Cricket News There is learning everyday in Test cricket: Rishabh Pant

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. India’s middle-order woes were exposed in the ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final against New Zealand.Rishabh Pant was brought in as a replacement for Vijay Shankar.India will play West Indies in two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is. New Delhi: Rishabh Pant has made great strides in the Indian cricket team in the last couple of years. After making his debut in the series against England, Pant blasted 114 in the Oval Test and then played a massive role behind the stumps in the series against Australia. He took 20 catches, including 11 in a single Test and then blasted 159 in the Sydney Test as India won the series 2-1. Since then, Pant has featured in Twenty20 Internationals and ODIs and has played some attacking knocks. In addition to his exploits for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL, Pant had a roller-coaster couple of months. The left-hander was omitted in the initial World Cup squad but made a comeback as Shikhar Dhawan was injured. Pant put up a solid display but India crashed out in the semi-final when they lost by 18 runs to New Zealand.Speaking to Hindustan Times ahead of India’s tour to West Indies, Pant said having prior Test match experience was vital in his development. “Yes, maybe it did help that I played Test cricket first. I got a good experience of playing Test cricket. People used to say that Test cricket is the most difficult. So I got to learn a lot, how to build the innings, playing down the order and how to bat with the tail. There is learning every day in Test cricket. Especially when you have to walk out to bat after having fielded the entire day. That is a different experience. In ODIs and T20Is especially, things happen very fast. I just focus on what I have to do and what I have to learn every day,” Pant said. Following India’s World Cup exit, there was plenty of talk about the future of MS Dhoni. There were speculations that Dhoni would call it a day after the end of the World Cup but the former India skipper has given no hints that he will walk away from international cricket anytime in the near future. With Pant now the first choice keeper for the West Indies series in the absence of MS Dhoni, the youngster has admitted that to fill MS Dhoni’s shoes would be massive.Also Read | I became more positive after being ignored for World Cup: Rishabh Pant”Right now, I am not thinking about what people say. I am just focusing on what I have to do. I just want to do well for my country. That’s the only thing I am focusing on. I take the challenge positively. Now I have to see what I can learn, and what I can do to improve. The way he reads the game, that is the first thing. Then, he is always very calm in pressure situations. There are many things to learn from him. And off the field, he is always very helpful too. I look to always keep learning from the seniors,” Pant said.Also Read | India will miss Rishabh Pant in World Cup, feels Sourav GangulyIndia’s middle-order woes were exposed in the semi-final against New Zealand and it once again opened up the debate on the No.4 position. Pant said he was happy batting at No.4 as it suited his style. “I loved batting at No. 4. It was nothing new for me as I have played at No. 4 before, like in the IPL. I had been practising for the same role. There is no specific way or style I play in. I always play according to the situation. I don’t know what people say, because I don’t read newspapers much. The only thing I am focusing on is that I have to play according to the situation, see what the team needs from me and how I can make the team win,” Pant said.center_img highlightslast_img read more

Sinoe Health Boss ‘Recalled’

first_imgIt would have been fatal outcomes if the over 35 county health workers who are playing supervisory roles including doctors, nurses and support staff of the F. J. Grante Hospital had carried out a “go-slow” action in protest against what they see as the underhanded dismissal of Dr. Wilmot G. Frank as the County Health Officer (CHO). Dr. Frank has been purportedly recalled for reassignment.If Dr. Frank had not seriously begged us to not protest, according to a senior health worker who begged anonymity, all the clinics, health centers and the F.J. Grante Hospital would be closed by now to demand his reinstatement as the CHO.Though it is being referred to as “a recall for reassignment” the health workers are not convinced and have labeled it a “dismissal”. They claim that the sacking of Dr. Frank was not routine but rather political.Some health workers said that the bad blood started prior to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) but intensified when Dr. Frank became the co-chairman to then Superintendent Milton Teahjay on the County Ebola Response Team.Although it cannot be proven, health workers believe that during the contentious confirmation process of nominee Bernice Dahn as Minister of Health, Sinoe Senator Teajay pushed for the removal of Dr. Frank in exchange for his vote to confirm Dahn.Dr. Frank, in a telephone interview with the Daily Observer over the weekend, said although his recall was a shock, he would not indicate whether it was political.“I was recalled and am awaiting reassignment, but as a professional man, I don’t want to consider my recall as political because most of the time our assignments are rotational,” Dr. Frank explained.“I really stopped the protest which could have upset the health system in the county because I don’t want politics to spoil our profession.”The former Sinoe CHO said his only regret is that the health workers’ living quarters is still incomplete.Dr. Frank said the Health Ministry has already appointed his successor, Dr. John Doedeh, who is already in the county.“I am officially introducing Dr. Doedeh to the County officials, including the Superintendent, Development Superintedent, County Attorney, Inspector and Police and the turn over ceremony will be this weekend or next week,” he said.Dr. Frank, 48, has been the CHO since 2009. Prior to becoming Sinoe’s CHO, he worked with the John F. Kennedy, Redemption and Phoebe Hospitals as Medical Doctor.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Thousands offer to help a beggar find a job

first_imgPam Green (left) says she is grateful for people assisting her to help a beggar get a job. Here she is with Nomsa Ncube, one of the people who gave a donation.(Image: Facebook)It took a small action such as posting a detailed status on her Facebook profile to lead to thousands of South Africans opening their hearts to help a homeless young man find a job.Pam Green, from Glenhazel, posted a status on 29 June, and asked her friends to share the message. They did, and the message was shared more than 34 000 times. Within days job offers streamed in for the 21-year-old, Joseph Phukube.Green’s message read: “This is Joseph Phukube. He is a beggar in Sandton. What makes him different to every other beggar you see? He isn’t there begging for money, he is begging for a job, literally! He has his matric certificate and CV on hand.“What a gentle young man, life has been hard on him. And his response when I asked where he stayed was ‘under Grayston Bridge.’“This is a bright kid, just look at his maths marks, he received a university entrance!”TRAFFIC LIGHT MEETINGGreen says she met Phukube when she stopped her car at a traffic light in Sandton. “He approached my car and tried to convey to me that he was looking for a job. Embarrassed to admit, but I drove off and rushed to my appointment that I was late for.“About 100m later, at the next robot I couldn’t bare the guilt I felt at ignoring him anymore. I turned around to go back to find Joseph Phukube and speak to him.”The local newspaper, Sandton Chronicle, reports that Phukube has received more than 1 000 responses following Green’s Facebook update. Job offers made to him range from call centre agent positions to scholarships at various institutions.Phukube says his dream job is in marketing. “I love new challenges, especially ones that will help me experience new things in life. I also like the chance to change businesses and come up with new ideas,” he adds.A day after her initial post, when offers of help had started streaming in.Her action has inspired admiration on social media, with Twitter chattering about her:The #HelpJoseph tag really warms my heart. Please RT the hashtag.— Opinionated Coloured(@koren_devereux) June 30, [email protected]_breakfast Pam Green is an amazing woman. 25k people reached out to help and support! Good luck tomorrow Joseph! #HelpJoseph— JaxEngelbrec(@Jaxlibra) June 30, 2015She kept the public in the loop about Phukube’s developments:It is 5pm and it is the end of his first day of work at @LocomuteZA! #helpJoseph— Pam Green (@PamGreen_17) July 6, 2015DETERMINED TO DO MOREThe 34-year-old says that she hopes the #helpJoseph campaign has inspired others to help even just one person in need. “I have always believed that we have a responsibility to each other to help make each other’s lives easier. I pride myself in honouring my truth.“People have questioned his [Phukube’s] motives and my response is simple: I would rather be duped by 10 false-hearted people and know that I helped one genuine person in need, than miss the opportunity of helping 10 people because I was duped by one.”Green, who has been doing volunteer work to help others since she was in school, says social media has definitely been a big help in assisting people in need. “I have put up previous campaigns for other community outreach projects I was involved with.“Recently [we had a campaign] for the victims of the xenophobic attacks, where we assisted at the displacement camps, as well as assisting families to return to their country of origin. Please can people like our page, My brother’s keeper, to access information about future initiatives I will be starting.”She is excited for Phukube, saying: “I can’t wait to see him flourish. Everyone deserves a chance and I am so glad that everyone sees the same special soul that I did. I am truly hoping that Joseph’s story will help me to help many more people in the future.”Watch Phukube’s response following the offers of help:last_img read more

It’s Expensive Not to Get the Help You Need

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now I answer every email I receive. Every Sunday, I provide readers of my newsletter with the opportunity to send me their questions (a practice I shamelessly stole from Chris Brogan). When people ask me questions, I try very hard to give them answers that can help them.Occasionally, someone is unhappy that I am unable to answer their questions with the kind of pointed, detailed answer that they need. Sometimes they are frustrated with me when I suggest that they get professional help (I imagine that their frustration is really about money).Easy AnswersIt’s very easy to answer big, broad, thematic questions in a blog post or over email. Because the questions usually reveal some fundamental challenge, it’s easy to answer a question by sharing some principle. Answers around principles and fundamentals can teach you the questions that you need to ask yourself to figure out a potential course of action. This focus on fundamentals makes answers valuable, and they provide you with some guidance.But real coaching and consulting isn’t accomplished through email or blog posts. When you need specific answers for your business, you need a more professional, more intimate relationship.Complete AnswersGood coaching and consulting requires context. It requires a deep understanding of where you are now and where you need to go. The person helping you needs to understand your culture, the personalities involved, your strengths, your weaknesses, what must change, and what must stay the same. They need to know you, and that’s why the intimacy is as important as the professional nature of the relationship.The internet provides you with information, not insight. It provides you with knowledge, not wisdom. It provides you with ideas, not ideas that consider the exact context of your situation. It’s sometimes more expensive not to get the help you need than it is to spend the money.last_img read more

Indian wrestlers win Rustem-e-Indo-Pak title

first_imgIndian wrestlers on Sunday beat their Pakistani counterparts to clinch Mission Dosti Rustem-E-Indo-Pak Wrestling title at Katra in Jammu.Rehmat Ali of Punjab helped India retain the first Mission Dosti Rustem-E-Indo-Pak Wrestling title, Jammu and Kashmir Indian Style Wrestling Association President Shiv Kumar Sharma told reporters.Rehmat Ali defeated his Pakistani rival Yousaf Riaz in a 17-minute final bout, Sharma said.Rehmat Ali was awarded a silver Gadda, Patta and cash prize of Rs 11,000 and the runners-up got Rs 10,000.In other main contests, Abdul Gani of Punjab defeated Sumit of Delhi and Kulbir Singh of Jammu defeated Pakistani Safdar Ali of Lahore.Another Pakistani Muhammed Umair of Multan defeated Indian Wrestler Benia of Udhampur.In the six bouts, Indians won five while Pakistanis won one.Minister of Health and Family Welfare Sham Lal Sharma, who was the chief guest on the occasion, praised the organisers for promoting goodwill between the two countries.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

London Olympics: Michael Phelps finally wins gold, breaks Games’ medals record

first_imgMichael Phelps broke the Olympic medals record on Tuesday with his 19th medal as the United States romped to a dominating win in 4x200m freestyle relay at the London Games. With 19 career medals spanning three Olympics, Phelps moved one ahead of Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina, who got her haul in 1956, 1960 and 1964.And he finally got his first gold of these games, bouncing back from the disappointment of settling for silver when he glided at the end of the 200 butterfly earlier on Tuesday.The United States team of Ryan Lochte, Conor Dwyer, Ricky Berens and Phelps on the anchor leg won in 6 minutes, 59.70 seconds. France took the silver in 7:02.77, while China was third in 7:06.30.Phelps now has 15 golds, two silvers and two bronzes.last_img

Eya Laure, Tigresses win a big one for injured teammate Milena Alessandrini

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Jason Perkins hits winner, Phoenix rallies past Magnolia Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Laure, who finished with 15 points, said they have learned to accept Alessandrini’s injury and they made sure they would dedicate their win to their teammate.The Golden Tigresses even sported hair buns the way Alessandrini would in honor of their teammate.Alessandrini landed awkwardly on her left leg causing her knee to buckle in the second set against Far Eastern University Saturday an unfortunate incident that could lead to the sophomore missing the remainder of the season.“When Ate Amiga got injured in the FEU game, if you saw us, our faces were just blank because we were shocked with what happened,” said Laure. “Coach Kung Fu (Reyes) then, talked to us and that was a big thing for the team.”ADVERTISEMENT MANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas suffered a big blow to its campaign just four games into the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament when its star spiker and reigning Rookie of the Year Milena Alessandrini injured her knee.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img And it looked as if things are about to turn for the worse with the Golden Tigresses facing defending champion De La Salle in their first game since Alessandrini went down with a partial ACL tear.The adversities and challenges, however, did little to deter UST as it went on to humiliate the Lady Spikers 25-20, 25-22, 25-17, in a game rookie star Eya Laure described as one of the biggest morale boosters of the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“As a rookie of course, La salle is always up there and they are the defending champions so this win is a big deal for us and not just for me but for the whole team to boost our confidence like this and know that we can do this,” said Laure in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.“This was a big win for us because this really helped our confidence and the trust in ourselves that we can do it.” MOST READ Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash View commentslast_img read more

Will run govt for full term says Nepal Premier K P Oli

first_imgKathmandu: Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on Sunday said he will continue for full five-year term and warned his detractors not to “day dream about toppling” his government. His statement came days before the completion of his two-and-half-year term at the office. In February 2018, Oli became prime minister for the second time, over two months after his Left alliance comprising his party CPN-UML and Nepal Communist Party (NCP) led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ swept the country’s historic parliamentary and local polls. According to media reports, there was a power sharing agreement between the CPN-UML and the NCP under which Oli, after completing his two-and-half-year term at the office, will hand over the premiership to Prachanda for the rest of the tenure of the five-year government. “Don’t worry, I will remain as the Prime Minister of the country till the next election,” Oli said addressing the Parliament. Warning those wishing for his departure, he said, “Don’t day dream about toppling my government. There are people who have been saying that the prime minister is shivering as his tenure is nearing end….I am not going to quit anytime soon,” he said.last_img read more

McAlpine defends views on Dominica says he is simply representing the views

first_img Recommended for you Post Maria: Dominica will rebuild with concrete Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 3, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Frederick McAlpine is now the subject of scrutiny following his remarks in the House of Assembly last week about what should or should not happen as it relates to the students of Dominica, which The Bahamas has pledged to help.   The Member of Parliament for Pineridge shocked the PM and FNM Party Leader with strong words discouraging the move to have the Dominicans in the country; words which many say in reflection seemed to be ignorant of the plan laid out by the Prime Minister Minnis.However, the speech, which was promoted on McAlpine’s Facebook page was one not to be missed, came hours after an impassioned plan, tearfully explained by the country’s leader and which is now being widely accepted as reasonable, though unprecedented for The Bahamas.    It is strongly intimated in at least one write up that pastor McAlpine is embittered because he was not included in the FNM Cabinet of Hubert Minnis, and while the MP admits to being disappointed, he defended that he was not rebuffing the prime minister or rebuking the prime minister but representing the views of his constituents.#McAlpine is quoted saying, ‘the Prime Minister has ears, I came to speak for Pineridge.’   Yesterday, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis visited #Dominica, which last month decimated the island nation leaving even the Prime Minister homeless.#MagneticMediaNews Bahamians applaud MPs for standing up for constituents Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp 27 dead, a dozen missing in Dominica after hurricane Maria Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #McAlpine, Dominicalast_img read more