More exits from Himachal Congress

first_imgIn another jolt to the Congress ahead of the Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh, Rajinder Malangar, son of the former Deputy Speaker Ram Dass Malangar, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, along with his supporters, in the Kutlehar constituency in Una.On Thursday, Chetan Parmar, a prominent leader of Sirmaur and grandson of the first Himachal Chief Minister Y.S. Parmar, also joined the BJP. Kush Parmar (father of Chetan Parmar) was a five-time Congress MLA and is still active in the State politics. The family was feeling ignored. Anil Sharma, son of veteran Congress leader Sukhram and a sitting Cabinet minister in the Virbhadra government, had also joined the BJP after being allegedly slighted by the Chief Minister. Prominent leader of Kangra, Major (retd.) Vijay Singh Mankotia has parted ways with the Congress and is fighting independently from Sahapur. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s brother-in-law Vikram Sen and his wife, Jayoti Sen, who is now a BJP candidate from Kusumpati, left the Congress a few days ago. Calling the Congress a sinking ship, sitting Nahan MLA and BJP vice-president Rajiv Bindal organised a welcome function for Mr. Parmar.last_img read more

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: How Dhawan, Kohli bullied Sri Lanka at Dambulla

first_imgShikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli starred with the bat for India as they beat Sri Lanka in the first ODI at Dambulla. (SCORECARD)India innings: 20.43 IST: The hosts will be disappointed that they could not even fight. None of their bowlers looked threatening and they did not even field well. Earlier in the day, it was the Indian spinners who choked the Lankans with some tight bowling taking 9 for 77 to keep the home side in check. A lot of soul searching is needed for the Islanders if they are to stay alive in the series.20.43 IST: A clinical chase from these two.AP Photo20.37 IST: Nothing much to write really! India chased down 217 with ages to spare and the only wicket that Sri Lanka managed was due to the fault of the Indian opener. Both Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli had an extended nets session out in the middle as the bowlers for the hosts failed to create any pressure. Dhawan helped himself to a ton while the Indian skipper notched up a fifty for his own.India won the 1st ODI by 9 wickets and take 1-0 lead in the 5-match series. IND 220/1 (28.5) Dhawan 132*, Kohli 82* v SL 216 (43.2). #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/nLaqNhjvch- Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) August 20, 2017India won the match with 127 balls to spare- their biggest ever win while chasing a 200+ target. #SLvIND #INDvSL- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 20, 201720.32 IST: Hasaranga to Dhawan, FOUR! India win by 9 wickets! Loops it around off, Dhawan comes down and just eases it through the mid off region for a boundary. That’s it, India have strolled to a win here. Dhawan 132*, Kohli 82*  1st ODI. It’s all over! India won by 9 wickets https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndiaadvertisement- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201720.30 IST: Malinga to Kohli, FOUR! Nicely done! Fuller around off, Kohli just smashes it down the ground for a boundary. Nobody moved there. India need only 3 more! IND 214/1 after 28 overs in chase of 217.20.27 IST: IND 206/1 after 27 overs in chase of 217. 20.24 IST: Sandakan to Kohli, SIX! Shot of the match, by some distance! Sandkan bowls it around off, Kohli gets under it and just punches it over the head of the bowler for a maximum. Dhawan and him are having their own mini battle here.1st ODI. 26.3: L Sandakan to V Kohli (72), 6 runs, 203/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 2017 20.24 IST: Sandakan to Kohli, FOUR! Fires it down the leg side, Virat does not miss out and sweeps it through the backward square leg region for a boundary.1st ODI. 26.2: L Sandakan to V Kohli (66), 4 runs, 197/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201720.24 IST: Sandakan to Kohli, FOUR! Slammed! Fuller on middle and leg, Kohli gets under it and whips it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.1st ODI. 26.1: L Sandakan to V Kohli (62), 4 runs, 193/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201720.23 IST: IND 189/1 after 26 overs in chase of 217.20.21 IST: Malinga to Dhawan, FOUR! Smacked that, not at all on the floor! Short and outside off, Dhawan gets across and pulls it in the air over the square leg region for a boundary.1st ODI. 25.4: L Malinga to S Dhawan (125), 4 runs, 189/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201720.20 IST: Malinga to Dhawan, DROPPED! Good length around middle and leg, Dhawan wants to put it out of Sri Lanka but top edges it. Tharanga gets under it at mid on. He runs back and looks to take but was never in control of it. Nothing, nothing working for the home side.20.19 IST: Malinga back on for Sri Lanka. 20.18 IST: IND 181/1 after 25 overs in chase of 217.20.16 IST: Sandakan to Dhawan, SIX! Dhawan wants to finish in style! Fuller and outside off, Shikhar comes down and clobbers it high and handsome over the long off fence for a maximum. Hit that with the wind there.1st ODI. 24.5: L Sandakan to S Dhawan (117), 6 runs, 180/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201720.15 IST: Sandakan to Dhawan, FOUR! Mistimed for a boundary! Shorter in length, Dhawan goes back to punch but gets it off the inner half wide of the mid on fielder for a boundary. Everything is going in his favour here.1st ODI. 24.1: L Sandakan to S Dhawan (110), 4 runs, 172/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 2017 20.14 IST: Lakshan Sandakan comes back on for a bowl.20.13 IST: IND 168/1 after 24 overs in chase of 217.20.12 IST: Hasaranga to Dhawan, FOUR! Hit away! This time he gets it just over the head of the mid off fielder for a boundary. This is all too easy for the Indian opener.advertisement1st ODI. 23.2: W Hasaranga to S Dhawan (105), 4 runs, 167/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201720.11 IST: IND 163/1 after 23 overs in chase of 217.20.10 IST: Fernando to Kohli, FOUR!20.08 IST: Kohli nudges it through the mid-wicket region for a single. He raises his bat to acknowledge the applause. 44th ODI fifty for Virat Kohli! How good has this man been?Reuters Photo1st ODI. 22.5: V Fernando to V Kohli (56), 4 runs, 163/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201720.06 IST: Hasaranga to Dhawan, FOUR! Fastest century for an Indian in a game against SL in a chase! Hasaranga drops it short and outside off, Shikhar goes back and dabs it towards the third man region. The fielder gives it a chase but cannot cut it off. That is also a century for Dhawan! He celebrates it like he always does, with a beaming smile and arms spread wide like Sharukh Khan. He has really nailed the opening slot now. IND 155/1 after 22 overs in chase of 217.20.05 IST: Hasaranga to Dhawan, FOUR! Inches closer to the ton! Fuller and down the leg side, Dhawan accepts the gift and sweeps it through the backward square leg region for a boundary. 150 up for India.20.04 IST: Hasaranga to Dhawan, FOUR! Hit away! Fuller on middle, Dhawan comes down and drills it through the mid off region for a boundary. He is toying with the field here.20.02 IST: IND 142/1 after 21 overs in chase of 217.20.02 IST: Fernando to Dhawan, DROPPED! Short and outside off, Dhawan wants to cut it. The ball flies off the edge wide of the keeper. Dickwella leaps to his left but cannot hold onto the catch. That was tough chance but can’t do much now. A single taken.20.00 IST: Fernando to Kohli, FOUR! Bad ball and punished! A nothing delivery, shorter but wide outside off, Kohli pulls it hard through wide mid on for a boundary. All at ease!1st ODI. 20.1: V Fernando to V Kohli (46), 4 runs, 139/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.59 IST: Vishwa Fernando returns for a bowl.19.58 IST: IND 135/1 after 20 overs in chase of 217.19.55 IST: IND 131/1 after 19 overs in chase of 217.19.55 IST: Sandakan to Dhawan, FOUR! Sublime! Dhawan comes down and takes this on the full, gets it through past the short extra cover fielder for a boundary.1st ODI. 18.5: L Sandakan to S Dhawan (85), 4 runs, 130/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.53 IST: Sandakan to Dhawan, FOUR! Dhawan continues to flow! Flatter outside off, Dhawan fetches it and reverse sweeps it behind point for a boundary. 100-run stand between Dhawan and Kohli!1st ODI. 18.1: L Sandakan to S Dhawan (80), 4 runs, 124/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.52 IST: IND 120/1 after 18 overs in chase of 217.19.50 IST: Hasaranga to Dhawan, FOUR! Bad ball and punished! Drops it short around leg, Dhawan goes back and pumps it through the square leg region for a boundary. advertisement1st ODI. 17.1: W Hasaranga to S Dhawan (74), 4 runs, 117/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 2017 19.50 IST: Wanidu Hasaranga to bowl.19.49 IST: IND 113/1 after 17 overs in chase of 217. 19.42 IST: IND 109/1 after 16 overs in chase of 217. Time for Drinks! India are cruising towards victory banking on the fluent knocks of Dhawan and Kohli. Sri Lanka will need to pull off a surprise if they hope to hold a chance in the game.19.40 IST: Perera to Kohli, FOUR! Brilliant! Fuller delivery outside off, Kohli leans forward and drives it down the ground off the inner half through the mid off region for a boundary.1st ODI. 15.2: L Malinga to V Kohli (35), 4 runs, 107/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.38 IST: Sandakan to Dhawan, FOUR! Cheeky! Floated outside off, Shikhar stays in his crease and fancies the reverse sweep. Gets it through the third man region for a boundary. He is toying with the field today. IND 104 after 15 overs in chase of 217. 1st ODI. 14.6: L Sandakan to S Dhawan (67), 4 runs, 103/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.37 IST: Floated outside off, Dhawan slog sweeps over the mid-wicket region for a single. 100 up for India from 14.3 overs.19.36 IST: Sandakan to Dhawan, FOUR! Fantastic! Full toss outside off, Dhawan dances down the track and creams it through the cover region for a boundary. 1st ODI. 14.1: L Sandakan to S Dhawan (62), 4 runs, 97/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.35 IST: IND 94/1 after 14 overs in chase of 217.19.33 IST: Malinga to Dhawan, SIX! Crazy batting! Short delivery into the batsman, Shikhar stands tall and goes for the pull. Gets a top edge on it and the ball flies over the fine leg fence for half a dozen. One bounce for the over signals the umpire.1st ODI. 13.3: L Malinga to S Dhawan (57), 6 runs, 91/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.31 IST: IND 86/1 after 13 overs in chase of 217.19.30 IST: Sandakan to Dhawan, SIX! Fifty for Shikhar Dhawan! Shorter delivery in line of the stumps, Dhawan camps back and pulls it with power this time. Gets it over the mid-wicket boundary for a biggie. The southpaw will want to continue in the same way. 22nd ODI fifty for Shikhar Dhawan!1st ODI. 12.4: L Sandakan to S Dhawan (50), 6 runs, 82/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.28 IST: Lakshan Sandakan is called into the attack. Can the spinner break this partnership?19.26 IST: IND 78/1 after 12 overs in chase of 217.19.23 IST: Lasith Malinga is back on!19.21 IST: IND 71/1 after 11 overs in chase of 217.19.18 IST: Mathews to Kohli, FOUR! Sublime! Fuller delivery in line of the pads, Kohli joins the act as well as he just lunges a bit forward and clips it elegantly through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.1st ODI. 10.1: A Mathews to V Kohli (22), 4 runs, 68/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.17 IST: Perera to Dhawan, FOUR! Nothing is going to change the end result! Even after changing the field, Dhawan manages to crunch this boundary through the backward point region. IND 64/1 after 10 overs in chase of 217.1st ODI. 9.6: NTLC Perera to S Dhawan (41), 4 runs, 64/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 2017 19.15 IST: Perera to Dhawan, FOUR! Dhawan is only dealing in boundaries! Back of a length delivery outside off, Shikhar hangs back and caresses his punch through the point region for a boundary.1st ODI. 9.5: NTLC Perera to S Dhawan (37), 4 runs, 60/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.14 IST: Perera to Kohli, FOUR! Woah, such timing! Length around off, Kohli shuffles across and wrists it beautifully through the wide mid on region for a boundary.1st ODI. 9.2: NTLC Perera to V Kohli (17), 4 runs, 55/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.12 IST: Thisara Perera comes on for a bowl.19.11 IST: IND 51/1 after 9 overs in chase of 217.19.09 IST: Mathews to Dhawan, Spills this into the pads, Dhawan clips it towards fine leg for a single. 50 up for India from 9.1 overs.19.09 IST: Angelo Mathews is introduced into the attack. He will be bowling after a long break. Can he produce the breakthrough?19.07 IST: IND 49/1 after 8 overs in chase of 217.19.07 IST: Fernando to Kohli, FOUR! Now that’s a top shot! Short delivery outside off, Kohli stands tall and crashes that through the cover region to end the over on a high with a boundary.1st ODI. 7.6: V Fernando to V Kohli (12), 4 runs, 49/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.06 IST: Fernando to Kohli, FOUR! Freebies! Sprayed full and drifting into the pads, Virat on his worst days can also put these away. Just the slightest of clips and the ball races away to the fence.1st ODI. 7.5: V Fernando to V Kohli (8), 4 runs, 45/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 2017 19.04 IST: Fernando to Dhawan, FOUR! You don’t bowl those to Dhawan today! Short delivery outside off, Shikhar reads the length really early. Goes back a touch and pulls it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.1st ODI. 7.1: V Fernando to S Dhawan (31), 4 runs, 40/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201719.03 IST: IND 36/1 after 7 overs in chase of 217.19.02 IST: Malinga to Dhawan, FOUR! Boom! There is no stopping this man! Short delivery in line of the stumps, Dhawan stays deep in his crease and pulls it past the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary.1st ODI. 6.5: L Malinga to S Dhawan (26), 4 runs, 35/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201718.58 IST: IND 30/1 after 6 overs in chase of 217. 18.58 IST: Fernando to Dhawan, FOUR! Sheer timing! Length around off, Dhawan leans forward and punches it through the cover-point region for a lovely boundary.1st ODI. 5.5: V Fernando to S Dhawan (22), 4 runs, 30/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201718.56 IST: Virat Kohli comes out to bat.18.53 IST: IND 23/1 after 5 overs in chase of 217.18.52 IST: Malinga to Rohit, OUT! As unlucky as you can get! Rohit stays behind the line of the ball and pushes it towards the cover region. He calls for a single, the fielder rushes towards the ball and has a shy at the non-striker’s end. A direct hit is scored and Rohit seems to have lost his bat on the process of completing the run. The players appeal and the umpire goes upstairs. Replays show that the bat got stuck just before the crease and Sharma was in air when the ball hit the stumps. A lazy effort from Rohit and he has no one else to blame.4.6: WICKET! RG Sharma (4) is out, run out (Chamara Kapugedera), 23/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201740115500444Rohit Sharma’s last 10 innings in ODIs in Sri Lanka. #SLvIND- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 20, 201718.47 IST: IND 21/0 after 4 overs in chase of 217.18.43 IST: Malinga to Dhawan, FOUR! Length delivery around off, Dhawan presses forward and punches it through the gap between covers for another elegant over. A costly over this for the Lankans! 9 runs from it. IND 18/0 after 3 overs in chase of 217.1st ODI. 2.6: L Malinga to S Dhawan (15), 4 runs, 18/0 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201718.41 IST: Malinga to Dhawan, FOUR! Great shot! Fuller delivery outside off, Dhawan cashes on the width and smacks that through the cover region for a boundary. There is no stopping these! 1st ODI. 2.4: L Malinga to S Dhawan (11), 4 runs, 14/0 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201718.38 IST: IND 9/0 after 2 overs in chase of 217.18.35 IST: Fernando to Dhawan, FOUR! Crunched! Fuller delivery outside off to start with, Dhawan leans forward and smashes it aerially through the extra cover region for a boundary. He is in ominous form.1st ODI. 1.1: V Fernando to S Dhawan (7), 4 runs, 8/0 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201718.34 IST: Vishwa Fernando to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.18.33 IST: IND 4/0 after 1 over in chase of 217.18.29 IST: Welcome back for the chase! Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan come out to bat. Sri Lanka begin with Lasith Malinga! Two slips in place for him. Here we go.Let the chase begin #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/Nf9YgYkaZl- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 2017Sri Lanka Innings:17.53 IST: A happy team.AP Photo#TeamIndia need 217 runs to win the 1st ODI #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/zqWKonIuiH- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201717.51 IST: The openers shared a brilliant stand but once Kedar Jadhav struck to get rid of Tharanga, the innings just spiraled down the drain. The trio of Jadhav, Axar Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal never let up of the pressure and it resulted in batsmen playing false shots. Mathews kept fighting at one end as he has done throughout his career but could not do much. India will be happy with the work and back themselves to chase it down. Sri Lanka will need something special to stop the visitors from taking a 1-0 lead. Join us in a while for the chase.Innings break: Sri Lanka 216-all out (43.2 ov) Niroshan Dickwella 64, Mendis 36, Mathews 36*, Axar Patel 3/34. Target 217 #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/KpU7xEYYMf- Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) August 20, 201717.50 IST: Stats heavily favour the visitors.The chasing side won all the 5 matches in last ODI series on Sri Lankan soil (between SL & Zim). India are batting second today.#SLvIND- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 20, 201717.49 IST: Star for India. And that’s how you celebrate when you finish with career-best figures. Axar 3/34 from 10 overs.Reuters Photo17.48 IST: Sri Lanka lost the toss but were in a commanding position at 139 for 1. But what followed from the there was a classic case of top order setting up the platform but the middle order just forgot that there was a train to be boarded. They just missed the plot to lose wickets at regular intervals. Only Dickwella scored a fifty as the rest were chasing a quick flight home.Sri Lanka innings today:First 24.2 overs : 139/1Next 19 overs : 77/9#SLvIND- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 20, 201717.44 IST: Sri Lanka lost 6 wickets for 39 runs between overs 20-36.17.43 IST: Bumrah to Fernando, OUT! The two-card trick does it! Bumrah now bowls it on the stumps, fuller length, Fernando plays all around it and has his furniture disturbed. Mathews is left stranded. SL 216 all-out from 43.2 overs17.41 IST: 216/9 after 43 overs.17.42 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Mathews, FOUR!17.37 IST: Bhuvneshwar back on.17.36 IST: SL 209/9 after 42 overs. 17.35 IST: Vishwa Fernando is the last man.17.33 IST: Chahal to Malinga, OUT! Stumped off a wide, the plan works! Chahal was expecting the charge and bowls it wide outside off. Malinga comes down to have a go but cannot reach it. Dhoni has ages to stump the Lankan pacer. That is a smart wicket taken by India.41.3: WICKET! L Malinga (8) is out, st MS Dhoni b Yuzvendra Chahal, 208/9- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201717.31 IST: SL 205/8 after 41 overs.17.29 IST: Axar to Malinga, SIX! Malinga goes big! Patel bowls in the slot, Lasith comes down and launches it over the mid-wicket region for a biggie. Mathews likes it.1st ODI. 40.3: A Patel to L Malinga (7), 6 runs, 203/8 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201717.28 IST: Powerplay 3 signaled. Five fielders are now allowed outside the circle for the last ten overs.17.27 IST: SL 196/8 after 40 overs.40 overs gone, Sri Lanka 196/8. Mathews 25*, Malinga 1*. #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/YnGNZQCLNC- Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) August 20, 201717.25 IST: Chahal to Mathews, SIX! Clobbered! Looped outside off, Mathews gets under it and slog sweeps it over the wide long on fence for a biggie. First one of the game! First boundary after 14 overs.1st ODI. 39.2: Y Chahal to A Mathews (23), 6 runs, 193/8 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201717.24 IST: SL 187/8 after 39 overs.17.22 IST: Lasith Malinga is the penultimate man in.17.21 IST: Axar to Sandakan, OUT! Axar strikes yet again! Angles it around off, the arm ball, Sandakan looks to turn it through the leg side but is rapped on his pads. The players appeal and the umpire rules it out. There is no review left to use, Sandakan has to walk back. Mathews continues to lose out on partners.1st ODI. 38.5: WICKET! L Sandakan (5) is out, lbw Axar Patel, 187/8 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201717.18 IST: SL 183/7 after 38 overs.17.17 IST: That’s what you do when your team plays but you don’t get tickets. AP Photo17.15 IST: SL 179/7 after 37 overs.17.13 IST: SL 178/7 after 36 overs.17.11 IST: Time for Lakshan Sandakan.17.10 IST: Bumrah to Perera, OUT! Boom, Boom, Bumrah! Spears in a yorker on middle, Perera looks to play a shot but fails to put bat to ball. It crashes into the stumps and that is it for Thisara.1st ODI. 35.5: WICKET! NTLC Perera (0) is out, b Jasprit Bumrah, 178/7 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201717.08 IST: SL 177/6 after 35 overs.17.07 IST: Thisara Perera is the man in.17.06 IST: Axar to Hasaranga, OUT! Another one bites the dust! Lands it around middle and leg, Hasaranga comes down to go big but gets a top edge. The ball skies towards long on. Jadhav back pedals and takes a tumbling catch. That is a another wicket for India. Jadhav gets up and holds his bum in pain. Patel strikes.34.2: WICKET! W Hasaranga (2) is out, c Kedar Jadhav b Axar Patel, 176/6- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201717.02 IST: SL 175/5 after 34 overs.17.01 IST: Bumrah to Hasaranga, Four Leg Byes! Too full on the stumps, Hasaranga looks to clip but the ball goes off the pads and runs into the fine leg fence for a boundary. The umpire signals it leg byes.17.00 IST: Wanidu Hasaranga comes out to bat.16.58 IST: OUT! Chamara, oh Chamara! Back of a length outside off, Mathews taps it into covers and Kapugedera calls him through for a single. The fielder scores a direct hit at the striker’s end with a quick throw. It is referred upstairs and replays find Kapugedera short of the crease. That was always risky and he found out that the Indian skipper was too quick for him.33.2: WICKET! CK Kapugedera (1) is out, run out (Virat Kohli), 169/5 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201716.56 IST: Bumrah back on.16.54 IST: SL 169/4 after 33 overs.16.50 IST: Chamara Kapugedara strides out to the middle.16.48 IST: Jadhav to Tharanga, OUT! Surely this guy has a golden arm! Whatever he touched turns into gold and this is just an example here! Bowls a full toss outside off, Upul Tharanga looks of clearing Dambula but fails to time it as he wanted to. Goes straight to the fielder at long on. Dhawan accepts it gleefully and Jadhav has a sly smile on his face. This could turn out to be the differential wicket.Reuters Photo32.2: WICKET! WU Tharanga (13) is out, c Shikhar Dhawan b Kedar Jadhav, 166/4- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201716.47 IST: Jadhav is back on.16.45 IST: SL 165/3 after 32 overs.16.43 IST: SL 162/3 after 31 overs.16.40 IST: SL 158/3 after 30 overs.16.38 IST: SL 156/3 after 29 overs.16.35 IST: Chahal back into the attack.16.34 IST: SL 152/3 after 28 overs.16.33 IST: Angelo Mathews walks out next.16.30 IST: Axar to Mendis, OUT! Axar launches a missile himself! Fires this one in line of the stumps at 105 kmph, Mendis dances down the track and tries to clip the rocket this time. Misses it completely and finds his leg stump rattled. The missile from Axar does the job for India and Kusal had no idea about it.1st ODI. 27.1: WICKET! K Mendis (36) is out, b Axar Patel, 150/3 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201716.29 IST: SL 150/2 after 27 overs.16.26 IST: SL 146/2 after 26 overs.16.25 IST: Axar to Mendis, FOUR! Deft! Again a bit pace and in line of the stumps, Mendis shuffles a touch and clips it really fine past the keeper for a boundary. Good shot, this!1st ODI. 25.5: A Patel to K Mendis (35), 4 runs, 146/2 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201716.23 IST: SL 141/2 after 25 overs.After 25 overs, Sri Lanka moved to 141/2. Kusal Mendis 31*, Tharanga 1*. Dickwella falls after a well made 64. #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/8WXzzfH3dz- Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) August 20, 201716.21 IST: Skipper Upul Tharanga is the next man in.16.19 IST: Jadhav to Dickwella, OUT! That’s plumb! Fires this one in line of the stumps, Dickwella gets forward and tries to paddle it fine down the leg side. Misses it completely and gets rapped on the front pad. The players appeal and the umpire is quick to raise his finger. Dickwella thinks a bit and opts for the review. Replays show that it was plumb and Sri Lanka have wasted a review.24.3: WICKET! N Dickwella (64) is out, lbw Kedar Jadhav, 139/2 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201716.18 IST: Jadhav to Dickwella, FOUR! Fuller outside off, Mendis carves it past the backward point region. Rohit gives it a chase from short third man but he was never even close to stopping it.1st ODI. 24.2: K Jadhav to N Dickwella (64), 4 runs, 139/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201716.17 IST: SL 134/1 after 24 overs.16.14 IST: SL 132/1 after 23 overs.16.12 IST: Jadhav to Dickwella, FOUR! Risky but worth it! Shorter around off, Dickwella presses back and slams the pull just over the mid-wicket region for a boundary. Back-to-back boundaries this!1st ODI. 22.3: K Jadhav to N Dickwella (58), 4 runs, 131/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201716.11 IST: Jadhav to Dickwella, FOUR! Fine shot! Around off, Dickwella dances down the track and whips it elegantly over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.1st ODI. 22.2: K Jadhav to N Dickwella (54), 4 runs, 127/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 2017 16.10 IST: SL 122/1 after 22 overs.16.09 IST: 5th ODI fifty for Niroshan Dickwella!Reuters Photo16.07 IST: Axar Patel comes on for India.16.06 IST: SL 118/1 after 21 overs.16.04 IST: Kedar Jadhav into the attack.16.03 IST: SL 117/1 after 20 overs.16.02 IST: Chahal to K Mendis, FOUR! Floated outisde off, Mendis presses forward in defence. Gets a thick outside edge on it and the ball runs through the vacant slip region for a boundary.1st ODI. 19.5: Y Chahal to K Mendis (26), 4 runs, 117/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201716.00 IST: Chahal to K Mendis, FOUR! Fantastic batting! Floated in line of the stumps, Mendis gets a tad forward and drives it straight down the ground. Past the mid on fielder for a boundary.1st ODI. 19.2: Y Chahal to K Mendis (21), 4 runs, 111/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201715.59 IST: Chahal to K Mendis, FOUR! Top shot! Floated outside off, Mendis has time on his side, goes for the slog sweep. Gets it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.1st ODI. 19.1: Y Chahal to K Mendis (17), 4 runs, 107/1 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201715.58 IST: SL 103/1 afyer 19 overs.15.54 IST: Pandya to Dickwella, Well played and a good effort in the deep! Back of a length delivery outside off, Dickwella stays in his crease and ramps it really late over the keeper’s head. Kedar Jadhav runs across from third man and puts in a dive to save the boundary. A valiant effort this and after too many replays the umpire gives it in favour of the fielder. Two runs taken. 100 up for Sri Lanka!15.53 IST: Hardik Pandya is called back for a bowl.15.52 IST: SL 97/1 after 18 overs.15.51 IST: Chahal to K Mendis, FOUR! Good placement! Bowls this one way down the leg side, Mendis kneels down and sweeps it through the backward square leg region for a boundary.15:48 IST: SL 87/1 after 17 overs.15.45 IST: Bumrah to continue.15.42 IST: Drinks! The home side has begun well despite losing the toss. Niroshan Dickwella has looked good and will be hoping to make a big score. India will want to keep taking wickets.15.41 IST: SL 81/1 after 16 overs.15.40 IST: Chahal to Dickwella, FOUR! Nicely hit! Shorter outside off, Dickwella goes back and cuts it through the covers for a boundary. That was too short by Chahal.15.38 IST: SL 75/1 after 15 overs.15.33 IST: Kusal Mendis comes in to bat.15.32 IST: Chahal to Gunathilaka, OUT! The pressure strikes and Gunathilaka throws it away! Chahal bowls it around leg, Danushka looks to reverse sweep it. Gets it off the toe end of the bat and Rahul accepts the dolly at covers. The opener is not happy with himself but he has only himself to blame. Chahal deserved the wicket after his good beginning. SL 74/1 after 14 overs.13.6: WICKET! D Gunathilaka (37) is out, c Lokesh Rahul b Yuzvendra Chahal, 74/1- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201715.30 IST: Chahal to Dickwella, NOT OUT! Dickwella comes down the wicket to go big, Chahal fires it wide around off. Niroshan gets it towards covers and wants a single. Gunathilaka sends him back and there is a direct hit at the striker’s end. Rahul is not too confident though. Replays show why, Dickwella had got in with the dive. He is not happy with his partner though since it was his call.15.28 IST: SL 73/0 after 13 overs.15.24 IST: The Lankans are off to a slow by but steady start. SL 68/0 after 12 overs.Reuters Photo15.22 IST: Double change, time for Yuzvendra Chahal.15.18 IST: Bumrah to Dickwella, FOUR! Just wide! Full and outside off, Dickwella goes after it. Closes the face of the bat in time to get it past the mid on fielder for a boundary. He also hit that with the wind so it did not go to the fielder.1st ODI. 10.3: J Bumrah to N Dickwella (26), 4 runs, 60/0 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201715.16 IST: Jasprit Bumrah into the attack.15.10 IST: Bhuvneshwar to  Dickwella, FOUR! Well played! Shorter and outside off, Dickwella rides the bounce and taps it between short third man and backward point for a boundary. 50 up for the home side.1st ODI. 8.5: B Kumar to N Dickwella (20), 4 runs, 51/0 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201715.05 IST: Pandya to Gunathilaka, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Sri Lanka. Bad ball and punished! Pandya bowls a length ball around off, Gunathilaka was waiting for it and pulls it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary. One reckons these two are now going to play their shots, having spent enough time at the wicket. SL 43/0 in 8 overs.15.03 IST: Pandya to Gunathilaka, FOUR! Yet again, Sri Lanka are easily finding the boundaries. Hit away! This time he beats the fielder! Short and outside off, Gunathilaka makes room and cracks it through the diving backward point fielder for a boundary. Good shot, that.1st ODI. 7.3: H Pandya to D Gunathilaka (21), 4 runs, 38/0 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201715.01 IST: Sri Lanka look solid at the moment, India will be looking for a breakthrough. They don’t want these two to settle down. SL 32/0 in 7 overs.15.00 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Gunathilaka, WIDE! Slants one down the leg side, Gunathilaka shuffles outside off and that makes it look really silly. Wide signaled. The bowler is not happy.14.54 IST: Pandya to Dickwella, FOUR! Lucky! Niroshan Dickwella dances around the crease, Pandya bowls it on the stumps, Dickwella looks to force it through the off side but gets an inside edge past his stumps for a boundary to fine leg. SL 27/0 in 6 overs.1st ODI. 5.3: H Pandya to N Dickwella (11), 4 runs, 26/0 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201714.51 IST: Excellent comeback by Bhuvneshwar! After going for 10 runs in his previous over, he gives away just one run in this one. SL 21/0 in 5 overs.14.48 IST: Excellent over by Pandya, just a run off it. SL 20/0 in 4 overs.14.46 IST: Pandya is keeping his line tight for his second over and is not letting Sri Lanka through.14.42 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Gunathilaka, FOUR! And runs are coming well for Sri Lanka. Lovely shot! Kumar bowls it outside off, Gunathilaka goes after the width and crashes it through the covers for a boundary. Just shows how good the pitch is. 9 runs from the over already. Expensive over this turned out to be for India, 10 runs off it. SL 19/0 in 3 overs.1st ODI. 2.5: B Kumar to D Gunathilaka (10), 4 runs, 18/0 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201714.40 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Dickwella, FOUR! Tonk! Length ball around off, Dickwella gets under it and just clips it over the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary. That was hit really well.1st ODI. 2.2: B Kumar to N Dickwella (6), 4 runs, 13/0 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201714.39 IST: After 2 overs, Sri Lanka are 9/0.14.37 IST: Pandya to Gunathilaka, FOUR! First boundary of the match. Full but on the pads, Gunathilaka clips it in the air but in the gap at mid-wicket for a boundary. That was neatly done as it was in the gap. Sri Lanka 8/0 in 1.4 overs.1st ODI. 1.4: H Pandya to D Gunathilaka (6), 4 runs, 8/0 https://t.co/QALvpK0vQa #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201714.34 IST: Just one run off that first over from Bhuvneshwar. A couple of edges from Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka 1/0 in 1 over.14.31 IST: Dickwella gets Sri Lanka off the mark with a single off the second ball.14.28 IST: Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka are opening the innings for Sri Lanka while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will begin India’s attack.14.23 IST: The players are out in the field and the national anthems are going on.14.21 IST: Both Virat Kohli and Upul Tharanga made their ODI debut at Dambulla in 2008 and 2005 respectively. Also, both of them opened the innings then.14.15 IST: Sri Lanka Left-arm fast bowler Vishwa Fernando got his first ODI cap from Chaminda Vaas.Chaminda Vaas presented the Left-arm fast bowler Vishwa Fernando with his ODI cap ahead of 1st ODI against India. #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/c3kydk6ccR- Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) August 20, 201714.13 IST: Virat Kohli and Upul Tharanga have unveiled the ODI trophy.#TeamIndia Captain @imVkohli along with his Sri Lanka counterpart unveil the ODI trophy #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/d2F04sOuXh- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201714.05 IST: Virat Kohli wins toss and choses to bowl first. KL Rahul find a spot in the team while Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kuldeep Yadav and Shardul Thakur miss out.#TeamIndia win the toss and elect to bowl first in the 1st ODI at Dambulla #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/waq48juDui- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 2017India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), KL Rahul, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra ChahalSri Lanka (Playing XI): Niroshan Dickwella(w), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga(c), Angelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedera, Wanidu Hasaranga, Thisara Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Malinga13.55 IST: Virat Kohli hitting some big shots in the nets and looking to replicate that in the match as well.Some big shots and a pep talk to wrap up the training session – @imVkohli @RaviShastriOfc #SLvIND #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/FvjaSgfem2- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201713.50 IST: And it’s the huddle again. India are all geared to further their dominance.All set! #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/pzcxk3A25S- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201713.45 IST: Here’s the pitch India and Sri Lanka are going to play on.Here’s how the pitch looks for the 1st ODI at Dambulla #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/AfQ2KiBXjQ- BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 201713.35 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel are gearing up for the 1st ODI against Sri Lanka.All set for today’s game against Sri Lanka ??? #BleedBlue??? #JaiMataDi?????? pic.twitter.com/LFfWWJVcGI- yuZvendra Chahal23 (@yuzi_chahal) August 20, 2017ICYMI #Barmies2017 International Player of the Year – the brilliant @imVkohli. Thanks for being a great sport & thanks @BCCI @goransaxena ?????? pic.twitter.com/sMFhAW2Lxg- England’s Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) August 19, 2017Sudhir’s selfie moment with @SDhawan25 #TeamIndia #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/FvGKlpD212- BCCI (@BCCI) August 19, 2017The cut, leave, drive, slog, upper cut, pull – @msdhoni batting session #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/Q8flfP8wv4- BCCI (@BCCI) August 19, 2017It was @imVkohli vs @msdhoni vs @klrahul11 at the football today. #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/mEc6iWiES7- BCCI (@BCCI) August 18, 2017Short Preview:After successfully completing a 3-0 Test series whitewash in Sri Lanka, India now have their eyes on a dominant display in the five-match ODI series.India are looking at this series as the beginning of a journey to identify the core of their 2019 World Cup squad and henceforth, Virat Kohli has said that Kl Rahul, who opens in Tests, will be a middle order batsman in the ODI series.The selectors also dropped Yuvraj Singh from the squad stressing on the aspect of fitness.While India have started to look at the 2019 World Cup, for Sri Lanka this ODI series holds great importance the hosts need two more ODI wins to confirm their spot in the 2019 ODI World Cup by way of automatic qualification.India blanked Sri Lanka 5-0 the last time these two sides played a bilateral ODI series, back in November 2015 (in India).Teams (from):India: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur.Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga (c), Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Chamara Kapugedera, Milinda Siriwardana, Malinda Pushpakumara, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lasith Malinga, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando.last_img read more

LieberLieber: PiCar as model for Industry 4.0

first_img Continue Reading Previous LieberLieber: LemonTree for product family engineeringNext ADLINK: insights on how to transform current factories into factories of the future The team of researchers working on LieberLieber’s collaboration with CDL (Christian Doppler Laboratory of TU Wien) presented its first case study in the form of a mobile robot. The core of development is focused on targeted data reduction that allows the analysis of real-time system behavior.The aim of LieberLieber’s joint research on the “CDL for model-integrated intelligent production” (CDL-MINT) project is to convert live data streams generated in Industry 4.0 scenarios directly into models.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

Norway: Vard Reveals Full Financial 2013 Report

first_imgVard, February 25, 2014 zoom Vard Holdings Limited, one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialized vessels, revealed its fourth quarter and full financial year 2013 (“4Q2013” and “FY2013”) results ended 31 December 2013.Record order intake translates into improved visibility as order book extends into 2017.During 2013, VARD garnered its strongest full year order intake of NOK 14.2 billion since the last peak order period in 2007, and concluded the year with its highest year-end order book value since 2008 of NOK 19.4 billion, equivalent to about 21 months’ worth of revenues for the Group. The year also saw VARD achieve its largest-ever order win in the form of four Pipe Lay Support Vessels (“PLSV”) for DOF Subsea and Technip worth NOK 6.5 billion, contracted in August 2013.In 4Q2013, three newbuildings were contracted and total new order intake amounted to NOK 2.2 billion. Following 22 deliveries during the year, the Group’s order book stood at 41 vessels as at 31 December 2013, of which 26 are of VARD’s own design. Since then, three more vessels were contracted in the first six weeks of 2014 for a combined order value exceeding NOK 2 billion, further increasing VARD’s order book visibility.Top line resilient amidst challenging operating environment For 4Q2013, VARD recorded a 22.5% on-year increase in revenue to NOK 3.1 billion, up from NOK 2.5 billion in the fourth quarter of the preceding year (“4Q2012”), on the back of high yard utilization and good project progress.While showing an improvement from the previous two quarters, 4Q2013 EBITDA decreased 45% to NOK 158 million compared to NOK 287 million in 4Q2012, as further delays and cost overruns at the Niterói yard in Brazil continue to weigh on overall margins. EBITDA margin (representing EBITDA to total operating revenues) was 5.1% for 4Q2013.On a full-year basis, revenues remained virtually unchanged at NOK 11.2 billion, and the Group registered NOK 300 million in profit for the period, which represented a 62% decrease from FY2012. EBITDA for FY2013 stood at NOK 686 million, and the EBITDA margin for the year was 6.1%.Cash and cash equivalents stood at a healthy NOK 1.7 billion. Net asset value rose 17% as at 31 December 2013 compared to the end of the previous financial year. Print  Close My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定last_img read more

Traffic Advisory Pictou County

first_imgPICTOU COUNTY: Big Gut Bridge The temporary replacement bridge on Route 348 in Pictou County at Big Gut was reopened to traffic at 3 p.m. today, Oct. 23. The temporary bridge is a single-lane structure and is controlled by traffic signals. The bridge connects the communities of Hillside and Pictou Landing. Local Area Office: 902-755-7146 Fax: 902-755-7049 -30-last_img

Morocco Ranks 2nd in Climate Change Performance Index

Rabat – Morocco has moved up one place to become the second-best performing country in the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) for the year 2019, behind Sweden.Germanwatch, the NewClimate Institute, and the Climate Action Network published the 2019 CCPI report Monday, December 10.Sweden scored the highest in the annual ranking with 76.28 points, followed by Morocco (70.48) and Lithuania (70.47). The survey showed that the UK, India, Norway, Portugal, and the European Union were also among the top countries and regions with a “high” ranking. Saudi Arabia, the US, Iran, South Korea, and Taiwan scored very low in the overall climate change index ranking among a list of 56 countries.Saudi Arabia and Iran are the only two countries in the Middle East included in the ranking.Read Also: Climate Risks Cost Morocco $174 Million AnnuallyIn addition to Morocco, the North African countries included in the ranking were Algeria, which ranked 44th and scored low, and Egypt, which ranked 21st and rated medium.Morocco ranks “high” in all CCPI categories, including greenhouse gas (GHG) emission, renewable energy, energy use, and climate policy.The index, which evaluates and compares the climate protection performance of 56 countries and the EU, stated that Morocco’s renewable energy projects and goals resulted in a high rating in the climate change ranking. Morocco “has significantly increased the share of renewables over the past five years and has increased new renewable energy capacity,” wrote the survey.The survey noted that with the connection of Noor Solar Project, “the world’s largest solar plant and multiple new wind farms to the grid, the country is well on track for achieving its target of 42% installed renewable energy capacities by 2020 and 52% by 2030.”Read also: King Mohammed VI’s Renewable Energy Goals Reached Within DeadlineMorocco limits global warmingThe index also looked at Morocco’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, and climate policies.Since the energy sector contributes greatly to the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of a country, Morocco scored a low GHG emission level.Morocco hence contributes to limiting global warming effects in the world because it is one of the 56 countries and the EU which are together responsible for over 90 percent of global GHG emissions.Global emissions of CO2 account for 80 percent of global warming, which scientists expect will climb nearly three percent in 2018.Read also: Sener to Complete Morocco’s Noor Ouarzazate III Solar Plant SoonThe North African country has also maintained its high ranking in the Climate Policy category, said the CCPI index survey.“While national experts observe some delay in the implementation of national policies, they acknowledge the consultative process of developing a long-term strategy for 2050, which among other initiatives could make the country a policy frontrunner on the international level,” reads the survey.The CCPI aims to put political and social pressure on countries which have failed to take ambitious action on climate protection. The index also highlights countries with the best practices in climate policies. The CCPI bases 80 percent of its evaluation on indicators of emissions, renewable energy, and energy use, and the remaining 20 percent is based on national and international climate policy assessments. read more

Government asserts dissolving Parliament setting dates for polls legal

He said that there are some additional powers given to the President under the 19th Amendment to the Constitution under which he can dissolve Parliament to resolve a political deadlock. Reading from the Constitution Rajapakshe said that the President can dissolve Parliament even before it completes 4 1/2 years. Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Sarath Amunugama said that the actions of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya also influenced the President’s decision to dissolve Parliament.He said that the Speaker had attempted to go against the standing orders of Parliament when Parliament was to meet on November 14th. The Government today asserted that the decision taken by President Maithripala Sirisena to dissolve Parliament and set dates for elections in January, is legal and Constitutional.Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said that the President has the right to dissolve Parliament and he had acted within those legal rights. As a result the President considered the actions of the Speaker and other issues and dissolved Parliament and called for elections. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Cyprus cabinet approves budget withholds figures until bailout talks with troika complete

Cyprus cabinet approves budget, withholds figures until bailout talks with troika complete NICOSIA, Cyprus – Cyprus approved next year’s budget Saturday without releasing any figures because of the country’s ongoing bailout talks with potential creditors.The “tight” budget incorporates additional spending cuts, slashes an additional 1,000 positions from the bloated public sector by hiring to fill only a quarter of jobs vacated by retiring workers, while channeling funds for growth-boosting infrastructure projects, government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou said.Budget figures were being withheld because they will change once bailout terms and conditions agreed with the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund — collectively known as the troika — are adopted, Stefanou said.Cyprus, whose €18 billion ($23.38 billion) economy is one of the smallest in Europe, has been unable to borrow from international markets since last year after its credit rating was cut to junk mainly because of its banks’ large exposure to debt-ridden Greece. In June, the country joined fellow eurozone members Ireland, Portugal and Greece in seeking international aid to support its banks.The government held two rounds of talks with troika officials in the capital in July. The officials are expected back early next month.Although acknowledging that such cuts are “inevitable,” Finance Minister Vassos Shiarly said this week the government wants to avoid steep, across-the-board cuts to public sector salaries, benefits and pensions that the troika is recommending, so as not to trigger a “chill” in the domestic market, prolong the recession and put added strain on low-income earners. Instead, the government would prefer to enact cuts according to an income-based sliding scale.Shiarly said the government’s assessment of how much the country’s banks need to recapitalize varies significantly from the troika’s own estimate. The government also wants to extend the three-year implementation timeframe of troika-negotiated austerity measures by at least another year to help ease the economy out of recession. Cyprus’ economy is projected to contract 1.5 per cent of gross domestic product this year.Stefanou said the government will consult with powerful trade unions and opposition parties on its own austerity proposals before troika officials return.The budget’s approval came in the wake of controversial remarks by the leader of communist party AKEL — from which President Dimitris Christofias hails — that Cyprus’ exit from the eurozone in case troika officials insist on “extremely painful” austerity measures should be looked at by experts. The government promptly issued a written statement that there is “no such issue.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Sep 22, 2012 1:31 pm MDT read more

UN food relief agency airlifts food medical supplies to 31000 Somalis facing

The shipment, made on a Boeing 747 donated by the UPS Foundation from Dubai, also included medical assistance on behalf of the UN World Health Organization (WHO). “A rapid response is crucial to support drought-affected families across Somalia,” said WFP Representative and Director of Gulf Office Abdallah Alwardat. “This airlift is a great example of WFP and its partners coming together to reach those furthest behind with life-saving assistance.” The food is meant for the most vulnerable people – particularly children – who are displaced from their homes without access to food or cooking facilities, WFP said. According to UN estimates, half of Somalia’s population, including 330,000 acutely malnourished children, is in need of urgent assistance. The high-energy biscuits are rich in minerals and vitamins and do not require preparation, the UN agency said. WFP will provide other types of live-saving food assistance for the following days. read more

Brock Sports educates 1000 kids on dangers of PEDs

Many young athletes find themselves standing at a fork in the road: work hard and train to get better at their chosen sports, or take the cheating road of performing-enhancing drugs.“You’ll have to make choices all your life, so make good ones and aspire to be great in the right way, no matter what you do — sports or business or teaching,” said Brock Sports Director Neil Lumsden, one of three speakers at the 2017 Badgers Believe in Clean Sport community engagement event hosted by Brock’s women’s hockey team Friday afternoon.Nearly 1,000 elementary and high school students took part in the event held at the Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Complex.Before the Badgers women’s team played the University of Toronto in a regular-season game on their home ice, the students listened to Lumsden, Badgers hockey player Brody Silk and Niagara River Lions player Chris Commons talk about the importance of staying away from appearance- and performance-enhancing drugs.Lumsden used the example of his son Jesse, a former professional football player turned Olympic bobsleigh athlete as someone who was able to reach the highest levels of sport without cheating.“It’s all out there. It’s easy to find,” Lumsden said of performance-enhancing drugs. “These kids are approached in high school with people saying I can get you what you want. For us, it’s about getting to these kids before they get to high school because they will be approached. We have to get these kids to understand the consequences.”The event was a collaboration between Brock Sports and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, which runs the Succeed Clean prevention and education program.A large team worked behind the scenes to make the event a success, including fourth-year kinesiology student Michelle Schevers, who headed up the organization team.“I’m so excited with how it turned out,” she said. “I think this is great for the students because I can talk to them for an hour and they might not take it in, but when you get someone like Chris Commons or Brody Silk talking about their experiences, the kids love it.” read more

Grossesse les femmes stressées donneraient naissance à des bébés plus grands et

first_imgGrossesse : les femmes stressées donneraient naissance à des bébés plus grands et plus grosÉtats-Unis – Une étude publiée dans la revue Psychosomatic Medicine montre que le stress durant la grossesse aurait une influence sur la taille et le poids du futur bébé.Pour parvenir à ces résultats, les psychologues suisses de la faculté de Bâle se sont basés sur des données récoltées durant environ 75.000 grossesses au Danemark. Première conclusion de leur étude : les mères stressées donnent plus souvent naissance à des bébés prématurés. Mais d’après les chercheurs, ce stress influencerait également la croissance du fœtus dans le ventre de la mère. Ils ont en effet constaté que les bébés nés de mères stressées par la vie professionnelle ou l’entourage étaient plus grands et plus gros que les autres nourrissons. Les femmes dont le stress provient d’angoisses ou de déprimes donneraient elles-aussi davantage naissance à des prématurés. En revanche, ce type de stress n’interviendrait pas dans le développement du bébé. L’étude n’a en revanche pas permis aux chercheurs de lier le stress ressenti durant la grossesse et la santé des enfants.Le 29 avril 2010 à 12:14 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

2 missing in Sherpur boat capsize

first_imgTwo day labourers went missing as a boat capsized in the Old Brahmaputra river in Dakpara area of Sadar upazila on Thursday evening.They are Farid Hossain, 26, son of Yusuf Ali, and Shahidul Islam, 25, son of Bahadur Mia, residents of Mollapara village of the upazila.Sub-inspector of Sadar police station Mostafizur Rahman said that the boat carrying 22 day labourers sank in the river due to stormy weather.Two of them went missing although the others managed to swim ashore.A diver team of Mymensingh Fire Service rushed to the spot around 10:00am on Friday and continued rescue operation till 2:00pm, but they couldn’t trace the missing, he added.last_img

India wants to see fair inclusive polls says BNP

first_img.New Delhi wants to see democratic practice in Bangladesh, India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj was quoted to have told BNP chief Khaleda Zia on Sunday.BNP leaders said Sushma conveyed India’s expectation that the next general elections would be inclusive and fair.The visiting Indian minister held a 45-minute meeting with Khaleda Zia, also a former prime minister, at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel.Briefing newsmen about the meeting, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said the BNP delegation, at the meeting, raised a number of issues relating to the next parliamentary polls.Demanding polls under caretaker government, the BNP and other opposition political parties had boycotted the general elections held on 5 January 2014.”Sushma Swaraj has said there should a fair election in Bangladesh. India wants the election election commission [of Bangladesh] will hold free and fair election so that all can participate,” Mirza Fakhrul said.The seven-member BNP team was comprised of standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Abdul Moin Khan and Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury and the BNP chairperson’s adviser Riaz Rahman and Sabiuddin Ahmed.Mirza Fakhrul nentioned that they also discussed the Rohingya issue with the Indian foreign minister.“We want safe return of the Rohingya people to their homeland. Towards this end, India continues to exert pressure on Myanmar,” the BNP leader said quoting the Indian minister.However, there was no one-on-one meeting between Khaleda Zia and Sushma Swaraj unlike their last meeting in 2014.The Indian minister also called on prime minister Sheikh Hasina and also held talks with the foreign minister at the Joint Consultative Committee meeting.last_img read more

12 killed in California bar shooting

first_imgFirst responders are seen outside Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, US on 7 November 2018 in this image obtained from social media on 8 November 2018. Photo: ReutersA gunman killed 12 people, including a deputy sheriff, when he opened fire in a bar in Southern California on Wednesday night, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said on Thursday.The suspected gunman was also shot dead by police, he said. Many other people were wounded in the attack in Thousand Oaks, a Los Angeles suburb.last_img

Senate Approves Powell To Follow Yellen As Fed Chair In February

first_imgPhoto via FlickrOn Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, the Senate Banking Committee voted for a second time to approve Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.The Senate on Tuesday approved President Donald Trump’s selection of Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve beginning next month.Senators voted 85-12 to confirm Powell to lead the nation’s central bank, a post that is considered the most powerful economic position in government.Powell will succeed Janet Yellen, the first woman to lead the Fed, when her term ends Feb. 3. Trump decided against offering Yellen a second four-year term as chair despite widespread praise for her performance since succeeding Ben Bernanke.Powell, 64, has served for 5½ years on the Fed’s board. A lawyer and investment manager by training, he will be the first Fed leader in 40 years without an advanced degree in economics. Many expect him to follow Yellen’s cautious approach to interest rates.Powell, viewed as a centrist, enjoyed support from Republicans and Democrats.The 12 senators who voted against Powell’s nomination included four Republicans, seven Democrats and Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who votes with the Democrats. One of the dissenters, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said she was concerned that Powell “will roll back critical rules that help guard against another financial crisis.”But Sen. Sherrod Brown, the top Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee, praised Powell’s tenure on the Fed board.“His track record over the past six years shows he is a thoughtful policymaker,” Brown said.During the presidential race, Trump was critical of the role the Fed played in implementing the Dodd-Frank Act, the 2010 law that tightened banking regulations after the 2008 financial crisis. Trump and many Republicans in Congress contended that the stricter regulations were too burdensome for financial institutions and were a key reason why economic growth since the Great Recession ended in 2009 had been lackluster.Powell has signaled that he favors ways to make bank regulations less onerous, especially for smaller community banks.Trump will be able to essentially remake the Fed’s board during his first two years in office. He has already filled the key post of vice chairman for regulation with Randal Quarles. The president has also nominated Marvin Goodfriend, a conservative economist, for another vacancy on the board.In addition, he can fill three more vacancies on the seven-member board, including the key spot of Fed vice chairman, which has been vacant since Stanley Fischer left in October.All told, the vacancies will have given Trump the ability to fill six of the seven board positions with his own choices. Lael Brainard will remain the lone board member not to have been chosen by Trump.Powell, known as a collegial consensus-builder, could help serve as a steadying force for the U.S. economy as well as a unifying figure among the central bank’s policymakers. As a Fed governor, Powell has never dissented from a central bank decision.Educated at Princeton University with a law degree from Georgetown, Powell, known as Jay, spent many years in investment management — at Dillon Read and then at the Carlyle Group. His work there made him one of the wealthiest figures to serve on the Fed board: His most recent financial disclosure form places his wealth at between $19.7 million and $55 million. And based on how government disclosures are drafted, his wealth may actually be closer to $100 million. Sharelast_img read more

Tick Tock Who Needs an Atomic Clock

first_img“Last year the Nobel Prize recognized the significance of this field with John Hall and Theodor Hänsch,” says Chris Oates of studying optical atomic clocks. “There are a lot of new ideas coming out, and we hope that our idea is one of those that will help the clocks.” Chris Oates is one of six physicists who published a Letter, “Magnetic Field-Induced Spectroscopy of Forbidden Optical Transitions with Applications to Lattice-Based Optical Atomic Clocks,” in Physical Review Letters demonstrating a unique technique for creating more stable optical atomic clocks. Building on ideas suggested by two Russian colleagues, Oates and his co-workers at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a process to improve one of the most promising types of optical atomic clocks, which divide the second into extremely small pieces in order to enable better timing precision.Perhaps one of the more intriguing questions to come out of this is: Does it really matter whether we have a more precise atomic clock?Oates thinks so. “Atomic clocks provide exquisite timing,” he explains to PhysOrg.com. “One of the most practical applications for atomic clocks is GPS. The timing must be very good in order to properly pinpoint a position. Every GPS satellite carries multiple atomic clocks.” He also cites the communications industry, where faster data rates require more precise timing, as other applications that are affected by atomic clocks. But he admits that the new optical clocks will likely not be used for such applications.“These optical atomic clocks won’t be used in GPS, but rather for more far-out applications,” Oates says. “Space navigation or imaging would be good applications, and communications between satellites is quite likely.” But the real benefits of using optical atomic clocks comes in when one looks at the implications of increased precision in scientific measurements.“Timing for electronics in high-energy accelerators, where particle physics is investigated, will be improved. Synchronization is very important in these experiments, and what we are developing in the way of optical atomic clocks can only help,” Oates says. A note of excitement creeps into his voice as he continues: “Tests of fundamental physics is the place where these clocks will have the most immediate impact.”Oates explains that astrophysicists look back into time by observing quasars and other objects in space. He says that these studies reveal that some natural fundamental constants of nature may change over time. While these theories have yet to be tested, the ability to more minutely track seconds can lead to the ability to detect natural constants that change over time. According to Oates, building optical atomic clocks built on different atoms and ions, and then comparing the differences, can provide verifiable laboratory measurements that could possibly answer questions as to whether some natural constants might experience change. Redefining the limits of measurement accuracy This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Oates says that already obstacles are being overcome in the area of optical atomic clocks. One of the biggest problems is the magnetic sensitivity that the isotopes of neutral atoms have. In order to get around this, many experiments were done using ion traps. The major drawback to this method, however, is that only one ion can be trapped at a time. So, while the ion environment is very favorable and free of any sort of perturbations, it requires some time to take the number of measurements required.The team from the NIST and the Institute of Laser Physics SB RAS in Russia instead use about 10,000 neutral atoms, and hence achieve an average measurement almost instantaneously. The problem is that they move around, distorting results. The team put together an array of about 1,000-lattice “wells,” which Oates refers to as “pancakes” (see the PhysOrg.com story) that each hold about 10 atoms. The lattice pancakes hold the atoms very still, eliminating one problem. But the problem of magnetic sensitivity still remained.“The answer was quite simple,” Oates explains. “We realized that we could apply a magnetic field to enable the use of a different isotope of ytterbium and get rid of magnetic sensitivity. We could make what wasn’t allowed into something that was allowed.” He pauses with a small laugh. “Weakly allowed, but enough. We found that this works, and it really removes what looked like a major roadblock to the use of neutral atoms for optical atomic clocks.” Indeed, the successful experimental demonstration of this technique by the NIST team led by Zeb Barber and Chad Hoyt is described in another article in the same issue of Physical Review Letters.So, while optical atomic clocks appear to be making inroads in the world of physics, practical applications for the rest of the world are still down the road. But Oates doesn’t mind. “Sharing this with the world is a tantalizing challenge.”by Miranda Marquit, Copyright 2006 PhysOrg.comcenter_img Image source: GraphicsByDezign.com Citation: Tick Tock: Who Needs an Atomic Clock? (2006, March 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2006-03-tock-atomic-clock.html Explore furtherlast_img read more

Various staterun private hospitals observe International Brain Tumour Awareness Week

first_imgKolkata: Various state-run hospitals and some private health establishments are observing International Brain Tumour Awareness Week from October 20-27 through various programmes.One of the main objectives of the move is to spread awareness among people about the disease and what needs to be done to check it. The incidence rate of brain tumours in India is rising. Around three percent of 78,4821 cancer deaths in India is caused due to brain tumours in 2018. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to a senior Radio Oncology Consultant in the city, different kinds of tumors are detected in patients at different age groups. While most cases have unknown causes, some are linked to genetic diseases such as Neurofibromatosis and exposure to radiations. A new emerging threat is the exposure to. While smart phones are everyone’s best friend, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has observed that radiofrequency waves from mobile phones are the new emerging threat to the disease. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, linked to mobile phones, may be carcinogenic and there is always a high risk in using them. Dr Jyotirup Goswami, Consultant, Radiation Oncology said: “Worldwide, one percent of approximately 3 lakh cancer cases are found to have brain tumours but Indian data suggests that as much as 10 percent of new patients could be suffering brain tumors.” As per Globocan 2018 report issued by the International Association of Cancer Registries (IARC) associated with WHO, as many as 28,142 new brain tumour cases are reported in India annually, while there are as many as 24,003 death. According to a report done by the government hospitals in Bengal, around 13.6 percent cancer cases are found to be suffering from brain tumour, Dr Goswami said. A recent study in Eastern India was done by Clinical cancer investigation journal by involving 130 cases with brain tumour found male preponderance. Most common tumour type in this study was neuroepithelial tumor (70 percent). Among the neuroepithelial tumors, most frequent subtype was astrocytic tumor (41 percent). The second most frequent brain tumor was meningioma (20 cases, 15.3 percent). While symptoms of brain tumours are not always specific but persistent symptoms like unexplained headaches, difficulty in speech, vision, hearing, unexplained nausea-vomiting, changes in mood or ability to concentrate, memory loss and numbness in the legs or arms are all causes for concern. If anybody complaints about any of the symptoms the patient should consult a neurologist immediately and if necessary the patient will be asked to get brain imaging done. If the patient is diagnosed with brain tumors, a surgery may be required followed by radiotherapy & chemotherapy.last_img read more

Jonathon Leipsic Awarded 2019 DeHaan Award for Innovation in Cardiology

first_img Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration -:-Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Cardiac Imaging | July 08, 2019 Jonathon Leipsic Awarded 2019 DeHaan Award for Innovation in Cardiology Leipsic to use $200,000 grant from annual SCCT award to further research on mechanisms of bioprosthetic valve failure Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Video Player is loading.ITN Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance AthletesPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 11:59Loaded: 1.36%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -11:59 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more center_img Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Related Content Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more July 8, 2019 – Jonathon A. Leipsic, M.D., FSCCT, is the recipient of the 2019 DeHaan Award for Innovation in Cardiology, announced by the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT). Leipsic will present the second Dehaan Award Lecture at the SCCT 14th Annual Scientific Meeting, July 11-14 in Baltimore. The award, presented by the Jon DeHaan Foundation, includes a $200,000 grant.Leipsic is the chairman of the department of radiology for Providence Health Care and the vice-chairman of research and a professor of radiology and cardiology for the University of British Columbia. He is a past president of the SCCT (2015-2016) and will also be awarded the SCCT Gold Medal Award in 2019.Read the article “SCCT Announces 2019 Gold Medal Award Recipients”“Dr. Leipsic has been a tireless champion, teacher and leader in cardiac applications of CT for many years. He has devoted countless hours toward advancing the field, and at the same time has thus touched many patients multiplied by the number of cardiologists who have used his work or who have learned from him directly.” said Robert Schwartz, M.D., chairman of the board for the Jon DeHaan Foundation. “It is a great pleasure that Dr. Leipsic has been chosen for the Jon H. DeHaan Foundation award for cardiovascular excellence in imaging, the purpose of which is to further his work and teaching, thus advancing cardiac CT far into the future.”Leipsic intends to build on past work delving into the mechanisms of bioprosthetic valve failure. The data suggests that the mechanisms and timelines of valve degeneration are consistent across surgical and transcatheter bioprosthetic heart valves, and a better understanding of structural valve degeneration can be obtained through combining further histological and novel imaging approaches. Leipsic will continue along this path of investigation through the generous support of the DeHaan Foundation Award, which will allow him to perform the needed advanced analyses to help advance understanding of this complex process and potentially develop solutions to this important clinical problem.The award lecture at the SCCT Annual Scientific Meeting, generously supported by the Jon Holden DeHaan Foundation, helps promote the knowledge and the use of cardiovascular CT to improve patient outcomes.For more information: www.scct.orgRelated ContentWhat to Look for in CT Structural Heart Planning SoftwareSCCT Releases New Guideline for CT Use During TAVR FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

Python web development Django vs Flask in 2018

first_imgA colleague of mine, wrote an article over two years ago, talking about the two top Python web frameworks, Django and Flask. It’s 2018 now, and a lot has changed in the IT world. There have been a couple of frameworks that emerged or gained popularity in the last 3 years, like Bottle or CherryPy, for example. However, Django and Flask have managed to stand their ground and have continued to remain as the top 2 Python frameworks. Moreover, there have been some major breakthroughs in web application architecture like the rise of Microservices, that has in turn pushed the growth of newer architectures like Serverless and Cloud-Native. I thought it would be a good idea to present a more modern comparison of these two frameworks, to help you take an informed decision on which one you should be choosing for your application development. So before we dive into ripping these frameworks apart, let’s briefly go over a few factors we’ll be considering while evaluating them. Here’s what I got in mind, in no particular order: Ease of use Popularity Community support Job market Performance Modern Architecture support Ease of use This is something l like to cover first, because I know it’s really important for developers who are just starting out, to assess the learning curve before they attempt to scale it. When I’m talking about ease of use, I’m talking about how easy it is to get started with using the tool in your day to day projects. Flask, like it’s webpage, is a very simple tool to learn, simply because it’s built to be simple. Moreover, the framework is un-opinionated, meaning that it will allow you to implement things the way you choose to, without throwing a fuss. This is really important when you’re starting out. You don’t want to run into too much issues that will break your confidence as a developer. On the other hand, Django is a great framework to learn too. While several Python developers will disagree with me, I would say Django is a pretty complex framework, especially for a newbie. Now this is not all that bad, right. I mean, especially when you’re building a large project, you want to be the one holding the reins. If you’re starting out with some basic projects then, it may be wise not to choose Django. The way I see it, learning Flask first will allow you to learn Django much faster. Popularity Both frameworks are quite popular, with Django starring at 34k on Github, and Flask having a slight edge at 36k. If you take a look at the Google trends, both tools follow a pretty similar trend, with Django’s volume much higher, owing to its longer existence. Source: SEM Rush As mentioned before, Flask is more popular among beginners and those who want to build basic websites easily. On the other hand, Django is more popular among the professionals who have years of experience building robust websites. Community Support and Documentation In terms of community support, we’re looking at how involved the community is, in developing the tool and providing support to those who need it. This is quite important for someone who’s starting out with a tool, or for that matter, when there’s a new version releasing and you need to keep yourself up to date.. Django features 170k tags on Stackoverflow, which is over 7 times that of Flask, which stands at 21k. Although Django is a clear winner in terms of numbers, both mailing lists are quite active and you can receive all the help you need, quite easily. When it comes to documentation, Django has some solid documentation that can help you get up and running in no time. On the other hand, Flask has good documentation too, but you usually have to do some digging to find what you’re looking for. Job Scenes Jobs are really important especially if you’re looking for a corporate one It’s quite natural that the organization that’s hiring you will already be working with a particular stack and they will expect you to have those skills before you step in. Django records around 2k jobs on Indeed in the USA, while Flask records exactly half that amount. A couple of years ago, the situation was pretty much the same; Django was a prime requirement, while Flask had just started gaining popularity. You’ll find a comment stating that “Picking up Flask might be a tad easier then Django, but for Django you will have more job openings” Itjobswatch.uk lists Django as the 2nd most needed Skill for a Python Developer, whereas Flask is way down at 20. Source: itjobswatch.uk Clearly Django is in more demand that Flask. However, if you are an independent developer, you’re still free to choose the framework you wish to work with. Performance Honestly speaking, Flask is a microframework, which means it delivers a much better performance in terms of speed. This is also because in Flask, you could write 10k lines of code, for something that would take 24k lines in Django. Response time comparison for data from remote server: Django vs Flask In the above image we see how both tools perform in terms of loading a response from the server and then returning it. Both tools are pretty much the same, but Flask has a slight edge over Django. Load time comparison from database with ORM: Django vs Flask In this image, we see how the gap between the tools is quite large, with Flask being much more efficient in loading data from the database. When we talk about performance, we also need to consider the power each framework provides you when you want to build large apps. Django is a clear winner here, as it allows you to build massive, enterprise grade applications. Django serves as a full-stack framework, which can easily be integrated with JavaScript to build great applications. On the other hand, Flask is not suitable for large applications. The JetBrains Python Developer Survey revealed that Django was a more preferred option among the respondents. Jetbrains Python Developer Survey 2017 Modern Architecture Support The monolith has been broken and microservices have risen. What’s interesting is that although applications are huge, they’re now composed of smaller services working together to make up the actual application. While you would think Django would be a great framework to build microservices, it turns out that Flask serves much better, thanks to its lightweight architecture and simplicity. While you work on a huge enterprise application, you might find Flask being interwoven wherever a light framework works best. Here’s the story of one company that ditched Django for microservices. I’m not going to score these tools because they’re both awesome in their own right. The difference arises when you need to choose one for your projects and it’s quite evident that Flask should be your choice when you’re working on a small project or maybe a smaller application built into a larger one, maybe a blog or a small website or a web service. Although, if you’re on the A team, making a super awesome website for maybe, Facebook or a billion dollar enterprise, instead of going the Django unchained route, choose Django with a hint of Flask added in, for all the right reasons. 🙂 Django recently hit version 2.0 last year, while Flask hit version 1.0 last month. Here’s some great resources to get you up and running with Django and Flask. So what are you waiting for? Go build that website! Read Next Why functional programming in Python matters Should you move to Python 3.7 Why is Python so good for AI and Machine Learning?last_img read more