Government approves construction of U.K.’s largest subsidy-free solar project FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享CNBC:The U.K. government on Thursday gave the green light for plans to develop the country’s largest solar park, a sprawling project which will cover a large chunk of land on the north Kent coast. A joint venture between Hive Energy and Wirsol Energy, the £450 million ($555 million) Cleve Hill Solar Park will be located near the towns of Caversham and Whitstable.The subsidy-free 350-megawatt scheme will use 880,000 solar panels and have the capacity to power more than 91,000 homes. The project is also set to include an energy storage facility to send electricity to the grid as and when required.The U.K. government is targeting net zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050 and is aiming to remove coal from Britain’s energy system by the year 2025. It recently announced it would consult on moving this deadline to October 1, 2024.All of these goals will inevitably require the development of more renewable energy projects.Chris Hewett, the chief executive of the Solar Trade Association, said in a statement published Thursday that the government’s decision on the Cleve Hill Solar Park had shown it recognized the “vital contribution” solar can make to Britain’s energy mix. “This is a major milestone on the road towards a U.K. powered by clean, affordable renewables,” Hewett added.[Anmar Frangoul]More: U.K. approves plan to develop the country’s largest solar farm in the south of England
16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Sean O’Donovan Sean O’Donovan is Chief Marketing Officer of Doxim, a leading provider of cloud-based customer engagement solutions for credit unions and wealth management firms. Find out more at www.doxim.com Web: www.doxim.com Details Here’s a familiar drill: It’s month end and time for the ritual of sending out member statements. It’s a function all credit unions perform so members can reconcile their checking accounts and keep a record of the month’s activity. Providing statements is a fundamental banking routine, but not one of the more exciting account service activities. For many credit unions, it’s treated as nothing more than a regulatory obligation.But consider this: Your credit union’s monthly statements are the only communication that gets delivered to all of your members on a predictable basis. In addition, the average open rate of account statements across all channels is better than 95%. So they’re a vital communication vehicle that perhaps deserves more attention than you are currently giving them.An Essential Part of Your Marketing MixMany credit unions already include statements in their promotional efforts because they recognize the marketing value of their consistent delivery, but very few view them as strategic opportunity. Too many continue to process their statements on legacy systems, print them in black and white, and use standard layouts that look and feel like, well, ledgers. That makes it challenging for even the smartest marketing copy to grab attention.When it’s time to update a statement, it’s common to focus on streamlining the process and cutting costs. Marketing sometimes weighs in on statement design, improving the look to enhance promotional value. But is that enough? Consider these questions:Who is your audience, specifically? And is there more than one?Does your statement design make it easy to find key information at a glance, with an account summary and personalized contact details?Does it clearly fill members’ information need and provide transaction details while also serving as a key communications tool that is fully integrated with the marketing plan?What is the key message you’d like to deliver?Your statements should be an intentional, strategic and integrated part of your marketing mix. They have the power to enhance your brand and drive new business, as well as help you to gain cost efficiencies.Think Member Experience….Ensuring they do all three things calls for a change of attitude towards your statements. Instead of just a necessary deliverable, think of them as the most visible communication between your credit union and your member – reliably delivered and consistently read. In fact, you might say the statement is the channel where the member experience begins – an ideal place to meet expectations … or not. So how well it’s designed can make all the difference.…Then Take ActionAs the channel at the heart of member communications, your monthly statement (whether paper or electronic) is an integral part of the member experience. And today, member experience means everything for credit unions who want to grow and thrive in a crowded competitive landscape.The ability to deliver exceptional customer experience, as demonstrated by mainstream brands like Amazon, Apple and Uber has set a high bar for financial institutions, including credit unions; when we fall short, it creates an “Experience Gap” – a rift between what members have learned they can expect and what they actually receive. It’s forcing our industry to confront the gaps in our own service delivery channels, whether it’s in the branch, the call center or at the ATM.By applying some careful thought and effort you can leverage your monthly statements to bridge the Experience Gap – tying content, look and feel and member messaging tightly in with the rest of your engagement efforts.Find out how by downloading our free eBook, “The Definitive Guide to Statement Redesign.”It covers key design principles and concepts and outlines best practices in statement messaging strategy. Plus it’s packed with ideas to help you improve your statement layout, enhance your data displays and create more compelling calls to action.
Advertisement Unai Emery has been relieved of his duties with UCFB this week (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal manager Unai Emery was due to give a ‘managerial masterclass’ to university students this week, but it has been cancelled due to ‘negative comments’ aimed at the Spaniard.Emery was due to appear at the University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) in Wembley this Friday, giving a talk to students.However, some of those students were not too impressed with their guest speaker and aimed derogatory comments at him online.As such, UCFB have pulled the Gunners boss from the event and also warned their students of their future conduct.ADVERTISEMENT‘It is with much regret that we can no longer present Unai Emery to UCFB students this Friday,’ read a message leaked on social media.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We have noticed that there have been a number of negative comments aimed at Mr Emery when the guest appearance was initially announced.‘We would like to take this opportunity to remind all students of the digital footprint that you create, which could impact you throughout your career within the football and sports industry.‘Please be mindful of this when interacting with UCFB guests, partners and fellow industry professionals.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe pressure on Emery at the Emirates continues to mount after a string of poor performances and results.Arsenal are without a win in six matches in all competitions and have slumped to eighth in the Premier League after a dreadful display in a 2-2 home draw with Southampton on Saturday.Emery has found some solace in the Europa League, with his side top of Group F, and would love to get back to winning ways when the Gunners host Eintracht Frankfurt in the competition on Thursday night.Reports suggest that he needs the three points against the Germans and three more against Norwich in the Premier League on Sunday or he will be dismissed by the Arsenal hierarchy.Names are already being lined up as potential Emery replacements, with Mikel Arteta, Max Allegri and now Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo, in the frame.MORE: Unai Emery given two matches to save his Arsenal careerMORE: How Arsenal plan to reintegrate Granit Xhaka after shocking clash with fans Comment Phil HaighWednesday 27 Nov 2019 11:04 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link343Shares University cancels talk from Arsenal manager Unai Emery after negative comments from students Advertisement
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter May 25, 2018 Flag Order, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered the United States and Commonwealth flags at the Capitol Complex and statewide to fly at half-staff in honor of Memorial Day from sunrise to noon on Monday, May 28, 2018.On this day, America recognizes and honors the men and women of the United States armed forces who died in service to their country.“On this Memorial Day, we honor and remember the men and women of our armed forces who gave their lives while carrying out their duties to protect and preserve the freedoms, values and well-being of our country,” said Governor Wolf. “We cannot put into words the gratitude and respect we have for these individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice to make the world a safer place for future generations.”All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute. Governor Wolf Orders U.S., Commonwealth Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Memorial Day
Eva Mae Minger, 97, of Milan passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. Eva was born Friday, July 23, 1920, in Gallatin Co., KY, to the late Floyd and Mary Louise (McDanell) Craig. Her family moved to Patriot, Indiana in the middle of her senior year where she graduated from high school in 1938. She married Keith Minger of Versailles, IN on April 14, 1940. They were married until his death in March 2005. Eva was a homemaker, an active member of Milan United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher for the 3rd and 4th grade children and helped with many church Christmas pageants, she was a member of the United Methodist Women and a member of the Rebekah Lodge. As a 4-H Leader, Eva was able to share her love and talent for sewing. With this talent she helped sew the Milan H.S. Band Flag Girls uniforms and the Girls Glee Club dresses from 1961-1964. Neighbors would get a visit from Eva once a year when she would solicit donations for the Cancer Society. She also enjoyed gardening and spending time with family.Eva is survived by 5 children; Maurice (Catherine) Minger of Milan, Kay Minger (Mike Koontz) of Bloomington, Jerry (Tammy) Minger of Bloomington, Roger (Margie) Minger of Milan and Larry Minger of Milan; 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, sisters: Janet Bond of Switzerland County and Lorraine Raisor of OH. Eva was preceded in death by brother Vachel Craig.When Keith returned from WWII, he told Eva that he never wanted to leave home again. She promised him he wouldn’t. This was a promise she took seriously. Eva cared for her husband at home for the last 8 years of his life with Alzheimer’s. Many times Eva would say, “I told him he’d never have to leave home again and he won’t.”Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Pam Wooden officiating. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery at Patriot, IN. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9-11 AM also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in her honor to Milan United Methodist Church or East View Cemetery. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home of Milan is entrusted with arrangements; 707 South Main St. Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812)654-2141. You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
By Greg AregoniFRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (July 28) – Shawn Kilgore, Kelsy Hayes and Greg Gretz put on a thriller of a show during the final laps of the IMCA Modified feature Saturday at 141 Speedway before Kilgore picked up the win. Gretz and Hayes dueled early, swapped the lead multiple times until Gretz gained control down low. Hayes was not be deterred and brought her ‘A’ game up top, tracking down Gretz and pulling even on lap 13.The 12th starting Kilgore worked his way through the field to join the top duo and the final five laps saw numerous three-wide battles. Hayes used the top to grab just enough of a lead for Kilgore to clear Gretz. Kilgore pulled a slide job to perfection on Hayes and grabbed the lead with Hayes pulling a slide job of her own back on Kilgore.Gretz stayed with them as the trio went three-wide at the white flag. Kilgore proved to be just tough enough on the final lap to secure the win over Gretz and Hayes. Russ Reinwald finished fourth with Josh Lambert fifth.One hundred and forty-two cars competed in the car fights. Other winners included Kyle Frederick in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Cody Schroeder in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Shaun Bangart in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.
Alexis Sanchez made the most of howlers from Wes Brown and Vito Mannone as Arsenal claimed a 2-0 victory at Sunderland. Press Association The Chile international needed no second invitation after Brown scuffed an attempted back-pass straight into his path and looked on in horror as he raced almost half the length of the pitch before beating goalkeeper Mannone with ease. And there was worse to come for the Italian, who handed Sanchez a second in injury-time as he made a mess of a back-pass. Brown looked to have the ball under control just inside his own half and turned neatly away from Sanchez in order to play it back to Mannone. However, his disastrous miskick allowed the Chilean to run through on goal and delicately chip the advancing keeper. Cazorla and Arteta both went close as the Gunners looked to kill the game off before half-time, although the home side managed to escape further damage. Whatever Poyet said during the break appeared to have an effect as his players returned in far more determined mood and set up camp much higher up the pitch. He was forced into a 50th-minute reshuffle when lone striker Steven Fletcher limped off to be replaced by Connor Wickham, and the newcomer arrived with his team enjoying their most productive period of the game to that point with midfielder Jack Rodwell forcing a save from Wojciech Szczesny with a firm header two minutes later. For the first time in the game, the Arsenal rearguard found itself under concerted pressure, although the home side’s frailty at the back invited further pressure with Brown almost serving possession up to Chambers before Van Aanholt’s aimless clearance allowed Sanchez to test Mannone from distance. Larsson warmed Szczesny’s hands with a 65th-minute drive from 25 yards and substitute Jozy Altidore looped a header towards goal from Van Aanholt’s inviting cross with 14 minutes remaining. However, the United States international fluffed his lines two minutes later when, having been picked out with a raking long pass by fellow substitute Jordi Gomez, he scuffed a volley harmlessly across the penalty area. Szczesny very nearly handed Van Aanholt on 81st-minute opportunity to level when, fearing he was about to step outside his area, he headed the ball straight to the full-back wide on the left, although the Dutchman’s long-range effort sailed wide of the far post with Mertesacker racing back to cover for his keeper. But disaster struck at the death when Mannone failed to control Buckley’s back-pass and Sanchez added a second from close range. Once again, the Black Cats, who scored three own goals in last Saturday’s 8-0 horror show at Southampton, were made to pay for self-inflicted wounds despite launching a second-half fightback in front of a crowd of 44,449 at the Stadium of Light. The home side’s humiliation on the south cost had cast long shadows and head coach Gus Poyet sent his team out demanding a reaction, although that was always going to be easier said than done against an Arsenal team packed with talent, although depleted by injury and suspension. However, the Uruguayan could only look on helplessly as his players initially struggled to shake off the trauma of their Southampton nightmare. The Gunners, predictably, retained possession with ease as Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini supplied the excellent Sanchez, Santi Cazorla and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ahead of them to repeatedly stretch the home defence. By contrast, the Black Cats at times treated the ball as if it were a live hand-grenade as they retreated ever deeper towards Mannone. However, for all their early dominance, the visitors struggled to create clear openings with former Sunderland loanee Danny Welbeck sending a swerving, dipping 15th-minute effort on to the roof of the net after Sanchez had fired wide from distance. Poyet’s men only rarely managed to venture into enemy territory with the left flank their only real outlet, and while winger Will Buckley tested defender Calum Chambers on several occasions, it was full-back Patrick van Aanholt who forced an important 25th-minute block from Per Mertesacker after running on to Sebastian Larsson’s pass. But it was Mertesacker’s clearance which indirectly led to the opening goal.
Cricket News India vs Australia, 3rd ODI highlights: MS Dhoni and Jadhav fifties give Kohli’s side historic 2-1 series win
09:26 (IST) Kedar Jadhav concedes 15 runs in his fifth over while Ravindra Jadeja concedes eight runs in his second over. Australia are making a move on. Time to get Yuzvendra Chahal in? Jadhav is still continuing. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 08:52 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 07:40 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 07:10 (IST) Kohli survives a direct run-out chance as he continues to make solid progress. Australia are unable to dislodge King Kohli and India will be praying that he can guide them over the line in a chase. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In MS Dhoni, you fabulous legend. He blasts a four down the ground and Kedar Jadhav also gets a boundary. Scores are tied now. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav! Take a bow. Jadhav launches a full ball over long on and India have sealed history. They become the second team after South Africa to win a series in all formats Down Under. If 2008 under Dhoni was special, then the Test and ODI series victories in 2018/19 are simply historic and mind-boggling. Congratulations, Virat Kohli and team. Rohit Sharma falls to a great catch as Peter Siddle gets a delivery to straighten and the edge flies to Shaun Marsh. However, Dhawan and Virat Kohli have steadied the ship wth a good partnership. 07:34 (IST) 15:09 (IST) 16:08 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Dhoni smashes a boundary straight down the ground and the MCG has found it’s voice all over again. Brilliant batting. India need these two to get them over the line. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 12:32 (IST) Yuzvendra Chahal is the Man of the Match for his haul of 6/42. Chahal says, ” I enjoyed bowling for the first time in Australia (internationals). The ball was spinning a little bit, so I planned to bowl slow and vary my pace.” 11:23 (IST) Maxwell is turning the tide for Australia with a couple of boundaries off Chahal. Australia need a big innings from the Big Show Aaron Finch, Australia skipper: Our batting in the first couple of games was very good. Maybe we should have set our targets lower on those sort of pitches. 15:38 (IST) 09:51 (IST) And we are back again. One hopes that the rain stays away now for some time. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to resume and can he get Aaron Finch for the third time? 06:46 (IST) Virat Kohli: Kedar with bat and ball is always handy. Chahal bowled really well. It’s been an amazing tour for us. We drew the T20 series, won the Test and the ODI series. We are feeling confident and balanced as a side with the World Cup in mind 09:59 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In A hat-trick for Bhuvneshwar. Hat-trick in getting Finch out in the series that is. For the third time, Bhuvi gets his man. It is the inswinger, the delivery that has troubled Finch all summer and he plays across the line yet again to get trapped in front. Ends a poor summer for the Australian skipper and he can now feel the axe coming soon. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Only one run in the final over bowled by Adam Zampa. He finishes with figures of 10-034-0 but India need 52 off 36 balls. Dhoni is just waiting for the moment to unleash. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Third umpire is called in for a run-out against Kedar Jadhav. Dhoni blasted a full ball outside off but Aaron Finch spilled the chance. 14:55 (IST) That is all from us here. Join us on January 23 for the series against New Zealand. That, I can assure you, will be far more competitive. CONFIRMED! Vijay Shankar will make his ODI debut today. Proud moment for the Tamil Nadu all-rounder. Australia are bowling well to MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav. However, unless the former India skipper is there, they will not rest easily. On a sluggish pitch, a low score is shaping up to be a thriller. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Dhoni and Kohli’s partnership has gone past fifty. This is great batting from the duo. Appeal for an LBW as Peter Siddle gets the delivery to nip back in sharply off the deck. Rohit Sharma plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the pad, the umpire says not out and Australia review. Replays show the ball is clipping middle stump but it is umpire’s call. Australia retain the review but Rohit survives. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In MS Dhoni is the Man of the Series. He says, “No point going after the bowlers who were bowling well, so we wanted to take it deep and that was the plan. Kedar did a great job in executing” 10:36 (IST) 14:18 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 10:23 (IST) 14:27 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 08:01 (IST) 10:40 (IST) 15:29 (IST) MS Dhoni is once again guiding India and blunting the Australian attack? Is criticism of him still valid. Here is a flashback 07:25 (IST) MS Dhoni gets a crucial boundary off Stoinis but India still need 44 off 30. They need one big over. Stoinis will bowl two but who will bowl the remaining overs? 14:04 (IST) 09:46 (IST) WICKET! Shikhar Dhawan looks to drive a full ball but Stoinis shows great reflexes to take the catch. However, next ball, MS Dhoni cuts a short ball to point where Glenn Maxwell, off all people, spill the chance. GONE! Massive wicket. This is the one Australia wanted. Full ball from Jhye Richardson outside off, Kohli plays away from the body and pokes at it and the edge is taken by Alex Carey. 13:35 (IST) The boundaries have dried up and Dhoni seems to be getting bogged down. Australia are slowly applying the pressure. Maybe, it was a right move to send Kedar Jadhav ahead of Dinesh Karthik. Six runs off just one ball and India have regained the advantage. Kedar Jadhav is playing a blinder. 14:45 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Ravindra Jadeja is into the attack now but Shaun Marsh continues to be in great form as he pulls a short ball to the deep midwicket fence for a boundary. The partnership between Khawaja and Marsh is building again. 13:21 (IST) 16:23 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Three consecutive boundaries by Aaron Finch off Bhuvneshwar. This is an interesting tussle going on between the two players. 10:58 (IST) 11:50 (IST) The partnership between Marsh and Khawaja is nearing 100. A good partnership will be key as Australia aim to make good progress. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 11:38 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:24 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Nine runs in the over bowled by Peter Siddle. India are still in the hunt and Kedar Jadhav is nearing fifty. 11:30 (IST) 10:06 (IST) Chahal, you beauty. Takes his fourth wicket and Australia are seven down. Jhye Richardson looked to flick a flighted delivery but Kedar Jadhav at mid wicket takes the catch. CATCH DROPPED! That is a rare sight. Kedar Jadhav pushes a flatter delivery through and Marsh edges it, however, Dhoni has dropped the catch. Brilliant from MS Dhoni. Hits his 70th fifty and third in this series. Until he is there, India have a great chance of creating history. A warm welcome to the third and final ODI between India and Australia at the MCG. The Melbourne Cricket Ground saw India creating history in December when they won the Boxing Day Test by 137 runs to ensure they retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Now, almost a month later, can they script yet another fairytale and win an ODI series for the first time? Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 07:16 (IST) 15:48 (IST) MS Dhoni survives a review as there is an appeal for an LBW. The ball was going over the stumps and Australia have lost their only review. This could be crucial. Jhye Richardson has finished his spell and India need 27 off 18 balls. Now will be the right time for Dhoni to finish his spell as Siddle does not have many variations. Stoinis and Siddle to finish it off. Or will they risk Maxwell? Six wickets for Yuzvendra Chahal and he ends his spell with figures of 10-0-42-6. Sensational spell of bowling and he now has the best figures by a spin bowler at the MCG. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:44 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:14 (IST) The spinners are getting through their overs very quickly. Australia are struggling to get the run-rate going. With only Glenn Maxwell left, they are caught between attack and defence. 10:19 (IST) 07:01 (IST) Chahal gets his third wicket, Rohit Sharma takes a brilliant catch. The delivery pitches on leg and spins away sharply, Marcus Stoinis pokes at it and Rohit takes a brilliant diving catch at slip. Australia in deep trouble. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Bhuvneshwar has come back into the attack as Australia look to get the wicket of Peter Handscomb, who is nearing a fifty. Can India run through the tail? Aargh, this is very frustrating. After two balls, the players are heading back into the pavilion as the rain comes back. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In For Australia, they will be determined to break their rut in bilateral ODI series, having not won a series since Pakistan in 2017. In 2018, they won just three ODI games. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:30 (IST) Patrick Farhart is attending to MS Dhoni as he is experiencing some discomfort in the groin area. India need 60 off 54 balls. The last thing India need is for Dhoni to retire hurt. 08:01 (IST) Another one falls! Usman Khawaja looks to turn this legbreak to the leg side and he gets a leading edge which is gleefully accepted by Chahal. Australia in deep trouble now. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 08:40 (IST) Mohammed Shami cleans up Billy Stanlake and Australia have been bowled out for 230 all out with Yuzvendra Chahal taking 6/42. Brilliant stuff from India and they need 231 for a series win. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Kedar Jadhav and Vijay Shankar are bowling in tandem now. India are hunting for more wickets. 09:05 (IST) 08:50 (IST) For India, will they hand a debut to Vijay Shankar and give a game to Kedar Jadhav? Or will they persist with the same team? Shikhar Dhawan did mention that Hardik Pandya’s absence had hurt the balance of the side and they were looking to rectify it. 11:46 (IST) It was just a short rain delay and the players are out in the middle. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will open the bowling and Alex Carey and Aaron Finch are out in the middle. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:02 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Usman Khawaja gets going by pouncing on a short ball from Shami to the deep point fence. Finch is looking in good touch. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 11:07 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Peter Handscomb has hit a fifty and he is keeping Australia afloat in the game. Can they reach 250? 16:31 (IST) No overs have been lost due to the rain break. However, the lunch time has been reduced by 10 minutes, so it will only be a 30-minute break. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The covers are coming on and the umbrellas are out in the middle. The start is definitely delayed now as the MCG is covered up. 13:52 (IST) 08:24 (IST) Glenn Maxwell pulls Chahal and Jadeja for a couple of boundaries as Australia look to release the pressure. However, one more wicket could spell doom for the Australians, who have a long tail. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Here are the playing XIs of both sides. Lots of changes in both campsAustralia: Alex Carey(w), Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Billy Stanlake, Peter Siddle, Adam ZampaIndia: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal 15:51 (IST) 07:50 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 08:28 (IST) Kohli gets going with a couple of boundaries off Billy Stanlake as India remain on course for a win. Australia trying really hard to break this stand. Peter Handscomb holds the key now. However, with not many attacking options, Australia might struggle in the death overs. 16:29 (IST) 16:30 (IST) Brilliant stuff from Yuzvendra Chahal. He pushes a quick and straight delivery through and Handscomb plays down the wrong line. The ball is missing off and leg stump and hitting middle. The review is confirmed. Virat Kohli has chosen to bowl in Melbourne. Three changes in the side. Vijay Shankar replaces Mohammed Siraj while Yuzvendra Chahal replaces Kuldeep Yadav. The other change is Kedar Jadhav in for Ambati Rayudu. Australia have replaced Nathan Lyon and Jason Behrendorff with Adam Zampa and Billy Stanlake. 14:00 (IST) Spoke too soon. Shaun Marsh was looking good on 39 as he dances down the track and attempts to whip Yuzvendra Chahal to the leg side, he misses and MS Dhoni effects the stumping. Consider you are gone when MS does the stumping. The toss has been delayed due to a drizzle. However, if there is no further rain, the toss will happen at 7:35 AM IST which is 10 minutes away. 09:31 (IST) 10:01 (IST) 13:29 (IST) The partnership between Jadhav and Dhoni has reached 100. The stage is set now for an epic finish. India need 14 off 12 balls. Jadhav hits his fourth fifty New Delhi: MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav blasted fifties as India created history by winning the Melbourne ODI by seven wickets and winning a bilateral series for the first time Down Under. Dhoni’s third consecutive fifty and Jadhav’s fourth fifty resulted in a 100-run stand for the fourth wicket and India became the second team after South Africa to win a series in all formats in Australia. Earlier, Virat Kohli chose to bowl in the deciding game. Bhuvneshwar Kumar got the early breakthroughs by getting the openers out cheaply. Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh tried to stitch a solid stand but Yuzvendra Chahal got both Marsh and Khawaja in quick succession. Peter Handscomb got his third fifty but the rest of the bowling fell to the guile of Chahal, who took career-best figures of 6/42, the best-ever by a spinner in Australia . (SCORECARD) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Oh boy! This is very interesting. Dhoni sashays down the track to Jhye Richardson and misses the slog. No Australian appealed for a catch. Big mistake as Hotspot showed an inside edge. That would have been so much interesting. Dhoni has a reputation of being a walker but in this case, no spirit of the game, folks. All is fair in a game of cricket. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:35 (IST) WICKET! Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the master of the early strike, does it again. Short of a length ball angled across and bit of away movement as well, Carey pokes away from his body and gets an outside edge that is taken low at gully by Virat Kohli diving forward. Superb effort. 15:58 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:33 (IST)
ELLIOT Vieira will join the band of racers who are stepping out of the Caribbean in search of new hunting grounds this year as he seeks to advance his race craft and international ability.The 2015 Caribbean Champion and 2016 runner-up will join the big leagues this year in the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) aboard his Kawasaki ZX6-R and he is already upbeat about the challenges.The young Vieira, who sat down with Chronicle Sport for an exclusive interview recently, said “At the moment, I’m heading to the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) to gain experience.”“I’ve been around the Caribbean for the last two years and it was a great experience. I’ve learnt a lot of different corners and different tracks but I want to expand even further and learn new things,” Vieira added.The bike has already been shipped to Canada and will be rebuilt and refitted with new suspension and engine and a few other things ahead of the series which begins later this month.”Why this was done, according to the former Caribbean champion, was to first see what the series holds before investing more heavily, though he is confident of managing the pace.He noted that as it is, he is the newcomer entering a field which is unfamiliar to him, and plans to rely on his dexterity and smooth riding style as the determining factors.“Well, I know I’m going to be going up against some of the best that series has to offer and I only can see it as a learning curve for me and my career. It’s a lot that I have to learn but I’m up for the challenge,” the 19-year-old said.He added, “From the information I’ve been gathering, the first track that we are going to is one of the more difficult ones of the season. It’s in Shannonsville and has a really long straightway, almost like Jamwest, in Jamaica.”“But I’m not getting ahead of myself, when I get some practice and see what the track is about, I’d be better able to give an assessment. For the moment, I’ve just been looking after my personal fitness, swimming every day and doing light work to keep my stamina levels up.”His sponsors for this venture are Adventura Gold and Fly Jamaica.
LONDON (Reuters) – Sergio Aguero scored twice as Manchester City’s much-changed side strolled to a 3-1 League Cup fourth round win on Tuesday over Southampton who seemed relieved to avoid a repeat of their nine-goal thrashing by Leicester City four days earlier.Holders City made nine changes and gave a debut to 18-year-old Tommy Boyle, grandson of their late former captain Mike Doyle, and dominated the first half against the visitors who still appeared shell-shocked by Friday’s Premier League mauling.Nicolas Otamendi nodded in Bernardo Silva’s dinked cross after 20 minutes and fellow Argentine Aguero added the second in the 38th, turning home Kyle Walker’s cross with a cushioned volley for City, who won the trophy in 2018 and 2019.Aguero struck again in the 56th with the softest of touches after Riyad Mahrez’s 30-metre shot hit a defender and looped into his path.Holders City made nine changes and gave a debut to 18-year-old Tommy Boyle, grandson of their late former captain Mike Doyle, and dominated the first half against the visitors who still appeared shell-shocked by Friday’s Premier League mauling.Nicolas Otamendi nodded in Bernardo Silva’s dinked cross after 20 minutes and fellow Argentine Aguero added the second in the 38th, turning home Kyle Walker’s cross with a cushioned volley for City, who won the trophy in 2018 and 2019.Aguero struck again in the 56th with the softest of touches after Riyad Mahrez’s 30-metre shot hit a defender and looped into his path.City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo made his first save in the 65th minute, tipping away Sofiane Boufal’s curling effort, and the Saints even managed a goal from a Jack Stevens header with 15 minutes left.The visitors’ display was enough to earn them applause from their fans at the end.Everton slightly relieved the pressure on manager Marco Silva with a 2-0 home win over Watford in the night’s other all-Premier League clash.The hosts hit the woodwork twice before Mason Holgate headed in a Theo Walcott cross in the 72nd minute and Richarlison broke clear to scored the second in the last minute.Leicester also made nine changes and raced to a 2-0 lead in 20 minutes at third-tier Burton Albion with goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Youri Tielemans.Liam Boyce pulled one back early in the second half but James Maddison restored Leicester’s two goal-lead in the 89th.Colchester United came from behind to win 3-1 at Crawley Town in an all-fourth-tier match while Oxford United beat Sunderland on penalties after a 1-1 draw between the third-tier sides to reach the last eight for the first time since 1987.