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Vintage Shiv gets Jaguars’ first win

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC): Veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul rolled back the years with a vintage half-century, as Guyana Jaguars trounced hapless Leeward Islands Hurricanes by 72 runs to post their first win of the Regional Super50 here Saturday. Stumbling on 51 for three at the end of the 17th over, Jaguars were steadied by Chanderpaul’s polished 81 and recovered to reach 219 for nine off their 50 overs at Warner Park. Seamer Quinton Boatswain was the best bowler with four for 54, while medium pacer Daron Cruickshank (2-26) and leg-spinner Odeane Browne (2-39) captured two wickets apiece. In reply, Hurricanes were 39 for one in the 13th over before losing their last nine wickets for 108 runs, as left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul snared three for 32 to cripple the innings. Left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie (2-16) and left-arm seamer Raymon Reifer (2-19) both ended with two wickets apiece. Orlando Peters led the Hurricanes’ fight with 35, and opener Chesney Hughes got 27, but wickets fell steadily to derail the run chase. Medium pacer Paul Wintz claimed Shane Jeffers in the second over for two with three on the board, before Hughes and Nkrumah Bonner – replacing Cruickshank, who retired hurt before he had scored – ensured a stand of 36 for the second wicket. The right-handed Bonner managed just six before perishing in the 13th over, and Hughes followed in the next over after facing 42 balls and counting two fours, run out by good work from Reifer. Going nowhere at 69 for five, Hurricanes were handed a flicker of hope by Peters and Jacques Taylor (22), who put on 48 for the sixth wicket. Peters struck two fours and a six in a 79-ball innings, while Taylor supported in a 39-ball knock, which included a single boundary. Once the stand was broken, however, the last five wickets crashed for just 30 runs. Chanderpaul had earlier spared Jaguars blushes after they had been sent in. Cruickshank produced a burst that accounted for in-form opener Vishaul Singh (20) and captain Leon Johnson for eight. However, the 41-year-old Chanderpaul faced 128 balls and struck six fours and two sixes to lead the Jaguars’ comeback. He added 33 for the fourth wicket with Reifer (13) and a further 54 with wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble, whose 21 came from 20 balls. Chanderpaul also forged a 29-run, sixth-wicket stand with Royston Crandon (9), before both fell in successive deliveries at the start of the 46th over. Permaul then added precious runs for Jaguars at the death, lashing three fours and a six in a cameo 30 off 14 balls.last_img read more

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Raiders roundup: Possible preseason game in Canada, Jordy Nelson retires

first_imgThe Raiders have played in London and Mexico City in recent years, and now they might play in yet another country this summer.Packers president Mark Murphy told reporters at the league meeting in Arizona that his team is talking with the Raiders about playing a preseason game in Canada, and said potential locations include Saskatchewan and Winnipeg.“We’re in discussions,” Murphy said, according to The Athletic’s Michael Cohen. “This would be the Raiders home game. Still kind of up in the air. …last_img read more

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Is Psychology Adding Scientific Knowledge?

first_imgPsychologists have a knack for proving the obvious.  It leads to a question, though: do we really need their help?Broken relationships are bad:  A press release on PhysOrg about a study at the University of Queensland reported that “Separation has an enormous impact on both men and women.”Rudeness at work is bad:  According to Science Daily researchers at University of Aberdeen have demonstrated that rudeness at work leads to mistakes on the job.  Then came the sermon: “People concerned with patient safety should note that civility between workers may have more benefits than just a harmonious atmosphere.”TV and video game addiction is bad:  We have three Iowa State researchers to thank for informing us that too much TV and gaming leads to attention problems in children.  Science Daily said, “Parents looking to get their kid’s attention — or keeping them focused at home and in the classroom — should try to limit their television viewing and video game play.”Bullies have poor social skills:  Better keep an eye on those kids with poor social skills.  They might become bullies – or victims.  It would seem they would have to be one or the other, but this piece of wisdom was furnished by the American Psychological Association and published by Science Daily.Healthy mind makes a healthy body:  Researchers at the University of South Florida have proved that “A Healthy Mind Makes a Healthy Body in Teens,” reported Science Daily.  They found this out scientifically by asking 401 teens about their subjective feelings of well-being and physical health.  “Overall, perceived good physical health was strongly linked to life satisfaction and feeling excited, strong and proud,” the psychologists announced as “findings.”Out-of-wedlock birth leads to crime:  Believe it or not, science has found a link between children born outside families and crime.  Sure enough, Clemson scientists, reported PhysOrg, took the obvious to new levels: “While a number of previous studies have found that unmarried fertility is associated with unfavorable childhood outcomes, our analysis is one of the first to measure the long-run effect on crime when these children reach adulthood.”Need to psych out jailbirds:  PhysOrg wrote about “Revised standards for psychology services in jails, prisons, correctional facilities and agencies.”  Nothing was stated in the document about the thriving counseling services of Prison Fellowship and the many other churches and religious organizations that routinely minister to inmates, often with phenomenal success.A related story on PhysOrg asked the question, “Do scientists understand the public?”  One assumption that came out in findings by the American Academy of Arts and Scientists is that “Scientists and technical experts sometimes take for granted that their work will be viewed as ultimately serving the public good.”  In fact, scientists and lay people have “very different perceptions of risk, and very different ways of bestowing their trust and judging the credibility of information sources.”You should be grateful to psychologists.  You probably would never have thought to limit your children’s TV exposure before now.  You probably had no idea that separating from your spouse might have bad consequences.  And it’s so reassuring to know that your Mom and Dad’s commands to be nice and not rude has support from the scientific method.  Thanks to science, you will now support policies that encourage healthy families, because you just learned that kids born out of wedlock tend to be poor and attracted to crime, and kids with poor social problem-solving skills might become bullies or victims.  Isn’t it comforting to know that you no longer have to learn these things from church or parents.  Isn’t it relaxing that you no longer have to use common sense; you can just rely on press releases from the Universities.  After all, that’s where the Experts are.  They Know these things by using the Scientific Method.  You can trust them.  If you can’t trust them, whom can you trust?  Keep those grant funds flowing.Trust experts’ say, for there’s no other wayTo be happy in clich�s, but to trust them and pay.You may have noticed we’ve added a new category in the Chain Links: “Mind.”  This will be for entries related to mind and brain, psychology, human intelligence, behavior, the mind-body problem, cognition, emotion, perception, thought, and human mental uniqueness.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Priests seek police protection

first_imgPolice personnel were deployed outside a Hanuman temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district on Wednesday as priests of the area sought protection after a group of Dalit activists entered the shrine and started performing rituals. The activists had offered prayers at the temple on Tuesday, a week after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath triggered a row by calling Lord Hanuman a Dalit. The group went into the temple, where one of them assumed the role of a priest and started performing rituals, police said. Priests of different Hanuman temples in the area have sought police protection after the incident. They also lodged a complaint at Kotwali police station. SHO Anil Kumar Kapervan said they were looking into the complaint. Addressing a rally in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, the Chief Minister had said, “Lord Hanuman was a forest dweller, deprived and a Dalit.last_img read more

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Four arrested for assault on two Kashmiri street vendors in Lucknow

first_imgKashmiri traders assaulted in Lucknow Two Kashmiri men selling dryfruits on the roadside in Lucknow were assaulted over their identity by saffron-clad persons, leading to the arrest of four members of the Vishwa Hindu Dal, a right wing group, on Thursday.Recorded on phone The accused not only assaulted the Kashmiri traders but also recorded the incident on their mobile phones and shared the clip on social media, taking credit for the assault.The clip showed the Kashmiri men being beaten with sticks and being slapped, and subjected to verbal abuse and anti-Kashmiri remarks.The incident took place late on Wednesday afternoon at the busy Daliganj bridge where vendors set up stalls to sell vegetables, fruits and other items. The assaulters got down from a car, accosted the three or four Kashmir men who had laid out their wares on the road and demanded that they display their identity cards. While two Kashmiris escaped, the others were assaulted, with one of the victims seen crying. Local onlookers and motorists soon came to the rescue of the Kashmir residents and confronted the saffron-clad men. In the video, when a local intervenes and asks why they are beating them, one of the assaulters replies: “They are Kashmiris. They are pelting stones there.”  In response, the onlooker asks them to not take the law into their hands. One Kashmiri man is then handed over to the police, while the other is seen running away crying, leaving his stock behind. “They called us terrorists and said we pelt stones, and started hitting us,” said a victim. After widespread outrage, the Lucknow police late on Wednesday evening filed an FIR at Hassanganj police station, under Sections 147, 323 and 504 of the Indian Penal Code, but added sections 153A, 307 (attempt to murder) and 7CLA Act in the case on Thursday.While the main accused Bajrang Sonkar was arrested late on Wednesday night, Himanshu Garg, Anirudh Kumar and Amar Mishra were nabbed on Thursday, police said.The victims belong to Kulgam.SSP Kalanidhi Naithani said the accused belong to the Vishwa Hindu Dal Trust run by one Ambuj Nigam. Sonkar has around a dozen criminal cases against him till 2011, including murder, loot and Arms Act violations, said the officer.last_img read more

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Maharashtra Assembly passes resolution seeking Bharat Ratna for Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgCongratulating the Indian cricket team for winning the World Cup, Maharashtra Assembly on Tuesday recommended to the Centre that batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar be conferred ‘Bharat Ratna’, the country’s highest civilian award.The motion congratulating the team and recommending Bharat Ratna for Tendulkar was moved by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and supported by all parties.”We recommend that Tendulkar be conferred with the Bharat Ratna for his contribution to sports,” Chavan said before the house adopted the resolution unanimously.Sachin celebrates with team mates after winning the World Cup on Saturday.Noting that after 28 years, the dreams of 121 crore Indians has come true, Chavan announced that the state government will honour players from Maharashtra Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan with a cash prize of Rs one crore and a citation.Similarly, two members of the team’s support staff Mayank Parekh (logistics manager) and Ramesh Mane (masseur) will be honoured with Rs 50 lakh each.He also congratulated the police and traffic department for ensuring an incident free World Cup final in Mumbai last Saturday.Leader of Opposition Eknath Khadse said Sachin was “God” of Cricket.”This achievement has not come easy for him and it has required 21 years of hard work and unblemished career. Sachin is a complete team man despite frequent criticism that he plays for his individual records,” he said.Sachin carries the national flag as he gets a lap of honour from his mates.Shiv Sena leader Subhash Desai demanded that Sachin be granted additional FSI for construction of gymnasium in his under construction bungalow at Bandra.”He is a sportsman and wants a gym constructed in his own home. He has not asked FSI for a disco or club. His request should be granted and if necessary rules should be amended,” he added.advertisementDesai was supported by Bala Nandgaonkar (MNS) and Ganpatrao Deshmukh (PWP).”Other states have given him (Tendulkar) prime real estate plots for his achievements. Can’t we give him additional FSI in his own house,” Deshmukh asked.BJP’s Devendra Phadanvis said as per sports policy of 2003, sportspersons who have played at national and international levels would be allowed to have their own gymnasiums.Samajwadi party leader Abu Asim Azmi described the World Cup win as a moment of pride for all Indians.PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal?said Tendulkar’s 85 runs in Mohali against Pakistan had paved the way for India’s entry into the final.”It is a moment of pride that the final took place in Mumbai at the renovated Wankhede stadium. The ICC president is also a Maharashtrian (Sharad Pawar),” he said, even as NCP members thumped their desks.Bhujbal said Sachin be honoured with Bharat Ratna and the rest of the team should be felicitated with the Padma awards.Speaker Dilip Walse Patil said that in 1983 when India won the World Cup for the first time, former Union Minister N K P Salve from Nagpur was the BCCI president.”It’s a coincidence that this time too the BCCI president is also a Nagpurian– Shashank Manohar and the ICC president is Sharad Pawar (a Maharashtrian),” he added.All members including the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar stood up and clapped loudly with many chanting “India… India” and “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”.The Speaker also joined in and complimented the home department for handling the law and order situation effectively.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

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a month agoReal Madrid coach Zidane pushes Modric to snub Croatia selection

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid coach Zidane pushes Modric to snub Croatia selectionby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane wants Luka Modric to snub national team selection.Modric is currently sidelined with injury, though is expected to be called up by Croatia for the Euro qualifiers against Hungary and Wales, which will be held on October 10th and 13th.Marca says Zidane wants Modric to stay in Madrid and avoid risking a setback in his recovery.Zidane’s stand has the full support of the board, which will make the request on his behalf. last_img read more

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Texas A&M Football Offered 15 Year Old Brother Of Aggie Linemen Jake, Kevin, And Mike Matthews

first_imgTexas A&M QB Kyle Allen dropping back for a pass.COLLEGE STATION, TX – SEPTEMBER 12: Kyle Allen #10 of the Texas A&M Aggies drops back to pass in the first half of their game against the Ball State Cardinals at Kyle Field on September 12, 2015 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)While the Mannings get most of the press, there may not be a better football family than the Matthews clan. Brothers Bruce and Clay Matthews were both NFL stars in the 1980s and 90s, and between the two of them, four of their sons have played in the NFL, including Green Bay Packers all-pro linebacker Clay Matthews III, and Atlanta Falcons 2014 first round pick Jake Matthews.Luke Matthews, a 2018 four-star offensive tackle recruit, may well be following his brothers Jake, former Tennessee Titans center Kevin, and current Texas A&M center Mike, in playing for the Aggies at the next level. Matthews told 247Sports that he was offered today, and his brothers think he may wind up being the best player in the family.#TAMU has offered the youngest Matthews brother, class of 2018 OT Luke Matthews: http://t.co/064NJ58XNr pic.twitter.com/WP0cPIoCw2— Gigem247 (@GigEm247) August 4, 2015“A&M gave me an offer today,” he said on Tuesday afternoon. The 6-foot-4, 310-pound rising sophomore is the younger brother of former A&M linemen Kevin Matthews and Jake Matthews and current Aggie center Mike Matthews. His father is NFL Hall-of-Fame offensive tackle Bruce Matthews. Luke’s older brothers have described him as possibly being the best of the bunch when all is said and done, something that would be very impressive as Jake was a first-round draft pick and Kevin spent some time in the NFL as well. Mike is A&M’s starting center and should get a shot in the league after this year as well.While Matthews has a ways to go before National Signing Day 2018, and in recruiting anything can happen, it should be a pretty decent bet that he’ll be the fourth brother to strap on the pads for Texas A&M.[247Sports]last_img read more

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CM launches champions campaign in fight against dengue

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday launched “champions campaign” in the fight against dengue and urged people to encourage their friends to inspect their homes on Sunday to clean stagnant water. Three weeks ago, Kejriwal had launched a mega drive against dengue. “Lakhs of Delhiites are joining the #10Hafte10Baje10Minute campaign against Dengue. This Sunday, after inspecting your home at 10 AM, call 10 of your friends and encourage them too to inspect their homes and be a Champion in the fight against Dengue! (sic),” he tweeted. According to an official statement, the campaign envisages that citizens should promptly reach out to 10 of their friends or peers and ask them to check their premises for signs of dengue. Kejriwal said, “I am very happy to report that this year there is a steep reduction in the number of dengue cases.”last_img read more