first_imgAccording to sources, former BCCI president N Srinivasan, According to sources, former BCCI president N Srinivasan, who still has some clout, will have a big role as he controls as many as 10 votes in a total of 30 which is about one third. Chaudhary is known to be a Srinivasan loyalist just like treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhary of Haryana. In East zone, Srinivasan still has lot of support from Assam, Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand. For Shukla, who is known to be friends with everyone cutting across party lines, it will also be a big ask to get a proposer from the East. He may still manage to pull through if he can convince East Zone units not to field a candidate and back him as a consensus choice. Meanwhile the upcoming Special General Body Meeting of the BCCI may also get deferred from proposed 15 day schedule till the BCCI gets clarity on N Srinivasans participation. In fact as and when the meeting happens, Cricket Association of Bengal will be represented by its senior-most executive functionary which is joint secretary Subir Ganguly. Although there is no such rule, it is has been a convention in CAB that when president is no more till the time of new appointment, the senior of the two joint secretaries will attend and that is why Subir will be attending the meet instead of Sourav Ganguly, the other joint secretary. PTI KHS MRM MRMlast_img read more

Third Test: Murali Vijay’s second successive hundred highlights dream comeback

first_imgIndia’s “replacement” opener in the second Test, Murali Vijay, solidified his claim to the spot as he scored his 11th Test hundred in the third Test against Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi.Vijay reached the milestone with a stroke to the boundary ropes off Lakshan Sandakan in the 56th over. He struck nine balls to the boundary en route to his 164-ball hundred. He had scored 128 in the second Test in Nagpur, on his return to the India side.He celebrated the feat with a quirky jig, very reminiscent of French footabller Antoine Griezman’s goal celebration ‘Hotline Bling’. He and his batting partner at the crease, Virat Kohli, brought out the ‘dab’ after signalling something towards KL Rahul.Two consecutive centuries for @mvj888. This is his 11th Test ?? #INDvSL BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 2017AP Photo He stays third, behind Virender Sehwag (22), in the list of most hundreds in Tests by an Indian opener led by Sunil Gavaskar by 33.Vijay was preferred over KL Raul after Shikhar Dhawan came back into the team after his absence from the Nagpur Test. India have tinkered with their batting order for the third match in a row.Back to back centuries against Sri Lanka for @mvj888! Congratulations for his 11th Test hundred! #INDvSL ICC (@ICC) December 2, 2017Dhawan though couldn’t make the most of the opportunity.He was caught in the deep a ‘shoe-less’ Suranga Lakmal at deep square leg, from his attempted sweep shot off Dilruwan Perera, his 100th test victim.advertisementVijay, who had to wait eight months to stage his comeback to the Indian men’s cricket team, made a cautious start to the innings. Vijay had missed the Sri Lanka tour back in July-August with a wrist injury. He took just over fifty ball to reach his half-century, going into lunch on the first day of play.In the second session, with Virat Kohli for company, Vijay looked to frustrate the Sri Lankan bowlers further with a 150 -run partnership with his captain.last_img read more

Stocks skid as trade war worsens with new tariff threats

first_imgNEW YORK — Global stock indexes are sinking Wednesday after the Trump administration released a list of $200 billion in goods that could be hit with tariffs and China said it would retaliate. The dollar is getting stronger and exporters including industrial and materials companies are sinking. Oil prices are also plunging.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index lost 22 points, or 0.8 percent, to 2,771 as of 2:15 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 247 points, or 1 percent, to 24,671. The Nasdaq composite fell 50 points, or 0.7 percent, to 7,709. The Russell 2000, an index of smaller and more U.S.-focused companies, gave up 12 points, or 0.7 percent, to 1,683.The S&P 500 had risen for four days in a row and it closed at a five-month high Tuesday.TARIFF THREATS: The Trump administration proposed a 10 percent tax on imported items including vacuum cleaners, furniture and car and bicycle parts, but not U.S.-branded smartphones and laptops. It is scheduled to make a decision on the potential tariffs after Aug. 31.China’s government said it will take “firm and forceful measures” if the new tariffs are enacted. Chipmakers, which make large portions of their sales in China, took some of the worst losses. Nvidia fell 2.3 percent to $247.41 and Micron Technology lost 3 percent to $54.08.Among industrials, Caterpillar lost 3.6 percent to $136.11 and farm equipment maker Deere lost 2.4 percent to $141.01.THE QUOTE: Jack Ablin, chief investment officer for Cresset Wealth Advisors, said the tariffs threaten to slow the global economy by raising costs for consumers and making businesses less productive.last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Ashley Mason Graduates From Becker College

first_imgWORCESTER, MA — Ashley Mason, of Wilmington, graduated with a AS in Veterinary Science, Veterinary Technology Concentration from Becker College. Mason was one of one hundred Becker students to graduate at the end of the fall semester.About Becker CollegeFounded in 1784, Becker College is an undergraduate and graduate, career-focused private college, providing a supportive and inclusive learning community that prepares graduates for their first to last careers. Nearly 1,800 students from the United States and around the world live and learn on the College’s Worcester and Leicester campuses. With nationally recognized programs in nursing, game design and animal studies, Becker has been consistently ranked as a “Best College” for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Becker College via Merit.)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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Mason & Ravagni Graduate From Becker CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Mason & Ravagni Named To Dean’s List At Becker CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Cornish & Mason Named To Dean’s List At Becker CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more

Quota reform protester Ashiqur shot by BCL men

first_imgPolice in action on Dhaka University campus to disperse quota reform protesters on 8 April. File Photo: Prothom AloA quota reform protester and Dhaka University student, Ashiqur Rahman, is undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit (ICU) of Dhaka Medical College Hospital after being shot allegedly by activists of ruling Awami League’s student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL).A fourth-year student of the public administration department of DU, Ashiqur sustained bullet injuries in front of Gurdwara Nanak Shahi on campus early 9 April when a group of BCL activists chased the quota protesters, said his friends.They categorically alleged that BCL activists opened fire on Ashiqur.A classmate of Ashiqur who was present with him that day told Prothom Alo that around 2:00am a group of BCL activists chased the protesters from TSC (Teacher-Student Centre) to the DU vice chancellor’s residence, repeatedly opening fire.Ashiqur was shot, he added.Asked about the shooting, BCL general secretary SM Zakir Hossain told Prothom Alo, ”This allegation is baseless. No activists of BCL opened fire during the chase and counter-chase.”Then who shot Ashiqur as there were no police deployed there? Zakir Hossain said that the Dhaka University authorities can investigate the matter and find this out.Ashiqur has been under treatment of DMCH casualty department’s physician Faruq Hossain.Talking about Ashiqur’s condition, he said, ”The bullet is lodged inside his body. He also has injuries in his liver and lungs, but is now out of danger.”Besides Ashiqur, two more quota reform protesters have been undergoing treatment at DMCH.One of them, Mohammed Shahriar Hossain, a third-year student of DU’s chemistry department, sustained a total of eight rubber bullet wounds in his back. The other, Mohammed Tanvir Hassan, a fourth-year student of DU’s theatre and performance studies department, was baton charged by police.Shahriar Hossain told Prothom Alo that he was hit in the back when police fired rubber bullets and tear gas early 9 April.Tanvir, also a central committee member of BCL, was beaten by police as he was trying to save the protesters from rubber bullets and tear gas fired by police.”I’m first a student and then a leader of BCL. I took part in the protest as I support it ideologically.”*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Imam Hossain.Read more:’BCL opened fire on protesters’last_img read more

Texas Economy Expected to Cool Down as Job Growth from Harvey Fades

first_img Listen 00:00 /00:46 Dallas FedTexas exports are at record highs but trade frictions weigh on sentiment and outlooks Texas ranks first in the country for job growth so far this year. But that’s not how the state may end 2018.Laila Assanie, senior business economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, said wage pressure caused by a historically tight labor market and slower export growth will likely cool down the state’s economy.“Additionally, Houston’s growth – which makes up 25 percent of the state’s employment – will likely cool in the second half as Hurricane Harvey-induced activity dissipates,” Assanie said.After Harvey, construction as well as retail and restaurants experienced strong job growth. That gave Houston’s economy a big boost.Despite the expected slower growth in the second half of this year, Assanie said jobs in Texas will still grow by more than average.center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Sharelast_img read more