India secures its east after western Himalaya clashes with China

first_img“The military presence has surely increased, but as far as incursions are concerned, there are no verified reports as such,” said Ayushi Sudan, Anjaw’s chief civil servant, adding that several Indian army battalions were stationed there.”There has been an increase in troop deployment since the Galwan incident, and even prior to that we’d started,” she told Reuters by telephone, referring to the June clash in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed.Arunachal Pradesh, which China calls South Tibet, was at the center of a full-scale border war between India and China in 1962, and security analysts have warned that it could become a flash-point again.But an Indian military spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Harsh Wardhan Pande, said there was no cause for concern and the troops arriving in the area were part of regular rotation. India has moved troops to its eastern stretch of border with China since clashes erupted between the nuclear-armed rivals on the western part of their border in the Himalayas in June, a government official said.The June clash in the Ladakh region, in the western part of their border, was the worst violence between the Asian giants in decades and there has been little sign of a reduction in tension, with more military action in the past week.The movement of troops to the eastern district of Anjaw, in Arunachal Pradesh state, which China also claims, raises the prospect of a wider face-off though both government and military officials in India ruled out any imminent confrontation. “Basically, it’s units changing. That’s happening as it happens every time, nothing much,” Pande told Reuters from near Guwahati, the largest city in northeastern India.”As of now, there’s nothing to worry about on that front.”But Tapir Gao, a member of parliament from Arunachal, told Reuters that Chinese troops had been regularly crossing into Indian territory.”It’s a regular phenomenon, it’s nothing new,” he said, identifying the Walong and Chaglagam areas in Anjaw as the most vulnerable.In the 1962 war, India says its outnumbered forces “blocked the thrust of the invading Chinese” in Walong, and the area of mountains, meadows and fast-flowing rivers is now a government focus for settlement and road-building.”What we’re trying to do is create more possibilities and opportunities for villagers,” said Sudan, referring to plans for clusters of villages in the disputed area.”It’s a push to resettle people.”Topics :last_img read more

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first_imgAlgeria: SNTF is negotiating to buy signalling equipment for 33 stations between El Affroun and Oued Tlelat from Siemens Austria for Sch1bn.Australia: Queensland Rail has awarded two contracts worth A$217 to Walkers-Adtranz Pty Ltd for 90 EMU cars for Brisbane. Westrail has ordered 10 EMU cars from Walkers-Adtranz for the Perth suburban network at a cost of A$32·8m. Victoria’s Ministry of Transport has let contracts worth A$10m for upgrading the Flemington Bridge – Upfield route. GEC Alsthom is to provide new signalling, with Adtranz upgrading overhead electrification and John Holland Construction doubling 2 km from Fawkner to Gowrie. Belgium: SNCB has ordered 55000 prestressed concrete sleepers from British supplier Tarmac Precast Concrete.Bolivia: Empresa Ferroviaria Oriental has called tenders for supply of 200 boxcars, 200 hoppers, 75 flat and 45 open wagons. Brazil: MRS Logística has selected Iochpe-Maxion to refurbish 800 wagons with options for another 1200 .Canada: CN and CP have jointly invited tenders for repair and overhaul of train control and communications equipment.CN has awarded a seven-year resleepering contract to Fairmont Tamper, covering the supply of materials and equipment and the management of CN work crews.France: SAB is to supply brakes, pneumatic controls, resilient wheels, doors and couplings for 20 Eurotrams being built for Strasbourg by Adtranz.Germany: DB has taken delivery of the first of 500 wagons from DWA’s Niesky works for transport of china clay to Italy.Great Britain: Tiphook Rail has ordered 35 pocket wagons from Transtech of Finland to carry 9ft 6in high containers. Railtrack is inviting tenders by August 26 for four-year track renewal contracts worth a total of up to £1bn.Railtrack has awarded a £40m contract to Tarmac for resignalling at Manchester Victoria. Solid-state interlockings will be supplied by GEC Alsthom Signalling.Hungary: MAV-Adtranz Dunakesi wagon works has started assembly of 15 type Z1 coaches as part of a MAV order for 50 from DWA funded by a German credit.Israel: IR has ordered five IC3 Flexliner DMUs from Adtranz for DKr160m; they will be assembled by Ramta at Beer Sheva.New Zealand: Tranz Rail has purchased 17 diesel locos from QR; eight will be used to haul milk trains for Kiwi Dairy.Russia: RZD has ordered track maintenance machines from MTH Praha of the Czech Republic for KC1·77bn, including 60 ballast cleaners and 50 brush cutters. Work will be shared with PRMZ Kaluga.Switzerland: Alusuisse has a contract to develop the bodyshell and interior design for Germany’s Transrapid 08 test vehicle.Turkey: TCDD has ordered 40000 tonnes of rail from Czech manufacturer Trinecké Zelezlast_img read more

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MEPs call on European Commission to explain accounting reforms

first_imgFurther details have emerged of the challenges the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) faces in its battle to win credibility among politicians in Europe.Two leading members of the European Parliament, Syed Kamall and Sven Giegold, have called on the European Commission to explain the procedures it has followed to the possible adoption of a new financial instruments accounting standard in the European Union (EU).Separately, a source close to the issue has revealed that the expectation among even the most ardent opponents of the London-based IASB is that the EU will eventually endorse International Financial Reporting Standard 9, Financial Instruments.The reluctance of the Parliament to exercise its veto, however, could come as part of a trade-off that could see MEPs approve a highly critical motion on the IASB and its parents body, the IFRS Foundation. In a letter dated 16 July obtained by IPE, the MEPs detail seven demands for the Commission to meet to satisfy them they should support IFRS 9.The parliamentarians want the Commission to explain why it has failed to produce clear guidelines on the meaning of ‘the public good’ and ‘the true and fair view principle’.They are concerned the Commission has no apparent plan to carry out a thorough impact assessment on either the measurement or impairment requirements of IFRS 9.They warn that a knock-on effect of banks squirrelling away more capital could be that small and medium-sized enterprises will find it harder to secure loan financing. In addition, the MEPs also advise that long-term investors might find “equity investments less attractive”.The parliamentarians also want the European Systemic Risk Board to comment on whether the impairment and measurement requirements could have procyclical or other implications for financial stability.They called on the Commission to explain how it would address the concerns raised by the EU’s technical advisers on accounting issues that fair-value measurement requirements under IFRS 9 are “problematic”, particularly in relation to dividends and transparency for investors.They said they needed more information about how banks would implement the new proposals, and, lastly, they want the Commission to explain how IFRS 9 would interact with prudential requirements such as the International Regulatory Framework for Banks (Basel III).The demands are linked to increasing agitation in the EU in many quarters over the bloc’s decision to outsource its standard-setting functions to the IFRS Foundation, a Delaware-based quango.Reform of financial instruments accounting has been a hot-button topic since the financial crisis.Critics of the IASB’s current financial-instruments accounting model claim it resulted in banks recognising losses on underwater loans too late.The principles for recognising and measuring financial assets, liabilities and some contracts to buy or sell non-financial items are currently set out in IAS 39.The IASB has been working on a replacement standard, IFRS 9, since 2009. This effort was originally a joint effort with the US FASB.The US standard setter walked away from the effort largely because of irreconcilable differences with the IASB on the issue of impairment, the process by which losses or likely losses on amortised cost financial assets are written down.Against this background, former EU internal market commission Michel Barnier instructed Philippe Maystadt to look at how the EU could enhance its influence on the IASB’s processes.Maystadt also looked at the ways the EU could improve governance of the European bodies involved in developing these standards.Maystadt delivered his findings to an ECOFIN Council meeting on 15 November 2013. His recommendations received wide support from EU member states.IFRSs are currently mandated for use by all listed companies across the bloc. Under the current endorsement mechanism, the Commission receives advice on the suitability of individual IFRSs for endorsement from the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG).EFRAG also works with European national standard setters on outreach activities designed to stimulate debate among interested parties in Europe on accounting matters.In addition, the Commission receives advice from the SARG or Standards Advice Review Group. On the basis of this advice, the Commission presents a draft regulation to the Accounting Regulatory Committee for approval.The Accounting Regulatory Committee is made up of representatives drawn from individual member states with the Commission as its chair.Subsequently, both the European Council and the Parliament assess whether the Commission has complied with the EU’s accounting directive or not.Effectively, this endorsement mechanism gives a veto to the Commission, the Parliament and the ARC. The Parliament has yet to exercise its veto over an IFRS.Meanwhile, well-placed sources close to the issue have told IPE they do not expect the Parliament to block IFRS 9 – despite recent sabre rattling.Speaking on condition of anonymity, the sources explained that, because IFRS 9 is a delegated act under EU procedure, this means the Parliament is unable to amend it. Instead, it must either accept it or reject it.What is likely, however, is that the Parliament will vote on a non-binding own-initiative resolution of its ECON Committee that could be highly critical of both the IFRS Foundation and the IASB’s standards.IPE has also learned that this report could possibly make reference to the recent opinion of George Bompas QC, in which he questioned the legality of IFRS accounts in the UK.Alongside George Bompas, both the Basel Committee and the Bank of England have raised concerns about IFRS 9.IASB chairman Hans Hoogervorst has previously attempted to sell IFRS 9 as an escape hatch for underwater Greek government debt.Addressing the July 2011 IFRS annual conference, Hoogervorst said: “The endorsement of IFRS by Europe has been extremely important for IFRS.“We still have a small problem now with IFRS 9. There are many people who now think they should adopt it quickly because it gives a little bit more leeway in terms of the Greek government bonds.“Right now, most of them are held available for sale. If you impair them, you have to impair them at the going market rate – not very high, I believe, 30% – whereas, if they are at amortised cost, as IFRS 9 makes possible, then you still have the possibility of making at least some sort of judgement.”last_img read more

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UK public pension pool preps £2bn corporate bond fund

first_imgLGPS Central is looking for active managers to run a £2bn (€2.2bn) global investment grade corporate bond fund.The tender, aided by IPE Quest, marks the latest step in the pooling of assets held by the consortium’s nine local authority pension fund members. Together they have £40bn in assets under management.The corporate bond tender is in line with previously outlined plans to roll out a number of pooled fixed income funds next year.According to the IPE Quest notice for the corporate bond tender, LGPS Central was looking for managers to be able to demonstrate a “consistent, robust, repeatable investment process” and an actively managed portfolio. Responsible investment would need to be part of the investment process and full transparency on a look-through basis would need to be provided with the fund’s custodian.The pension manager was also looking for a “low cost, fully transparent, value for money” offering.Third parties have been invited to tender through a pre-qualification questionnaire process. Successful applications would then be invited to complete a request for proposal before a “competitive dialogue” during final interviews and selection.LGPS Central specified that interested parties should tender using only the following e-mail address: globaligcorpbondfund@lgpscentral.co.uk.The deadline for submitting pre-qualification questionnaires is 10 December at noon UK time.Since receiving regulatory authorisation in January, LGPS Central has launched three pooled equity funds and announced the managers of another equity fund, which together are expected to hold £14bn of investments from its partner local government pension scheme (LGPS) funds.When the procurement process for LGPS Central’s global active equity multi-manager fund was under way 150 fund  managers from across the world expressed an initial interest in tendering for the mandate.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest, Discovery, or Innovation tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com.last_img read more

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Bardon house has more bathrooms than bedrooms

first_imgThe house at 93 Outlook Cres, Bardon, has seven toilets.THIS house has more bathrooms than it does bedrooms.That’s right, the house at 93 Outlook Cres, Bardon, has six bathrooms and five bedrooms across its three levels.On the middle level are two bedrooms, a family room with a fireplace, a wine cellar, powder room and a rumpus room with a full wet bar. The front of 93 Outlook Cres, Bardon.The rumpus opens out to an alfresco dining area and the pool.On the top level are three more bedrooms, a laundry, and an open plan kitchen, living and dining area.Each bedroom is ensuited, and on the top floor is an extra bathroomBetween the bathrooms and powder room, there are seven toilets. One of the home’s fireplaces and living rooms.But it was the location of this Bardon property that sold it to Greg and Melanie Ryan when they bought it nine years ago.Mr Ryan said they had moved from Ashgrove and believed there was nowhere else like it in Brisbane.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“There’s nowhere else in Brisbane like it that has a full view of the city, is 5km from the city and has Mount Coot-Tha (Reserve) at the back fence,” Mr Ryan said.“The house is incredibly quiet because there is no reason for anyone to come up here.” There is a bar downstairs …Mr Ryan said the home had been great for entertaining, and they had raised two daughters there.“It was a magnificent family home,” he said.“It’s an excellent house for entertaining too.“It’s got a big entertaining room with a bar and kitchen downstairs, so we’ve had a 50th, two 18th birthdays and a 21st there.”center_img … and a kitchen upstairs.His favourite room, however, was the main bedroom.“The master bedroom has a full view of the city,” he said.“It was superb and there is so much birdlife in that area.” The bedroom has a leafy outlook.Mr Ryan said they often took advantage of the fact the property backed onto bushland.“There are some lovely walking tracks into the mountains.”He believed the house would suit a professional couple with children.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more

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Former Liverpool legend turned Brisbane Roar coach Robbie Fowler is scoring goals in the property market

first_img Justin Bieber’s epic $13m mansion for sale Brisbane Roar new head coach Robbie Fowlera. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)Anything from apartments to small houses and large properties that had high rental demand were his favoured list of properties — both in his hometown Liverpool and offshore — and his investments began early during his career.The legendary player, who’s admitted that his property investments came off heeding good advice from financial planners, turned that experience into the Robbie Fowler Property Academy. Liverpool’s Robbie Fowler playing for Liverpool in 1996. Soccer A/CT“It’s not something I do all the time. My wife deals with it. I’m involved with a company who basically teach people (how to buy property),” he told The Courier-Mail.With the family now Queensland-based, his firm has joined forces with Educators Legacy Education Alliance teaching Aussies how to get stuck into real estate via workshops in Brisbane and Melbourne. Basically how “investing in property can give you the chance to earn money in your sleep”, according to Fowler’s own marketing.“Not everything’s going to be positive for everyone, people might think it’s not for them. For me it was a learning curve and you know I learnt so much myself on these courses,” he told the paper.The soccer legend penned his experiences in a new book, My Life In Football, which is set for release November 14.“Hear my thoughts on the modern game, sharing stories from the dressing room, no nailing any players) my legendary teammates as well as my rise to football’s top table,” is how he’s been spruiking it.“It’s coming out November,” he said, “I’ve had one before and it’s probably a little bit of a follow on, talking about all the stuff that’s happened since I created the first (book). I’m looking forward to it actually. It will be good.” Head Coach Robbie Fowler poses during the Brisbane Roar Media Day at the BRFC City of Logan Training Facility on October 02, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)Fowler, whose feats include 183 goals in 369 matches for English Premier League giants Liverpool, advises anyone wanting to follow his footsteps in the property market to know where they stand and why they are doing it.What he has dropped off his investment list is race horses.“Funny enough I lost interest when I came over here back in the day (in 2009 to play for North Queensland Fury). I was a jumps man, I prefer the jumps. When I came over to it was more flat, so by the time I went back home I sort of lost interest because it was different horses … I have had a few good horses, various good horses but football made me end it.”His love of property though continues unabated, and his tips for real estate punters were pretty straight forward. Robbie Fowler’s top tips for scoring in the property market “Write down what you want a potential property portfolio to deliver in the short to medium term.” 6. Know the reason why 1. Know your expenses “Check your current score and look into how you can improve your score, if need be,” he said. 4. Know what you want Buyers missing out despite record low rates “Consider whether you want ‘cash flow’ or ‘capital growth’ when considering a property investment career, albeit part or full-time.” 5. Set property goals “Understand the difference between an asset and a liability. Get some professional property training.” 3. Know your credit score Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:29Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWays to get into the property market for less00:29New Brisbane Roar A-League soccer coach, Robbie Fowler — dubbed “God” during his heyday in Liverpool -may be worth an estimated $56 million with as many as 80 properties, but by his own admission, he’s done so by being risk averse.Fowler, who was such a prolific property investor that Manchester City fans changed the words to Yellow Submarine to ‘we all live in a Robbie Fowler house”, has continued his interest in real estate here. MORE NEWS: The House Rules home given a $200k overhaul “When it comes to property investing, first, you need to look at your outgoings and understand where your money is being spent,” he told The Courier-Mail.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago“Many people think that owning a home is an asset but if you are mortgaged up to the hilt, this could be seen as more of a liability. So create a monthly outgoings spreadsheet.” 2. Know balance sheets “Put some thought into your ‘why’,” he said. “Is it to spend more time with your family? Or perhaps to pursue your dream of travelling the world? Your why is an intrinsic part of your investing journey. It is a key motivator and reality checker.” *ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY MARCO MONTEVERDElast_img read more

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2 cops injured in road crash

first_imgBoth Famindalan and Lumampao were frontlinersassigned at a border point in Barangay Buntatala, also in Jaro district. According to police investigation, Famindalanand Lumampao fell off their motorcycle after the former lost control of thevehicle around 8:15 a.m. on Saturday. Patrolman Leo Famindalan, 30, of SanJoaquin, Iloilo and Corporal Judel Lumampao, 36, of Barangay Trapeche, Oton,Iloilo sustained injuries on the body. ILOILO City – Two police officers figuredin a road accident in Barangay Bitoon, Jaro district. The two policemen received treatment atthe West Visayas State University Medical Center in La Paz district./PNlast_img

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Bucksport softball team off to 3-0 start

first_imgBUCKSPORT — The Bucksport softball team has kicked off its season with a 3-0 start, scoring double-digit runs in each of those games.Following their 16-4 season-opening win over Washington Academy (2-1), the Golden Bucks shut out both Dexter (1-2) and Mount Desert Island (0-2) in the past week.Bucksport 12, Dexter 0Bucksport’s Maggie Bires fired a three-hitter, striking out eight and walking two, to lead the Golden Bucks past Dexter in six innings on Saturday.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAlso for Bucksport, Julia Zavalza drove in three runs with a double and two singles. Makenzie Smith had three singles and an RBI, and Emily Hunt and Kaylee Grindle each had two singles and an RBI.Bucksport 14, MDI 0Katelin Saunders recorded a five-inning no-hitter to lead the Golden Bucks by MDI on Thursday.Saunders walked just one batter and struck out nine while Makenzie Smith doubled twice and drove in three runs. Emily Hunt and Kaylee Grindle each added two singles, and Hunt also drove in two runs. Julia Zavalza contributed a double and two RBIs.Hermon 13, Ellsworth 1Katelynn Bagley slammed a solo homer for Ellsworth (1-1) on Tuesday en route to its loss to Hermon (3-0).WA 7, GSA 2Washington Academy beat George Stevens Academy (1-2) on Saturday.Foxcroft 16, MDI 6Aubrey Boyce recorded a double and single for MDI in its loss to Foxcroft (3-0) on Saturday.Ellsworth 11, GSA 0Callie Hammer led Ellsworth (1-1) with two doubles, a single and three RBIs in the team’s season-opening win over GSA on Thursday.Also for Ellsworth, Leah Stevens hit two singles with two RBIs and scored three runs. Breann Cummings and Shelby Cote each singled and doubled with two RBIs. Pitcher Kate Whitney fired a two-hitter with 13 strikeouts and one walk.Olivia Stevenson singled twice for GSA.last_img read more

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Pre-Cadet table Tennis Championships:

first_imgGuyana bag five silver and one bronze in team eventsTHE Guyana Pre-Cadet Table Tennis team are currently battling for regional table tennis supremacy in the 2016 Caribbean Pre Cadet Table Tennis championships at the National Arena, Kingston Jamaica.In their quest for championship honours the team secured 5 silver medals 1 bronze medal in Team events played on days one and two.Guyana secured two silver and a bronze in the 13 years-and-under Boys’ team events through Kaysan Ninvalle, Isaiah Layne and Niran Bissu though they lost in a tough contested battle to Trinidad and Tobago in the Team events on Tuesday.En route to the final, the team defeated Barbados, Jamaica A and B.In the 13 years-and-under category the team of Thuraia Thomas, Neveah Clarkston and Abigale Martin also secured silver.For the 11 years-and-under class the Guyana young team of Colin Wong, Dhanesh Persaud, Krystain Sahadeo and Alexander de Abreu had to settle for bronze after they defeated Barbados.13 years-and-under Girls’ Doubles Abigale Martin and Neveah Clarkston picked up silver after losing out to a Trinidadian duo by a 3-2 margin.In the Mixed doubles the Under-13 pair of Kaysan Ninvalle and Abigale Martin played their hearts out but narrowly lost to Trinidad and Tobago.The team used yesterday as a rest day with action resuming today in the singles competition. Guyana’s chances to steal gold and overcome their Trinidad counterparts hinge on Kaysan Ninvalle who is actually competing in the 13 years-and-under in the teams and doubles but is eligible for the 11 years-and-under where he will play the singles. Kaysan will be joined in the U-13 divison by Isaiah Layne, Niran Bissu and Alexander De Abreu.Abigale Martin and Neveah Clarkston will also compete in the Girls’ 13 years-and-under singles while Thuraia Thomas will do battle in the 11 years-and-under singles division.In the Under-11 class, Colin Wong, Dhanesh Persaud and Krystian Sahadeo will represent Guyana.last_img read more

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Cricket News 1st ODI: Kuldeep’s magic, Rohit’s grace take India to emphatic victory

first_imgNottingham: Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav bamboozled England batsmen with a mesmerizing spell before Rohit Sharma’s sublime century saw India cruise to a eight-wicket victory in the first ODI at Nottingham on Wednesday.Kuldeep’s career-best figures of 6 for 25 allowed England to only score a modest 268 on good batting conditions.The chase was a stroll in the park for as the runs were knocked off in only 40.1 overs courtesy Rohit’s (137 no off 114 balls). It was the opener’s 18th ODI hundred, which was beautifully complemented by skipper Virat Kohli (75, 82 balls) as he struck his first 50 plus score of the tour. The Kohli-Rohit duo added 177 runs in 25.1 overs to seal the issue.Once Kohli opted to field, the English script unfolded very much on similar lines with the T20 series, where things went downhill as soon as Kuldeep was introduced into the attack.None of the England batsmen were able to read him and a testimony to that was his brilliant figures of 10-0-25-6, the best ever by any chinaman bowler in the history of ODIs.He bowled an astounding 38 dot balls and not once was he hit for a boundary. This was Kuldeep’s first five-for in ODIs after he had recently achieved the same feat in T20Is during the Manchester encounter.The manner in which Kuldeep set up the match, there was no scoreboard pressure on the Indian batting line-up unlike the last ODI series, where England trampled Australia under a mountain of runs.Rohit, who always takes time to get off the blocks and then accelerate, hit 15 fours and four sixes. He completed his century with an effortless hit down the ground off leg-spinner Adil Rashid. As if to celebrate the hundred, he also hit a one-handed six off Moeen Ali.Kohli on his part hit eight boundaries and was ready to play the second fiddle during his 47th half century in ODI cricket.Earlier, Jos Buttler (53 off 51 balls) looked the most comfortable while Ben Stokes (50 off 103 balls) played a painstaking knock as Kuldeep blew away the top order after a good start. Together, they added 83 for the fifth wicket showing signs of recovery but he dismissed the two set batsmen in quick succession to bring about the home team’s downfall.Moeen Ali (24) and Adil Rashid (22) added a few quick runs ro help England cross the 250-run mark before they were all out in the final over with a delivery left.That Kuldeep was singularly responsible for England’s batting collapse was evident more so because the next best figures were 2 for 70 in 9.5 overs by Umesh Yadav.Even Kuldeep’s spin twin Yuzvendra Chahal (1/51 in 10 overs) was not exactly economical.The match started with both Jason Roy (38) and Jonny Bairstow (38) launching into Yadav and debutant Siddarth Kaul (0/62 in 10 overs) with a flurry of boundaries.They added 73 for the opening stand before a wrong execution of reverse sweep brought about Roy’s downfall.Kuldeep was not afraid to flight the ball and dipped viciously having the batsmen in two minds. Some played with the turn and some tried against the turn—both with dismal outcomes.At the start of the 13th over, Joe Root (3) was completely befuddled by a ripping leg break and was trapped lbw. Four balls later, Bairstow was trapped lbw via DRS, failing to read the googly.England had collapsed to 82 for 3, losing three wickets for nine runs in the space of 16 balls. Soon, it became 105-4 as Chahal got into the mix of things with Eoin Morgan (19) caught at cover.This brought Stokes and Buttler together at the crease, and they put on 93 runs for the fifth wicket. Losing too many wickets meant that they had to take time and rebuild the innings, with Stokes in particular scoring at a very low strike-rate.Buttler though continued his rich vein of form and smacked his 18th ODI half-century off 45 balls. In doing so, he put on 50 off 59 balls with Stokes, yet it was only a part-recovery for England.Throughout his innings, Buttler batted with most ease against both pace and spin, and hit five boundaries in all. It appeared as if he was preparing for an assault in the death overs, but Kuldeep sucked out any momentum that he had built. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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