7 Tech Companies that Raised Funding Today: Which Will Change the World? (Poll)

first_imgToday we are featuring seven tech companies who announced today that they’ve raised venture capital to further their ideas and develop technologies that could change the way we live. Within this diverse body of companies, we’ve got an online pawn shop, a site to order in takeout in Europe, a social networking site for medical professionals and a global payroll service, amongst many others. So, which company will change our world the most? Which company won yesterday’s poll? Read on to find out, and place your votes in today’s poll.Yesterday’s Poll Winner was Sponto, creator of a mobile app designed for college students to locate parties in and around their campus, using the GPS within their phone. Sponto earned 39% of the RWW readers’ vote.Today’s Companies:Topsy, a search engine for that includes social media sites, just added a video-specific search criteria and raised $15m in funding. London-based Just Eat is site for Europeans to place to go orders online, instead of picking up the phone to get takeout. This company says it will expand how many restaurants they list with their latest round of funding of $48m. Doximity, a San Mateo, CA-based social networking site for medical professionals which raised $10.8m in its first round of financing. SustainX, a company that is developing technology for energy storage using compressed air, raised $14.4m.Celergo is a global payroll service delivering paychecks in 97 countries. Celergo raised $15m in financing. Advanced Animal Diagnostics is behind technologies designed to diagnose farm animals quickly and with accuracy. This company raised $11m in a Series B round of financing.Internet Pawn, an online loan site where the users put down real possessions as collateral, until the loan is paid in full, raised $2m, according to an SEC filing today.Of these seven different companies, which will change our world the most? Place your vote in the poll below. Related Posts leela cyd ross A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Tags:#Venture Funding#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

The Quality of Your Results Is a Reflection of Your Hiring

first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now The quality of your results in sales—or in anything else—is the quality of your hiring. If you hire well, you produce great results; if you don’t hire well, you don’t produce great results. Your results and your hiring are directly correlated.Hiring well means making one of two choices.Hire the Very BestOne way to ensure that you produce the results you need is to hire the very best salespeople you can find.I’ve read books like E-Myth Mastery, and I know that there is an argument to be made that you should build a system in which you can hire relatively low paid, low skilled employees and still produce the results that you need. This might be a terrific strategy for making sure your french fries get taken out of the oil when the buzzer sounds, but it’s a horrible strategy for hiring sales people. The difference in success and failure now is in having the ability to think, to be resourceful, to develop relationships, and to find new ways to help your clients move their businesses forward.There is no sales tool, sales process, or sales methodology that allows you to hire poorly and still succeed. Period.Hiring the very best salespeople you can hire makes it easier and more likely that you achieve the results you’re after. They already have the beliefs, the skills, the experience, and the love of the game. They can hit the ground running and put up numbers.Hiring poorly makes it impossibly difficult to produce great results—and it makes it more likely you’ll spend all of your time dealing with the issues that come with hiring poorly. But you might be able to get away from hiring only salespeople with the skills and experience.Hire the Soon-To-Be Very BestIf you have the processes, systems, and wherewithal to teach, train, coach, and develop salespeople, then you don’t have to hire the very best. You can hire salespeople with the potential to be the very best.It’s still not easy to identify the salespeople with the potential to be the very best, because you are hiring for their beliefs, their behaviors, and their willingness. Their willingness is especially important.If a salesperson has the willingness to try new things, to take new actions, they can very quickly improve. If they have a willingness to learn then you can teach them what they need to know and help them gain the situational knowledge. But all the teaching, training, coaching, and developing in the world is all for naught if the salesperson is unwilling to be coached, to take new actions, or to learn.If you want to produce the sales results you need, invest your time and resources in hiring the best salespeople—or future best salespeople—that you can. Hiring less makes it lees likely that you succeed and reach your goals.QuestionsWhat is the affect of poor hiring on your sales results?How do you hire salespeople that can and will succeed in producing those results?Can you make your number with employees that lack the skills and knowledge?If you can’t easily hire the very best, can you build a program to develop salespeople into the very best?last_img read more

Gujjars call off quota protest in Rajasthan

first_imgGujjars occupying the rail track and highways in Rajasthan with the demand for 5% reservation in government jobs and educational institutions called off their agitation on Saturday after the State government gave a written assurance that it would take legal steps to safeguard the quota provided to them in a Bill passed by the Assembly on February 13.Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla, who was sitting with hundreds of his supporters on the Delhi-Mumbai section near the Malarna station in Sawai Madhopur district, asked the agitators to lift the blockades that had thrown traffic out of gear and caused inconvenience to the public.To break the deadlock, Tourism Minister Vishvendra Singh carried a draft agreement on behalf of the government to the Gujjars, promising to protect the new reservation provisions with “adequate legal safeguards.” Mr. Singh said the government would pursue the matter with the Centre.Col. Bainsla (retired) expressed regret over the inconvenience caused to the public since February 8, when the blockades were put up. He called upon the Union government to get the new Act, recognising Gujjars as an “extremely backward class,” included in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution to protect it from being challenged in courts.The three pieces of legislation enacted in the State since 2008, giving 5% reservation to Gujjars and four other nomadic communities as a Special Backward Class, were struck down by the Rajasthan High Court. The court ruled that the quota exceeded the 50% limit mandated by the Supreme Court and was not supported by the quantifiable data.Col. Bainsla, who led the stir as convener of the Gujjar Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti, said the decision to call off the protest was taken “in the interest of the nation.” “We have got 5% reservation. If an issue arises at a later stage, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has promised us that he would intervene,” he said.While the 82-year-old retired Lieutenant Colonel of Indian Army along with his supporters occupied the Delhi-Mumbai railway tracks, the Gujjar agitators later blocked the Sawai Madhopur-Jaipur rail track at Chauth Ka Barwara as well as several major roads across the State, including the Jaipur-Agra national highway. The blockades led to cancellation, diversion and short termination of about 200 trains and suspension of bus services during the last nine days.Col. Bainsla said the agreement signed by him carried the government’s assurance on effective implementation of the Deonarain scheme for the welfare of Gujjars, filling of vacancies and consideration of withdrawal of criminal cases filed during the earlier agitations.In addition to Gujjars, the four other nomadic communities which have got the 5% quota are Banjara, Gadia-Lohar, Raika and Gadariya. They were earlier getting 1% quota in the “most backward” category, in addition to the Other Backward Class (OBC) quota, within the 50% ceiling.The Rajasthan Backward Classes (Reservation of Seats in Educational Institutes in the State and of Appointments and Posts in Services under the State) Amendment Bill, 2019, unanimously passed by the Assembly on February 13, amended an Act of 2017 and made a provision for 5% reservation to Gujjars and others, terming them “extremely backward classes.” Following this, the quota in the State now stands at 54%.last_img read more

Was LeBron James’ tweet a shot at teammate Kyrie Irving?

first_imgHowever, James’ latest short but subtle tweet has caused quite a stir on social media, which many believe refers to his disgruntled point guard.Without dropping names, the league’s premier superstar ignited speculations anew, writing: “Never let another ride your wave.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ LATEST STORIES Kyrie Irving #2 and LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrate after a play in the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPThe Kyrie Irving-LeBron James supposed feud has calmed down a bit, after the latter discredited numerous reports from “uncredible sources.”READ: LeBron denies Irving trade rumors: ‘#NotFacts, get another source’ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “He handled the situation exactly like he was supposed to,” Griffin shared. “He went to [Cavs owner] Dan Gilbert privately, told him that he thought he would be happier somewhere else. The absolute worst thing this guy could have done was pretend to be all-in and sink the ship from within. Most guys don’t have the courage to do what he did.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul His post has been retweeted over 65,000 times, with most netizens acknowledging it as a direct shot at Irving’s wishes of playing elsewhere.Despite playing in the three straight NBA Finals since James’ return to Cleveland in 2014, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst revealed that Irving no longer wants to play second fiddle to LeBron.Cleveland, of course, is under no obligation to honor Irving’s request, since he is still under contract through 2018-19 before a player option in 2019-20.Meanwhile, in a recent appearance on ESPN’s The Jump, former Cavs General Manager David Griffin praised how Irving managed the trade request.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Gilas battles China Never let another ride your wave 🌊!!!— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 8, 2017 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidelast_img read more

Klay Thompson torches Bulls again in Warriors 146-109 win

first_imgGolden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson lays up a shot against the Chicago Bulls during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Klay Thompson picked up where he left off on his record-setting night in Chicago earlier this season, making seven more 3-pointers and scoring 30 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 146-109 victory over the Bulls on Friday night.Thompson set an NBA mark in the first meeting between the teams on Oct. 29 by hitting 14 3-pointers as part of a 52-point night while playing only the first three quarters. He made three from long range in the first 70 seconds of the rematch and the rout was on in the most lopsided win of the season for Golden State.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Warriors took a double-digit lead after just 2:19 and the Bulls never got the game back within single digits. Jonas Jerebko banked in a 3-pointer from beyond half court at the end of the first quarter to give Golden State a 43-17 lead that grew to 44 points in the third quarter.Stephen Curry made back-to-back 3-pointers early in the third quarter to move past Jason Terry into third place all-time in made 3-pointers. He made five overall and finished with 28 points. His 2,285 career 3s trail only Reggie Miller (2,560) and Ray Allen (2,973) in NBA history.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsKevin Durant added 22 for the Warriors, his 15th straight game with at least 20 points.Zach LaVine scored 29 points to lead the Bulls, who have lost six straight games.center_img Warriors: Visit Dallas on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Donovan Mitchell dominates as Jazz thrash Lakers TIP-INSBulls: Chicago had its largest first-quarter deficit in franchise history. … The Bulls allowed 18 3-pointers and made only nine. They have given up 103 more 3-pointers than they’ve made this season, the worst differential in the league. … G Kris Dunn finished with a minus-45 rating. … G Bobby Portis was on a 28-minute limit in his third game back from an ankle injury, but played less than 17 with the game out of hand early. He scored 16 points.Warriors: The 26-point lead after the opening quarter was the biggest for the Warriors since they led Sacramento by 30 points on Nov. 2, 1991. … Thompson’s 21 3-pointers in two games vs. Chicago are tied for the most ever in one season against the Bulls with the 21 made by Antoine Walker in four games in 2001-02. … Thompson is averaging 27.7 points over his last six games.UP NEXTBulls: Visit Utah on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View commentslast_img read more

Join Airport Authority of India as a Manager, Junior Executive: Earn Rs 50,500

first_imgThe Airport Authority of India has released a notification inviting interested, eligible candidates to apply for the posts of Manager, Junior Executives. The candidates may apply to the posts in a prescribed format on or before June 1.Vacancy details:Total posts: 158Name of the posts: Manager, Junior ExecutivePost Wise details:Manager (Engineering Civil): 67Manager (Engineering Electrical): 48  Manager (Operations): 16Manager (Commercial): 7Junior Executive (Finance): 20Age limit: Junior Executive (Finance): The upper age limit of the candidates must not exceed 27 years.Manager: The upper age limit of the candidates must not exceed 32 years.Pay scale:Manager: The candidates should be in the pay band of Rs 24,900 to Rs 50,500.Junior Executive (Finance): The candidates should be in the pay band of Rs 16,400 to Rs 40,500.Selection process:The candidates will be selected on the basis of a written examination followed by an interview.How to apply:The candidates may apply online in the prescribed format through the official website of Airport Authority of India.Important date:The last date for the submission of an application is June 1.Read: Jobs for graduates: Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation is hiring for 23 various posts, earn upto Rs 62,000 per month! Read: Job for Engineering Diploma holders: PGCIL is hiring for Diploma Trainee postsFor information on more latest government jobs, click here.last_img read more

2nd Test: How Mendis and Karunaratne defied India on third day

first_imgSri Lanka are showing some character and fight to get back into the game courtesy two outstanding knocks from Kusal Mendis and Dimuth Karunaratne. The duo scored a giant 191-run stand, in which the former scored a ton and the latter is unbeaten on 92. They still have a long way to go and it would take something special from their batting line-up to get something out of this game. (Scorecard)Sri Lanka 2nd Innings:17.09 IST: Sri Lanka 183 & 209/2 at stumps, trail India (622/9d) by 230 runs following on. Mendis 110, Karunaratne 92*, Hardik 1/12 So, Sri Lanka are showing some character and fight to get back into the game courtesy of two outstanding knocks from Kusal Mendis and Dimuth Karunaratne with the former scoring a ton and the latter unbeaten on 92. They still have a long way to go and it would take something special from their batting line-up for them to get something out of this game.India on the other hand, are still a long way ahead in the game. Hardik Pandya provided them with an important break through towards the end. They would want to come out tomorrow morning and take a few early wickets and set the game up for them. Join us for the 4th day of the Test tomorrow at 1000 local 0430 GMT. Till then take care and cheers!Good fight back from Sri Lanka and #TeamIndia applaud a good day of Test cricket #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/XyAqZyDvW8- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201717.08 IST: Jadeja to Pushpakumara, HOW DID THAT MISS THE STUMPS? Close shave to end the day! Jadeja darts an arm ball outside off, Pushpakumara prods ahead and once again lets it go by keeping the bat inside the line. He doesn’t pick the straighter one at all but is lucky that ball whizzes past the stumps. THAT’S STUMPS ON DAY 3!advertisementStumps on Day 3, Sri Lanka 209/2 trail by 230 runs. Dimuth Karunaratne (92*) at the crease with Nightwatchman M Pushpakumara (2*). #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/Rh48YpML8f- Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) August 5, 201716.52 IST: Hardik to Mendis, OUT! Hardik Pandya with the vital breakthrough! Bowls it a touch ahead of a length around off, angling in. Mendis prods forward to defend but gets an inside edge and lobs behind. Saha there, dives full stretch to his left and takes the catch. The Indians are excited and start celebrating. The umpire asks his partner whether the catch has been taken cleanly but then go upstairs, soft signal being ‘out’. The replay shows that the catch is clean and Mendis’s stay in the middle comes to an end. SL 183 & 198/2 54.5: WICKET! K Mendis (110) is out, c Wriddhiman Saha b Hardik Pandya, 198/2- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201716.14 IST: Jadeja to Mendis, FOUR! That’s it! Kusal Mendis has scored a crucial century for his side. Take a bow, young lad! Kneels down and sweeps the fuller delivery hard through mid-wicket for a boundary. SL 183 & 176/1, trail by 263 runsKusal Mendis gets his 3rd Test century! 100* (120b) SL 183 & 176/1 (46.0 Ovs) Sri Lanka trail by 263 runs. https://t.co/U9icN1eKqE #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/CTlYhqRLCU- Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) August 5, 201715.51 IST: Shami comes back for a spell and bowls a maiden first up. SL 183 & 158/1, trail by 281 15.37 IST: Sri Lanka 183 & 150/1 in 37 overs, trail by 289 runs following on.15.32 IST: Jadeja to Mendis, FOUR! Lovely shot! Full ball on off, Mendis drives it with the spin through covers for a boundary.2nd Test. 35.4: R Jadeja to K Mendis (79), 4 runs, 148/1 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201715.24 IST: Umesh to Karunaratne, FOUR! Easy peasy! Short and wide outside off, Karunaratne cuts it through backward point for a boundary.2nd Test. 33.1: U Yadav to D Karunaratne (64), 4 runs, 139/1 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201715.21 IST: Finally, Kohli has his wish fulfilled. The umpires feel that the ball has lost his shape after it failing the 8-shape gauge test. And, the ball has now been replaced.15.07 IST: FOUR! Poor line! Umesh bowls it on the pads, Karunaratne flicks it fine down the leg side for a boundary. A good start to the session for Sri Lanka.14.43 IST: Sri Lanka 183 & 118/1 at tea, trail India by 321 following on. Mendis 61*, Karunaratne 55*14.43 IST: Ashwin bowls a maiden to Karunaratne to bring the session to close.14.26 IST: Ashwin to Karunaratne, FOUR! Slower through the air on the pads. Dimuth tickles it fine down the leg side for a boundary. He brings up his fifty. It is a fighting knock from him and he still has a long way to go. SL 183 & 108/1 in 25 overs, trail by 331 advertisement2nd Test. 24.5: R Ashwin to D Karunaratne (51), 4 runs, 108/1 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201714.20 IST: Jadeja to Mendis, FOUR! Fifty up for Mendis and 100 up for Sri Lanka! Kusal keeps going after Jadeja. Goes to sweep it against the spin, gets a top edge and the ball goes over the keeper and to the fence behind. Some counter-attacking cricket this!2nd Test. 23.2: R Jadeja to K Mendis (53), 4 runs, 100/1 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201714.04 IST: Jadeja to Mendis, FOUR! Just a tickle! Sliding down leg, Mendis stays in the crease and nudges it fine down the leg side for a boundary. Fourth one of the over, what an over it is turning out to be!2nd Test. 19.5: R Jadeja to K Mendis (42), 4 runs, 84/1 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201714.04 IST: Jadeja to Mendis, FOUR! Third in the over! This time on the leg side. Mendis kneels down and sweeps it through backward square leg for a boundary. He is taking the attack to Jadeja here!14.04 IST: Jadeja to Mendis, FOUR! Cut away! Short outside off, spinning away, Mendis goes back and spanks it through square on the off side for a boundary.14.04 IST: Jadeja to Mendis, FOUR! Punched away! Landed outside off, spinning away, Mendis goes back and cracks it through covers for a boundary.13.59 IST: NOT OUT! Superb review from Mendis! He was confident and made full use of it. Landed around off, spinning away a shade. Mendis stays on the back foot and looks to defend but the ball takes a deflection and goes into Saha’s gloves. The players appeal hard and loud and the umpire rules it out. Kusal takes the review straightaway. The Ultra Edge shows that the deflection came off the thigh pad. The third umpire also check for lbw but it’s going high as seen in Hawk Eye. SL 183 & 68/1 trail by 371 runs following on.13.48 IST: Drinks break! Sri Lanka 183 & 56/1 in 16 overs, trail by 383 following on. Karunaratne 33*, Mendis 21*13.45 IST: Jadeja to Mendis, FOUR! CRUNCHED! Jadeja tosses it up on off, Kusal sweeps it through mid-wicket for a boundary.2nd Test. 15.1: R Jadeja to K Mendis (21), 4 runs, 56/1 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201713.34 IST: Jadeja to Mendis, FOUR! Fires it on middle, Mendis goes down on one knee and slog sweeps it over mid on for a boundary.2nd Test. 11.6: R Jadeja to K Mendis (17), 4 runs, 52/1 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201713.33 IST: Jadeja to Karunaratne, FOUR! That is one way to counter the spin! Brings out the reverse sweep and hits it over the backward point fielder and the ball races to the fence.2nd Test. 11.2: R Jadeja to D Karunaratne (32), 4 runs, 47/1 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201713.26 IST: Expensive over from Ashwin, 13 runs came off it with three boundaries. He probably needs a change of ends. SL 183 & 39/1, trail by 400 following on 12.59 IST: Umesh to Tharanga, BOWLED! Cleaned up! Yadav gets his man. Tharanga’s dismal match ends. Umesh comes steaming in and bowls an inswinger around middle and off. Upul looks to drive, leaving a big gap between bat and pad. It’s enough for the cherry to sneak through and rattle the stumps. Yadav draws first blood. 9th wicket in the day already! SL 183 & 7/1 in 3 ovs advertisement2nd Test. 2.6: WICKET! WU Tharanga (2) is out, b Umesh Yadav, 7/1 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201712.55 IST: Ashwin starts off with a maiden. SL 183 & 4/0, trail by 435 runs following on12.52 IST: First over from Umesh goes for four runs. Ashwin will share the new ball. SL 183 & 4/0, trail by 435 runs following on12.49 IST: This is the third time Sri Lanka have had to follow-on at home. Australia did it in 1983 and West Indies made them do the same in 2010.12.46 IST: Players are out on the field once again, Umesh Yadav will bowl the first over with the new ball as Upul Tharanga takes strike for Sri Lanka once again.Sri Lanka 1st Innings:12.08 IST: Lunch has been taken as well.So Sri Lanka have been bundled out for 183. The Indian bowlers have made short work of the Sri Lankan batting line up. They trail by 439 and India have enforced the follow on.Most 5 wkt hauls after 51 Tests26 R Ashwin20 Waqar Younis19 Ian Botham#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2017Most wickets after 51 Tests284* – R Ashwinnext best: 269 – Dennis Lillee* one more inns remain#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2017They started the day by taking Chandimal and Mendis quickly. Dickwella and Angelo tried to counter attack but a brilliant catch to dismiss the latter and a false shot by the former got the better of them. For India Ravichandran Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers bagging a 5-fer and he was well supported by the rest. On a wicket which is providing a lot of assistance to the bowlers and we just might see the visitors clinching the series today. Join us for the second session in a while.Happy Bunch! Eight wickets fall in the morning session and #TeamIndia enforce the follow-on #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/tzg6qkBFNX- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201712.08 IST: Sri Lanka 183 all out in 49.4 overs, trail by 439 runs. Ashwin 5/69, Shami 2/13, Jadeja 2/84. India enforce follow-on First innings lead – 439 runs – third highest lead conceded by any opponent against India in Tests.#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 201712.08 IIST: Ashwin to Pradeep, OUT! Dragged on! Ashwin tosses it up outside off, Pradeep plants his front foot across and after feeling that the ball won’t spin much tries to leave it. However, he is late in it and the ball takes the inside edge and rattles the stumps. That’s the end of the Sri Lankan innings. THEY ARE BUNDLED OUT ON 183!Most times 5 wkt hauls for India in Tests35 Anil Kumble (132 Tests)26 R Ashwin (51)25 Harbhajan Singh (103)23 Kapil Dev (131)#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 201712.04 IST: Pushpakumara to Jadeja, SIX!2nd Test. 48.1: R Jadeja to M Pushpakumara (9), 6 runs, 177/9 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201712.00 IST: Ashwin to Perera, OUT! Ashwin gets through Perera’s defence. Does him in with flight. Lands it around off, Dilruwan looks to push it on the off side but plays down the wrong line. The ball goes past the inside edge and shatters the woodwork. 4th of the innings for Ashwin. He is continuing his good run. SL 171/9, trail by 451 runs. Nuwan Pradeep will infact come out to bat 47.2: WICKET! MDK Perera (25) is out, b Ravichandran Ashwin, 171/9 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201711.53 IST: Sri Lanka 171/8 in 46 overs, trail by 451 runs (Perera 25*, Pushpakumara 3*). Meanwhile, here are some key stats from today’s game – Most wkts after 24 Tests by Indian pacemen98 Kapil Dev89 Irfan Pathan81* Mohd Shami79 S Sreenath75 V Prasad#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2017Fastest to 150 Test wkts by spinners28 – C Grimmett29 – H Tayfield/S Ajmal/R Ashwin31 – S McGill/S Warne32 – Ravindra Jadeja#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2017Fewest Tests to 150 wktsby Indian left arm spinners…32 Ravindra Jadeja40 Vinoo Mankad41 Bishan Bedi78 Ravi Shastri#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 201711.37 IST: Shami to Herath, BOWLED! Another one bites the dust! Timber! Shami on fire! The perfect delivery for a tailender. He comes steaming in and spears it very full on middle and off, tails in sharply too. Herath is yorked and sees his woodwork disturbed. India just a couple wickets away from bowling out the hosts, depending on whether Pradeep comes out to bat. SL 152/8 in 42 overs, trail by 470 runs2nd Test. 41.6: WICKET! R Herath (2) is out, b Mohammed Shami, 152/8 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201711.34 IST: Sri Lanka’s lone fast bowler in this match, Nuwan Pradeep, has been ruled out for the remainder of this match because of a hamstring tear. He will be out of action for atleast two weeks now. That means India need just two more wickets to bowl out the hosts in this innings.11.32 IST: Shami to Dickwella, BOWLED! Dickwella oversmarts himself! Shami strikes with his first ball today. Niroshan kneels down and looks to scoop the length ball, gets a faint inside edge and it deflects onto the stumps. Such an unnecessary shot to play. He did all the hard work against the spinners, dealt with them nicely and in the end overdid himself. SRI LANKA ARE STILL 472 RUNS BEHIND!41.1: WICKET! N Dickwella (51) is out, b Mohammed Shami, 150/7 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201711.26 IST: Fifty for Dickwella in 44 balls, his 5th in Test cricket and his fastest one! He once again kneels down and plays a controlled sweep in front of square on the legs side for a single. SL 147/6, trail by 47511.08 IST: Jadeja to Dhananjaya, BOWLED! 150th Test wicket for Jadeja! He is the second fastest Indian to do so. Quicker on middle, turning away. De Silva tries to defend it off the front foot but gets beaten by the turn and the ball takes the off pole. That was a beautiful delivery. Not a good return for Dhananjaya as he bags a golden duck. There was no foot movement by him. Sri Lankan batsmen are falling like a pack of cards. Jadeja gets his third.150 wickets for Ravindra Jadeja in Tests. Among ALL left-arm bowlers Jadeja is the quickest to reach this mark (in 32 Tests).#SLvIND- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 5, 201734.5: WICKET! D de Silva (0) is out, b Ravindra Jadeja, 122/6 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201711.04 IST: Drinks break! Sri Lanka have lost half their side but are still 505 runs behind. They will have to pull something magical and also will need a lot of fortune if they want to get anything from this match.11.00 IST: Ashwin to Mathews, OUT! Sensatinal from Pujara! Great reflex catch there. Mathews cam’t belevie it. Ashwin flaots it on off, Angelo plays it with the spin towards leg gully where Che dives low to his left and takes an excellent one handed catch. The umpires go upstairs to check whether it is a clean catch or not. Replays show that he has taken that cleanly and Mathews has to walk back. Sri Lanka have half their side back in the hut. This is a huge wicket for India and you can see by their celebration how happy they are.10.55 IST: Jadeja to Mathews, SIX! BOOM! Counter attack from the ex-skipper. Fires it on off, Mathews moves his front leg out of the way and smacks it straight over the fence for a huge maximum.2nd Test. 32.6: R Jadeja to A Mathews (26), 6 runs, 110/4 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201710.52 IST: Jadeja to Mathews, SIX! TOP SHOT! A lot fuller on leg stump, Mathews picks it up over mid onfor another maximum. Brings up 100 for Sri Lanka with a SIX over long on. SL 102/4, trail by 520 runs2nd Test. 32.2: R Jadeja to A Mathews (19), 6 runs, 102/4 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201710.51 IST: Ashwin to Dickwella, SIX!2nd Test. 31.6: R Ashwin to N Dickwella (23), 6 runs, 96/4 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201710.33 IST: Umesh to Dickwella, FOUR! Nicely done! Dickwella opens the face of the bat and nicely glides it through backward point for a boundary.2nd Test. 27.3: U Yadav to N Dickwella (8), 4 runs, 76/4 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201710.30 IST: Jadeja to Mathews, FOUR! Good intent from Mathews! Shuffles across and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for a boundary. He picked his spot as there was no one out there. SL 72/4 in 27 ovs 2nd Test. 26.6: R Jadeja to A Mathews (8), 4 runs, 72/4 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201710.28 IST: Umesh to Dickwella, FOUR! Lovely timing! Full outside off, Dickwella leans into it and drives it through the covers for a boundary. He will play his shots.2nd Test. 25.6: U Yadav to N Dickwella (4), 4 runs, 68/4 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201710.24 IST: Umesh to Mendis, OUT! UMESH STRIKES! Kohli having dropped one makes no mistake this time. Umesh bowls it on leg stump, Mendis tries to flick but the ball stops on him and takes the outer half and lobs up tomid off, who pedals back and takes an easy catch. Sri Lanka are in dire straits here. SL 64/4 in 25/4 overs, trail by 558 runs25.4: WICKET! K Mendis (24) is out, c Virat Kohli b Umesh Yadav, 64/4 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201710.21 IST: Jadeja to Mathews, FOUR! INNOVATION! Darts it on the stumps, Mathews paddles it through short fine for a boundary.2nd Test. 24.6: R Jadeja to A Mathews (4), 4 runs, 64/3 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201710.20 IST: DROPPED! Jadeja is causing all sorts of problems here. Fires it in on middle, turning away. Takes the outside edge of Mathews and goes to the left of second slip. Kohli positioned there first moves to his right and then dives low to his left gets a hand to it but could not hang on. Mathews gets a reprieve on 0*.10.19 IST: This was Jadeja’s 100 Test wicket under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, Ashwin has taken 163 scalps.10.17 IST: OUT! Jadeja gets his man! Good field placement by Virat there. Full ball on leg stump, Chandimal shuffles across and sweeps it straight to Pandya at backward square leg who takes an easy catch. He had that man positioned for the sweep and Chandimal hits it straight to him. An early wicket for India and it is of the skipper who is walking back to the hut. The visitors are ecstatic. SL 60/3 in 24.1 ovs, trail by 562 runs24.1: WICKET! D Chandimal (10) is out, c Hardik Pandya b Ravindra Jadeja, 60/3- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201710.11 IST: Jadeja was trying to imitate former India left-arm spinner Murali Karthik this morning. SL 57/2 in 23 ovs, trail by 565 runsWhen @imjadeja did a @kartikmurali impersonation #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/MVRm2VbaOY- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201710.09 iST: Umesh starts off with a maiden, this was his first over in this match. SL 57/2 in 22 ovs 10.05 IST: Umesh Yadav will have a crack at the batsmen from the other end, his first over of the innings.10.04 IST: Seven runs came off Jadeja’s over, first of the morning. SL 57/2 in 21 ovs, trail by 565 runs 10.03 IST: Jadeja to Mendis, FOUR! EDGY FOUR! Fires it on off, gets it to turn away from the batsman. Mendis pokes at it and gets an outside edge and Pujara stationed at 2nd slip fails to react and it goes between the 1st and the 2nd slip for a boundary. Jadeja is not happy. That should have been taken. Che was standing too close.2nd Test. 20.5: R Jadeja to K Mendis (20), 4 runs, 55/2 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 5, 201710.00 IST: Ravindra Jadeja will begin the proceedings for India first up with Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal on strike.Day 2 Summary:India amassed 622 for nine before declaring their first innings and then returned to remove both the Sri Lankan openers to tighten their grip on the second test on Friday.For the second successive time in the three-match series, India won the toss, elected to bat and amassed 600 or more in their first innings before unleashing their bowlers on their hosts.Like in their comprehensive defeat in the series opener at Galle, Sri Lanka made a feeble reply to finish day two on 50 for two at the Sinhalese Sports Club ground.Skipper Dinesh Chandimal was batting on eight at stumps with the hosts needing a special knock from him, while Kusal Mendis was on 16 with Sri Lanka trailing by 572 runs.For India, Ravichandran Ashwin hit a half-century and returned to dismiss both the openers to cap a particularly satisfying day.last_img read more

After Blue Whale Challenge, other online death games come under Supreme Court scanner

first_imgAfter the deadly Blue Whale Challenge that has allegedly sparked a spate of suicides across the country, many more twisted online games that goad vulnerable teens into killing themselves could face a ban in India.The Supreme Court on Friday sought the view of the Centre on a public interest litigation filed by lawyer Sneha Kalita who drew its attention to several other such perverse pastimes like Choking Game, Salt and Ice Challenge, Fire Challenge, Cutting Challenge, Eyeball Challenge and Human Embroidery. Kalita argued that these games too have the potential to cause fatalities or serious damage to the life and psyche of youth and said it was the “responsibility of all the stakeholders to curb this menace and prevent its further spreading like cyber virus amongst the teenagers just like the Blue Whale Challenge”. Experts say the expansion of internet connectivity and social media has created new opportunities for entering into suicide pacts, with “curators” cajoling teens into risky behaviour.A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra tagged the petition along with another one pending in the SC, seeking a court-monitored complete ban on the Blue Whale challenge which has allegedly claimed several lives in the country. Seeking the Centre’s view, the court asked if the government had any plan to set up an expert committee to deal with such games which have created a crisis situation within the children and youth community.The apex court has sought the assistance of attorney general KK Venugopal in the matter. Indicating it is likely to issue some significant orders, the bench also stopped the Delhi High Court from hearing any similar petitions. A plea seeking complete ban on the Blue Whale game is pending before the HC.advertisement”Like the Blue Whale challenge there are several other games around and if we don’t prevent or make any filtering, these kind of games too would assume dangerous proportions,” senior advocate Vijay Hansaria, who was representing Kalita, told the bench, seeking direction for framing guidelines to regulate and monitor virtual sports.”All stakeholders, be it parents, teachers, professors, police and other authorities, must collectively tackle this menace by advocating awareness. Parents should be more vigilant about the online activities of their children and speak to them immediately if they feel suspicious about their child’s behavior,” the petition said.With rising number of children allegedly succumbing to Blue Whale, the top court had on September 16 asked the Centre why the suicides were continuing despite a ban. The CJI sought to know what has been the effect of the August 6, 2017 direction by the government to social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram to remove the link of the controversial game in which dangerous tasks like self-inflicting of wounds are assigned to the player by administrators during a 50-day period. The bench also wanted to know what has happened after the intervention of the Delhi and Madras high courts. The Ministry of electronics and IT (MeitY) had also instructed these websites to report anyone advocating or promoting this game to law enforcement agencies.The government is concerned about the availability of such games on the internet. An administrator of the game uses social media to invite or incite children to play this game, which may eventually lead the child to take extreme steps, including suicide, the MeitY notification had said.The game has so far purportedly led to over a 100 deaths in the US, China and other countries.last_img read more

Atletico-bound Costa thanks Chelsea

first_imgChelsea ‘I will never forget it’ – Costa thanks Chelsea after sealing Atletico return Dejan Kalinic Last updated 2 years ago 12:59 27/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) DiegoCosta - Cropped Getty Images Chelsea Premier League Atlético Madrid Primera División The Spain international has paid tribute to the Blues in a farewell message after his move back to Spain was confirmed Diego Costa thanked Chelsea for three “remarkable” and unforgettable years as he bid farewell to the Premier League champions.Costa, 28, will return to Atletico Madrid in January after his move from Chelsea was finalised on Tuesday.Chelsea 12/5 to beat Atletico  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The Spain striker leaves Chelsea in a deal worth a reported €60 million after three campaigns, two of which ended with the league title.Costa thanked the club on Instagram after his move to Atletico was finalised, saying he would never forget his time at Stamford Bridge.”Some cycles begin while others end,” he wrote.”My cycle at Chelsea began three years ago – three remarkable years in all aspects – and I will never forget it. Two championship titles, a Community Shield, 120 matches, 59 goals and 24 assists later this cycle has ended.”Not the way I would have wanted – far from it – but the best way possible.”The wonderful fans of such equally admirable club and all team-mates, as well as all clinical, administrative and logistics staff will remain forever in my mind and in my heart.”[I] will bring them with me with the certainty that I will always be by their side as well, and I’m sure they will understand the reason why this cycle of mine has now ended – because I could not lose faith in myself. Thank you Chelsea for everything!”Costa netted 20 league goals in 2014-15 and 2016-17 to lead Chelsea to title success, but he fell out with head coach Antonio Conte this past off-season.last_img read more