Ind vs Eng: Rains dash India’s hopes in Chester-le-Street

first_imgIt seems Team India’s fortunes have hit rock bottom. For this was the least that Dhoni & Co would have expected during the first ODI at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, on Saturday. Score | PhotosAfter posting a competitive 274 runs of board, thanks to an impressive 95-run innings by opener Parthiv Patel, India had scalped two England wickets early and were poised for a fine finish when rains dashed their hopes.England were 27/2 with Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell at the crease when heavy rains forced the covers on. Once on, the covers remained put as the showers continued to lash the Riverside Ground till the final cut off time. Meanwhile, India’s injury list increased with Rohit Sharma fracturing his finger in the match.England won the toss and elected to bowl andmuch to the delight of the India fans India openers Parthiv Patel and Ajinkaya Rahane got off to a cautious start but gradually upped the tempo scoring boundaries and quick singles.Parthiv and Rahane were opening as regular openers Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag were unavailable. While Sehwag, who has yet to recover from his long-standing shoulder injury, opted out citing labyrinthithis of the left ear (sic) and Tendulkar was out with a persistent toe-injury.However, the two didn’t let the loss have an effect on the run rate and continued to bat at ease even as the scoreboard kept ticking.Soon India score crossed 80. But England were not undone and Stuart Broad came around to get rid of Rahane on 40. A short ball from Broad that was pulled by Rahane failed to clear the boundary and Samit Patel took a good catch in the fine-leg region. India lost their first wicket on 82 in the 16th over. advertisementBut Broad wasn’t finished yet. He came around to get rid of ‘The Wall’ Rahul Dravid cheaply. The ball took a thin edge off his bat to land in wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter’s gloves. He fell for two and India lost their second wicket on 87. However, the decision was a controversial one as the Hot Spot did not pick the edge and the third umpire decided on the basis of sound.Post that wicket, Parthiv Patel batted steadily at the Riverside Ground and he had Virat Kohli by his side to assist him in his efforts. He crossed his fifty without much effort and then went on for his ton. Unfortunately, he fell five runs short of his century.A James Anderson ball that was pitched wide from around the stumps invited a faint nick from Parthiv and keeper Kieswetter did the rest. India lost their third wicket on 190. His 95 runs were punctuated by 12 fours. He and Kohli put on 103 runs for the third wicket.Post Parthiv’s fall, Kohli too could not stay for long and an inside edge off Samit Patel crashed into his stumps dislodging his bails. He fell for 55 and India lost their fourth wicket on 206.Post that Rohit Sharma came down to bat but returned after the very first ball that he faced. He got hit by a Stuart Broad delivery in the 38th over. He received some attention from the physio and grimaced when the swollen index finger on his right hand was touched. He felt the field immediately and went to the hospital, where scans revealed a fracture.Later, Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni batted on to increase the figures on the scoreboard, but at death Raina lost his wicket to Jade Dernbach on 38 when the team total was 266.Skipper Dhoni and tail-ender R Ashwin fell in the last over of the innings as India posted a competitive 274/7 on board.In reply England lost their opener Alastair Cook early with a Praveen Kumar ball taking the inside edge of his bat and crashing into his stumps when the total was just six.Praveen struck again to get rid of Craig Kieswetter, trapping him leg-before when the England score was 21.Soon enough the players were seen walking off and the pitch being covered to ward off the showers. Finally, the match was called off when the England total was 27/2 with Trott and Bell in the middle.last_img read more

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World Cup Twenty20: Failure on all fronts against the Aussies

first_imgWhen a team gets annihilated by nine wickets with 31 balls to spare in a Twenty20 International , ‘what went wrong’ is a tough question to tackle, since the answer could be just about everything.As India took to the practice nets at the Colts Cricket Club ground on Saturday, the psychological effect of the defeat at the hands of Australia was writ large on the players’ faces.While it would be easy to blame Dhoni’s dropping of Virender Sehwag, Friday’s troubles went much deeper than the absence of one star batsman. Sehwag sat out of practice on Saturday as well. He played a bit of football, and just sat and joked around.The other six looked listless, and nothing summed up the Indian innings better than Irfan Pathan’s 30-ball 31 at the top of the order. The all-rounder got off to a flying start against the pace bowlers, but once spinner Brad Hogg was introduced at the end of the Powerplay, he could barely get the ball off the square. He also survived a couple of close shouts for LBW, and seemed to withdraw into a shell.Once the in-form Virat Kohli had perished for just 15, the middle-order found itself in the unfamiliar position of having to rebuild without their star batsman around.They flunked the test, with Yuvraj Singh succumbing to a bouncer and Rohit Sharma to his Achilles Heel, the in-swinging delivery.The batsmen just didn’t seem intent enough to hit the big shots and play to their strengths, letting the Aussies put the choke hold on them.Still, 140 for seven was a score on the board, and a couple of early wickets on the slow track would’ve put the untested Australian middle order under pressure.Whatever pressure Zaheer Khan created with a strong spell of fast bowling was let off by Ravichandran Ashwin at the other end. The fifth over was the key, as Ashwin gifted the dangerous Shane Watson two long hops that were duly deposited beyond the on-side boundary.Piyush Chawla bowled two loose deliveries to Watson and watched them disappear; Harbhajan Singh pitched it up to David Warner twice and then picked up the shattered bits of his confidence from the cow corner fence.For swashbuckling batsmen like Watson and Warner, a couple of freebies are enough to feel good about life, and Dhoni’s strange tactical decision not to bowl his best new-ball bowler, Pathan, till the 10th over was another factor. When he did get the ball, he bowled long hops, and conceded 19 runs. There were also misfields, a dropped catch, and terrible body language once the going got tough.advertisementlast_img read more

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Broad decline weighs on Toronto market as trade war worries hit US

first_imgNorth American markets saw broad declines Friday after President Donald Trump proposed more tariffs on Chinese goods.The announcement late Thursday that Trump was considering duties on an additional $100 billion in goods imported from China marked a shift in tone from U.S. officials earlier in the week that the U.S. was looking to negotiate a resolution to the trade dispute.The latest potential tariffs come on top of the tariffs the U.S. has proposed on US$50 billion worth Chinese goods, which China promised to match earlier this week, and an earlier back-and-forth after the U.S. imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum.The day-to-day shifts in trade sentiments are now dictating markets more than the underlying health of the economy, said Jamie Robertson, senior portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management.“Rhetoric is supplanting fundamentals at this particular point. The economic data both in the U.S. and Canada continues to show the economies are doing well…but clearly the market’s completely preoccupied with the spectre of a trade war between the U.S. and China.”“You flip and flop around when you get into these periods of volatility we’re into now,” he said.The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 148.64 points at 15,207.41, to leave the index down 1.04 per cent for the week.U.S. indexes saw declines of more than two per cent on Friday as trade concerns hit the U.S. more than other markets, said Robertson.The Dow Jones industrial average was down 572.46 points at 23,932.76. The S&P 500 index was down 58.37 points at 2,604.47 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 161.44 points at 6,915.11.Despite the market retreat, Robertson said he still believes the tariff threats are more of a negotiation tactic.“I think the market believes there may be some fire to this smoke, but I think it’s still negotiating tactics at this particular point. We saw this with NAFTA and we’re clearly going to see it with China as well.”The Canadian dollar averaged 78.35 cents US, up 0.08 of a US cent as Statistics Canada said the unemployment rate stayed at 5.8 per cent for a second consecutive month to match its lowest level since the agency started measuring the indicator in 1976.The dollar climbed despite a drop in oil prices that saw the May crude contract end down $1.48 at US$62.06 per barrel, though it was still well within its recent range, said Robertson.“Oil at this particular point is pretty well contained sort of between US$58 and US$68 and when you get in some of these situations where you get concerns for risk assets, I think that oil should move to the lower end of that range.”The May natural gas contract was up three cents at US$2.70 per mmBTU.The June gold contract was up US$7.60 at US$1,336.10 an ounce and the May copper contract was down one cent at US$3.06 a pound.last_img read more

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Chinas music streaming leader Tencent to go public in US

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – The owner of China’s largest music streaming services is looking to strike it rich in the U.S. stock market.Tencent Music Entertainment plans to sell its stock in the U.S. as part of an initial public offering. The IPO documents filed Tuesday propose raising $1 billion, but that preliminary figure often ends up being substantially higher.Investor demand is likely to be high, given the rising popularity of music streaming and Tencent’s success so far.Tencent says its services have more than 800 million users, including 23.3 million subscribers who pay to listen to its music library.It’s also profitable, having earned $199 million on revenue of $1.66 billion last year.Tencent’s major shareholders include the leading music streaming service Spotify, which went public earlier this year.last_img read more

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Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge RCMP looking to locate man wanted on outstanding

first_imgLindstrom is being described as:Indigenous male6′ / 194 lbs.Brown hairBrown eyesAthletic BuildFair ComplexionIf seen, the RCMP advise that Linstrom should not be confronted and that you should call 9-1-1 immediately.If you have any information regarding Lindstrom’s whereabouts, you are being asked to call Chetwynd RCMP at 250-788-9221 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. CHETWYND, B.C. – Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted on multiple outstanding arrest warrants.According to RCMP, 24-year-old Devon Lindstrom has warrants issued against him for assault causing bodily harm, numerous firearms-related offences, prohibited driving and breach of an undertaking.Police say Lindstrom is also wanted in Alberta for theft and failure to attend court.last_img read more

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NZ allows intrusive spy ops after mosque attack

first_imgWellington: New Zealand’s intelligence minister said Wednesday he was allowing spy agencies to carry out “intrusive” activities following the Christchurch mosque shootings that claimed 50 lives. The government this week ordered a judicial inquiry into whether the South Pacific nation’s intelligence services could have prevented the March 15 attack amid criticism the white supremacist gunman went unnoticed as they were too focused on Muslim extremists. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USAndrew Little — the minister responsible for the GCSB and SIS intelligence services — said he had signed powerful surveillance warrants as information gathering continued in the wake of the attack. “I have given authority to the agencies to do intrusive activities under warrant, the number of those (warrants) I’m not at liberty to disclose,” he told Radio New Zealand. Little said intelligence services typically monitored 30-40 people but that number had now increased, although he was unwilling to reveal by how much. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsHe said a warrant permitted anything from physical surveillance to the monitoring of telecommunications activity. “The whole gambit of what would otherwise be described as intrusive activity,” he told the New Zealand Herald. “The purpose of a warrant is to authorise and effectively make lawful what would otherwise be unlawful activity.” Little denied New Zealand had proved a “soft target” for the accused gunman, an Australian with apparent links to right-wing groups who reportedly moved to the country with the intention of carrying out an attack. Little said he maintained confidence in the intelligence services and until the inquiry into their actions was complete it was “premature” to say they had failed. “Until there’s a very microscopic look at what the agencies have been doing and whether they’ve missed anything, I can’t say for certain,” he told RNZ. “It’s important for me, the agencies, but ultimately for public confidence that we let that commission of inquiry do its job and reach its conclusions.” Meanwhile, police remained tight-lipped about two raids conducted by armed officers in Christchurch overnight. The raids took place at opposite ends of the city centre, the first at 8:00 pm (0700 GMT) Tuesday and the second around 1:00 am Wednesday.last_img read more

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Federer back to third after Zverevs Munich knockout

first_imgParis: Former world number one Roger Federer has returned to third in the ATP rankings released Monday, replacing Alexander Zverev after the reigning champion was knocked out of the Munich Open at the quarter-finals stage. Federer, who has won a record 20 Grand Slams, is making his return to clay at the Madrid Open this week after three years’ absence. Elsewhere Stefanos Tsitsipas takes ninth spot from American John Isner following the Greek’s victory at the Estoril Open. Novak Djokovic remains first ahead of Rafael Nadal to mark the Serb’s 250th week as world number one, a record only bettered on four occasions in the past.last_img read more

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Football Potential trap games for Ohio State

Ohio State freshman defensive end Chase Young (2) sacks Maryland quarterback Caleb Rowe and forces a fumble during the Ohio State-Maryland game on Oct. 7. Ohio State won 62-14. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignDespite an early season loss to No. 5 Oklahoma, Ohio State seemed to be well on its way to another College Football Playoff appearance, beating No. 2 Penn State in a thriller on Oct. 28, 2017. That is, until the Buckeyes traveled to Kinnick Stadium In Iowa City and fell to Iowa 55-24. This season, with another highly ranked matchup with Penn State ahead for Ohio State, here are the games that could be what the Hawkeyes were last season: a trap game.MarylandWyatt Crosher, Assistant Sports EditorNo. 9 Penn State might jump off the page. So might No. 14 Michigan. No. 21 Michigan State even shows up as an opponent to highlight on the schedule for Ohio State.But Maryland? Maryland just slips right through the cracks.Don’t sleep on the Terrapins so soon though. They sit at 3-1, are tied for the third-best record in the Big Ten and have a win over a ranked opponent — 34-29 against now-No. 18 Texas.The Buckeye offense lines up against the Maryland defense during the second quarter of the Ohio State-Maryland game on Oct. 7. Ohio State won 62-14. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignThe offense lives on its running game, with a trio of backs rushing the ball more than 25 times thus far. Senior Ty Johnson, redshirt freshman Anthony McFarland and sophomore Tayon Fleet-Davis have combined for 739 yards and seven touchdowns this season on the ground, with Johnson and McFarland each averaging more than seven yards per carry.Maryland has also found its way through the air with redshirt freshman quarterback Kasim Hill. A four-star prospect according to 247Sports’ composite rankings, Hill has been a serviceable quarterback in his first year under center, throwing for 516 yards and three touchdowns with only one interception.For a Maryland offense that lives on the run game, Hill’s stats don’t jump off the page, but they allow for enough of a threat to open up the Terrapins’ run game, which could find more space with the lack of junior defensive end Nick Bosa.It is too early to know if Bosa will be ready for a game in November, but even with him in the game, Ohio State allowed three runs of more than 70 yards, two of which were to an Oregon State team that is far from impressive.The Buckeyes looked like a pass-first offense when redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins ignited against Tulane, while sophomore and redshirt junior running backs J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber struggled to get much going.Maryland offers more trouble in the run game, allowing only 104 yards per game on the ground, No. 19 in the nation.Stats aside, because Ohio State is clearly the better team on paper, Maryland offers the Buckeyes the toughest placement on their schedule.Ohio State travels to College Park on Nov. 17, the second-to-last week of the regular season, in between a road matchup against Michigan State and home game against the Wolverines.The back-to-back road game is the ultimate trap-game trope, and it is the same one Ohio State fell to last year in its brutal defeat to Iowa that cost the team a shot at the College Football Playoff.Michigan State is a large enough opponent to give the Buckeyes a difficult matchup, leaving them vulnerable against the Terrapins a week later. More importantly, the Michigan game the week after takes a lot of attention away from a Maryland game many will see as a pushover before the huge rivalry matchup.The Terrapins have proven their ability to upset strong teams just four games into the season, and have proven to be strong running the ball and strong defending the run.Maryland offers the hardest road game on the schedule strictly by being the game before Michigan and after Michigan State. But it helps that the Terrapins might actually have some weapons to make Ohio State’s in-between game that much harder.PurdueColin Gay, Sports EditorHistorically, Ohio State has never had any issues with Purdue. The Buckeyes have won 39 of 55 matchups against the Boilermakers, winning both games against the team in head coach Urban Meyer’s tenure — a 29-22 win in Columbus in 2012 and a 56-0 beatdown in Indiana in 2013.Based on Purdue’s record through the first four games of the season, Ohio State seems to be on a similar path when it faces the Boilermakers on Oct. 20.Purdue fifth-year quarterback David Blough (11) carries the ball on a quarterback keep during Purdue’s 30-13 win over Boston College on Sept. 22. Credit: Courtesy of Dalani Young | Purdue Exponent Staff PhotographerPurdue has lost three of its first four games of the season, including an opening conference-game loss to Northwestern on Aug. 30. However, a trend seems to be continuing that the Boilermakers began last season. After finishing the 2017 season with a 7-6 record, with one-score losses to No. 16 Louisville and No. 7 Wisconsin, Purdue’s three losses in four games to start the 2018 season have each been by one score and are carrying a plus-9 score differential heading into the fifth game of the season despite posting a record of 1-3.The Boilermakers entered the win column on Saturday, defeating No. 23 Boston College for the team’s first ranked win since beating No. 23 Illinois 21-14 on Oct. 22, 2011. With redshirt senior quarterback David Blough, the Boilermakers have been doing the same thing all season. Blough completed 21-of-28 pass attempts for 296 yards and three touchdowns, extending his completion percentage to 71.6 percent with six touchdowns to one interception. For Blough, it helps to have a receiver like freshman Rondale Moore in the passing game. He led the team in the win over Boston College with eight receptions for 110 yards, bringing in his third and fourth touchdown receptions of the season. Like many teams before it, Boston College could not get its running game going against the Purdue defense. Despite allowing 138.3 yards per game, the Boilermaker defense grants opposing backs an average of 3.6 yards per carry, with the Eagles averaging 3.4 yards per carry on Saturday. Linebacker Cornel Jones has made a major impact in the middle, leading the team with eight tackles for loss, including 2.5 sacks through the first four games. Ever since Jeff Brohm became the head coach at Purdue prior to the start of the 2017 season, the Boilermakers have gone 1-3 against ranked opponents, never losing by more than 18 points to an opponent. After recording a 4-2 record at Ross-Ade Stadium, the Boilermakers are still looking for that signature win for Brohm’s tenure. After facing No. 9 Penn State on Saturday, Ohio State will not have another chance at a ranked opponent until Nov. 10 against Michigan State. If the Buckeyes beat the Nittany Lions on Saturday, Ohio State could have a period of time, with games against Indiana and Minnesota, during which it wins even if mistakes are made. With Purdue’s track record against ranked opponents and its ability to win at home under Brohm, Ohio State must have Oct. 20 circled on its calendar as a trap game.Michigan StateEdward Sutelan, Editor-in-chiefMichigan State has upset Ohio State in some key moments in the past seven matchups between the two teams.The Buckeyes lost to the Spartans for the first time since the millenium flipped from the 1900s to the 2000s in 2011 when Michigan State won 10-7 in Columbus. Two years later, Michigan State kept a previously undefeated and second-ranked Ohio State from a likely BCS Championship Game appearance with a 34-24 upset in the 2013 Big Ten Championship. Another two years pass, and Michigan State, again, kept Ohio State out of the College Football Playoff with a stunning walk-off field goal in Columbus to win 17-14 in 2015, later going on to win the Big Ten.Ohio State sophomore defensive end Nick Bosa (97) sacks Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke during the first quarter of the Buckeyes’ victory against the Spartans on Nov. 11. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignOne thing has remained constant though about the losses for the Buckeyes: they’ve never come in East Lansing, Michigan.Despite winning three of the past seven meetings, the Spartans have not defeated Ohio State in front of their home fans since 1999. In fact, since the first matchup in East Lansing, Ohio State has won 16 of 21 clashes in front of a green and white-clad crowd. Michigan State’s longest home winning streak against the Buckeyes is just two games, while Ohio State is currently running a six-game winning streak.But this rivalry between the two teams has gotten interesting in recent years. Whenever Ohio State has appeared to be a clear favorite, Michigan State always finds a way to make it close or even come away with the upset. No. 4 Ohio State will enter the matchup this year as the heavy favorite over No. 21 Michigan State barring a collapse by the Buckeyes or an unexpected resurgence by the Spartans, who already sit at 2-1 on the year. Michigan State has not looked the part of a dominant team this season. Quarterback Brian Lewerke is completing 66 percent of his passes, but has a 5-to-4 touchdown-to-interception ratio. The running backs are averaging just 3.3 yards per carry and have only scored four rushing touchdowns. However, in previous meetings, Michigan State has almost always been considered the underdog. Rarely, if ever, have the Spartans appeared to be the clear favorite.Yet they seem to always be that one team that gives Ohio State trouble when everything is going right for the Buckeyes. Ohio State has a clear path to a championship? Michigan State seems to get in the way, or at least provide the Buckeyes with a worthy challenge. Even in 2016 when Michigan State entered the Nov. 20 matchup with a 3-7 record and 1-6 conference record compared to Ohio State’s 9-1 and 6-1 marks, it was only a failed two-point conversion with 4:41 remaining and a later interception that kept Michigan State from beating the Buckeyes. On paper, Ohio State should handle the Spartans. The Buckeyes are viewed as a national title contender and the Big Ten frontrunner. The Spartans are viewed as a fringe top-25 team. But in Spartan Stadium on Nov. 10, Ohio State could again be on upset watch. read more

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Southgate happy for Liverpools success

first_imgLiverpool made it to the Champions League final this season and it is considered to be a huge success for the whole English football – and Gareth Southgate believes that it will lift the national team as well.The Albion manager insisted that it is always great to have some experienced players in the squad and thanks to this journey, the Liverpool players were able to gain a lot of experience which they can now use while representing their country.Southgate spoke about this Liverpool’s success as he said, according to Independent:“I think it is big.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“We want our players to be playing in those big matches and the experience for the likes of Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana and Trent in the last few months of playing in those matches that matter.”“It was the same for the Spurs boys and Man City boys – you want them in those big-match environments.”“You want them to experience winning things because then they know what it has taken, the commitment that is needed and the mindset that is needed and that hurdles can be overcome and they have gained belief from being in those performances.”last_img read more

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Alderweireld Spurs must bounce back immediately

first_imgTottenham defender Toby Alderweireld aims to return to winning ways at Cardiff City on New Year’s DayMauricio Pochettino’s side saw their five-match winning run come to an end with a shock 3-1 home defeat to Wolves on Saturday.However, Spurs have bounced back superbly from losses this season and Alderweireld is hoping they will prove that again at Cardiff.“We have to stick together,” Alderweireld told the club website.“Of course, everyone is very disappointed to get this result (against Wolves) but we have to bounce back on Tuesday and show what kind of team we are.”In the game at Wembley, Harry Kane’s first-half strike gave Spurs the lead heading into the break.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.But goals from Willy Boly, Raul Jimenez and Helder Costa in the space of 15 minutes in the second-half handed Wolves the win.“I thought we had a good first half, second half we couldn’t get the energy from the last games, we defended, defended and then a goal against… it was difficult,” added Alderweireld.“The desire was there, sometimes it’s just the energy. Normally we’re on top of it and we’re better than the opponent but we couldn’t create a lot chances (in the second half).“Defensively they stood okay and we couldn’t get through. The second half was difficult.”Saturday’s defeat in London was also Alderweireld’s 100th league match for Spurs.last_img read more

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Sports Monday Rockets Keep Winning And Astros Prospect Suspended

first_img Share Michael HagertyThe Rockets have won 12 straight. With 23 games left to play, how can they best navigate them so that when the playoffs start they’re healthy and reasonably rested?And the Astros learned last week that their highly touted pitching prospect Forrest Whitley violated Major League Baseball’s drug prevention and treatment program. He’s been suspended 50 games.We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.last_img read more

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Police Officers Wounded Monday Are Stable HPD Releases Name Of Suspects

first_imgFlorian Martin/Houston Public MediaDr. Michelle McNutt, chief of trauma at Memorial Hermann’s Red Duke Trauma Institute (fourth from left) and Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo (first from right) held a media briefing on January 29, 2019, to provide an update on the five police officers who were injured while serving a search warrant on January 28 in Southeast Houston.HPD Chief Art Acevedo released the names of the two persons involved in a Monday shooting with police officers in Southeast Houston and the hospital that is treating the wounded officers provided an update on their condition.Dr. Michelle McNutt, chief of trauma at Memorial Hermann’s Red Duke Trauma Institute, said she could only provide information about three of the five officers that were treated because of patient privacy guidelines and family wishes. She noted those three officers are stable.McNutt detailed that one of the officers suffered a gunshot wound to the face. He was operated on Monday night and will have to undergo additional operations by the hospital’s facial trauma.Another officer who also suffered a face wound and who, according to Acevedo is a 50-year-old sergeant and a 25 year veteran with HPD, won’t require surgery and will likely be discharged Tuesday.A third officer who sustained a knee injury has already undergone surgery by the orthopedic trauma team and will likely be discharged later this week. The HPD chief said he is a 50-year-old sergeant and a 27 year veteran.Another wounded officer is a 33-year-old who, according to Acevedo, sustained a sustained a shoulder gunshot wound and was released from the hospital Monday night.The fifth officer who was wounded in the shooting, specifically on his neck, is still in the hospital and, according to HPD, is in serious but stable condition.Florian Martin/Houston Public MediaThe Pecan Park house where four police officers were shot on January 28, 2019 while serving a search warrant.Acevedo said he is not releasing the names of the wounded officers because of security concerns.The HPD chief explained how the shooting occurred when a group of officers were serving a search warrant at the 7800 block of Harding Street, in Southeast Houston. According to Acevedo, the officers immediately came under fire upon entering the house.Additionally, a pitbull dog attacked them and was killed. Subsequently, a male suspect came from the back of the house and opened fire. An officer was hit on one of his shoulders and went down falling on a sofa in the living room.At that time, a female suspect went towards the fallen officer reaching over him and trying to get his shotgun and that’s when back up officers made entry and discharged their firearms striking the female suspect, after which an exchange of gunfire continued. Both suspects died in the shooting.Florian Martin/Houston Public MediaDennis Tuttle, 59 years-old, is one of the suspects involved in a January 29, 2019, shooting with HPD officers that occurred in Southeast Houston. He died during the confrontation.Acevedo said the male suspect was 59-year-old Dennis Tuttle and the female suspect was 58-year-old Rhogena Nicholas. The HPD chief detailed they were both white.Florian Martin/Houston Public MediaRhogena Nicholas, 58 years-old, is one of the suspects involved in a January 29, 2019, shooting with HPD officers that occurred in Southeast Houston. She died during the confrontation.Investigators found marijuana in the house, along with a “white powdery substance” that Acevedo said could be cocaine or fentanyl. Additionally, several firearms were recovered: two 12-gauge shotguns; a 20-gauge shotgun; a 22 caliber rifle and a Remington 700 rifle.As is customary in officer-involved shooting incidents in the city limits, the incident is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit, HPD Internal Affairs Division and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.Mayor Sylvester Turner visited the officers at the hospital Tuesday morning. In a tweet, he praised their bravery and said that one of them had switched careers and had found his calling at HPD, which comes to show the commitment to public service that policemen have.Community tip critical to investigationAcevedo said it was a neighbor’s tip that directed narcotics officers to the house in Pecan Park.He said his thin-stretched department can only do so much to fight crime, which is why a good relationship with local communities — including the immigrant community — is crucial.“We rely on them,” he said. “They’re witnesses, they’re complainants, and we rely on them. And I think thanks to those efforts, those outreach efforts in Spanish and in other languages, our community trusts us.”Acevedo said HPD has worked hard to assure immigrant communities that officers won’t ask about their citizenship status.You can watch chief Acevedo’s media briefing here:Chief @artacevedo gives update @memorialhermann hospital on injured officers https://t.co/G6KlXx42Bw— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) January 29, 2019 Sharelast_img read more

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Full Show Police Seek Katy Man In Connection With David Ortiz Shooting

first_img 00:00 /56:36 X On Friday’s Houston Matters: Police in the Dominican Republic say 43-year-old Víctor Hugo Gómez, whose last known address was in Katy, is wanted in the mistaken shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz on June 9, 2019. Gómez, an associate of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel, was indicted in a major federal drug sting here in Houston back in March. We’ll discuss the latest development in this bizarre saga with Gabrielle Banks, who covers federal court for the Houston Chronicle.Then, News 88.7 energy and environment reporter Travis Bubenik will share details on the new Federal Action Plan to reduce childhood lead exposure.Also this hour: As heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran rise, we learn from Rice University fellow Jim Krane about how U.S. interests would be ‘deeply undermined’ by a war with Iran. We discuss what the implications are for Greater Houston’s oil and gas industry. Plus: Our panel of non-experts weighs in on stories from the week’s news and decides if they’re good, bad, or ugly. And, Houston Public Media’s Catherine Lu chats with Mollie Haven Miller, executive director of Dance Source Houston, about the 5th Annual Barnstorm Dance Fest. We offer a daily podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listenlast_img read more

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State Technical Education dept launches new website

first_imgKolkata: State Technical Education, Training and Skill Development minister Purnendu Basu on Thursday inaugurated the new website of the department – www.wbtetsd.gov.in, designed and developed by NIC.The minister also unveiled the departmental news bulletin ‘Karigari Barta’, which is targeted to reach the potential beneficiaries and users of skilled manpower to join hands for development of the state.”The policy and implementation of different activities and achievements of the department including all Directorates and skill Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsdevelopment will be disseminated through this website and act as a monthly news bulletin. We will ensure that this website is updated on a regular basis, ” Basu said.Apart from updating the various activities of the department and the directorate, the website and the news bulletin will also have alist of the polytechnic colleges and the ITI’s in the state categorising both government and private.Since 2011, this department has reshaped and strengthened the Technical Education , Vocational Education & Training and attempted to expand the programme to 145 Polytechnics in 59 subdivisions, 250 ITIs in 150 blocks and 2,714 Vocational Training Centers in most of the gram panchyats of the state.last_img read more

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Stuck on What to Get That Techie You Love How About Asking

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. December 19, 2016 5 min read MIT Technology Review has something for every tech lover on your list in its “Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide.” The list includes this year’s 13 most covetable gadgets, from a wearable that does it all to a virtual-reality gaming kit.Related: Top Holiday Tech Gifts You Can Get at a DiscountWith Tech Review’s permission, we reproduce the list here:The Ultimate Holiday Wish ListThe Phantom 4 from DJIDodge the possibility of drone crashes with the Phantom 4 from DJI, which includes a collision avoidance system that uses two forward-facing sensors to detect obstacles as far ahead as 49 feet. When the drone detects an object in its path, it will go around it or pause and hover.Illustration by Miguel PorlanGarmin Fenix 3 SapphireThe Fenix 3 Sapphire combines Garmin’s sports-watch know-how with smart-watch-style notifications. Thanks to GPS and satellite navigation, plus tracking features, this gadget is best suited for athletes who venture off the beaten path. But advanced metrics for things like stride length, vertical oscillation and oxygen intake should come in handy for serious runners everywhere.Illustration by Miguel PorlanNintendo NES Classic EditionGive the gift of nostalgia with this modernized mini version of the original cartridge-based Nintendo Entertainment System console. It maintains the original’s retro looks (even for the included controller) and comes with 30 8-bit favorites such as Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong and the Legend of Zelda preinstalled.Illustration by Miguel PorlanHappier Camper HC1This retro-style trailer weighs just 1,100 pounds, so your favorite camper or Airstream aficionado can tow it with most cars for camping trips and cross-country adventures. The HC1 features a modular interior that can be arranged into various modes, from a sleeping space for five to a mobile office to a living space with a kitchenette.Illustration by Miguel PorlanAstell & Kern AK70While most of the world has moved on to streaming services such as Spotify, those who value high-resolution playback still cling to portable music players, and the high-end South Korean brand Astell & Kern is still improving them. The Android-based, wi-fi-compatible AK70 supports hi-res files like AIFF, FLAC and WAV, in a reasonably light (4.7-ounce) package.Illustration by Miguel PorlanRelated: 10 High-Tech Holiday Gifts You Can Buy for Under $100Withings ThermoThis smart thermometer proves that stocking stuffers don’t have to be useless. The compact gadget uses 16 infrared sensors to take heat measurements and find the hottest point when it’s swept across someone’s forehead.Illustration by Miguel PorlanSamsung 4K SUHD TelevisionIf you’re shopping for someone with a serious living-room setup, one of Samsung’s 4K SUHD TVs could prove to be perfect. Thanks to quantum-dot display technology, which uses tiny particles that emit light in various colors, these sets provide punchier, more saturated color than typical LCD TVs, which produce cooler, more bluish hues.Illustration by Miguel PorlanLenovo Phab 2 ProFor someone who wants the absolute cutting edge in mobile tech, Lenovo’s super-sized Android handset is the obvious pick. The Phab 2 Pro is the first smartphone to support Google’s augmented-reality Tango platform, which lets you view 3-D software overlays based on what’s captured by the device’s wide-angle camera and depth sensor — essentially providing a unique way to interact with your environment.Illustration by Miguel PorlanAnki CozmoCozmo is much more than a robotic toy for kids. Thanks to facial-recognition technology, the bot will graduate from shy to friendly with its owners, and it’s programmed to remember specifics like your favorite game.Illustration by Miguel PorlanStromer ST2Reward your favorite eco-conscious commuter with this souped-up, connected ebike. The ST2’S battery lasts for up to 93 miles per charge, and riders can enjoy motor-boosted speeds of up to 27 miles per hour. In addition to toggling settings via buttons on the handlebar, the rider can tweak them in the Stromer smartphone app for Android and iOS (not advised while riding!).Illustration by Miguel PorlanPlayStation VRThis head-mounted display system makes playing games like Batman Arkham VR and Star Wars Battlefront more immersive than ever. It connects to a PlayStation 4 via USB and HDMI cables and lets the wearer explore the game environment with a 100-degree field of view.Illustration by Miguel PorlanAnova Precision CookerBoil-in-a-bag has gone high tech. The Anova Precision Cooker attaches to the side of any old kitchen pot to heat water and circulate it evenly, allowing for perfectly moist, tender meals prepared in the sous vide style (as long as food is sealed in an airtight plastic bag).Illustration by Miguel PorlanRelated: Top 25 Tech Gadgets to Give This Holiday SeasonSamsung Gear 360The Gear 360 merges images taken with two 180-degree wide-angle lenses to create 360-degree shots and videos. Photographers can hit “record” on the orb-shaped Gear 360 itself or use the smartphone app on a compatible Samsung Galaxy phone to adjust white balance, exposure and more before they start capturing images.Illustration by Miguel Porlan Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

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Airbnb introduces MvRx a new Android framework for easier faster and highquality

first_imgYesterday, Airbnb open sourced MvRx (pronounced mavericks), their Android architecture. MvRx received an astounding adoption rate when it was first introduced to the engineers at Airbnb in July. Later, it became their standard way of writing screens and now it is used for nearly all of their product development. Due to its popularity among Airbnb’s app developers, they have decided to share it with all Android developers. MvRx is based on Kotlin, which helped MvRx’s developers to leverage several powerful features provided by the language to build a cleaner API. It is built on top of the following technologies and concepts: Kotlin Android Architecture Components RxJava React (conceptually) Epoxy (optional but recommended) Why you should use MvRx? Using MvRx you will be able to write simple and complex Android screens easily. MvRx also helps making certain tasks easier and faster for Android app developers such as: Saving view state and business logic in onSaveInstanceState properly Creating layouts with a toolbar, RecyclerView, and footer over and over again Executing the onSuccess and onFailure handlers for asynchronous requests Dealing with the Android lifecycle What are its core concepts? State: MvRxState is an interface that you need to extend with an immutable Kotlin data class. It contains the properties necessary to render your screen. ViewModel: All the business logic and anything other than just rendering views is handled by MvRxViewModels. It extends Google’s ViewModel. The following lifecycle diagram clearly illustrates how ViewModels simplify lifecycles on Android: Source: GitHub View: MvRxView is a simple interface that users see and interact with. It is a LifecycleOwner consisting of a invalidate() function that gets called any time there is a change in the state of its ViewModels. Async: MvRx makes handling async requests like fetching from a network or a database easier using Async. It is a Kotlin sealed class with four types: Uninitialized, Loading, Success, and Fail. MvRx provides an extension to map Observable to an Async property on your state to make executing network requests and other actions easy with a single line of code. How can you install it? To use MvRx, you need to add the following dependency to your project in the build.gradle file: dependencies { implementation ‘com.airbnb.android:mvrx:0.5.0’} To know about the other details of MvRx, you can refer to its GitHub repository and also read Airbnb’s official announcement. Read Next RxAndroid 2.1.0 is out with a newly added Async API! Dagger 2.17, a dependency injection framework for Java and Android, is now out! Did you know your idle Android device sends data to Google 10 times more often than an iOS device does to Apple?last_img read more

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GNOME team adds Fractional Scaling support in the upcoming GNOME 332

first_imgThe GNOME team released beta version 3.32 of GNOME, a free and open source GUI for the Linux computer operating system, last month. GNOME 3.32 is set to release on 13th March 2019. Now, the GNOME team has also added the much-awaited support for fractional scaling to the GNOME 3.32, reports Phoronix. The GNOME 3.32 beta release explored major improvements, bug fixes, and other changes. Earlier GNOME would allow the users to scale windows by integral factors (typically 2). But this was very limiting as there are many systems between the dpi ranges that are effective for scale factor 2, or unscaled. In order to improve this, GNOME then allowed its users to scale by fractional values, e.g. 3/2, or 2/1.3333. This, in turn, allows its users more control over the UI scaling as opposed to the previous integer based scaling of 2, 3, etc. The newly added support for Fractional Scaling in the upcoming GNOME version 3.32 will help enhance the user experience with the modern HiDPI displays. The GNOME Shell changes along with the Mutter changes have also been merged ahead of GNOME version 3.32.0. Read Next GNOME version 3.32 says goodbye to application menus Fedora 29 beta brings Modularity, GNOME 3.30 support and other changes GNOME 3.30 released with improved Desktop performance, Screen Sharing, and morelast_img read more

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Cable operator UPC Slovakia has claimed victory in

first_imgCable operator UPC Slovakia has claimed victory in a regulatory dispute with Košice-based service provider Antik Telecom.The Slovak telecom regulator has ruled that UPC Slovakia had no obligation under the current law to provide its TV services over Antik Telecom’s network. According to the Liberty Global-owned operator, Antik earlier refused to enter into negotiations over retransmission of TV services on a contractual basis.Antik Telecom had also been challenged by smaller ISPs and the APKT cable operator association over illegal retransmission and construction of networks.last_img read more

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Teleste will use IBC to highlight its IP over coax

first_imgTeleste will use IBC to highlight its IP over coax solutions.Teleste says it will highlight the advantages of bringing fibre connections to an apartment building (FttB) and utilizing existing coaxial cables for enabling IP delivery to individual apartments, enabling the cost of building fibre level broadband connections to be reduced to one fifth compared to using fibre all the way.Products on show include the DOCSIS Access Hub DAH, which provides a solution for introducing high-speed broadband connections to coaxial cable networks and extend IP network inside apartment buildings and hotels by utilising existing coaxial cable infrastructure.The product includes advanced management tools allowing free capacity allocation, 16 downstream and four upstream channels, QAM64, QAM256, QAM1024 downstream support, QPSK, QAM16, QAM64, QAM256 upstream support, a capacity of 960Mbps downstream and 160 Mbps upstream, remote configuration and management, integrated power supply, amplifier and level 2 switch, Optical interface SFP slot, Ethernet 2xGbE copper and Coax PG11, and encapsulation class IP54Teleste will exhibit at IBC on stand 4.B77last_img read more

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The HbbTV Association and the French HD Forum will

first_imgThe HbbTV Association and the French HD Forum will run a symposium for the HbbTV community in Paris next week. The event, HbbTV in Action, will feature experts from across the world discussing the latest HbbTV accomplishments on a broad range of topics, according to the group.The symposium will take place at the Espace Landowski, in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris from October 8-9. Panel sessions will include a hybrid TV countries review and sessions on smart TVs, opoerator boxes, the HbbTV roadmap, HbbTV in the pay TV world and ways of increasing consumer awareness.“HbbTV has grown from a European initiative to a worldwide standard. We are pleased with the quality and calibre of the organizations coming from all over Europe as well as from Africa and Australia. It is a reflection of the growing international momentum and interest in HbbTV,” said Klaus Illgner, HbbTV chairman, and Regis Saint Girons, president of the French HD Forum.“One of the key objectives of the HbbTV Association is to bring the latest in hybrid TV services to broadcasters and operators across the world. This is an exciting opportunity for those following and deploying HbbTV to learn more about HbbTV services, case studies and our technology roadmap.”last_img read more

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