Windies target execution for series-levelling win

first_img… Tropical wave threatensPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – West Indies will focus on their execution of plans as they go in search of a series-levelling win against power-house India but the passage of a strong tropical wave could ruin the crucial final One-Day International at Queen’s Park Oval here today.Weather authorities yesterday forecast strong winds, heavy showers and thunderstorms between 10:00hrs today and tomorrow afternoon – along with the possibility of flash flooding – putting in danger the contest set to bowl off at 09:30hrs (Eastern Caribbean time).The three-match series has been dogged by rain which forced a reduction of overs during the West Indies run chase in last Sunday’s second ODI, as the hosts fell to a 59-run defeat under Duckworth Lewis Stern.And heavy rain in Guyana last week also led to the abandonment of the opener at the National Stadium after just 13 overs.Once the rain stays away, however, West Indies will target massive improvement in an attempt to break a wretched run that has seen them win just six of 21 ODIs this year.And all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite believes the hosts are not far away from pulling together the complete performance and putting a win under their belts.“I don’t think we’re doing that badly or as badly as the results show,” Brathwaite told media here yesterday ahead of the game.“I think we’re just missing a few key points or moments which could turn one or two losses into wins, and which would make us look a little better, give us a little momentum and then you can push to start to win series more consistently.”He added: “I don’t think it’s (a lack of) belief per se because if you ask the guys in the dressing room if they believe we can win, I think they do believe we can win; but the know-how and the execution of that belief is where we have been lacking, especially in key moments.“But I don’t think it is a lack of belief, I don’t think it is a lack of passion and in most cases not even a lack of skill but we just haven’t been executing what we wanted to execute in key moments of the game and it has hampered us for the majority of the World Cup and then in this last game.”West Indies squandered the ideal opportunity to take the series lead, after being asked to chase a revised total of 270 off 46 overs.They were cruising on 148 for three in the 28th over before suffering a dramatic middle and lower collapse and losing their last seven wickets for 62 runs.Despite the defeat, Brathwaite said confidence was high they could steal a share of the series, but the batting needed to improve considerably.“(The mood) is good. Obviously we drew the last series against England at home as well and then going into the last game (on Wednesday), I think it is just for us to get the batting right in both parts,” he pointed out.“If we could divide the batting in half – we either get good starts, and then throw it away at the back end, or we don’t get good starts and then run it close because of a rearguard effort.“I think the batting has been much improved from the T20 (series) especially from the overall batting performance in the World Cup as well but we didn’t close it off (in the last game).“So it’s for the batting to get us into a position similar to the second game more often than not – hopefully that happens tomorrow as well – and for the lower half to close out the game.”last_img read more

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USDA seeks public comment on postponed GIPSA rules

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is delaying the implementation of the Farmer Fair Practices rules. GIPSA is a USDA agency that facilitates the marketing of livestock, poultry, meat, cereals, oilseeds, and related agricultural products. One purpose of GIPSA is to promote fair and competitive trading practices for the benefit of consumers and agriculture.On April 11, 2017, the USDA announced that GIPSA delayed the implementation of the Farmer Fair Practices rules until October 19, 2017. The delayed Farmer Fair Practices rules were originally set to be effective on December 20, 2016. According to the USDA, the delayed rules would protect chicken growers from retaliation by processors when growers explore opportunities with other processors, discuss quality concerns with processors, or when refusing to make expensive upgrades to facilities. GIPSA concludes that the Farmer Fair Practices rules alleviates these issues. However, several livestock groups argue that the delayed rules would have adverse economic effects on the livestock industry.During the delay, the USDA is seeking public comment on the Farmer Fair Practices rules. The comment period offers the agricultural community an opportunity to suggest what action the USDA should take in regard to the Farmer Fair Practices rules. The USDA asked the public to suggest one of four actions that the USDA should take:Let the delayed rules become effective2. Suspend the delayed rules indefinitely3. Delay the effective date of the delayed rules further, or4. Withdraw the delayed rulesAfter receiving public comments, the USDA will consider the comments and make an informed decision regarding the delayed Farmer Fair Practices rules. According to Drovers, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently visited Kansas City, Missouri to speak with farmers, ranchers, and industry members. During the event, Secretary Perdue responded to a question about the GIPSA rule.“We’re going to look at it very closely,” said Perdue.last_img read more

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Adhesion

first_imgDefinitionAdhesions are bands of scar-like tissue that form between two surfaces inside the body and cause them to stick together.Alternative NamesPelvic adhesion; Intraperitoneal adhesion; Intrauterine adhesionCausesAs the body moves, tissues or organs inside are normally able to shift around each other. This is because these tissues have slippery surfaces. Inflammation (swelling), surgery, or injury can cause adhesions to form and prevent this movement. Adhesions can occur almost anywhere in the body, including:Joints, such as the shoulderEyesInside the abdomen or pelvisAdhesions can become larger or tighter over time. Problems may occur if the adhesions cause an organ or body part to:TwistPull out of positionBe unable to move normallyThe risk of forming adhesions is high after bowel or female organ surgeries. Surgery using a laparoscope is less likely to cause adhesions than open surgery.Other causes of adhesions in the abdomen or pelvis include:Appendicitis, most often when the appendix breaks open (ruptures)CancerEndometriosisInfections in the abdomen and pelvisRadiation treatmentAdhesions around the joints may occur:After surgery or traumaWith certain types of arthritisWith overuse of a joint or tendonSymptomsAdhesions in joints, tendons, or ligaments make it harder to move the joint. They may also cause pain.Adhesions in the belly (abdomen) may cause a blockage of the intestines. Symptoms include:Bloating or swelling of your bellyConstipationNausea and vomitingNo longer being able to pass gasPain in the belly that is severe and crampyAdhesions in the pelvis may cause chronic or long-term pelvic pain.Exams and TestsadvertisementMost of the time, the adhesions cannot be seen using x-rays or imaging tests.Hysterosalpingography may help diagnose adhesions inside the uterus or Fallopian tubes.X-rays of the abdomen, barium contrast studies, and CT scans may help diagnose a blockage of the intestines caused by adhesions.Endoscopy (a way of looking inside the body using a flexible tube that has a small camera on the end) may help diagnose adhesions:Hysteroscopy looks inside the uterusLaparoscopy looks inside the abdomen and pelvisTreatmentSurgery may be done to separate the adhesions. This can let the organ regain normal movement and reduce symptoms. However, the risk for more adhesions goes up with more surgeries.Depending on the location of the adhesions, a barrier may be placed at the time of surgery to help reduce the chance of the adhesions returning.Outlook (Prognosis)The outcome is good in most cases.Possible ComplicationsAdhesions can cause various disorders, depending on the tissues affected.In the eye, adhesion of the iris to the lens can lead to glaucoma.In the intestines, adhesions can cause partial or complete bowel obstruction.Adhesions inside the uterine cavity, called Asherman syndrome, can cause a woman to have irregular menstrual cycles and be unable to get pregnant.Pelvic adhesions that involve scarring of the fallopian tubes can lead to infertility and reproductive problems.Abdominal and pelvic adhesions can cause chronic pain.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall your health care provider if you have:Abdominal painAn inability to pass gasNausea and vomiting that do not go awayPain in the belly that is severe and crampyReferencesMunireddy S, Kavalukas SL, Barbul A. Intra-abdominal healing: gastrointestinal tract and adhesions. Surg Clin N Am. 2010;90:1227-1236.Kulaylat MN, Dayton, MT. Surgical complications. In: Townsend CM Jr, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox KL, eds. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2012:chap 13.Paine R. Rehabilitation and therapeutic modalities: a language of exercise and rehabilitation. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drezs Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 5 section A.Review Date:2/24/2014Reviewed By:Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Bellevue, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more

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No plan to ban petrol diesel vehicles says Nitin Gadkari as auto

first_imgNew Delhi: Road transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday assured that there were no plans to ban conventional petrol and diesel vehicles amid concern in the auto industry that is facing a crisis. “There were discussions and the ministry had received suggestions that petrol-diesel vehicles be banned. I would like to clarify that government does not intend to ban petrol and diesel vehicles. We aren’t going to do anything like that,” said Nitin Gadkari. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The minister, who was addressing the annual meet of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), said the government is considering a cut in the goods and services tax (GST) rate for hybrid vehicles. On the auto industry slowdown, Gadkari said the sector is facing problem because of global economy, demand and supply. “Government is already with the automobile industry and under the finance ministry we’ll find out a solution,” he said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Passenger vehicle sales in India declined by 30.98% in July compared to the same month last year. This is the steepest fall the industry has witnessed in 19 last years. Gadkari said he has asked automakers to consider starting non-banking finance company for lending to buyers to boost sales. Vehicle sales fell by around 31% in July, a nine-month long streak. Reuters reported that automakers, component manufacturers and dealers have laid off about 350,000 workers since the start of the year. The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India announced its decision to suspend production at its Gurugram and Manesar plants in Haryana for two days. This is the first time the company will close both plants simultaneously for two days and comes at a time when the auto major is battling a slowdown. The automobile sector, Gadkari said, needs to focus more on quality. “India can become number one manufacturing hub. The automobile firms should be quality-centric not cost centric.”last_img read more

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Joe Walsh Pat Benatar MC Hammer To Perform At Jacks 7th For

first_imgJoe Walsh, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Toto, MC Hammer, Gin Blossoms, and Missing Persons featuring Dale Bozzio will be performing at the Jack’s 7th Show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California, on Saturday – and tickets will help families with autism.$1 from every ticket will benefit TACA, an organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism. There will also be autism awareness mixed in with concert announcement spots, and special VIP Pit Tickets that directly benefit TACA.Since 2006, Jack FM & TACA have partnered in seven separate events including: Jack’s First Show, Jack’s Second Show, Jack’s Third Show, Jack’s Fourth Show, Jack’s Fifth Show, Jack’s Sixth Show and the Jack Open Golf Tournament. TACA has benefitted greatly from being included in these Jack FM activities.

Together, Jack FM and TACA have touched almost 80,000 people with announcements, the TACA message, and autism awareness. Countless others also heard the radio spots on Jack FM.

These events have the Jack FM signature of fun, while educating a large audience and helping to raise funds to provide programs for families affected by autism.To find out more, click here.last_img read more

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9 Canadian films on the Sundance festival slate

first_imgThis year’s festival in the mountain town of Park City, Utah, not far from Salt Lake City, kicks off Thursday and runs through Jan. 29.Nine Canadian works are on the Sundance slate and three are from Indigenous producers:Music documentary Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World from Montreal’s Rezolution Pictures (written and directed by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana);Heather Condo’s short film My Father’s Tools;Rise, Latimer’s nine-part documentary series for Rogers Media’s Viceland TV about native American environmental activism.Latimer is anxious to share stories about “global Indigenous resistance,” including protests at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation over the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. She points out the themes are universal. “Everything changed” for Toronto-based Métis/Algonquin filmmaker Michelle Latimer’s career after her award-winning short film Choke won a jury prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, opening the door to more projects.“I think that’s what Sundance can offer, a platform not only for stories to get out but also filmmakers to have a future career,” said Latimer. “It’s kind of amazing.”Now heading into its 33rd year, actor-director Robert Redford started Sundance to showcase independent film and over time the festival developed a reputation for highlighting breakout movies that go on to bigger things, like Oscar-touted Manchester by the Sea, which premiered there a year ago. Whiplash, Beasts of the Southern Wild and Little Miss Sunshine also showed first at Sundance. Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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UConn Was Going To Win That Game

Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed By Allison McCann Move over John Wooden, you’re no longer the only college basketball coach with 10 national championships. Connecticut just won its tenth national title, completing a perfect record of 10 NCAA championship appearances and 10 wins.When the tournament started, our March Madness predictions model gave UConn a 74 percent chance of winning the title. That figure went as high as 86 percent before the national championship game against Notre Dame Tuesday night, which the Huskies won 63 to 53.We were initially shocked by UConn’s projected success, enough to make us go back and adjust our model, which gave St. Francis College a mere 1 in 2.5 million chance of beating the Huskies in the first round. But as the tournament progressed, we continued to watch closely and research UConn’s stats, and came to understand just how dominant this team really was.Emergency Hot Takedown Podcast: UConn’s Dominance and Auriemma vs. Wooden In the average regular-season UConn game, the Huskies were winning by 25 points at halftime, and they were ahead at the half by an average of 18 points in the tournament. Tuesday’s championship game was a little different: UConn was held to an 8-point lead at the half, thanks to Notre Dame’s strong offensive and defensive rebounding, 10 and 14, compared to UConn’s 8 and 11.But even Notre Dame’s strongest showing was no match for the best offense in the country — Moriah Jefferson and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 15 apiece Tuesday. Nor could the Irish get through the best defense in the country, led by forward and now three-time Most Outstanding Player award-winner Breanna Stewart, who had 15 rebounds in the game.Perhaps more importantly, we knew going into Tuesday’s game that UConn was twice as good as Notre Dame. Their matchup was still the best rivalry in women’s college basketball — but it’s hard to call it much of a rivalry when the Irish’s chances of upsetting UConn were 14 percent.Here’s a look back at our model’s predictions for the Huskies, which never fell below 74 percent at any point in the tournament:Round of 64: 74 percent chance to win the championship.Round of 32: 76 percent.Sweet 16: 77 percent.Elite Eight: 82 percent.Final Four: 79 percent.Finals: 86 percent.Tuesday night, 10:30 p.m.: 100 percent. read more

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