Buffalo Doppler Radar To Receive Upgrades Starting Thursday

first_imgThe other two phases of the Service Life Extension Program includes refurbishment of the radar pedestal and equipment shelters with NOAA expecting the program to be complete nationwide by the end of 2023. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) The Buffalo radar has already received a new signal processor as apart of Phase I and and refurbished transmitter in Phase II. Now the time has come to start Phase III which includes the replacement of the generator, fuel tanks, and related components. The work should take around one week to complete.During the outage period, adjacent NWS Doppler radars located in Cleveland, Ohio, State College, Pennsylvania, and Binghamton, New York will provide some coverage to our area due to the radar beams overlapping with each other.center_img Image by Dakota Hunter / WNY News Now.BUFFALO – Western New York’s primary Doppler radar will be going offline starting Thursday for around one week while upgrades are performed.The 750,000-Watt Doppler weather radar operated by the National Weather Service at the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport is the primary way the First Defense Weather team monitors precipitation. Whether that’s rain, snow, ice or anything in between, we can see weather from quite a distance. There are 159 other radar sites around the county; labeled as the ‘NEXRAD’ network (Next Generation Radar).However, many of these radars are approaching 30 years old and are in need of upgrades to keep them running in tip-top shape. A few years ago, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration commissioned a $150 million project called the ‘Service Life Extension Program’; a several-phase project meant to upgrade or replace certain key components within the radar to keep them working for another 10 or so years.last_img read more

Tyson Honored

first_imgBulloch County Extension Coordinator Bill Tyson has been named ’s 2018 Ag Partner of the Year by the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce agribusiness committee.Tyson has 22 years of experience working with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in Bulloch and Effingham counties.For more on Tyson’s surprise honor, read the Statesboro Herald article at https://www.statesboroherald.com/local/tyson-keeps-watch-over-local-farms/.last_img

Human cases of H5N1 avian flu may have been missed

first_imgJan 5, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – A new study of human cases of H5N1 avian influenza in Thailand suggests that a number of cases might have gone undetected and that the disease may prey on children disproportionately.Thai investigators reviewed 610 illness cases that occurred from January through March of 2004 and had features suggesting possible H5N1 infection. Twelve of those were confirmed as H5N1, and 7 of the 12 patients were children younger than 14 years, according to the report, published online by Emerging Infectious Diseases.Because up to 61% of rural residents in Thailand have regular contact with backyard poultry flocks, “The 12 cases we report likely represent the end result of hundreds of thousands of potential exposures and an unknown number of human cases,” the report states. It was written by Tawee Chotpitayasunondh, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health in Bangkok, and colleagues.They suggest that H5N1 cases are not easily detected because the disease has few distinctive clinical features and specific diagnostic tests are not widely available. The illness typically involves pneumonia, but pneumonia due to other causes is fairly common in rural Asia.”Human infections with highly pathogenic avian influenza may be easy to miss in the context of the regular incidence of pneumonia in much of rural Asia, where the capacity to make specific etiologic diagnoses remains limited,” the report says. The authors suggest that these circumstances may explain why “human cases have been few and have been reported only from Vietnam and Thailand.”The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized 44 human cases of H5N1 avian flu in the past year, including 27 in Vietnam and 17 in Thailand. Twenty cases in Vietnam and 12 in Thailand have been fatal. The official WHO count does not include two cases reported in Vietnam in the past week. A case in a 16-year-old girl was reported last week, and news services today reported a fatal case in a 9-year-old boy.Disease experts fear that the H5N1 virus may spark a human flu pandemic if it finds a way to spread easily from person to person. Only one possible case of person-to-person transmission has been recorded so far.The Thai investigators examined all cases in the first 3 months of 2004 in which patients were hospitalized with pneumonia or influenza after exposure to sick poultry. They classified cases with laboratory evidence of H5N1 infection as confirmed. Cases in which patients had been exposed to sick poultry and had either severe pneumonia or laboratory evidence of influenza A, but without confirmation of H5N1, were defined as suspected.The researchers found 12 confirmed and 21 suspected H5N1 cases among the 610 potential cases reported from 67 of Thailand’s 76 provinces. Eight of the 12 confirmed case-patients died. The median age of the confirmed patients was 12 years (range, 2 to 58) and that of the suspected patients was 33 (range, 1-67).All the confirmed patients came from villages where abnormal chicken deaths had occurred, and nine lived in houses where backyard chickens had died unexpectedly, the article says. Eight patients had had direct contact with dead chickens.All the case-patients had fever, cough, and dyspnea when they were hospitalized, and 5 of the 12 had myalgia and diarrhea. Chest radiographs were abnormal in all the cases. In the late stages of the illness, nine patients suffered respiratory failure and five had cardiac failure. The patients who died had a significantly lower lymphocyte count at hospital admission than those who survived.The 12 patients were all treated with broad-spectrum antimicrobials, and seven were also treated with the antiviral drug oseltamivir. Two of the patients who received oseltamivir survived the illness. The survivors started oseltamivir treatment a median of 4.5 days after the onset of symptoms, versus 9 days for those who died despite treatment with the drug.”We advocate using this agent in the early treatment of case-patients with suspected H5N1 influenza, in agreement with the recommendations of WHO,” the authors say.The investigators advocate specific testing for H5 influenza when a patient has a history of contact with sick poultry, young age, pneumonia and lymphopenia, and progression to acute respiratory distress syndrome.The researchers suggest that recent H5N1 cases have been more severe than the 18 H5N1 cases that occurred in Hong Kong in 1997. Six, or 33%, of the Hong Kong patients died, as compared with 68% of patients reported in 2004 at the time the report was written. “Several lines of evidence indicate that the H5N1 viruses have evolved to more virulent forms since 1997, with different antigenic structure, internal gene constellations, and an expanded host range,” the report states. “This virologic evolution may be a factor in the persistence of H5N1 viruses in the avian populations.”Chotpitayasunondh T, Ungchusak K, Hanshaoworakul W, et al. Human disease from influenza (H5N1), Thailand, 2004. Emerg Infect Dis 2005 Feb;11(2) [Full text]last_img read more

Petar Ćorluka takes over Hotels Baška voda?

first_img“With the hotel “Croatia” it is a fantastic tourist complex that has the prospect of becoming a high quality hotel resort. Petar Ćorluka has shown that he strives for excellence in both BiH and Zagreb, and such an investor guarantees a foundation for quality tourism in Baška Voda”, Said for Slobodna Dalmacija, the director of the hotel Baška Voda, Jakša Medić. Photo: TZO Baška Voda By the way, Petar Ćorluka is the owner of the company Marea Alta, as well as one of the most successful companies in BiH, Violeta from Grude, and the leading brand of hygiene products in the region. At the beginning of 2019, after a series of attempts, the Ministry of State Property sold the Hotel Hrvatska, located in the center of Baška Voda, for HRK 46 million and 126 thousand to the Makarska company Marea Alta. center_img Ćorluka already owns a hotel in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and it is the Colors Inn hotel located in Sarajevo, and now it obviously has serious plans to turn Baška Voda into a quality destination with the construction of a 4-star hotel and resort. How it brings Free Dalmatia, Ćorluka became the owner of the tourist resort “Urania” in Baška Voda, and signed a pre-agreement with Hotels in Baska Voda and the final purchase agreement is expected to be taken over and signed on 15 October. Ćorluka is also reportedly interested in building a 5-star hotel in Makarska.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Urges President Trump to Heed Opioid Commission’s Recommendations

first_img August 08, 2017 National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today urged President Donald Trump to heed the recommendations of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.“The President’s commission has laid out a robust and reasonable plan for the federal government to be a better partner with states on combating the heroin and opioid crisis. In Pennsylvania, I have found bipartisan common ground on increasing funding for treatment, resources for health professionals, and tools for law enforcement. But, undoubtedly, the data makes clear there is more work to do.“The primary recommendations of the President’s commission track closely with the progress we’ve made in Pennsylvania, including increasing treatment options through Medicaid and Medication-Assisted Treatment, expanding opioid education and training for health professionals, and establishing a Naloxone standing order.“After his briefing today, I urge President Trump to move swiftly to get these recommendations into action. Too many families are being torn apart by this epidemic and it is causing real pain for law enforcement, health professionals and all of our communities. I thank the bipartisan governors who worked so hard to ensure these recommendations reflected the steps states are already taking to lead on this crisis. In Pennsylvania, we’ve seen that this epidemic does not see Republican or Democrat, and neither should our national response.”Background:Some of the steps Pennsylvania under Governor Wolf’s leadership has taken to combat the heroin and opioid crisis:Expanding Treatment Centers of ExcellenceGovernor Wolf worked with the legislature to secure $20.4 million in the 2016-17 budget to combat Pennsylvania’s heroin crisis by expanding treatment options for Pennsylvanians struggling with opioid use disorder.Redesigned Prescription Drug Monitoring ProgramOn August 25, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania’s redesigned Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) was fully operational and would serve as an important tool to help curb the prescription opioid and heroin public health crisis in the commonwealth.Sharing Opioid Prescription DataOn June 29, 2017, the Wolf Administration announced that the Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PA PDMP) is sharing data with drug monitoring programs in 10 states and Washington D.C.Safer Opioid Prescribing GuidelinesOn July 19, 2016, Governor Wolf was joined by members of his administration to announce new prescribing guideline recommendations for the safe and effective use of opioids.Overdoses Reversed by Police with NaloxoneOn June 13, 2016, Governor Wolf announced that since municipal police departments, the Pennsylvania State Police, and individual police officers were equipped with naloxone over one year ago, more than 2,000 opioid overdoses have been reversed.State Police and Capitol Police Equipped With NaloxoneOn April 7, 2015, Governor Wolf announced the Pennsylvania State Police will carry naloxone, the life-saving opioid overdose reversal antidote.Naloxone, also known by the brand name “Narcan” is a prescription medicine that rapidly reverses heroin and other opioid overdoses. With a combination of grants donated by Aetna, Geisinger Health, Health Partner Plans, and Highmark, every state patrol car in Pennsylvania will be equipped with two naloxone doses.On December 2, 2015, Governor Wolf announced that the Pennsylvania Capitol Police are now trained to administer and will carry the life-saving opioid overdose reversal antidote known as naloxone. This will allow officers to continue to protect the well-being and safety of those who visit, work and live in the areas of the Pennsylvania Capitol Police jurisdiction and the surrounding areas.As of December 07, 2016, more than 2,000 opioid overdoses have been reversed by state and local police officers since November of 2014.On January 31, 2017, Governor Wolf announced a proposal to include $10 million to provide Naloxone to first responders and law enforcement across the state through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.Naloxone in SchoolsOn September 18, 2015, Governor Wolf, together with Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy, and Secretary of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Gary Tennis, announced support for the use of the life-saving drug antidote naloxone at schools across the commonwealth.Naloxone is administered to individuals suffering from an opioid overdose, such as heroin, and reverses the effects of the ingested drug.Naloxone Standing OrderOn October 28, 2015, Governor Wolf stood with Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine as Dr. Levine signed a standing order making it possible for all Pennsylvanians to access naloxone, a medication that can reverse an overdose that is caused by an opioid drug.Received Grant to Fight Opioid Addiction in Rural AreasOn July 15, 2016, the Department of Human Services announced it received a nearly $3 million federal grant to double the number of primary care physicians delivering high-quality medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in rural Pennsylvania.Limited Opioid Prescriptions to Emergency Room Patients and MinorsGovernor Wolf signed legislation that limits the number of opioids a patient can receive at emergency rooms to a seven day supply with no refills. He also put the same restriction in place for minors no matter where they get a prescription. This does not make it harder for physicians to prescribe opioids for legitimate pain. Those suffering from crippling pain need relief, and we must be careful to protect the ability of sufferers of long-term pain or victims of trauma to receive appropriate medication.Improved and Increased Education on Prescribing OpioidsWe must prepare doctors and physicians for prescribing opioids and pain management by improving medical school and continuing education curricula on opioids. Governor Wolf signed legislation that developed a safe opioid prescribing curriculum in medical colleges and other medical training facilities offering or desiring to offer medical training. He also signed a bill that requires continuing education in pain management, addiction and dispensing for prescribers and dispensers.Increased Access for Pennsylvanians to Dispose of Unwanted or Expired Prescription DrugsOn October 27, 2016, Governor Wolf signed a bill that ensured all federal, state and local law enforcement entities, hospitals, assisted living facilities, home health care agencies, long-term care nursing facilities, hospice, and commonwealth licensed pharmacies could serve as drop-off locations for any extra, unwanted, or expired prescription drug or over-the-counter pharmaceutical products.Provided Guidance On Insurance Coverage of Substance Use Disorder TreatmentThe Pennsylvania Insurance Department issued a notice outlining how health insurance companies are expected to apply parity laws for mental health and substance use disorder coverage. This notice was announced alongside a consumer guide to mental health and substance use disorder treatment designed to help Pennsylvanians understand their rights and the benefits to which they are entitled. The guide details what is required to be covered by different types of insurance and where help can be found, if necessary. The full guide is available at PID’s website here.Increased Law Enforcement’s Ability to Hold Opioid Dealers AccountableSecretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy issued a notice of intent to temporarily schedule the substance carfentanil, a narcotic substance, as a Schedule II controlled substance under the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act in order to allow law enforcement to take appropriate action against those in possession of this extremely dangerous drug.Reducing Opioid Addiction, Recidivism for InmatesOn December 15, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf announced $1.5 million in grants awarded to human services agencies serving 13 counties to provide Medication Assisted Treatment to offenders for substance abuse disorder.Provided Warm Handoff Guidance to Emergency Room Doctors and Healthcare ProfessionalsOn December 21, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf released guidance developed by the Department of Health and the Department of Drug and Alcohol programs in conjunction with the American College of Emergency Physicians to help emergency room doctors and healthcare professionals identify individuals with substance use disorder, including those who have been saved by naloxone, and get them into treatment – a process known as a warm handoff.Tightening Medicaid Opioid Prescription RulesOn March 6, 2017, Governor Wolf announced several additional steps the commonwealth is taking to help tighten the rules under which medication, such as buprenorphine, can be prescribed under the Medicaid program:Prescription Guidelines for Orthopedics and Sports MedicineOn March 16, 2017, Governor Tom Wolf and former Pittsburgh Steeler Franco Harris, joined state and local leaders at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Montefiore to announce prescribing guideline recommendations for the safe and effective use of opioids in orthopedics and sports medicine.Secured $26.5 Million to Combat the Heroin and Opioid EpidemicOn April 24, 2017, Governor Wolf announced that Pennsylvania secured a $26.5 million federal grant to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic. 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3 children dead, 1 missing after being swept away in Kentucky creek

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Rescue workers plot their strategy Thursday night in the search for four children who were swept away by a creek. News 3 children dead, 1 missing after being swept away in Kentucky creek by: – February 25, 2011 36 Views   no discussions Share (CNN) — The bodies of three of four children who were swept away in a creek swollen by storm waters were recovered early Friday morning, authorities in Kentucky said.The first body was recovered shortly after midnight; the other two located about 30 minutes later, said Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon.The search continued for the fourth missing child Friday morning.The children were traveling with their Amish family in a horse-drawn carriage on a flooded street in Graves County when the carriage flipped over Thursday evening, said Jerry Beasley, a Kentucky State Police spokesman.In all, there were six children and their mother in the carriage, Beasley saidThe mother and two of the children were able to get to a safe area. But the other four children were swept away with the carriage into a nearby creek. Sharelast_img read more

UPDATED: Fast food worker diagnosed with hepatitis-A in Dearborn County

first_imgGreendale, In. — Officials in Dearborn County say a worker at the Greendale Taco Bell on Eads Parkway has tested positive for hepatitis A.Reports indicate the worker handled food January 24, 31 and February 1. Anyone who may have eaten at the restaurant should get a vaccine and seek medical attention.Customers of the establishment on January 31 and February are urged to get the vaccine. The vaccine will no longer be effective for customers on January 24, they are asked to self-monitor for symptoms of the illness.On February 13 the following statement was offered by Taco Bell:“The franchisee of this Greendale, IN location began working closely with Taco Bell and health officials as soon as they were aware. All team members have been retrained on illness policies and procedures, offered vaccinations and will continue to sanitize the restaurant. Ensuring the health and wellbeing of our team members and customers is our highest priority, which is why we are taking this matter so seriously. Customers who have eaten at this Taco Bell location on January 24, 31 or February 1 should follow guidance from the Dearborn County Health Department.” – Taco Bell Corp.last_img read more

There should be uniform global use of VAR, FIFA refs’ chief Collina says

first_imgWorld football governing body FIFA wants VAR video reviews to be applied in the same way across all competitions, as they take over direct responsibility for the system.Issues concerning VAR have been handled primarily by the International Football Association Board during the system’s two-year experimental phase and its introduction as part of the laws of the game. IFAB is the game’s law-making body.FIFA, however, took over the role of supporting competition organisers with the implementation of VAR from July 1.Pierluigi Collina, the Italian former World Cup referee and chairman of FIFA’s Referees’ Committee, told Reuters the move was a “natural transition”.“IFAB as an organisation has the duty to govern the laws of football, including VAR and the protocol and regulations. Once the laws of the game are set, IFAB’s job is over,” he said.“It is then FIFA that deals with referees’ education around the world, supporting all the member-associations.” However, there have been some variations in the use of VAR in different competitions and national leagues, and Collina said there should be a uniform approach.He said: “Another responsibility of FIFA’s is to have the laws of the game implemented all over the world in the same way. There cannot be different implementation of the laws of the game in different continents or different countries.“Our responsibility is to ensure that football is played in the same way all over the world.“Can you imagine (what happens) in (an) international competition played by teams who are used to having different interpretations of the laws of the game in their domestic competition?“So, saying that VAR should be used in the same way all over the world is something obvious. “Of course, there can be some small differences, but the general implementation should be the same.“It is FIFA and IFAB’s responsibility to have the game played the same way across the world, for the benefit of those who are playing.”The Premier League has not used VAR to check for encroachment off the line by goalkeepers during penalty kicks in spite of that element being part of the protocol.Speaking generally, Collina said FIFA wanted to avoid situations where players in an international tournament faced surprise decisions.RelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking COVID-19: FIFA count cost to football Blatter faces probe in Switzerland He said: “If something is written in the laws of the game, it has to be implemented everywhere, Otherwise, can you imagine the surprise of someone who is penalised for something in an international game that he is not penalised for at home?“Maybe they would not be aware of what they can do? If something in the laws of the game doesn’t work, then it is discussed and eventually changed by IFAB.Reuters/NAN.—Tags: FIFAInternational Football AssociationVARlast_img read more

Indian Premier League Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings IPL 2019 highlights: Mumbai beat Chennai by 37 runs

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings have chosen to bowl against Mumbai Indians. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock fell cheaply but Suryakumar Yadav revived the innings with a couple of big hits. Suryakumar was joined by Krunal Pandya and Mumbai Indians staged a revival. Suryakumar Yadav slammed his sixth fifty while Krunal Pandya fell for 42. However, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard ended the Mumbai Indians’ innings well. Hardik slammed two sixes and a four in the final over while Pollard smashed a massive six as Dwayne Bravo conceded 29 runs in his final over. In response, Chennai Super Kings lost Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu cheaply. Suresh Raina started well but Kieron Pollard’s catch ended his innings. Kedar Jadhav hit his fourth fifty but Chennai Super Kings lost the services of MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja. In the end, Dhoni’s side lost their first game in IPL 2019 while Rohit Sharma’s side got their campaign back on track. Get highlights of the match here. (SCORECARD)23:58 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians have done it. They have inflicted the first loss for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2019. Hardik Pandya the star with 3/20 to go with his eight-ball 25 and Mumbai Indians have won the match by 37 runs.23:51 hrs IST: Short ball pounded on the pitch by Hardik Pandya and Deepak Chahar top-edges the pull to deep backward square leg where Bumrah takes the catch. Third wicket for Pandya who has had an excellent night.23:45 hrs IST: Dwayne Bravo latches onto a slow and full ball from Malinga and deposits it to the third tier of the stands at deep midwicket but the bowler has his revenge. Full ball slanted in and Bravo goes for the slog, the inside edge flies to the left of Quinton de Kock who takes a stunning catch with both hands.23:40 hrs IST: Another great over from Jasprit Bumrah. They need close to three runs per ball do Chennai Super Kings. Malinga gets the wicket of Jadhav for 58 and Mumbai Indians close in on win.23:32 hrs IST: Two fours by Kedar Jadhav and he slams his 4th IPL fifty. This has been a good over for Chennai Super Kings as they need 66 off 24 balls. 23:25 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya, you beauty! Gets the ball to climb up from a back of a length and Jadeja can only edge it to the keeper. Pandya’s two wickets in the over have potentially sealed it for Mumbai Indians.23:23 hrs IST: For people inquiring as to why Jasprit Bumrah has a black eye, Mahela Jayawardene, part of the Mumbai Indians coaching line-up said the bowler missed a catch during warm-ups and he was hit under the eye, thus the black mark.23:21 hrs IST: That is a massive blow for Chennai Super Kings’ hopes. Dhoni charges down the track but Hardik Pandya cramps him up with a short ball aimed towards the body, Dhoni limply pulls it to square leg where Suryakumar Yadav takes the catch. 23:18 hrs IST: The partnership has gone past fifty and Jadhav is also nearing a fifty, but Dhoni is striking at just 60. What is going through the mind of the Chennai Super Kings captain? With each over, the asking rate is mounting.23:15 hrs IST: Bumrah bowls a great over and Chennai Super Kings need 91 runs off the last seven overs. Asking rate is 13. One feels, this is a very tough ask. 23:08 hrs IST: Kedar Jadhav has gone past 1000 runs in IPL. Dhoni is scrambling the ones and twos and the match is slowly starting to become a close one. However, Mumbai Indians still hold the advantage.23:02 hrs IST: Jadhav and Dhoni continue to steady the ship but the asking rate is now over 10. Dhoni needs to step up a gear.22:55 hrs IST: Jadhav continues to find the boundary as he edges a flatter delivery from legspinner Rahul Chahar while Behrendorff is troubling Dhoni with the extra bounce and angle. Chennai Super Kings are ahead of Mumbai Indians at this point in time but the asking rate is over 9.522:40 hrs IST: Only one run in the over from Hardik Pandya. He is getting some extra bounce. Things are only get tougher for Chennai Super Kings as Jasprit Bumrah is into the attack now.22:33 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant! Absolute brilliance from Pollard. Behrendorff bowls a short and wide ball and Raina flays the cut to deep backward point, Pollard leaps but the ball is behind him. He stretches his right hand and takes a stunning one-handed catch close to the boundary. This will really hurt Chennai Super Kings.22:30 hrs IST: Kedar Jadhav gets going with a flicked six and four off Lasith Malinga and Suresh Raina hammers two fours off Behrendorff. Chennai Super Kings need this duo to carry on.22:22 hrs IST: Suresh Raina clears the front leg and thumps Behrendorff over deep extra cover for a six. This is the kind of batting Chennai Super Kings need if they are to stage a revival.22:13 hrs IST: Chennai Super Kings are in big trouble. Behrendorff gets the ball to kick up and Rayudu falls for 0. Shane Watson gets a boundary off a free-hit but next ball, he cuts a short ball from Malinga to point where Kieron Pollard leaps to take the catch. 21:52 hrs IST: Carnage in the final over. Pollard blasts a big six off Dwayne Bravo and Hardik Pandya finishes the innings off in style by clobbering two sixes and a four as Dwayne Bravo leaks 29 runs in his final over. Mumbai Indians have posted a competitive 170/5 against Chennai Super Kings. This will be a tough total to chase.21:38 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya gets going with a six. He will be the key if Mumbai Indians are to reach 150-160.21:35 hrs IST: Another full, slow ball from Dwayne Bravo and Suryakumar mistimes the lofted shot to long on where Jadeja takes the catch. Bravo breaks into a neat jig, a mixture of 21:31 hrs IST: Suryakumar slog sweeps a six over deep square leg and it is his sixth in the IPL. Splendid knock from the right-hander. They need three good overs now.21:26 hrs IST: Whether it is the outside edge or the mistimed lofted shot, there is no way Krunal is getting out today. Gets another boundary and he is nearing a fifty. As we speak, Krunal miscues a slower ball to wide long off and Jadeja takes the catch. Much needed relief for Mumbai Indians.21:23 hrs IST: The partnership between Krunal and Suryakumar has gone past fifty. Can they go to 150? Only four overs are left.21:17 hrs IST: Tahir drags one delivery short and Krunal heaves it into the stands at wide long on. The elder Pandya is batting like a gem.21:09 hrs IST: It looks like today is Krunal Pandya’s day. He gets going with two boundaries and then gets a life when he is dropped by Mohit Sharma off Dwayne Bravo. In the next over, he is trapped LBW by Shardul Thakur but he overturns it as he gets an inside edge. Superb stuff from Krunal.20:52 hrs IST: Krunal Pandya gets off the mark with a boundary off Jadeja while Tahir gets swept for a boundary by Suryakumar. Chennai Super Kings are choking the flow of runs.20:43 hrs IST: Brilliant from Imran Tahir. Yuvraj Singh mistimes the lofted shot and Ambati Rayudu takes the catch at long off close to the boundary. The umpires have a check and Rayudu is fine. Mumbai Indians are in a bad position and they need a special knock from Suryakumar.20:36 hrs IST: Great start for Ravindra Jadeja. He gets this flatter delivery to skid through and it spins away and the thin edge is taken by Dhoni. The umpires check closely for a no-ball and after checking multiple angles, he is deemed safe.20:33 hrs IST: Imran Tahir starts off well as he gets some zip and skid on the wicket. This partnership is vital for Mumbai Indians.20:25 hrs IST: Another great over for Mumbai Indians, Suryakumar Yadav is on a roll and Mumbai Indians are making a good start in the powerplay.20:20 hrs IST: Three fours in the over from Suryakumar Yadav and Shardul Thakur is under pressure. Much needed good over for Mumbai Indians and they are making a move on.20:13 hrs IST: WICKET! The pressure has told on Quinton de Kock and he tries to pull a short ball, but the short ball zips through and the left-hander miscues it to Kedar Jadhav at mid wicket.20:09 hrs IST: Shardul Thakur is getting some outswing and bounce. Rohit Sharma is struggling to cope with it and only one run comes in the over. Mumbai Indians are 3/0 after two overs.20:04 hrs IST: Good start for Deepak Chahar. He gets some swing and extra bounce as only two runs are scored. Good line and lengths maintained by Chahar and de Kock struggles to get away.19:59 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock are out in the middle. After the huddle, the Chennai Super Kings are all set to resume as they look to make it four out of four. Deepak Chahar will open the bowling.19:46 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both the sides Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Jason Behrendorff 19:38 hrs IST: Rahul Chahar and Deepak Chahar, two brothers on opposite sides of the fence. Rahul makes his debut and he is a wristspinner while Deepak is the pace bowler and a crucial bowler for Chennai Super Kings.19:36 hrs IST: Chennai Super Kings have chosen to bowl against Mumbai Indians. Mohit Sharma replaces Mitchell Santner while Mitchell McClenaghan and Mayank Markande are out for Mumbai Indians.19:26 hrs IST: The match is being played on April 3, a day after the glorious date of April 2. Eight years ago, India won the World Cup at Wankhede by beating Sri Lanka and the celebrations lasted well into the night and for many days to come.19:21 hrs IST: From whatever are the reports coming out of Wankhede, it could look like left-armers will have a big role to play. Jason Behrendorff might play for Mumbai Indians while Barinder Sran is also getting a look-in.19:15 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians hold a 14-12 head-to-head advantage against Chennai Super Kings. Dhoni’s side have a poor record only against this franchise. At the Wankhede, they are trailing 3-5 against Rohit’s team.19:07 hrs IST: Hello and a warm welcome to the clash between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. It is the battle of the three-time champions. If Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore is high on star-power, then this clash between Chennai and Mumbai is the ultimate marquee clash in the IPL.  Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Mohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahirlast_img read more

Felicien is latest GuyanaNRA Record Shoot winner

first_imgSHERWIN Felicien won the record shoot last weekend at the Timehri Rifle Ranges.The shoot took place as members of the Guyana National Rifle Association (GuyanaNRA) prepare for this year’s West Indies Fullbore Shooting Council (WIFBSC) Caribbean Championships.Shooting just two points off from achieving a perfect day, Felicien shot a possible at the 500 (35.05) yards range; it was one of two possibles for the day.Veteran marksman, Ransford Goodluck shot the other possible on the day at the 300 yards range, 35.02.Leo Romalho has continued to turn in consistent performances ending 2nd overall with 116.09, two behind Felicien whose winning aggregate was 118.10; he was off by one at the 300 yards range (34.01) and a similar number off at the 600 yards range, (49.04).Roberto Tiwari took the third place overall with a total of 115.04 followed by Goodluck, Vice-captain Dylan Fields, Lennox Braithwaite and Peter Persaud in that order.Following are the full results of the shoot:Name                                   300      500      600     AggregateSherwin Felicien                     34.01   35.05   49.04   118.10Leo Romalho                          33.02   34.04   49.03   116.09Roberto Tewari                       34.02   33.0     48.02   115.04Ransford Goodluck                35.02   31.02   48.04   114.08Dylan Fields                            33.01   34.02   46.02   113.05Lennox Braithwaite                34.01   34.01   42.02    110.04Peter Persaud                          29.01   33.02   46.02    108.05last_img read more