What KL Rahul did with his MOTM cash prize will melt your hearts!

first_imgImage Courtesy: CricTaker/APAdvertisement kp7NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsb0gq02Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eh1uw4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) xg0Would you ever consider trying this?😱yx5tCan your students do this? 🌚64Roller skating! Powered by Firework The recent One Day International series against Australia saw the discovery of a new KL Rahul. The newfound wicket keeper of Team India, also showcased his adaptability in the batting order. Along with numerous praise from pundits and supporters for his performance on the field, KL Rahul is also receiving admiration for unveiling his humanitarian side, as the superstar donated his Man of the Match cash award for animal rights.Advertisement Image Courtesy: CricTaker/APIn the second ODI at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, India bounced back with a brilliant performance after losing the first game. The hosts put up a monumental score of 340 in the first innings, a big factor of which was Rahul’s swashbuckling 80 off 52, with six fours and three sixes.The Men in Blues won the game by 36 runs, while Rahul won the Man of the Match award. As the series ended with a 2-1 win for Kohli and his squad, the skipper selected the 27 year old for wicket keeping role for the upcoming New Zealand tour.Advertisement However, Rahul’s brilliance isn’t just exclusive to cricket. Rahul donated Rs. 2 lakh, double of what he received as MOTM cash prize to Shravan Krishnan, an animal activist from Chennai.Shravan Krishnan is the founder of “Hotel For Dogs”, and spoke to Indian digital news out The News Minute about Rahul’s love for animals, and also his friend’s heartwarming gesture.Advertisement “Rahul and I have always been in touch and when I put photos of injured animals on Instagram he would tell me that it was difficult to even look at them.” Shravan said in the interview.He continued: “I knew he would send the money right after he won. But what surprised me was that he had sent double the amount that he won. He transferred a total of Rs. 2 lakh to the Besant Memorial Animal Dispensary (BMAD).”Besant Memorial Animal Dispensary, located in Besant Nagar, Chennai, is an outreach programme for animal welfare run by the Theosophical Society.“He (Rahul) always said that he can’t be hands on and help us at the centre but that we should contact him for any financial assistance,”  Shravan added.Also read-Yuvraj Singh issues plea for Australian bushfire crisis; over 480 million animals affectedVirat Kohli says he’s ‘never felt better’ after adopting a vegetarian diet Advertisementlast_img read more

3 Big Things: Luka Doncic exposed the real Warriors in dominant performance

first_img1. Steve Kerr and the Warriors did cruel things to 20-year-old rookie Ja Morant Tuesday night in Memphis, but as I wrote after the game, their tactics there — in arguably their best win of the year — weren’t going to work against 20-year-old Luka Doncic and the Mavericks.It took roughly two minutes for that to prove true Wednesday in Dallas.As ESPN’s Tim MacMahon noted on Twitter, if you ever wanted to know what Doncic would do against a G-League team, you found out in the Mavericks’ 142-94 …last_img read more

Evolutionary Fish Story

first_img(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Similar-looking blind fish couldn’t have swum across the world, so did they evolve separately?Where would a fish want to go be?  A goby fish wants to go be in dark caves.  The BBC News announced that “Goby fish 6,000km apart share eyeless common ancestor.”  Herein lies a puzzle: blind gobies in Madagascar and Australia are very similar.  How will evolutionary theory explain this?  Reporter Jonathan Ball said, “A study in PLoS One showed Madagascan and Australian cave fish inherited their blindness from a common ancestor”  (Source: Chakrabarty P, Davis MP, Sparks JS (2012) The First Record of a Trans-Oceanic Sister-Group Relationship between Obligate Vertebrate Troglobites. PLoS ONE 7(8): e44083. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0044083).Though living in different parts of the world the cave fish shared important features: they were small – under 10cm in length – eyeless, colourless and lived in freshwater, limestone caves.  How such similar fishes came to be living on different sides of the world was the question the researchers wanted to answer.They considered convergent evolution: “When separate species are exposed to the same selective pressures they often come up with the same solutions – a process known as convergent evolution.”   An alternate possibility is that these species inherited their particular characteristics from a common ancestor: “In the case of the cave fish, an alternative possibility was that their odd features – or traits – were adaptations inherited from an ancestor common to both.”A genetic comparison suggested the latter:Though separated by thousands of kilometres of ocean, the cave-dwelling fish of Madagascar and north-western Australia were genetically more similar to each other than to any other goby: they inherited their unusual suite of characteristics from a common ancestor.“That they’re 6,000 km apart in Madagascar and Australia is pretty remarkable,” observed Dr Chakrabarty.The researchers believe that the ancestor lived on Gondwanaland, which joined Madagascar and Australia in the past.  Their hypothesis is that those two lands split 60 million years ago, leaving the two species of cave-dwellers 4,000 miles apart, no longer able to share a common gene pool.Nice hypothesis, Ball suggested, “But the study threw up some anomalies.”  Why didn’t the blind gobies go be in India, which was also part of Gondwanaland?  Maybe they went extinct there.  Or, perhaps evolutionary ideas of Gondwanaland “might need updating.”A researcher found it “intriguing” that some of the blind gobies in Madagascar had pigment; “they show that caves are not evolutionary dead-ends,” he said.The observation of similar blind cave fish separated by 4,000 miles is a worthy puzzle for scientific investigation by both creationists and evolutionists.  How did they get there?  Evolutionists typically take the microphone and start waving their hands.  They reach into their story toolkit and pull out “convergent evolution”.  They grab the magic wand of “millions of years.”  They play their puzzle of slowly wandering continents, as they look into their genetic crystal balls for visions of long-lost common ancestors.Unfortunately for them, these tactics flop. First of all, blindness is degeneration, not evolution.  Even creationists allow for that kind of change from an initial created kind of goby that diversified without adding new genetic information.  Second, “convergent evolution” is a distraction.  It is not a “process”; it is merely a story used whenever needed to show similar things that should not have been related.  And, the evolutionists admitted that their popular story of Gondwanaland’s separation “might need updating.”The authors admitted in their paper that evolutionary theory is not sitting confidently in the seat of scientific explanation here: “A major issue plaguing our understanding regarding the evolution of cave animals has been a lack of basic information regarding the assembly of these biotas, including mechanisms of speciation and phylogenetic origin.”  Ahem; why, then, are you holding the microphone?The most useless part of their hypothesis is time.  It doesn’t take 60 million years for eyes to degenerate; that can happen in one or two generations.  Sixty million years is far more time than all the alleged major transitions in mammals are said to have occurred.  Why would these fish just sit there in caves on opposite sides of the ocean, not changing at all, looking closer to one another genetically than to other gobies?  Does that make sense?It is far more reasonable to believe they have not been separated anywhere near that long.  Biblical creationists believe the continents broke up and spread apart rapidly during the Flood.  Only pockets of fish populations would have survived, explaining why they are found where they are but not in India.  The genes for pigment were present but recessive, switchable back on by genetic or epigenetic mechanisms.    No tens of millions of years are needed to explain these observations; in fact, the explanation is better without them.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 123 | Cover Crops & Agritourism

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Matt is out this week at the county fair so the podcast duties are left to the broadcast team. Bart, Dale, Dusty, and Kolt have the honors this week all thanks to AgriGold. We get an update on crops from different part of the state and talk about National 4-H Week, and farmers supporting farmers.Featured on the podcast this week, Matt sent back a few interviews. One is with Nathan Brause from Crawford County talking about his cover crops and no-till as well as Cody Beacom with Bird Agronomics talking about cover crops. We also get an update from Peggy Hall on Ohio’s agritourism laws. All of that and more on the podcast!last_img read more

KKR vs RCB: Bangalore 49 all out, lowest-ever IPL score, in pursuit of 132 vs Kolkata

first_imgKolkata Knight Riders (KKR) made short work of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s star-studded batting lineup to and script a remarkable 82-run win in a high-voltage Indian Premier League (IPL) game here at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.Chasing the KKR’s low 131, the visitors were bundled out for 49, the lowest total in the Indian Premier League. The previous being was 58 by Rajasthan Royals against RCB in 2009. (Virat Kohli hurt after ‘reckless batting’ condemns RCB to lowest ever IPL score)Nathan Coulter-Nile (3/21), Chris Woakes (3/6) and Colin de Grandhomme (3/4) starred with the ball for the hosts as they skittled out their rivals for their lowest score ever.Coulter-Nile set the tone for the hosts, removing RCB skipper Virat Kohli for a golden duck as he chased a fullish delivery outside off stump to give a simple catch to keeper Robin Uthappa. Sections of the Eden were stunned to silence as home team supporters brought the house down.The Indian captain seemed unhappy with the movement behind the sidescreen, fuming on his way back.Umesh Yadav got Mandeep Singh’s (1) back with the latter cutting straight to Manish Pandey at point, but it was Coulter-Nile who bowled a fiery first spell (3-0-21-3) sending the dangerous A.B. de Villiers (8) back in the hut after the South African hit two boundaries.Kedar Jadhav (9) too failed to negotiate the Australian as the 2016 runners-up were tottering at 4/24.Chris Gayle (7; 17b 1×4 0x6), who was the last hope for Kohli’s men, cut a frustrated figure trying to pull Woakes over midwicket but giving Couler-Nile an easy catch at mid off.advertisementStuart Binny (8) and Pawan Negi (2) fell shortly as the two-time champions completed a remarkable comeback. Samuel Badree, Tymal Mills, and Yuzvendra Chahal were out soon after. Sreenath Aravind was not out on 5.Earlier, an excellent spell by leg-spinner Chahal helped RCB bundle out KKR for 131.He returned figures of 3/16 while the other RCB bowlers also did well to restrict the hosts to the low total.Mills – playing in place of Andre Milne – scalped 2/31 while Negi took two wickets conceding just 15 runs in three overs.Playing in front of a packed stadium, Chahal – who in February returned best figures by an Indian in Twenty20 cricket with 6/25 against England – used the flat deck to his advantage, bowling with variations that flummoxed the home team batsmen.Sunil Narine (34; 17b 6×4 1×6) was the top-scorer for KKR with the off-spinner continuing from where he had left off in the last match, spanking Badree for three consecutive fours and a six in the first over of the game.The southpaw, who was catapulted up the order after Chris Lynn got injured, hit Aravind for two back-to-back fours to get the crowd, mostly cheering for the away side, going.At the other end, Gautam Gambhir (14, 11b, 1×4, 1×6) stay at the crease was cut short by the returning Mills who caught the in-form left-hander’s outside edge for a caught behind which was initially debated, but replays showed clear nick.Narine’s cameo – his third this season – ended when the Trinidadian holed out to Chahal at deep square leg.Narine and Gambhir stitched together a 48-run opening partnership.Robin Uthappa (11; 9b 2×4 0x6) did not last long, playing across the line to a fuller Badree delivery to be adjudged LBW by umpire C.K. Nandan. The hosts stared down the barrel from then on losing the next three three wickets for 27 runs.Yusuf Pathan (8), Pandey (15) and Colin de Grandhomme (0) were removed by Chahal as KKR were left reeling at 93/6.Woakes (18; 21b 3×4 0x6) and Suryakumar Yadav hung around for sometime for a 27-run seventh wicket stand before Mills got rid of Woakes and Coulter-Nile (2) followed suit without troubling the scorers much.Suryakumar (15; 19b 1×4 0x6) fell to Negi while Kuldeep Yadav was taken by Aravind. Umesh Yadav remained not out for 2.last_img read more

18 days agoToulouse defender Diakite happy for Todibo at Barcelona

first_imgToulouse defender Diakite happy for Todibo at Barcelonaby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveToulouse defender Bafode Diakite insists he’s happy for Jean-Clair Todibo.Todibo left Toulouse in January for Barcelona and is now set for a first team run due to their injury crisis.Diakite said, “Of course I am happy by what he does, he was trained in Téfécé, like me. “If he chose to join Barca, it’s not for nothing. He has an idea on his mind, we do not take such a big decision without thinking. I hope that he will make a place in their starting XI, he will be beneficial for the French squad and Toulouse.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Keyshawn Johnson Is Taking 11 California HS FB Recruits On A Huge Trip This Weekend To Texas, A&M, OU, Nebraska

first_imgKeyshawn Johnson during a broadcast.There will be quite a football posse traveling through Texas and the Midwest this weekend. According to Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram, former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson will be taking the “California 11,” a group of 11 California-based high school football recruits, on a recruiting trip this weekend. The group, which includes Johnson’s son, Keyshawn Jr., a four-star WR, will be visiting Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Nebraska, before traveling back to the West Coast. I can confirm that Keyshawn Johnson is headed to Austin to barnstorm the state with 11 recruits from Cali, including his highly touted son— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015Keyshawn Johnson @Thromedamnball and the California 11 will hit Texas A&M Fri practice, visit Texas Sat, OU Jr day Sun and Nebraska Mon— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015The California 11 led by @Thromedamnball are flying into Austin and driving to College Station for the Texas A&M Friday Night practice— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015The California 11 led by @Thromedamnball will drive back to Austin and spend Saturday visiting with @TexasFB and coach @Strong_TexasFB— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015The California 11 led by @Thromedamnball will then make the 6-7 hour drive from Austin to Norman for the Oklahoma Junior Day on Sun— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015The California 11 led by @Thromedamnball will leave OU and head to Nebraska to visit the Cornhuskers, then fly back to Cali from Lincoln— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015Among 2016 recruits in the Cali 11 are Michael Pittman, Marquel Dismuke, Isaiah Hayes and Khalil Tate— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015Among the 2017 recruits in the Cali 11 are WR Keyshawn Johnson Jr., WR Terrell Bynum, CB Darnay Holmes, CB Jermani Brown, QB Tristan Gebbia— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015That sounds like one heck of a trip. Be on the lookout for some top football prospects, Longhorns, Aggies, Sooners and Huskers.last_img read more

Instacart to expand Toronto office into tech hub hire 200 people

first_imgCanada’s major grocery chains looking to boost their e-commerce offerings to stave off the impact of Amazon’s entrance into the crowded industry are partnering with companies to give shoppers the option of home delivery.Companies offering a range of home delivery solutions are now expanding across Canada, building robotics-filled warehouses, adding hundreds of jobs and hoping to prove their method is the best at serving a vast country with a relatively small population.“There’s no shortage of headlines. Every day, there’s a new company making a new announcement,” said Sarah Joyce, senior vice-president of e-commerce at Sobeys Inc., who has been in the newly created position for about three months.Instacart, a California-based online grocery app company founded by a Canadian, announced Tuesday it will transform its Toronto office into a tech hub and add 200 employees over the next several years. The office is set to open sometime next year and will be the company’s second location to focus on research and development, with the first in San Francisco.Last week, Food-X Urban Delivery Inc., a subsidiary of Vancouver-based Spud, announced it partnered with Walmart Canada to deliver groceries to customers in the Vancouver area. The big box store is Food-X’s first major partner for its new warehouse designed to reduce the environmental impact of delivering groceries by reducing food waste and minimizing truck trips.Sobeys, for its part, revealed earlier this year a partnership with the British Ocado Group to build a customer fulfillment centre in the Toronto area filled with robotics that can pick and pack customer orders. The centre will start delivering customer orders in the spring of 2020.The influx of announcements came after Amazon acquired Whole Foods Market, which now has 14 Canadian locations, last year. The move sparked speculation the company would bring its checkout-free store concept and AmazonFresh grocery delivery service to Canada.That pushed the country’s major grocers to introduce or ramp up delivery services of their own, with many choosing to partner with companies already operating in this niche rather than build expensive in-house services.“That says a lot about where we are at as an industry and about this new era of strategic partnerships,” said Daryl Porter, vice-president of omni-channel operations and online grocery at Walmart.The company has opted for two different partners in different cities, a conscious decision that Porter said comes down to what value proposition providers offer customers.Walmart’s participating in a one-hour delivery pilot with Instacart in Toronto and soon-to-be in Winnipeg. Meanwhile, in Vancouver, it opted for a next-day delivery method with Food-X.“This is models, right,” said Peter van Stalk, Food-X founder.He’s convinced the company’s strategy, which includes people picking the food items to fulfil orders and focuses on reducing the environmental impact, can win more big-name partners. Food-X’s technology can withstand Canada’s cold winters, he added, and can service low density areas.But Sobeys believes it’s better to wait a little longer to launch, but offer a mostly automated experience.Sobeys anticipates having up to four such warehouses in the country, which could cover about 75 per cent of Canadian households.Both Joyce and van Stalk admit their models don’t offer one-hour delivery, but could do that or close to it in the future.Quick delivery windows are Instacart’s advantage and the company’s partnered with Walmart and Loblaw to offer one-hour timeframes already.“(Customers) don’t want to plan too far ahead for when they’re going to have their groceries delivered,” said Nilam Ganenthiran, Instacart’s chief business officer.Before Instacart, “groceries really lagged the rest of e-commerce,” he said, but “the magic of Instacart” allowed people to open their fridge door, see what’s missing and order online rather than rush to the store.It’s unclear which model will dominate Canada’s online grocery industry, but for now retailers seem content to leverage the experience of the niche operators.“We can learn from them,” said Walmart’s Porter, “and we are learning from them.”Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.Companies in this story (TSX:EMP.A) (TSX:L)last_img read more

Mens tennis shuts out Notre Dame Ball State to advance to 3rd

The Ohio State men’s tennis team won its first two matches of the NCAA Championship on Friday and Saturday. The Buckeyes, along with 15 other teams, will now advance to round three of the tournament in Stanford, Calif. OSU shut out Notre Dame and Ball State, winning the first two rounds of the tournament, 4-0. Playing doubles for the Buckeyes this weekend were senior Matt Allare and redshirt freshman Peter Kobelt, junior Chase Buchanan and senior Shuhei Uzawa, and freshman Blaz Rola and senior Balazs Novak. “There was so much at stake today,” coach Ty Tucker said after the match against Notre Dame. “We got to be ready to play.” The Buckeyes played hard against Notre Dame, winning the doubles point after two 8-2 victories from pairs Buchanan and Uzawa, and Rola and Novak. The last three points for the Buckeyes came from three singles victories by Novak, Rola and Allare. Novak sped through his match winning, 6-0, 6-2, against Notre Dame’s Blas Moros. Rola finished soon after, beating Casey Watt, 6-2, 6-2. Scoring the final point for the Buckeyes was Allare, with a score of 6-2, 6-3 against Notre Dame’s Greg Andrews. “They’re a really tough team,” Kobelt said of Notre Dame. “They’ve got great coaches and great players one through six.” OSU came out strong against Ball State in the first round of the tournament Friday. “We have to take what we can get,” Kobelt said of the hot weather. “It’s the kind of stuff we’ll deal with if we go out to California.” Novak and Rola were the first to finish their match, beating Ball State opponents Shaun Bussert and Austin Sansone, 8-0. Finishing soon after, fellow teammates Buchanan and Uzawa won their match against Ball State’s Zane Smith and Derek Carpenter, 8-3, clinching the doubles point for the Buckeyes. Allare and Kobelt finished their match early, 6-4, because the Buckeyes had already won the doubles point after the first two OSU doubles wins. Competing in singles and earning the team’s last three points were Rola, Buchanan, Allare, redshirt sophomore Devin McCarthy, Novak and Kobelt. McCarthy finished first, beating Ball State’s Alexandre Brym, 6-1, 6-2. He was followed soon after by Allare, who won his match, 6-3, 6-2, and Buchanan, who won his match, 6-1, 6-0. “I think I played well,” McCarthy said after his match. “It’s always a little nerve-racking going into the first round of the tournament.” OSU will now advance to the third round of the NCAA Championship Tournament, and face off against either Texas or Tulsa at 6 p.m. May 19. read more