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Dec
1

Police arrests Barpeta assault mastermind

first_imgThe police have arrested the prime accused in the case of allegedly assaulting a group of Muslim men in western Assam’s Barpeta and forcing them to say ‘Jai Shri Ram’, ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’ and ‘Pakistan Murdabad’ on June 18.The accused has been identified as 30-year-old Debojit Deka, a member of the right-wing Sri Ram Sena headed by the Karnataka-based Pramod Muthalik.“A joint team of Barpeta and Guwahati police caught him from a southern suburb of Guwahati close to midnight yesterday [June 21],” a senior police officer said. Video viralThe incident had come to light after a video of the forcible chanting of slogans went viral on social media. The police began searching for four people seen assaulting the Muslim men after two organisations — All Assam Minority Students’ Union and the North-East Minorities Students’ Union — filed separate First Information Reports (FIR) in Barpeta on Thursday. “We hope to catch the others involved in the incident soon,” the officer said, adding that the police’s cyber cell has been monitoring social media sites for communal or incendiary comments.last_img read more

Nov
27

Rising steadily

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Calvin Abueva came off the bench to shoot 22 points, grab 14 rebounds and block two shots that pumped up the Fuel Masters no end as a total of seven players finished in twin digits in scoring for Alas.Painters triumphIn the second game, James Yap came off the bench to score 21 points while Javee Mocon added a career-high 18 points and 16 rebounds as Rain or Shine turned back San Miguel Beer, 108-98, and bounce back from its first loss in the conference.The Elasto Painters used a huge second quarter to gain control before fending off several uprisings by the Beermen and get back on track losing to Blackwater, 111-99.The Elite were so off that had it not been for a momentary loss of focus on the part of the Fuel Masters, they would have been blown off the floor beyond recognition.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants “It’s not the way you start. We have to sustain this,” Alas said after his Fuel Masters ran roughshod over Blackwater, 114-95, at Ynares Center here, to stay in the elimination round lead and remain the only unbeaten team in the lot.The Fuel Masters opened up a 19-point lead after the first quarter and never looked back, fattening the gap to as large as 37 on the way to rising to 4-0 and dealing the Elite their third loss in four games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“We didn’t expect this outcome; we were actually worried coming into this game,” he said as the smile couldn’t be wiped off his face because of another reason that took place earlier on Friday.“We played flawless defense [in the game], although we had some lapses [in the fourth period],” said Alas, who became a grandfather for the first time to baby girl Kamy. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Two boxers off the list Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Calvin Abueva. PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—Louie Alas refuses to dwell in Phoenix Pulse’s early PBA Philippine Cup success.That’s because Alas knows what he’s talking about.ADVERTISEMENT Mike DiGregorio, who scored 27 points in the Elite’s 111-99 upset of Rain or Shine just a couple of nights back, was held to five points on 1-for-10 shooting from the floor.Phoenix also dished out 29 assists, an eye-popping number considering that the Fuel Masters were in the tail-end of that department in the conference.Alas will have a week to plot his game plan for the Fuel Masters’ next outing, which will be against NLEX, as his charges brace for a rough stretch where they will clash with the tournament heavyweights.“We’re looking for five straight [wins],” he declared. “But we have to address our bad tendencies when we get big leads.”Alas has legitimate reason to be guardedly optimistic about his team’s scorching start.Phoenix also started out hot in the last Governors’ Cup but lost steam when it mattered, losing a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals to Meralco.And that’s what this team would want to erase here.Meanwhile, Barangay Ginebra looks to snap a two-game slide when it slugs it out with Columbian in the main game of an interesting Petron Saturday Special double-header also at the Antipolo venue.Tip-off is at 6:45 p.m.The Road Warriors, on the other hand, shoot for their first winning streak when they battle sister team Meralco at 4:30 p.m. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Nov
26

Oppn accuses Sena MLA of insulting Ambedkar; uproar in House

first_imgMumbai, Mar 28 (PTI) Maharashtra Assembly today witnessed uproarious scenes with Congress-NCP opposition alleging that a Shiv Sena MLA recently performed a purification ritual at the Chavdar Tale at Mahad in Raigad district, where Babasaheb Ambedkar had led “water satyagraha” to assert the rights of Dalits to use the water in the lake in 1927.The House was adjourned for the day as the opposition kept up vociferous protests over the alleged incident.Opposition Leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil said Sena MLA Bharat Gogawales act amounted to “insulting” the Dalit icon, and sought a statement and apology from Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.In March 1927, Ambedkar had arranged a conference at Mahad and at the end of it, he and his followers marched to the Chavdar Tale (tasty water lake), the main tank of the town and drank its water as a symbolic act to assert the right over its water to all sections of the society.Patil also raked up the issue of police cases slapped on students of Punes Fergusson College for chanting Jai Bhim, a salutation used by Ambedkarites.Women MLAs of Congress rushed in the direction of Speaker Haribhau Bagades podium and shouted anti-government slogans.Former chief minister and Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan and NCP MLA Jayant Patil demanded that Fadnavis make a statement on the Chavdar Tale and Fergusson issues.The House was adjourned amid the noisy scenes. It was adjourned four times again, before being adjourned for the day.Earlier,the House approved budget allocation demands of School Education and Sports Department, Medical Education and Drugs Department, Tribal Development Department and Higher and Technical Education Department. PTI VT NRB NM PRMadvertisementlast_img read more

Nov
18

ADLINK: deploy AI from edge to cloud with Edge AI Solutions and the NVIDIA EGX platform

first_imgThe rapid proliferation of Internet of Things devices is creating an explosion in the volume of data. By 2025, 150 billion machine sensors and IoT devices will stream continuous data that will need to be processed. Worldwide spending on artificial intelligence (AI) systems is forecast to reach $35.8 billion in 2019, an increase of 44.0% over the amount spent in 2018. And this demand is far beyond the capabilities of existing CPU platforms.AI at the edge is enabling organizations to use the massive amounts of data collected on sensors and devices to create smart manufacturing, healthcare, aerospace and defense, transportation, telecoms, and cities to provide engaging customer experiences.The rise of autonomy in edge environments, like smart home assistants and autonomous robots, requires the world’s most advanced compute platform. All of this is possible with today’s AI, machine learning, and data science techniques combined with ADLINK Edge AI solutions powered by the NVIDIA EGX platform, which brings the power of accelerated AI computing to the edge. This power enables you to make instantaneous decisions at the edge, especially when connectivity to a data center is limited or not possible.One of the great challenges with deploying out at the edge is IT management—including edge server operating system installation, Kubernetes deployment, and device provisioning and updating. The EGX platform streamlines this entire process for enterprises by providing a hardened software stack that makes production extremely turnkey for enterprises.ADLINK Edge AI Solutions and the NVIDIA EGX platform combine a range of ADLINK and NVIDIA AI technologies with security, networking, and storage architecture capabilities from Mellanox and other suppliers. With ADLINK Edge AI Solutions, companies in the largest industries—smart manufacturing, healthcare, aerospace and defense, transportation, telecoms, and cities—deploy AI quickly and securely, from edge to cloud:ADLINK edge server is a carrier-grade, multi-purpose, and highly scalable edge platform enabling operators and their customers to quickly build and enhance services with NVIDIA’s advanced GPU technologies.M100-Nano-AINVR is a compact multi-channel AI-enabled NVR powered by NVIDIA Jetson Nano, meeting size, weight and power requirements for identity detection and autonomous tracking in public transport and access control.ADLINK’s DLAP-201-JT2 Edge AI Platform integrates NVIDIA Jetson TX2 to accelerate deep learning workloads for object detection, recognition and classification. The DLAP-201-JT2 can be used to analyze traffic flow at an intersection in real time for traffic management optimization, improve smart bus services, strengthen security surveillance, and many more smart city and smart manufacturing applications.M300-Xavier-ROS2 is a fanless robotic controller taking advantage of server-class performance of NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier to enable autonomous navigation in automated mobile robots (AMR).Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Microchip: integrate eSPI standard in existing equipment with eSPI to LPC bridgeNext ST: STM32G4 MCUs with new mathematical accelerators increase speed, save energylast_img read more

Nov
16

Harry Kane, fortune and fortitude help Tottenham dispatch Dortmund

first_imgTottenham Hotspur Borussia Dortmund Topics Kane’s first goal seemed like the counterpoint to Dortmund’s sophistication. He seemed to hurl Papastathopoulos and Sahin out of the way before stepping away from Omer Toprak and curling his finish past Bürki.Once again the goalkeeper was beaten at his near post, which is never a good look, but Kane had surely fouled Sahin.Tottenham had chances at the start of the second half through Kane and Son but the game turned when Aubameyang’s goal in the 56th minute was chalked off. It was a glorious first-time, half-volley finish from Sahin’s floated cross and even in real time, he looked onside. The replays were grisly for the assistant referee. Kane promptly twisted the knife. The night belonged to him and his team. Play Video Share on WhatsApp 2:16 In a group in which Real Madrid are the hot favourites, it could boil down to a head-to-head between Tottenham and Dortmund. What a tonic this was for the north London club. Son Heung-min had put them in front and after Andriy Yarmolenko’s lovely equaliser, Kane bent the contest to the force of his will.It was Dortmund’s second visit to Wembley; their first had been the Champions League final defeat by Bayern Munich in 2013. And they were beaten on the hour when Kane ran on to Christian Eriksen’s pass to shoot low and unerringly past the erratic Roman Bürki.From that moment they knew that this season’s Wembley jinx was about to end. Under Pochettino, they had previously won only one of eight matches here. Coincidence or not, it had become a thing. Not any more. Not when they have beaten a team of Dortmund’s class. Share via Email Read more John Stones double helps Manchester City to easy victory at Feyenoord Sevilla’s Joaquín Correa levels it and spoils return for Klopp’s Liverpool Harry Kane’s masterclass of craft and energy drags Tottenham to victory Read morecenter_img Share on Messenger Champions League Reuse this content The Wembley hoodoo struck again. Borussia Dortmund simply cannot get things to go their way at the home of English football. For long spells during this Champions League thriller, they weaved their patterns and stretched Tottenham Hotspur to breaking point.Mauricio Pochettino’s team did not crack. Harry Kane did not crack. And Spurs rode their luck, with Dortmund complaining that Kane’s goal for 2-1 should not have stood because of a foul on Nuri Sahin and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang seeing what would have been an equaliser for 2-2 wrongly ruled out for offside.Tottenham did not care and in the end it was a triumph not only for Kane, who bullied the Dortmund defence and ran himself to a standstill, but also for the team’s patience and belief. They refused to wilt in the face of a slick performance from the visitors and finished the stronger. Above all, they showed a ruthless streak. It was an unusually reactive performance from them but they hit Dortmund hard when it mattered. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Pochettino: Spurs win means ‘we can stop talking about Wembley hoodoo’ – video Read more Share on Pinterest match reports Tottenham could relax and enjoy themselves in the final quarter, especially after Hugo Lloris had made a reflex save to deny Aubameyang in the 70th minute. The only blot came in stoppage-time when Jan Vertonghen, already booked for a foul on Yarmolenko, received a second yellow card after he flung back an arm and caught the substitute Mario Götze. The contact looked accidental and light but how Götze milked it. Vertonghen will miss the trip to Apoel Nicosia.It had been difficult to overstate the importance of this game, although Pochettino had tried, describing it as the “most important one for us”, as a “final”. Nobody at the club wanted a repeat of the opening group game from last season when they lost here to Monaco and, to quote Pochettino, struggled to “change the dynamic” thereafter. Spurs were out after five games. The possibilities now seem tantalising. “This is massive, massive,” the manager said. “It’s more than three points because it’s Wembley and it’s the perception that will be changed for our future.”Tottenham drew first blood with a glorious team goal which had started with an important interception from Davinson Sánchez deep inside his own half. He moved the ball up to Son, who nodded down for Eriksen and he fed Kane. Son continued his run, Kane found him and Tottenham felt their hearts quicken. Son put a move on Sokratis Papastathopoulos, skated around him and although the angle at the near post was tight, he smashed his shot high and hard past Bürki.Dortmund did not panic. They enjoyed the soothing tonic of possession and they probed intelligently, making inroads up the flanks. They made their extra man in midfield count and even though the equaliser came quickly, it had been signposted. Yarmolenko drifted in off the right, swapped passes with Shinji Kagawa and curled a beauty with his left foot into the far, top corner.Dortmund brought the control and the finesse in the first half. Sahin looked as if he was playing with his own ball while Kagawa was a snapshot in menace. It was a mystery how they trailed at the interval, having repeatedly stretched Tottenham’s backline. There was a last-ditch quality to some of their defending, which was epitomised when Vertonghen snaked out a long leg on 31 minutes and got a toe to Christian Pulisic’s low cross, touching it out of the path of Aubameyang. Pulisic was also inches from getting on the end of an Aubameyang cross and had a goal disallowed for offside. Share on LinkedInlast_img read more

Nov
16

Wales 21-13 England: Six Nations player ratings from Cardiff

first_imgShare on Twitter Topics Share on Messenger Read more Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Six Nations player ratings Six Nations Share via Email features Since you’re here… Sign up to the Breakdown for the latest rugby union news Tomas Francis Takes credit for Wales bulldozing scrum near the end of the first half. Honours even against his Exeter teammate Moon. 6Alun Wyn Jones (capt) Produced one of his excellent performances. His leadership was the most significant reason Wales won. 9 Man of the matchCory Hill Is established as key part of this side alongside his captain and on hand to score when it looked like England might hold firm. 8Josh Navidi Made a few handling mistakes but topped the Welsh tackle count and he did what he was there to do. Tireless. 8Justin Tipuric Badly caught out for Curry’s try but other than that he was everywhere. Provides a valuable lineout option as well. 8Ross Moriarty Missed a few tackles but brings an abrasive edge to back-row. Enjoyed his battle with Vunipola and came out on top. 7REPLACEMENTS: Elliot Dee (for Owens 77) N/A, Nicky Smith (for Evans 61) 6; Dillon Lewis (for Francis 61) 7; Adam Beard (for Hill 71) N/A; Aaron Wainwright (for Moriarty 77) N/A; Aled Davies (for Gareth Davies 77) N/A; Dan Biggar (for Anscombe 61) Made a huge difference 8; Owen Watkin (for Parkes 79) N/AEnglandElliot Daly Rare miss with a long-range penalty. Looked to counter whenever Wales kicked too long but at fault for Adams’s try. 5/10Jack Nowell Seemed to hurt his shoulder very early on but grew into the match. Showed his usual ability to wriggle through holes that do not seem there. 7Henry Slade Showed juggling skills again and so nearly got away after chargedown. Some pace in buildup to Curry’s try, but not as effective as in previous games. 6Manu Tuilagi Very quiet in the first half, with just one carry, but much more to the fore in the second. His best came when England needed it on the hour. Key tackle on Parkes. 7Jonny May No early try this week, indeed quiet for most of the first half, but celebrated chase and tackle on Parkes wildly. Went off with a head injury. 6Owen Farrell (capt) Uncharacteristically poor start, regathered himself and started dictating play with clever kicking, but could not stem the tide. 5Ben Youngs Scrambled well just before half-time and kicked well enough but as one of the senior figures he will be disappointed with how England let their lead slip. 6Ben Moon England’s coalminer, says Eddie Jones, and another decent shift. Stayed on until the closing stages but Genge’s dynamism may have been more effective earlier. 6Jamie George Made an important turnover in the first half and 22 tackles in total. Did little wrong and can consider himself unfortunate to end up on losing side. 7Kyle Sinckler A time-bomb? Certainly explosive. Everywhere in the first half, with thundering tackles and carriers. Won a big scrum, even chased kicks but discipline lapsed after the break. Sensibly withdrawn. 7Courtney Lawes He and Sinckler carried the fight to Wales, making thumping tackles on Moriarty, Williams and Tipuric to name three. Pinched the ball for Curry’s try. Looks an injury concern. 7George Kruis His hits are not as eye-catching as Lawes’s but he makes a shedload of them, including a staggering 12 in the first quarter. Made a key lineout steal too and carried hard. 8Mark Wilson Another big shift from England’s unsung hero but as Wales got on top at the breakdown he could do little to stop it. 7Tom Curry Must have lungs the size of oil drums. Got through a huge amount of work and had the wherewithal to spot the gap for first England try. 7Billy Vunipola Conceded a silly penalty. Had a few carriers off a long run but Wales were ready for it. Still seems to be a way off his best. 5 REPLACEMENTS: Ellis Genge (for Moon 77) N/A, Harry Williams (for Sinckler 58) Huge amount of tackles 7, Joe Launchbury (for Kruis 64) 6, Brad Shields (for Lawes 75) N/A, Joe Cokanasiga (for May 70) 5 Rugby union Share on WhatsApp England rugby union team Support The Guardian Six Nations 2019 WalesLiam Williams A dangerous runner from deep but made effective contributions in defence too, not least in the air. Wales’s best back. 9George North We take a collective breath when he is on the ball but struggled to escape shackles. No weaknesses exposed by England though. 7Jonathan Davies A classy operator. Plays a key defensive role and has so much experience – pivotal in helping Wales back into the match. 8Hadleigh Parkes Not much gets past him and this was more like his performances of last year. His dash down the right brought crowd to its feet. 8Josh Adams Had a quietish afternoon until he plucked Biggar’s kick at the second attempt to make the game safe. Is proving a real find. 8Gareth Anscombe Kicked too often in first half but was more varied in the second once he stopped forcing things. No surprise Biggar came on. 6Gareth Davies A mixed bag. Did well to charge Farrell down but some handling errors. Perhaps over-eagerness got the better of him at times. 7Rob Evans Made more than his fair share of tackles and hit ruck after ruck. Made way on the hour mark with the tank emptied. 7Ken Owens Culpable for Curry’s try but is not Wales’s most-capped hooker for nothing and responded well. Carried the fight all afternoon. 8 Share on Pinterest … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Wales rugby union team Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Oct
27

Photo: 4-Star Ohio State Commit JaQuan Lyle Is Very Excited To See Thad Matta On His TV

first_imgThad Matta with Ohio State commit JaQuan Lyle.It’s safe to say JaQuan Lyle is excited to play at Ohio State. The four-star shooting guard, who’s been committed to the Buckeyes since late January, is getting ready to watch his future team take on their rival, Michigan. Prior to the game tipping off, CBS played an interview with Thad Matta. This pleased Lyle greatly. Turn on the TV and see this guy..makes me excited to be apart of something special..#BuckeyeNation  pic.twitter.com/lo7oP969qO— JaQuan Lyle (@JMamba5) February 22, 2015Lyle is rated the No. 10 shooting guard and No. 42 player in the country by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings. Ohio State and Michigan are set to tip off at 1 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on CBS.last_img read more

Oct
26

Report: Haiti 0 Mexico 1 (aet)

first_imgMexico needed a contentious penalty from Raul Jimenez to edge past Haiti 1-0 after extra time in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals.With suspended coach Gerardo Martino watching on from the stands at State Farm Stadium, Mexico were frustrated by the minnows on Tuesday.They were unable to create much of note through 90 minutes, but eventually found a breakthrough early in extra time through a Jimenez penalty. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare After a soft spot kick was awarded, Jimenez stepped up to send 10-time champions Mexico into the decider.#2TE HAI 0-1 MEX¡Últimos 15 minutos del encuentro! ¡Vamos juntos por el pase a la Final! #GoldCup2019 | #FMFporNuestroFútbol pic.twitter.com/koYse5sL6x — Selección Nacional (@miseleccionmx) July 3, 2019 Mexico had struggled to create clear-cut chances throughout the first half as Haiti defended desperately.Roberto Alvarado fired a decent opportunity wide in the 10th minute before Jimenez put an effort over the crossbar from close range.Haiti were well-organised and frustrated Mexico, who struggled to put shots on target in the opening 45 minutes.Jesus Gallardo and Jonathan dos Santos missed the target with efforts, while Jimenez forced a relatively comfortable save from Johny Placide with a 35th-minute header.Haiti also had their moments, threatening early in the second half as Frantzdy Pierrot fired wide on the turn in the 49th minute.Andres Guardado was the next to threaten for Mexico, his curling 20-yard free-kick tipped over by Placide, whose last-ditch tackle later denied substitute Uriel Antuna.Forced to go into extra time, Mexico finally forged ahead in somewhat controversial fashion through Jimenez. The forward went down in the area under the slightest contact, before stepping up to convert from the penalty spot.¡GOL DE MÉXICO! Raúl Jiménez de penal pone en ventaja al Tri ante Haití en tiempo extraMás videos exclusivos en APP Goldcup. Descarga iOS https://t.co/4GIZh6UBwf | Android https://t.co/NMJjuZ0ped pic.twitter.com/CwmLFI8mhk — Gold Cup 2019 (@GoldCup) July 3, 2019 Haiti’s brave effort went to the end as they almost stunningly equalised in the 119th minute, Mikael Cantave’s 20-yard strike hitting the crossbar with Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa beaten, while Luis Montes missed an open goal at the other end.What does it mean? Mexico’s struggles continue Martino’s men looked in fine form leading into the tournament and again to open the Gold Cup. However, they have battled to wins over Martinique, Costa Rica and Haiti in recent matches.Jimenez delivering for Mexico The forward was the most threatening for Mexico and won and converted the match-winning penalty for his fifth goal of the tournament. Jimenez has now scored in three straight games for Mexico.Haiti almost cause a shock This was quite the performance by Haiti. The minnows, who stunned Canada in the quarter-finals, sat relatively deep and frustrated Mexico for long periods, only to be undone by the extra-time penalty.What’s next? Mexico will face either the United States or Jamaica in the final in Chicago on Sunday, while Haiti look ahead to the CONCACAF Nations League starting in September. read morelast_img read more

Oct
25

World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal power India to opening win over South Africa

first_img view more view less commentary Rajarshi Gupta SouthamptonJune 5, 2019UPDATED: June 6, 2019 09:14 IST Rohit Sharma went past Sourav Ganguly with his 23rd ODI hundred on Wednesday (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia beat South Africa by 6 wickets in their opening World Cup 2019 matchRohit Sharma starred for India with the bat, scoring his 2nd World Cup hundred to lead the chaseYuzvendra Chahal (4 for 51) and Jasprit Bumrah (2 for 35) earlier restricted SA to a modest totalRohit Sharma steered India to a 6-wicket victory in their opening match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup after Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah restricted South Africa to 227 for 9. The Proteas have now lost all their 3 matches so far in the tournament. Rohit remained unbeaten on 122 as India reached the target with 15 balls to spare.India made a nervous start as they chased a middling target in overcast conditions. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan prodded and poked at deliveries outside the off-stump before Dhawan finally played at a Kagiso Rabada delivery he should have left well alone.Virat Kohli, the world’s best batsman, was tested by Chris Morris and Rabada. He was no where near his fluent best but Kohli decided to bide his time. However, Kohli perished for 18 when Andile Phehlukwayo found steep bounce and he tried to steer it away – instead all Kohli managed was a thick edge and South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock held on to a sensational catch.At 54 for 2 in the 16th over with the ball doing a bit and the South African pacers looking dangerous, India were in a spot of bother. Another wicket at that stage could have put the South Africans on top but Rohit Sharma and India’s new No.4 KL Rahul had other ideas.After another impressive season at the IPL, KL Rahul staked claim to the Indian middle-order for the World Cup with a classic hundred against Bangladesh in a warm-up match. On Wednesday, he was expected to play the supporting cast as Rohit led India’s recovery. Rahul was happy to play second fiddle and the pair added an important 85 for the 3rd wicket.advertisementWhen Rohit Sharma went past 50 in the 23rd over, the Indian dressing room began to relax a little. He really opened up only after that and put the pressure right back on South Africa. Meanwhile, KL Rahul was beginning to look good with every minute he spent at the crease.A wonderful innings from Rohit Sharma!His 23rd ODI century and second in World Cup cricket #SAvIND #TeamIndia #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/OLXQlCVqCHCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 5, 2019Kagiso Rabada returned to get rid of Rahul for 26 in the 32nd over but by then India had reached 139. Rohit Sharma was now unstoppable and he was joined at the crease by a super cool MS Dhoni.The experienced duo then took India within touching distance of the target with a 74-run partnership for the fourth wicket before Dhoni departed for 34 off 46 balls.Earlier in the day, Faf du Plessis decided South Africa would bat after he won the toss. But the Proteas were jolted by a fiery Jasprit Bumrah who removed openers Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock inside the first 6 overs of the innings. Sporting a new haircut, Bumrah caused the same old problems for batsmen with his pace and movement.South Africa finish their innings on 227/9 – Chris Morris top scoring with 42.Yuzvendra Chahal, on World Cup debut, took 4/51 for #TeamIndia!#SAvIND pic.twitter.com/aAq3gCIkjsCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 5, 2019South Africa were on the road to recovery with skipper Faf du Plessis and Rassie van der Dussen adding 54 for the 3rd wicket but Yuzvendra Chahal removed both batsmen in the 20th over. The South African innings was in tatters and they were pegged back further when Kuldeep Yadav snared JP Duminy in the 23rd over.Phehlukwayo (34) and David Miller (31) played gutsy knocks to steady South Africa but Chahal once again got rid of both well set batsmen as the Proteas slipped to 158 for 7. It was only thanks to an aggressive 42 from Chris Morris and an enterprising 31 not out from Kagiso Rabada that South Africa reached a respectable total.At the end, the 227 for 9 was not enough only because South Africa had no answer to the genius of Rohit Sharma.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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Rohit SharmaFollow World Cup 2019Follow Yuzvendra ChahalFollow India vs South Africa graphs advertisementcenter_img scorecard World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal power India to opening win over South AfricaWorld Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma hit a determined hundred while Yuzvendra Chahal picked 4 for 51 as India registered a 6-wicket win over South Africa in their first match of the tournament in Southampton on Wednesday. No data available!last_img read more

Oct
24

Let’s Agree to Disagree on the 5 Best Craft Beer Releases of 2018

first_img The Best Fresh Hop Beers to Celebrate the Hop Harvest Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) 11 of the Best Low-Calorie Craft Beers for Watching Your Beer Belly Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene Editors’ Recommendations The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. Any “best of” list is destined to court controversy. Fans of craft beer are passionate folks with unique palates — so let’s all agree that we’ll never agree on the best craft beer releases of 2018. As I began making my list, I reached out to some beer-world friends to make sure I hadn’t overlooked anything. The responses I got back were eye-opening. Everyone I contacted spent the year almost exclusively drinking local releases, and I think that says a lot about the current state of craft beer. If you live near an urban center, there’s a high likelihood you could spend months drinking beer exclusively produced in your neighborhood, even if that beer has limited or no distribution. And rural beer fans aren’t entirely excluded. I never thought I’d see the day when Albany, Georgia was home to a solid microbrewery (welcome, Pretoria Fields!).So, I’ve come to terms with the fact that my craft beer favorites of 2018 are going to skew local, and I ask your understanding in advance. Plan a road trip to the Southeastern U.S. and let’s get to drinking.HydrusTwo Tides BrewingTwo Tides Brewing Company/FacebookAs promised, I’m going local right out of the gate. Two Tides opened in 2018 inside an old house in Savannah, Georgia’s hip Starland District. The first time I tasted Hydrus, I was blown away. This dry-hopped double India pale ale is sweet, bursting with citrus hops, and incredibly refreshing. There were a lot of new IPAs that came out in 2018 and this was my favorite of the bunch. It just so happened to be brewed in my backyard.EuphoniaNew Realm BrewingNew Realm Brewing/FacebookIf you told me a year ago that a pilsner would make my best of the year list, I’d have laughed in your face. But here we are. Former Stone brewmaster Mitch Steele has made Atlanta’s New Realm a force to be reckoned with, and he’s doing it without gimmicks. Euphonia is a pitch-perfect style representation, with a fluffy head, floral aroma, and a taste that’s packed with sweet, cracker-like malts and a bright lemon aftertaste. Christmas PancakesHardywood Park Craft BreweryHardywood Park Craft BreweryHardywood Park’s Gingerbread Stout (GBS) variants keep coming and I keep snatching them up. Christmas Pancakes is the latest iteration and sees the base GBS refermented on maple syrup. The ginger and caramel are still here, along with a huge dose of additional candy sweetness. But despite that influence, the beer still manages to be balanced. It’s the rare flavor bomb that doesn’t overwhelm.Beyond the Clouds Monday Night BrewingMonday Night BrewingMonday Night’s Garage Series continued to impress in 2018. One of the breakouts of that set was Beyond the Clouds, a wild IPA with Brettanomyces. The Brett funk isn’t overpowering, instead acting as a complement to the pops of pineapple, melon, and peach. The full carbonation is the perfect catalyst for activating the surprising range of flavors and makes the beer an easy drinking delight.SnickerdoodleBearded Iris BrewingA. N. TogryeSnickerdoodle is described by the brewery as a blonde English-style barleywine made with snickerdoodle cookies, lactose, cinnamon, and vanilla. It sounds insane but it is also amazing. Is it really a barleywine? Maybe when eyeing the full ingredients list. But in practice, it’s a sweet strong ale that has just the right combination of baking spice and alcohol bite. last_img read more

Oct
20

No domicile B henceforth to medical aspirants from other states CM

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asserted on Thursday that her government would henceforth not issue domicile B certificates to students from other states, thereby not allowing them to study undergraduate medical studies in the government-run medical colleges in the state.It may be mentioned here that Bengal is such a state where medical aspirants from other states secure admission on the basis of domicile B issued by the state government. The candidates who are entitled to get domicile B are the residents of other states whose parents live in Bengal. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaIt has often been found that candidates seek domicile B from the state government after they fail to secure medical admission in their respective states. Many of these candidates find place in Bengal’s medical colleges, thereby depriving the state’s own candidates. Candidates enjoy domicile A of a particular state if they have stayed there for ten years. “We would now try to admit more students from the state in MBBS course. We used to allow outside candidates to study medical studies in our state. We spend Rs 25 lakh for each medical student. When they become doctors they move out of the state in most of the cases, while in some cases they join private establishments. We would impose restrictions on domicile B so that Bengal candidates get more opportunities. Earlier, the medical entrance used to be conducted by the state government,” Banerjee said, while addressing a gathering at SSKM Hospital on Thursday. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersAll the medical aspirants across the country have to appear and clear the nationwide National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), before they secure an admission. Many including a city-based doctor had earlier raised questions on the procedure of issuing domicile B certificate. The Supreme Court in its ruling said that a candidate cannot enjoy more than one domicile when the NEET is a single medical entrance examination. Dr A K Maity, a city-based doctor, had written to the Chief Minister, urging her not to issue domicile B to outside candidates as it deprives the students from Bengal. Dr Maity had also called the process ‘unconstitutional’. “Bengal allows filling up of domicile B form and admits outside candidates in various medical colleges. The other states do not issue domicile B to Bengal candidates and do not allow them to study medical studies. Many candidates from other states secure admission in Bengal only because their parents stay here. A candidate cannot seek admission to medical colleges in two states simultaneously. I hope our Chief Minister will now take some steps in this regard,” Dr Maity had said in his letter.last_img read more

Oct
17

Bernier diatribe against extreme multiculturalism boosts Liberal coffers

first_imgOTTAWA – Maxime Bernier may be causing headaches for his fellow Conservative MPs, but his latest musings on “extreme multiculturalism” have been a boon for the federal Liberal party.The Liberals say a fundraising campaign based on Bernier’s controversial comments has raised 77 per cent more money than any of their previous issue-based efforts.Party spokesperson Braeden Caley says online donations have doubled and social media engagement has quadrupled since Monday.And he says the Bernier controversy has also helped boost the rolls of registered Liberal supporters, with 1,000 new sign-ups this week.Bernier, who came within a whisker of winning the federal Conservative leadership last year, has been making life difficult for the winner, Andrew Scheer. He’s suggested that “fake Conservatives” propelled Scheer to victory, and he’s repeatedly contradicted the leader on the issue of supply management.Since last Sunday, Bernier has also posted a series of tweets criticizing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promotion of ever more diversity, which the Quebec MP warns will eventually segment the country into tribes, erode Canada’s identity and “destroy what has made us such a great country.”Scheer has distanced himself from Bernier’s views, saying the MP doesn’t speak for the party. But he has dodged questions about whether Bernier should be kicked out of the Conservative caucus.The Liberals have pounced on the controversy, using it to appeal for donations in a multi-pronged fundraising campaign launched Monday.In an email appeal, the Liberal party suggested Bernier’s tweets were a harbinger of the kind of campaign the Conservatives intend to run in next year’s election.“We can never go numb to this kind of politics — or the kind of deep divisiveness and negativity that Canadians rejected in 2015,” the email said.The party also posted ads on social media, arguing that it’s time for Scheer to boot Bernier out of caucus and repeating Trudeau’s mantra that “Canada is strong not in spite of our differences but because of them.”last_img read more

Oct
12

Floods displace thousands in southern Africa UN says

In Angola alone, the lives of 160,000 people have been upset by the rains and OCHA fears that number is likely to increase, with schools and other public buildings being used as shelter, interrupting education and other public services. With some $600,000 already allocated to various emergency actions in Angola, UN humanitarian agencies are requesting more funds for shelter, food and other necessities from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which is managed by OCHA. In Namibia, where 13,000 people have been displaced, many health facilities and schools are either flooded or inaccessible, the Office reported. Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has declared an emergency for the north-central and north-eastern part of the country and appealed for international assistance. In response, a Flash Appeal based on the outstanding needs jointly identified by the Government, the UN and humanitarian partners, is being finalized.In addition, the UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) Team has arrived in Namibia to help survey the situation and provide support to the local authorities.Also in Namibia, the UN Children”s Fund (UNICEF) is assisting with sanitation and communication materials, as well as with planning for gaps in education and protection of displaced persons. The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is also supporting protection projects within the relocation camps.The UN World Health Organization (WHO) has allocated $27,800 to the Namibian Ministry of Health for emergency kits to ensure basic health care for about 10,000 people, which includes five tons of medicine for diarrhoeal diseases and other emergency materials.On the east coast, Cyclone Izilda is now dissipating south-west of Madagascar but could still pour more rainfall onto central and southern Mozambique, OCHA said. The Office added that international response to the previous two cyclones that affected Madagascar in January has been adequate, but $400,000 is still required as an emergency measure to rehabilitate 20 classrooms for some 3,000 children who risk losing an entire school year.Most of Zambia, northern and southern Malawi, and northern Botswana have also been hit by deluges, OCHA said. 27 March 2009Floods across southern Africa, caused by extreme rainfall, have caused massive damage to land and property and displaced thousands of people, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today. read more

Oct
8

Closing Bell Resource sector banks push TSX down 122 points

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed lower Tuesday amid data showing slower than expected U.S. home price increases and as gold stocks continued to lose their lustre with investors.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 13,349.77 -122.45 -0.91%S&P 500 — 1,802.75 +0.27 0.01%Dow — 16,072.80 +0.26 0.00%Nasdaq — 4,017.75 +23.18 0.58%The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 122.45 points to 13,349.77, with financials also a major weight as investors nibbled at profits prior to earnings results next week from Canadian banks.Traders also took in some major dealmaking in the sports business.The National Hockey League has reached a 12-year, $5.2-billion agreement with Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) for the league’s broadcast and multimedia rights. The league says the deal gives Rogers national rights to all NHL games, including the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup Final, on all of its platforms in all languages. As part of the deal, CBC will continue to air Hockey Night in Canada and the TVA network in Quebec gets the Canadian French-language multimedia rights. Rogers shares fell 55 cents to $46.23.The Canadian dollar rose 0.17 of a cent to 94.97 cents US.U.S. indexes were largely lacklustre while traders also looked to American consumer confidence data.The Dow Jones industrials inched up 0.26 of a point to 16,072.8. The Nasdaq gained 23.18 points to 4,017.75, its first close above 4,000 since September 2000 and the S&P 500 index was 0.27 of a point higher at 1,802.75.U.S. home prices rose more slowly in September than in August in a sign that weaker sales were preventing the kind of sharp price gains that occurred earlier this year. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 0.7% from August to September, down from a 1.3% gain from July to August.Other data from the housing sector showed that U.S. housing permits jumped to 1.03 million in October, the fastest pace in five years.At the same time, concerns about hiring and pay increases in coming months pushed a key gauge of consumer confidence in the economy to the lowest level in seven months in November.The U.S. Conference Board says that its index of consumer confidence dropped to 70.4 from 72.4 in October.Investors also continued to digest Iran’s deal with six world powers on nuclear development reached over the weekend.Markets had a tepid response to the deal Monday. Oil prices initially fell sharply even though the agreement did not loosen sanctions on Iran’s oil exports, but by the end of the session it was down only 75 cents a barrel.On Tuesday, the January contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange edged 41 cents lower to US$93.97 a barrel. The energy sector shed 0.77% and Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO) was down 73 cents to C$44.99 and Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) dropped 65 cents to $36.59.The gold sector fell about 2.5% while December bullion gained 20 cents to US$1,241.40 an ounce. The sector has registered steep declines in 2013, down almost 50% year to date as gold prices have also fallen amid speculation that the U.S. Federal Reserve is set to taper its monthly US$85 billion of bond purchases, which have kept rates low and supported a stock market rally. Also, inflation is very low in many parts of the world.“They’ve been beaten up and some of them (gold miners) have been depleting cash on their balance sheets as they go through capital expenditures while the commodity prices fall,” said Kash Pashootan, vice-president and portfolio manager at First Avenue Advisory in Ottawa, a Raymond James company.“You get to a point where the next natural step in the cycle is for consolidation. We haven’t really seen that yet but it’s going to be consolidation as a means of survival, unless you believe gold will considerably rise, which we don’t.”Goldcorp (TSX:G) faded 70 cents to C$23.51 and Kinross Gold (TSX:K) gave back 10 cents to $4.87.December copper was down one cent at US$3.21 a pound and the base metals sector was off 1.55%. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) declined 55 cents to C$25.52.Financials fell 1% as TD Bank (TSX:TD) declined $1.14 to $96.71 while Royal Bank (TSX:RY) shed 99 cents to $70.51.In other corporate developments, international convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX:ATD.B) had US$229.8 million of net income in its fiscal second quarter, up 26.8% from a year ago. Ex-items,the Montreal-area company (TSX:ATD.B) had US$249 million of net income or US$1.32 per share, up from 91 cents per share a year earlier and 10 cents ahead of analyst estimates.Couche-Tard also announced its quarterly dividend will go up about 14% to 10 cents per share on Dec. 19. Its shares were $2.19 higher at $76.17 after earlier hitting an all-time high of $78.Tuesday’s slide came at a time when the TSX had jumped 8.5% year to date, with most of the gains racked up over just the last two months.“Given the run that the markets have had, investors are transitioning from having a hunger of seeking opportunities to saying, I feel pretty content . . . let’s see what next year looks like,” Pashootan said. TOP STORIESNHL, Rogers Communications Inc reach 12-year broadcast deal worth $5.2 billionWhy a handful of banks — including Scotiabank — may have unfair advantage in the US$20T gold market‘Wave of disaster’ brewing in U.S. as more borrowers miss payments on housing bubble-era loansChorus Aviation shares jump 30% after it wins long-running rate dispute with Air CanadaConvenience store giant Couche-Tard’s second-quarter profit jumps 27%WHAT’S ON DECK WEDNESDAYECONOMIC NEWSCANADA8:30 a.m.Survey of employment, payrolls and earnings (Sept) UNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Weekly jobless claims: Economists expect 330,000 new claims, up from last week Durable goods orders (Oct): Economists expect a 2% decline 9:45 a.m.Chicago PMI (Nov): Economists expect a reading of 60, down from last month 9:55 a.m.University of Michigan consumer sentiment index (Nov): Economists expect a reading of 73.1, up from last month read more

Sep
21

Geek deals Knock 25 off the 27inch Dell UltraSharp U2711

first_imgWe posted a few of these Geek Deals at this point, but this is my favorite so far. Dell has knocked 25% off their 27-inch 2560×1440 u2711 display. It’s an UltraSharp, in other words Dell’s professional series of displays, so it packs some very good features. These include a fast 6ms refresh rate, an extended color gamut, and a full range of connections (HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, USB, and VGA). There is even an 8-in-1 card reader.And, in case you didn’t already know, this uses an IPS (in-plane switching) panel. That’s the tech that makes the iPhone 4 look so good, plus it also enhances visibility from sharp angles.AdChoices广告The u2711 normally sells for $1099, so it’s not cheap. In fact 27-inch displays still sell for hefty premiums over their 24-inch brethren, making dual 24-inchers usually a better option than a single 27- or 30-inch display. But slash the price by 25% ($274.75) and the extra resolution, as well as the prestige of an oversized display, is looking a whole lot more reasonable. This discount will bring the u2711 down to about $825, and shipping is free.What this all comes down to is that it’s a good price on a very good display. The main thing is a nice size and a high quality panel, so the fact that it is available at a discount is a major bonus. If you want to step up in quality you are really looking at something like the HP ZR30w 30-inch, which has a 30-inch IPS panel, and sells for $1299. It’s a great display but it’s not worth the extra $470 unless you are a graphics pro (in which case you might opt for something like the NEC MultiSync PA271W)Buy it through Logic Buylast_img read more

Sep
20

Un virus se cachait dans les publicités de Spotify

first_imgUn virus se cachait dans les publicités de SpotifyLe site de streaming de musique a été victime d’un virus qui se cachait dans ses publicités.Vendredi dernier, le site Spotify a annoncé qu’un virus avait affecté son système. Celui-ci s’installait après un clic de l’utilisateur de la version gratuite de la plateforme de streaming sur une publicité piégée. Il signalait d’abord la fausse présence de logiciels malveillants et proposait l’installation d’un anti-virus imaginaire, explique LeNouvelObs. Portant le nom de “Windows Recovery”, il ne s’attaquait qu’aux utilisateurs du système de Microsoft en masquant les fichiers personnels, en supprimant les droits administrateurs et en interdisant l’accès à certains logiciels.D’abord silencieux, si ce n’est par l’intermédiaire de quelques Tweets, Spotify a donc stoppé l’affichage de contenus publicitaires via son logiciel, suite à plusieurs remarques de ses utilisateurs. Le virus s’est finalement attaqué aux PC des utilisateurs anglais, espagnols, français et suédois. Spotify a annoncé que tout était depuis rentré dans l’ordre mais va devoir se montrer vigilant, le scareware s’attaquant à sa source principale de revenus.Le 30 mars 2011 à 10:58 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Sep
19

Clark County traffic safety officers feted for lifetime achievement

first_imgTraffic safety professionals and volunteers were honored at an awards ceremony in Vancouver last week that marked the beginning of heightened holiday enforcement for impaired drivers.Ridgefield and Vancouver police officers, Clark County sheriff’s deputies and county dispatchers were among the award recipients at Night of a Thousand Stars on Friday. The event was hosted by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission’s Target Zero program, the state’s strategy for eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030.Vancouver police Sgt. Therese Kubala received a lifetime achievement award for her expertise in the field of impaired driving detection, according to the traffic safety commission.“She readily shares her skill and knowledge in this area with her peers both within VPD and with outside agencies,” according to the commission.Kubala moved up the ranks from patrol officer to traffic unit sergeant and oversees seven traffic officers. She has arrested more than 1,000 impaired drivers and assisted in countless other DUI investigations during her career.last_img read more

Sep
15

3 rescued after boat catches fire off Miami Beach

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A U.S. Coast Guard crew came to the rescue of three people after their vessel burst into flames off the coast of Miami Beach.According to officials, the victims ran into trouble after a fire sparked in the engine room of Family Time, their 60-foot vessel, about 30 miles east of Miami Beach, Friday afternoon.The flames and heavy smoke forced the trio to jump overboard, but before doing so, they managed to call for help using the boat’s radio.At around 3:25 p.m., the crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered arrived at the scene, pulled the victims out of the water and brought them back to shore safely.Family Time’s owner plans to return to recover the badly damaged boat.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Sep
15

1 hospitalized after fiery crash in NW MiamiDade

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews took one person to the hospital after, officials said, a car burst into flames following a crash in Northwest Miami-Dade.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the crash near Northwest 27th Avenue and 38th Street after a crash.Firefighters shut down the roadway and were able to quickly put out the flames.Paramedics transported the victim to an area hospital in unknown condition.The cause of the crash has not been released.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Sep
9

Much To Sort Out Before Subsistence Gillnets Hit Kenai Kasilof

first_imgA new federal subsistence fishery rule adds set gillnetting to the Kenai and Kasilof rivers. State and federal biologists are concerned the new rule will hamper conservation efforts aimed at preserving king salmon and other fish species in the rivers. But the Ninilchik Traditional Council, which asked for the right to set gillnet, says it can fish responsibly.Download AudioThe Federal Subsistence board signed off on the proposal last week. And they did so despite objections from both the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, which oversees subsistence use. The proposal was submitted by the Ninilchik Traditonal Council. Most of the concern is about the non-selective nature of gillnets.“So when we talk about the conservation concerns that both agencies have, it’s not just the king salmon, it’s all the fisheries resources in the Kenai River,” said ADF&G management biologist Robert Begich. The recognized subsistence areas on the Kenai river are around the Russian River Falls, Moose Range Meadows and just south of Skilak Lake; all active habitat areas for several species.“That area of the river up there, it’s only open to fishing with bait and multiple hooks for one month a year and 2011 was the last time king salmon were allowed to be harvested and we’ve been closing that area by emergency order since then. So, it’s a very tumultuous fishing method that kind of flies in the face of all the other regulatory things that are in place to benefit the fish resource,” Begich said.“We want people to understand that we are 100 percent conservation-minded,” said Ivan Encelewski, Executive Director of the Ninilchik Traditional Council. He says the gillnets are simply another method of harvest added to what subsistence users are already allowed, including rod and reel, dipnets and fishwheels“And I think one of the things that people don’t quite understand is that the feds, under this subsistence program, have so much leeway to either shut down or make emergency orders to close those fisheries. And as I noted in my testimony, the inseason federal manager has closed down the king harvest on subsistence the last two years. There’s absolutely no way that this fishery that would be implemented; one that we would implement it on our end that would create a conservation concern, we believe, or that wouldn’t have processes in place to maintain that conservation,” Encelewski said.Subsistence users are allowed 4,000 sockeye and 1,000 king salmon. Barely a drop in the bucket relative to the overall sockeye return in Cook Inlet, but it’s a pretty large proportion of the king salmon return, which totaled fewer than 17,000 last year on the Kenai river. Enselewski says the push to allow the use of setnets is less about slaying fish and more about tradition.“It’s definitely important, because it’s the actual traditional means of the community of Ninilchik, and that keeps in line with the culture and the tradition of our people, but it also allows for an opportunity for the community to work on subsistence harvest versus just the individual, so it keeps that connection to the history and the culture as well.”There’s a lot to figure out before those nets hit the water, though. In the weeks and months ahead, subsistence users and Fish and Wildlife have to sort out whether the use of gillnets even fits into the already-established regulatory framework for the Kenai.  And there are more specific questions to answer on the Kasilof.“I think for the Kasilof River, it will be working out  the details on an operational plan for fishing a specific time and area, so above the Tustumena boat launch during the month of July, within that framework, how do we provide an opportunity for qualified rural residents to harvest sockeye salmon with a gillnet,” said Jeff Anderson, Field Supervisor for the Kenai Fish and Wildlife office.Ivan Encelewski thinks it can all come together, and in a way that doesn’t add to the management drama of two rivers that might already be too popular for their own good.“We’ll see. I think we can do this responsibly and we’ll show people that this will be a good opportunity and a win-win for everyone.”last_img read more