By Joshua Rapp LearnJul. 13, 2018 , 4:00 PM Why are these salmon jumping? ANDY CLARK/REUTERS/NEWSCOM Young sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) have a curious behavior: They jump up to 30 centimeters in the air, sometimes skimming along the surface for close to a meter using their tail fins, about nine times a day on average. They even do this when no obstacles are in their way. The reason, according to a new study, is that they’re infested with sea lice—and are trying to splash them off.Researchers already suspected that salmon leap to dislodge sea lice, a pea-size parasite that feeds on mucus, blood, and skin. Fish plagued by the lice jump out of the water 14 times more often than those that are lice-free do. But scientists didn’t know whether this helped rid them of the bloodsuckers.So in the new study, researchers caught juvenile sockeye salmon infested with sea lice and separated them into two floating ocean pens in a sheltered ocean bay in British Columbia in Canada—one pen where they were allowed to leap, and one covered with netting just beneath the surface. After letting the experiment run for 3 days, the scientists found that salmon that couldn’t jump from the water had 28% more sea lice than those that could, as they report in an article cheekily titled “Oust the Louse” in the Journal of Fish Biology. Jumping out of the water isn’t a risk-free proposition for the salmon. It takes an average of 56 leaps to dislodge a single sea louse, during which time the fish could be easy prey for predators like seabirds. The effort also drains energy the salmon need for other things. But for the fish, the danger of these leaps may be nothing compared with the relief of delousing.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)
Girth Of A NationFighting Fat The behavioural components- eating a healthy diet, exercising and adopting a healthy lifestyle-are important for fighting obesity, but provide only a partial solution (“Girth of a Nation”, April 10). To call obesity a freely acquired disease is to camouflage the real issues involved. Its prevalence,Girth Of A NationFighting FatThe behavioural components- eating a healthy diet, exercising and adopting a healthy lifestyle-are important for fighting obesity, but provide only a partial solution (“Girth of a Nation”, April 10). To call obesity a freely acquired disease is to camouflage the real issues involved. Its prevalence is largely due to an environment which promotes inactivity and unhealthy dietary habits. This particularly affects children who are unable to make informed choices, especially when actors or cricketers promote energydense food and sugary beverages on television. Self-regulation by the food industry, higher taxes on fast foods and restrictions on sales of high-fat food and sugary beverages in school premises are some proven measures for preventing childhood obesity.-Mathew Jose, KochiGrandmothers would tell us to chew each bite we took 32 times. Sadly, people today are gobbling food in a hurry. Their health is bound to be affected.-Sangeeta Thapar, on e-mailWhile technological advances have played a key role in the development and progress of India, they have extracted a price in terms of people’s health. The increasingly materialistic attitude towards life has also played a role in ruining well-being.-Navneet Dhawan, DelhiWomen ObesityObesity is not new in India. For centuries, rich men in the country have been associated with the bulging waistline. Large waist size was symbolic of sethjis and lalajis. Now we can put our modern-day managers into this category, though the nomenclature has changed to general manager, vicepresident or CEO.-Man Mohan Bhatia, DelhiThe root cause of the urban middle-class Indians turning obese is their lifestyle. People live in small, cage-like flats and their children study in schools that don’t have big playgrounds.-Charu Shah, SurendranagarI want to debate certain points raised in the story. The body mass index for Asians has been changed. The normal value is 18.5-22.9 to prevent lifestylerelated diseases. Skipping breakfast itself can lead to obesity as breakfast kickstarts metabolism and helps in weight reduction. Human adenovirus and obesity studies have been done on animals and it would be too early to cite this as one of the reasons for obesity. Nuts are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and help in the lowering of plasma cholesterol and prevent heart diseases. Trans fatty acids (present in hydrogenated fats such as vanaspati) are harmful and are produced when vegetable oils undergo hydrogenation in the presence of heavy metals like nickel.-Shiny Chandran, ChennaiIt is not surprising that India is a land of obese people. The staple Indian diet is high in fats and sugars. Unless obesity is taken seriously as an epidemic and awareness is created about healthy food habits, we will have to deal with a problem of enormous proportions.-Prashanth Kulkarni, BidarGive and RetainSonia Gandhi’s resignation from membership of the Lok Sabha and as chairperson of the National Advisory Council had all the gimmicks of a sacrifice but she has not given up the perks of her official bungalow (“Politics of Profit”, April 10). The Government is still footing the bill for its maintenance. In fact, 10 Janpath has become a family property.-Raman, on e-mailThe issue of office of profit uncovers the truth that the political class, irrespective of party ideologies, is united on one issue- opportunism. I wonder how the representatives of people get time for any other office when they are barely able to cover their constituencies. Offices of profit are not only the government-controlled posts but also those in other important institutions. If there are very few achievers in sports in a country of more than a billion people, it is because the politicians hold most of the offices in sports bodies. Compared to the attitudes of the Congress or the Left, Sonia’s resignation is commendable, irrespective of her motives or the option of smooth re-entry into the House available to her.-Biranchi Narayan Acharya, CuttackFormer prime minister Indira Gandhi promulgated an ordinance at midnight and imposed Emergency to sidestep her disqualification from Parliament. In contrast to this is Sonia’s prompt resignation. In this Gandhi versus Gandhi episode Sonia has won hands down.-Sudhir K. Bhave, on e-mailDouble StandardsThe Congress does not mind forging an alliance with the Indian Union Muslim League in Kerala but refuses to ally with the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal unless it severs connection with the BJP (“Elections 2006”, April 10). Since when has the Indian Union Muslim League become secular?-Asoke C. Banerjee, KolkataTrial and ErrorThe story puts too much emphasis on reforms in the CrPC (“Criminal Flaws”, April 3). There is another side to it: the procedures in the civil judicial system. Cases in courts keep dragging for years because of numerous adjournments and defendants take undue advantage of this. They laugh all the way, while plaintiffs suffer both physically and financially. Can’t the authorities put a ceiling to the number of adjournments? This will go a long way in speeding up the trials.-Omkar Nath Bhargava, SecunderabadFace the MusicWhy is Sonu Nigam reluctant to accept the fact that over the years the standard of music has come down in Bollywood (“Seedhi Baat”, April 10)? How many of today’s songs are going to be remembered 50 years from now? Good music is timeless. It appeals to all generations and classes. Today, technology and marketing often triumph over talent.-Prachi Singh, LucknowA Deceptive ShowSonia is an intelligent politician who has the ability to smell danger in time, thereby, converting adversities into advantages (“Smart Move”, April 3). But it is wrong to describe her resignation drama as a sacrifice or a show of morality. Her resignation is hardly different from the act of a thief who returns stolen items on being caught. Politicians can get elected from more than one seat at a time and resign at their own will, forcing needless byelections. The money and energy spent on byelections can be utilised for developmental work. Politicians should be made accountable for this wastage and deterrent measures should be formulated to avoid unwanted by-elections.-Siddhartha S. Misra, SrinagarThe Moot PointSitaram Yechury hit the bull’s eye when he raised the question “who will utilise this market signal and for what objective” (“Yes, In the Right Mix”, March 27). There has been too much talk about economic liberalisation and its benefits, while criticism and dissent have been marginalised. There is not much debate in the country on market manipulation by big business houses in collusion with politicians.-Vipul Bagla, PuneDesigners influence public tasteElite StreetFashion shows are just a means for the nouveau riche to flaunt their wealth (“New Cut on the Ramp”, April 10). These shows are confined to the big cities and their content has nothing to do with the basic sense of dressing.Vinay Kapur, AhmedabadDesigners influence public taste as much as the public influences their designs. Lakme Fashion Week showcased the perfect balance between the two.Suruchi Bhaskar, MumbaiIndian designers should stop aping the West and start designing something that suits Indian sensibilities.Vikas Malhotra, Amritsaradvertisementadvertisement
New Zealand’s Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill shared a record partnership as the Black Caps beat Pakistan by three wickets with two balls to spare on Sunday, taking the one-day series 2-0.Pakistan began strongly batting first and looked set for a score over 300 but faltered late and was bowled out for 290 with 15 balls remaining in its innings.In reply, Williamson made 84 and Guptill 82 in a 159-run partnership for the second wicket – a record for New Zealand in one-day games – as the home side seemingly cruised towards victory at 210-5 in the 36th over.A heavy rain shower interrupted play for an hour, with the Duckworth-Lewis rule setting New Zealand a revised target of 263 from 43 overs; effectively 53 runs from 45 balls after the resumption.Corey Anderson was batting with out-of-form wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi after Grant Elliott was dismissed by the last ball before the rain.It fell to Anderson to decide the match and he blasted 35 from 29 balls in a key, and fortunate, contribution.When on 17, and with the match still in the balance, he clearly edged a ball from Rahat Ali to wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed and should have been out with New Zealand still needing 38 runs from 26 balls. But umpire Billy Bowden judged Anderson not out and Pakistan had already used up its one appeal under the Decision Review System.Anderson struck two sixes from the next two balls from Rahat to substantially reduce the equation. He fell with seven runs still required and two fresh batsmen – Mitchell Santner and Adam Milne – at the crease.advertisementNew Zealand needed six runs from the last over and Santner bludgeoned the first ball through cover for four. But he played and missed at the next two balls with rash strokes before striking the fourth ball from Wahab Riaz to the boundary to win it.”It was a really good game of cricket,” said captain Brendon McCullum, who returned to the New Zealand side after a month-long layoff with a back injury.”We were under a lot of pressure when we had the ball in hand and at one stage the Pakistan boys were looking at scoring about 340 or 350. The way we closed off our bowling display let us take some momentum into our batting.”Then another wonderful partnership from Kane and Martin and after that it came down to a couple of moments and we got a little bit of luck in one of those moments.”Pakistan captain Azhar Ali won the toss and surprisingly elected to bat despite rain threatening, and teams normally choosing to bat second when the Duckworth Lewis system was likely to come into play.Babar Azam made 83, Mohammad Hafeez 76 and their partnership of 134 for the third wicket.After they were separated – Santner removed Hafeez at 154-3, then Matt Henry dismissed Babar Azam at 215-4 – the Pakistan innings went into decline. Wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed made 41 and Shoaib Malik 32 but Pakistan fell well short of the total that seemed likely when Babar and Hafeez were together.”We played very good cricket,” Pakistan captain Azhar Ali said. “We didn’t finish off the way we wanted but we had enough runs on the board to win.”In the second half we kept coming hard as well but in the end it wasn’t good enough to get over the line.”New Zealand faces Australia in the first of thre one-day internationals in Auckland on Wednesday.
The Football Association (FA) has confirmed that it will investigate allegations of racist chanting from a section of Millwall supporters during Saturday’s FA Cup win over Everton.Footage posted to social media appeared to show numerous fans taunt traveling supporters using derogatory slurs and terms relating to the Pakistani community during the Championship side’s dramatic late 3-2 win over their Premier League visitors at The Den.The FA has now stated that they have knowledge of the incident and are planning to look into the matter. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! A spokesperson said: “The FA can confirm that we are aware of a video posted on social media after the FA Cup match between Millwall and Everton.“Discriminatory behaviour and chanting has no place in football and we will be investigating the matter.”Millwall themselves also condemned the actions of their supporters, describing them as “abhorrent” and vowing to issue life bans for anyone found to be involved.A club statement read: “Millwall Football Club is aware of, and extremely disappointed by, a video circulating online displaying alleged racist chanting during Saturday’s victory over Everton.”The club will, as is commonplace following such incidents, work with all relevant authorities during investigations into the matter and look to identify individuals involved. Anyone identified and guilty of such abuse will be banned from The Den for life.”The club would like to place on record its gratitude to, and pride in, the vast majority of its supporters who gave their team outstanding backing throughout the match and who deserve to enjoy a memorable victory.”They should be able to do so without being tarnished by behaviour they would find abhorrent.”Millwall Football Club has a long and proud record of anti-discrimination work and on top of this investigation will continue to work tirelessly, alongside the authorities, to eradicate all forms from the game.”Before the match, a fracas between rival supporters led to one man being left with a slash wound to his face ahead of kick-off.Millwall’s victory came via Murray Wallace’s late strike, which followed a controversial leveller from Jake Cooper, who had seemingly directed the ball into the net with his arm.They progress through to the fifth round as a result of their win.
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The World Cup group stages are over, three quarters of the games have been played and half of the teams are on their way home. Plenty of big names are leaving the tournament having failed to live up to expectations and a few more have been given a second chance to impress after their underwhelming displays. We look at XI who will not look back fondly on the first 48 games of the tournament.David de Gea, SpainThe Manchester United goalkeeper hasn’t replicated his club form for his country since usurping Iker Casillas as Spain No1 and he had a terrible start to the World Cup. While his error against Portugal – and the fact he didn’t make a single save in a game where Spain conceded three goals – ultimately meant little, with La Roja topping Group B, but David de Gea does not look himself and reports suggest he may be dropped for the last-16 game against Russia. Rating: 5.59Jérôme Boateng, GermanyJérôme Boateng came into the tournament with serious fitness concerns and he was not helped by his midfielders, but he was truly awful against Sweden. The red card for a second bookable offence was saved him from making more mistakes in a lacklustre performance – and saved him from experiencing a fateful defeat to South Korea. Rating: 6.40 Read more Jérôme Boateng is put out of his misery. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images Pinterest Timo Werner, Germany The one real concern for Germany before the tournament was their lack of a real goalscorer to lead the line. Those fears were realised in Russia. Many backed Timo Werner to fill the golden boots of Miroslav Klose but he will have to wait another four years, having carried little threat in the box at this tournament off the back of what was a modest season at club level. Without a goal from seven shots, he looked stronger when moved out wide against Sweden, but still underwhelmed as Germany were the big casualty of the group stage. Rating: 6.30• Follow WhoScored on Twitter and Facebook• Follow Martin Laurence on Twitter Twitter features Facebook Kalidou Koulibaly, SenegalKalidou Koulibaly, the man known as “K2”, is revered at Napoli for his ability to play out from the back and his strength in the air at both ends of the pitch, but he didn’t show any of that at the World Cup. His pass accuracy dropped from 91.2% in Serie A to 77.9% and his long-ball accuracy fell from 53.3% to 35.7%. He seemed to strike fear in the hearts of his own fans. The centre-back scored five goals in Serie A last season but he did not manage a single attempt at goal in Russia. Rating: 6.46Sergio Ramos, SpainUnlike Koulibaly, Sergio Ramos’ distribution from the back was typically strong during the group stage, but he looked suspect defensively in a Spain team that conceded five goals. One of those goals came after the Real Madrid captain had a moment of miscommunication with Andrés Iniesta against Morocco, with the defender at fault as Khalid Boutaïb opened the scoring. He will need to improve if he is to pick up the World Cup in the same summer that he lifted the Champions League trophy. Rating: 6.57Bernardo Silva, PortugalHaving been hauled off in matches against Spain and Morocco, Bernardo Silva lost his place for the final group game and it remains to be seen whether he will regain it for the knockout phase. The Manchester City player did not produce a single goal, shot, assist or key pass during the group stage. He was also wasteful in possession, completing just 38 of 51 pass attempts (71.7%) in 148 minutes of action. Rating: 6.36 Twitter Facebook Ousmane Dembélé, FranceAfter a frustrating debut season at Barcelona, Ousmane Dembélé’s path into the France team seemed to open up when Dimitri Payet picked up an injury before the tournament. Sadly, the 21-year-old has been an ineffective replacement for Payet, one of the stars of Euro 2016. Dembélé had more of an impact from the bench in 15 minutes against Peru than in either of his two starts. He has shown little of his ability to beat defenders and provide for his fellow forwards, completing just two dribbles and two key passes in 164 minutes. Rating: 6.47 Share on Facebook Robert Lewandowski reflects on a disappointing World Cup. Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters Topics Read more Share on WhatsApp Robert Lewandowski, Poland Given his incredible record in qualifying – he was the top scorer in Europe with 16 goals – Robert Lewandowski has been toothless during the group stages of the last two major international tournaments. He did not score until the quarter-finals of Euro 2016, a feat he will not be able to repeat this time around. The Bayern Munich striker mustered nine shots in Russia without scoring, hitting the target with just three of them. Rating: 6.43 Pinterest Mohamed Elneny, EgyptIn the absence of a fully fit Mohamed Salah, Egypt needed to be resolute defensively and hope the other standout players in the squad would give them a chance of progressing. Mohamed Elneny needed to step up but the Arsenal player was often overrun in midfield. While he kept the ball well enough, the 25-year-old didn’t break up attacks, completing just two tackles in three games as the Pharaohs crashed out without no points. Rating: 6.09 Pinterest Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Guardian Sport Network Share on Twitter Ángel Di María World Cup When Italy players did national service – at the Military World Cup Ángel Di María appeals for a penalty that never comes. Photograph: Alex Morton/Getty Images Piotr Zielinski, PolandWith a host of scouts from Europe’s biggest clubs reportedly casting an eye over Piotr Zielinski this summer, the Napoli midfielder had a chance to impress. He didn’t take it. He was in the side to provide ammunition to the forwards, most notably Robert Lewandowski, but the 24-year-old created just two chances in 259 minutes and his overall pass accuracy was a very modest 79.1%. Rating: 6.41Ángel Di María, ArgentinaHaving enjoyed a strong second half to the season at Paris Saint-Germain, Ángel Di María would have been hoping to carry some form into the World Cup but he was anonymous in his two appearances. With one shot, one dribble and two key passes, the winger lacked an impact in the final third and relinquished possession on a consistent basis, completing just 76.4% of his passes. Rating: 6.40 Germany Facebook Twitter What does Didier Deschamps want from his France team? 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Ceballos: Everyone at Arsenal have tremendous respect for Emeryby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos is enjoying his football under manager Unai Emery.Ceballos joined on a season-long loan from Real Madrid in the summer and he has impressed in his midfield role.“I arrived on the first day and the respect they have for him is tremendous, he has turned around the club’s situation in just one year,” Ceballos told Radio Marca.“He has managed to compete and only just missed out on the Champions League, he almost won the Europa League.“We’ve started well, just one defeat, third in the league and we are going up.”He added: “It’s strange, I arrived and in my first game they were already singing my name.“I asked Hector Bellerin and he told me that they also sang it to [Santi] Cazorla.“I’ve felt proud from that first moment.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Indian Cricketers’ Association prepares tentative budget of Rs 15-20 croreIndian Cricketers’ Association, India’s first-ever players’ association formed as per recommendation of the Supreme Court-appointed Justice RM Lodha committee, has prepared a tentative annual budget of Rs 15-20 crore. Press Trust of India MumbaiOctober 17, 2019UPDATED: October 17, 2019 00:16 IST Former Indian cricketer Anshuman Dattajirao Gaekwad (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndian Cricketers’ Association is India’s first ever players’ associationICA will be receiving a partial grant from the BCCIAnshuman Gaekad will be ICA’s male representative to the BCCI apex councilThe Indian Cricketers’ Association (ICA) has prepared a tentative annual budget of Rs 15-20 crore to run its affairs as it met for the first time here on Wednesday.ICA is India’s first ever players’ association formed as per recommendation of the Supreme Court-appointed Justice RM Lodha panel.”The tentative budget prepared by our treasurer is around Rs 15-20 crores annually. That will include expenses for an office space in Mumbai, three to four permanent employees to maintain the office and the travel and daily allowances of the officer bearers,” a BCCI official told PTI.Though ICA will be receiving a partial grant from the BCCI, the players’ body will have to raise money on its own. How they will go about that will be discussed in the next meeting on November 1.”We can only raise our issues with the BCCI through our apex council representatives once the board is formed on October 23,” said the official.Anshuman Gaekad will be ICA’s male representative to the BCCI apex council and Shantha Rangaswamy will be the female representative.The office-bearers, led by president Ashok Malhotra, also filled majority of the vacancies for ICC representatives in the state associations at the meeting here.For example, the Mumbai Cricket Association had nominated Kiran Powar as the male ICA representative to apex body but had left vacant the name of the women’s representative.Maharashtra had nominated the female representative’s name but there was no name for the male representative.”We filled about 24 vacancies. We need to fill about 12-14 more,” added the official.advertisementAlso Read | Would like to know what selectors think about Dhoni’s future: BCCI President-elect Sourav GangulyAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow ICAFollow Indian Cricketers Association Next
Nagpur: Two staffers of private carrier GoAir have been booked for allegedly abetting the suicide of a 19-year-old employee of the airline here, city police said. Manthan Chavan, who worked as GoAir’s trainee ramp officer at Nagpur airport, had allegedly committed suicide at his home in Nagpur on May 30, police said. In a statement issued on Friday, Ajni police said that an offence was registered against Akshay Patil, manager of GoAir (Nagpur) and Nilay Janbandhu, senior officer of ramp operations, under IPC sections 306 (abetment of suicide) and 34 (common intention) on Thursday. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”During the investigation, it was found that the deceased, Manthan Chavan, was on sick leave (when the incident happened). However, he was under mental pressure as he was constantly getting calls and messages from Akshay Patil and Nilay Janbandhu, who asked him to resume duty, which drove him to commit suicide,” the police said. According to police, Chavan hanged himself from an iron rod of a ventilator at his home in Chandramani Nagar. His father, Mahendra Chavan, had later lodged a complaint saying that Manthan was not keeping well and suffering from jaundice. He had been on leave since 10 to 12 days before the incident, he had said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostIn the complaint, he had also alleged that his son might have taken the extreme step due to work stress. Police had launched a probe into the case based on his complaint. Meanwhile, the Mumbai-headquartered budget airline has said that police have “wrongly booked” two of its employees. It also said that its legal team was “ascertaining the facts” and will decide about the “next course of action”. “GoAir has extended full cooperation and support to the investigating authorities in the 19-year-old employee Manthan Mahendra Chavan suicide case,” the airline said in a statement issued on Friday. “Chavan was working with GoAir as a trainee ramp officer at Nagpur airport for about nine months. GoAir shall obtain a copy of the FIR filed by Nagpur Police, in which two employees Akshay Patil and Nilay Janbandhu have been wrongly booked,” it added. Nagpur police had recorded the statements of GoAir employees on two different occasions in the past and all requisite information related to the matter had been handed over to the authorities, as requested, it said. “The initial enquiry was conducted and the authorities did not find any complicity of the employees in the incident. Our legal team is ascertaining the facts and after taking a considered view, we will decide the next course of action,” it added. “GoAir deeply regrets the demise of Chavan who left a suicide note, where he wished his mother a happy birthday and apologised for committing suicide. Our hearts go out to the parents and family members of young Manthan. With immediate effect GoAir had released his dues and other compensation as per the Company policy,” it said.
TORONTO – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne was considering her legal options Thursday after the Opposition leader refused to retract comments that she warned could lead to a defamation lawsuit.Wynne’s opening shot to Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown came Wednesday, minutes before she testified as a witness in a trial in Sudbury, Ont., involving two Liberals facing Election Act bribery charges.Her lawyers sent Brown a letter demanding he withdraw comments that suggested Wynne is personally on trial and apologize.The next day, Brown made it clear he wouldn’t be doing either. He responded to multiple questions about why by repeating that it was a “sad day for Ontario” to see the premier “humiliated” by testifying in court.“No one wants to see a sitting premier debased,” he said. “I think it’s important that we move on.”Brown called the legal threat “baseless,” even though Wynne previously sued Brown’s predecessor, former Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak.“I will ignore her baseless threat,” he said.Wynne, speaking to The Canadian Press in Washington, D.C., wouldn’t say whether she will proceed with a lawsuit.“We’ll see what happens,” she said. “My letter stands. It speaks for itself.”Wynne said her lawyers are discussing the next steps, while they said they’re awaiting instructions from her.Jack Siegel, Wynne’s lawyer, called Brown’s response “extremely disappointing.”“Fair political criticism is one thing, but as a public figure himself, one might have thought that he would recognize that untruths that defame another politician are unacceptable,” Siegel said in a statement.Brown’s office had previously suggested he misspoke. Siegel questioned why Brown wouldn’t just retract the comments if that was the case.“Mr. Brown’s refusal to take that simple step therefore suggests that this was not an accident and that his remarks were deliberately made with the intention of harming the reputation of the premier,” Siegel wrote.At issue are comments Brown made Tuesday about the premier’s role in the bribery case.“I hope that the premier will give us answers, maybe when she stands trial,” he said. “That in itself is astonishing, that we’ve got a sitting premier, sitting in trial answering questions about these allegations of bribery, that in itself is astonishing of (how) far this government has fallen.”Wynne is not on trial or even under investigation, but offered voluntary testimony, her lawyers noted. Wynne could have used parliamentary privilege to avoid testifying.The Tories had questioned who footed the bills for two staffers to travel to Sudbury with Wynne for her testimony, as well as for Siegel to draft the legal threat to Brown. Deputy premier Deb Matthews said the Liberal party paid for both. The party is also paying for the legal bills of Sorbara, Lougheed and the premier.This is the second time in a week that the Liberal government has threatened legal action over remarks made by a Progressive Conservative member of the provincial legislature about the Sudbury trial.Last week, Bill Walker told a radio station Wynne was under investigation and facing charges in connection with the bribery trial. He issued a statement apologizing for the remarks.Wynne previously sued Hudak and another Tory member of provincial parliament after the pair said she oversaw — and possibly ordered — the destruction of documents related to two cancelled gas plants.That lawsuit was resolved in 2015, though it is not known whether it was settled or withdrawn.Two ex-staffers under former premier Dalton McGuinty are on trial on those allegations.— with files from Shawn Jeffords in Toronto and Alexander Panetta in Washington, D.C.
OTTAWA – Federal civil servants are being told they’ll have to wait this week to see the details of their paycheques after a “technical glitch” forced a shutdown of the Phoenix pay account system.It’s just one more problem that has emerged days after the two-year anniversary of the pay system’s ill-fated launch.Officials with Public Services and Procurement Canada, the department responsible for administering the troubled system, say the problem is expected to be resolved by Wednesday.Government employees are normally able to view their pay information a couple of days in advance of payday, which for many falls on Wednesday.But when some workers signed into the system this morning, they noticed they’d been issued two identical pay stubs for the same date.Soon afterwards, the Phoenix compensation website was shut down and workers were unable to sign in.“Phoenix — not available,” a message on the pay system website read Monday.“Due to technical difficulty, your account is not available in the pay system, Phoenix.”Some civil servants also complained Monday that their T4 slips for the 2017 tax year were not on the Canada Revenue Agency’s My Account website.Those slips were to have been issued by Feb. 28 so employees could file their income taxes.The Phoenix system has caused pay problems for thousands of federal workers since it was launched in February 2016 ranging from employees not being paid at all, to overpayments, to inaccuracies with vacation and sick leave entitlements.The Liberal government announced in last week’s federal budget that Phoenix would be replaced, with $16 million allocated to examining alternative pay systems over the next two years.The costs associated with launching Phoenix, and then trying to fix the problems it created, have already been pegged at nearly $1 billion but are expected to climb.
12 August 2008A United Nations human rights expert today welcomed the approval of a new constitution in the Maldives, saying it demonstrated the country’s progress towards upholding democratic principles and ensuring the independence of the judiciary. Leandro Despouy, Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, said in a statement issued in Geneva that the ratification of the constitution by Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom last Thursday was in line with recommendations he made after a visit to the Indian Ocean island chain in February last year.Mr. Despouy “expresses his satisfaction and calls on the Government to effectively implement the constitution,” according to the statement.The new constitution, the culmination of nearly four years of work by the Special Majlis or constitutional assembly, establishes the separation of powers and recognizes the independence of the judiciary.It contains provisions for the creation of a Supreme Court and the post of Prosecutor General, as well as for the setting up of a judicial service commission, an independent body that will decide on the appointment, dismissal and discipline for judges.Special Rapporteurs such as Mr. Despouy serve in an independent and unpaid capacity and report to the UN Human Rights Council.
In political races, it’s often useful to think of the number of “paths” a candidate or party has to victory, and sports is similar. In a best-of-seven battle like the World Series, for instance, there are sequences of wins and losses that are more likely than others.We can model this for the 2014 World Series — which the Kansas City Royals tied 1-1 with Wednesday night’s 7-2 win over the San Francisco Giants — by setting up a simulation of the remaining games. For each game, we can measure which team “needs” to win more by counting the number of scenarios in which it wins the series while winning or losing that game. If very few series-winning simulations contained a loss in a given game, it stands to reason that there are few “paths” through which it can lose that game and still win the World Series (there’s a more detailed description of my methodology at the bottom of this article).A game is generally more important to the team that’s favored to win (often the home team), especially early in the series. But in this case, there is one exception due to the starting pitchers involved.Games 3 and 5, both of which are played in San Francisco, are more important to the Giants than the Royals; Kansas City can more frequently weather losses in those games and still win the series. (Put another way, there are comparatively fewer situations in which the Giants can win the series despite losing either of those games.)Game 4, however, is of roughly equal importance to each team. With Jason Vargas (who had a good season in 2014) scheduled to start for the Royals against San Francisco’s Ryan Vogelsong (who had a poor year), the game is very nearly a 50-50 proposition despite the Giants being at home. That means it’s a significant opportunity for the Royals to regain the home-field advantage they relinquished after losing Game 1. In the subset of simulations where the Royals win Game 4, they go on to win the World Series 66.6 percent of the time; in the subset where they lose Game 4, they only win the World Series 28.2 percent of the time.Of course, that’s just one way of looking at the importance of games in a series. When analyzing the NBA postseason in the past, I’ve quantified the overall importance of a playoff game by focusing on the likely shift in series win probability caused by its outcome. (This is similar to the way FiveThirtyEight contributor Michael Beuoy gauges the playoff implications of the NFL’s regular-season games.) And by that measure, Game 3 on Friday night tops the list by a little, but all of the games are of roughly equal importance — provided we account for the likelihood of each game happening (there’s a 73 percent chance the Royals and Giants go six games, and a 38 percent chance they go seven).As is usually the case with questions of this sort, the answer depends on how we define the importance of a game. The former takes a team’s perspective and asks how little it can afford to lose a given game; the latter measures how much the game impacts the overall outcome of the series, on average.Methodology: My model uses wins above average (WAA) data from Baseball-Reference.com, which can be broken down for each team into wins generated by starting pitchers and everyone else. To establish a baseline win expectancy for both the Giants and Royals, assuming average starting pitching, I added their WAA from non-starting pitchers to 81 (representing a .500 record) and divided by 162. Then I modified those baseline percentages using the WAA winning percentages for the probable starting pitchers in each remaining World Series game to take into account who was taking the mound.Those winning percentages can be plugged into Bill James’s Log5 formula (factoring in Major League Baseball’s traditional 54 percent home-field advantage) to give us win probabilities for each remaining game of the series. All that’s left after this step is to simulate the series 10,000 times and count the proportion of times each team won or lost a given game in the subset of simulations where they won the series.
Cleveland Indians pitcher Danny Salazar throws the ball during the American League Wild Card game Oct. 2 at Progressive Field. Tampa Bay won, 4-0.Courtesy of MCTIt was a feeling unlike any I had ever had before.On Oct. 2 — just six short months ago — I stood amidst 44,000 people waving towels, adrenaline coursing through my veins.A lifelong Cleveland sports fan, I’d never been afforded the opportunity to attend a playoff game in Cleveland for quite a few reasons — the first and foremost being that Cleveland doesn’t afford many playoff opportunities to its long suffering fans.Last year, however, the Cleveland Indians gave the city a glimmer of hope.Ending the 2013 regular season on an 10-game winning streak, the Indians secured home field advantage for the American League Wild Card Game against the Tampa Bay Rays and brought some of the magic of the mid-1990s back to the corner of Carnegie and Ontario.I’d only seen the aforementioned magic on TV, as I lived more than a thousand miles away from all of the action — I am from Florida — but knew how special Progressive Field was during the multiple World Series runs and finally, I got to experience it firsthand.It was a night I’ll never forget.As the Indians made their way out onto the field, the stadium roared unlike anything I’d ever heard. With each pitch, excitement intensified and the crowd grew more and more tense until, just like that, it was over.Despite multiple opportunities to bring in enough runs to secure the one-game, win-or-go-home victory, the Indians fell to the Rays 4-0, adding another sporting heartbreak to the litany of missed opportunities in “Believeland.”Thousands of fans left Progressive Field, but it just didn’t seem as if it — the season, the magic, the run — could truly be over. Heads were held as high as their hopes. The many fans knew, just as I and everyone in the clubhouse knew, the Indians could be on the brink of something special.This special something began last season, as the Indians brought in legendary manager Terry Francona to take over the club, signed former Ohio State Buckeye Nick Swisher to the largest free-agent contract in team history and had outfielder Michael Bourn slip into their hands.Fans knew for the first time since the ‘90s, the Indians were committed to winning, and after a painfully cold six months of offseason, the Indians’ path toward a World Series continues this season.A slightly bland offseason in terms of transactions brought the Tribe a new right fielder in David Murphy and a position change for Carlos Santana, who will now play third base on a regular basis, but also cost them two veteran starting pitchers — Ubaldo Jimenez to the Baltimore Orioles and Scott Kazmir to the Oakland Athletics — who were each an instrumental part of last season’s playoff run.In terms of change, however, that’s about it.A majority of the team we saw last season will suit up again in 2014, looking to pick up exactly where they left off.The outfield should mirror last season’s production, but Bourn’s legs still seem to be giving him trouble, as he is currently on the disabled list with a strained hamstring. The infield should be retooled as well, with Santana bringing his big bat to the hot corner. As for the pitcher-catcher battery, that’s where most of the questions lie.How will Yan Gomes handle a full season behind the plate? Can Danny Salazar prove to be the same pitcher we saw at the end of last season? Will Justin Masterson become an elite-caliber ace? Will the bullpen — with the newly acquired John Axford and recently refurbished Vinnie Pestano — be sturdy enough to handle the eighth and ninth innings?While no one knows what will happen, “Tribe Town” will be along for the ride throughout the summer, finding the answers to these questions on a game-by-game basis.As the Indians reconvened for spring training in Goodyear, Ariz., in February, Swisher handed out red T-shirts to each player on the team.Custom T-shirts have been Swisher’s thing since he’s arrived back home in Ohio. He’s often been seen wearing his creations with phrases such as “Awesome Amazingness” and the cult-classic “Brohio” proudly displayed across his chest.This shirt, however, was different.Upon this red shirt read a simple, two-word mantra that will define the city of Cleveland and its beloved baseball team throughout this summer.For the 2014 Cleveland Indians, this season is completing “Unfinished Business.”
Ohio State senior guard C.J. Jackson attempts to drive to the basket against Illinois on Thursday at the Schottenstein Center. Photo: Cori Wade | For The LanternA lot has changed since the last time Ohio State took on Michigan State.The Buckeyes were 12-1, and the No. 14 team in the country. After the 86-77 loss to the Spartans on Jan. 5, there was a lot of optimism that this team, like junior forward Andre Wesson said after that game, could stick with the likes of a team like Michigan State.Now, as Ohio State prepares for its second matchup against Michigan State, this time in East Lansing, Michigan, things have changed.On Jan. 5, the Spartans were ranked No. 4 on KenPom, Ohio State was No. 22. Michigan State comes into the matchup on Sunday still at No. 4, while the Buckeyes have dropped to No. 37.Ohio State had won 12 of its first 13 games. It has now lost six of its past 10. The Spartans are tied for No. 1 in the Big Ten.It will take a turnaround in East Lansing for the Buckeyes to pull off a similar miracle to a season ago, when they took down the No. 1 Spartans 80-64 in Columbus.Projected StartersOhio State (16-8, 6-7 Big Ten)G — C.J. Jackson — Senior, 13.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.5 apgG — Luther Muhammad — Freshman, 9.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.0 apgG — Musa Jallow — Sophomore, 2.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 0.3 apgF — Andre Wesson — Junior, 9.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.5 apgF — Kaleb Wesson — Sophomore, 14.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.8 apgNo. 11 Michigan State (20-5 ,11-3 Big Ten)G — Cassius Winston — Junior, 18.8 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 7.4 apgG — Matt McQuaid — Senior, 8.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.3 apgF — Aaron Henry — Freshman, 5.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.4 apgF — Kenny Goins — Redshirt senior, 7.2 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 2.3 apgF — Nick Ward — Junior, 15.4 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 0.9 apgOhio State is not the only team in the matchup to struggle against Illinois.On Feb. 5, Michigan State went down 79-74 to Illinois, the final defeat of a three-game losing streak for the Spartans. Since then, Michigan State has a 24-point win against Minnesota and a 67-59 road victory against No. 20 Wisconsin.Junior guard Cassius Winston was the key to the Spartans’ road victory against Ohio State a month ago, and continues to be their major scorer.Winston is averaging 18.8 points per game, No. 4 in the Big Ten, on 47.7 shooting, shooting 45.1 percent from 3. But the major difference comes from his playmaking, where he averages 7.4 assists per game, best in the conference and No. 4 in the NCAA.In the Big Ten, Michigan State ranks No. 2 in scoring, averaging 81.3 points per game, No. 1 in field goal percentage at 49.3 percent and No. 2 in shooting from deep, hitting on 38.6 percent of attempts from 3.Defensively, the Spartans don’t take much of a step back. They are holding teams to 37.3 percent shooting from the field, best in the Big Ten.Michigan State’s 49.3 shooting percentage is No. 7 in the NCAA, and its 37.3 opponent shooting percentage is No. 3.The biggest advantage the Spartans may hold over Ohio State is on the glass. Michigan State earns the most rebounds per game in the Big Ten, and has the No. 5 rebound margin in the NCAA with a plus-9.2 advantage on the boards per game.Ohio State is third-worst in the conference with 32.3 rebounds per game.If there is a weakness to be found on the Spartans, it is with forcing turnovers. Michigan State forces 10.6 turnovers per game, second fewest in the Big Ten. In Ohio State’s past game against Illinois, the No. 1 team at forcing turnovers in the conference, the Buckeyes committed 18 turnovers, which the Fighting Illini turned into 14 points on the other end.Ohio State needs momentum. A season ago, a win against the top-ranked Spartans did exactly that. The Buckeyes won their next five games and nine of their next 10.After facing its worst loss of the season, a momentum shifter may have to come sooner rather than later to keep Ohio State’s NCAA Tournament hopes alive.Ohio State travels to East Lansing to take on No. 11 Michigan State at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Cancer : les vertus du riz noirMonde – De par ses propriétés, le riz noir pourrait prévenir certains cancers et maladies cardiovasculaires.On savait que le riz brun était bien meilleur pour la santé que le riz blanc. Aujourd’hui, des scientifiques et notamment l’équipe du docteur Xu mettent en avant les vertus du riz noir.À lire aussiUn ventre à bière cachait en fait une tumeur cancéreuse de trente-cinq kilosPauvre en sucre et riche en fibre, il serait excellent pour prévenir les cancers et les maladies cardiovasculaires. En outre, il présente des niveaux élevés en anthocyanines et antioxydants. Le riz noir aurait donc des vertus similaires à celles que l’on prête aux fruits rouges puisqu’ils contiennent tous deux de l’anthocyanine, qui leur donne leur couleur noire, mais dans une version beaucoup plus économique et efficace. Pour le moment, l’utilisation du riz noir demeure très marginale dans le monde. On l’utilise à faibles doses en Asie pour la décoration, les sushis ou encore les noddles. En outre, la consommation d’une seule “super nourriture” n’est pas suffisante pour protéger son corps des maladies. Il faut maintenir quotidiennement des habitudes alimentaires saines. Le 28 août 2010 à 12:27 • Emmanuel Perrin
Free : la fin de la hotline surtaxéeFree a enfin décidé de se conformer à la loi, en signant la fin des appels surtaxés vers sa hotline. Alors que le fournisseur d’accès Internet (FAI) était depuis un an poursuivi en justice par l’association de consommateurs UFC-Que Choisir, il n’a pas eu d’autre choix que de respecter la loi suite à l’adoption d’un nouveau texte.Depuis 2008, la loi interdit la surtaxe des appels vers les services d’assistance téléphonique, qui doivent être considérés comme des communications locales. Tous les opérateurs ont alors cessé de faire payer des surcoûts à leurs clients, à l’exception de Free qui a préféré contourner la loi. Sur la facture de ses clients, les appels passés vers sa hotline apparaissent dans les appels locaux. Mais une autre ligne, baptisée “prestation de service”, facturait un surcoût de 0,34 euros la minute.À lire aussiIliad peut remercier Free MobileLes associations de consommateurs, à l’instar de l’UFC-Que Choisir qui a attaqué Free en justice pour “pratique commerciale déloyale”, sont montées au créneau. Et le gouvernement a finalement entendu leur colère. L’année dernière, l’ancien secrétaire d’Etat au Commerce Hervé Novelli promettait de faire interdire cette pratique. C’est désormais chose faite avec l’adoption d’un texte, qui stipule qu'”aucun coût complémentaire autre que celui de la communication téléphonique ne peut être facturé pour ces services au titre de cette communication téléphonique”.Free n’a aujourd’hui plus d’autre choix que de se conformer à la loi. Le FAI vient alors d’annoncer que les appels vers sa hotline étaient désormais facturés comme une communication locale, à savoir 0,014 euros la minute en heures creuses, et 0,028 en heures pleines. Les appels passés depuis la Freebox, eux, seront facturés 0,078 euros la minute.Le 13 septembre 2011 à 19:44 • Maxime Lambert
Watch: Bill Gates Reveals His Worst Fear in Netflix Docuseries TrailerPlex Enters The Streaming Service Wars With Cable-Style Bundle Stay on target As someone who closely follows the gaming industry, I’ve been paying a lot of attention to the brewing war between PC games stores. Every other month Epic scoops up another exclusive to replace Steam’s monopoly with its own and players and developers alike aren’t quite sure how to feel. It’s fascinating.But an even larger version of this same battle is playing out in the mainstream with the ongoing streaming service wars. No longer content to provide content for competitors Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, everyone and anyone is creating their own niche streaming TV service to rake in those sweet subscription bucks. And the result of this fragmentation is each individual service will have fewer unique shows.Don’t believe us? Starting in 2021 beloved mockumentary sitcom The Office is leaving Netflix and coming exclusively to NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service launching in 2020.We’re sad that NBC has decided to take The Office back for its own streaming platform — but members can binge watch the show to their hearts’ content ad-free on Netflix until January 2021— Netflix US (@netflix) June 25, 2019This is a pretty big deal because although Netflix loves to tout its own original programming, it knows that millions of users stay subscribed just to play feel-good sitcom classics in the background. It’s like a new version of the syndication model. Why else shell out hundreds of millions of dollars to keep the rights to a show as mediocre as Friends?But all those old shows are owned by other parent companies who are now realizing that content would be way more valuable as incentives to subscribe to new streaming services the companies wholly own. Hello, Disney+. Goodbye, sexy Marvel Netflix superheroes.Of course, the obvious way this could all backfire is that by slicing up the market too much you just recreate the confusing cable model that pushed everyone away from traditional TV and towards streaming in the first place. Doom Patrol is a great show, but I understand why not a ton of people wanted to subscribe to DC Universe on top of everything else just to check it out.So watch The Office on Netflix while you still can. Maybe this is why Netflix is making Space Force, a new show from office co-creator Greg Daniels starring Steve Carrell?View as: One Page Slides1/201. So many streaming TV services to choose from. Where do you start?2. Netflix is still arguably the biggest name in streaming TV.3. Although it no longer has a free option, Hulu is a great streaming TV service that is worth paying for.4. From buying to renting to subscribing to individual channels, Amazon offers a bevy of streaming TV options.5. YouTube Red subscribers can watch original shows from streaming stars, but YouTube TV lets you watch actual live TV.6. Hook up a Slingbox and watch the cable and live TV you’re already paying for anywhere.7. You have to buy channels in bulk and still deal with commercials, but with DirecTV Now you get the real live TV experience delivered through streaming.8. Crunchyroll is the best anime streaming service if you’re all about subtitles.9. If dubs are more your thing, Funimation Now is the anime streaming service for you.10. If you want to stream shows and documentaries that actually teach you something, go with CuriosityStream.11. AMC Premiere just focuses on current AMC shows, but for Walking Dead super fans that might be enough.12. With Boomerang, tons of retro cartoons, from Looney Tunes to Scooby-Doo, can all come back to you13. FuboTV may be the escape from cable that sports fans are looking for. It’s pricey, but being able to easily stream live sports and more from dozens of channels with only one subscription might very well be worth it.14. Brown Sugar has all of the classic Blaxploitation movies you could want and then some. It’s niche, but it’s one of the most impressive niche libraries we’ve seen. 15. For the true cinephile, FilmStruck has a large collection of classic films from all eras and countries, including movies from the Criterion Collection.16. CollegeHumor’s Dropout provides premium streaming online laughs.17. DC Universe offers live-action adaptations of less familiar superheroes, like Doom Patrol.18. Along with presenting streaming services like Netflix and Sling through one box, Dish AirTV also lets you watch local over-the-air channels with an additional installation.19. Get a streaming media device to enjoy these services on your TV. Our favorite is the Amazon Fire Stick.20.
Massimiliano Allegri hailed Cristiano Ronaldo’s “extraordinary goal” after Juventus’ 3-0 defeat to Real Madrid in the first leg of their quarter-final tieThe forward opened the scoring for the visitors at Turin after just three minutes, before producing his extraordinary goal to double Real’s lead with an overhead kick that even earned the recognition of the Juventus supporters.After the break, things became worse for Juventus when their forward Paulo Dybala received his second yellow card of the game and was promptly sent off. Then in the 72nd minute, left-back Marcelo added a third for the title-holders.“I don’t know if Cristiano’s goal is the best in the history of football, but it’s certainly an extraordinary goal. You can only congratulate him for what he’s doing at present,” said Allegri, according to ESPN.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“However, I am disappointed about the third goal, because at that point we still could have turned the tie in the second leg. Now it will be impossible.”The Italian conceded that the attacking prowess of Real is indeed “devastating” and has called on his side to put the defeat behind them with a Serie A match against Benevento coming up on Saturday.“Real Madrid were devastating with their final ball. You don’t win three Champions League titles in four years by accident.“We have to think about the league [Serie A] and then go to Madrid to play our game.”
For representational purposeINDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty ImagesThe battered rupee will trade in a tight range in the coming year but not far from its historic low, hampered by higher oil prices and as trade tensions hurt emerging markets, a Reuters poll found.The Indian currency has lost over seven percent this year, with worries over the US-China trade conflict pushing it to a new record low of 69.122 against the dollar in July, making it the worst performing Asian currency.Taken after the Reserve Bank of India hiked rates to a two-year high on August 1, the latest poll of about 40 foreign exchange analysts showed the rupee is now expected to trade at 68.22 per dollar in a year from about 68.60 on Thursday.While the 12-month ahead consensus is slightly better than expectations in a July poll, it largely reflects a recent strengthening in the rupee rather than a brightening outlook for the currency. This firmness is mostly because of the Reserve Bank of India’s interest rate hikes, and hawkish bias.”India has not been unscathed from the ongoing global trade tensions. China may have grabbed the bulk of the spotlight in terms of headlines, but the US is also reviewing its trade relationship with India,” noted Gajan Mahadevan, FX strategist at Lloyds Bank.Already, higher crude oil prices and concerns over global trade have driven a dramatic shift wider in the trade deficit. Alas, other factors could also mean the Indian rupee is unable to gain significant ground against the U.S. dollar despite two consecutive interest rate hikes from the RBI.”The widening current account deficit, due to higher global crude oil prices and steady capital outflows, has weighed on the rupee.Oil prices have rallied for much of 2018 on tightening market conditions due to record demand and supply cuts led by the Middle East producers.While India remains the fastest growing major economy, a weaker rupee, stubbornly high inflation, elevated oil prices and global trade tensions pose the biggest downside risks to the economy.With the US Federal Reserve expected to continue its tightening cycle this year and next, the rupee may face a bumpy ride.The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday the RBI will need to tighten policy further in order to stabilise rising inflation that is largely driven by higher oil prices and a falling rupee.A separate Reuters poll of economists showed retail inflation in India likely fell to a four-month low in July as normal monsoon rains helped lower food prices.Inflation was expected to have eased to 4.51 percent in July from a five-month high of 5 percent the prior month.However, such a result means inflation would remain above the RBI’s medium-term target of 4 percent for the ninth consecutive month.”Headline consumer price inflation is likely to have dropped due to a fall in food inflation. But core inflation is likely to have remained elevated, underlining why the RBI felt it needed to act by tightening policy in its two most recent meetings,” said Shilan Shah, senior Indian economist at Capital Economics.
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