Australia skipper Steve Steve said that they will not name the playing XI for the third Ashes Test against England until the toss on Thursday morning.However, he did indicate that the hosts might go with a extra seamer in the form of all-rounder Mitchell Marsh.The hosts, 2-0 up in the five-match series, could reclaim the coveted urn in Perth and Smith said Marsh would be included, probably for Peter Handscomb, if the WACA track was not quick enough.”We’re going to have another look at the wicket in the morning and decide if we need that extra bowling option,” Smith told a news conference.”The stats suggest over the last couple of years the bowlers have had a pretty heavy workload on this wicket, so we’re probably leaning that way at the moment.”It’s probably not as hard as I’d have liked it to be a day out but 24 hours can change a lot and in the morning hopefully it’s a bit harder and faster.”Mitchell, who will provide medium paced backup to frontline quicks Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins, is no mug with the bat either. The Western Australian, who had shoulder reconstruction earlier this year, has a century and nine fifties in ODIs and two half-centuries in whites.Handscomb scored centuries against Pakistan in Brisbane and Sydney last season but has managed knocks of only 14, 36 and 12 in his three innings against England this year.Smith, though, said any changes to the line-up that won the first two tests would be purely to protect the pacemen.advertisement”If we do go down that route then it’s purely because we think we need an extra bowler on this wicket, nothing to do with anyone’s batting,” Smith added.”If we do go down the route of Pete missing out, it’s unlucky. We still see a very bright future (for him) indeed. If he is to miss out, there’s no reason he won’t be back in the team soon.”Smith said he hoped the wicket would be much different from the drawn 2015 Test against New Zealand when 1,672 runs were scored over five days.”It was so evenly paced, really slow, once you got in it was almost impossible to get out,” Smith recalled, adding that the groundsman had been working to get more pace into it.”I think he’s got more grass on it than he previously has to try and get that pace on the wicket.”Marsh is expected to slot in at number six in the order below brother Shaun, who would move up to replace Handscomb.”I think he’s tightened up his defence quite a little bit,” Smith said of the younger Marsh’s batting.”In defence, he has softened his hands up a bit. He still putting away the bad ball, he hits the ball probably as hard as anyone I’ve seen. He’s a strong lad.”(With inputs from Reuters)
His two half-centuries this IPL season may have come in his favoured opening slot but Shubman Gill has defended Kolkata Knight Riders’ debatable decision to use him as a floater.Opening the batting for only the third time this season, the talented 19-year-old smashed a career-best 76 to power KKR to 157 for one in 15 overs against Mumbai Indians Sunday. In the end, KKR notched 232 for two in 20 overs.The Punjab opener, who batted at No. 3 in his debut series for India in the New Zealand ODIs earlier this year, was tried out in various positions, including at No. 7, in a couple of matches.”Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine have been doing well (as openers). Narine was giving good starts. So I was happy to happy to get a chance and capitalise on that,” Gill said at the post-match news conference following his team’s 34-run win.”It’s one of the best knocks in this IPL, especially considering the situation that we had lost six matches in a row. We do all kinds of practice in various match-conditions. It was all about preparing the mindset and executing on the field.”Don’t have to prove myself to anyone: GillGiving credit to India’s domestic cricket, Gill said it prepares them to be confident even for a big lucrative league like the IPL.”We play so many matches at different levels. You start to gain confidence by doing well. So when you’re in a big league like IPL, you know you don’t have to prove anyone. I’ve already proved myself there. It’s all about continuing that.”advertisementGill, billed as a future India star, has had a forgettable international stint with 16 runs from two ODIs.Asked whether his IPL success will hold him in good stead, Gill said: “I don’t think so far ahead. It’s about doing well and capitalise on whatever opportunities I get.”Gill smashed six fours and four sixes in a chanceless knock, putting on an opening stand of 96 runs with Chris Lynn (54).After Lynn’s departure, KKR’s biggest impact player Andre Russell was also finally seen higher up the order.Gill played in such a manner that even Russell was happy to play the second fiddle.”We had a good opening partnership maybe he was sent in to capitalise on that. I was set when Russell came in to bat. They were employing spinners after Lynn got out. So we decided that I take on the spinners.”Then he will take chances after getting set. Setting up a good partnership was our priority at that stage,” he said.Desperate to arrest their slide, KKR made wholesale changes and even sprang a surprise by going in with an extra batsman in Robin Uthappa.”It was about going all aggressive as we had back-up options. The support was important. We had lost six matches in a row so it was about returning to winning ways and carry on that run till the final,” Gill said, hoping that they would make the playoffs.Also Read | Andre Russell’s wife on KKR star’s masterclass vs MI: Knew you were going to do thatAlso Read | Rohit Sharma fined for breach of conduct in MI’s defeat to KKRAlso See:
In 2015, music artist John Legend began a “nationwide listening and learning tour”, visiting actors on both sides of the prison fence to properly examine what he calls the USA’s “prison problem”, which includes mass incarceration and a so-called school-to-prison pipeline.Although the tour is expected to continue for some time, Legend took the opportunity earlier this year to give a TED talk sharing what he has learned thus far. He says a positive future outcome is all about transformation through redemption, “giving hope to those who want to create a better life after serving their time.”Redemption needs to come, however, at the beginning of an inmate’s sentence, says Legend, with rehabilitation as a core value. Freedom is a matter of the mind, which can be experienced even behind bars when one experiences forgiveness, he says, when “we believe that our failings don’t define who we are, that we are all worthy of redemption.”Legend takes to heart the line ‘Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery’ from Bob Marley’s Redemption Song. “What would it look like if we intervened with love and compassion as core values?” says Legend. “We would have a society that is safer, healthier and worthy of raising our children in.”Copyright ©2016Look to the Stars
Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsOn the eve of Canada’s 150th birthday, at the spot with the biggest planned celebration, the Mountie wouldn’t say whether he was proud to be Canadian.“No comment,” said the officer after Ian Campeau, aka DJ NDN from A Tribe Called Red, asked him if he was proud of being Canadian.“Are you proud of being Canadian? It’s Canada Day,” said Campeau, microphone in hand and face to face with the Mountie, between the reoccupy teepee and Parliament Hill’s Peace Tower, while pop star Alessia Cara rehearsed on the main stage. “No comment? So you have no comment about being proud of being Canadian. Nobody wants to be proud of being Canadian anymore, see how powerful words are, they are making police scared of saying they are proud to be Canadian on fucking Canada Day, people.”Moments before, Campeau was holding court with the microphone. Gesturing toward the Peace Tower, he said the sandstone bricks of Parliament Hill were taken from a quarry containing the bones of Algonquin ancestors.“This is literally built from bones, this is a mausoleum,” said Campeau.Campeau said celebrating Canada was also celebrating oppression.“The idea of Canada can’t exist without the oppression of Indigenous people. You can’t have Canada without the oppression of Indigenous peoples….A lot of the people that think they are proud of Canada need to understand they are proud of …white supremacy.”Grandmother Jocelyn Iahtail smudges RCMP officer Friday at reoccupy camp on Parliament Hill.Campeau was on Parliament Hill in support of the Bawating water protectors from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and the “ceremonial reoccupation” of the grounds. The RCMP allowed for the raising of a teepee to the west of the main stage on Thursday following several hours of negotiations triggered by nine arrests and a confrontation at Parliament Hill’s eastern gate.Tensions resurfaced Friday after the reoccupy members attempted to erect a second structure made of a tarp and plastic poles to provide shelter from the rain which fell incessantly throughout much of the day.“We are trying to put up shelter, for our guests on stolen Algonquin land, that is all we are trying to do is shelter our guests,” said Fred Stoneypoint, one of the reoccupy organizers. “They are not afraid of structures, they are actually afraid of Indigenous structures, Indigenous community structures.”The RCMP officers, along with some members of the OPP and the Ottawa police, eventually confiscated the plastic tent poles, but in exchange provided a Budget rental truck to shelter the reoccupy camp’s supplies from the rain.(Police officers stand by confiscated plastic tent poles.)Jocelyn Iahtail, a grandmother and one of the lead spokespersons for the grassroots reoccupy group, said she agreed to the truck to support “several” fasters who were inside the teepee.“That is so all their things are protected. We show them love and kindness that way,” said Iahtail.Earlier in the day Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife visited the teepee site and stayed for about 30 minutes.His visit followed a remarkable turnaround by the RCMP which allowed the raising of the teepee on Thursday evening after a tense standoff which began on Wednesday when the reoccupy group tried to enter the Parliament Hill grounds with wooden teepee poles.The RCMP and Parliament Hill security guards initially blocked passage by pushing back against the poles carried by the reoccupy supporters. The Mounties eventually set up barricades and allowed the teepee to be set up inside the eastern gate of Parliament Hill.Then, in a move that surprised reoccupy organizers, the Mounties agreed to let the teepee onto the main grounds of Parliament Hill to the west of the main stage.Stoneypoint said the teepee was a good first step, but he wanted the Mounties to allow the lighting of a sacred fire. When the RCMP initially allowed the teepee onto the main grounds, they said a fire would not be permitted.“We would like to see firewood so we could carry out our sacred ceremony,” said Stoneypoint.It was unclear Friday evening whether there would be an attempt to light the [email protected]@JorgeBarrera
The Aedes Aegypti mosquito is the carrier of Dengue Fever and Chikungunya Virus which are already in the TCI and of Zika, which is, to date, not recorded in our islands. Related Items: Swamp areas will continue to be monitored and mosquito fish will be distributed to communities in need. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The focus of the week is to reduce mosquito breeding sites around the country and the Ministry has given that responsibility to each and every one of us. We all need to check that our homes and businesses are not prime breeding grounds for the Aedes mosquito, this becomes especially important following a weekend of rainy weather. The Health and Advocacy Unit explains that there will be school visits by Vector Control Officers to teach students about mosquito larvae, some homes will be visited, and fogging will be beefed up. As for the theme, it is pretty catchy and very smart: “Mosquito Awareness Week” – “Small bite, Big threat: Fight the Bite, Destroy Mosquito Breeding Sites”. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppEvery resident of the Turks and Caicos has been deputized in the fight against mosquitoes; this was today announced by the Ministry of Health and Human Services as the Caribbean marks Mosquito Awareness Week. Add to the efforts on the ground, there will be a multi-national web conference and the Turks and Caicos will be logged on.
Dan Plante, January 12, 2018 Dan Plante Taxing recreational marijuana 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe use of recreational marijuana has been legal for exactly 12 days now and for those in the business, the money is rolling in.But as KUSI’s Dan Plante shows us, handling that money, and eventually paying taxes on it, is proving to be a challenge. Posted: January 12, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Marijuana FacebookTwitter