India vs Australia: Sachin Tendulkar hopes historic triumph in Australia inspires India’s next gen

first_imgSachin Tendulkar was part of five Test series in Australia and some of his most acclaimed innings came in that country. However, India could never win a Test series in Australia during Tendulkar’s tenure. But the cricket legend is thrilled with India’s historic Test series triumph in Australia and hopes the feat would inspire the next generation.On Monday, Virat Kohli became the first Asian captain to win a Test series in Australia and coach Ravi Shastri put the victory at par with India’s 1983 World Cup win. Tendulkar hoped the Test series win in Australia would do to young cricketers what the World Cup triumph in 1983 did to him.”In terms of inspiring younger generation, you need heroes in life. Without realising it, you become a hero for the next generation and the cycle continues. For that, results are important. I remember when I was 10 years old and did not know much about cricket, I knew that India had won the World Cup and that’s where my journey started. Hopefully many journeys would have started already with this win,” he said.Tendulkar said the current Indian cricket team was poised to dominate world cricket in the years to come. “We are in that position to go out and dominate world cricket which I have said earlier. The brand of cricket India has been able to produce down under is magnificent. We have some incredible talented guys and the latest ones to join are Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal.”Like many others, Tendulkar was impressed with India’s pace battery which dominated South Africa, England and Australia in their own conditions.advertisement”You want the fast bowlers to bowl hostile spells in patches. This now happens more frequently. It’s not just a new ball game now, it’s also about the old ball and how consistently you can bowl 140 plus. That’s what’s pleasing to the eye. I can comfortably say that we are a competitive bowling side against anyone on any surface. We are ready to play anywhere and be extremely competitive,” he remarked.Tendulkar said he was happy with the brand of cricket India played in Australia. “Fantastic. The team has done really well. The brand of cricket that India has been able to produce Down Under has been magnificent,” said Tendulkar on the sidelines of an event in Mumbai.Tendulkar, who played some memorable Test match knocks against Australia home and away, said it was difficult to put a finger on a specific moment for India in the Test series but he singled out Cheteshwar Pujara for special praise.Pujara top scored with 521 runs and was named man-of-the-series.”I find it difficult to pinpoint one moment, but I think Pujara has been really outstanding. The number of statements made on Pujara, which ideally weren’t in his favour, kind of undermined (diminished) his contribution. Along with (Pujara), (we) cannot ignore the bowlers’ contribution. The bowlers have (also) done exceedingly well.”But somewhere Pujara has been instrumental in laying that solid foundation (standing) on which there were a number of guys who went out and got runs. Virat (Kohli) scored runs in the second Test. Ajinkya (Rahane) had that crucial partnership (in the series). Then Rishabh (Pant), (Ravindra) Jadeja – all these guys have done well. Mayank (Agarwal) got off to a good start.”But (still) if I have to pin-point one guy then Pujara stands out along with the fast bowlers,” said Tendulkar.Also Read | Virat Kohli deserves high praise for India’s Test series win in Australia: Wasim AkramAlso Read | It takes some serious marbles: Ravi Shastri on Virat Kohli’s captaincyAlso Read | Virat Kohli’s humility off the field is a sign of greatness: Glenn McGrathAlso Read | India outsmarted Australia tactically thanks to Virat Kohli: Ravi Shastrilast_img read more

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Newly Renovated Chapelton Family Court Opened

first_img The newly upgraded court will offer a range of legal and support services relating to: adoption, child care and protection, counselling, custody and maintenance, domestic violence, guardianship, and youth delinquency. Meanwhile, the Chief Justice thanked the EU and Canadian Government for supporting Jamaica’s judicial system over the years, and assured that the newly refurbished family court in Chapelton will be optimally utilized to ensure the delivery of timely outcomes on matters brought before that tribunal. Residents of Chapelton and neighbouring communities in Clarendon, now have a newly renovated Family Court, which was refurbished with funds provided by the European Union (EU) and Government of Canada. Story Highlights Residents of Chapelton and neighbouring communities in Clarendon, now have a newly renovated Family Court, which was refurbished with funds provided by the European Union (EU) and Government of Canada.The facility, which is located at the Chapelton courthouse, was officially opened by Justice Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck, and Chief Justice, Hon. Bryan Sykes, on April 5.The newly upgraded court will offer a range of legal and support services relating to: adoption, child care and protection, counselling, custody and maintenance, domestic violence, guardianship, and youth delinquency.Mr. Chuck, who thanked the EU and Canadian Government for facilitating the court’s renovation, said the facility’s infrastructure will serve as the standard by which others are either built or upgraded.Noting that over $700 million has been spent to repair facilities in the justice sector over the last fiscal year, the Minister expressed the hope that “within the next two years, all courts will (be of) first world standard.”Meanwhile, Mr. Chuck advised that steps are being taken to further increase citizens’ access to legal and judicial services.These, he informed, include: the acquisition of two additional mobile legal aid clinics that have been promised by one of Jamaica’s multilateral development partners, and which will increase the fleet to three; and the establishment of 14 justice centres – one in each parish – to deal with matters related to mediation, trial diversion, and restorative justice.The Minister indicated that two justice centres have, to date, been established, one of which is located in St. Ann and the other in Portland.He advised that another four justice centres are slated to be opened by the end of April in Manchester, Westmoreland, Trelawny and St. Mary, while expressing the hope that the remaining eight will be established during the 2018/19 fiscal year.Mr. Chuck said these engagements are indicative of the Government’s commitment to provide the requisite resources to boost the judiciary’s service delivery.In his remarks, Mr. Sykes noted that Government support for the judicial system has been “very tangible” and has, among other things, facilitated an increase in the staff complement at the courts.“We have received 22 additional judicial clerks which will bring the complement to 43, and now almost every judge will have a judicial clerk. This will eliminate one of the reasons given for the delay in a timely delivery of justice,” he noted.Mr. Sykes further advised that three additional judges will be appointed to serve in the Court of Appeal to expedite the delivery of justice there, while the posts for 10 parish court judges have been approved.Meanwhile, the Chief Justice thanked the EU and Canadian Government for supporting Jamaica’s judicial system over the years, and assured that the newly refurbished family court in Chapelton will be optimally utilized to ensure the delivery of timely outcomes on matters brought before that tribunal.Head of the EU Delegation in Jamaica, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewaska, said the Chapelton family court represents the outcome of efforts to ensure fair access to justice for all, particularly vulnerable groups such as women and children.“From a rights-based approach, (refurbishing of) the (Chapelton family) court demonstrates the commitment of the EU to the people of Jamaica in assisting the Government to improve quality of legal services to its people, regardless of their physical location (or status),” she said.Ambassador Wasilewska said this involves budgetary commitments incorporating work to be done in supporting civil society groups and the community, thereby making it possible for the Government to hear the voices of the communities, as the plans unfold.She further advised that the EU will be assisting the Government to establish or upgrade a number of courts, particularly in rural communities.Ambassador Wasilewska indicated that four of these are expected by 2020, to bring to nine the total number that have so far been built with EU support.last_img read more

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Quantum mechanics may explain how humans smell

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The process of smell via electron tunneling: (a), an electron in the nasal receptor finds its way to the donor component of the receptor; (b) and (c), a scent molecule’s vibrational frequency enables the electron to tunnel to a different energy state; (d) electron travels to the acceptor unit and molecule leaves. Credit: Marshall Stoneham, et al. Whereas the basic chemical image of smell in the past was a “lock and key” model, with different shaped molecules fitting in different receptors, the LCN team explains how the electron tunneling mechanism is more of a “swipe card” model. Similar to a credit card, an odorant molecule would be “read” by receptors that picked up its vibration spectrum, along with matching its shape. “The major other theories of how receptors generate signals that are specific to certain molecules are all ones depending on molecular shape, mainly ‘lock and key’ mechanisms,” said Stoneham. “As we say in our Physical Review Letter, this popular model fails badly for these small scent molecules (similar molecules smell different, differently-shaped molecules smell the same, the actuation process is ill-defined).”As the LCN group’s calculations show, this non-mechanical actuation is physically plausible: the charge transfer rate is consistent with the observed time scale; the inelastic electron signal is decipherable; and there does appear to be a link between a molecule’s vibration spectrum and its odor. Although the scientists still need to know more about the properties of receptors, the swipe card model offers insight into how selectivity works for human smell.“On the possibility of whether or not we might completely understand smell in the near future, there are many levels of understanding,” Stoneham explained. “But to a level such that scents might be designed, probably yes (and indeed Luca Turin and his firm, Flexitral, have been reasonably successful).”Citation: Brookes, Jennifer C., Hartoutsiou, Filio, Horsfield, A. P., and Stoneham, A. M. “Could Humans Recognize Odor by Phonon Assisted Tunneling?” Physical Review Letters 98, 038101 (2007).By Lisa Zyga, Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Explore further The nose of E. coli zips open and closedlast_img read more

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Paul van Ass named new hockey coach

first_imgFormer Dutch national team coach Paul van Ass was on Friday named as the new head coach of India’s men’s hockey team, ending three months of uncertainly after Australian Terry Walsh quit under controversial circumstances. While 54-year-old Van Ass, who was at the helm of affairs of the Dutch team from 2010 to 2014, will take charge of the men’s team, New Zealand’s Anthony Thornton, 47, will replace Neil Hawgood as the coach of the women’s senior team. According to a statement from SAI, the name of the coaches were finalised at a special selection committee meeting headed by secretary sports and interim director general of SAI Ajit Sharan, Hockey India president Narinder Batra, high performance director Roelant Oltmans and Olympian Harbinder Singh, among others.last_img

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Eat more fruits in adolescence to lower breast cancer risk

first_imgGirls who eat more high-fibre foods during adolescence – especially lots of fruits and vegetables – may have significantly lower breast cancer risk than those who eat less dietary fibre when young, new research has found.For each additional 10 grams of fibre intake daily – for example, about one apple and two slices of whole wheat bread, or about half a cup each of cooked kidney beans and cooked cauliflower or squash – during early adulthood, breast cancer risk drops by 13 per cent, the findings of this large scale study showed.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“From many other studies we know that breast tissue is particularly influenced by carcinogens and anticarcinogens during childhood and adolescence,” said senior author of the study Walter Willett, professor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.“We now have evidence that what we feed our children during this period of life is also an important factor in future cancer risk,” Willett noted.The researchers believe that eating more fibre-rich foods may lessen breast cancer risk partly by helping to reduce high estrogen levels in the blood, which are strongly linked with breast cancer development. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe study was be published online in the journal Pediatrics. “This work on the role of nutrition in early life and breast cancer incidence suggests one of the very few potentially modifiable risk factors for premenopausal breast cancer,” lead author of the study Maryam Farvid from Harvard Chan School noted.The researchers looked at a group of 90,534 women who participated in the Nurses’ Health Study II, a large long-running investigation of factors that influence women’s health. Breast cancer risk was 12-19 per cent lower among women who ate more dietary fibre in early adulthood, depending on how much more they ate, the study said.last_img read more

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