About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard: We’re learning to win without Hazardby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard says his team is learning to play without Eden Hazard.Eden Hazard cost Real Madrid around £89m in the summer but that fee could exceed £150m if he goes on to be the success he was at Stamford Bridge.“Whether I became manager or not, Eden Hazard was not going to be replaced by anyone anywhere near similar to what he did for this club,” Lampard said. “I don’t think it was possible, unless you went to the absolute top, with the [Lionel] Messis and [Cristiano] Ronaldos, because I think Eden pushes them around that bracket.“The next question is: how do we change that? Of course, we’ve seen a bit of youth come through with different ideas. I work consistently on the team as a group that we can create chances from different areas of the pitch. It’s great that a left-back [Marcus Alonso] scored inside the box at the weekend, for instance. So, it will be hard to replace [Hazard] — it’s impossible — but as a team we can find a way and, hopefully, we’re working towards that.”
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Urban Meyer Basement FloodedOhio State head coach Urban Meyer has a pretty decent contingency plan heading into the 2015-2016 season, given the fact that he has three quarterbacks capable of winning him another national championship. But he didn’t have much of a contingency plan for his basement after his sump pump broke this past weekend. Meyer’s basement flooded with what appears to be at least a foot of water after yet another rainstorm in Ohio. His wife, Shelley, tweeted out a photo of the damage – both before and after it was drained. Busted Coverage tipped us off:@mariawsyx6 @wsyx6 @SlingerWSYX6 @basementdoctor Darn! Too late for me, Maria. Mine flooded last night. #sumpumprobs pic.twitter.com/bRUW17BgBj— Shelley Meyer (@spinnershells) June 21, 2015Just home from baseball in Indy-the water AND the carpet AND the drywall are all gone. #sumpumpfail. #2muchrain pic.twitter.com/IWgOE446Xv— Shelley Meyer (@spinnershells) June 22, 2015In reality, it was probably time for an upgrade on some of the furniture down there anyway. Luckily, we’re pretty sure Meyer can afford to pay someone to fix it all.
A day after the media’s SEC preseason poll was released, the preseason All-SEC teams have been released. Unsurprisingly, Alabama has the most selections on the conference’s first-team with six players. Ole Miss, Georgia, LSU and Auburn are also well represented. Here are all three offensive and defensive teams. SEC Preseason Teams SEC Preseason Teams 2 SEC Preseason Teams 3 SEC Preseason Teams 4 SEC Preseason Teams 5 SEC Preseason Teams 6 SEC Preseason Teams 7 SEC Preseason Teams 8 SEC Preseason Teams 9Nothing too surprising. These teams will surely look a lot different at the end of the season, though.
Ernesto Valverde is open to the idea of Barcelona dipping back into the winter transfer market, but is not expecting much January movement at Camp Nou.This time last year, the Blaugrana were preparing to open their cheque book in order to complete two big-money deals.Yerry Mina, who has since been moved on to Everton, was acquired for €11.8 million (£11m/$13m) while Philippe Coutinho was lured away from Liverpool in a €160m (£143m/$182m) agreement. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Barcelona added again over the summer of 2018, and find themselves back at the top of the Liga standings, but further recruits are possible over the coming weeks.Quizzed on his plans for the January window, Valverde told reporters: “We are always open to improving but we will have to see if any players come in.“But, in principle, we are happy with what we have and I am focused on the players we have here.”Barca are hoping that their ranks will soon be bolstered by the return from injury of World Cup-winning defender Samuel Umtiti.“We think that in a couple of weeks he might be able to start training again with the team, we’ll see how things are going,” Valverde said of the France international.“I always try to be optimistic and I would like that to happen. I think he has positive feelings. We’ll see.”For now, Umtiti’s absence has been covered by the loan signing of Colombian centre-half Jeison Murillo from Valencia.Valverde said of a man pushing to make his debut: “Our idea was that Jeison would be available as soon as possible and he knows the league.“He’s going to have to play and we hope to see the best of him.”Barcelona will return to La Liga action on Sunday against Getafe.They will be hoping to preserve a three-point lead at the summit in that contest, with Valverde aware that challenges for the crown are likely to come from several rivals.Atletico Madrid are their closest challengers are present, with Sevilla and Alaves also flying high while Clasico foes Real Madrid are only seven points off the pace despite sitting fifth.Valverde added on the Blancos: “We still consider Madrid a candidate for the title.“Sometimes the gaps seem great but they are not so much, just two and a half games, and we see them as one of our rivals.“This year La Liga is tighter, everything is more compressed. But always it is better if we are first.”
Romelu Lukaku showed his psychic abilities by predicting that Manchester United team-mate Alexis Sanchez would score against Arsenal in Friday’s FA Cup showdown.Sanchez broke the deadlock in a 3-1 win over his former club, with Lukaku having played a key role in the Chilean’s goal.And the Belgium international insisted he saw it coming, revealing that he told Alexis to make the run that led to his opener when the pair were talking in training. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “I told him in training, ‘Listen, you’re going to score’,” the former Chelsea striker told MUTV.”I said to him I’d give him the ball as long as he ran inside if I couldn’t shoot. I said to him, ‘Just run in and I’ll find you’. “I think you could see when I got the ball I was looking for him and he made the right run and the finish for him was incredible.About last night… #MUFC pic.twitter.com/X8r2ybAnqR— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 26, 2019″We knew they would leave space for me and Alexis with the full-backs pushing on, so it would end up being three v three or three v two and we had a lot of moments when we could have countered better, especially in the second half.”I think we could have scored two or three more goals to be honest, but 3-1 at Arsenal is very good.”The result saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer extend his remarkable run at the helm to eight consecutive victories and Lukaku urged his team-mates to maintain those high standards.”We feel great but it’s the same in training,” he said.”We play a lot of games in a lot of competitions and every time you come into the games you know the situations and you have to keep on maintaining the pressure on the other team and keep on delivering the quality, that’s what it’s about, and on the counter-attack we’re really dangerous.”We’re growing steadily and winning games, which is the most important thing.”Next up for United is the visit of Burnley in the Premier League on Tuesday, with Arsenal hosting Cardiff City in their next fixture.
Arsenal and Tottenham have been warned that prising William Saliba away from Saint-Etienne will not be easy.Sources close to a mooted deal for the highly-rated defender have revealed that two north London neighbours are preparing to scrap it out for a prized signature.A €25 million (£23m/$29m) transfer scramble is expected to be sparked, with the Gunners and Spurs eager to bring a talented 18-year-old onto their books. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Saliba is Unai Emery’s top defensive target at the Emirates Stadium and talks with Saint-Etienne have been opened.Tottenham, though, are ready to step in and endeavour to pip their arch-rivals to the post if an exit door is opened in France, but it may be that proceedings never get that far, as the Ligue 1 outfit are under no pressure to sell.Ghislain Printant, the new man in charge at Saint-Etienne, claims that to be the case, with Saliba having indicated that he is prepared to spend at least one more season in his homeland.”The sale of Saliba is not an absolute necessity,” Printant told reporters.”There is no urgency [to do so]. He is courted by clubs.”From a sporting point of view we want to keep him next season and that’s his wish too. He still has room for development [here].”We will see. Our goal is for him to be with us again this season.”Saliba enjoyed a breakthrough season with Saint-Etienne in 2018-19, making 17 appearances across all competitions.Arsenal, meanwhile, conceded a total of 51 goals in the Premier League, with Emery keen to take measures to strengthen that area of his squad.Shkodran Mustafi has been singled out for criticism for his performances over the last 12 months, while Laurent Koscielny will be 34 in September, with his contract expiring in 2020.The Gunners have been watching Saliba extensively and have been impressed by his maturity, while his physical attributes fit the mould of the type player that Emery is looking to bring in.He did commit to a new four-year contract with Saint-Etienne in April, but the Ligue 1 side are aware that they have a fight on their hands in order to get another 12 months out of that agreement.
TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs the offense against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Tua Tagovailoa has become, arguably, college football’s best quarterback during his time at Alabama.The sophomore quarterback took over the quarterback position in the second half of last season’s national title game and he hasn’t come close to giving it up.Tagovailoa has revealed this season that his family played a major role in his decision to commit to Nick Saban’s program.If not for the push of his father, he might have played somewhere else.From the LA Times:“Our team was USC growing up,” he says. “I used to be No. 11 because of Matt Leinart. He was a lefty, as well.”Back in 2016, when Tagovailoa was a prized recruit out of Hawaii, there were whispers about him “silently committing” to the Trojans. He acknowledges being “pretty close to going to SC.”But something happened when Alabama turned up the recruiting heat that spring.It’s hard to criticize Tagovailoa and his family for making the decision that they did.Alabama is set to play in another national title game on Monday night.Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.
Auburn does enter the 2019 season with some hope.The Tigers have a very good roster and will likely be ranked in the top 10-15 heading into the year.“I happen to think top to bottom as a football team, particularly on the defensive side of the ball — and also offensively with some of the weapons they have got coming back, which is virtually everybody, this may be the best top-to-bottom team Gus Malzahn has had,” ESPN’s Tom Luginbill said, per AL.com.Finebaum still has some questions, though.“(Luginbill) is looking at it analytically,” Finebaum added. “He’s as good as anyone there is, but the problem is psychological. (Auburn) is a slight favorite against Oregon, but you have a brand-new quarterback. Oregon has an experienced quarterback. If Oregon gets on the roll and beats them, the pressure becomes intense.“Gus Malzahn was nearly fired last season with 35 million in buyout money hanging in the balance. For as talented as they may be, if they don’t gel well, he’s not going to have an answer for the schedule.”Auburn opens its season on a big stage, taking on Oregon on Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m. E.T. ARLINGTON, TX – DECEMBER 31: TV/radio personality Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network speaks on air before the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum believes one major SEC coach is truly on the hot seat heading into the 2019 season.Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn was nearly fired after the Tigers’ disappointing 2018 campaign – many boosters wanted him out, says Finebaum – though the school’s president prevented it from happening.That president is now gone and so is Malzahn’s job security.Finebaum said on ESPN’s Get Up! this morning that he thinks Malzahn will “likely be gone” without a “significant season.”
India vs Australia: Mohammed Siraj becomes 225th ODI player for India2nd ODI in Adelaide, Australia 15/0 (Alex Carey 11*, Aaron Finch 2*) vs India: Mohammed Siraj replaced Khaleel Ahmed in the playing XI to make his one day international debut for Indiaadvertisement India Today Web Desk AdelaideJanuary 15, 2019UPDATED: January 15, 2019 09:33 IST India vs Australia: Mohammed Siraj replaced Khaleel Ahmed to make his ODI debut in Adelaide (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMohammed Siraj made his one day international debut on TuesdaySiraj replaced Khaleel Ahmed in the playing XI for the 2nd ODISiraj was called up to the squad as a replacement for Jasprit BumrahAustralia vs India, 2nd ODIFull ScorecardBrief Scores:Australia 15/0 (Alex Carey 11*, Aaron Finch 2*) vs IndiaMohammed Siraj was handed his one day international debut in India’s second ODI against Australia at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide on Tuesday.The 24-year-old from Hyderabad came in for Khaleel Ahmed in India’s playing XI after having being called into the ODI squad for the Australia series as a replacement for Jasprit Bumrah.Siraj became the 225th ODI player for India.Siraj had made three T20I appearances for India back in November of 2017 against New Zealand. He took three wickets from those games at an average of 49.33 and an economy rate of 12.33.Siraj has been top form with the ball in domestic cricket. In his last Ranji Trophy for Hyderabad against Punjab, he picked up seven wickets. He had also put in good performances against New Zealand A last year.India vs Australia 2nd ODI in Adelaide: Live Score”I am very excited. I didn’t expect the call-up. I was numb for a few seconds and then I shouted at the top of my voice and hugged my parents. It is my maiden ODI call-up and I am really happy,” Siraj had TOI after being selected.”It is my maiden call-up in ODIs. I just want to go (to Australia) and make it count. I have been waiting for this opportunity for so long. I was mentally prepared that the day I will get the opportunity, I will grab it with both hands. I am really thankful that I am able to impress the selectors. I will not let them and my fans down,” Siraj said, who has been selected for tour of New Zealand as well.advertisementAustralia captain Aaron Finch won the toss and decided to bat first and said his side was unchanged. India skipper Virat Kohli also said that he would have done the same thing if he had won.”We would have batted first as well, looks a great wicket to play on. The conditions are going to be a big factor for us as it’s hot and humid. We were a bit scratchy at Sydney, just to get the one side together. We can’t take Australia lightly in Australia. We like to be in these situations where we get to bounce back as a team. Mohammad Siraj makes his debut today, Khaleel Ahmed makes way for him,” Kohli said at the toss.India need a win to keep their hopes alive in the three-match ODI series, havinf lost the first ODI by 34 runs in Sydney.TEAMS- Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), Alex Carey, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Siddle, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff.India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (captain), Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, M.S. Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.Also Read | Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul tender unconditional apology to BCCI’s show cause noticeAlso Read | Virat Kohli obliges fans with autographs and selfies at Adelaide. What about MS Dhoni?Also Read | Sreesanth backs Hardik, Rahul: Others have made bigger mistakes but are still playingFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow Mohammed SirajFollow ODI debutFollow AdelaideFollow 2nd ODI
Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 19, 2019UPDATED: April 19, 2019 13:17 IST Delhi Capitals scouting head Pravin Amre feels that the team needs to work more on middle overs. ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSDelhi Capitals suffered their third loss in their fourth game on Thursday at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium as Mumbai Indians won by 40 runsDelhi Capitals scouting head Pravin Amre feels that the team needs to work more on middle oversAmre said that the team did very well this time in powerplay as compared to the last two matchesDelhi Capitals scouting head Pravin Amre has said that the extra 18 runs leaked in the death overs cost them against Mumbai Indians and going forward, he expects a much better performance from the team’s middle order.Pandya brothers — Hardik and Krunal — hammered 51 runs off the last three overs to take Mumbai Indians to 168 for five on a slow and low Kotla wicket. The 40-run loss was Delhi’s third at home in four games though they have been doing well in away matches.”It is very important to win at home as well. We have won game so far (the super over one against KKR). The last two games, we did not do well in the Powerplay, the positive in this game was that we did very well in Powerplay (48/0),” Amre said.”It is the middle overs which really cost us and it is one area we have to work on. If we can play the spinners well in the middle overs, it will be very important,” he said at the post-match media interaction.The former India batsman said Hardik’s 15-ball 32 towards the end of Mumbai innings made the difference.”Hardik played a crucial knock. It was a 150-wicket and they managed to get an extra 18-run cushion.”Asked if the slow pitch at home is not suiting their batsmen, Amre said: “I think if you see the away games, in Mumbai we scored more than 200 runs. When the bounce is there it suits our batsmen.”We know this Kotla wicket. It is very important how we adapt with this. The way Shikhar (Dhawan) started was outstanding. He read the wicket very well today. It is just in the middle overs our batsmen have to rise up.”advertisementSpinners dominated the game and yet Delhi did not use Amit Mishra’s full quota after he gave away just 18 runs in three overs besides removing Rohit Sharma. The other Delhi spinner Axar Patel too bowled well, ending with figures of one for 17 in four overs.Asked why Delhi did not play an extra spinner considering the conditions, Amre added: “We wanted to be consistent with our selection. Ishant Sharma has doing well for us in the Powerplay. We wanted to go with the same combination. It is just the last four overs, we conceded too many runs.”Also Read | We got outplayed in all three departments: DC captain Shreyas Iyer after defeatAlso Read | Ishant Sharma’s funny banter with Rohit Sharma as Mumbai Indians outclass DCFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Delhi CapitalsFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow DC vs MIFollow IPL 2019Follow Pravin Amre Need to work on middle order: DC scouting head Pravin AmreDelhi Capitals scouting head Pravin Amre feels that the team needs to work more on middle overs and that he expects a much better performance from the team’s middle order.advertisement
Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC launched in India, price starts at Rs 10.73 lakhNew Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC gets a liquid cooled 1200 cc, Bonneville twin engine with dedicated ‘Scrambler’ tune. The motor makes 90 PS at 7,400 rpm and 110 Nm of peak torque at 3,950 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.advertisement Varun Singh New DelhiMay 28, 2019UPDATED: May 28, 2019 19:08 IST Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC gets five riding modes — Road, Rain, Sport, Off-Road and Rider-Configurable.HIGHLIGHTS2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC comes with a new dedicated scrambler frame.The bike gets Brembo twin 320 mm floating discs with Monobloc M50 front calipers at the front.The new Scrambler 1200 XC comes with ABS and switchable traction control.Triumph Motorcycles India today launched the new Scrambler 1200 XC in the country at an ex-showroom price of Rs 10.73 lakh. The company claims that the new bike has been developed to deliver both classic and adventure capabilities. It gets two colour schemes — Jet Black with Matt Black and Khaki Green with Brooklands Green.The new Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC gets a liquid cooled 1200 cc, Bonneville twin engine with dedicated ‘Scrambler’ tune. The motor makes 90 PS at 7,400 rpm and 110 Nm of peak torque at 3,950 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. There is a torque-assist clutch as well. This mill in Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC produces 12.5 per cent more power than Triumph Bonneville T120 and 38 per cent more than 2019 Triumph Street Scrambler. The torque figure in the new launch is also 37.5 per cent more than what we get in the 2019 Triumph Street Scrambler. Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC gets Ohlins adjustable long travel rear suspension with 200 mm travel.Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC comes with a new dedicated scrambler frame. There is an adjustable handlebar and folding foot controls. Performing the suspension duties are Showa adjustable long travel USD cartridge forks with 200 mm travel at the front and Ohlins adjustable long travel rear suspension with 200 mm travel. The bike gets high specification side-laced wheels with duel-purpose Metzler Tourance tubeless tyres. There are Brembo twin 320 mm floating discs with Monobloc M50 front calipers and Brembo 2-piston 255 mm disc with the rear brake caliper. You also get ABS and switchable traction control.In April, the company had launched 2019 Triumph Speed Twin in India at an introductory price of Rs 9.46 lakh (ex-showroom). Also, the bike maker had introduced Triumph Tiger 800 XCA in the country at an introductory price of Rs 15.16 lakh (ex-showroom) in March.advertisementThe 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC gets 2nd-generation TFT instruments. There are five riding modes — Road, Rain, Sport, Off-Road and Rider-Configurable. The bike comes with all-LED lighting with DRL headlight and illuminated backlit switches. There are features like keyless ignition, single-button cruise control, USB charging and immobiliser. As accessory fits, the bike gets TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) and Bluetooth connectivity module that enables integrated GoPro control system, ‘turn-by-turn’ navigation, plus phone and music operation. The new Scrambler 1200 XC will get its first major service done at 16,000 kms.”Modern classic continues to be Triumph’s largest selling motorcycles in India with a contribution of around 55 per cent in the total volume. The all-new Scrambler 1200 fills in the gap of a more capable, more stylish and the first in its class scrambler which further strengthens and completes the modern classic portfolio of Triumph in India. The new Scrambler 1200 XC is a benchmark-setting motorcycle that represents a first for dual-purpose capability and modern custom style. This is a genuine ‘cross-over’ adventure capable modern classic. Modern classics segment are a stronghold of Triumph in India with clear leadership and we expect this product to further strengthen that position,” Triumph Motorcycles India General Manager Shoeb Farooq said.ALSO READ | Top 5 bikes in India under Rs 50,000: Hero Splendor PRO, TVS Sport, Bajaj Platina 100 and moreALSO READ | Tata Altroz spotted without any disguise ahead of launch later this yearALSO READ | Elon Musk dismisses media report on Tesla not ordering toilet paper as complete nonsenseGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow TriumphFollow Triumph Motorcycles IndiaFollow Scrambler 1200 XCFollow Triumph Scrambler 1200 XCFollow Scrambler 1200 XC priceFollow Scrambler 1200 XC launch Next
World Cup 2019: I give myself 6 out of 10 – KL Rahul rates his 57 against PakistanKL Rahul rated his performance against arch-rivals Pakistan and said he will get better after he was promoted to the opening slot. Rahul opened the innings with Rohit Sharma in his 1st international match against Pakistan, as Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of three World Cup 2019 gamesadvertisement Next Press Trust of India ManchesterJune 18, 2019UPDATED: June 18, 2019 09:34 IST KL Rahul rated his performance against Pakistan. ( Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKL Rahul made 57 off 78 balls as part of an 136-run opening stand with Rohit SharmaIndia’s best 1st-wicket stand in a WC match against Pakistan was the 136-run partnershipNext, India will be against Afghanistan on June 22 in SouthamptonPromoted to the opening slot, KL Rahul rated his performance against Pakistan at six out of ten, saying he will only get better after his composed fifty helped India set up a challenging total against the arch-rivals.With Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of three World Cup games following a hairline fracture on his thumb, Rahul opened the innings with Rohit Sharma in his first international match against Pakistan here Sunday.Rahul, who made 57 off 78 balls as part of the record 136-run opening partnership with Rohit, said he is grateful to get the opportunity to realise his dream of representing his country against Pakistan.”Shikhar and Rohit, in the last three or four years, have been such a dangerous combo. Their partnerships, if you see anywhere in the world, they’ve played so well for the country and they’ve been No.1 and 2 they’ve owned those positions,” said Rahul.”I’ve had to wait for my chance and I’m just happy that I got to bat in the top three. It’s my first international game against Pakistan and it has come in a World Cup so I couldn’t ask for anything bigger or better.”As a kid or as a young cricketer growing up this is what you dream to do I’m really happy that I got the opportunity and I give myself six out of ten! Hopefully I carry on the confidence and get better.”The 136-run partnership was India’s best first-wicket stand in an World Cup match against Pakistan as the two-time champions set an intimidating total of 336/5 against their arch-rivals.advertisementRahul stressed on the need to fight in the initial few overs to build up a partnership.”With the new ball, against any bowler, it’s important to see off the first few overs. That was especially true here because we didn’t know what to expect from the wicket as it had been under covers for the past few days,” he said.”Once we got through those, we felt a lot more comfortable. For an opening batsman it’s important to hit a few balls in the middle of the bat and get a few boundaries going.”Then you start to focus on the game and all the pressure, the hype of India-Pakistan and the World Cup stage just goes away from your head. The initial few overs are the fight, so we were happy to get through that and happy to get the win.Also Read | They are allowed to have burgers: Harbhajan Singh defends Sarfaraz Ahmed after social media trollsAlso Read | Heads I win, tails you lose: Tendulkar on ICC video comparing his Centurion six with Rohit’sAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow KL RahulFollow India vs Pakistan
New rules for CBSE registration issued: How to fill details on OASIS, what schools and students need to noteCBSE has issued new rules for the CBSE Registration for class 9 and class 11 students to appear for their board exams. No corrections will be allowed this year onwards. Check out the new CBSE Registration rules and mandates here.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 16, 2019UPDATED: August 16, 2019 12:57 IST CBSE has issued new rules for the CBSE Registration for class 9 and class 11 students to appear for their board exams. Check out the new CBSE Registration rules and mandates here. (Photo: PTI)CBSE has issued new rules for the CBSE Registration for class 9 and class 11 students to appear for their board exams. No corrections will be allowed this year onwards. Check out the new CBSE Registration rules and mandates here.The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has changed the registration rules for Class 9 students in an effort to streamline the board examination process. CBSE Registrations will now be conducted earlier than before. CBSE Registrations have begun from August 8, 2019. Here are the new rules for CBSE Registration:1. In 2020, the CBSE board exams for classes 10 and 12 will be conducted via 16 regional offices of CBSE which have send the new school codes to all schools. Henceforth, schools will need to use these codes for communication with CBSE.2. All CBSE schools will need to register themselves before online registration submissions. Schools need to use their ‘Affiliation Number’ as the user ID. Schools can get the password from the concerned regional office, after which they should change the password and protect it.3. Schools need to ensure they are following the CBSE rules in terms of candidate registration, classroom availability, and the number of teachers. The teacher-student ration should be 1:30 and the number of class sections cannot exceed the number permitted by CBSE.4. Class 9 and class 11 examinations have to be conducted internally by the schools.5. 6. Schools can complete the registration process by individual entry or by uploading a filled-in Excel file provided by the online registration system.6. 8. Schools should send the signed copy of finalized data of Registration of class IX/XI to the concerned regional office only and not to CBSE, Preet Vihar, Delhi.advertisement7. In case of any difficulty during registration or payment refund issues, schools should contact their concerned regional office of CBSE.8. As per ‘The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016’, CBSE is extending several exemptions/concessions to candidates with disabilities. Check details here: http://cbse.nic.in/newsite/attach/CWSN%20April%202019.pdf.9. Only those students whose names are submitted through the online registration process will be allowed to appear for the February-April 2021 board examinations for classes 10 and 12.10. CBSE schools have to update student data on OASIS before registration.How students and schools need to update data on online portal for CBSE Registration ‘OASIS’:Only those TGTs/PGTs who are teaching Classes IX-X/XI-XII respectively should be shown as TGT/PGT to ensure appointment of eligible evaluators for quality evaluation.The full names of all the teachers shall be filled in the OASIS and not abbreviations.CBSE has recently amended its affiliation Bye-laws which in addition to making a minimum of 5 days of in-service training programmes per year of teachers mandatory. Accordingly, each of the private independent school affiliated to CBSE is required to pay a minimum Training Development fee of Rs 10,000 (schools located in India) / Rs.50000 (schools located abroad) annually to CBSE from the session 2019-20 onwards.All independent schools situated in India have to deposit Sports Fee of Rs.10,000 along with the registration fee. This fee will be collected through the online system by default. No separate sports fee is required to be sent by the schools situated in India.CBSE has prescribed a scheme of studies and schools are required to offer the subjects in adherence with the Scheme of Studies only.Details of all students should be submitted only in one lot for each fee slab. Partial submission of data will be not allowed in a fee slab. Meaning thereby, in each slot only one list of the students will be acceptedSchools shall have to upload the photographs and signature of their bonafide students in Class IX/XI registration before final submission11. Online submission of CBSE registration shall close at 5:00 pm on the designated dates. Schools should complete the work much before time to avoid delay due to server or internet issues.12. Schools should submit data in OASIS without any penalty till 30.9.2019, after which, a penalty as applicable in 2018 shall be imposed.13. From this year onwards, students won’t be allowed to update their information in the hard copy of CBSE Registration. It is the responsibility of the schools to ensure that the correct data is uploaded.How schools can ensure that CBSE Registration data being submitted is correct:CBSE Registration details will be provided to the students and the parents in the form of a registration card by the school to confirm the correctness of details.The List of Candidate (LOC) will be based on the data provided in Registration record. Parents will sign the LOC as a confirmation of the correctness of data.Parents will sign an undertaking at the back of the Class X and XII certificate that they have checked the data and found correct.advertisement14. Schools should check the following data submitted by students for CBSE Registration when uploading the information:Spelling of name of student/mother/father/guardian is correct and is as per the Admission and Withdrawal Register maintained by the school. The full names should be used and not abbreviations to avoid later confusionDate of Birth is correct and is as per Admission and Withdrawal Register maintained by the schoolAs per Examination Bye-Laws, schools need to ensure that the student, while seeking admission in a class, satisfies the requirement of age limit (minimum and maximum)Subject combinations are correct and as per Scheme of StudiesSubject codes should be chosen carefully and especially in the following subjects:in Class 9: Hindi – A (002), Hindi – B(085), Urdu A(003), Urdu B(303), Mathematics Standard(041), Mathematics Basic(241).in Class 11: Hindi Core(302), Hindi Elective(002), English Core(301), English Elective(001) Sanskrit Core(322), Sanskrit Elective(022), Urdu Core(303), Urdu Elective(003)15. Here are the points schools need to remember while submitting student names for CBSE Registration as per the CBSE notification:Every affiliated school shall present a list of number of students and their particulars in respect of Classes IX, X, XI & XII at the time of beginning of an academic session in the manner prescribed by the board.No affiliated school shall present the candidates to the Board’s examination who are not on its rolls.No affiliated school shall present the candidates to the Board’s examination who are enrolled in an unaffiliated School/Branch.No affiliated school shall present the candidates to the Board’s examination who are on its roll but have not attended the school regularly or do not meet the requirement of minimum attendance for appearance in the Board’s examination.Every affiliated school shall sponsor regularly its bonafide and eligible students in Boards Class X and Class XII examinations from the year mentioned while granting affiliation/upgradation regularly without break or inform with reasons thereof in writing well in time about the non-sponsoring of the candidates.The school affiliated to the Board shall not send candidates for examination of any other Board/University. It shall prepare candidates for the Secondary and Senior Secondary examinations of the CBSE only.For more details on the CBSE notification, check the full CBSE notification here: http://cbse.nic.in/newsite/attach/Registration_IX_XI_2019_2020.pdfFor any queries call at CBSE Helpline No. 1800-11-8002 between 9:30 am to 5:30 pm on all working days.Read: CBSE hikes exam fees for class 10, 12: Check details hereRead: CBSE exam fee hike 2019: A timeline of controversial commentsRead: CBSE introduces experiential learning from 2019-20 sessionRead: CBSE board asks schools to report cases of short attendanceGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow CBSE Registration ProcessFollow CBSE RegistrationFollow CBSE Board Exams Next
Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiSeptember 12, 2019UPDATED: September 12, 2019 18:01 IST Shubman Gill recieved his maiden call-up in India’s Test squad. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShubman Gill recieved his maiden call-up in India’s Test squad for South Africa seriesShubman Gill has been in exceptional form for the India ‘A’ teamGill has represented India in 2 ODIs against New ZealandShubman Gill recieved his maiden call-up in India’s Test squad as the selectors named a 15-man squad for the 3-match Test series against South Africa.Born on September 8, 1999, Shubman Gill epitomises the new breed of Indian cricketers. Consistent, sharp and agile, Gill is a fan of Virat Kohli and credits the India captain for changing the trends in the team.Shubman Gill has been in exceptional form for the India A’ team, posting scores of 90, 204, 62, 77, 69 and 40 in the lead up to series against South Africa. Gill had become the youngest Indian to score a first-class double century for an Indian representative side when he notched up an unbeaten 204 for the A’ team in the third unofficial Test against West Indies A.Gill, who made his ODI debut against New Zealand earlier this year, averages 72.15 from 14 first-class matches.First-class career…Mts Inns Runs Ave 100/50Shubman Gill 14 23 1443 72.15 4/8Abhimanyu Easwaran 52 90 4067 49.59 13/17Priyank Panchal 87 139 6186 47.22 21/23#IndvSA Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 12, 2019Gill shot to fame with 418 runs at an average of 104.50 in the 2018 ICC U19 World Cup, where he served as Prithvi Shaw’s deputy and batted at No. 3 to play a crucial role in India’s record fourth world title.Also the edition’s Player of the Tournament, Gill was a favourite in the 2018 IPL auctions, and was picked by Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 1.8 crore (USD 280,000). Shubman Gill has also proven himself in first-class cricket. Gill made his first-class debut before that, for Punjab in the Ranji Trophy in late 2017 with a half-century in the game and an attacking 129 in the next match.advertisementGill, who was surprisingly dropped for West Indies tour, will like to make the most of his maiden call-up to the Test squad if given a chance in the playing XI.Also Read | KL Rahul dropped, Shubman Gill called up for Test series vs South AfricaAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Shubman GillFollow India vs South Africa Shubman Gill: The story of a young run-machine from FazilkaShubman Gill, latest prodigy of India’s familial batting production line, recieved his maiden call-up in India’s Test squad as the selectors named a 15-man squad for South Africa series.advertisement
Editors’ Recommendations Knot Standard began a few years ago as an online custom suit maker. The ever-growing company has since expanded and now has showrooms in New York, Washington D.C., Dubai, Dallas, Houston, Austin and Chicago where you can visit for a consultation and measurement. Its president, John Ballay, spoke to me about its unique services and how it can help you (custom) suit up for a fraction of the cost of what it would be for you elsewhere.How did Knot Standard start?This business started out as granular as possible in the art of tailoring. We started as basic as basic gets. My business partner Matt Mueller and I were living in Dubai and we had the opportunity to get custom suits made. I was working in finance in private equity IT. To get a suit made at a reasonable price, this $600 rate, is something that we could not wait to show people who visited. So you have friends and family and they come to town and they get the whole experience with the tea and the coffee and the fabric and the swatches. We knew that didn’t exist back in the United States at that price point and hadn’t been democratized yet. We started thinking: What if we started videotaping a tailor measuring a guy? What if we re-created that and had the ability to create quality inputs into this process? Would that work? There didn’t seem to be anything that was as competitive Stateside and on top of that, the generational tailors were not passing this art down. So we made a platform of videos of how to measure yourself with a local tailor and had a very successful launch with friends and family.And from there?There was this very real demand. Guys were sending in their measurements. There was this kind of stampede of demand and we kind of hit a chord with what the U.S. consumer wanted. And in tandem you had this growth of menswear where suddenly no longer acceptable for guys to care. And the second factor was that there was a maturity in the custom market. Ultimately, we started running pop-ups.How has the business developed?Through customer demand it slowly began to pick up steam. We tried one in Dallas. And New York, Dubai, DC and Dallas. We have an online look book where you can also transact directly. So you can buy 80 suits or 100 shirts online. If you are looking for more you can book an appointment in one of our seven showrooms.How does the online business differ from the in-person one?It’s about half and half. We have guys coming from our website and the other half coming in through direct appointment. And the showroom offering is a portfolio over 7,000 fabrics. We see such high repeat rates because unlike the old world of tailoring where everything was traced out because it is done off of a digital file. It is, in theory, identical.Who is the Knot Standard customer?He is 28 to 49. It starts at a consultancy level at a bank or marketing firm who is just out of college who has tried the Hugo Boss or Ralph Lauren and who is looking for something that is unique and better fitting. That is the entry level of people we get in here every single day and at $795 out of the showroom, there is an amazing opportunity for these guys. It’s what you get at a retail store for $1,300 or $1,400. Not only is there an inherent value proposition in it, but it’s all custom. We will take you from a B- off-the-rack suit to an A. And all the alterations and working with the stylist are fully guaranteed. So it is fully risk-free from $795.How long does it take to get a suit after being measured for one?Turnaround time is four to six weeks. We want our customers to know it does take time to make something nice, but that through technology we are able to get it done fast.What are your most popular suits?The go-to suit, which is probably 80 percent of our customers, is what suits have been for basically a decade: two-button with a lapel, double vent and no cuffs.Talk about your in-person showrooms.They’re open seven day a week. We think of it as doing a haircut. There’s always someone available but it’s always better to know who you are going to see so that we are fully prepared to meet all of your expectations. Our online business has been really robust – with more than 100 shirts, suits, overcoats and accessories, it’s a full package regardless of where you are in the world. It’s a really easy concept to get and to use. We do sell the highest quality suits online. There is not a single component we are not covering. Guys are either going to the department stores or they are coming here. 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The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now With the new year approaching, we’re taking a look back through the past 11 months at records that did not get coverage in New Music Monday when they were first released earlier this year. This week it’s Cashmere, the debut LP from Swet Shop Boys.2016 has been a dark year, and much of its highly acclaimed much has matched that tone with brooding, gothic records. Cashmere, however, flies in the face of that trend. The album is filled with energy, drawing from Qawwali hand claps, harmonium, Bollywood string drama, sitar, Western synths, and an arsenal of drums – from 808s to tablas and tars, dholaks and doumbeks.For all the brightness and energy in its music, Cashmere is a charged album. The duo of Heems (formerly of Das Racist) and Riz MC (a.k.a. Riz Ahmed of The Night Of and Nightcrawler) utilize producer Redinho’s soundtrack for songs like their single “T5,” where the emcees lament the discrimination they face as they amass frequent flyer miles while traveling the world for work.Swet Shop Boys’ Cashmere is out now via Customs and is available for purchase on Amazon, Bandcamp, and iTunes. The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Editors’ Recommendations
Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. Editors’ Recommendations The Best Fresh Hop Beers to Celebrate the Hop Harvest The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana The act of brewing beer is tightly intertwined with the history of man. As civilizations grew, so did the sophistication of brewing techniques. From accidental open fermentations in ancient Mesopotamia to the regimented brewing practices of Belgian monks and on through the industrialized, computer-aided modern age, beer reflects our needs and abilities as a people. The beer style known as India Pale Ale, or IPA for short, has its own distinct history and origin. Lore states that, as the British Empire expanded further east into India, they found the climate unsuitable for brewing the country’s traditional ales. As a precaution to keep the beer flavorful during the months-long journey from England to India, the beer was treated to an abundance of hops, far more than the typical recipe would allow. This new bitter ale was a hit, and eventually the beer became lighter and easier to drink while still packing that hop punch.Spanish Trampoline IPA, Green Flash Brewing/FacebookAs the American craft beer scene blossomed in the 1980s and 1990s, this new wave of breweries sought to redefine traditional European styles, including the IPA. Over time, American IPAs evolved into their own subgroups. One of the most popular IPA styles in recent years is referred to as the West Coast IPA.West Coast IPAs are notable for their big tropical and citrus fruit aromas. The malt base is relatively mild, giving those bright fruit notes prime billing and expanding from the smell into the flavor. There is no balance here — West Coast IPAs are all about the hops. The mouthfeel is light to moderate and the finish is crisp and dry. The slightly aggressive alcohol percentage (6-8 percent) is masked by the orange, pineapple, and papaya flavors, often suggested by the hops.Delicious IPA, Stone Brewing/FacebookExamples include Migration Brewing’s Straight Outta Portland IPA (Portland, Oregon); Russian River Brewing Company’s Pliny the Elder (Santa Rosa, California); the Green Flash Brewing Co. West Coast IPA (San Diego, California and Virginia Beach, Virginia); and Stone Brewing’s Stone IPA (Escondido, California). While all of those beers are in fact brewed on the West Coast, a brewery does not have to be located in Washington, Oregon, or California in order to produce a West Coast-style IPA. The popularity of this flavor profile means there is probably a West Coast IPA being cooked up at a brewery near you. Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try)
The New Fender Vintera Series Harkens Back to the Beginnings of Rock and Roll You Can Sleep in Hunter S. Thompson’s Colorado Cabin Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Editors’ Recommendations 7 of the Best Drink References in Music The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Tom Kelley Archive/Getty ImagesAs we slowly emerge from the dark cave of winter hibernation, the water (be it beach, pool, lake, or river), is beckoning us to come play, drink refreshing libations, and relax. Using a patent-pending, molecular-level design process, we here at The Manual have created the ideal sun-drenched musical accompaniment for all your hydro-adjacent recreational needs. After basking in the warm glow of some opening downtempo instrumental grooves, this playlist gently builds up to a nice little upbeat beach/pool party. And since we use only the freshest tunes, you can feel confident knowing that whatever shoreline you find yourself on will be sonically soaked in this subaquatic soundtrack. Though always challenging to pick a few apples from the intricately woven basket, some highlights are featured below. “Poolside Bar” by Bonus PointsHailing from Wildwood, Missouri, Bonus Points (aka Chris Burkart) is creating hip-hop-based thematic jams at a ferocious pace. Cocktail in hand, Bonus Points delivers the quintessential waterside playlist opener in the form of “Poolside Bar.” Off his 2016 album, Seaside Suite, “Poolside Bar” is a funky, soul-tinged journey that is so well-named one could easily imagine a Mai Tai in hand while saddling up to a submerged bar stool in a massive grotto-style labyrinth of a pool.“Gooey (Stripped)” by Glass AnimalsThe original version of this killer downtempo track by England’s Glass Animals is the bomb, but this stripped-down version makes the gooeyness drip with even more sensuality while flowing ever so perfectly down the serpentine river of this mix. Young, inventive, and boundary-pushing, Glass Animals has found a unique sound with which to feature Dave Bayley’s soaring yet laid-back falsetto vocals and offbeat lyrical content.“Harvest Moon” by PoolsideNot sure if Neil Young, the author and original recording artist of “Harvest Moon” is down with this dreamy, light-hearted, dance-based version of his heartfelt meditation on love, but, damn, we dig it deeply. With a moniker that demands inclusion before the playlist is even created, Poolside is the optimal vehicle with which to chill, hang, and ever-so-gently rock out when poolside. Bonus: The band’s mix “Contact High Mixtape” furthers the argument that Poolside may very well be the most appropriately named band of all time.“Rising Water” by James Vincent McMorrowIreland’s James Vincent McMorrow has tapped into a vibe that feels both super fresh and futuristic yet historic and comforting as he abandons his car a mile from nowhere. Ringing the tempo bell with the most BPM (beats per minute) of any track on the mix, “Rising Water” is an anomaly of churning, old-school soul blended with a straight ahead ’80s pop bass line and McMorrow’s lilting James Blake-esque voice. It reminds us of older songs that evoke a time and a place so specifically that they become part of our culture’s collective chemical makeup.“The Outcast” by DJ Tennis & PillowTalkAnother song that is included more for vibe than lyrical content/title, “The Outcast” provides a rather innovative dystopian take on where we’re headed as a planet. Lyrics aside, the tune itself has a sweet, whispered percussion track; big, round, beefy bass; and ethereal, otherworldly vocals which float around this wandering mystical sojourn like a hawk hovering over a windswept beach. Deep House superheroes, DJ Tennis (Milan) and PillowTalk (San Francisco), always deliver near perfect songs and sets. It’s excellent to see them combine their efforts to such great ends.May this mix complement whatever body of water you find yourself beside (real or figurative) and help you leave life’s stresses behind in the parking lot. Salud!
(MAJ1): Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), Rear Admiral Peter Brady (2nd left), is joined by (from left): Inspector Lisa Lewis from the Marine Police Division; Licence Processing Manager at the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), Sheryll Lewis; Safety Director at the MAJ, Steven Spence; and Sub-Lieutenant of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), Sydia Burke, in perusing a safety poster, at a town hall meeting held on January 17 Story Highlights (MAJ2): Licence Processing Manager at the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), Sheryll Lewis (left), and Safety Director at the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), Steven Spence (right), display a safety poster, at a town hall meeting held on January 17, in Port Royal, Kingston. The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) plans to institute a flag weather warning system with accompanying signs at seaport departure points, to provide vessels with alerts on storm and wind conditions.This was disclosed at a town hall meeting for small passenger vessel operators held at Fort Charles, Port Royal, on January 17.The sensitisation meeting was held in the wake of the marine casualty that occurred on December 27, 2018, in the Lime Cay basin, which resulted in the death of two persons.In his address, Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica, Rear Admiral Peter Brady, urged the operators to adhere to the safety requirements found in the Shipping Act and the Harbour Rules.He also stressed that passengers should be properly briefed by boat operators, before going out to sea.“You [also] make sure that they put on the life jackets and not only put them on, but that they are fitted. You have to say to them in the event that we encounter bad weather, you follow my instructions and these are things that we do… and you list what you are going to do,” he pointed out.“Those of you who want to engage in carrying paying passengers, you have to come to the Maritime Authority for us to properly certify you and give you the right instructions for the people you carry. Make sure you carry the right equipment,” Rear Admiral Brady added.Vessel operators were also encouraged to ensure that their boats are in proper working condition.At the event, presentations were also made by Safety Director at the MAJ, Steven Spence; and Licence Processing Manager at the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), Sheryll Lewis.The Maritime Authority of Jamaica is responsible for the development of shipping in Jamaica and to regulate matters related to merchant shipping and seafarers.The MAJ is also responsible for the regulation of safety, security and marine environment protection; and for discharging Jamaica’s Treaty obligations in relation to the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
A total of 240 small farmers in eastern parishes are to benefit from loans this fiscal year to enhance agricultural production.These include some 80 banana and plantain farmers and 160 vegetable, Irish potato and onion farmers.The provision comes under the Agricultural Support Project, for which some $57 million has been set aside in the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure, which is now before the House of Representatives.The project, funded by Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), aims to provide support to the agricultural sector by fostering an increase in small farm agricultural production.Specifically, it seeks to provide access to credit by small farmers and small-scale agricultural entrepreneurs, in order to increase agricultural production and competitiveness, so as to enhance economic growth.Since the inception of the programme in 2009, 498 loans have been approved for on-lending to pig, poultry, Irish potato, greenhouse, and vegetable farmers. By Alphea Saunders, JIS Reporter