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  • India beat England by 36 runs to lift Physical Disability World Series T20

    first_imgTitle favourites India lifted the inaugural T20 Physical Disability World Cricket Series after defeating hosts England by 36 runs in the finals here.Opting to bat first, India posted 180 for 7 in their allotted 20 overs in the summit clash which was played at Blackfinch in England on Tuesday.Middle-order batsman R G Sante top-scored with a quick-fire 53 off 34 balls. He hit two fours and four sixes.Opener K D Phanase (36), Vikrant Keni (29) and S Mahendran (33) also chipped in with valuable contributions.India then returned to restrict England to 144 for 9 to lay claim to the Trophy.Phanase and S Goyal scalped two wickets each as England lost wickets at regular intervals.BCCI, which had given recognition to the team but refrained from giving any financial assistance, took to twitter to congratulate the achievement of the team which was coached by former Mumbai coach Sulakshan Kulkarni.”India defeat England by 36 runs in the final to clinch Physical Disability World Cricket Series 2019,” the BCCI wrote in its handle.Former India opener Wasim Jaffer also congratulated the team.”Hearty congratulations to Indian Physically Disabled cricket team for winning the Physical World Disability World Series 2019 in England yesterday. They beat the host by 36 runs,” tweeted Jaffer.Brief Scores:India PD 180/7 (RG Sante 53, KD Phanse 36; LM O’Brien 2-35) beat England PD 144/9 (AG Brown 44, C Flynn 28, KD Phanse 2-15) by 36 runs.Also Read | India manager Sunil Subramanium called back from West Indies for misbehaving with bureaucratsAlso Read | India vs West Indies: Rohit Sharma looks to surpass Yuvraj Singh in 3rd ODIAlso Seeadvertisementlast_img read more

  • Premier League: Table-toppers Liverpool stay perfect with 2-1 win at Chelsea

    first_imgLeaders Liverpool maintained their perfect start to the Premier League season as first-half goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino secured a 2-1 win at Chelsea on Sunday that left them five points clear at the summit.It was a sixth straight league win from the start of the campaign for Juergen Klopp’s European champions and extended their club-record streak to 15 in total.Chelsea, who put up a spirited fightback in the second half, pulled a goal back with a superb effort from N’Golo Kante but a second defeat of the season left them 10 points adrift in 11th.Liverpool took the lead in the 14th minute when Alexander-Arnold rifled the ball into the top corner after Mohamed Salah backheeled a free kick into his path on the edge of the box.Chelsea had been a clear second best in the early stages but were denied an equaliser by VAR after 26 minutes when Cesar Azpilicueta bundled the ball in only for replays to show that Mason Mount had strayed a fraction offside in the build-up.Liverpool made the most of the reprieve as four minutes later Andy Robertson’s cross from the left was headed powerfully into the net by the unmarked Roberto Firmino.Kante pulled one back in spectacular fashion, turning midfielder Fabinho, before attacking the heart of the visitors’ defence and curling the ball into the far corner, but Mount and substitute Michy Batshuayi missed late chances to equalise.FRENETIC PACELiverpool began the match at a frenetic pace as the intensity of their pressing game kept Chelsea pegged firmly against the ropes, struggling to keep possession or build any momentum and it was not long until the pressure told.advertisementSalah backheeled a free kick to Alexander-Arnold, who let fly with his right foot, drilling the ball past goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.Despite being second best for much of the first half, Chelsea still had their moments.Azpilicueta bundled the ball home after 26 minutes, but the home crowd’s raucous celebrations were swiftly curtailed when replays showed Mount was inches past the last defender.Salt was then rubbed into the wound when Liverpool doubled their lead four minutes later.Alexander-Arnold tapped a free kick on the left to Andy Robertson, whose cross was met by Firmino and he powered his header home from close range.Liverpool should have added to their advantage early in the second half when Firmino was left unmarked at the far post but he scuffed his volley and the Brazilian’s effort was parried away by Arrizabalaga before Chelsea began to find their feet.After Kante pulled a goal back with his solo effort, they looked the more likely to score again, but chances came and went.Batshuayi headed wide after 88 minutes and Mount scooped a Marcos Alonso cross over the bar at the death to leave the home side rueing their missed opportunities.last_img read more

  • Award Encourages Young Innovators

    first_imgGovernment is offering Nova Scotia students an opportunity to work with a business mentor and receive $1,000 to turn their entrepreneurial ideas into reality. The province, in partnership with the Business Education Council, is inviting students in Grades Six to 12 in Nova Scotia public schools to apply for the first Minister’s Entrepreneurship Award of Excellence. “An entrepreneurial mindset can be further fostered in the classroom and supported in our communities,” said Zach Churchill Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. “Our entrepreneurs are innovators and risk takers who help us make Nova Scotia stronger and grow our economy. I’m very pleased to work with schools and the business community to encourage the development of young entrepreneurs.” The Business Education Council was established in 2015 to create a link between government and business leaders and provide more positive and productive career exploration opportunities for students. This includes career awareness events and symposiums, and the promotion of entrepreneurship. The council is made up of business leaders, entrepreneurs, government and post-secondary representation, and education. “It is in all our best interest that today’s youth have good career opportunities that lead to great futures here in Nova Scotia,” said Calvin Gosse, chair of the Business Education Council. “When our youth have a bright future, we all have a bright future. It is extremely important for the future economic growth of our province that the business community actively engage with students to create a two-way understanding of what each requires.” In the classroom, students from Grades Six to 12 are gaining opportunities to learn about the world of business and exploring their entrepreneurial spirit. “Entrepreneurship 12 teaches students how important entrepreneurs are to our economy in Nova Scotia and about entrepreneurial success stories in the province,” said Tiffany Sparks, Entrepreneurship 12 teacher at Prince Andrew High School in Dartmouth. “The course helps students to realize that this is a possibility for their own future.” Three awards will be given to students that exhibit entrepreneurial pursuits in technology, innovation and creativity, and social enterprise. Students can apply online individually or as a small group by submitting an application that includes a budget and a brief pitch presentation, video or business plan, to be considered by members of the Business Education Council. Three finalists in each category will move on to a pitch competition held in spring 2018. The three winners will be awarded $1,000 each and be given the opportunity to work with a mentor to advance their proposal. The application deadline is Feb. 26, 2018. To apply, visit https://novascotia.ca/entrepreneuraward/.last_img read more

  • UN envoy to Iraq briefs Russian Foreign Minister Russia pledges support

    The United Nations envoy to Iraq today briefed Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the situation in the troubled country, focusing on the 15 December elections and the role of the UN Assistance Mission (UNAMI).UNAMI said that Ashraf Qazi had been invited to Moscow by the minister, who had also expressed his “appreciation” for the UN role in Iraq the country and “promised continued Russian support.”Mr. Qazi discussed the United Iraqi Alliance’s nomination of Prime Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari to head the first elected Government, the emergence of new alliances in Iraq and the likely formation of the new Government, the mission added.Earlier this week, the Security Council welcomed the announcement of Iraq’s election results, congratulating its people for their commitment to a peaceful political process and calling on political leaders to work towards a fully inclusive government.“The Security Council stresses the importance of inclusiveness, national dialogue and unity as Iraq’s political development moves forward,” the Council President said on Tuesday, adding that the 15-member body unanimously condemned acts of terrorism in Iraq and said such violence should not be allowed to disrupt the country’s progress. read more