British Baker’s associate editor Lesley Foottit has made her TV début to speak about National Cupcake Week in a live broadcast. Foottit, as a key organiser of the event, was interviewed on the TV show London Live on Monday morning about why the nation loves cake. In a national survey, British Baker found that 92% of people would describe themselves as cake lovers, and 39% said they ate cake two to three times a week. Foottit also appeared with Shalini Sriskandarasa, last years National Cupcake Champion, who explained how cake has changed her career.Watch the full interview below:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — American whiskey absorbed some setbacks but showed resilience despite pandemic-related clampdowns on bars and restaurants in 2020. A report from a distilled spirits trade group shows liquor sales benefited from enduring demand for a good stiff drink. Despite plunging sales from bars and restaurants, the American whiskey sector rang up increased revenues. Liquor store and online sales surged. Some restaurants offered new twists for thirsty customers, serving cocktails-to-go. As a result, combined U.S. sales for bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye whiskey rose 8.2% to $4.3 billion in 2020. The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States issued the report Thursday.
The men of Dillon Hall said they are prepared to put Major League Baseball player Bryce Harper to shame Friday at the annual Opening Day celebration. The nine sections of Dillon will compete in a wiffle ball tournament and home run derby from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the grass between Dillon and South Dining Hall.Sophomore and incoming hall president Curt Gouldin said he expects a large turnout for this year’s event.“Last year, close to 200 people came out,” Gouldin said. “There’s always a great turnout from within Dillon, but last year we had a bunch of people from all over campus come. We’re always trying to get more people to join in and have fun.”Gouldin also said food and activities will be available for students who are not competing in the tournament but still want to come celebrate the day’s festivities.“We have a band, a mechanical bull, a ton of food, high strikers, pop shot, Jenga, corn hole, Spikeball and can jam,” Gouldin said. “We’ll have burgers, hotdogs and chips, too. All of this stuff is for all of campus to enjoy.”Opening Day commissioners and sophomores Mark Adamo and Ryan Vazza organized the various activities and worked to promote awareness for the event across campus.“We made a public Facebook invitation this year to try to be more inclusive,” Adamo said. “We’ve had around 200 respond that they’re coming, and 200 more put down that they’re interested in coming, so we expect a good turnout.”Vazza said they have also included an exciting new addition to this year’s event: live music.“We got the chance to add a great band this year, the Basement Boxers,” Vazza said. “Our goal is to make this event bigger and bigger each year and eventually use it to raise money for a charity we support. But, as of right now, we’re just giving out free food with music and activities hoping everybody will come.”The residents of Dillon Hall encourage everyone on campus to join the Opening Day celebration, freshman and incoming hall vice president Shane O’Brien said.“It’s a great time with great people enjoying America’s favorite past-time,” O’Brien said. “Good weather, good food, good-looking guys — there’s really no reason not to come.”Tags: Bryce Harper, Dillon Hall, Opening Day
Thomas S. Leavitt, Executive Vice President for Merchants Bank, announced the groundbreaking for the construction of a new office on Route 4 in Rutland. The bank currently has a small drive-up on the site at 92 Woodstock Avenue. The new full-service ADA-compliant branch at the same address will include: four lobby teller stations; two drive-up service lanes; an additional ATM drive-up lane; offices for branch management, commercial lending officers, and customer service. Completion is expected before year-end. As part of this expansion, Leavitt also announced the appointment of Deanna K. Wetherby to the position of Branch President for Woodstock Avenue. We have been active and growing in Rutland since opening our office at Green Mountain Plaza on Route 7 South ten years ago. We have been providing limited service during that time at the Woodstock Avenue. To support our Vermont Matters pledge, we are doubling our capacity to serve Vermont s second largest community. Deanna Wetherby is ideally suited to the new challenge and has a strong history of banking contributions in the local marketplace. She has roots in Rutland and knows this proud region as well as anyone, said Leavitt.In keeping with the Bank s commitment to Vermont, the project employs Vermont contractors. Nimtz Berryhill and Figiel Architect, P.C. (Rutland) is serving as the architectural firm for the facility and Site Designers are Enman Engineering, PC, (Rutland). Connor Contracting, Inc, of Berlin, VT is performing as General Contractor; Fabian Earth Moving, Inc. is conducting the sitework and excavation. Wilk Paving of Rutland will perform paving. Interior construction firms include electrical & lighting by Lamberton Electric, Inc. (Montpelier) and mechanical and plumbing by Vermont Heating and Ventilating, Inc. (Winooski). Exterior Windows are by Windows and Doors by Brownell (Williston) and entrance, glass & glazing by The Glass Connection (Essex Junction). We very much believe the community here is strong enough to support a second full-service branch, stated Wetherby. It’s an ideal location for our many customers who are centered in the neighborhoods around downtown and the eastern section of the city all the way to Killington. This facility will enable us to meet the banking needs of the entire region.” Wetherby was previously employed with Berkshire Bank (formerly Factory Point). She served as Branch Manager for the Court Square (West Street, Rutland) office of Factory Point/Berkshire from the office opening in 2000 until joining Merchants Bank in late 2008 as a member of the Green Mountain Plaza team. Wetherby developed a strong presence in a start-up office, effectively performing all functions typically associated with a Branch President position. Prior to opening the office at Court Square, Wetherby successfully built an in-store branch office at the Price Chopper supermarket in Rutland’s largest shopping complex and held the responsibility for five years. Wetherby is well regarded in the community and has nurtured the development of branch staff to officer appointments during her tenure.Wetherby is a native of Rutland and an alumna of Rutland High School. She has participated in the American Institute of Banking (Performance Training Certificate in Supervision), Northern New England Center for Financial Training (Branch Manager Certificate), Northern New England Center for Financial Training (Customer Service Associate Certificate, Talent and Customer Development and Service Interview Analysis Certification) and Northern New England School of Banking (General Banking Diploma).Deanna Wetherby, Merchants Bank, Branch President, Woodstock Avenue, Rutland Pictured in the groundbreaking, from left to right are: Ralph Nimtz (NFB Architects), Nicole Kesselring (Enman Engineering), Jason Young (Connor Contracting Co.), Steve Connor (Connor Contracting Co.), Tom Leavitt (MB), Deanna Wetherby (MB), Michael Tuttle (MB), Michelle LaMoria (MB), Gary Dean (MB), Keith Eddy (Eddy Enterprises), Ron Fabian (Fabian Earth Moving), and Blair Enman (Enman Engineering).Vermont Matters. Merchants Bank strives to fulfill its role as the state s leading independent community bank through a wide range of initiatives. The bank supports organizations throughout Vermont in addressing essential needs, sustaining community programs, providing small business and job start capital, funding financial literacy education, and delivering enrichment through local sports activities. Merchants Bank was established in 1849 in Burlington. Its continuing mission is to provide Vermonters with a statewide community bank that combines a strong technology platform with a genuine appreciation for local markets. Merchants Bank delivers this commitment through a branch-based system that includes: 34 community bank offices and 42 ATMs throughout Vermont; local branch presidents and personal bankers dedicated to high-quality customer service; free online banking, phone banking, and electronic bill payment services; high-value depositing programs that feature Free Checking for Life®, Cash Rewards Checking, Rewards Checking for Business, business cash management, money market accounts, health savings accounts, certificates of deposit, Flexible CD, IRAs, and overdraft assurance; feature-rich loan programs including mortgages, home equity credit, vehicle loans, personal and small business loans and lines of credit; and merchant card processing. Merchants Bank offers a strong set of commercial and government banking solutions, delivered by experienced banking officers in markets throughout the state; these teams provide customized financing for medium-to-large companies, non-profits, cities, towns and school districts. Please visit www.mbvt.com(link is external) for access to Merchants Bank information, programs and services. Merchants stock is traded on the NASDAQ National Market system under the symbol MBVT. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.Source: Merchants Bank, August 21, 2009.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ABC Australia:The woman who led the world to a global climate change agreement has a message for Australia: “You really do have to see that we are at the Kodak moment for coal.”Christiana Figueres, until last year the executive director of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, doesn’t mean happy snaps for the family album.Rather, the decimation of the once dominant photographic company Kodak by digital change — in the same way that coal-fired power is being eclipsed by renewable energy.She hopes to see coal, like those sentimental moments in time captured in photographs, confined to history — with the world remembering the contribution the fossil fuel has made to human development, while recognising the need to retire it as a fuel source because of its contribution to global warming.And, she says, it’s happening.“The fact is that we are already seeing the decline of coal, we are seeing more and more countries phasing out of coal,” Ms Figueres, who is based in London, told the ABC.“We just had 25 countries come together [at the latest international climate change talks] in Bonn to say that they are moving out of coal in the short term.“That does not include Australia or India or China, but you can begin to see the trend.“India is headed for peaking its coal consumption by the year 2027.”We asked if you thought coal-fired power was facing its own “Kodak moment”. Read the discussion in the comments.Which makes arguments that India needs the coal from Adani’s planned mega-mine in North Queensland — and the Federal Government’s determination to see the mine ahead — baffling to Ms Figueres.The Government’s Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, or NAIF, is considering Adani’s request for a subsidised loan of up to $1 billion to help it build a railway to connect the Carmichael mine in outback Queensland to the Abbot Point Coal Mine near Mackay, which Adani also owns.By law, the NAIF is not permitted to make loans for projects that would damage Australia’s international reputation.More: The ‘Kodak moment’ for coal, and why the Adani mine could be a financial disaster Australia’s ‘Kodak Moment’ on Energy Policy
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:French energy major Total said on Thursday that it had reached an agreement with renewables energy developer Simply Blue Energy to acquire 80% of the Erebus floating wind project in the Celtic Sea.Total, which did not disclose the value of the deal, has said it plans to invest up to $2 billion annually to expand its footprint in low carbon businesses.The company said the 96 megawatts capacity pioneer floating offshore project would be installed in an area with water depth of 70 meters. “This makes Total one of the first movers in this technology in the United Kingdom, the world’s largest offshore wind market,” Total said in a statement.While offshore wind has so far mainly developed in shallow water depths based on fixed bottom technology, floating wind offshore is set for strong growth in the years to come, it said.Total added that the emerging floating offshore technology had a wide potential and could open access to sites further offshore, which would have less impact on the landscape, and benefit from very high wind resources.“Floating offshore wind is an extremely promising and technical segment where Total brings its extensive expertise in offshore operations and maintenance,” said Total’s Chairman & CEO Patrick Pouyanne.[Bate Felix]More: Oil major Total buys 80% stake in Erebus floating offshore wind project Oil major Total acquires controlling stake in 96MW floating offshore wind project
Board approves ethics rules changes Senior Editor With some final, minor modifications, the Bar Board of Governors has approved amendments to Bar rules based on the ABA’s Ethics 2002 report. The board at its August 13 meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach, gave final approval to the changes, which were proposed by the Special Committee to Review the ABA Model Rules 2002. The board also approved a change suggested by board member Bob Brush and one suggested by the Disciplinary Procedure Committee. The rules next go to the Supreme Court. The board had considered final approval at its May meeting, but tabled the amendments after the City, County and Local Government Law Section raised objections. The section said some provisions of existing and proposed rules were unduly harsh on government attorneys, particularly involving conflict of interest regulations. Bar Ethics Counsel Elizabeth Tarbert presented the report in the absence of committee Chair Adele Stone who was prevented from attending by Hurricane Charley. She reported that one change was a deletion of a requirement that government attorneys get a conflict waiver from their agencies in writing and made two other technical changes sought by the section. Other changes suggested by the section were rejected, Tarbert said. The section had objected that “these proposed rule revisions touch upon the time-honored concepts of attorney-client confidentiality and conflicts of interest and suggest that government lawyers have a special duty to expose wrongdoing that may involve the disclosure of attorney-client communications.” Another board member, Robert Rush, moved to make two additional amendments sought by the section, but the board rejected both. One would have removed an amendment to rule 4-1.11 on conflicts of interest which notes specifically that government lawyers are subject to rules 4-1.7 and 4-1.9. “Why do we need to pass a rule that says lawyers are subject to other rules?” Rush asked. Rush said his other amendment was intended to clarify the definitions of how lawyers can get conflict permission acknowledged in some cases. He said the rule requires written acknowledgment, but the definition allows the confirmation via e-mail or electronic recording. The DPC proposed — and the board okayed — dropping a line in the comment to rule 4-1.4 on client communications which provided, “Client telephone calls should be promptly returned or acknowledged.” Bob Brush asked for a change to the comment in Rule 5-1.1 on an attorney holding money or property in trust for a client when a third party has a claim on those items. The change specifies that the attorney must hold funds in trust over client objection only when there is a duty to the third party under applicable law. The Special Committee to Review the ABA Model Rules 2002 has spent almost two years reviewing the ABA recommendations and then suggesting changes to Bar rules. The panel accepted some ABA proposed changes, but rejected others. The amendments clarify some conflict of interest rules, state that an attorney interviewed by a potential client owes a duty of confidentiality to that person even if another attorney is hired, and provide guidance to lawyers when they are hired to act as a third-party neutral. The changes also provide a safe harbor in the trial publicity rule and some alterations in duties of prosecutors. The report can be found on the Bar’s Web site at www.flabar.org, by clicking on the “Organization” and “Special Committee” headings. September 1, 2004 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Board approves ethics rules changes
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 48-year-old Ronkonkoma man fatally drowned at Smith Point County Park on the eastern end of Fire Island shortly after noon Monday, Suffolk County police said.A 911 caller reported that beachgoers pulled Kerry Agosto from the water and began performing CPR on him after he went swimming and was then found unconscious, floating near the shore at 12:15 p.m., police said.Agosto was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he was pronounced dead.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.
While conservative Muslims in Indonesia believe that the main responsibility of a wife is to stay at home and be an adept homemaker, two clerics maintain that Islam has never positioned women as maids.It is instead the obligation of the husband to provide food, clothes and decent housing for his wife, meaning he is the one who should cook, do the laundry and keep the house neat, according to the clerics who spoke about the teachings of Sunni Islam’s four largest mazhab (Islamic schools of thought): Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i and Hanbali.”When I looked closer at Islamic jurisprudence books, I was surprised that none of the major mazhab actually obligated wives to take care of household duties,” cleric Ahmad Sarwat said on Friday during a public discussion on his book titled Wife not Housemaid, which was first published last year.The event came amid a plan by a… Log in with your social account Facebook Google Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Forgot Password ? #family family-resilience-bill religion #religion Islam #Islam gender #gender
Tony Pulis reveals why Serge Gnabry flopped at West Brom after his four-goal display in Bayern Munich’s win over Tottenham Tony Pulis admits he’s ‘amazed’ by Serge Gnabry’s development (Sky Sports/Getty)Tony Pulis admits he’s been ‘amazed’ by Serge Gnabry’s transformation at Bayern Munich after the winger failed to make an impact during his time at West Brom.Gnabry scored four goals in Bayern Munich’s 7-2 victory over Tottenham in the Champions League on Tuesday evening, leaving many to question why Arsenal decided to sell him for just £5 million in 2016.During his time with the Gunners, Gnabry was sent out on loan to West Brom but he made just one Premier League appearance before being recalled in January due to a lack of playing time.When asked why Gnabry had struggled at West Brom, Pulis said in October 2015: ‘Serge has come here to play games but he just hasn’t been for me, at the moment, at that level to play the games.’ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 1 Oct 2019 11:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Comment Gnabry made just one Premier League appearance during his loan spell at West Brom (Getty Images)But after Gnabry’s impressive display against Spurs in the Champions League, Pulis told Sky Sports: ‘Well, I’m amazed.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We had him at West Brom, we took him on loan and we could never get him fit.‘I think he even got taken off in an Under-21 game.‘He went back to Arsenal, they sold him on. Advertisement Advertisement Gnabry scored four in Bayern’s 7-2 win over Spurs (Getty Images)‘He was a good kid, a nice kid, didn’t mind him at all.‘He’s fulfilled his potential.‘You could knock me over with a feather having worked with him at West Brom and seen him there to what he’s done is absolutely amazing.‘When people show what they can really do and really knuckle down and become so good as he’s done, it’s absolutely fantastic. The kid’s done fantastic.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal
GO-TIME: Human Relations Commission Offers Online Employment Discrimination Filing August 23, 2016 Efficiency, GO-TIME, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – The Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME) announced that the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) has launched an online option for filing an employment discrimination complaint. It is estimated that the online complaint form will save the PHRC approximate $109,458 over a five-year period.The online complaint form enables individuals to have access to an employment discrimination questionnaire, providing increased convenience and accuracy. The PHRC worked closely with the Office of Administration’s Office of Information Technology to design this new feature.“This is the first step towards doing business online, and we hope to add other types of discrimination questionnaires in the future,” said Executive Director JoAnn Edwards. “Many individuals seeking PHRC services find it convenient to file their questionnaire online, and it is automatically entered into our computer tracking system. That is an efficient feature.”The protection of private information is paramount to the commission, so individuals who file a complaint online must first register with Keystone ID, the Commonwealth’s online registration process. Once the questionnaire is complete, the information is immediately directed to the PHRC data tracking system and assigned a case number for review and action at the regional level. The PHRC plans to extend the use of this feature to other questionnaires (housing, public accommodation and education).“Online services are cost effective and efficient for state agencies, as well as being more accessible and convenient to citizens,” said Secretary of Administration Sharon Minnich. “By making it easier for individuals to report discrimination, the Commission is helping to ensure that all Pennsylvanians are treated fairly.”The PHRC is the state agency that is charged with upholding Pennsylvania’s anti-discrimination laws and promoting equal opportunity for all Commonwealth residents. The PHRC has regional offices in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.To find out more about the online employment discrimination questionnaire, visit www.phrc.pa.govThe Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME) is working to modernize government operations in order to reduce costs and improve services. GO-TIME works with agencies, boards and commissions to identify opportunities to share resources, collaborate and engage employees in transformation.To learn more about GO-TIME, visit www.governor.pa.gov/go-time.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Alco is conducting going-out-of-business sales at its locations nationwide.BROOKVILLE, Ind. – The Alco store in Brookville is closing, along with another 198 of its stores in 23 states.The discount retailer is making the move after a U.S. Bankruptcy court in Dallas approved an order to allow the company to begin going-out-of-business sales.Brookville’s closure will result in the loss of 14 jobs, with about 3,000 nationwide that will be unemployed, the Brookville Democrat reports.The company was founded in 1901 and traditionally served smaller communities with limited access to other retail chains.
Efforts from Graziano Pelle and Maya Yoshida complimented a first-half own goal from Romelu Lukaku as Saints secured their first win since November 8 in some style. “We were very disappointed about last Tuesday,” Southampton manager Koeman said. “Then always the answer is on the pitch and we had a great, unbelievable spirit. “We changed the system and it’s always important if you change the system the players need to be comfortable in that system. “We spoke about that and had two sessions to do that in a different way and we had a good organisation. “I think they key to winning was winning the battles in midfield. Harry Reed was outstanding. He was showing with a lot of energy and you need that to play and to have the best of yourself. “Normally you have the luck on your side. Maybe we got a little bit lucky the first goal but in the second half we controlled the game, they didn’t create a lot. Fraser had two fantastic saves in the last 15 minutes. “The team was outstanding and the team was the key to winning the game.” This performance was much more like the Southampton side which impressed so much in the early stages of the season. Press Association Southampton manager Ronald Koeman was proud of the “unbelievable” spirit displayed by his players as they brought the club’s worst losing streak of the 21st century to a comprehensive end. Shane Long, Nathaniel Clyne and Harrison Reed, on his first Premier League start, were particularly impressive for Saints, who Koeman hopes are now back on track. “We work hard to keep going, to continue what we are doing,” the Dutchman said. “It was difficult because we had four or five defeats in the last weeks, sometimes unlucky as we didn’t play bad, but not so good as in the first part of the season. “It’s always the best medicine to come back to what we showed in the beginning of the season.” The result means Southampton will spend Christmas in fifth place – unless Arsenal thrash Liverpool on Sunday – and is a timely boost given there are some tricky fixtures on the horizon. As for Everton, manager Roberto Martinez’s overriding emotion was frustration after his side failed to build on the impressive 3-1 defeat of QPR. “It is a setback,” the Spaniard said. “Obviously, we had a very good result on Monday. “As you can imagine, we wanted to follow that through. I don’t think we’ve been involved in a good run of result like we did last season and that is what we are chasing. “Clearly, it is a real setback. I thought Southampton had been in a very unfortunate run and I don’t think they deserved to lose all the games that they did, but today they had all things going their way. “That is football. From our point of view, we just need to get ready for the game against Stoke at home and make sure we get a good run of results now.” Tuesday’s embarrassing Capital One Cup exit to third-tier Sheffield United made it five successive defeats in all competitions, ratcheting up the pressure on Saints ahead of their clash with Everton. Suspension and injury problems compounded the squad’s understandably dented confidence, yet Koeman’s men, playing a 3-5-2 formation, rose to the occasion to secure a 3-0 win.
Johnny Sexton negotiated two bloody clashes of heads with Mathieu Bastareaud to mastermind Ireland’s stubborn 18-11 RBS 6 Nations victory over France in Dublin. France lock Romain Taofifenua bundled in for a late try to set up a frenetic finish, but reigning champions Ireland held firm to keep their title defence on track. Former France star Laurent Benezech branded Ireland’s decision to field Sexton a “big mistake” as pressure mounted in midweek. Ireland provided evidence they had refused to risk their star asset in first-round action against Italy in a terse Friday night statement. When Sexton himself had chance to vindicate his selection, however, the former Leinster playmaker offered the most compelling argument of all. Now the Ireland juggernaut rolls on under taskmaster boss Schmidt, with the also unbeaten England pitching up in Dublin in two weeks’ time. Sexton vowed in the week the “first tackle will get me into the game” after all the talk of France sending battering-ram centre Bastareaud down his channel. Ireland’s 29-year-old fly-half was as good as his word when that first challenge came, enveloping Toulon’s express-train midfielder through the much-vaunted choke tackle tactic. Those partisan outside observers who had predicted pandemonium when 17-stone Bastareaud pounded into Sexton were left confounded as Ireland’s peerless pivot forced a telling turnover. Sexton fired 15 points in Ireland’s ninth consecutive victory on his return from a 12-week concussion lay-off to set up a potential Six Nations title decider with England on March 1. Fit-again Sexton fully vindicated Ireland’s decision to throw him into action after an enforced three-month absence, leaving Joe Schmidt’s men and England the only unbeaten teams in the tournament. Sexton consolidated his unflustered start by slotting a tricky penalty to hand Ireland first blood, before Camille Lopez levelled. Collected conductor Sexton responded in kind to edge Ireland 6-3 ahead as Guilhem Guirado spoiled Ireland’s ruck ball illegally. France were hounded by the choke tackle, Sexton constraining Bastareaud again, and Rory Best forcing another turnover. Sexton and Lopez traded penalties to leave Ireland 9-6 ahead, the hosts battling to diffuse France’s preclusion for everything off-the-cuff. Sexton’s fourth goal moved Ireland 12-6 ahead, and so the scores stayed until the break. Kearney hurtled on to Sexton’s searching Garryowen to launch Ireland’s first attack of the second half, but a knock-on in Ireland’s 22 stymied the move. Bastareaud felled Sexton in a nasty-looking but unintentional clash of heads, and both players had to leave the field for blood injuries. Both men copped cuts above their eyes, and a fair old clattering. France replaced their entire front-row in the 50th minute, sending the Six Nations’ heaviest man, Uini Atonio, into the fray. Ian Madigan edged Ireland’s lead to 15-6 from the tee with Sexton still receiving treatment, before France seized the initiative. Les Bleus’ power replacements added tempo and bite to the visitors, who ground into the home 22, but Peter O’Mahony forced a vital turnover. France lock Pascal Pape kneed Jamie Heaslip in a ruck and was sin-binned after video review. Bastareaud returned to the fray while Ireland quashed an attempted France break, allowing the break in play for Sexton to step back into action too. Sexton raced close straight away, only to fire a pass straight into Jared Payne’s face, allowing France to clear their lines. Ireland hooker Best was sin-binned for a trip just past the hour, but Lopez shanked the resulting penalty. Best’s yellow card buoyed France into a string of attacks, only for Ireland to hold firm once more. Ireland sent their front-row cavalry into action and gained immediate scrum dividend, winning a penalty to clear their lines. Ireland edged forward, forced a penalty and Sexton duly stretched the home lead to 18-6. The home resistance could not hold, however, replacement lock Romain Taofifenua claiming his first Six Nations try. Lopez scuffed the attempted conversion, leaving Ireland leading 18-11. Full-back Kearney’s fly-hack clearance denied France once more, with Sexton again clashing heads with Bastareaud and needing his stitches tidied up. By this stage Ireland were desperately battling France’s all-out onslaught, with Les Bleus liable to strike on any phase. France forced their attack until overtime in the final play, only for Simon Zebo to force Yoann Huget into touch, sealing the victory. Press Association
highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi : Afghanistan team were two down for 106 runs after 28 overs, chasing 224 runs against top-ranked side India. With Hashmatullah Shahidi and Rahmat Shah still at the crease, it looked, Afghanistan will do the biggest upset in world cricket. However, in the 29th over, Indian skipper Virat Kohli introduced Jasprit Bumrah back into the attack, who produced two important wickets in the same over to put two-time champion India on the driver’s seat. In the end, the equation had come down to 16 off 6 balls with Mohammed Shami bowling the last over. He held his nerves and scalped hat-trik to help India escape with 11 run victory against brave Afghanistan at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.Earlier in the game, Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib started with Mujeeb Ur Rahman and the move worked brilliantly for the side. The in-form opener Rohit Sharma pushed and nudged for nine deliveries before losing his off stump on the tenth. The opener failed to read the carrom ball from the wrist spinner and played inside the line only to see the ball go past the outside edge and crash into the stumps. Once highest run-getter departed, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul got the Indian innings back on track, registering a 57-run stand but latter continued to struggle against spin and got out playing a disastrous reverse sweep. The track didn’t offer much pace, and Kohli played maturely to rotate strike to get involve in another fifty run stand with Vijay Shankar. Vijay, however, failed to kick on after his start and was trapped in front by Rahmat Shah. He had purred to 29 off 41 and looked set to drive the innings forward but failed to connect a sweep in the 27th over and lost his wicket.The rash shot from Indian skipper Virat Kohli further slumped India to 135 for 4 in 31 overs. MS Dhoni took time to settle in, and Kedar Jadhav too adopted a cautious approach. The bowlers continued to dominate and didn’t give anything to Indian batsmen which eventually led wickets to tumble and India to finish at 224 for the loss of eight wickets in 50 overs. In response, Hazratullah and Gulbadin Naib started off the proceedings for Afghanistan with Indian team all pumped up to defend the low score.Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah bowled in the right lines and didn’t let the opposition batsmen take things away from them. Interestingly, in the third over when India was desperately looking for a wicket and Mohammed Shami bowled a full and straight length delivery to Hazratullah Zazai that seems to have caught him right in front and the Indian players appealed straightaway which was turned down by Aleem Dar.But Virat Kohli’s men reviewed the on-field decision and went upstairs. However, India lost the lone review as the impact was outside leg. Hazratullah Zazai didn’t utilise the opportunity as Shami got the first blood to send the opener back for 10 runs.Skipper Gulbadin Naib and Rahmat Shah stiched a partnership together, but Naib threw his wicket away. Hasmatullah Shahidi and Rahmat Shah played for 12 odd overs and gave Indian team some hiccups. However, Indian skipper introduced Jasprit Bumrah just at the right time and both were sent back to the pavilion in the same over. The pressure continued to loom over Afghanistan as Indian bowlers bowled right in the block holes and didn’t give anything easy to the opposition. In the end, men-in-blue were slightly better on the day and snatched two important points to move up to the second position in points table. Virat Kohli slammed 52nd ODI fifty against Afghanistan. India move up to the second position in points table. Afghanistan has lost all six games in World Cup 2019.
March 4, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 5 seed Southern Illinois (16-15, 10-8) vs. No. 4 seed Bradley (20-11, 11-7)Missouri Valley Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Enterprise Center, St. Louis; Friday, 3:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Southern Illinois is set to meet Bradley in the quarterfinals of the MVC tournament. In the regular season, Bradley won both of the head-to-head matchups. The teams last played on Feb. 15, when the Braves shot 46.6 percent from the field while limiting Southern Illinois’s shooters to just 39.3 percent en route to a two-point victory. SAVVY VETERANS: Senior leadership could play a big role in the outcome of this game. Darrell Brown, Nate Kennell and Koch Bar have collectively scored 46 percent of Bradley’s points this season and 50 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Southern Illinois, Marcus Domask, Eric McGill and Lance Jones have collectively accounted for 54 percent of the team’s total scoring, including 62 percent of all Salukis points over their last five.KEY CONTRIBUTOR: Brown has made or assisted on 43 percent of all Bradley field goals over the last three games. Brown has accounted for 19 field goals and 16 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Bradley is 0-7 this year when it scores 64 points or fewer and 20-4 when it scores at least 65.UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Braves are 10-0 when they hold opposing teams to 60 points or fewer and 10-11 when opponents exceed 60 points. The Salukis are 6-0 when at least four of their players score in double-figures and 10-15 on the year otherwise.DID YOU KNOW: Bradley has committed a turnover on just 17.9 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-best rate among all MVC teams. The Braves have turned the ball over only 12 times per game this season and just eight times per game over their last three games. S. Illinois, Bradley meet in MVC quarters ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com