri Lanka’s seam bowlers continued to make life tough for the Indian batters. If yesterday it was Lakmal, today it was Shanaka who snaffled the two wickets to fall in the day. Like yesterday Pujara is still unbeaten, holding one end up. Hopefully tomorrow is a better day with respect to the weather. Till then, adios, take care!That’s all folks. No more play possible due to the rains here in Kolkata. #TeamIndia 74/5 at the end of Day 2 #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/DvDaQQMyYt- BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 201713.10 IST: There’s no great improvement in the weather as such. The super soppers are moping the water accumulated on the covers. It is pretty gloomy at Eden Gardens.12.04 IST: Start of post lunch session delayed due to rain.Under wraps the Eden Gardens post lunch #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/fxS8MZuW5a- BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 201711.45 IST: It has been Sri Lanka all the way. They have been successful in inflicting misery on the hosts. Rahane was the first to depart after looking fidgety for a while. Ashwin too failed to spend considerable time at the crease before departing to a very loose shot, something that he could have done away without. Pujara is the only one standing between the tourists and an Indian batting collapse. He has largely looked untroubled which bodes well for India, who are in a mush.advertisement11.35 IST: An early lunch has been taken. It’s an early lunch at the Eden Gardens with India on 74/5 (Pujara 47*, Saha 6*) https://t.co/ln05So6Mox #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/gskupV9D73- BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 201711.02 IST: The covers are called on the field and the pitch and the central area are covered.UPDATE – Play has been interrupted due to rain #INDvSL- BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 201710.55 IST: 31.4 Karunaratne to Saha, FOUR. Now Saha gets into the act. Gets off the mar with a boundary. Karunaratne bowls it on a shorter length around off, Saha goes back and punches it through point. The ball speeds away to the fence.1st Test. 31.4: D Karunaratne to W Saha (4), 4 runs, 70/5 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 201710.52 IST: 31.1 Karunaratne to Pujara, FOUR. Pujara isn’t someone who will let a freebie pass by especially when he is set. Karunaratne, at his pace, cannot imagine himself to be a Steyn. He does so and bangs it short. Pujara has ample time to go back and pull it through deep mid-wicket for a boundary.1st Test. 31.1: D Karunaratne to C Pujara (44), 4 runs, 65/5 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 201710.43 IST: 29.1 Karunaratne to Pujara, FOUR. After countering all the better bowlers early on, this is a gift for Pujara. Short and wide outside off, Pujara goes back and slaps it powerfully through covers for a boundary. 1st Test. 29.1: D Karunaratne to C Pujara (38), 4 runs, 59/5 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 201710.33 IST: 26.5 Gamage to Pujara, FOUR Cheteshwar Pujara has really looked solid out there. Perhaps the county experience helping him more in India! Whatever is the case, he’s countering it well. Full length ball outside off, he leans into the shot and drives it through wide mid off for a boundary.1st Test. 26.5: L Gamage to C Pujara (33), 4 runs, 54/5 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 201710.26 IST: 26 Shanaka to Ashwin, OUT. FIFTY for half the side. Mind games are a thing in the sport and it shows. Shanaka created some doubts by banging an odd delivery short and also copped a blow to Ashwin. Here Ashwin was hanging on the back foot and sensing that Dasun hurls in a fuller delivery around off. Ashwin looks to drive it and gets it off the outer half straight to Karunaratne at backward point who makes no mistake. The umpires check for the front foot no ball but the bowler is just fine there. So, his persistence with fuller deliveries has again reaped rewards. Though this is a poor shot from the no.6. He played away from the body and that has brought his downfall. He walks away with a forlorn face but he is himself to be blamed here. India slip further, half the side back in the hut.advertisement25.6: WICKET! R Ashwin (4) is out, c Dimuth Karunaratne b Dasun Shanaka, 50/5- BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 201710.22 IST:  25.1 Shanaka to Pujara, FOUR. Fuller delivery outside off, Pujara gets a small stride forward and just caresses it through covers. There’s no stopping that.1st Test. 25.1: D Shanaka to C Pujara (28), 4 runs, 49/4 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 201710.06 IST: 23.5 D. Shanaka to Pujara, FOUR BYES. The amount of inswing on that delivery. Shanaka delivers it around middle and leg and the ball goes down the leg. It moves more and beats the dive from the keeper after beating Pujara who looks to flick it. Runs away to the fine leg fence.1st Test. 23.5: D Shanaka to C Pujara (24), 4 runs, 45/4 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 201709:52 IST: 19.1: D Shanaka to Pujara, FOUR. Aah! Glorious! It seems Pujara is batting in altogether different conditions than the other Indian batsmen. Shanaka serves a full delivery around off, Pujara drives it through mid off for a boundary. Replays show that he got it off the inner half as he looked to go a bit more towards covers.1st Test. 17.6: D Shanaka to R Ashwin (4), 4 runs, 34/4 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 201709:42 IST: Ravichandran Ashwin walks in at number 6. If there was any better time to show his batting prowess, now’s it. India are in trouble and really need him to bail them out. Will he be able to do so?09:42 IST: WICKET! 17.2: D Shanaka to Rahane. Shanaka strikes to end Rahane’s misery. India 30/4 (17.2 overs) vs Sri Lanka09:29 IST: 14.5: S Lakmal to Rahane, FOUR. First runs off Lakmal’s bowling! And it’s a boundary that gets it. Though Rahane wasn’t in control of that. This is bowled outside off, Ajinkya plays it away from the body and gets it through point. The ball has enough legs to go to the fence. Rahane gets off the mark with this.09:25 IST: 13.6: D Shanaka to Pujara, FOUR. One brings two! Yesterday Gamage struggled from this end and today Shanaka. Bowls a full delivery outside off, Pujara drives it through mid off a la yesterday and helps himself to another boundary. He’s on 16 now and all runs have been due to boundaries – unlike Che. India 25/3 (14 overs) vs Sri Lanka1st Test. 13.4: D Shanaka to C Pujara (12), 4 runs, 21/3 https://t.co/ln05So6Mox #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 201709:16 IST: The star of Day 1, Suranga Lakmal to steam in from the other end. He has bowled 6 overs so far and all have been maidens. They have three slips for him, coming down from the four slips that they had yesterday, apart from a gully.advertisement09:15 IST: 11.6: L Gamage to Pujara, Starts off with a 136 kmph straight delivery, outside off on a fuller length. Pujara watches that closely and lets it go.09:12 IST: We are all set to get underway. Matthew Hayden rings the bell at the Eden Gardens today. Sri Lanka are in a final huddle to discuss their final plans – much of which could be pace related. They run out to the centre to take their respective places on the ground. The Indian batters Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane walk out to bat. They have their tasks cut out. Remember, 98 OVERS have to be bowled today. Lahiru Gamage will run in to bowl a delivery that’ll complete the over. Three slips and a gully in place.08:57 IST: Pitch Report! Simon Doull doing the pitch report says that the track is still grassy albeit a bit of it is trimmed and it will be tough batting conditions. But the sunny conditions later on would mean that the batting could be easier then. The moisture on the surface will play it’s role, given it is an early start, opines Sunil Gavaskar. He goes on to add that it is important for the Sri Lankan bowlers to get the batsmen committed to the front foot as that’s where more chances of getting the edge lie. Thus, pitching it further up to the batsman is the key he feels.A quick pep talk for the boys as we get close to the start of Day’s play #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/gGSScSbMAc- BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 2017Day 2 of the 1st Test – Hours of play #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/cxtNr4ev1m- BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 2017Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens. For starters, the weather seems clear enough to have the scheduled early start on time. Although there is rain forecast later on, nothing’s a given until it really happens.Day 2 of the 1st Test – #TeamIndia will resume their first innings at 17/3 #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/KOjfMSV3hk- BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 2017With India rocked back in the limited period of play on Day 1, it is up to Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane to bail India out of troubled waters and get to a respectable total. The former is at the crease with a typical Pujara-esque innings so far and the latter is yet to get going.The Sri Lankans would ensure regular fuel supply to Suranga Lakmal’s ammunition, which is menacingly firing. Stay with us for what promises to be an intriguing day’s play.Yesterday was all about being left wanting more. Today it seems that the unquenched thirst of the cricket enthusiasts would be satiated.last_img read more

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4 days agoEibar coach Mendilibar: Barcelona should be happy with Valverde

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Eibar coach Mendilibar: Barcelona should be happy with Valverdeby Carlos Volcano5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEibar coach Jose Luis Mendilibar was full of praise for his former teammate and Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde after their 3-0 loss.Valverde got the better of Mendilibar in this one and the Eibar coach reflected on Barcelona’s up-and-down start to the season.”It’s not normal for them to lose twice early on, when they usually lose just a couple of times over a whole season,” he said after the match.”They’re a great team and they have a great coach.”Don’t doubt him at any point because he’s the best Barcelona have.” last_img read more

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Ohio State’s Eli Apple Claims The Atlanta Falcons Asked Him If He Likes Men

first_imgEli Apple talks about how the Atlanta Falcons asked if he likes men.eli apple asked if he likes menIt’s well-documented that coaches of NFL teams come up with some strange questions to ask NFL Combine participants. Ohio State’s Eli Apple may have been asked the strangest of all.Friday morning, Apple, appearing on CSN Philly’s The 700 Level, revealed that a coach on the Atlanta Falcons staff asked him if he likes men. Here’s the quote, via CSN Philly:“The Falcons coach, one of the coaches, was like, ‘So do you like men?’ It was like the first thing he asked me. It was weird. I was just like, ‘no.’ He was like, ‘if you’re going to come to Atlanta, sometimes that’s how it is around here, you’re going to have to get used to it.’ I guess he was joking but they just ask most of these questions to see how you’re going to react.” The Falcons, for the record, have already released a statement on the matter. In it, they apologize to Apple.You can see video below. Apple at first isn’t sure whether to answer the question truthfully – but obviously, he does.Your browser does not support iframes.Clearly, this isn’t a good look for either the Falcons or the NFL. We’ll see if there is any more fallout.last_img read more

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