Indian team celebrates Ambati Rayudu’s 33rd birthday after crushing Pakistan

first_imgAmbati Rayudu brought a fitting end to the India-Pakistan match on Sunday as he hit the winning run to take his team over the line on his birthday.It was perhaps captain Rohit Sharma’s gift to Rayudu, who turned 33, to score the last run in the 40th over as India, chasing 238, wrapped up the victory with 9 wickets to spare.Rohit remained unbeaten on 111 after stitching a record 210-run opening partnership with Shikhar Dhawan, who top-scored with 114 runs off 100 balls.What a joy to watch: Virat Kohli elated after India hammer Pakistan in Asia Cup 2018Rayudu meanwhile, was not out on 12. The victory was followed by a big celebration in the dressing room as the Hyderabad cricketer cut a cake with his teammates to celebrate the win and his birthday.”What followed was a typical cake smash Team India style,” the caption read on the pictures posted by the Indian cricket team on Instagram.Asia Cup 2018: Dhawan, Rohit blast hundreds as India crush Pakistan againIndia made a statement in Dubai by absolutely crushing Pakistan for the second time in the tournament after the 8-wicket win in the first match between these two teams in the Asia Cup.Shikhar Dhawan sends Pakistan on a leather hunt to slam 15th ODI hundredSunday night’s victory was even more dominating than the first as both Dhawan and Rohit notched up hundreds against a clueless Pakistan attack. It was the 13th 100-plus partnership between the Hitman (Rohit) and Gabbar (Dhawan). Among Indians, only Ganguly and Tendulkar have more opening stands (21).advertisementMS Dhoni overtakes Rahul Dravid to become the second most capped IndianIndia’s bowlers were even better than the batsmen as they restricted Pakistan to 237 for 7 after losing the toss.Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav picked up two wickets each and were ably supported by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja and Kedar Jadhav.”The entire bowling unit stuck to their task and hats off to them. Repeated performances are challenging in these conditions and once again I don’t want to take any credit from the bowlers,” Rohit, the stand-in India skipper, said after the match.”With Shikhar, I don’t need to talk much. It’s important to let him be himself. We have batted enough to know each other to start off like that and we clearly know our roles,” he added.India, who qualified for the final after defeating Pakistan, will now take on Afghanistan in their last Super Four tie on Tuesday.last_img read more

Dubai International Sports Conference ends with Infantino

first_imgPuyol Dubai International Sports Conference ends with Infantino Mohammed Fayad 19:19 12/28/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Dubai International Sports Conference The Dubai International Sports Conference concluded with its second day on the 28th of December after a host of stars spoke to the viewers. Marcelo Lippi was joined by his fellow Italian Pierluigi Collina and current football referee Felix Brych from Germany to speak during the first program of the day, which focused on the importance of technology in football.Brych spoke about the controversial video assistant referee (VAR) which has been implemented in leagues around the world this season, saying that “in order for referees to be prepared for this phenomena, there will be 6 to 8 weeks training camps”.The second session of the day saw legends Carlos Puyol, Francesco Totti and Ismail Matar talk about their experiences as one club players. Puyol highlighted two things that have changed since his time, the movement of Spanish players abroad and the expensive prices for defenders. He claimed that the “75 million fee for Virgil van Dijk is just absurd”, before continuing that “it would be impossible to see this transfer 15 years ago.” Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Puyol at the Dubai International Sports ConferenceFinally, the FIFA President Gianni Infantino spoke to the press about a variety of topics in world football. He touched upon how football could improve the lifestyle of people and how FIFA could play a role in this.He further spoke about the FIFA World Cup and how qualification for the extra 16 nations to join after 2022 will be a key factor for their development. “I believe in hosting a big World Cup”, he said as he addressed the audience.This concluded the two-day conference before the evening of the 28th sees the Globe Soccer Awards take place to give out the awards to the best player, manager, club and Arabian national team.last_img read more

RMLD Offers Electric Heat Pump Water Heater Rebate To Customers

first_imgREADING, MA — As part of its Energy Star Appliance Rebate Program, RMLD offers residential customers a rebate of $500 on the purchase of an Electric Heat Pump Water Heater.An electric heat pump water heater works by pulling heat from the surrounding air to heat the water, and is two to three times more efficient than traditional electric water heaters that generate heat using electrical resistance. Because these devices work by pulling heat from the surrounding air, they work best when housed in a space with existing heat, such as a furnace room.Electric heat pump water heaters are also available in hybrid models that contain traditional electrical resistance heating which can be used during periods of high demand to ensure there is a sufficient supply of hot water.Click HERE to learn more about heat pump water heaters. Click HERE to see the details or RMLD’s program guidelines.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Reading Municipal Light Department.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRMLD Invites Customers To Attend Free Electric Car Show In Wilmington On September 15In “Community”SAVE THE DATE: RMLD To Hold Family-Friendly Open House On October 10In “Community”RMLD Asks Residents To Conserve Energy During This Weekend’s Heat WaveIn “Government”last_img read more

Muhith sees 100pc chance of ALs return to power

first_imgFiance minister AMA Muhith holds a pre-budget discussion with Economic Reporters Forum (ERF) at his office in Bangladesh Secretariat on Wednesday. Photo: Prothom AloSet to place the last budget of the present government next month, finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Wednesday said teachers of more educational institutions will be covered by official pay roll in the next year.One who earlier rejected possibility of bringing any more private school and college teachers under what is officially called monthly pay order (MPO) facility, Muhith is going to make the shift only a few months before the scheduled general elections.He, however, said the MPOs, which were plagued by criticism of politicisation, would not be targeted to the teacher but to the institutions with certain conditions imposed by his ministry.“MPO will be given to some institutions but it is not the education but the finance ministry which will decide on the terms and conditions,” said the minister at a pre-budget discussion with Economic Reporters Forum (ERF) at his office in Bangladesh Secretariat.Muhith also expressed confidence that his Awami League party’s chance of returning to power through the next election is 100 per cent.“If voted to power again, it is going to devolve power, to take decisions on preparing budget by the local government authorities,” he said citing examples of many countries where local governments are more powerful.The finance minister expressed his confidence that rate of poor people in the country would come down to 10 per cent by the year 2024, the year after the likely election to the 12th parliamentHe reiterated that the government is going to lower the corporate tax, which is now up to 45 per cent of net income, in the next (2018-19) budget.The finance minister is likely to place in parliament his 10th consecutive budget on 7 June and it is expected to be passed by parliament on 30 June.Asked about the budgetary opportunity of whitening black money, Muhith insisted that the law is there to allow legalising untaxed money giving certain percentage as penalty and tax.About tax that increases prices of consumer items, the minister gave his opinion in favour of no duty protection to local sugar mills. “Duty on sugar is given for protecting 150,000 workers of nationalised sugar mills, but they must be allowed to die,” he added.Improving quality of education and healthcare services, introducing bus for schoolchildren, preventing rising cost of living in cities, bringing middle class and industrial workers under social protection schemes, and addressing banking sector crisis are some of the suggestions that came from the journalists.ERF president Saiful Islam Dilal, its former presidents Monowar Hossain, Zakaria Kajal, Khawaza Main Uddin and Sultan Mahmud, ERF vice president Salahuddin Bablu, former ERF general secretary Abu Kawser and ERF acting general secretary Rizvy Newaz, among others, joined the discussion.last_img read more

Permian Oil Production To More Than Double By 2023 Report Says

first_imgTravis BubenikA pump jack near Imperial, Texas.A new report by research firm IHS Markit says oil production from the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico could more than double by 2023.The report predicts “stunning” growth, saying about 41,000 new wells could increase production from the nation’s top oilfield by almost three million barrels per day in the years ahead.As U.S. oil imports have declined since a peak in 2006, and with refiners preferring a different type of oil than what’s coming out of the Permian boom, Texas is poised to increasingly fuel other countries.“Basically you can take it as a given that every new drop of oil that’s produced has to be exported,” said Raoul LeBlanc, a top energy analyst at IHS Markit.Oil companies are rushing to build more pipelines to move all the new oil to the Gulf Coast, where it will be increasingly exported to growing economies like China, already the second-largest customer for U.S. oil behind Canada.“It’s going to make us the third or fourth largest exporter [of oil] in the world within a few years,” LeBlanc said.The Port of Corpus Christi is in the midst of a $350 million effort to deepen and widen its ship channel, which would make room for massive oil export tankers that can’t currently navigate most U.S. ports. The port recently secured almost $23 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for that project.LeBlanc said the anticipated production growth in the Permian will be driven by fracking and rising demand from around the world. Drillers are also responding faster to jumps in oil prices than ever before, he said. Sharelast_img read more