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India vs England: Chahal and Kuldeep in focus as India aim to clinch series

first_imgIndia’s wrist-spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal shined as India clinched a convincing victory in the first T20I. However, the duo were rendered ineffective in the second match as England bounced back to level the series 1-1.The Indian spin duo now faces its first real challenge in more than a year as India take on England in the series-deciding third T20 in Bristol on Sunday. From Sri Lanka to Australia, to New Zealand, and to South Africa, none of the opponents could easily contend with Chahal-Kuldeep in such quick time.With Kuldeep returning wicket-less in Cardiff after a sensational five-wicket show in the series-opener and Chahal too taken for runs last night, they need to find ways to trouble the opponents.India missed injured Jasprit Bumrah’s services on Friday during the death overs as England hit three sixes. His replacement Umesh Yadav has provided wickets (four in two matches) in the powerplays, but he has also been taken for runs at the same time.England took calculated risks against Kuldeep Yadav, feels Yuzvendra ChahalDespite the disappointment on Friday, the visitors are still in contention for their sixth consecutive T20I series win, which is part of an unbeaten run stretching back to September 2017.The last time India lost a bilateral T20I contest was against West Indies in July 2017, albeit that was a one-off game. In fact, India’s last series loss with more one T20I game also came against the same opposition, at Florida in August 2016.advertisementIn between those two losses to West Indies, India beat England 2-1 in a three-match T20I series at home in January 2017. That contest is notable because India were 1-0 down, and came back to win the series with Chahal taking career-best 6-25 in the series decider at Bengaluru.MS Dhoni 3rd Indian after Tendulkar and Dravid to play 500 internationalsWrist spin continues to be a deciding factor in the current series as well. Kuldeep brought the shock-value to the mix of things at Manchester and duly bamboozled England. The hosts, in turn, prepared well for the second game, despite the short turn-around time, and with a little aid from the pitch, played more selectively against both wrist spinners.A little change in the England batting line-up also worked wonders. Joe Root was sent up at number four, with skipper Eoin Morgan dropping down to allow the former more time at the crease. While it didn’t help Root in particular as he failed to read the googly for a second match running, it did allow Alex Hales to build partnerships and anchor their win.Hales was included in the side in place of injured all-rounder Ben Stokes, but on current form, it will be tough to leave him out. Stokes returns to the England squad for the third match and bolsters their confidence being yet another key member to have played in the IPL. In the current scenario, he could walk into the playing eleven in place of the struggling Root, based alone on the fact that he has played enough against both Chahal and Kuldeep in the last two IPL seasons.Stokes will also provide another seam-bowling option, and thus it remains to be seen if Moeen Ali will return to the eleven. It will depend on pitch conditions. A similar wicket to the one in Cardiff will see the all-rounder sitting out again, for the boundaries at the Gloucestershire County Club will be short once again. That India played spin well in both matches will also be a factor.The conditions concern India as well. Thanks to the last layer of grass remaining on the surface, England used the short ball tactic against the top-order. Both Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul struggled to get going against the short deliveries, while Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina looked ill at ease. Even Virat Kohli was out caught pulling a short one straight to fine leg, albeit in the death overs.Morgan outlined that the short-ball ploy was more to do with conditions than anything else, but it is tough to see the hosts abandoning a plan that worked so well. The shorter boundaries will only re-affirm such a plan once again.Victory on Friday would have allowed India to experiment in the third game, with the likes of Manish Pandey, Siddarth Kaul, Krunal Pandya and Deepak Chahar waiting in the wings. The same is true for England as well, particularly regarding their batting order. With the series pegged at 1-1, it is difficult to envisage either team playing around with combinations as a lot is at stake.advertisementIf Pakistan beat Australia on Sunday, India could climb to number two in the ICC T20I rankings with a series win, relegating England to number seven. Even so, this is about more than just rankings at this juncture. At the start of what promises to be an intensely fought summer of cricket, this is now about bragging rights and carrying winning momentum into the ODI series.Squads:India: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.England: Eoin Morgan (C), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes.Match starts at 6.30 pm IST.last_img read more

Highlights of TSB report on whalewatching capsizing off British Columbia

first_imgVANCOUVER – Key findings of the Transportation Safety Board on causes and contributing factors in the capsizing of the Leviathan II, along with some recommendations made by the board:— Conditions were favourable for the formation of breaking waves and moments before the wave that capsized the boat struck, the master became aware of it and attempted to realign the vessel to minimize its impact, but there was not enough time for his actions to be effective.— The vessel maintained position on the weather side of a reef that was exposed to the incoming swell to allow passengers to view wildlife. As the vessel was leaving the area, a large wave approached from the starboard quarter.— It took about 45 minutes before search-and-rescue authorities became aware of the capsizing because the crew did not have time to transmit a distress call, nor did the vessel have a means to automatically send one.— Crew members were able to discharge a parachute rocket, which alerted a nearby Ahousaht First Nation fishing vessel that was instrumental in saving the lives of a number of survivors.— If companies that operate passenger vessels do not implement risk management processes for environmental hazards there is a risk of a similar capsizing and loss of life.— The life-raft deployed after the capsizing was fitted with an emergency pack that did not contain devices effective for signalling distress, such as a parachute rocket or buoyant smoke float.— Transport Canada should consider whether requirements for the use of digital emergency beacons should be applied to additional classes of boats and airplanes.— Operators of commercial passenger vessels on the west coast of Vancouver Island should be required to identify areas and conditions conducive to the formation of hazardous waves and adopt strategies to reduce the chances of passenger vessels encountering those conditions.last_img read more

A Dogs Way Home rolls film in downtown Hope

first_img Twitter Facebook When Singularity Productions came to Hope on November 29th, most community residents lauded the production company and its approach to capturing those exterior shots that are so critical to any film.Of course, there was the influx of large equipment trucks and other vehicles but they were, for the most part, kept away from the street by parking them at the CE Barry School parking lot. The production company also went to great lengths to keep the community informed of their actions and also made special allowances to ensure that both vehicular and pedestrian traffic were only minimally affected.“We’re aware that a movie can be disruptive, particularly in a smaller town like Hope, but we were very much aware of the fact that we have to be considerate of the needs of the community and responsive to any complaints,” said Kirk Johns, location manager for Singularity Productions. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement “But the people here have been so wonderful that it’s been a great experience over all.”READ MORElast_img read more

AI is music to recording industrys ears for recouping song royalties

first_imgSOCAN COO Jeff King, left, walks with CEO Eric Baptiste in company’s Toronto office, on Dec. 15. Mr. King says AI can help the group find talent by scanning social media. GALIT RODAN/THE GLOBE AND MAIL Advertisement Advertisement Nearly 20 years after file sharing upended the recorded music industry, Canadian musicians are looking to digital technology in a bid to recoup money they’ve long been leaving on the table.SOCAN and Re:Sound – two Canadian licensing agencies that collect that money for musicians – spent 2017 building world-leading partnerships that will help them better scan audio and video content online and on the radio, ensuring copyright holders are making as much money as possible while keeping an eye out for future stars, too.Musicians and the companies that invest in them are entitled to royalty payments when their music is played in public or – crucially – online, which is happening more than ever. Historically, royalty collection has been like fishing with a thousand rods, each requiring manual effort to pull in a few bucks from innumerable sources such as radio, TV, concerts, cafés and, more recently, on the internet. Now, the agencies that collect that money for musicians are investing in technology that works more like trawlers: hauling in more royalties, more efficiently. Facebook Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: But finding song placements in order to license them – whether they’re in the background of a cat video or an amateur singer covering Drake – is a growing challenge. Even collecting money from traditional media sources, such as radio, can be a cumbersome, imperfect task. Twitterlast_img read more

Statement on the MMIWG Inquiry by Senator Murray Sinclair

first_imgOttawa, August 3, 2016I am pleased to see that the governments of this country have been able to collaborate with Indigenous leaders and the families of Missing and Murdered Women and Girls in Canada to establish a National Inquiry, one of the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.I congratulate the Native Women’s Association of Canada for its perseverance in bringing this about.I praise and honour the members of the victims’ families for their resilience and determination.I express my thanks to Judge Marion Buller and the other Commissioners for accepting the responsibility for this immense undertaking.Criticism of the creation of such inquiries is almost inevitable in this climate. However, whatever one thinks of the breadth and range of the terms of reference and the background and experience of the Commissioners, I am certain that the Commission will be revealing to all of Canada, and the world.We will learn of things that will be hard to believe, and we will be challenged to do what we cannot now imagine.In that way it will reflect the history of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and institutions. It will be an important opportunity for reconciliation to move forward in a significant way.Senator Murray Sinclairlast_img read more