Cricket News Cheteshwar Pujara matches Sachin Tendulkar for this unwanted record in Boxing Day Test

first_imgNew Delhi: Cheteshwar Pujara has been the key factor in India’s good run in Australia in the ongoing series. In Adelaide, his knocks of 123 and 71 helped India secure a 31-run win to help Virat Kohli’s side win the first match of the series in a Test Down Under for the first time. In Melbourne, Pujara hit his 17th century and his partnership with Kohli helped India reach 443/7 declared on a difficult pitch. However, in the second innings, with India leading by 292 runs, Pujara attempted to flick a full ball from Pat Cummins but he found the fielder at leg gully to depart for 0. Things got worse for India as Kohli (0) and Ajinkya Rahane (1) fell to Cummins as the bowler picked up four wickets in a sensational burst.This was the second time that Pujara had scored a century but dismissed for a duck in the same match. His first instance was in 2015 when he was dismissed for 145 and 0 in the third Test against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC). However, Pujara has also matched the unwanted feat which was earlier set by Sachin Tendulkar, who was also dismissed for a hundred and a duck in the same match twice.Read More | Bumrah takes career-best figures to decimate Australia in MCG TestTendulkar was dismissed for 0 in the first innings of the Chennai Test in 1999 against Pakistan but he came back strongly in the second innings. Battling back spasms, Tendulkar scored a heroic 136 but India fell short by 12 runs. The second instance was against the West Indies in Port of Spain in 2002. Tendulkar smashed 117 but fell for 0 in the second innings. However, it did not prove to be costly as India won a Test in the West Indies after 26 years.Read More | Watch – Kohli tries to run four, Pujara barely manages threeThe other prominent people who have been dismissed twice for a hundred and a duck in the same match are Sir Don Bradman, Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Vivian Richards, Jacques Kallis and Daryl Cullinan. Shivnarine Chanderpaul of West Indies has suffered this fate three times, which is the most. So, in a bittersweet way, Pujara is in elite company. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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QPR end talks with Alex

first_imgQPR have ended talks with Alex after they were unable to reach an agreement with the transfer-listed Chelsea defender.Rangers always faced a major task trying to persuade Alex to join them, and he is now tipped to be reunited with former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti at French club Paris St-Germain.Recently-appointed QPR boss Mark Hughes is keen to sign at least one centre-back before the transfer window closes.Nedum Onuoha has been the club’s number one target for some time and talks with the Manchester City man are ongoing.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Enviros Appeal EPA Action

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff ReporterOMAHA (DTN) — EPA decided in July not to ban the insecticide chlorpyrifos, and now, environmental groups have petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Seattle to review that decision.In July, EPA said it will expedite what is an ongoing review of chlorpyrifos in response to public concerns raised. The agency has until 2022 to complete its review.Groups filing the petition include the League of United Latin American Citizens; Pesticide Action Network North America; Natural Resources Defense Council; California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation; Farmworker Association of Florida; Farmworker Justice; Labor Council for Latin American Advancement; Learning Disabilities Association of America; National Hispanic Medical Association Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste; and United Farm Workers.“EPA has repeatedly found chlorpyrifos unsafe, especially to children, yet time and time again it refuses to protect kids,” said Patti Goldman, the Earthjustice managing attorney leading the case. “But Earthjustice and our clients won’t stand for this. The science and the law call for a chlorpyrifos ban. We are hopeful the courts will do the same for the sake of children and farmworkers.”The EPA had until July 18 to address objections to its 2007 decision rejecting a petition asking for a ban. The deadline was set as part of a court order issued on April 19, 2019, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco.Chlorpyrifos is the main ingredient in Corteva Agriscience’s Lorsban insecticide, which targets soybean aphids, spider mites and corn rootworm.The EPA has consistently maintained available science supports the human safety of chlorpyrifos, while environmental groups continue to say it is unsafe for humans.An EPA spokesperson told DTN in July that the agency may at some point place new restrictions on chlorpyrifos.The legal pursuit aimed at chlorpyrifos began in 2007 when the Pesticide Action Network North America and the Natural Resources Defense Council petitioned EPA to cancel the insecticide’s registrations.The EPA denied the petition and said at the time that farmers need chlorpyrifos, and the agency uses “sound science” when making decisions.The agency’s rejection of the 2007 petition was a surprising reversal from the stance of the EPA under the Obama administration, which had indicated as recently as fall 2016 that it was prepared to issue a full ban on the pesticide.Todd Neeley can be reached at todd.neeley@dtn.comFollow him on Twitter @toddneeleyDTN(BAS/CZ)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Geocaching, the Gift of Friendship

first_img SharePrint RelatedGeocaching 2 by 2 – Power your Relationships with GeocachingJune 3, 2013In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Roadtrip? Just add Geocaching…June 7, 2010In “Community”28 Upcoming Mega-Events. 28 Reasons to Go. Coincidence? No.June 11, 2013In “Community” Share Geocaching: Build a FriendshipGeocaching with Friends = BetterIt’s time to pack along more than just your phone or GPS device on your next geocaching adventure, bring a friend along too. Geocaching is best shared with others. It’s also easiest to explain geocaching when you’re actually out in the field searching. Looking for a friend to take along? It’s easy to connect with other geocachers and share the adventure at a Geocaching event.Check out the Geocaching Event Calendar. There are hundreds of Event Caches planned around the world just this month. By logging an “Attended” on an Event Cache, you’ll not only earn a smiley, but also meet new geocachers. You can also track down a local geocaching organization that can connect you with geocachers who know the lay of the land in your region. You’ll find the people to call when you’re baffled by a difficult geocache in your area and in need of a hint.See how easy it is to geocache on the fly with a friend using a Geocaching app in this new video.[vsw id=”oEx197zh0bQ” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] Customize Your Geocaching Experience by Adding “Home Coordinates”Enter your  location so we can provide information on newly published geocaches and geocaching events near you in the Geocaching Weekly Mailer.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

I’m riding here! New York City prepares for autonomous cars

first_imgTags:#Autonomous#featured#IoT#New York#Self-Driving#top#Waymo Amanda Razani Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Related Posts center_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Get ready New York City — Driverless cars are coming your way soon. Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that a program to allow testing of self-driving vehicles is officially open to applications from manufacturers of cars or companies working for those manufacturers.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that a program to allow testing of self-driving vehicles is officially open to applications from manufacturers of cars or companies working for those manufacturers.Companies like Uber, Tesla and Waymo are sure to be excited about this opportunity. New York will be joining other states in the U.S. that are already in the process of testing the safety and reliability of autonomous cars.See Also: Who is responsible for autonomous car regulation?The legal timeframe to apply for and start testing has been open since April 1. The pilot program and the law allowing driverless vehicles on the road are set to expire on April 1, 2018.Professor Chunming Qiao, Ph.D, at UB, is a computer science engineer working on the advancement of autonomous car technology.“That technology is mostly still in the lab and being tested, except for a few preliminary technologies, like autopilot of a Tesla, it really has not been commercialized,” Qiao said of where the general progression of the technology stands now.When you see these vehicles on the road, it is important to realize they aren’t yet the norm. Right now, companies want to analyze how these vehicles respond to New York’s climate and variety of roads.The biggest concern with autonomous cars is safety, and that is the issue many people doubt.  Qiao realizes that there are still risks associated with this new technology that needs to be studied.The way of driverless futureHowever, “Autonomous vehicles have a lot of potential in improving safety and efficiency of the transportation system,” explains Qiao.He believes the future is ultimately heading that direction, though it may take people a while to get used to sharing the road with autonomous cars.“This is why it’s important not to just test an autonomous vehicle on a closed track, but on an open road where you can study the reaction from the human drivers,” Qiao said.last_img read more

Five Maoists killed in Odisha encounter

first_imgFive Maoists including three female cadres were killed during an exchange of fire with security personnel in Odisha’s Koraput district on Wednesday afternoon.According to Koraput Superintendent of Police (SP) Kanwar Vishal Singh, the encounter took place in the hilly jungle terrain of Kituba area under Padua police station limits at around 2.45 pm. Based on intelligence reports of a congregation of Maoist cadres in the region, an operation had been launched on Wednesday morning.One of the maoists killed in encounter is apparently an accused in MLA Kidari killling caseFour teams of Special Operation Group and one team of District Voluntary Force of Koraput were involved in this operation. Security personnel were able to locate the Maoists, which led to the exchange of fire that lasted around 30 minutes. During this exchange of fire, three female and two male armed cadres of outlawed CPI (Maoist) organization were killed. Their uniformed bodies were recovered from the spot.Two INSAS rifles and two self-loading rifles were recovered from the possession of the killed Maoists. During the search operation in the area, several other articles of Maoist camp like kit bags, battery charger, solar panels and other goods were seized.Combing operation has been intensified in the area following this exchange of fire to track down other Maoists, who are suspected to have escaped from the spot.Efforts are on to ascertain the identity of the Maoists. “They were members of Nandapur area committee of the Koraput division,of Maoists,” said the SP.last_img read more

In Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer, daughters are born to die

first_imgThis is land where girls are killed every day, with the worst statistics of female infanticide in India. This is the land of honour and tradition. It is also the land of shame and horror. In Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer, where men prefer to keep their women behind veils, while their daughters are buried deep inside graves, silent slaughter has continued. According to unofficial estimates, nearly 2500 cases of female foeticide or female infanticide take place in the state of Rajasthan everyday and it does seem that an apathetic government is standing by and watching the story of this silent genocide.  According to the central scheme, the Janani Suraksha Yojana, a sum of Rs 1400 is given for every baby delivered in a government hospital. Introduced four years ago, this scheme has gone horribly wrong in this district, where women deliver daughters in hospitals, take their entitlements and go home. Within days the newborns disappear. Midwives say girls are being disposed off ruthlessly. The matter had been brought to the governments notice one year back. “Where I was posted earlier, they used to kill girls there, I protested, but I was posted to another place. I don’t know if it happens here,” says a midwife. Dheta social worker said, “One year back, we had sent them recommendations, but nothing happened.” When confronted by Headlines Today, the state government all but admitted to the veracity of the situation. Rajasthan Health Minister Aimuddin Khan assured to look into cases, “if they are brought to notice”. Registered under the Janani Suraksha Yojana, 14 cases of possible female infanticide in three months in a single village were investigated, recommendations were made and the report was sent to the state government. But a year later, probe in all the 14 cases have gone cold and the state government never reverted even as fresh infanticide cases come up every month. “One year back we had sent a report, but nobody got back to us. We have no tools to work with,” said government health co-ordinator Renu Kanwar.  Jaisalmer district has a sharply skewed sex ratio of 869 girls per 1000 boys. It is a belt notorious for killing its daughters. Yet in the history of the district, an FIR was only lodged for the first time in April this year, while the government continues to look the other way as this mass murder on a scale unseen in any other district in the country continues. Sarpanch of chaiyan village Hanuman Singh said, “They kill girls overnight by poisoning them with opium, crushing them with stones and starving them.” It’s been one full year since it was established that the government was unknowingly fixing a price for murder – one full year since recommendations, observations and findings were sent to the state government. However, the government has done nothing, but only play a silent participant in conceiving murder. Headlines Today travelled through the heart of this belt, where in village after village, a handful of girls amid thousands of boys mirror the morbid disdain of a gender-skewed society. Thirty-five villages in 200 km, yet no water and no civic amenities, one medical attendant per 6000 and an apathetic government aided by a gruesome tradition – it’s no wonder that the Bhatti Rajputs, the dominant community here, is issuing open threats. Shyam Kanwar, a villager, said: “If the government wants, we will keep the girls. Otherwise, not a single girl will survive in these villages.” In the history of this entire district, the first ever FIR was lodged in April this year. Inder Singh of Devda village has been charged for killing his granddaughter, a stark irony as he was the first man to save a girl in his village, his daughter. Inder Singh said: “I did not do it ?”. The claim was duly rubbished by district authorities. “The mother and daughter absconded at night. The girl was born healthy, but was dead in the morning,” said the chief medical officer. When Headlines Today looked around in this village, it knew there was something amiss. It can’t spot any young girls, and it’s not the blistering heat that is keeping them away, as in this village, there are only 18 girls in a population of 25000 men. Ironically, the village with the most skewed sex ratio has a lady sarpanch but no one can see her. She lives a life confined to four walls. However, the young educated men of Devda know better, but fail against an archaic custom and old wives tales. Nehpal Singh said, “Our fathers would tell us that the water from our wells only produces boys.” As Headlines Today walked the dusty bylanes bereft of women, it realized why since independence, India has the worst child sex ratio under six years of age, that to kill a girl child here is indeed child’s play and that crucifying the parents, who kill their daughters, will never change things here, because it was the society, which scripted their murder a long time back. Their parents are only just but signing their epitaph. Eighty km off Jaisalmer falls Devda village – the hotbed of female infanticide. At eight years, girls’ dowries are ready. Another five years, and they would be married. Once married, their life will be restricted to four walls like their mothers and every time, they step out, they would have to confine themselves to the harshest of parda traditions followed by their community. Fully veiled, they would also carry a sheet covering themselves from even a shadow of another man. “It’s a tradition we carry on. It’s suffocating but money, food and women are meant to be protected,” said Umed Singh Kanwar. Twenty km away in village Moda Ganesh, Headlines Today came across another aberration: 14-year-old Manoj Kanwar was clawed off from the hands of death. She knows she was lucky. In 14 years, she has seen enough to know the reason why. “I have seen girls getting killed every day here. It’s the dowry that makes them kill,” said Manoj Kanwar. Her mother Pappu Kanwar fought against family pressure to let Manoj live, but even she admits that in their community, there is no place for girls. “No woman wants to kill, but she does here?it’s with a heavy heart that she quitely suffocates her daughter or poisons her,” says a teary-eyed Pappu Kanwar. According to the custom, 14-year-old Manoj is well past marriageable age and she knows that her mother is doing all she can to find a suitable match and accumulate a sizable dowry. If a female camel is born in this district, then jaggery is distributed to the entire village. Ironically, if a girl child is born, an earthen pot is broken to signify doom befallen over the family. It’s an irony which mirrors an India that exists alongside the fastest growing economy in the world and till the gap between these two Indias is bridged, this is no country for young girls.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more