IPL 2012 Live: KKR vs RR cricket scores and commentary

first_img11:35 pm | WINNER’S CORNER: Kolkata’s Ryan ten Doeschate says, “It was good to win, it was a pretty easy chase. we made it difficult in the end. It is important to win our home games. I thought we bowled well, 140-145 was a winning score on this pitch. We have done well chasing in this ground.”11:30 pm | MATCH ANALYSIS: Good effort from KKR. The pitch was assisting the spinners a lot. The gulf in the class of the spinners between the two teams decided the match in the end. A brave effort from Rahul Dravid and his boys, perhaps the quiet middle overs of their batting stint hurt the team badly. Both teams now have 4 points each after 4 games. Kolkata will stay at home to meet Punjab on Sunday while the Royals travel to Bangalore on Sunday in what should be an emotional homecoming for Rahul Dravid in his first match since retirement.  11:20 pm | KKR WIN BY 5 WICKETS (19.2 overs): It’s all over. A great finish to a great game of cricket. Ryan ten Doeschate smashes a six to secure Kolkata’s second win in this year’s tournament. This one the Knight Riders will remember for a long time. They had to fight for every run here and that will give them a lot of confidence going forward. [KKR 137/5]11:15 pm | SHAKIB ALMOST SEALS IT (19 overs): This is unbelievable. Both teams are not giving any breathing room to each other. The pressure was on Kolkata and Shakib Al Hasan rose to the the challenge with a six. But, as has been the case all along, Rajasthan immediately hit back. A slower delivery from Amit Singh does the trick. Shakib goes for another big hit, but is caught at point. And guess what! Yusuf Pathan steps up a few balls later and slams a four to level the scores. This game has been a true nail-biter, but surely, there is nothing more that Rajasthan can do. Shakib Al Hasan c Menaria b Amit Singh 16(10) [KKR – 131/5]  11:10 pm | ANOTHER SETBACK FOR KOLKATA (17 overs): Well the see-saw battle continues. Kolkata are just now being allowed for finish this match. Rajasthan are snapping at their tail every ball. Brad Hogg, the 41-year-old veteran, makes his contribution for the Royals by getting the dangerous Manoj Tiwary stumped. Manoj Tiwary st Goswami b Brad Hogg 24(18) [KKR – 108/4]  11:00 pm | RAJASTHAN HANG IN (15 overs): Royals are refusing to go away. Just when it seems Kolkata are ready to land the knock-out know, Rajasthan come back in the game. Ashok Menaria with a breakthrough this time. He’s sent back the set batsman, Manvinder Bisla. Shakib Al Hasan is the new man at the crease. Bisla c Rahane b Menaria 29(29) [KKR – 94/3]10:55 pm | BISLA CUTS LOOSE (14 overs): After a short high of the wicket, it’s back to the grind for Rajasthan. Kolkata have restored sanity by steering the temporary shift in momentum without any more losses. After being watchful for long, Manvinder Bisla is starting to cut loose. He’s just hoisted Ankeet Chavan for a big six. Interestingly, this was Kolkata’s first boundary in four overs! Amazing how this match is panning out.10:40 pm | KOLKATA LOSE 2ND WICKET (11 overs): Is there a twist left in this game? Rajasthan have been rather sedate so far, but here is a chance for them to come back to life. Johan Botha lifts the mood among his team-mates by dismissing Jacques Kallis. The delivery was looped up outside off and spun back in. Kallis looked to sweep and was struck on the pads in front of off-stump. The South African wasn’t happy with the decision, but the umpire’s view is all that matters. Kallis lbw b Johan Botha 31(38) [KKR – 70/2]  10:35 pm | EASY GOING FOR KKR (10 overs): There’s nothing happening for Rajasthan. Jacques Kallis and Manvinder Bisla are strolling at the moment. Rahul Dravid really needs to shake things up if he wants to make a match out of this. [KKR – 68/1]10:25 pm | KOLKATA ON CRUISE CONTROL (7 overs): There is no panic in the Kolkata team — not in the dressing room and not on the pitch. The Knight Riders are cruising towards their target of 132 runs. The run-rate and required-rate are pretty much equal at the moment. There is no need for the batsmen to take risks and they are doing nothing silly.  10:10 pm | FIRST BREAKTHROUGH FOR RR (4 overs): Rajasthan have made the much-needed initial breakthrough. It was confusion in running between the wickets that cost Kolkata the wicket of Gautam Gambhir. Jacques Kallis flicked a ball off the pads and wanted a single. There was a lot of hesitancy in the middle between the two batsmen and Rahul Dravid swooped in from mid-wicket with a direct hit. Interesting to see what Rajasthan can make of this lucky break. Gambhir run out (Dravid) 11(11) [KKR – 22/1]   9:55 pm | FLYING START FOR KKR (1 over): Just the kind of start the home team was looking for. The skipper steps up to the plate and smashes two boundaries in the very first over. 10 runs from it. Kolkata are on their way and Rajasthan are straight away under pressure.9:50 pm | KOLKATA BEGIN CHASE: Jacques Kallis and Gautam Gambhir have stepped out to open the innings for the Knight Riders. The target isn’t too much, but the way the Kolkata slow bowlers stemmed the flow of runs, perhaps there is some hope for Rajasthan. Johan Botha to open the bowling for the Royals.  9:45 pm | BALAJI ON KKR BOWLING: “I was trying to bowl on one side of the wicket, some came up well but one went into the stands. Hodge is very good with short and length stuff. The wicket is pretty slow and we need to bat well to reach the target. I hope that I do not need to go out and bat.”  9:35 pm | END OF RAJASTHAN INNINGS (20 overs): 132 runs is the target for Kolkata. It’s was quite a roller-coaster ride for the 2008 champions and the fans at the Eden Gardens. Initially, it seemed it was just not going to be Kolkata’s day, but full marks to their spinners, what a turnaround they caused for the home side. A last-over cameo from Brad Hodge has provided some sort of momentum for Rajasthan, but they still need an outstanding show with the ball. 9:30 pm | BIG WICKET FOR KOLKATA (19 overs): Rajasthan’s downhill slide continues as Kolkata tighten their grip on the game. Owais Shah tried his best, but the quality of KKR bowling has been fantastic, apart from the first five overs of the innings. It’s clear that Kolkata would get a pretty manageable target now. Owais Shah st Bisla b Narine 31(33) [RR – 113/5]9:25 pm | NO WAY OUT FOR ROYALS (17 overs): It was about time Rajasthan tried to break the shackles. It worked for an over and a few delivers with one six and two boundaries boosting the Royals. However, Kolkata have again managed to gain the upper hand by dismissing Sreevats Goswami. Goswami c Balaji b Shakib Al Hasan 24(22) [RR – 108/4]9:15 pm | KOLKATA KEEP A TIGHT LEASH (15 overs): Runs have dried up for Rajasthan. This is a great spell of bowling by spinner Sunil Narine and medium pacer Rajat Bhatia. Only 12 runs have come in the last three overs. The pressure is building on the men in blue.9:00 pm | ALL EYES ON SHAH (12 overs): Rajashtan’s hopes against rest of the England batsman. So far, Owais Shah has continued from where he left in the last match, hitting Yusuf Pathan for two boundaries. The Royals dug out will be praying for him to produce another sizzling knock in this game. 8:45 pm | BIG ONE FOR KKR (9 overs): A promising start has gone completely awry for Rajasthan. They have lost three wickets for just six runs in the last three overs. The latest setback has been the biggest — captain Rahul Dravid out for 28. One has to praise Kolkata’s spinner’s here. They came on to bowl at a tough juncture and they have certainly delivered. Dravid c Manoj Tiwary b Shakib Al Hasan 28(27) [RR – 51/3]8:40 pm | KOLKATA HIT BACK (8 overs): Rajasthan’s cruise has been jolted by two quick wickets. The spinners have done the trick for Kolkata. Shakib Al Hasan gave the hosts the first breakthrough by getting rid of Ajinkya Rahane for 19. Yusuf Pathan followed it up with some brilliant fielding off his own bowling to run out Ashok Menaria. Crucial blows these, coming at a crucial time. [RR – 48/2]  8:30 pm | ROYALS STEP UP PACE (6 overs): Rajasthan’s opener’s are certainly getting in the groove now. Rahul Dravid is leading the way with five boundaries to his name. More importantly, the Royals haven’t lost any wickets. Let’s hope they can capitalise on this good start and get a big score on the board.  8:15 pm | CAUTIOUS START FOR RR (3 overs): Just three boundaries in the first three overs. Not a bad start, but certainly on the slow side considering the kinds we’re used to in the IPL. The good news is both batsmen are looking comfortable at the crease. Rahane, especially, we know can turn it on when required, so the slow run-rate at the moment won’t bother Rajasthan too much.7:55 pm | ACTION ABOUT TO BEGIN: All eyes will be on young Ajinkya Rahane as the batsmen strides out to the middle. Rahul Dravid to take first strike. Lakshmipathy Balaji will open the bowling for Kolkata.7:45 pm | KOLKATA PLAYING XI: Gautam Gambhir(c), Jacques Kallis, Manvinder Bisla(w), Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Shakib Al Hasan, Debabrata Das, Rajat Bhatia, Sunil Narine, Lakshmipathy Balaji.7:45 pm | RAJASTHAN PLAYING XI: Rahul Dravid(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ashok Menaria, Brad Hodge, Owais Shah, Shreevats Goswami(w), Johan Botha, Ankeet Chavan, Brad Hogg, Amit Singh, Siddharth Trivedi.7:36 pm | CAPTAIN’S VIEW: Gautam Gambhir says, “It was important to get off the mark with a win. We will hope to continue with the momentum. It is difficult to choose 4 foreign players out of our bunch. Lovely to play in front of the home crowd. I would have batted first as well. Just one change for us. Narine will come in place of Brett Lee.”7:33 pm | CAPTAIN’S VIEW: Rahul Dravid says, “It is tiring to travel but we have had some good fun. We have had a lot of travel to do over the last few days. The pitch here is usually on the slower side. We have a pretty young bowling attack and we need to give them some time. The wicket looks dry and we would love to bat first. We need to assess the situation and need to score around 150. Kevon Cooper is injured and will be replaced by Brad Hodge.”7:31 pm | RR ELECT TO BAT: Good start for the visiting team. Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and elected to bat. Let’s see if they can make the most of it or not.7:25 pm | BUZZ AROUND THE GROUND: Hello and Welcome to the live coverage of the 15th match of IPL 2012 between Kolkata and Jaipur. Gambhir led his side to a confident win in the previous game against RCB, and he will look to exact revenge against Jaipur who beat them in the first encounter in their home-ground. Stay tuned for the toss and pitch report.advertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Andre Agassi backs Novak Djokovic to rebound quickly

first_imgAndy Murray is yet to reach his maximum potential and should only get better but the world number one has not seen the back of Novak Djokovic, according to eight-times grand slam champion Andre Agassi.Djokovic, a six-times champion at Melbourne Park, was bundled out of the second round by Uzbek wildcard Denis Istomin on Thursday, leaving top seed Murray a raging favourite to win a first Australian Open title after five trips to the final. (Also read: Give Novak Djokovic a break, Andy Murray tells Serb’s critics)Djokovic’s exit, which comes on the heels of a dip in form in the second half of last season, raised fresh doubts about the 12-times grand slam champion’s motivation after he surrendered the world number one ranking to Murray at the ATP Tour Finals.Agassi, however, felt the Serb’s struggles would pass quickly and he would be back to contesting the pointy end of grand slams sooner rather than later.”I’ve celebrated Novak’s accomplishments to the point of predicting he’s going to win everything and the truth is it’s always a surprise when he loses,” Agassi told reporters in a video conference call from Las Vegas. (Also read: Defending champion Novak Djokovic crashes out of Australian Open)”What I can speak to is Novak’s game and his abilities and there’s no reason in the world why he can’t turn it around.”In my opinion, (he is) one of the greats of all time so I give him a high chance of coming back in a hurry.”advertisementMurray expressed sympathy for Djokovic after his Melbourne exit but cannot have felt too mournful to see the back of the man who beat him in four finals at the tournament, including the last two.Murray’s rise to world number one after 10 years of hard graft has raised British hopes of a sustained run of success for the Scot and Agassi was not about to pour cold water on them.However, the 46-year-old American felt Murray’s outstanding defensive game might actually be holding him back from realising his full potential.”He’s very impressive. I’ve always talked about Andy as a person that has never really realised his maximum potential,” said Agassi.”He’s so good at certain things it almost makes him a bit indecisive. It almost makes him not bring his strengths to the table as much as he could.”If he actually minimised his defensive skills by just five percent he might actually be a better player.”My expectation is he is only going to get better. It looks like he’s strong. It looks like he’s fit. It looks like he knows how to invest in himself.”last_img read more

Kane Williamson to miss New Zealand vs Bangladesh 3rd Test due to muscle injury

first_imgNew Zealand captain Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the third Test against Bangladesh in Christchurch by injury and will be replaced in the side by debutant Will Young.Williamson suffered a left pectoral muscle injury while fielding in the second Test in Wellington, which New Zealand won by 12 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead into the final match which starts on Saturday.”Kane is obviously a really important player for us and with the nature of the injury we couldn’t be sure he wouldn’t aggravate it,” said coach Gary Stead in a news release.”He’s improving every day and will continue his rehabilitation as planned. Will has been waiting in the wings for a while now and he’ll get a great opportunity batting at number three in a settled line-up.”There was better news about wicketkeeper BJ Watling, who passed a fitness Test on a hamstring strain on Friday and will play at Hagley Oval.Pace bowler Tim Southee will captain the side for the first time in Williamson’s absence.last_img read more

Our Guide to November’s Best Sweaters

first_img Editors’ Recommendations If it’s November, that must mean it’s time to wear one of November’s best sweaters — right?There’s a chill in the air, the holidays are approaching — seriously, check your calendar — and there’s never been a better time to layer up. Whether you pick up a slim cardigan,  a stylish turtleneck or a reliable crewneck sweater, there’s really no wrong way to go. The best sweaters for the season can be layered up over your favorite chambray shirt or thrown atop a long-sleeve merino tee for a weekend coffee run. And if you pick the right one, you likely won’t want to take it off.Todd Snyder Wool Fair Isle Sweater in Charcoal [Featured Image, $268]From his collaboration with P.F. Flyers to the stunning Timex x Todd Snyder Mod Watch, the designer’s namesake brand blends heritage quality with modern style. And as you can see at the top of the page, the Wool Fair Isle Sweater nails that balance just as nicely, what with a graphic navy-and-gold print, a slim fit and high-quality merino wool.Eddie Bauer Snow Bridge Cardigan [$69.30]Eddie Bauer knows quite a bit about how to make gear that can stand up the elements. The brand’s Eddie Bauer x Pendleton 1936 Skyliner Jacket is a fine example of that approach, and this stylish, rugged and durable cardigan is but another. With an alpine-inspired print and versatile color, it should be your new go-to with everything from dark denim to flannel trousers.Grayers Albert Roll Neck Sweater [$145]Feeling a bit like James Bond? Or any number of menswear icons who’ve turned a chunky sweater into a go-to style move for the cold weather? Then the Albert Roll Neck Sweater is for you. It’s an investment that’ll pay off — you can layer this with a lightweight blazer for warmth, or style it with a slim peacoat, wool trousers and your favorite pair of fall boots.Life/After/Denim Flemming Crew [$158]Another brand that knows a thing or two about fine knitwear and modern classics? That’s what Life/After/Denim is all about, and simply designed, well-executed pieces like the Flemming Crew exemplify that ethos quite well. Featuring extra-fine merino wool and a fall-ready Chestnut color, this crewneck is a workhorse — it’s ready for layering over a slim chambray shirt and high-top sneakers on the weekend. Swap in sharp wingtips and you’re ready for the work day.JackThreads Bear Sweater [$64]Now, no one said every fall sweater had to feature a standard Fair Isle or striped print, right? Shake up your sweater rotation with an eye-catching, irreverent and uniquely stylish … bear sweater. Yes, you read that right. It’s fun, it has a trim and modern fit, and the cream base means you can wear it under a waxed trucker jacket just as easily as you can wear it atop dark denim and rugged leather boots. Plus, the affordable price means you’ll have enough left to buy that Todd Snyder sweater pictured above — right? The Best Father and Son Matching Outfits Bundle Up Right Now With the Best Sweaters for Men 9 Socially Conscious Sweaters for Cozying Up in Comfort This Fall You Need One (Or More) of the Best Men’s Henley Shirts in Your Wardrobe 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Knowlast_img read more

South Korea’s Big Three Lose 5,000 Workers

first_imgzoom South Korea’s Big Three shipbuilders have cut their joint workforce by some 3,000 workers during the first half of the year as the shipbuilding industry was hit by global oversupply and lack of demand, Yonhap News Agency reported.Namely, the country’s shipyards Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), were forced to decrease their workforce as they launched drastic restructuring measures in an effort to return to liquidity.Furthermore, some 2,000 workers are believed to have departed Hyundai Heavy Industry as part of the company’s voluntary retirement program, which brings the total number of the cut in workforce to around 5,000 during the first half of 2016.In their earlier submitted self-rescue plans, the companies revealed that they would cut their combined workforce by up to 6,000 in 2016, however, Yonhap News Agency cited company officials as saying that this number could be even larger given the persistent slowdown in the shipbuilding industry.DSME was faced with strong headwinds during the second quarter of the year, as the company reported a net loss of KRW 1.2 trillion during the period, compared to a net loss of KRW 430.7 billion seen in the same quarter a year earlier, while its net loss for the first half of 2016 reached KRW 1.18 trillion, against a net loss of KRW 1.04 trillion seen in the first half of 2015.Furthermore, the shipbuilder’s compatriot, Samsung Heavy Industries stayed in the red despite narrowing its net loss during the quarter. The company’s net loss stood at KRW 212.3 billion in the second quarter, compared to a net loss of KRW 1.15 trillion reported in the same quarter of 2015.However, due to its strict cost cutting measures, HHI continued its earnings streak in the quarter following its return to the black in the first quarter of 2016. Namely, the shipbuilder’s net income for the period increased to KRW 392.3 billion from KRW 244.5 billion seen in the previous quarter, and against a net loss of KRW 242.4 billion recorded in the second quarter a year earlier.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Do Canadians have a Right To Be Forgotten online

first_imgIn today’s Big Story podcast, it’s 2019. By now plenty of Canadians have humiliating results in Google searches for their name. But do we need a process for making those listings disappear?The European Union has one—it’s called the Right To Be Forgotten. And there’s currently a debate in public and in the courts, over whether or not Canada needs such a framework. But if we did have it, who would get to exercise that right? Who would decide if a piece of information should vanish from Google or not? And … should we even be allowed to hide true results about us online?GUEST: Michael Geist, Law Professor, University of Ottawa, online privacy specialistYou can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google and SpotifyYou can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.last_img read more

Mitsubishi subsidiary hopes to build salmon farms in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX — A subsidiary of Japan’s giant Mitsubishi Corporation has unveiled an ambitious proposal to build salmon farms in Nova Scotia.Cermaq Canada says the Nova Scotia government has granted the company four options to lease sites in the Chedabucto Bay region along the eastern shore, and in the St. Mary’s region south of Digby.The British Columbia-based company says it will now conduct feasibility studies as well as extensive public consultations in Nova Scotia.A Cermaq website says the company hopes to obtain about 20 salmon farm licences, with two hatcheries and a processing plant.It says more than 300 jobs could be created, and suggests the farms would contribute $500 million to the local economy.David Kiemele, managing director of Cermaq Canada, says the company will need the support of the Mi’kmaq to proceed.“We are coming to listen, to learn and to ask questions,” he said in a statement. “As excited as we are, we know that we need to have community, stakeholder and Mi’kmaq support to proceed, and we look forward to those discussions.”Linda Sams, Cermaq Canada’s sustainable development director, said they will open an office in Guysborough, N.S., investigate sites and collect data.“We are coming to Nova Scotia with open minds, hearts and ears; looking for guidance, local knowledge and history. We admit that we don’t know what we don’t know as the saying goes,” she said in a statement.“We want to learn about what communities value, what is important to each unique region, and develop an idea of how Cermaq could potentially fit into that picture. We also want to share some of the good things we have to offer.”Cermaq says it has about 4,500 employees, with farms off Vancouver Island as well as in northern Norway and Chile.The Canadian Press read more

Ansari Bezos Flint heroes to be honoured for Ingenuity

FILE- In a Feb. 3, 2016 file photo, Flint, Mich. resident LeeAnne Walters testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Smithsonian magazine announced Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, that the winners of prizes for innovations in art, science and culture include Walters and Marc Edwards, the Virginia Tech professor she recruited to test the water. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File) Ansari, Bezos, Flint heroes to be honoured for ‘Ingenuity’ WASHINGTON – A mother and a college professor who exposed the Flint, Michigan, water crisis are being honoured with American Ingenuity Awards.Smithsonian magazine announced Monday that the winners of prizes for innovations in art, science and culture include Michigan mother LeeAnne Walters and Marc Edwards, the Virginia Tech professor she recruited to test the water.Others include comedian Aziz Ansari; Jeff Bezos, who founded Amazon.com; “space archaeologist” Sarah Parcak, who finds ancient sites using satellites and Christopher Gray, whose Scholly app matches students to scholarships.Also honoured are OK Go’s Damian Kulash and Trish Sie, who redefined music videos and director David Lynch, who is bringing meditation to inner-city schools.The ceremony is Dec. 8. by The Associated Press Posted Oct 31, 2016 7:10 am MDT Last Updated Oct 31, 2016 at 8:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Global forced displacement for 2015 on track to break all records topping

“Never has there been a greater need for tolerance, compassion and solidarity with people who have lost everything,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said of the agency’s new report, based on projections from the first half of 2015. “Forced displacement is now profoundly affecting our times. It touches the lives of millions of our fellow human beings – both those forced to flee and those who provide them with shelter and protection.”The Mid-Year Trends 2015 report from the High Commissioner’s Office (OHCHR), looking at worldwide displacement from conflict and persecution from January to June, shows markers firmly in the red in each of the three major categories – refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced persons (IDPs).The global refugee total, which a year ago was 19.5 million, had as of mid-2015 passed the 20 million threshold (20.2 million) for the first time since 1992, while asylum applications were up 78 per cent (993,600) over the same period in 2014, and the number IDPs jumped by around two million to an estimated 34 million.The report shows worsening indicators in several key areas. Voluntary return rates – a measure of how many refugees can safely go back home and a barometer of the global state of conflict – are at their lowest in over three decades – an estimated 84,000 compared to 107,000 in the same period a year ago. In effect, if you become a refugee today your chances of going home are lower than at any time in more than 30 years.New refugee numbers are also up sharply: some 839,000 people in just six months, equivalent to an average rate of almost 4,600 forced to flee their countries every day. Syria’s war remains the single biggest generator of both new refugees and continuing mass internal displacement. But even excluding Syria, the underlying trend remains one of rising displacement globally.The report stressed that with more refugees being stuck in exile, pressures on host countries are growing too – something which unmanaged can increase resentment and abet politicization of refugees. But despite this, the first half of 2015 was also marked by extraordinary generosity.On an absolute basis, and counting refugees who fall under UNHCR’s mandate, Turkey is the world’s biggest host country with 1.84 million refugees as of 30 June, while Lebanon hosts more refugees compared to population size than any other – 209 refugees per 1,000. Ethiopia pays most in relation to its economy with 469 refugees for every dollar of gross domestic product. Overall, the lion’s share of hosting refugees continues to be carried by countries immediately bordering zones of conflict, many of them in the developing world.Europe’s influx of people arriving by boat via the Mediterranean is only partly reflected in the report, mainly since arrivals escalated in the second half of 2015. Still, in the first six months, Germany was the world’s biggest recipient of new asylum claims – 159,000, close to the entire total for all of 2014. The second largest recipient was Russia with 100,000 claims, mainly people fleeing the conflict in Ukraine. read more

Margaret Thatchers government feared witch hunt over inquiry into policing during miners

Margaret Thatcher’s government feared a “witch hunt” would ensue if a public inquiry was held into policing during the miners’ strike, newly declassified files reportedly show.Leon Brittan, the home secretary at the time, told a meeting in 1985 that the “Government should not encourage any form of inquiry into the behaviour of the police”.He believed an inquiry into picket line tactics during the 1984-85 strike would “turn into a witch hunt” with an “anti-police bias”, according to 18 files released to the National Archive.The documents were released after the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, ruled out an inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave, where thousands of miners clashed with police at a coking plant in South Yorkshire. Police deployed horseback charges and baton-wielding “snatch squads” as 6,000 officers tried to prevent striking miners blocking deliveries to the plant.South Yorkshire Police received heavy criticism over its conduct.The force was also required to pay compensation following the collapse of cases after 95 people were charged with riot and violent disorder.Further files are expected to be released. Ms Rudd previously said a total of 30 files would be made public. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Gynaecologist breaks down as she relives delivery that led to decapitation of

ninewells The mother’s waters had broken early at 25 weeks and her baby was found to have a prolapsed cord and was in a breech position, while the cervix was around 4cm dilated. It can be 10cm when fully dilated. Dr Vaishnavy Laxman said she was trying ‘really hard’Credit:Caavendish Press Dr Vaishnavy Laxman Ninewells Hospital in DundeeCredit:Alamy A gynaecologist accused of causing an unborn baby to be accidentally decapitated broke down as she told a disciplinary tribunal she may have tried “too hard” to complete the delivery.Dr Vaishnavy Laxman, 43, who was nearing the end of a 24-hour shift, should have given the 30-year old patient an emergency caesarean section, the hearing has been told, as the premature infant was in a breech position.But she attempted to carry out a natural delivery and tragedy struck when she urged the mother to push while she applied traction to the baby’s legs.The manoeuvre caused the infant’s body to become detached from the head. Two other doctors subsequently carried out a c-section to remove the infant’s head and it was “re-attached” so that the mother to say goodbye.At the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester, Dr Laxman wept as she relived the procedure at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, in March, 2014. She told the hearing she believed the baby would have died had a c-section been carried out.She added: “I was trying to deliver a live baby, I was trying really hard, possibly too hard. I did not intend to harm mum or the baby. I am distraught at the outcome and I am very sorry it did not come out the way I meant it.” Dr Laxman, who denies misconduct, had started work at 8.30am the previous day and went home at 6pm for five hours before returning to the hospital at 11pm.She was told about the patient at 2am and subsequently paged at 8.30am when her condition became more critical.She told the tribunal: “I thought with a c-section we might not have a live baby and it would have been a difficult procedure. This was her first pregnancy and she had a ruptured membrane. I thought it was possible to deliver the baby vaginally and I asked mum to push.”The bottom of the baby came out quite easily and when this happened I thought it was going to be possible. I started to encourage the patient to push. Whilst she was pushing I applied some traction to the baby’s feet so I could deliver the baby.”She said the arms were behind the baby’s neck and she performed a manoeuvre to release them, adding: “The arms were then delivered and I went to deliver the baby’s head, I was trying to flex the baby’s head but I didn’t feel the baby move and the cervix started to close. I tried to deliver a couple of times and asked for help. I said it was head entrapment by the cervix.” Dr Laxman said she to tried to cut the cervix but the incision had no impact. She added: “The patient was quite distressed by this point and she was verbally in pain. I remember her saying “you need to stop, you can’t carry on” and she was given general anaesthetic. “We made another cut to the cervix and I used my index finger to flex the baby’s head to deliver the baby was using traction to deliver the baby. But at some point between the general anaesthetic and the decapitation, the baby died, I’m not sure when. I was told the neck was tearing and that’s when I knew the baby had died.”The hearing continues. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Theft in Goppingen Video

← Previous Story Muhamed Toromanović a new force of Wisla Plock! Next Story → Men’s EHF CL (Round 9): Three more “unknown” for TOP 16 Under the title “theft in Goppingen” on the website of the Macedonian champion, Metalurg, there is a video with the many mistakes of the referees in the first game of this two-leg game between Goppingen and Metalurg, which ended with the home team winning 27:21. Unhappy with the refereeing, the coach Lino Cervar, refused to appear at the press conference for media, and also unhappy with the refereeing of the Iceland referees were also the German journalists…[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO8M1E7UESM&feature=player_embedded#at=86[/youtube]

Rent a sophisticated hacking toolkit for 10000 per month

first_imgIf you aren’t satisfied with your Low Orbit Ion Cannon and realize it isn’t getting you anywhere in the esteemed hacker circles you fancy yourself a member of, you can rent your very own sophisticated hacking kit for $10,000 per month. Equipped with the kit you’ll be free to show the world that you are as 1337 (and overflowing with cash) as they come.You may have heard of the Blackhole exploit kit, a hacking package that people can license from its supposed authors, Russian hackers Paunch and HodLuM. The customer has various options from which to choose, then the kit is deployed to locations that web pages or links in spam emails generally lead to. Once an unsuspecting victim triggers the Blackhole exploit, JavaScript analyzes the victim’s computer, and then loads all of the exploits that can penetrate the victim’s system. The Blackhole exploit also relays which exploits worked on the victim’s computer back to the perpetrator.Though the Blackhole exploit kit was already very dangerous, Paunch has been purchasing more exploits from other hackers and security researchers and including them in a new version of the kit, known as Cool. Whereas the original Blackhole ran customers around $1500 per year, the new kit is priced considerably more at $10,000 per month.The first instance of the kit was spotted back in October of 2012, and was seen serving ransomware, the kind of malware that demands you pay a fee to remove it. Paunch admitted to security expert Brian Krebs that he created the Cool exploit kit and revealed the hefty price, which Krebs then confirmed by way of discussing it with “members of a very exclusive underground forum.”Though that ten grand price tag might seem extremely expensive — even for an internet criminal mastermind — Symantec has discovered that one ransomware gang has been able to generate $30,000 per day, which is obviously more than enough to pay for the Cool exploit (plus, I’m guessing, provide a pretty good dental plan for the gang members).Considering you most likely want to avoid your computer and sensitive information being compromised, just remember not to click on mysterious links, have a decent firewall and antivirus, avoid some of the seedier scenes on the internet, and don’t make a ton of e-enemies, because you never know what they’re capable of doing.last_img read more

Le dernier repas dÖtzi lhomme des glaces révélé par lexamen de son

first_imgLe dernier repas d’Ötzi, l’homme des glaces, révélé par l’examen de son estomacPrésentée ce mois-ci au 7e Congrès mondial de recherches sur les momies à San Diego  (Californie) et réalisée par des chercheurs italiens, une étude de l’estomac du célèbre chasseur néolithique retrouvé congelé dans un glacier des Alpes montre sa prédilection pour la viande de bouquetin.Découvert en 1991 dans un glacier des Alpes italiennes, le corps momifié par  le froid d’un homme du Néolithique vieux de quelque 5.000 ans, surnommé Ötzi, n’en finit pas d’être passé au crible par les scientifiques. Frank Maixner, microbiologiste à l’Institut de Bolzano (Italie), et ses collègues, ont enfin réussi à analyser le contenu stomacal de la momie, tâche rendue particulièrement difficile par le déplacement post-mortem des organes.À lire aussiUlcère gastroduodénal : définition, symptômes, causes, traitements, de quoi s’agit-il ?Repéré par sa position relative par rapport à d’autres organes tels que la vésicule (identifiée par la présence de calculs), l’estomac, remonté jusqu’au niveau du bas des poumons et réduit par le processus de momification naturelle, a livré des traces de grains de blé et de viande, tout comme les intestins analysés lors de précédentes études. Ötzi avait pris un copieux repas moins de deux heures avant sa mort.L’analyse de l’ADN de la viande a montré qu’elle provenait d’un bouquetin, animal farouche mais abattable à l’aide d’un arc et de flèches comme ceux trouvés en possession d’Ötzi. Les chercheurs ignorent si la chair a été cuite, et des brins de la toison de l’animal ainsi que des fragments de mouche  suggèrent que l’homme n’était guère préoccupé par le nettoyage de la viande qu’il consommait. “Ce n’était pas le plus hygiénique des repas”, conclut Frank Maixner. Le 29 juin 2011 à 18:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Le Japon met en orbite un satellite espion

first_imgLe Japon met en orbite un satellite espionLe Japon a lancé ce vendredi matin depuis une base nippone, une fusée H-2A ayant pour mission de placer en orbite un satellite gouvernemental. Un satellite espion qui récoltera des données visant la défense et la sécurité du pays.Une fusée H-2A a décollé ce vendredi 23 septembre de la base de Tanegashima, située au sud du Japon. Comme l’explique l’Agence d’exploration spatiale nippone (Jaxa) dans un communiqué rapporté par Romandie, elle transportait un satellite gouvernemental permettant grâce à une caméra, de repérer au sol depuis une altitude de plusieurs centaines de kilomètres, des objets de soixante centimètres de côté seulement. En partenariat avec le groupe Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), la Jaxa a réalisé le lancement de la fusée à 13h36 (4h36 GMT). Un vol reporté à plusieurs reprises en raison de problèmes techniques, puis de mauvaises conditions météorologiques. Quelques minutes plus tard, le lanceur se séparait avec succès du satellite destiné à la défense et la sécurité nippones. L’engin servira par exemple à récolter des données sur les impacts des catastrophes naturelles qui ont touché le Japon ces derniers mois, comme le séisme et le tsunami qui ont dévasté le nord-est de l’archipel le 11 mars dernier.Il remplacera l’un des trois satellites espions déjà mis en orbite par le Japon dans le cadre d’un programme mis en place à la fin des années 1990 après des essais de missiles réalisés par la Corée du Nord.Le 23 septembre 2011 à 16:29 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Orange surges to early lead in Port of Vancouver race

first_imgDon Orange received 64.24 percent of the vote Tuesday to build a commanding lead in the race for a seat on the Port of Vancouver’s Board of Commissioners.The race between Orange and Kris Greene was widely viewed as a referendum on the port’s proposed oil terminal project, and with an estimated 18,000 votes remaining to be counted — not all of them in the port district — the trends favor Orange.The port race was the most expensive and high-profile of dozens of city, school and other local service district races put before voters in this odd-year election. It also gave voters a chance to cast ballots of five local tax measures.Anne McEnerny-Ogle received 74.72 percent of the vote to be elected Vancouver’s first female mayor according to election results released shortly after polling closed Tuesday. Her opponent, Steven Cox, dropped out of the race but still received 23.46 of the vote. Jonathon Sauerwein, a write-in candidate, received 0.97 percent of the vote.The late Scott Campbell, who died during the campaign from complications of cancer, nevertheless received 61.54 percent of the vote over Maureen McGoldrick in the race for the Vancouver City Council, Position 1, filling a position vacated by Jack Burkman.last_img read more

Google subject to equal pay lawsuit in US

first_imgTechnology organisation Google is subject to a lawsuit that alleges, in the US state of California, female employees are discriminated against under the organisation’s approach to pay and opportunities for promotion.Three former female employees have filed a class action lawsuit accusing the US-based business of paying women less than men for comparable work.The lawsuit, Ellis v Google, which was filed on 14 September 2017 at the Superior Court of the State of California, alleges that Google systematically pays female employees lower compensation than it does to male employees with similar job experience and who perform similar work in similar conditions.The lawsuit also claims Google places female employees in job ladders and levels with fewer advancement opportunities and lower compensation ceilings than male employees. For example, one plaintiff was placed on a level three software engineering job ladder, which is typically used for entry-level graduates, while a male employee who graduated in the same year and had similar qualifications and experience was hired to the level four software engineering job ladder, which receives higher salary and bonus opportunities.The claimants allege that Google knew, or should have known, that female employees were paid less than male counterparts because the organisation completes annual internal pay equity analysis and maintains employment records, which detail wage rates and job classifications.They claim that this is a violation off the California Equal Pay Act and are therefore seeking payment of unpaid wages, a 10% interest on the due wages, and liquidated damages.As well as seeking relief for the affected plaintiffs, Kelly Ellis, Holly Pease and Kelli Wisuri, the lawsuit will apply to all women employed by Google in California at any time in the past four years, through to the trial date.Gina Scigliano, spokesperson at Google, said: “We work really hard to create a great workplace for everyone, and to give everyone the chance to thrive here. In relation to this particular lawsuit, we’ll review it in detail, but we disagree with the central allegations. Job levels and promotions are determined through rigorous hiring and promotion committees, and must pass multiple levels of review, including checks to make sure there is no gender bias in these decisions. And we have extensive systems in place to ensure that we pay fairly. But on all these topics, if we ever see individual discrepancies or problems, we work to fix them, because Google has always sought to be a great employer, for every one of our employees.”James M Finberg, attorney at Altshuler Berzon, one of the law firms representing the claimants, said: “Google’s motto is to do no harm, but it has harmed its [female] employees by not treating them as well as its male employees. It is time for that to stop.”Kelly M Dermody, attorney at Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein, which is also representing the plaintiffs, added: “While Google has been an industry-leading tech innovator, its treatment of female employees has not entered the 21st century. This case seeks to ensure fairness for women at Google.”last_img read more

Chuck D New Book Explores 40 Years Of Rap History

first_img Facebook Email New Chuck D Book Explores Hip-Hop History chuck-d-new-book-explores-40-years-rap-history Twitter Chuck D: New Book Explores 40 Years Of Rap History News From Sugarhill Gang to Kendrick Lamar, new Chuck D compendium spotlights the growth and rich history of hip-hopTim McPhateGRAMMYs Oct 10, 2017 – 7:41 am More than 40 years of rap and hip-hop is the centerpiece of a new 352-page book by Public Enemy co-founder Chuck D. “Chuck D Presents This Day In Rap And Hip-Hop History” promises to offer one of the “most comprehensive, chronological histories of rap and hip-hop ever written.” Curated personally by Chuck D, the book will take readers through a timeline of iconic moments in rap history from 1973 to present day, offering a snapshot of how the genre exploded from the Bronx into the most popular genre in the United States.Informed by Chuck D’s long-running show on Rapstation.com, this massive compendium also details the most influential songs in the genre’s recorded history, from Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” (GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, 2014) and Kurtis Blow’s “Christmas Rappin'” to GRAMMY-winning recordings by Jay Z, Lauryn Hill and Kendrick Lamar. Also included are more than 100 portraits drawn by Shepard Fairey and key events in hip hop history, from Grandmaster Flash’s first scratch through Tupac’s hologram at Coachella.”If you want to understand our culture. To learn knowledge itself. Truth about the art form of poetry in motion. The struggle of our community through rhyme and rhythm. This is the book that inspired me long before I found my place in hip-hop,” said Lamar. “The power of self-expression. Unapologetically. Taught by the teacher himself. Chuck D!!!!””Reading this book is like reliving my life all over again,” added LL Cool J.”Chuck D Presents This Day In Rap And Hip-Hop History” is now available via Amazon.Learn The ABCs Of Hip-Hop With New BookRead morelast_img read more

Dish agrees to 5B deal for TMobile and Sprints wireless assets reports

first_imgDish made a $5 billion deal, Bloomberg reported. Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Dish has made a deal with T-Mobile and Sprint to pay $5 billion for their wireless assets, Bloomberg reported Wednesday, citing anonymous sources. This would apparently set the stage for the Justice Department to give T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion merger with Sprint the thumbs-up as early as Thursday, something the Wall Street Journal reports it is prepared to do.The TV provider will pay about $1.5 billion for Sprint’s Boost prepaid mobile business and roughly $3.5 billion for wireless spectrum, according to Bloomberg, and wouldn’t be able to sell them for three years. According to the WSJ, the satellite company will be required to offer cell phone service and will be able to use T-Mobile’s network to do so during a seven-year transition period. Dish was already under a Federal Communications Commission deadline of March 2020 to begin utilizing the billions of dollars’ worth of wireless spectrum it has acquired over the years or the FCC could revoke its license. Dish previously announced it was working on a 5G narrowband “internet of things” network, but that option would be designed for connecting smart devices such as power meters and lights as opposed to traditional cell phones and tablets. The Journal also reports that both T-Mobile and Dish would be required to support the new virtual SIM card known as eSIM as part of the deal to make it easier for consumers to switch providers if they so desired.Apple’s latest iPhones use eSIM as a way to add a second provider to an iPhone XS, XS Max or XR. AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Truphone support the service on iPhones in the US, though Sprint does not.    Tags T-Mobile and Sprint’s mega-deal might actually happen… Dish Network Sprint T-Mobile Post a comment Mobile Internet The carriers have been battling to get their merger approved for more than a year and the FCC endorsed the deal, but its fate now rests with Department of Justice antitrust chief Makan Delrahim. He’s been seeking a deal that compensates for the fact that T-Mobile merging with Sprint would cut the four major carriers down to three — Dish emerging as a player in the industry would fill that need.Sprint and the Justice Department declined to comment. Neither Dish nor T-Mobile immediately responded to requests for comment.Originally published July 24, 2:12 a.m. PT.Updated, 8:15 a.m., 9:19 a.m. PT: Adds background and additional details about the deal. Share your voice 0 Samsung, LG, Motorola: How soon can we expect 5G phones? 13 Photos Now playing: Watch this: 5:41last_img read more