Dubai Test: Debutant Bilal Asif’s 6-wicket haul puts Pakistan in driver’s seat

first_imgDebutant Bilal Asif ran through Australia’s batting line-up to put Pakistan in a commanding position on the third day of the first Test in Dubai on Tuesday.Resuming on overnight score of 30/0, Australia’s openers started strongly with Usman Khawaja (85) and debutant Aaron Finch (62) adding 142 for the first wicket.Finch’s wicket opened the floodgates and Khawaja too fell soon. No other Australian batsman was able to put up a fight and the visitors were bowled out for 202 after tea. Off-spinner Asif grabbed 6/36 as Australia lost 10 wickets for just 60 runs.Pakistan earned a big lead of 280 runs but didn’t enforce the follow-on.Dubai Test: Day 3 Highlights | ScorecardIn their second innings, Pakistan were reduced to 45/3 at the close of play on Day 3 as they stretched their overall lead to 325.First innings centurion Mohammad Hafeez (17), nightwatchman Bilal Asif (0) and Azhar Ali (4) were all back to pavilion as Jon Holland bagged two wickets while Nathan Lyon got one.Asif dismissed the inexperienced Australia top order, and fast bowler Mohammad Abbas chipped in with 4-29 as the batsmen couldn’t cope with seam or spin on a pitch where Pakistan compiled 482 in their first innings.Khawaja and Finch defied Pakistan in the first session and carried their team from 30 without loss overnight to 137 without loss by lunch.But once Finch drove casually and was caught at short mid-on after lunch, the top order crumbled against Asif’s spin.Finch, who played 93 one-day internationals before earning his first Test cap, showed patience and restraint in accumulating 62 from 161 balls, including five boundaries and a six.advertisementShaun Marsh was next when he drove at Asif and was caught in the slips.Asif then induced a top edge to remove Khawaja, who hit eight fours in his 175-ball innings.Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne, both playing their first Test, fell for ducks against Asif’s brilliance.Abbas then grabbed the wickets of Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle after tea while Asif wrapped up the innings by claiming No. 10 batsman Nathan Lyon.(With inputs from AP)last_img read more

12 days agoReal Madrid defender Jesus Vallejo: Wolves have treated me phenomenally

first_imgReal Madrid defender Jesus Vallejo: Wolves have treated me phenomenallyby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid defender Jesus Vallejo is enjoying his loan with Wolves.Vallejo is delighted with the way he’s been treated in the first months of his deal.He told AS: “Since the first day I have been treated phenomenally. I am very comfortable with the team, the coach and the way we play.”I wanted to live this experience. I spoke with Jony and Adama and Real Madrid strongly recommended me to come here. They told me that I would continue to progress. And of course the Wolves bet influenced. Nuno called me and told me about the project. “It was the club that bet most on me.”I have relied heavily on Jony, Adama, Raúl Jiménez … Here we are like a family because we spend a lot of time together in the sports city, we eat together … It shows.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ma Murray School hopes to hold opening ceremony by early September

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. –  The Peace River North School Board discussed a plan for the opening ceremonies of the new Margaret ‘Ma’ Murray School at a meeting on Monday.The Board pitched the idea of holding the opening ceremony on August 27th, but that could be pushed back until September if Board Trustees were not able to attend. The School Board will also take suggestions from the City of Fort St. John, the Ministry of Education, and BC Hydro on when they think the ceremony should take place, as all three organizations made sizable contributions to the new school.Peace River North MLA Dan Davies and Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier have agreed to tour the school on June 12th, after which they will take part in a meeting with School Board members. The Board also briefly discussed community facilities such as a daycare that would be incorporated in another new Elementary school that is proposed for the City’s Northeast side. Board Chair Erin Davies said that the Ministry of Education has been pushing to have a daycare included in the new school, but has not volunteered to fund it, which has raised questions from the Board. Funding for the daycare will be brought up during the June 12th meeting with the two MLA’s.last_img read more

Peter Vandergugten long time City Council Alderman passed away

first_imgThorlakson says their best times spent together were hunting, “Peter loved hunting” he said and they would often hunt together. Thorlakson recalls that Vandergugten helped with “flushing out his son’s first deer, off the Old Fort Road.” “During those times we could turn off all of the thoughts of politics and problems and you could actually laugh about some of the funny stories, laughter is truly the best medicine.”“You never had to wonder where Peter stood on any issue, he was a strong personality and there were times when we fought like cats and dogs but we remained best friends,” says Thorlakson.Vandergugten tried running for Mayor in approx 1982/84 against Brian Palmer shared Thorlakson and then they both became Aldermen in 1986 serving on City Council for 19 years.”We saw a lot of change and led a lot of chance together which was deeply needed at the times as the City was fundamentally insolvent.”Thorlakson would go on to say, “Peter was one of the toughest guys I ever knew, he fought four battles with cancer and his mental toughness, determination and will power is what led him to beat the first three battles. Peter’s determination was the hallmark of his life, he was a stubborn Dutchman that at times you didn’t like but most of the time you loved” MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. – At 82 years of age, Peter Vandergugten passes away after his fourth battle with Cancer.Steve Thorlakson was a good friend and longtime associate to Vandergugten, they were introduced to each other in 1979 by a mutual friend when Thorlakson first moved to the area. Thorlakson remembers Vandergugten from Council, hunting and “Hoisting a cold one at the Legion”Thorlakson shares “We worked on many projects together. First was Chamber of Commerce which was in deep debt, Peter ran and was elected as President and I became Vice President within a year,” Thorlakson says they managed to pull the Chamber out of debt and triple the membership in approx 1984/85, he says things were really tough in those days and times and it was quite an accomplishment. “Pulling the Chamber together was an effective lobbying force on behalf of business in the area.”last_img read more

Ayurveda cell to address patients grievances

first_imgKolkata: A Pharmaco vigilance cell on Ayurveda has been thrown open at the Central Ayurveda Research Institute for Drug Development (CARIDD) in the city to directly receive complaints from the patients in regard to various Ayurveda drugs.To strengthen knowledge and regular practices about the safety and efficacy of the Ayurveda medicines, the Bengal chapter of the National Ayurveda Studends and Youth Association(NASYA) in collaboration with the CARIDD under CCRAS, Ministry of AYUSH has come up with the unique initiative A seminar was recently organised on Pharmaco vigilance in the city by the All India Institute for Ayurveda along with NASYA and CARIDD when lot of issues relating to the standard of Ayurvedic drugs were discussed. The programme was inaugurated by Dr V Subhos, assistant director (Ayurveda), CARIDD, Kolkata, Dr Prasanta Kumar Sarkar, director , State Medicinal Plant Board and Dr Tapas Kumar Mondal, principal superintendent, Rajib Gandhi memorial Ayurveda College and hospital. Dr Achintya Mitra, research officer (Ayurveda), CARIDD also graced the occasion. The patients can directly visit the cell if they have any issues regarding quality of Ayurveda drugs. There are also plans to start online platform where the patients can lodge their complaints against the medicines prepared by any particular company. If the patients face any side effects after consuming such medicines they can register the complaint. The competent authorities will conduct the probe and will also examine the quality of the medicine. Dr Prasanta Kumar Sarkar delivered a lecture on “Concept and need of Pharmaco vigilance in AYUSH System” during the seminar. Dr Tripathi, professor and head, Dept of Clinical Pharmacology, Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine also delivered his lecture on the topics —”Pharmaco vigilance of Ayurveda, Sidhha, Unani and Homeopathy medicines — program implementation, procedures and operational issues.” Dr Kesab Lal Pradhan, Vice President of NASYA, West Bengal said: “We welcome the move taken by the Union Ayush Ministry to ensure the quality of Ayurveda drugs.”last_img read more

Its time of stand up with judiciary Jaitley on allegations against CJI

first_imgNew Delhi: Accusing institutional disrupters’ of destabilising the institution of Chief Justice of India (CJI) by lending shoulder to unverified allegations against the head of the apex court, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday suggested that those who peddle falsehood should be dealt in an exemplary manner.”It’s Time to Stand up With the Judiciary”, Jaitley said in his blog, a day after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced against CJI Ranjan Gogoi. The Supreme Court even held an extraordinary hearing on Saturday after a former employee of the apex court accused the CJI of sexual harassment and persecution. The former employee has described two incidents of alleged molestation by Gogoi in her affidavit, both of which allegedly took place in October 2018, only days after he was appointed as the CJI. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Jaitley said: “In terms of personal decency, values, ethics and integrity, the present Chief Justice of India is extremely well regarded. Even when critics disagree with his judicial view, his value system has never been questioned. Lending shoulder to completely unverified allegations coming from a disgruntled person with a not-so-glorious track record is aiding the process of destabilisation of the institution of the Chief Justice of India. The minister further said that those who peddle falsehood to destroy the institution are not dealt with in an exemplary manner, this trend will only accelerate. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe incident of a junior ex-lady employee of the Supreme Court making harassment charges against the Chief Justice of India has acquired a disproportionate magnitude , Jaitley said. Such complaints, when they are made in the ordinary course of any administrative functioning, are referred to the appropriate Committee. However, when the complainant distributes copies of her representation to other Judges of the Supreme Court and the media in order to sensationalise her allegations, it ceases to be routine. When four digital media organisations with an unparalleled track record of institutional disruption’ send similar questionnaires to the Chief Justice of India, there is obviously something more than what meets the eye, the minister added. Jaitley regretted that last few years have witnessed the consolidation of institution destabilizers’ in a major way. For the institutional disruptors’ there are no red lines, he wrote. Many of these destabilizers represent Left or ultra-Left views. They have no electoral base or popular support. However, they still have a disproportionate presence in the media and academia. When ousted for mainstream media, they have taken refuge in the digital and social media Even though most of them subscribe to fringe ideologies and ideas, it is regrettable that a section of the Members of the Bar affiliated to the Congress Party tends to join them. Frequent attempts are made to get some Parliamentarians to sign Motion of Impeachment against judges and even the Chief Justice on unsustainable grounds. What has always puzzled me is the Congress lending support to such fringe campaigns , the minister said. Justice Gogoi was sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India on October 3, 2018. He retires on November 17, 2019. Jaitley said India has witnessed a series of attacks by the institution disruptors’ against judges who are unwilling to agree with them. It may not be an exaggeration to say that today both in Court and by creating an environment outside, a mass-intimidation of Judges is on, he said. Stating that reputation is an integral part of a person’s fundamental right to live with dignity, Jaitley said an intimidated judge can fear consequences of a possible view that he is taking.last_img read more

50 of Casablanca city dwellers suffer from Pollutionborne Diseases

first_imgSidi Ifni- According to the daily Al Akhbar newspaper, environmentalists are warning against the prevalent pollution in Casablanca. They are now tolling an alarm bell for the government to intervene.In addition to the notorious reputation that Casablanca has for its dirtiness, city dwellers are complaining about several pollution-borne diseases, such as asthma, eye allergies, Tuberculosis, and respiration problems.Casablanca does not only lack a solid infrastructure and good management, but it also threatens the city dwellers’ health. In an interview, Mohamed Benjelloun, an engineer and environment expert, stated that about 50 % of people living in Casablanca are diagnosed with health problems resulting from dirtiness, rubbish, fume emissions, and debris.“There is at least one sick person in every house in Casablanca. The disease is caused by atmosphere pollution and chemical emissions. If untreated, such health problems can cause much harm,” claims Benjelloun, as quoted by Al Akhbar.“Drinking water”, Benjelloun added, “is in jeopardy, particularly in the presence of trash inside rainwater canals.” Mismanagement and lack of inspection, the expert environmental engineer underscored, are behind the colossal polluted areas of this economic capital.“Treating rubbish and disposing [it] needs scientific studies in order to come up with comprehensive solutions to the pollution that grows more rampant every day in this city,” noted health expert Ghouti Al Aghdaf.According to Ghouti, high density has led the city dwellers to develop serious health problems.“Pollution also includes noise, hearing problems, and polluted air,” Ghouti added.Every year, the majority of the 28 thousand reported cases are found in Casablanca, reported the daily Al Akhbar.“Factories are to blame for what is befalling our city, “ Hicham Himdi, Casablanca resident, told MWN. In contrast, some environmental experts attribute the problem of pollution to the absence of strict laws and inspection committees that can limit the spread of this phenomenon. Others state that foreign factories aggravate the situation by evading fines through corruption. It is worth noting that King Mohamed VI has already drawn Moroccans’ attention in one of his speeches regarding the dirtiness and mismanagement of the economic capital of Morocco, Casablanca.last_img read more