Three weeks after the successful completion of India’s first uterine transplants, both patients — a lady from Solapur and another from Gujarat — were discharged on Thursday, said doctors at the city-based Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute where the operations were performed.The woman from Solapur, who suffers from congenital uterus absence, was fitted with her mother’s womb which was retrieved mainly through laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery (MIS) after a nine-hour operation on May 18.The second womb transplant, of a lady from Baroda with a dysfunctional uterus and suffering from Asherman’s Syndrome (adhesions or internal scar tissues), was achieved in even lesser time the following day.Two doctors each in Gujarat and Solapur have been detailed to monitor the women, said Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar, Medical Director, GCLI, who led the team which performed the surgeries.“Both patients are in good health. After internal tests, we find that the inner lining of the uterus in both cases has thickened while the blood parameters, too, are within normal range. Menstruation is expected by day 40 since the conclusion of the operation,” said Dr. Puntambekar, adding that the pregnancies in the future would be in-vitro fertilization (IVF) as opposed to natural conception.The cervical biopsy tests to gauge organ rejection after the uterus transplant carried out on both patients in the first and second weeks after the operation showed no signs of organ rejection, said Dr. Sanjeev Jadhav, a cardiovascular thoracic surgeon who played a major role in the operations.Dr. Puntambekar said that sperms had been taken from the respective husbands of the patients and that eight embryos had been frozen.“We will have to wait for another six months at least before the embryos would can be implanted in the transplanted wombs,” he informed.Both women expressed happiness that the surgeries went off without incident and fervently hoped they would be able to experience pregnancy in the near future.The hospital has received more than 80 applications since the completion of the first operations, with most of the cases pertaining to women with congenital uterus absence.A majority of the 20-odd uterine transplant operations performed round the world to date have often been frustrated by organ rejection (in which the patient’s immune system attacks the organ; an infection of the organ; or problems with the organ’s blood supply).Only a handful of these sometimes-controversial operations have met with success, primarily in Sweden.
Jwala Gutta, PV Sindhu and Dipika PallikalIndia’s badminton stars Jwala Gutta and P.V. Sindhu and squash player Dipika Pallikal say they expect more appreciation and have felt discriminated against compared to other sports such as cricket.Speaking at the India Today Woman Summit and Awards 2014 on Saturday, Jwala said: “We expect a little bit of acknowledgement and respect. If we were here to make money, we would have picked up other sports, not badminton and squash.”The session was titled ‘What a racket – The String Quintet’.Jwala said there are hundreds of things to deal with when one becomes a national champion, forget about being an international champion.Citing the Chinese government’s support to players, she said: “In China from the day they pick up the racket to the day they retire, they are taken care of. I wonder why we only have one Saina and one Sindhu. Why don’t have 10-10 champions like in China? The huge figure I hear the government gives to the badminton association is huge. Where is the money going?”On her row with the Badminton Association of India, Jwala said: “I spoke up only when bad things had happened, when I was threatened to be banned for life. I believe in strength, being truthful gives strength.”She said other sports should be promoted the way Indian cricket.”It’s commendable how BCCI has promoted cricket played only in 12 countries. Other sports must learn from BCCI,” she said.Deepika, a squash champion, said there was discrimination against women in sports.advertisement”My mother was captain of Indian cricket team. When they toured West Indies,? 15 of them were kept in one room.””Except Dinesh Karthik I hate all cricketers because they steal all the limelight and endorsements,” she said.Deepika said she was yet to receive half of her TA DA from Indian Olympic Association for the Commonwealth Games.She also that due to lack of a proper place to train, she had to move to Egypt. “When I was forced out of my country at the age of 14, I hated being alone in Egypt. But I wanted to prove everyone wrong. Such experiences made me stronger and could achieve whatever I have done today,” she said.She said there was no greater feeling than playing for the country.India is growing economically, so there is growth in other sports apart from cricket: Jwala GuttaMedia has done a lot in promoting other sports: Jwala GuttaWhere ever money is flowing out there is corruption. Sports is no different: Jwala GuttaWe expect a little bit of acknowledgement and respect. If we were here to make money, we would have picked up other sports, not badminton and squash: Jwala GuttaIt’s commendable how BCCI has promoted cricket played only in 12 countries. Other sports must learn from BCCI. Jwala GuttaThere is discrimination against women in sports. My mother was captain of Indian cricket team. When they toured West Indies?, 15 of them were kept in one room: Dipika PallikalWhen I was forced out of my country at the age of 14, I hated being alone in Egypt. But I wanted to prove everyone wrong. Such experiences made me stronger and could achieve whatever I have done today: Dipika PallikalExcept Dinesh Karthik I hate all cricketers because they steal all the limelight and endorsements: Dipika PallikalWe are yet to receive half of our TA DA from IOA for Commonwealth Games: Dipika Pallikal
Srinagar, May 16 (PTI) In a bid to boost sports activities, Jammu and Kashmir government will provide Rs 50 lakh each for establishment of football clubs in villages across the state.The announcement to this effect was made by Minister for Youth Services and Sports Imran Ansari at the 132nd Standing Committee meeting of J&K State Sports Council here yesterday.Ansari also called for keeping sports infrastructure reserved for two days a week exclusively for the girls.He asked officers for making efforts to provide advance training in various sports outside the State.Terming sports as the key for channelizing youth towards the betterment of the state, the Minister said the youth of the state already have proved their mettle in the backdrop of recent sports events at national and international levels.”Our sportspersons bagged Gold Medals because of their sheer grit and hard work,” he said.”We must celebrate our sports achievements and encourage youth to come forward to showcase their sports talent,” he added.Ansari said the government is trying every bit to create world class sports facilities for the local talent to flourish.He directed creation of IT unit in the State Sports Council for the speedy dissemination of information about sports events. He also announced enhancement of honorarium of the contractual coaches and Rs three lakh to each district Sports Council for the promotion of sports activities.The Minister said Secretary Sports Council Waheed Rehman Parra will monitor the sports activities and appoint experts for the screening of sports candidates. PTI MIJ ATK ATKadvertisement
TAMPA — One day later, Hall of Famer Goose Gossage did not regret his criticism of Toronto star Jose Bautista and New York Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes for their home-run celebrations during last year’s playoffs.Girardi met Friday with New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi.“I was passed the torch, a certain way to act,” said Gossage, a Yankees spring training guest instructor. “Flipping the bat is not part of it. All the things that I said, Bautista just came into mind. I was asked a question and got it off my chest. Hopefully, they think about it.“Nobody else is going to tell them not to do it. None of their teammates. Act like (Derek) Jeter, act like Mo (Mariano Rivera). Act like a professional. That’s all.”Gossage called Bautista a “disgrace to the game” during an interview with ESPN on Thursday.“He’s embarrassing to all the Latin players, whoever played before him,” Gossage said. “Throwing his bat and acting like a fool, like all those guys in Toronto. Cespedes, same thing.”Bautista memorably flipped his bat after hitting a three-run homer that gave the Blue Jays the lead in the seventh inning in Game 5 of the AL Division Series against Texas.After his outing Friday against Boston, Toronto pitcher Marcus Stroman wore a blue “JOEY FLIPPIN’ BATS” T-shirt that included a caricature of Bautista’s bat flip. Stroman views Bautista as a role model, adding: “you just have to adapt to the times.”“Everyone is not the same. Everyone is not cookie-cutter,” Stroman said. “People go about their business differently. Some guys are emotional, some guys aren’t. But it’s not a bad thing if guys are emotional. We put in a ton of work, so we are allowed to show emotion out there on the field, and I’ll back that every single day.”Cespedes added his own highlight bat flip after a home run during Game 3 of the NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.“I just kind of lost my mind there for a minute,” Gossage said. “You’re talking to an old-school guy, man. And there are things I have a hard time with.”Gossage also said in Thursday’s interview that baseball is becoming a joke because of the nerds running it.“They expressed where they were coming from with the analytics,” Gossage said. “I understood some things where they were coming from, and it was a good meeting.”Girardi said Gossage is very passionate and loves the game.“We just tried to point out some things that we do, and how the game has changed,” Girardi said. “It’s just the evolution of sports.”When it comes to bat flips, Girardi maintained they are part of the game.“It’s been going on for a while,” he said. “It’s not something that I would encourage for anyone to do. It’s not something that I ever did. I think emotion is good in the game, as long as you’re not intentionally showing someone up.”TweetPinShare0 Shares
Yogendra Pratap/ Editor, Auto TodayIt is the year of the SUV and more than likely will continue to be the year of the SUV for a few more years if worldwide trends are anything to go by. No one would begrudge the government for imposing higher taxes on SUVs if,Yogendra Pratap/ Editor, Auto TodayIt is the year of the SUV and more than likely will continue to be the year of the SUV for a few more years if worldwide trends are anything to go by. No one would begrudge the government for imposing higher taxes on SUVs if all of them were like the Lamborghini Urus, the first in my list of the cars to get home this holiday season.It is a super sports luxury vehicle if one can call it that and will set you back by over Rs 3 crore, the figure that marks its price tag. It is like a racing car on stilts, or a pulled up version of one of the super cars that Lamborghini is famous for. Powered by a 4-litre twin-turbo V8, it produces max power of 650bhp and peak torque of 850Nm. It sprints to 100kmph in under 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of over 300kmph.If for some reason the raging bull does not take your fancy then probably Thor’s Hammer will as it adorns the smallest of the Volvo SUVs, the XC40. This car has the capability of spoiling you rotten with features and interiors that come from not one but probably many segments higher. There is no SUV out there that is quite as attention grabbing as the Lamborghini UrusThe car can pretty much drive by itself if allowed to do so by law, but that does not mean that it is not loaded with driver assistance systems. It offers everything that a car costing twice as much would in a package that is compact and easy to drive in the city. And it will set you back by less than Rs 50 lakh for the lower end variants. If even that seems to be above your budget then I have a very different kind of a SUV a quirky one at that and one that you could easily fall in love with.advertisementThe Mini Countryman is a sporty 2-litre turbocharged engine that produces just under 200bhp under its hood and it is still great fun to drive though over the last two model changes, it has become much more comfortable without losing that go-kart feel. That leaves me with the last two picks for the festive season and they are the new third generation Porsche Cayenne and the Range Rover Velar.Both are meant for enthusiasts, for people who long to get behind the wheel but for totally different reasons. The Cayenne is an out and out sports vehicle though it provides a lot of utility as well as the go anywhere promise. And if you choose the Turbo version, not only will it set you back by just under Rs 2 crore, but it will keep you pinned in your seat as well with 550bhp of max power and 770Nm of peak torque. And if speed is your poison that it can keep your company till 286kmph with the first 100kmph coming up in under 4 seconds. The feature packed Volvo XC40But if that speed rush is not your cup of tea then my final pick for a car to take home this festive season is the Range Rover Velar, another new car that is relaxed and beautiful, both on the inside as well as the outside. And whichever you may pick, just remember to get everyone belted in before you start driving and pick the back seat if you have had a drink or two.
If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Oklahoma State put down 230 total rushing yards on Saturday, and lead back Chris Carson lead the way with 104 of those to go along with two touchdowns.Raymond Taylor was also a pleasant surprise in the run game. Despite only receiving three carries, he looked fresh out of the backfield and was able to break a 58-yarder that went for 6. Taking a look back at the film, this was by far the strangest run play of the day.Here’s the Raymond Taylor 58-yard TD scamper. pic.twitter.com/KQQuXH76iH— Kyle Boone (@PFBoone) September 19, 2015As soon as Taylor hit the line of scrimmage, the defensive tackle (No. 97 for UTSA) appeared to come up limp and wasn’t even facing the right direction.At the top of the screen, Lundblade had a decent block, but the defender gave up on the play until he realized he had good position. But it was too late.At one point in the play, two Cowboy offensive lineman – Brandon Pertile and Jesse Robinson – were both on the ground. Robinson appeared to fall and bring down Pertile in the process.Despite the initial impression, the play was not blocked anywhere close to perfection, the defense simply had terrible position and weren’t able to step up to stuff the hole.Regardless, the play gave the Cowboys another touchdown and some extra confidence in the running game. But what a strange play.
Simply… THANK YOU ❤️❤️❤️#NotFightingAlone pic.twitter.com/awGsaBK1oT— Blake Anderson (@CHbanderson) September 2, 2019We can’t imagine what Anderson and his family are dealing with. It has been uplifting to see the way others have expressed their condolences and support for them though.Right now, there is no timetable for Anderson to return to the sidelines.Hopefully he continues to take his time and doesn’t rush back. MOBILE, AL – JANUARY 4: Head coach Blake Anderson of the Arkansas State Red Wolves during their game against the Toledo Rockets on January 4, 2015 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. The Toledo Rockets defeated the Arkansas State Red Wolves 63-44. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)Two weeks ago, Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson’s wife Wendy passed away after succumbing to cancer.Since then, Anderson has taken a leave of absence from the program. He and his family are clearly going through unspeakable pain, but they have received an outpouring of national support.Anderson took to Twitter this afternoon to voice his appreciation for all those who have come forward since his wife’s death.“It’s impossible to adequately say thank you to so many AMAZING people who both energized Wendy’s fight and who now are carrying me and our kids daily through prayer, texts, hugs, cards, food and so much more,” Anderson wrote. “I apologize for the crudeness of this attempt to say it, but with so many people to reach out to it seems the only way to even come close. THANK YOU TO ALL.”
India vs New Zealand Live Streaming: When, Where, and How to Watch IND vs NZ 3rd ODI matchIndia vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ) 3rd ODI Live Streaming: India take on New Zealand in the third ODI of the five-match series at Mount Maunganui on Monday. India, who lead the series 2-0 after victories in Napier and Mount Maunganui, have won only one ODI series New Zealand.advertisement India Today Web Desk Mount MaunganuiJanuary 27, 2019UPDATED: January 27, 2019 17:50 IST India vs New Zealand Live Streaming: When, Where, and How to Watch IND vs NZ 3rd ODI match (BCCI Photo)A well-deserved break on the cards, India captain Virat Kohli will be aiming to seal the ongoing five-match series when his team squares off against a confused New Zealand in the third ODI in Mount Maunganui on Monday.The Indian captain has been given a break as part of BCCI’s workload management programme and he would ensure that he finishes his assignment Down Under on a high after the maiden Test and ODI victories in Australia.An unassailable 3-0 lead would be a fitting revenge to India’s abject 0-4 humiliation during the 2014 limited overs series.One of the primary focus of Monday’s encounter could be inclusion of Indian cricket’s latest enfant terrible Hardik Pandya, who is coming back from provisional suspension for his loose talk on a TV chat show.Pandya’s presence lends solidity and balance to the side and the skipper has time and again admitted it. The Baroda all rounder’s replacement Vijay Shankar is a decent cricketer but is yet to possess the X factor that Pandya has. That Shankar was given only two overs in the second ODI is an example that he is still not ready to shoulder extra responsibility.Pandya is a few clicks quicker than Shankar whose bowling in the three ODIs that he has played has not been penetrative.Pandya can also bat at No.6 if situation arises and his busy approach in batting can also get the scoreboard ticking in middle overs as the skipper wants.Otherwise Indian team doesn’t require much tinkering.advertisementNew Zealand, on the other hand, have looked clueless against India’s wrist-spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, who accounted for 12 of the 20 wickets in the last two ODIs.What time does the 3rd ODI between India vs New Zealand start?3rd ODI starts at 7.30AM IST on January 28, Monday at Mount Maunganui.What TV channel and live stream is the 3rd ODI between India and New Zealand Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs New Zealand match.Where will the 3rd ODI between India and New Zealand be played?The 3rd ODI between India and New Zealand will be played at Mount Maunganui from 7.30AM IST.Where can I watch the India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs New Zealand from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the 3rd ODI between India and New Zealand?India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (Captain), MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ambati Rayudu, Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, K. Khaleel AhmedNew Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wicket-keeper), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Henry Nicholls, Doug Bracewell, Matt Henry.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow MS DhoniFollow Kane WilliamsonFollow Rohit SharmaFollow Shikhar DhawanFollow Kuldeep YadavFollow Yuzvendra ChahalFollow Ross TaylorFollow Tom Latham
Reuters ManchesterMarch 3, 2019UPDATED: March 3, 2019 18:32 IST Guardiola suggested City’s busy schedule, as they compete for trophies in four competitions, has not helped (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKevin will be out for a while with a muscular problem – hamstring: Pep GuardiolaKevin de Bruyne picked up a hamstring injury in Saturday’s 1-0 Premier League win at BournemouthDe Bruyne has struggled with knee injuries in the current campaign, making 14 league appearancesManchester City playmaker Kevin de Bruyne faces a spell on the sidelines after picking up a hamstring injury in Saturday’s 1-0 Premier League win at Bournemouth, manager Pep Guardiola said.De Bruyne was substituted in the first half of the game with his replacement Riyad Mahrez scoring the winner to help the champions take a two-point lead over Liverpool, who are in action at Everton on Sunday.Defender John Stones was also taken off but the England international’s problem is not as serious.”Kevin will be out for a while with a muscular problem – hamstring. John I think is more precaution. We didn’t take a risk, we’ll see tomorrow,” Guardiola told the British media.De Bruyne was one of the standout performers for City last season with 12 goals and 21 assists in all competitions but he has struggled with knee injuries in the current campaign, making 14 league appearances.Guardiola suggested City’s busy schedule, as they compete for trophies in four competitions, has not helped.”I think we’ve played 25 games in 93 days, one every three days, so it’s a physiological issue,” the Spaniard added. “The body is not able to recover so sometimes the muscle says ‘hello, that’s enough’.”We don’t give players time to recover. We play a game, then after, when they are not recovered, we play another game. There is only a short amount of time and it is very demanding. But everybody’s committed and we’ll wait for Kevin to come back.”City have 71 points from 29 games in the league.advertisementAlso Read | David Beckham salutes LA Galaxy and Los Angeles as statue unveiledAlso Read | Ivan Rakitic gives Barcelona second El Clasico win in four days at Real MadridAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Kevin de BruyneFollow Manchester CityFollow Premier league Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne set for spell out with hamstring problemKevin de Bruyne was substituted in the first half of Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Bournemouth with his replacement Riyad Mahrez scoring the winner.advertisement Next
The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) is currently testing a new system, which is expected to shorten the waiting period for outgoing passengers on some airlines. The procedure, which integrates passenger information from airlines with PICA’s immigration system, will allow travellers on certain airlines to bypass outgoing immigration booths. Speaking at a recent press briefing held at the Ministry of National Security’s New Kingston offices, Portfolio Minister, Hon. Peter Bunting, said among the benefits of the programme is that it has significantly reduced passengers’ waiting time at the immigration booths. “The store owners are happy, because the passengers spend the time waiting in the area where the stores and restaurants are and (this) improves the visitor experience. And, that has been done with no compromise of our border security,” the Minister assured. Mr. Bunting said the pilot programme has been going so well that the Ministry is hoping to “transition from pilot to full scale operations within another month or two”. He pointed out that while not all airlines have signed on to the programme, widespread implementation is expected to benefit 96 per cent of the country’s outgoing airline passengers. “So, there maybe just about four per cent of the passengers from airlines that are at this point not planning to come on board, who may still have to go through an outgoing immigration booth, but hopefully over time, we will eliminate that completely,” the Minister said.
Ford’s revamped Edge SUV will be assembled in a plant in southern Ontario, a move a union official said signals jobs will be secure in the region as the automaker invests in new technology.Ford Motor Company of Canada said it has redesigned its Edge SUV for global export, with preparations already underway for production in Oakville, Ont. Ford plans to export the vehicle, which features an array of smart technology, to 100 countries in 2019.However, company spokeswoman Lauren More said the company has no plans to hire more workers or change its operating pattern at the plant.The move comes a year after Ford pledged $1.2 billion over four years to retool its Canadian plants, and create a research and engineering centre in Ottawa.It was part of a contract deal negotiated in November 2016 between Ford and Unifor that had the automaker invest $700 million for its assembly plants in Windsor, Ont., and Oakville.Unifor president Jerry Dias called the announcement “a good sign,” adding that the union is pleased the company is using skilled workers in Canada for the updated model.“There hasn’t been any softening of the market as it relates to the Edge and this is just about keeping it at the forefront of people’s preferences,” Dias said in an interview Thursday.“Ford is really looking to emphasize and to push their sales offshore, which makes us proud that they are using our Oakville facility as their centrepiece to do that.”The union represents about 5,000 workers at the facility, which also builds the Ford Flex, Lincoln MKX and Lincoln MKT.Ford first expanded production of the Edge in Canada three years ago, announcing then that the vehicle would be exported for the first time to western Europe.Dias said despite talks of the U.S. pulling out the North American Free Trade Agreement, there isn’t concern of the company’s commitment to keeping auto jobs in Canada.“NAFTA is definitely falling apart, there is no doubt about that,” he said, adding that the problem with NAFTA in the U.S. is low labour wages in Mexico.“Auto jobs are not leaving the United States and coming to Canada, jobs are leaving the U.S. and going to Mexico, and they completely understand that,” he said.
Kolkata: AB de Villiers was disappointed not to make it to Friday’s game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) which the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) won by 10 runs at the Eden Gardens in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), said skipper Virat Kohli on Friday. Kohli scored a brilliant 58-ball 100, his first in IPL 2019, to help his team post 213/4 which the visitors eventually succeeded to defend. It was for the first time in this IPL that de Villiers was not a part of the playing XI. De Villiers, who has been in sublime form while scoring 307 runs, was not 100 per cent fit before the start of the game and Kohli decided to rest him. Thus, the onus was on Kohli to bat through the innings in the absence of their senior batsman. “It was important to bat along when AB is not here, as a senior player. AB was disappointed for not making it for the game tonight and I told him that I’ll give him a hug if we win tonight,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation. Apart from Kohli, Moeen Ali bludgeoned a 28-ball 66 (4×5, 6×6), as the pair added 90 runs for the third wicket off just 43 balls. Marcus Stoinis (17* off 8) also provided a late flourish towards the end as RCB amassed 143 runs in the last 10 overs. “They both showed composure and that’s what you expect from your teammates. Our communication during the second time-out was to get 170-175. We didn’t think we could get 200-plus. It was difficult to put the length balls away,” said Kohli. “Moeen changed the game completely and that allowed me to play my game. Moeen said I am going to go now and I asked him to go for it. He targeted the small boundaries and changed the game in those few overs,” he said while praising Ali. Chasing a stiff 214 for victory, Nitish Rana (79 off 45 not out; 9×4, 4×6) and Andre Russell (65 off 25 balls; 2×4; 9×6) stitched together a 118-run partnership off 48 balls to take the match till the last over. Both of them almost got KKR over the line but Ali managed to defend 24 in the final over. “There’s no point in panicking in these types of situations, you got to leave it to the bowlers to decide what he wants to do. There were few good decisions taken by (Marcus) Stoinis and then Moeen in the end. I think the way Stoinis bowled those two-three dot balls, it was very crucial,” Kohli said of Stoinis’ penultimate over. Kohli also praised Proteas pacer Dale Steyn, who was playing his first match of the season. Steyn removed Chris Lynn and Shubman Gill to leave the hosts reeling at 33 for three in five overs. “Having Dale (Steyn) with his kind of experience gave bowlers like (Navdeep) Saini confidence. Steyn getting those crucial overs was important for us. I think picking wickets in the powerplay is crucial as it sets the tone for the rest of the innings,” he said. RCB, with four points from nine games, are currently placed at the bottom of the table. They will take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Sunday at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Hakeem said among the concerns is that the army continues to operate a hotel and conducts other businesses in the North. He said there is a concern by the public in the North that the army is still occupying property it does not require. The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) today called for the removal of excess military camps in the North.SLMC leader and Minister Rauff Hakeem said that his party does not agree with the proposal that the army should be fully withdrawn from the North. He said the army must release property which needs to be given back to the people and have camps in the North which are only required for National security. (Colombo Gazette)
RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian oil giant Petrobras says it’s already sold off its majority share in its fuel distribution branch, and hopes the total sale will raise about $2.5 billion.Petrobras said Wednesday it now has a 41.25 per cent stake in the Petrobras Distribuidora unit, down from the 70 per cent before the sale started Tuesday.If it succeeds in raising the full amount, the firm’s stake would fall to 37.5 per cent.The shares were offered late Tuesday at 24.5 reais (about $6.525) each.Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was elected with promises to pass liberal economic reforms, from privatizations to an overhaul of the country’s generous pension system.Privatization is polemical in Latin America’s largest nation. But market observers expect Petrobras’ non-core activities, such as refining, also to be privatized.The Associated Press
The event will take place on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Appalachian Wireless Arena in Pikeville.Admission is free. Donald Trump Jr. PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Donald Trump Jr. will be in eastern Kentucky this week.He is scheduled to attend a rally in support of Governor Matt Bevin’s reelection bid.- Advertisement –
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMiss World Guyana 2014 top 10 finalists selectedFebruary 27, 2014In “Local News”Who will wear the crown? …all set for Miss Guyana Universe pageant this eveningSeptember 17, 2016In “Entertainment”Arti Cameron completes reign as Miss Guyana World, continues to pursue career in medicineJuly 21, 2013In “Entertainment” Some of the delegates in this year’s Pageant15 beauties have been selected to move on to the semi-finalist leg of the Miss Guyana World Competition as they vie for the opportunity to wear the coveted crown and become Guyana’s next beauty ambassador.The fifteen contestants, Joylyn Conway, Ambika Ramraj, Farisha Razak, Lalitta Baliram, Esther Hercules, Ashana Major, Donette Linton, Breeanka West, Latisfa Goodluck, Farina Mursaline, Diana Persaud, Tracy Smith, Nichola Monroe, Andrea Marslowe and Kemmeca Miller were revealed at the Office of Cohesion, Youth, Sports and Culture with Social Cohesion Minister, George Norton.However, only 11 of the 15 contestants were present at the unveiling ceremony hosted by the in-country director of the pageant, Roshini Boodhoo-Persaud.They all were given the opportunity of discussing what their Beauty with a Focus program will focus on which range from tackling issues such as suicide, to confidence, education and empowerment.The pageant is scheduled for May 25 and promises to be an extravaganza.The organisation is urging companies to partner with them to promote their products and services through-out the entire year.
The display could very well be the single most important feature on a multitouch device. It’s your window on to everything you are going to be doing on your phone. Fortunately for those considering these two devices, both are going to offer the best screens that you can currently find on any mobile device. They do have some key differences, though.The Galaxy Nexus’ display continues in the recent Android tradition of super-sizing. This one measures at a huge 4.65″. Part of this is taken up by the on-screen buttons used in Android 4.0, so it should look similar to a 4.3″ display during normal use. During Google’s demos, it appears that the buttons will vanish when watching video, in order to utilize the full real estate.The iPhone opts for an IPS display, while the Galaxy Nexus sports a Super AMOLED. The Nexus will likely have higher color saturation and contrast than Apple’s handset. Some find sAMOLED displays to be over-saturated, but much of that will come down to personal preference. Both deliver excellent viewing angles, hold up fairly well under sunlight, and are going to look stunning next to any other phone.The Galaxy Nexus finally ended the iPhone’s 18 month reign as the only smartphone with a “Retina” display. Of course that is simply a marketing term, based on the premise that the human eye can no longer distinguish between individual pixels when their density is over a certain number (300ppi was the number Steve Jobs famously used in a 2010 keynote). Both of these phones exceed that supposed threshold. The 4S retains the iPhone 4’s 330ppi, and the Galaxy Nexus jumps into the fray with 316ppi. Text and images should be as sharp as you could hope for in both cases.ProcessorNeither choice is going to be a slouch in the speed department. Both pack dual-core processors. The iPhone 4S carries Apple’s A5 (manufactured by Samsung), and Samsung’s own phone may be running a Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 (we’re going off of unconfirmed leaks here, as the model of the processor wasn’t announced during the launch). Though the A5 maxes out at 1GHz in the iPad 2, it’s underclocked to 800MHz in the 4S. The Galaxy Nexus’ chip has a top speed of 1.2GHz.Based on specs alone, the Nexus has an advantage here, being on the favorable end of a 400MHz difference. Of course performance can be defined by more than just cores and speed. For example, the 4S fared better in browser speed tests than the Galaxy S II, which has a similar processor to the Nexus. We’ll look forward to seeing more of the Galaxy Nexus in action, but both should easily handle the latest and greatest in mobile gaming, and you aren’t likely to be disappointed with either’s overall speed.MemoryWhile the iPhone 4S’ big brother, the iPad 2, got 1GB of RAM, Apple opted for 512MB here. The Nexus, meanwhile, gets a full 1GB. As with the processor, only hands-on testing will tell whether this leads to any actual advantage in performance, but the Nexus does double the iPhone’s RAM.Maximum download speedsThis category has no gray area, as the Galaxy Nexus is going to get much faster download speeds than the iPhone. It is set to debut in the US on Verizon, and will ride on their blazing fast LTE network. Meanwhile the 4S runs (mostly) on 3G.The AT&T model of the 4S can get theoretical downloads of 14.4Mbps, but actual speeds are more likely to range from standard 3G (1-1.5Mbps) to 7Mbps or so. In my tests in Chicago, I was able to get around 4Mbps. Of course the Verizon and Sprint (CDMA) iPhone 4S can only hope to get standard 3G speeds.The Galaxy Nexus, meanwhile, will run on Verizon’s superb LTE network in the US, which will rival (or top) many home DSL and cable connections. Their LTE phones typically get actual real-world download speeds ranging from 9Mbps to 20Mbps or more. LTE’s latency is also much lower than on any other 4G or 3G network, so tasks like VoIP calling and online gaming should have little to no delay.Outside of the US (and possibly on other US networks), the Galaxy Nexus will also run on HSPA+. This is faster than the HSPA and 14.4 combo that the GSM iPhone 4S can use, and should have theoretical downloads of 21Mbps.Storage On-board storage is nearly identical. Both phones offer 16GB and 32GB options. Neither has SD card support. The only difference here is that the iPhone 4S also comes in a 64GB model.Battery lifeIf the above image doesn’t help you much, you aren’t alone. In an appropriate reflection in the differences of the two platforms, Apple gives their battery specifications in expected usage, while Samsung/Google give theirs in terms of electrical charge.If previous LTE phones are any indication, then the iPhone 4S should have the upper hand in terms of real world usage. As software and other hardware can have huge influences in the battery life department, there’s no way to accurately compare this area right now.CameraThe iPhone 4S’ rear camera packs 8MP. It can also produce unusually high quality images in medium to low lighting with its f/2.4 aperture. The shooter on the Nexus has 5MP.Both cameras support 1080p video. The 4S has lots of goodies thrown in, with autofocus, face detection, and image stabilization (for video). The Galaxy Nexus, meanwhile, advertises native Panorama photos, zero shutter lag, and “silly faces” (which sounds a lot like Apple’s Photo Booth software on the Mac and iPad).The camera on the Nexus shows some promise, and it should take photos much quicker than any other Android phone. But as the 4S’ camera has been praised as setting a new standard for smartphone shooters, it will be hard to beat.Summing upSo does one phone come out ahead? There is no definitive answer here, and only hands-on testing will determine actual performance. High-end Android phones tend to favor the boosting of specs, and, while that isn’t to be discounted, it doesn’t necessarily translate into a better overall user experience.The bottom line is that it doesn’t look like you can go wrong with either device. It’s shaping up to be a great holiday season for anyone shopping for a new smartphone. After all of those months of hearing about “iPhone 5” and “Nexus Prime” rumors, the actual devices have finally shown their faces to the public. Of course, the phones that we got are called the iPhone 4S and the Galaxy Nexus. Both are showcase devices for the latest versions of their respective platforms’ firmware. If you’re looking at an upgrade, and wondering how the technical specs of the two devices compare, we have side-by-side technical specifications in the most important categories.I would advise taking these specs with healthy grains of salt, though. Specs alone don’t define a device’s greatness, but they can help you to get an initial idea of what its capabilities may be. For more on the software end, which is at least as important, we’ve already covered iOS 5 and Android 4.0 in depth.Design and DimensionsYou’ll be hard-pressed to find any two phones that look as nice as these two. The Galaxy Nexus has a curved display, similar to the Nexus S before it. The iPhone 4S, meanwhile, has the exact same rectangular, glass and aluminum design of the iPhone 4.The Galaxy Nexus is taller and wider (due to the much larger display) than the iPhone, but is a bit thinner overall (8.84mm to 9.3mm). Though at its thickest point, 11.4mm, Samsung’s phone is a little chunkier than the iPhone.The iPhone has the circular home button that is customary on all iOS devices, while the Galaxy Nexus has no physical buttons on the front panel (it opts for on-screen menu buttons). The iPhone 4S comes in black or white, while the Galaxy Nexus has the one black and dark gray scheme.Display
Tablettes tactiles : vers un accord au sujet du barème copie privéeUn accord au sujet du barème copie privée pourrait être trouvé le 9 février…Ou plus tard dans l’année. Explications. Souvenez-vous, nous évoquions il y a peu la faille concernant la taxe sur la copie privée qui obligeait Apple à rembourser ses clients sur le montant prélevé à l’achat. Le barème provisoire qui avait été décidé en janvier 2011 n’avait pas été reconduit en 2012. Durant tout le mois de janvier, les tablettes de la marque ont été vendues sans obéir à la redevance sur la copie privée. Une solution définitive devrait être trouvée à ce sujet le 9 février. Ce barème doit être voté en Commission à cette date, en présence des ayants droit et des représentants des consommateurs. Mais il pourrait bien ne pas être définitif…Car depuis juin 2011, le Conseil d’État veille à ce que les barèmes ne soient pas appliqués dans le cadre d’un usage professionnel, selon PC Inpact. Et cela pourrait bien donner lieu à de nouveaux barèmes. Enfin, le TGI de Nanterre demande également à ce que la barème soit en accord avec l’harmonisation européenne du taux. Le 7 février 2012 à 12:00 • Maxime Lambert
Manchester City’s Nicolas Otamendi is adamant that nobody wants to win the World Cup more than his Argentina teammate Lionel MessiOtamendi scored the only goal for Argentina in their humbling 6-1 thrashing to Spain on Tuesday night with Messi having been unavailable, due to injury, at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.But, despite having won five Ballon d’Or’ awards and four Champions League titles, Messi is determined to win the prestigious World Cup trophy for Argentina and is the best player if the world, according to Otamendi.“For Leo, [the World Cup] is obviously what’s missing, but it doesn’t stop him being the best in the world,” Otamendi told Marca, before their 6-1 defeat to Spain.“In Argentina, we are very demanding, but we are lucky to have Leo – he helps a lot. He is always calm, he tries to deliver for the team. He’s a competitor, a winner, in games and in training.“Sometimes the game doesn’t go as planned but he always looks for the best for the team. We try to help him, to give him what he needs, to make it work and take advantage of having him in the team.Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“Given the players that Argentina have, [winning the World Cup] is a demand that we all want, but we won’t win it in the first game. We will play each game like a final and destiny will tell us where we will end up.“In Brazil, we got to the final and we almost won it, but it wasn’t to be. We’ve had three finals where we couldn’t do it, but if we get into that position again it’s because the team deserves it.“In Argentina, [Messi] is valued highly – there are comparisons with [Diego] Maradona. I am lucky to share a team with Leo and he wants to win a title with his country more than anyone.”The Argentine defender also expressed his satisfaction with his current level of football under Pep Guardiola at City this season.“At a personal level, I’m having a very good season,” he said. “I’ve adapted to the team, the play, Pep’s ideas.“I’m happy because I’m playing football how I’ve always liked to play it.”
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office has released additional information about Timothy Alsip, who reportedly approached a bank teller today and handed over a note reading, “This is a hold up. Give me a dollar.”Alsip, 50, was given $1 and then went and sat in the lobby at Bank of America, 9171 S.E. 82nd Ave., and waited for deputies to arrive. He was arrested and taken to Clackamas County Jail to be booked on a robbery charge.According to an updated news release, deputies have dealt with Alsip “several times this last week due to strange behavior. Alsip has flagged down citizens prompting them to call law enforcement or flagged down law enforcement himself. He has been complaining of various problems which don’t seem to exist. The issues he has reported to deputies include being hit by a car, pain in his mouth due to dental issues and overdosing on drugs.”Deputies said Alsip’s behavior “is consistent with the behavior he has displayed over the last week.” Deputies responded to the bank at 10:20 a.m. today.Anyone with information about Alsip is encouraged to contact the CCSO tip line at 503-723-4949.Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Case 13-25670.