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Cricket trials new no-ball system at Women’s T20 World Cup


Australia

Front-foot no-ball technology will be used at a major tournament for the first time in this month’s women’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia.

Key points:

  • The method, which sees the third umpire watching the front foot’s landing, has been trialled in India and the West Indies
  • It is currently the on-field umpire’s job to call front-foot no balls
  • David Warner was famously caught out on 99 during a 2017 Ashes Test before being recalled due to an overstep

The International Cricket Council (ICC) revealed the television umpire would monitor the landing foot of bowlers after every ball and immediately communicate to the on-field umpires whether it was a legal delivery.

The decision follows successful trials conducted across 12 games in both India and the West Indies, which saw 4,717 balls bowled and 13 no balls called. The ICC said all deliveries were judged accurately.

It is currently the responsibility of the on-field umpires to call no balls when a bowler oversteps the mark, but the third umpire can then review whether the bowler had any part of his or her foot behind the crease.

“Cricket has an excellent track record of introducing technology to support the decision making of our match officials and I’m confident this technology will reduce the small number of front-foot no-ball errors at the Women’s T20 World Cup,” ICC general manager Geoff Allardice said in a statement.

“No balls are difficult for umpires to call accurately, and even though the percentage of deliveries that are no balls is low, it is important to call them correctly.

“Since we first trialled this concept in the ODI series between England and Pakistan in 2016 the technology has improved significantly, enabling us to introduce it cost effectively and with minimum impact on the flow of the game.”

That has led to numerous scenes of players being given out, only to be recalled or stopped at the boundary for no reason before being sent on their way to the pavilion.

One of the most famous recent cases of this was when Australia opener David Warner was caught out on 99 during the 2017/18 Ashes series, before being called back due to an overstep by Tom Curran and reaching his century on the next delivery.



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David Warner was not particularly sheepish after his lucky escape in 2017. (Reuters: David Gray)

Warner was again on the receiving end of the reprieve in November last year when Pakistan rookie Naseem Shah was denied his first Test wicket by a no ball in the first Test at the Gabba.

The incidents regularly prompt rebukes from commentators, including former players, with Channel Seven’s broadcast identifying 21 uncalled oversteps in the lead-up to Naseem’s non-dismissal of Warner.

“If a bowler is told it’s a no ball, you can bring [your run-up] back and you’ve got space to work with,” former Test seamer Trent Copeland said on the telecast.

“But the other [issue is] that’s 21 runs to the batting team that should be on the total. This is a big issue that I think needs to be addressed from the ICC worldwide.”

And now it has.

Reuters/ABC

Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news


Government invests $20 million for four extra firefighting aircraft


SA

Three thousand Australian Defence Force reservists will be deployed to help with the bushfire recovery, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced.

Key points:

  • The Navy’s largest amphibious ship, HMAS Adelaide, will sail from Sydney this afternoon to the south coast
  • Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said the compulsory call-out of the 3,000 defence reservists is a first in the nation’s history
  • Mr Morrison also confirmed his scheduled visits to India and Japan later this month have been postponed

Mr Morrison said the Federal Government would also invest a further $20 million to lease four additional firefighting aircraft.

The Prime Minister also announced Chinook helicopters from Townsville and other military aircraft would assist, as well as the opening of defence force bases from Adelaide to Brisbane for emergency short-term accommodation.

The Navy’s largest amphibious ship, HMAS Adelaide, will sail from Sydney this afternoon to sit off the coast should it be required to help with evacuations.

“They will sail this afternoon, they will be located offshore from the fire-affected areas from tomorrow afternoon,” Mr Morrison said.

“The Adelaide is fully equipped for disaster relief and humanitarian aid, is able to operate helicopters, 400 crew including medical staff, as well as 300 tonnes [of emergency relief supplies] which have been loaded up in recent days.”

Follow our live blog for updates on bushfires and evacuations.

Mr Morrison said the deployment in South Australia would focus on Kangaroo Island, after two people died in a bushfire there.



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A convoy of trucks boarding HMAS Adelaide with stores, fuel, water and generators headed for the south coast of NSW. (ABC News: Alison Branley)

It brings the nationwide bushfire death toll to 23 since September.

‘Political advertising’ released hours after announcement

Hours after the announcement, Mr Morrison’s office released a social media video outlining the arrangements.

The post, released on Twitter and Facebook, is set to upbeat music overlaid with video of the disaster relief efforts.

“We’re calling out up to 3,000 Defence Force Reservists to help in fire-affected areas,” it reads.

“We’ve also deployed three Australian Navy ships…that’s on top of the $26 million already committed this year.”

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@toddsampsonOZ tweet: Advertising! There is something not right about running political advertising during a devastating National Crisis. It’s like being ‘sold to’ at a funeral. PR Crisis 101: say less and do more.(Btw, the bouncy elevator music is too juxtaposing and really annoying.) #bushfires

The video was slammed as “political advertising” on Twitter, with former ABC broadcaster Barrie Cassidy labelling it “absolutely obscene”.

“They are advertising their responses to the fires – promoting themselves – at the height of the crisis,” he said.

Elly Baxter commented: “Really? A party political ad about disaster relief. There is something seriously wrong with everyone involved with this.”

Matt Burke said he had “never seen a politician’s ad like this for natural disaster response with such an upbeat election feel”.

But the video received a warmer response from some on Facebook, with commenters on Mr Morrison’s Facebook page praising his leadership.

Reservist callout a ‘first’

Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said the compulsory call-out of the 3,000 defence reservists was a first in the nation’s history.

“The Government has not taken this decision lightly. In fact, it is the first time that reserves have been called out in this way in living memory and, in fact, I believe for the first time in our nation’s history,” she said.

Ms Reynolds said reservists who were already engaged in the current emergency response would be exempt from this call-out.

“That includes reservists who are already providing service in volunteer fire services, state fire and rescue [services], state and federal police, ambulance, and [those involved in the] emergency repair of power and communication,” she said.

“Any reservists who find themselves, their family or property under threat from fires, of course, will also be exempt from this call-out.



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Australian Army and Royal Australian Navy members prepare to board HMAS Adelaide. (Supplied: Department of Defence)

Ms Reynolds said the reservists would have four key responsibilities:

  • Provide isolated communities with life-saving supplies for immediate relief
  • Provide evacuation assistance to vulnerable people in isolated communities
  • Assist with assessment and reopening of vital roads
  • Assist fire services with preparation of fire breaks away from the fire fronts
  • Labor leader Anthony Albanese welcomed the Federal Government’s expanded emergency bushfire response and said he asked the Prime Minister to consider the extra measures months ago.


    Video: Anthony Albanese says he asked the PM to consider the extra measures months ago

    (ABC News)

    “It’s a good thing that that investment is now happening,” he said.

    “It’s one of the things we put on the agenda for the November COAG meeting that we proposed in writing to the Prime Minister and it’s good he’s taking up Labor’s suggestion that we made at that time.”

    Mr Morrison said two waterbomber aircraft would arrive within seven days, with the other two available within two weeks.

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    “What we need are waterbombers that meet the technical and specific requirements of the deployment in Australia,” he said.

    “It’s not a matter of just trying to hustle up some planes from somewhere around the world.

    “What you need is the precise asset to deal with the situation in Australia, NAFC [National Aerial Firefighting Centre] is an organisation we work through to source and locate the specific aircraft that we need and meet those payments.

    “Two of those will be available within seven days and the others will be available within 14 days is my advice. We received the request at 8:00pm last night and we have actioned it today.”

    Mr Morrison also confirmed his scheduled visits to India and Japan later this month had been postponed.

    He was due to visit India from January 13 to 16 and Japan immediately afterwards.

    Mr Morrison came under fire for taking a family vacation in Hawaii as the bushfire crisis unfolded in December.


    Video: First of evacuees from Mallacoota bushfire arrive in Hastings.

    (ABC News)

    Bushfire evacuees from the Victorian town of Mallacoota in East Gippsland, on Saturday arrived in Hastings on Navy ships.

    About 4,000 people, including some 3,000 tourists, had been stranded in the town since they were forced to shelter on the foreshore as the fire approached on New Year’s Eve.

    On Friday, about 1,000 people were ferried to the naval vessels HMAS Choules and MV Sycamore.

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    Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news


    Lil Durk – Turn Myself In Lyrics


    Play this song

    [Intro]
    Ooh
    Squat made the beat
    Turn me up, Josh
    Ooh
    Go Grizz
    Ooh
    W-W-W-Winner’s Circle

    [Chorus]
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, God, can you hear me?
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, niggas ain’t really with me
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, main homies turned against me
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, heard the story, think I’m finished
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, give my lawyer a hundred and fifty
    Ooh, oh

    [Verse 1]
    I wish I would turn myself in before I fuck one last time
    I wish I would turn myself in before I pour up one pint
    I wish I would turn myself in without kissin’ my kids, no, it ain’t right
    I wish I would turn myself in without playin’ that shit back that night
    I wish I would turn myself in without droppin’ my album
    I wish I would put trust in a nigga knowin’ they goin’ sour
    I told ’em I wish I would, I fuck her in the butt, go douche
    Told her put a big bag on my books, make sure my artist get pushed
    Look up at the judge, can’t look, stay makin’ up lies for sure
    I’m a innocent man for sure, it is what it is for sure
    Nobody gon’ ride, had a warrant so I can’t hide
    India gon’ stay by my side, I did a song with Chance tonight
    He gave me positive vibes, to better my image for life
    I turn myself in tonight, head down with these cuffs on, then read me my rights

    [Chorus]
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, God, can you hear me?
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, niggas ain’t really with me
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, main homies turned against me
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, heard the story, think I’m finished
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, give my lawyer a hundred and fifty
    Ooh, oh

    [Verse 2]
    I got 5 million followers, I need 5 million dollars
    I scream “Free Melly” from my cell even though they ain’t got em
    Mmm, free Von, free Zoo, even though they got the same problem
    Mmm, false accusation, why they name droppin’?
    They wanna know if I’m rappin’ or robbin’, takin’ these drugs for family problems
    I get a call, I call my mama, mmm, I’m sorry
    I get a bond, not givin’ them property, no, I can’t tell, that’s part of the policy
    If you don’t fuck with me, nigga, then fuck you, but I show love for niggas apart of me
    I went from Margielas to state shoes, Amiri denims to jump suits
    Locked in a cell with a curfew, in population, they can hurt you
    No PC, commissary and receipts, fan mail, I gotta reread
    New rappers wanna be, can’t be me, I’m gangsta

    [Chorus]
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, God, can you hear me?
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, niggas ain’t really with me
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, main homies turned against me
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, heard the story, think I’m finished
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, give my lawyer a hundred and fifty
    Ooh, oh
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, God, can you hear me?
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, niggas ain’t really with me
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, main homies turned against me
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, heard the story, think I’m finished
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, give my lawyer a hundred and fifty
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, niggas ain’t really with me


    Kodak Black – Christmas in Miami Lyrics


    [Intro]
    Ayy, I don’t know if I wanna call this detox ’cause I’m like… I’m puttin’ away a lot of old shit just so I can be with this one individual, but at the same time, all I really want for Christmas is her

    [Verse 1]
    I put the Glizzys down so I could be with you
    I put the Remy down, I don’t want no more of this juice, yeah
    I put the Henny down, I’ma throw away the Goose, yeah
    ‘Cause I be showin’ out, another side of truth, yeah
    India, I had loved you like you mine, babe
    You was runnin’ all through my head, you gave me migraines, mmm
    I cannot lie and say that I’m fine
    Took another sip to write this rhyme, ooh
    I cannot lie and say that I’m fine
    Took another bitch to ease my mind, ayy

    [Chorus]
    Now I’ma spend my Christmas in Miami
    I’ma be in Miami, I’ma be in Mi—

    [Verse 2]
    I’m from Broward, but my lady from Miami
    I’ma hit her with no Jim Beam, show her to my family
    They so curious, but we not into y’all
    She say, “Period,” I be like, “Periodt”
    She can have any nigga, I can get like any broad
    She don’t be milkin’ me, but she be milkin’ y’all
    I know you prolly dealt with a few celebrities
    But I don’t even care, I need you next to me
    Can you see the best of me? Want you to marry me?
    Would you say yes to me? Want you to marry me this year
    Even get down on my knees, pull out that carat ring
    And don’t embarrass me, want you to marry me this year
    Am I movin’ too fast? ‘Cause I’ll slow it down
    You the only reason I felt like puttin’ down my four pound
    You the only reason I ain’t runnin’ ’round with them hunnid rounds
    Slidin’ ’round in an opp’s town, you the only reason I ain’t locked down
    I just wanna love you, baby, just don’t make no fool of me
    I know on your birthday I ain’t gotta buy you jewelry
    I know on your birthday I ain’t gotta splurge you
    Just because it’s Christmas, you don’t need a Birkin
    And you all I want for Christmas
    You all I want for Christmas
    You all I want for Christmas (It’s you, love)

    [Outro]
    It’s you
    It’s you
    I know it, I know it’s you


    Martin Garrix Collaboration With David Guetta & Brooks Scheduled For Release This Month


    According to trusted Martin Garrix source @themartingarrixhub, Garrix’s collaboration with David Guetta and Brooks, “Like I Do,” premiered at the TimeOut72 Festival in Goa, India last year, is reportedly due out this month! Seeing as Garrix follows the New Music Friday timeline, that means that it’s either coming Feb 16 or Feb 23.

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    The single isn’t quite the progressive house that fans have been waiting to hear from Garrix, nor is it the pure pop he’s been producing recently, but more of a blend of the two. It reportedly features vocals from Stargate, you can hear a live rip from TimeOut72 below.

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