Joe Root rode his luck to reach his 50 after being dropped three times by fumbling Australia on the opening day of the fifth Ashes Test at the Oval on September 12. World Cup winners England, desperate to level the series at 2-2, reached 169-3 at tea after losing the toss, as early cloud cover gave way to sunny skies in London.Root was unbeaten on 57 and Jonny Bairstow was 22 not out as the home side seek to deny Tim Paine's Australia a first series win in England since 2001.England captain Root came into the match searching for consistency after three ducks in his five previous innings but needed outrageous luck to survive.Close He had an astonishing let-off when, on 24, he top-edged a pull off Pat Cummins to deep fine leg, only for the recalled Peter Siddle to drop a straightforward catch, much to the delight of the nearby crowd. related news India vs West Indies 1st T20I: Kohli's sublime 94* helps IND seal highest successful run chase India vs West Indies 1st T20I … [Read more...] about England vs Australia, 5th Ashes Test: Root rides luck as England dig in against Oz
A smiling Jasprit Bumrah consoling his Mumbai Indians teammate Quinton de Kock after the penultimate over in the IPL 2019 final is an image which no fan watching that game would forget easily.The context, what could have been 13 runs required off the final over was reduced to just nine due to a costly error by the wicket-keeper de Kock who let the ball escape to the boundary.Considering the high-pressure situation and how Bumrah had bowled so far, giving away just five runs and taking a wicket off the first five balls of the 19th over, anyone would forgive the bowler for lashing out at the keeper for that expensive error. However, Bumrah’s gesture of putting an arm around de Kock and ensuring the keeper isn’t mulling over that error going into the final over showed a maturity very few players can boast of.Close Speaking at an event organised by Royal Stag, where he was unveiled as the brand’s latest ambassador, the pacer revealed the secret behind his calm demeanour. … [Read more...] about Jasprit Bumrah reveals the secret behind his calm on-field demeanour
Last month, an official from DHS admitted that the agency could not account for nearly 1,500 unaccompanied minors (note: not children who came with their parents per se) who arrived at the border, nearly 19% of the minors in their custody. While the children may not be lost, the government can’t reach them, which some immigration experts say is a good thing. It could, however, be a growing trend. Earlier this year, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump Administration’s plan to separate parents and children who have illegally entered the United States through the southwest border. The Department of Homeland Security instituted the policy that refers anyone caught crossing the border illegally for prosecution, even if they claim asylum or have small children. Any parents who are prosecuted as a result will be separated from their children in the process. In theory, the separation is merely functional, since children cannot accompany … [Read more...] about How to help immigrant children: 9 things you can do for separated families right now
The White House is really excited by the impending meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong-un in June. So excited, in fact, that the White House Communications Agency has done the most logical thing it could do to celebrate: issued a gaudy commemorative coin, emblazoned with Trump’s and Kim’s faces. advertisement advertisement The coin has arrived a little early, since Trump himself is not actually certain that the meeting will take place (“we’ll see what happens,” the President said on Tuesday). Yet there’s already a big problem: the coin’s design. There's now a White House Military Office coin for the upcoming Trump Kim Jong Un summit. The North Korean dictator is referred to as "Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un." pic.twitter.com/tFAmE813Y1 — Jim Acosta (@Acosta) May 21, 2018 Whatever designer was gang-pressed into creating it decided to refer to Kim as “Supreme … [Read more...] about The Trump/Kim Jong-un coin is terrible design–and worse politics
While it remains uncertain if Vijay Mallya will be successfully extradited to India, a UK court hearing his trial has sought video footage of the cell in Mumbai’s Arthur Road Prison, where the fugitive businessman could be lodged.Indian authorities have said that Mallya will be kept at Barrack 12 of the prison when is brought back, The Indian Express has reported.Here's a look at what entails for an inmate of Barrack 12 of Arthur Road Prison.Close What is a barrack? related news Siddhartha saga: Property attachment is by no means tax terrorism VG Siddhartha's death: Vijay Mallya brands Indian government 'vicious and unrelenting' Five companies under ED scanner for funding Vijay Mallya's legal costs: Report There are separate enclosed spaces inside prisons which are earmarked for undertrials as well as convicts. Prisoners are confined to such spaces to curtail their movement and their ability to form congregations or unions inside a jail premises. In … [Read more...] about Where will Vijay Mallya be lodged when he is brought back to India?