A new look at the “vital signs” of Earth’s climate reveals a stark picture of declining health. As global temperatures rise, so do sea level and the amount of heat trapped in the ocean’s upper layers. Meanwhile, mountain glaciers and Arctic sea ice are melting away beneath an atmosphere where concentrations of three key planet-warming greenhouse gases continue to rise.“Data show that the climate is changing more rapidly now than it has at any time in the historical record,” says Thomas Karl, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina. “The numbers speak for themselves.”The numbers speak pretty loudly, too. Depending on which data set scientists look at, 2013 falls somewhere between the second warmest and sixth warmest year since record keeping began in 1880. Global sea level reached a new record high last year—about 3.8 centimeters (1.5 inches) above the average measured by satellites between 1993 and 2010. Overall, sea level is rising about 3 millimeters (one-eighth of an inch) each year. And for the 23rd straight year, mountain glaciers on the whole lost more ice than they gained, says Jessica Blunden of ERT Inc., who works with Karl at the climate monitoring agency in Asheville. “Changes in these [glaciers] are visible and obvious signs of climate change,” Blunden says.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The new study, State of the Climate in 2013, was released online today in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. The detailed, peer-reviewed analysis was based on data from environmental monitoring stations on land, sea, and ice and from sensors on satellites and planes. More than 400 scientists from 57 countries contributed to the report. (Previous State of the Climate reports, issued annually since 1991, can be found here.)Increases in the levels of three key greenhouse gases are likely to be the root of recent warming, scientists suggest. The global average concentration of carbon dioxide reached more than 395 parts per million last year, a 2.8 ppm increase over 2012 levels, according to the new report. Levels of both methane and nitrous oxide (N2O), which on a pound-for-pound basis trap heat more effectively than CO2, rose last year about 0.3%. (Nevertheless, about two-thirds of the atmosphere’s heat-trapping power comes from CO2, which is much more prevalent than the other two gases, the researchers report. Carbon dioxide levels are now in uncharted territory, the scientists say: Ice core records reveal that until the early 20th century, CO2 concentrations hadn’t risen above 300 ppm during the previous 800,000 years.)From pole to pole, few parts of the globe are being spared warm-up. In the Eurasian Arctic, average temperatures last summer ranged between 1°C and 3°C warmer than the average temperatures there from 2007 through 2012. Fairbanks, Alaska, had a record number of days (36) in which the daily high temperature reached 27°C (80°F) or higher. All that warmth is seeping into the ground, too. Permafrost temperatures measured 20 meters below ground at many sites in Alaska reached record highs last year, the scientists report. And 2013’s Arctic sea ice coverage in September, the month it usually falls to its lowest for the year, was 18% below the average coverage for that month from 1981 through 2010. Although not a record low amount, the scientists note that September sea ice coverage is declining almost 14% per decade since satellites started measuring sea ice extent in 1979.At the other end of Earth, 2013’s average annual temperature at the South Pole was –47.4°C (–53.3°F): chilly, yes, but nevertheless a record high since scientists started collecting weather data there in 1957.In between, China, Japan, and South Korea suffered their warmest summer on record, and Australia really suffered: With large swaths of the Land Down Under tallying summertime highs above 45°C (113°F), Australia had its warmest year since record keeping began in 1910.The amount of heat stored in the upper 700 meters of the world’s oceans, which has increased substantially over the past 2 decades, also reached a record level last year. That increased heat content helps boost the strength of typhoons and hurricanes, Karl suggests. In the next couple of months, he notes, NOAA will release a report that discusses how climate change might be related to several episodes of extreme weather last year.
33rd stumping for MS Dhoni in T20I cricket; the most by any keeper. He went past Kamran Akmal’s tally of 32 stumpings in T20Is. #ENGvIND— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) July 3, 2018Brief Scorecard: England 159-8; 20 overs ( J.Buttler 69(46); K.Yadav 5-24) India 163-2; 18.2 overs (KL Rahul 101*(54); A.Rashid 1-25)Read Also:Cricket: Top executive to step down from post after 2019 ICC World CupCricket: Sachin Tendulkar sends his birthday wishes to the Turbanator AdvertisementImage Courtesy: DNA IndiaThe Men In Blue continued their dominance from Ireland after a comprehensive 8-wicket victory over the Three Lions. Kuldeep Yadav (5-24) and KL Rahul (101*) were the standout performers for India with the ball and bat respectively.Asking the English to bat first after winning the toss, Virat Kohli and co. had their plans executed to perfection despite a rocket-fueled start provided by the in-form pair of Jason Roy and Jos Buttler.It was the Yadav show after the powerplay, wherein Umesh Yadav broke the opening partnership before making way over to Kuldeep Yadav who managed to pick up 5 wickets to bring down the middle order.Few lusty blows by David Willey, helped England reach a total of 159-8, which was below par on a rather flat surface at the Old Trafford.Shikhar Dhawan’s tryst with edges did not seem to come to an end after the flamboyant left-hander fell victim to David Willey’s swing in the first over itself.In-form batsman KL Rahul oozed class from the very first ball to grace aggression and safety at the same time. The Kings XI Punjab batsman shared a 123 run stand for the second wicket alongside Rohit Sharma who played second fiddle in his knock of 32 off 30 balls.Special touch from @klrahul11. Making batting look very easy. A combination of great balance and good temperament. #ENGvIND— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 3, 2018The English bowling line-up had no answer to Rahul’s assault as the batsman waltzed his way to mark his second T20I hundred in just 53 balls. The Men In Blue managed to pick up the eventual victory with 10 balls to spare.This Indian batting line up – ❤️— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) July 3, 2018 Advertisement
Hyderabad, Dec 12 (PTI) The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly in association with MAEERs MIT School of Government, Pune would be organising a National Womens Parliament -2017 for three days from February 10 at Amaravati, the states permanent capital city.All women Members of Parliament and Legislative Assemblies of all states in the country, along with over 10,000 girl students from colleges of higher education would participate in the deliberations, AP Assembly Speaker K Sivaprasad told reporters here today.”Almost half of Indias young generation are women and though they are the largest democracy in the world, women in India find themselves under-represented and far-removed from decision making levels,” he said.”Women face many political, socio-economic, ideological and psychological obstacles in undertaking leadership roles. There is a dire need to remove these obstacles…,” the Speaker said.The National Womens Parliament (NWP) would be a common and non-political platform for women from diverse background like politics, education, sports, industry, media, cinema, arts and culture, judiciary and young aspiring girl students to share their experiences and knowledge in the area of womens social economic and political empowerment, he said.Many eminent speakers are likely to participate in the event. They include Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu kyi, American businesswoman and philanthropist Melinda Gates, Indra Nooyi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Haseena, he said.Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Dalai Lama, Union Ministers M Venkaiah Naidu, Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani, Delhi High Court Chief Justice G Rohini, sports personalities Sachin Tendulkar and PV Sindhu have confirmed their participation, he said. PTI SJR RMTadvertisement
Arsene Wenger ended months of speculation about his future on Wednesday by signing a new two-year deal with Arsenal that will keep the Frenchman at the Emirates Stadium until 2019.”I love this club and I am looking forward to the future with optimism and excitement,” the 67-year-old said in a statement issued by the Premier League club to confirm the extension.Wenger’s contract had been due to expire at the end of the 2016/17 season and he had faced regular questions about his intentions, with supporters divided on whether he should stay or stand down.”We are looking at what we do well and how we can be stronger everywhere. This is a strong group of players, and with some additions we can be even more successful,” said the Frenchman.”We’re committed to mounting a sustained league challenge and that will be our focus this summer and next season.”Arsenal came fifth in the Premier League this season, the first time they have finished outside the top four and failed to qualify for Champions League play since Wenger took over at the club in 1996.However, Wenger was given a boost by Saturday’s 2-1 win over champions Chelsea in the FA Cup final and was given the backing of the club’s board at a meeting on Tuesday.”Our ambition is to win the Premier League and other major trophies in Europe. It’s what the fans, players, staff, manager and board expect and we won’t rest until that is achieved,” said majority owner Stan Kroenke.advertisement”Arsene is the best person to help us make that happen. He has a fantastic track record and has our full backing.”Wenger has been Arsenal manager for 21 years, winning three Premier League titles and a record seven FA Cup trophies.But it is 13 years since his last league triumph, the 2003/04 season when Arsenal went without a single loss, and some fans have called this season for him to be replaced.Wenger’s first task now will be to decide on the future of two of his key players, Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, who have both been linked with moves away from the club and have just one year left on their deals.He will also be expected to sign new recruits to ensure his side are back among the contenders next season.Arsenal said the Frenchman and chief executive Ivan Gazidis had conducted a full review of the club’s on and off field activities “to identify areas for improvement to build a sustained title challenge.”Gazidis said there was no complacency.”Our goal is to compete for and win trophies here and in Europe. Everything we do is designed to make that happen, and we will be working hard on and off the pitch this summer to improve and make a strong challenge next season,” he said.
NEW YORK — A new-look lineup was a real big hit with the New York Mets.Heralded prospect Michael Conforto went 4-for-4 for his first big league hits and Kelly Johnson homered into the upper deck in his Mets’ debut, powering New York past the Los Angeles Dodgers 15-2 on July 25.Slumping at the plate most of the season, the Mets erupted for 21 hits, their most since 2010.“This is one of those nights where everything went right for us,” Manager Terry Collins said. “You’re going to have them once in a while and you need them.”Lucas Duda homered twice for the Mets in their highest-scoring game since April 2013, and their biggest run total ever against the Dodgers.Johnson got two hits and Juan Uribe had one, a day after the Mets acquired them in a trade with Atlanta.A night after going hitless in his major league debut, Conforto broke loose.“This was more about what I was dreaming about,” the outfielder said. “I couldn’t have pictured it any better tonight. A lot of firsts tonight.”Conforto doubled twice, walked and scored four runs. Kirk Nieuwenhuis got four hits and drove in four runs and Daniel Murphy homered with three RBIs.Matt Harvey (9-7) doubled, singled and drove in two runs. He pitched seven innings as the Mets ended a three-game losing streak.Harvey also became the first pitcher in Mets history to record three straight two-RBI games. “For us, today was a big win and obviously everybody contributed,” Harvey said. “I think that was a huge team win for us.”Zach Lee (0-1) was tagged in his major league debut, allowing four runs in the first inning. He gave up seven runs and 11 hits in 4 2-3 innings after being pressed into starting duty.“Babe Ruth could have come and tried to get those boys out, but it wasn’t going to happen, not tonight,” Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins said. “They didn’t really miss pitches, they were barreled, loud, good thing for us it was only one loss.”Lee pitched while the Dodgers reshuffled their rotation. All-Star ace Zack Greinke was scheduled to pitch July 24, but returned to Los Angeles to be with his wife for the birth of their first child.On July 26, Greinke starts with a shutout streak of 43 2-3 innings.Duda homered twice in a game for the third time this season. Ruben Tejada added three hits.Rookie Joc Pederson hit his 21st home run for the Dodgers and Rollins homered for the third straight day against the Mets.Conforto got up with the bases loaded in the first inning. He hit a grounder off Lee’s glove and beat the throw to first for an RBI single — after crossing the bag, he glanced back to verify that first base umpire Manny Gonzalez had called him safe, and appeared to smile after confirming so.(CHARLES O’BRIEN)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Asian Games gold medallist Swapna Barman on Friday urged the West Bengal government to help her get a house in Kolkata near her training base.Barman, who became the first Indian athlete to clinch heptathlon gold at Asian Games in Indonesia, has been promised Rs 10 lakh and a government job from the state government.The prize money had come in for a lot of criticism with Haryana offering Rs 3 crore to each of their gold medalists while neighbouring Odisha also announced Rs 3 crore to sprinter Dutee Chand who won two silver medals.However, Barman refused to comment on the reward announced by the government.”I have no comments. I have heard that the government has promised jobs to me and my brother. I have got a lot of offers and I am yet to decide,” Barman told reporters on the sidelines of her felicitation function at the SAI complex.Also read – Swapna Barman’s Asian Games 2018 gold treads a new path for homecomingAsked whether she has anything she wants from the state government, she said: “My only wish is to have a permanent residence near the SAI complex (in Salt Lake). I stay at the SAI complex now but if my performance is not there, I won’t have a place to stay. So it would be hugely beneficial if the government could help me get a house.”Barman said the turning point in her career was in 2015 when she left home with a lot of frustration and did not return for three months.advertisement”Sir (Subhash Sarkar) called me several times and urged me to come back to Jalpaiguri. I am very short-tempered. I had almost given up but I returned only for Sir. This day would not have come if I did not listen to him that day,” she recalled.Also read – Asian Games 2018: Swapna Barman wins India’s first ever gold in heptathlonAsked about the winning moment in Jakarta, Barman said it was while running the 800m she realised she was going to clinch the gold.Meanwhile, Barman’s coach Subhas Sarkar said the heptathlete will undergo a series of medical tests and may opt for surgery if required on her problematic lower back.Barman has been having problems at her lumbar (lower back) region since the 2017 Asian Championships in Bhubaneswar where she had won a gold and was also carrying minor knee injuries.”Last time, I did not take the risk of surgery because of the Asian Games but now we will see what is her condition. She may have to go for a surgery we will see what the doctors advice after MRI and CT scans,” Sarkar said.Also read – Poverty-stricken Barmans look at bright future after Swapna’s Asiad goldSarkar said Barman’s medical treatment was the priority now.”Bhangachora gari niye besi dur egono jabena (Can’t run with a broken car). She can collapse if she competes now,” he said.”I have not kept any major competition for her in 2019. I will not make her compete till she fully recovers. The priority is to make her injury free for which she may even have to go through surgery,” he added.Barman will first seek an appointment from a dentist to treat her tooth infection which also had bothered her in Jakarta and then head home in Jalpaiguri for a break of one to two weeks.”It will be quite an emotional thing as I will meet my family after more than a year (after winning gold at Asian Championships in July last year). My mother always asks ‘tui bhalo achis toh’ (hope you are doing well). I am missing them a lot,” she said.After she returns to Kolkata from home, Barman and her coach will travel to Mumbai to meet Dr Anant Joshi to ascertain the exact nature of her injuries.Sarkar said as of now an Olympic medal is too far-fetched a dream for Barman.”The realistic aim is to break the national record and score 6300-plus next year. She can achieve if she keeps her focus,” he said.The coach recalled the plight Barman underwent a few months back as Barman was on the verge of being ruled out days before her Asian Games departure.”We have been making rounds to Mumbai for her treatment and I was told that she should skip as it would be quite an embarrassment if she pulls out in Jakarta. There would have been questions.”Such was the situation that Barman had to undergo trials on July 16, Sarkar recalled.advertisement”But she passed the trials with flying colours. Then after landing in Jakarta, the toothache surfaced. I told her to give her best and compete without targeting medals,” Sarkar said.(With PTI inputs)
Virat Kohli has a hard and clear message for the Indian batsmen — they need to bat better collectively to have any chance of winning the remaining Test matches against Australia. India and Australia will go head-to-head in the Boxing Day Test, the third of the four-match series, starting December 26 with the series level at 1-1. India had won the first Test at Adelaide while Australia took the honours in the second at Perth to go level.In the first two Tests itself, the shortcomings of the Indian batsmen came to foray when they required individual brilliance of Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli to keep them afloat. Other than Pujara, Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane and some resillience from Hanuma Vihari, Indian batsmen failed to apply themselves in the middle and that cost them in a match that saw Australian batsmen put up a mighty fight.Ahead of the important Boxing Day Test, Kohli has told his batsmen that they need pile up runs on the board for their bowlers to have anything to work with.”It is very important for batsmen to stand up, because as everyone can see, our bowling has been performing really well. Otherwise, the bowlers won’t be able to do anything with the totals that we have been compiling,” Kohli said on the eve of the third Test.”If we are batting second, we will try to take the lead or get as close to the opposition total as possible. If you equal a big score, then it becomes a second-innings’ match and if you take a good first-innings lead, then you can capitalize on that.advertisement”The batsmen must step up collectively. I won’t say individually whether someone needs to do that or not, but as a batting unit, we have to definitely put up a better performance.”The Indian captain made it clear that neither his team’s Adelaide victory nor the Perth defeat will have any bearing when Melbourne Test starts.”As a team, I don’t think whether you are 2-0 up or 2-0 down or 1-1, what’s happened in the past has no significance at all to what’s going to happen in the next two Tests or what’s going to happen in the next Test which is quite immediate.”The key is to stay in the moment, stay in the present, understand and remember why you won the first Test, which was because of us being in the present moment,” the skipper reiterated what he has often stressed.Nathan Lyon with 16 wickets in two Tests have been India’s chief tormentor so far and Kohli praised the off-spinner for his effort.”Lyon is a very good bowler. He consistently bowls in good areas. So we have to have our plans against such a bowler so that we can also explore scoring options because if he is allowed to bowl at one spot for a long time, he becomes even more dangerous.”These things you need to figure out constantly – who is bowling well in a particular series and what your plans should be against him. He has definitely bowled very well from the opposition.What makes Lyon special is the fact that he plays most of his Test matches in Australia. “For a spinner to bowl so well in Australia is a huge thing. We are taking it as a challenge, and we definitely want to improve our play against him. We have put in the effort in practice, it now matters who we execute those on the field.”As I said, if there is a challenge coming your way, you try and counter it. That’s our effort – if we have been dismissed in a particular way, not repeat that mode of dismissal. As cricketers, that is all you can do,” Kohli further said.Last time when India played at the MCG, the Test ended in a draw even though Kohli and Rahane had scored hundreds.”Last time the pitch played a big part in not being able to have a result either ways, for both sides. But seeing the pitch now, it has much more grass than it had last time and I hope that it is a lively pitch.”I hope it does as much as it did in the first two games because as a side, you always know that you are in for a result that way. The surface, what I saw yesterday, looked pretty dry underneath. There is a good coverage of grass, which should keep the surface intact,” Kohli seemed hopeful.advertisementFor Kohli, a pitch should have enough in it to keep the bowlers interested on all five days of a Test match.”I think it should have enough for the bowlers to stay interested on all days of the Test match and hopefully, it’s a much more lively wicket than the last time we played here,” he opined.Kohli will be playing his second Boxing Day Test Down Under and seemed pretty excited about it.”It’s amazing [as an occasion]. Obviously, day one is the most anticipated day and we are expecting a lot of people to come in, maybe 80,000-plus. So I have experienced that twice before.”It’s definitely a magical day to step on the field, the national anthems for both teams, and you can sense the energy in the stadium. For me, that is my most favourite personal moment of the Boxing Day, when the anthems are sung, you are standing on the field and there are so many people around you. Definitely, it is one of the most iconic Test matches and we are very happy to be a part of that,” he added.(With PTI inputs)
“It felt great to be able to contribute. They played a different defense than what they thought they were going to give us. We had to go into halftime, make adjustments and run some plays that we knew would work against their defense.“[The fan and sideline support] is really important because it gives us extra energy out on the field. Knowing that the sideline is hyped and the fans are really loud. It gives us extra energy.”WR Jalen McCleskey talks about the Cowboys’ 17-point comeback win. #okstate pic.twitter.com/3Sc3QLIbF1— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) October 9, 2016Halfway through the year McCleskey is on pace to have just under 1,000 all-purpose yards and eight touchdowns. He has become an integral piece of OSU’s offense and proved that once again on Saturday in Stillwater. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Jalen McCleskey had five catches for 74 yards and a TD on Saturday against Iowa State including a score at the beginning of the fourth quarter that pulled OSU to within three points. He said something after the game that Mason Rudolph also said which is that Iowa State’s defense was not playing how OSU thought it would.“It feels great knowing the fist half we cam out kind of flat,” said McCleskey. “We weren’t moving the ball how we wanted to. In the second half Coach Yurcich and all the coaches made great adjustments.The defense was getting turnovers and stops. We kept fighting. We started making plays towards the end of the third and fourth quarter, and we came out on top.”
India vs South Africa 1st T20I Live Streaming: When and where to watch live telecastIndia vs South Africa 1st T20I Live Streaming, telecast: The last time these two teams faced each other in the shortest format of the game was in 2018 when India had beaten the Proteas 2-1 in the three-match series played in South Africa.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk DharamsalaSeptember 15, 2019UPDATED: September 15, 2019 11:44 IST India vs South Africa 1st T20I Live Streaming (Courtesy by BCCI)Virat Kohli will be venturing into the unknown with a clean slate, where a few seasoned hands will be backing a group of immensely talented youngsters, in his quest for World T20 title which begins with a three-match bilateral series against South Africa here on Sunday.The 3-0 series win against the West Indies could be called a pre-cursor as it was just after enduring a disappointing end to their ODI World Cup campaign.The real battle begins now with this series against Quinton de Kocks and Kagiso Rabadas, who are also in the midst of a tough transition phase.When will the 1st T20I between India and South Africa begin?India vs South Africa 1st T20I will start from 6:30 PM IST on Sunday, September 15.Where I can watch India vs South Africa 1st T20I live?India vs South Africa 1st T20I can be watched on the Star Sports Network.How can I watch India vs South Africa 1st T20I online?Star Sports Network will provide the live streaming for India vs South Africa 1st T20I.Where can I follow India vs South Africa 1st T20I live?You can follow live updates and scores for India vs South Africa 1st T20I on www.indiatoday.in/sports.Where will the India vs South Africa 1st T20I be played?The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association stadium will host the 1st T20I between India and South Africa.What are the squads for India vs South Africa 1st T20I?advertisementIndia: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, K.L. Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar and Navdeep Saini.South Africa: Quinton de Kock (c), Rassie van der Dussen (vc), Temba Bavuma, Junior Dala, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, George Linde.Also Read | Captain Virat Kohli and a few youngsters begin World T20 preparationAlso Read | India aim to continue T20I domination in first tie against South AfricaAlso Read | He cares for Indian cricket: Virat Kohli on MS Dhoni’s futureFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs South AfricaFollow India vs South Africa live streamingFollow live streaming of ind vs sa
One of our new year’s resolutions was to be more eco and sustainability conscious. These kinds of resolutions creep in to all parts of our life, even our pants! When we were looking for new underwear, undershirts and socks, instead of going to Target for a pack of Hanes, we looked for a company that was doing a little more to keep our Earth in the right orbit. PACT is out to make a positive change in the world.Co-Founder Jeff Denby had been working in the manufacturing business for some time and was constantly questioning working conditions and environmental policies. When he started PACT (the name comes from wanting to make an im-PACT) he wanted to make sure the process was positive from ‘seed to shelf’.The tees we bought consist of 60% organic cotton/40% recycled polyester. No pesticides, no fertilizer, no bleaches, no sweatshops were used in making this tee! That goes for the rest of the line as well.The good doesn’t end there. PACT has different causes each season and the tags on our drawers came with information about Grow Urban Gardens, a project to build 100 urban gardens across America. Another cause they work with is Whole Planet Foundation which helps low-income entrepreneurs who want to start their own businesses.For Spring/Summer 2014, PACT is going all the way back to the source – their farmers. In India, PACT organic cotton is produced by Chetna Organic, a cooperative of small family farms. PACT will be supporting a variety of social projects in cotton-growing villages to help build strong vibrant communities. All of their Spring/Summer 2014 prints are inspired by their farming communities and the grand outdoors, such as the butterfly print and the trail stripe.So next time you need to re-up on on your skivvies, head to PACT and do your part to change the world, one sock at a time. The Best Father and Son Matching Outfits Editors’ Recommendations How 2 Brooklynites are Reviving an Iconic Midwestern Supper Club Why Mental Health Matters (and Why It’s Time to Change Our Perspective) The Best New-School Kentucky Distilleries Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea)
OTTAWA – Long hours. A male-dominated workplace. Precarious employment. Alcohol. A culture of silence.The Canadian Press surveyed those working in the offices of MPs, senators and cabinet ministers in Ottawa, asking them to share their experiences with sexual misconduct on Parliament Hill and their thoughts on the surrounding culture. Here’s some of what the respondents — who completed the survey in anonymity — had to say.— “It is a workplace, but there is widespread alcohol before, during and after official duties are carried out. Is there any other workplace in Canada where consuming alcohol on the job is acceptable, and even promoted by management (MPs in this case)?”— “Save your voice for when it counts, when it’s silent, when someone needs you, or when you need to speak up. Don’t waste this opportunity.”— “I am concerned that this movement could have some unintended, negative consequences for female staffers. I have already heard male parliamentarians say they will no longer hire female staffers and it is difficult for us to break into legislative work as it is.”— “Partisanship can be an ugly beast that prevents us from standing up for ourselves. It’s not right. We, staffers, deserve a safe and harassment free workplace just as does anyone else.”— “The whisper network is very real. As soon as I got a job on the Hill, friends who already worked there started telling me stories and giving me names of MPs and staffers to avoid. It was never in a gossipy way, simply friends trying to help me protect myself.”— “As a male working on the Hill for many years, it has become apparent to me that women speak of and warn each other about male abusers. The fact that they talk about it between themselves, yet haven’t felt able to disclose publicly, condemns our system and all of us and it’s tragic.”— “I find there are a fair amount of ‘stories of stories,’ but very little actual first-person or directly witnessed events.”— “In my experience what has bothered me the most are the comments and jokes of a sexual or sexist nature that come out of the blue and unexpectedly turn a formal work situation into an uncomfortable, embarrassing, or humiliating situation (usually, but not always, for women). As a staffer, you are expected to laugh it off or be branded as uptight or not to be trusted.”— “Ever since the #MeToo movement has come to Parliament Hill, I have noticed a change surrounding how male MPs treat me. I feel even more disrespected because instead of staring at my chest, they’ll refuse eye contact or take the next elevator to avoid being alone with me. It makes me equally uncomfortable that so many men have to do that to control themselves. I think the solution to this is to promote more women and give more men female bosses so that they learn to respect women and take them seriously.”— Follow @smithjoanna on Twitter
SAN FRANCISCO — A fare war between Uber and Lyft has led to billions of dollars in losses for both ride-hailing companies as they fight for passengers and drivers.But in one way it has been good for investors who snatched up the newly public companies’ stock: The losses have scared off the competition, giving the leaders a duopoly in almost every American city.The two San Francisco companies have already lost a combined $13 billion. And with no clear road to profits ahead, no one else has much of an incentive to mount a challenge using the same model relying on people driving their own cars to pick up passengers that summon them on a smartphone app, said Susan Shaheen, co-director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley.Even if another rival dared enter the market, it would likely be difficult to raise enough money to pose a viable threat after Uber and Lyft spent the past decade pulling in billions of dollars from venture capitalists. And in the past six weeks, they raised an additional $10.4 billion in their recently completed initial public offerings of stock.“There’s only a duopoly because both companies have enough capital to compete with each other and no one else does,” said Gartner analyst Michael Ramsey.It’s likely to remain that way until any of dozens of companies trying to create self-driving cars refines their technology so they can launch a network of robotic taxis that removes human drivers from the equation. That breakthrough could enable them to slash their fares below the prices currently being charged by Uber and Lyft.Google spin-off Waymo has made no secret of its intention to muscle its way into the ride-hailing market with a fleet of self-driving cars built on technology that it has been working on for the past decade. Waymo launched a ride-hailing service with robotic vans in the Phoenix area five months ago, but only 1,000 people are currently allowed to use it.Besides being on the leading edge of bringing robotic vehicles to market, Waymo also is backed by more money than Uber and Lyft have combined. Waymo is owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., which is sitting on $113 billion in cash.In its IPO document, Uber listed Waymo as a potential threat along with Tesla, General Motors’ Cruise Automation and Apple. Lyft also cited Waymo and Apple among the companies that could undercut its position as the second largest ride-hailing service.But most experts believe it will still be many more years before self-driving car technology reaches the point that it can support a large fleet of robotaxis.Until then, the U.S. duopoly is likely to continue, giving Uber and Lyft the luxury of focusing on growth rather than turning a profit, analysts said. That means ride-hailing fares in the U.S. are likely to remain below the actual cost of providing the service, a boon for consumers.“These subsidies will continue as long as each company believes they will be gaining new customers by having a lower price,” says Alejandro Ortiz, principal analyst at SharesPost. “The story now is growth, but growth is expensive.”Eventually, though, investor pressure will mount on the companies to make money, and doing that almost certainly will require higher prices for their rides.On the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi hinted that it will be three to five years before the company pivots to a focus on profit. That timetable hasn’t been well received on Wall Street so far. Lyft’s stock has fallen 29% below its IPO price of six weeks ago, and Uber flopped in its stock market debut Friday as its shares slipped by almost 8% per cent.Markets with only one or two dominant players often create situations for companies to abuse their power or attempt to stifle competition. Regulators and legislators around the world argue that’s already happened in many corners of technology, with Facebook having a seemingly impenetrable stronghold in social networking, Google dominating search and Amazon controlling a wide swath of online shopping.That has stirred calls to break up some of the companies, especially Facebook, whose own co-founder, Chris Hughes, recently argued his former company has become too powerful for society’s good.For now, Uber and Lyft have been drawing upon all the money that they have raised from investors to keep prices relatively low, creating a barrier for smaller-scale competitors without the capital to sustain massive losses.Take Austin, Texas, for instance. In 2016, Uber and Lyft pulled out of the city after voters approved regulations on ride-hailing companies, including fingerprint background checks for drivers. Four competitors stepped in to give rides in tech-savvy Austin, including two local companies. But the following year, Texas legislators passed a looser state law that superseded Austin’s, and Uber and Lyft came back.Shortly after their return, three of the competitors, Boston-based Fasten, locally owned GetMe and Phoenix-based Fare stopped operations, and the remaining one, non-profit RideAustin, lost thousands of its riders.“It was a matter of a couple months and those three companies were gone,” said Chris Simek, an associate research scientist with the Texas A&M University Transportation Institute, who co-authored a study of Uber and Lyft’s impact on ride-hailing in Austin.Uber hasn’t been as successful thwarting competition outside the U.S. It has waved a white flag during the past three years in Russia , China and parts of Southeast Asia by selling its services in those parts of the world to stronger rivals.Lyft hasn’t expanded outside North America yet, so it faces few other competitors besides Uber in the U.S.Via has managed to carve out a niche by running a pooled ride system in New York, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, and it contracts to provide transit in about 70 cities worldwide. It competes most directly in New York, where Uber and Lyft also offer pooled services that transport multiple riders.Via specializes in carrying up to six passengers at a time, largely in vans, and is growing because it can do a more efficient job carrying more people, said spokeswoman Gabrielle McCaig. Still, the company is losing money as it invests in growing the business, she said.And so it remains, at least for now, that Uber and Lyft will occupy the ride-hailing industry’s driver’s seat.“It is hard to see a third or fourth player coming in at this point,” said D.A. Davidson analyst Tom White. “I think we are looking at a duopoly in North America.”__Krisher reported from Detroit.Tom Krisher And Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press
The United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has scheduled hearings in Arusha, Tanzania, to listen to appeals in two genocide cases, the UN court announced today.On Tuesday, the Tribunal is scheduled to hear an appeal by the Prosecution against the acquittal of Ignace Bagilishema, a former Rwandan mayor who had been charged with seven counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of the Geneva Conventions.Later next week, the defence for George Rutaganda, an Interahamwe militia leader, will appeal his conviction and sentence of life imprisonment for genocide and crimes against humanity.Following those hearings, the Tribunal’s trial judges and appellate judges will hold a meeting with Chief Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte and Registrar Adama Dieng. The session is expected to discuss and adopt proposed amendments to the rules of procedure and evidence in an effort to streamline the court’s proceedings.
16-year-old Reaz ShawOne month after being struck by a speeding minibus along the Annandale Public Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD), 16-year-old Reaz Shaw of Lot 35 Annandale Public Road, ECD is paralyzed from the waist down.This was confirmed by the teen’s father Yacoob Shaw who spoke with this publication on Saturday.Shaw, a security guard attached to the Agriculture Ministry stated that his son was released from the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation on Friday but there has been no signs of improvement in his son’s condition ever since the accident.“Right now he can’t do nothing, he can’t talk, can’t walk, can’t eat, we does gah feed he with a tube. He could only use liquids like soup and juice and suh. He not even opening his eyes”, the father stated.The older Shaw, told this publication that even though it’s been a difficult task financially for the family to take care of the teen they are just hoping and praying for the best at this time.Further the man explained that while his son was still hospitalized, suspected relatives of the minibus driver, who is still on the run, visited them and offered a sum of money to compensate the teenager.“De man family come and say how they want give we 3 million, I told them 6 cause every day we have to get money to buy thing for him and we have to travel and all them things. We been doing that since the accident happen, dah is nah no money man”.“They come with a lawyer and telling me tek the money that they offering but that can’t compensate we. He gah use a tube to eat, every day we gah prepare soup and juice and suh”. He explained.The teen’s mother Zahida Hussain also related that due to the accident Shaw- the last of four children- has been diagnosed with brain hemorrhaging (bleeding in the brain) and also fractured bones. He would have also sustained injures to his lungs.According to her, the doctors have confirmed that as a result of the severe head injuries that he is not responding.Hussain explained that she too has had a series of medical illnesses which makes it more difficult to take care of the 16-year-old.Meanwhile, the minibus involved in the accident fled the scene after the accident. Days after it was finally located covered in tarpaulin under a house at Mon Repos, ECD.The driver was nowhere to be seen but he was identified as a Chinese National.It is believed that his wife encouraged him to hide the minibus but more so, to leave Guyana at once. Police sources confirmed that they might have fled to Suriname.Nevertheless, the Chinese Association reportedly approached the relatives of the dead teenager and offered them $1.5 million but the family has since refused that as well.Police have not yet been able to locate the minibus driver.On December 10, the two young men went to a nearby shop to purchase an item and on their way back on their motorcycle, they were struck from behind by a white Toyoto Hiace Pitbull Minibus which did not stop.Both the men were taken to the GPHC where Shaw’s his friend, Karmachand Khemraj died while receiving medical attention.Shaw was admitted in an unconscious state. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTop Cop warns drivers against escaping from accident scenesDecember 16, 2018In “Crime”Police hunt Chinese National involved in Annandale fatal accidentDecember 14, 2018In “Crime”Father of 2 killed in hit and runDecember 31, 2018In “Crime”
BREDA FLOOD IS a school principal from Wexford who has never smoked.However, she has required emergency medical care because of cigarettes.Speaking at a press briefing organised by a number of health organisations and charities, she noted that smoking is the most dangerous trigger for asthma attacks which claim the life of one person a week in Ireland. They also result in thousands more sufferers being hospitalised.She tells her own personal story of the dangers of passive smoking. (YouTube: SineadOCarrollTJ)Read: Counterfeit cigarette packs ‘so good’ professionals can’t tell the difference
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Associate professor of the University of Thessaloniki, Thomas Savvidis, is currently visiting Australia and will give his final lecture this Sunday in Melbourne. Here for a week long, four part lecture series, Mr Savvidis will give the lecture ‘Refugees/Thessaloniki: The new homeland of Asia Minor refugees’ on Sunday. Born in northern Greece, Mr Savvidis has devoted his life’s work to utilising ancient Greek literature as a source of scientific knowledge in the field of sciences. He has also recently published a book entitled The Pontian Diet, the Mastic of Chios and Homer’s Vine. When: Sunday 30 November, 3.00 pm Where: Pontiaki Estia, 540 Sydney Road, Brunswick
click to enlarge In one day, 53 firefighters packed up two fire houses and left behind the stations they knew and loved. That day, Jan. 23, Vancouver’s two new fire stations were deemed complete — complete enough, anyway, to unlock the doors and put the state-of-the-art facilities into service.“It’s definitely still a work in progress,” said Vancouver firefighter and paramedic Pete Adams. “We’re getting there, though.”Fire Stations 1 and 2 were rebuilt to the tune of $15 million. The process took a little more than a year.Fire Station 1 is now at 2607 Main St., and Fire Station 2 has been moved to 2106 Norris Road. Station 1 was previously at 900 W. Evergreen Blvd. and Station 2 was at 400 E. 37th St.Vancouver Fire Chief Joe Molina said the crews are excited to be in their new spaces but feel the stations are “too nice” for them.“It’s kind of like moving from an apartment to a mansion,” Molina said.The new stations not only feature separate bunk rooms and community rooms, but technological advances, as well. Perhaps one of the most outstanding new features, Molina said, is the new zone alarm system. The system only wakes those bunks of firefighters who need to respond to late-night fire calls. In the past, everyone heard the alarm regardless of who was next in line to respond.Fire Station 1 has an additional feature: traffic control.“When we were looking at this location, I was like, ‘How are we going to get out of here?’” Molina said.The station is equipped with a button that stops the lights at East Fourth Plain Boulevard, Broadway and Main Street. The lights will stop traffic for one minute, allowing fire engines to leave the station quickly. That length of time will likely change, however.
Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez revealed his admiration for the “versatile” Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich, who he believes could even eclipse him as a playerThe Germany international first rose to prominence under Pep Guardiola at Bayern in the 2015/16 season before the Catalan coach left for Manchester City.While his normal position is at right-back, Kimmich’s versatility has won him many admirers with the 23-year-old being deployed in a central midfield role at Bayern this season.Due to this, Xavi is convinced Kimmich would be a great coup for Barcelona.“I spoke to Pep Guardiola, my ex-coach from Barcelona, about him,” Xavi told Bild at Bayern’s training camp in Doha, Qatar, alongside Kimmich.“Pep said: ‘I have a player in the team who can play in every position!’“I asked, ‘Who is the boy?’ He told me something about a man named ‘Kimmitsch’, whom I honestly had never heard of before.“Since that day, when I talked to Pep, I have followed your career. After all, Pep says that for a reason.“I knew right away, when I saw you playing, that you could become a great player. And that’s you today!“Joshua is the present and future of FC Bayern and the German national team. And you really can play in any position.”He added: “You would be the perfect player for FC Barcelona!Match Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“In my career, I have always kept my eyes open to find players who would suit Barca well.“As previously with Philipp Lahm, Joshua Kimmich could without any problems play at Barcelona. That would fit well.“But Bayern Munich play on the same level as Barca, and you can achieve a lot there.”Before joining Doha-based club Al Sadd in 2015, Xavi was regarded as one of the planet’s greatest playmakers after managing 85 goals and 181 assists in a staggering 769 games for Barcelona.The former Spain international has won many honours throughout his career, which includes a World Cup, two European titles, four Champions Leagues and eight La Liga crowns.But the 38-year-old, who could retire from playing football this year, reckons Kimmich’s versatility could make him an even greater asset for Barcelona than what he used to be.“I thought before I met Joshua that he wanted to be a defender,” said Xavi.“But he already told me that he has another big wish. Joshua can play perfectly in midfield as a number six.“Definitely [he can be the next Xavi]. He can make the difference.“He can be one of the best players in world football in several positions, maybe he already is.“That distinguishes him from me: I could play in one position, he is versatile.”
On Saturday, Inter Milan will host U.S. Sassuolo Calcio as the Italian Lega Serie A 2018-2019 season restarts action.The Italian Lega Serie as is back into action.After a small winter break, the Italian competition will restart this weekend, and Internazionale Milan will host U.S. Sassuolo Calcio.Matteo Politano was quoted by the Inter official website about what this means for his team.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“We’ve seen that they’ve put everyone in difficulty so far, ourselves included. It will be a difficult game, especially because we don’t have the help of our fans. It will be a very complicated game,” he explained.“I’ve played in a lot of games and I wouldn’t have expected such a start. I’m very happy, but I still have a lot to improve on.”“For me, there’s the extra motivation of looking to always do well in order to convince the coach and club to continue on this journey together,” he added.“My aim is to give my best in the week in order to earn a place in the team with this prestigious shirt, to keep playing and perhaps to score a few more goals.”
Manchester United have reportedly agreed on the sale of Marouane Fellaini to Shandong Luneng with the midfielder having been spotted at the airport.The Belgium international has been strongly linked with a transfer to Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng since Tuesday.It’s understood that Fellaini has already agreed on personal terms with Shandong Luneng, despite having only signed a new two-year contract at United last summer.Now BBC reports the Red Devils have reached an agreement with Shandong Luneng for Fellaini’s move to the Far East.The report adds that Fellaini has passed his medical and that the transfer should be finalised shortly.The 31-year-old midfielder has been at Old Trafford since the summer of 2013 after his former Everton boss David Moyes signed him for £27.5m on deadline day.Fellaini has been an ever-present figure in the United squad under Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho.The Belgian has managed a total of 22 goals and 12 assists in 177 appearances for United across all competitions.He’s also won the FA Cup, EFL Cup, Europa League and Community Shield in his five and a half years at the Red Devils.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.But, amid calf injury problems, Fellaini has only played for 31 minutes under interim coach Ole Gunner Solskjaer since he was appointed on December 18.And it appears United have decided to cut their losses over Fellaini and sell up while they can still get a good price.On Thursday morning, Fellaini posted an image on his Instagram story at an airport with the caption “Let’s go” to all but confirm he’s heading over to China.Reports suggest that the midfielder is set to agree on a very lucrative deal of £200,000 per week in salary.Whether a deal is announced before tonight’s transfer deadline is unknown as the Chinese Super League deadline is set until February 28, which means neither party are in a hurry to conclude the transfer.”Let’s go”Marouane Fellaini is at an airport, could he be heading for China?#MUFC pic.twitter.com/MfNPqHj83X— Omnisport (@OmnisportNews) January 31, 2019