Author: Christian Maino Vieytes, B.S. Nutritional Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, M.S. Candidate, Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignThe week of September 14, 2006, is one that has gone down in the history books. It marked the first time in history that individuals in the United States were without spinach for a total of five days. Not a single vendor in the country was permitted to engage in the sale of spinach during that time due to an outbreak of E. Coli O157: H7 that had contaminated the spinach after, what is believed to have been, contact with fecal runoff originating from a nearby cattle farm.1 The event culminated in 276 cases of illness in the United States and Canada, with a total of three of those proving fatal.The Nature of Food Safety in the United StatesThis event calls into question an important idea that it often overlooked in most American households, a notion that we almost take for granted. That is the concept of food safety. We rarely contemplate the origins of the foods we consume, less the safety of consuming such items. Living in today’s modern context, we assume that the food companies that provide us these goods are keeping an eye out for us. In an ultimate sense, they are, thanks to the superfluous extent of federal and state-level food regulations and strict standards that have been established. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the chief governing body that oversees roughly 80% of the nation’s food supply and maintains primary responsibility for inspecting food manufacturers and vendors.2 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is delegated the oversight and regulation of the nation’s meat, poultry, and egg products.3 The nation’s food regulation system can be hard to comprehend. But fortunately, any individual can take steps to prevent illness from happening for themselves and their families.Strategies for Mitigating Foodborne IllnessFoodborne illness refers to any illness that develops as a result of consuming food contaminated with a particular bacterial or viral pathogen or a physical contaminant. The first and principal method for reducing the incidence of foodborne illness is to properly wash your hands before and after preparing as well as consuming food. Inadequate hand-washing, alone, is understood to be a chief instigator of foodborne illness outbreaks.4 The USDA recommends washing hands often, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling food.5 Second, conducting a thorough visual inspection of the food item to be consumed is critical. Evidence of mold or discoloration of the product is grounds for discarding it. Food dating is another way of reducing the likelihood of developing a foodborne illness when purchasing packaged goods at the grocery store. Most people think of “expiration dates” when they see dates on the packaging of their food. However, confusion often arises about how to interpret these dates as there are a few food dating types that are used with different intents:6“Best Before” – refers to the last date at which the food product is considered to be at its best quality.“Sell By” – refers to the last day that the product is to be sold, although it can remain safe to eat up to seven days past that date, as long as it is refrigerated and maintained at an adequate, safe temperature.“Use By” – refers to the last day that the food should be consumed. Eating the food past this date may result in illness.Produce SafetyMany foods, such as raw meats and fruit/vegetable produce, lack the convenient label and expiration dates that are found on packaged items. Visual assessment of the food item to be consumed is paramount. However, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a few systematic criteria to lower the propensity of foodborne illness with these types of food products.7 Refrigerating the perishable quickly after purchasing is key (within 2 hours). This will prevent the item from developing any premature spoiling. It is also important to keep your refrigerator setting at a proper temperature (less than 40o F). Many pathogens grow in what is called “The Danger Zone”, a temperature range of 40-140o F. When handling produce and raw meats, use different cutting boards and utensils for handling each class of food separately. Cross-contamination is a very common route through which pathogens, originating from the handling of raw meat and poultry, make their way into raw produce and vegetables that are later consumed.8 Cooking meat and poultry to their proper internal temperatures are vital to ensuring that any pathogenic microbial organisms are destroyed in the cooking process.9 The recommendations for adequate internal temperatures for meat and poultry products can be found on the USDA’s website linked here. Rinsing vegetables, fruits, and other items from the produce section can decrease the number of microbiological residues present on those items.10Foodborne illness and food safety are serious matters. Reducing the risk of foodborne illness for yourself and those in your household is encouraged by taking the steps discussed here and those promoted by governing bodies such as the FDA and USDA. ReferencesArnade C, Calvin L, Kuchler F. Consumer Response to a Food Safety Shock: The 2006 Food-Borne Illness Outbreak of E. coli O157: H7 Linked to Spinach. Rev Agric Econ. 2009;31(4):734-750. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9353.2009.01464.xStrauss DM. An analysis of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: protection for consumers and boon for business. Food Drug Law J. 2011;66(3):353-376, ii.Goetz G. Who Inspects What? A Food Safety Scramble. Food Safety News. https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2010/12/who-inspects-what-a-food-safety-scramble/. Published December 16, 2010.Allwood PB, Jenkins T, Paulus C, Johnson L, Hedberg CW. Hand Washing Compliance among Retail Food Establishment Workers in Minnesota. J Food Prot. 2004;67(12):2825-2828. doi:10.4315/0362-028X-67.12.2825Basics for Handling Food Safely. March 2015. https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/safe-food-handling/basics-for-handling-food-safely/ct_index.Tsiros M, Heilman CM. The Effect of Expiration Dates and Perceived Risk on Purchasing Behavior in Grocery Store Perishable Categories. J Mark. 2005;69(2):114-129. doi:10.1509/jmkg.126.96.36.199762Four Steps (Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill) to Food Safety. July 2017. https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/keep-food-safe.html.Redmond EC, Griffith CJ, Slader J, Humphrey TJ. Microbiological and observational analysis of cross-contamination risks during domestic food preparation. Br Food J. 2004;106(8):581-597. doi:10.1108/00070700410553585Safe cooking temperatures. April 2019. https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/general-food-safety-tips/safe-internal-cooking-temperatures.html.Buck JW, Walcott RR, Beuchat LR. Recent Trends in Microbiological Safety of Fruits and Vegetables. Plant Health Prog. 2003;4(1):25. doi:10.1094/PHP-2003-0121-01-RV
K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kobe x Kyrie Bruce Lee. More tonight on youtube. pic.twitter.com/plIhkaLLOg— Pinoe (@Pinoe77) August 11, 2017Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving shares an affinity for retired legend Kobe Bryant and this transcends even to the shoe realm.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 25-year-old 4-time NBA All Star unveiled his latest Nike Kyrie 3 “Bruce Lee” colorway on Friday (Saturday in Manila) as a tribute to the Laker great.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Eight years later, the shoes remain one of Irving’s favorite and he decided to implement the vibrant colorway to his own signature line.“This is an honor and a blessing and I can’t wait to share it to the world,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension #KicksStalker: A ‘homecoming’ for the Hyperdunk ’17 SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief In a video uploaded on his Instagram account, Irving recalled how he wore the classic Nike Zoom Kobe V “Bruce Lee” kicks—patterned after the martial artist’ iconic yellow track suit—during the Nike Extravaganza event when he was 17 years old. MOST READ
MOST READ “We’re not going to comment on that stuff. Personal reasons. He won’t be with us the next couple of games,” Hornacek said.The New York Daily News reported that Noah had been sidelined after shouting at Hornacek during the Knicks loss to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNoah was reportedly unhappy after being removed in the fourth quarter having played only four minutes and 20 seconds.The 32-year-old has endured a rocky spell in New York after joining the team in 2016 after nine years with the Chicago Bulls. Injury disrupted his first season in New York and in March last year he was hit with a 20-game suspension for violating the league’s anti-drug policy. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bounce back time Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Joakim Noah (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)New York, United States — New York Knicks center Joakim Noah will miss the team’s next two games due to personal reasons, the club said Thursday, amid reports of a bust-up with coach Jeff Hornacek.Hornacek confirmed to reporters that Noah would miss at least two games but declined to go into details concerning the French star’s omission.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next
Sunil Gavaskar and M.F. Husain: The master and subjectThe towering superstar of the Indian art world M.F. Husain seems to have placed his finger firmly on the commercial pulse. Last fortnight, the painter lost little time in setting off with brush and palette to put the cricketing world’s new hero,Sunil Gavaskar and M.F. Husain: The master and subjectThe towering superstar of the Indian art world M.F. Husain seems to have placed his finger firmly on the commercial pulse. Last fortnight, the painter lost little time in setting off with brush and palette to put the cricketing world’s new hero Sunil Gavaskar on canvas. Gavaskar’s immense patience, his hallmark on and off the pitch, saw him through a few sittings with the moody master who intends to make this piece a tribute to Gavaskar’s recent record performance. Earlier, Husain, in a rare gesture, caught the attention of the media by painting a large canvas for the Child Relief and You (CRY) which is expected to be on sale next year and according to a prominent art dealer’s estimates will fetch a cool Rs 3 lakh. And noting the feverish attention that cricket is getting, there’s no doubt that cricket-loving art dealers will be quoting high to hang two masters on their walls.Wan Zun Zheng: Striking poseOn a chilly wintry evening, the only “hot” spot at the Trade Fair, in the capital, proved to be the permanent catwalk constructed in the middle of the fair grounds. It could have proved a standard fare fashion show. But, thankfully, it turned out to be a little different. With the whole city a-buzzing with the CHOGM mela, this fashion show proved to be a heart-stopper. From a shimmering white backdrop emerged models dressed in what commentator and theatre director Barry John, summed up as “the commonwealth clothes”. Out bounced the tartan kilts, sarongs, Caribbean robes specials in arresting colours and even two models sporting shields and spears and loose hanging togas from Africa. As a sideshow, it certainly turned heads momentarily away from the other ‘heads’ in Vigyan Bhavan.advertisementThe fashion show: Showing off uncommon costumesRecent reports from Beijing backed up with photographic evidence, clearly indicate that the winds of western influence are gusting through China at a rapid rate. Scenes of coutirng couples and jean-clad youth, previously unheard of, are now apparently fairly common. Even in the New Delhi embassy of the People’s Republic, the staff have discarded their Mao suits for traditional western attire But if any more proof was required, it was provided last fortnight in the shapely form of Wan Zun Zheng, 30, the Chinese representative at the recent Neo-Youth Film Festival in Calcutta. Sporting a cheongsam slit seductively at the sides, Zheng, or rather her shapely legs, considerably enlivened what would otherwise have been a decidedly drab affair.
dabang delhiPatna PiratespklPKL 7 First Published: September 26, 2019, 9:43 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Jaipur: Dabang Delhi produced a stellar comeback to beat Patna Pirates 43-39 in a Pro Kabaddi League match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Thursday. Naveen Kumar and Vijay secured Super 10s for Delhi who moved back to the top of the points table after the victory.Patna will only have themselves to blame for the loss after having dominated the match for the most part. Pardeep Narwal once again impressed with a Super 10 (19 points) for the Pirates but a blunder in the defence by the three-time champions allowed Delhi’s Vijay to clinch 5 points in a raid and come back in the match. Considering the quality of raiders on both the sides of the mat, it wasn’t surprising to see both the defences take a cautious approach in the early minutes of the encounter.When they did try, they failed as Pardeep Narwal and Naveen Kumar made the match all about themselves.But Chandan Ranjit, Delhi’s secondary raider, picked up important points in the background, and the pressure finally told when in the 11th minute Vijay pulled off a stellar block on Patna’s Pardeep to sway the balance towards the Delhi side.Pardeep’s time away from the mat is usually the make-or-break factor for the Patna team but despite the star spending a large time away (8 minutes 25 seconds) from the action, the team kept pace with the Delhi side, with Hadi Oshtorak marshalling the defence.The first half ended with no All-Outs and points even at 13-13.The Delhi side started the second half with a Super Tackle on Pardeep but that was perhaps their only positive move in the next minutes as Patna unleashed the beast in them.Quick raids fetched them an All-Out in the fourth minute of the half after which Pardeep steamrolled through a hapless Delhi defence. The superstar picked another Super 10, and three-point Super Raid in the 8th minute of the second half, as Patna pushed for another All-Out.They got their second All-Out with six minutes remaining to move to a six-point lead. ‘Record breaker’ Pardeep also became the first raider to hit 1100 points in Pro Kabaddi League history with his efforts.But a raid by Delhi’s Vijay, with slightly more than 3 minutes left in the match, turned things around once again. He secured a bonus point and four touch points to cut down Patna’s lead to a single point.Delhi clinched the all-important All-Out with two minutes left in the match to open a lead which their defenders helped maintain.
View comments MOST READ Yonhap said the Korea PGA, which runs the Korean Tour, does not disclose discipline against players but decided to make an exception to send a message to the players.After losing his PGA Tour card in 2011, Kim played what is now the Korn Ferry Tour in 2012 and 2013, and then again in 2018. He failed to keep his status each time.It was not immediately clear whether Kim would be eligible to play other tours around the world, including the PGA Tour-sanctioned circuits in China, Canada and Latin America, while serving his three-year Korea PGA suspension.The PGA Tour said he would not be eligible pending its own review to determine whether to restrict Kim’s access to its tournaments.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics FILE – This is a June 15, 2013, file photo showing Bio Kim, of South Korea, after putting on the 17th hole during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, in Ardmore, Pa. Kim won the DGB Financial Group Volvik Daegu Gyeongbuk Open on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2019, and then lost his job. The Korea PGA suspended him Tuesday, Oct. 1 for three years for making an obscene gesture at the crowd on the 16th hole of the final round because of noise from a cellphone camera. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)SEOUL, South Korea — Bio Kim won the tournament and then lost his job. The Korea PGA suspended him Tuesday for three years for making an obscene gesture at the crowd on the 16th hole of the final round because of noise from a cellphone camera.Yonhap News Agency reports that Kim knelt before cameras and apologized to fans after his disciplinary hearing.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue This jewelry designer is also an architect LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Becoming his own man The suspension is effective immediately for Kim, who won the DGB Financial Group Volvik Daegu Gyeongbuk Open for his second Korean Tour victory this year. He leads the Order of Merit and points list for player of the year.Yonhap also reports that Kim was fined 10 million won ($8,350).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Kim, who qualified for the PGA Tour in 2011 but failed to keep his card, had a one-shot lead Sunday when he teed off on the 16th hole and heard noise from a camera. He turned to his right, raised his middle finger toward the crowd and slammed his driver. The moment was shown on live television.Kim held on for the victory and apologized for losing his temper. He said he would accept whatever punishment came his way. Renowned track coach Salazar booted from worlds after receiving 4-year doping ban Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’
Mumbai Indians defeated defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday by four wickets to register their second successive win in the Indian Premier League this season. Nitish Rana and Jasprit Bumrah starred with the bat and ball respectively but it was the Pandya brothers – Krunal and Hardik – who once again stole the show with their stellar all-rounder performances for the Mumbai Indians. (Scorecard)CLICK TO WATCH FULL VIDEOKrunal and Hardik are quickly becoming a force to reckon with and the brothers have shown their worth in the side by performing in each and every game for this season. (Pandya brothers, Hardik and Krunal, interview each other and relive magical Wankhede night)While Hardik was exceptional with the ball against Sunrisers, it was Krunal’s explosive batting which eventually helped MI overhaul the target of 159 with eight balls to spare. Hardik took the important wicket of Yuvraj Singh at a crucial stage in the first innings and gave away just 22 runs in his three overs. (IPL 2017: Nitish Rana, Pandya brothers shine as Mumbai Indians snap Sunrisers Hyderabad’s winning run)Krunal then bailed Mumbai out of trouble in the second innings and smashed 37 off just 20 balls and along with top-scorer Nitish Rana (45 off 36 balls), added 38 runs for the fifth-wicket which proved to be the decisive partnership for MI. (MI vs SRH, IPL 2017: Match Highlights)MI skipper Rohit Sharma revealed after the match that the Pandya brother have got the license to thrill from the team management. (Parthiv Patel reaches 2000 IPL runs, Mustafizur Rahman delivers his most expensive over in T20s)advertisement”You must have seen both of them on the ground. They (the Pandya brothers) are expressive, that’s just how they play. And we have given them the liberty to express themselves. It brings out the best from them and we also enjoy seeing that from the dressing room,” Rohit said at the post-match presentation.Rohit was also pleased with the all-round effort from the rest of the Mumbai players.”When they (bowlers) execute their plans, it becomes easy for a captain to manoeuvre his field. We know how Warner plays upfront as well as Shikhar. Lot of credit goes to the bowlers and the fielders. Parthiv behind the wicket makes it easier for me to adjust my field. Very good performance from the bowlers and well-finished by the batsmen as well. Still early days, just three games, but we would like to take a lot from the three games. I could not have asked for anything more from each of the 10 players. But now the big challenge, we go to Bangalore,” he added.Hardik has been outstanding in particular in the three matches for MI so far. He smashed an unbeaten 35 off 15 balls in the first game against Rising Pune Supergiant but his effort went in vain as Mumbai lost the match by 7 wickets thanks to a superb knock from Steve Smith.But he made his innings count in the next match and scored 29 off 11 balls to guide Mumbai to a four-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede. His elder brother Krunal took three wickets in the match as well.Hardik’s has been impressive with both bat and ball this season while Krunal’s contributions have been equally effective for Mumbai. The brothers complement each other really well on the field and have been the driving force behind MI’s successive wins in the last two matches.Mumbai will next face the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy stadium on April 14. RCB skipper Virat Kohli is expected to make his return in that match.
Samsung is gearing up to launch the Galaxy M10 and M20 phones in India on January 28 as part of the newly minted Galaxy M series. These phones will fall in the affordable segment to take on the likes of Xiaomi and Realme and India Today Tech has just learnt the prices of both the devices. According to our sources, the Galaxy M10 will be priced at Rs 8,990 while the Galaxy M20 will cost Rs 12,990 in India.This falls in line with past reports that the Galaxy M10 will fall under Rs 10,000. Our source did not reveal the storage and memory configuration of the Galaxy M10 and M20 phones. What past rumours have suggested is that the Galaxy M20 will come with 3GB of RAM with either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. There may be more than one variant for each of these devices, and the prices confirmed to us by our sources are likely of the base models.Samsung has already confirmed that the Galaxy M phones will launch as Amazon exclusive devices. The e-commerce platform has also revealed a few key design details as well.Based on what we know so far, the Galaxy M10 and M20 will come with a waterdrop Infinity-V displays. These are the first Samsung phones to employ this new display, allowing the M series to offer something unique in the affordable segment. Both the Galaxy M phones are also said to come with dual rear cameras. However, it seems only the Galaxy M20 will offer a fingerprint sensor, while the Galaxy M10 will rely on face unlock as the only biometric option.advertisementPast benchmark listing has told us that the Galaxy M20 will sport a 6.3-inch FHD+ (1080×2340) LCD display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 409 ppi. This is also rumoured to be the first Samsung phone to house a large 5,000mAh battery. The handset is said to measure 156.4 x 74.5 x 8.8 mm and weighs 183 grams.The dual cameras on the Galaxy M20 may include a 13MP primary sensor with f/1.9 aperture and a 5MP depth sensor. The Galaxy M20 will reportedly get an Exynos 7885 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. Both the Galaxy M10 and M20 will most likely ship with Android Oreo rather than Android Pie with One UI.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy M10 may come with 6.2-inch Infinity-V display, Exynos chipALSO READ | Samsung confirms Galaxy M series India launch on January 28, Galaxy M10, M20 expected first
Rohit Sharma-Shikhar Dhawan surpass Tendulkar-Sehwag in ODIsRohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan overtook the pair of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag on the list most runs as a pair for India and are now in second place. view more view less Ritayan Basu MohaliMarch 10, 2019UPDATED: March 10, 2019 15:10 IST Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan became the second highest run-getters as a pair for India (@BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan became the second highest run-scorer as a pair for IndiaThe pair of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly lead the lists for India as well as overallRohit and Dhawan also went pas 1000 runs against Australia in the fourth ODI on SundayTeam India openers, Roiht Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan became the second-most successful batting pair of Indian cricket during the fourth one-day international against Australia at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.Rohit and Dhawan also went pas 1000 runs against Australia during the 4th ODI on Sunday. The pair also brought up their 15th 100-run stand.Rohit-Dhawan surpassed the pair of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, who have scored an astounding 4387 runs batting together. Leading the list still, and by quite a margin, is the legendary pair of Sachin and Sourav Ganguly, who have 8227 from 176 innings.On the list the pair of Rahul Dravid and Sourav comes in at fourth with 4332 runs and in fifth is the pair of Rohit and Virat Kohli with 4328 runs.Overall, the pair of Rohit-Dhawan are fourth in the list of most runs as an opening pair, behind Sachin-Sourav (6609 from 136), Australia’s Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden and the West Indian pair of Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes.Gilchrist and Hayden have 5372 runs in 114 innings, while Greenidge and Haynes have scored 5150 runs from 102 innings.Rohit also became the fastest to reach 3000 runs at home and broke Kohli’s record. Rohit took 58 matches to reach the landmark, whereas Kohli took 63 games. Leading the list overall is Hashim Amla, who managed to reach the 3000-run mark at home came in his 57th game. Rohit and Dhawan came together as an opening pair in England nearly six years ago, which turned out to the turning point in both their careers. Dhawan had played only five ODIs before the Champions Trophy in 2013 but he has since been a top limited-overs batsman.advertisementAfter scoring 5 hundreds in 2013, Dhawan went on to score 10 more ODI hundreds up until 2018. Today, he has 15 hundreds and and 27fifties and also crossed the 5000-runs recently in one-day internationals.Rohit Sharma has enjoyed even a more meteoric rise. Before the 2013 Champions Trophy, he had 2 ODI hundreds. Today, he has 22 hundreds in the format and is the only man to score three ODI double hundreds.Rohit as been spectacular over the last two years. In 2017, he scored 1293 runs and 6 hundreds. Next year, he smashed 1030 runs and 5 hundreds before beginning 2019 with a stylish hundred in the first ODI against Australia at the Adelaide Oval.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 Tags :Follow Rohit SharmaFollow Shikhar DhawanFollow Sachin TendulkarFollow Virender SehwagFollow Most runs in ODISFollow most runs as a pairFollow India vs AustraliaFollow 4th ODIFollow Mohali commentary advertisement scorecard No data available! graphs
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pxhere under CC0 Creative Commons license Cruise port operator Global Ports Holding has been selected as the preferred bidder for a 25-year concession for the Prince George Wharf and related areas, at Nassau cruise port.Namely, following a competitive request for proposal process, the Government of the Bahamas awarded Nassau Cruise Port, a consortium comprising Global Ports Holding, the Bahamian Investment Fund (BIF) and the Yes Foundation the cruise port tender for the concession.The parties will now work towards agreeing the terms of a concession contract. Following the successful execution of the concession agreement, GPH as part of NCP, will manage the cruise port operations in Nassau. In addition, NCP will invest in expanding the capacity of the port from six to eight berths, as well as building of a new terminal building.NCP will be 49% owned by Global Ports Holding, that will be the port operator, while the Bahamian retail fund would hold another 49% and the remaining 2% would be owned by Yes Foundation.GPH said that it is in advanced stage discussions with local and international banks over long term bank financing for the concession. Full financial closure and commencement of the concession is expected to occur in the second half of 2019.“This represents GPH’s third new port in the Caribbean in the last twelve months and is a historic moment for the group,” Mehmet Kutman, Global Ports Holding, Chairman and Co-Founder, said.“The addition of Nassau to our portfolio will mark an important inflection point in our strategy and growth aspirations. Nassau will become the biggest cruise port in our portfolio and will increase our passenger volumes by 50%,” Emre Sayin, Global Ports Holding CEO, added.The Nassau cruise port welcomes 3.7 million passengers per annum.
CHALK RIVER, Ont. – A proposed nuclear waste disposal site on land around Chalk River Laboratories is too close to the Ottawa River, says Bloc Quebecois Leader Martine Ouellet.A significant percentage of Quebecers use the river for their drinking water and a leak could be catastrophic, Ouellet told reporters while touring the nuclear facilities in Chalk River, Ont., earlier this week.“Radioactivity, just like heavy crude oil, doesn’t go away,” she said. “You can’t say, ‘we have contamination, we are going to clean it up.’ It can’t be cleaned.”Chalk River Laboratories, which produces medical and commercial isotopes, is owned by the federal government.Ottawa subcontracts the management of the site to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), a consortium of four engineering and tech companies including SNC-Lavalin and Rolls-Royce.CNL says it wants to consolidate all the nuclear waste around the site in one location, so it can be monitored, contained and isolated.Soil around the site, as well as underground water, have been contaminated and CNL says is looking for a way to dispose of the material as well as the waste produced by the laboratory in future.“The risk of doing nothing is significant because we have structures made of wood that are contaminated along the bank of the Ottawa River and we have plumes of contaminated underground water close to the river,” said Kurt Kehler of CNL.“The goal is to put all the material in a closed area.”Ouellet said CNL didn’t look for other disposal sites further away from the river.“I have not been reassured because their so-called best site, it’s located on their territory of Chalk River and they didn’t look outside the area because of the costs involved,” she said.Kehler said CNL did look for other locations.“We have considered the possibility of moving radioactive material elsewhere, but people wouldn’t be in favour of that,” Kehler said. “And the waste is already here.”CNL’s plan is to create a facility that can hold up to 1,000 cubic metres of nuclear waste for up to 50 years.Benoit Delage, an environmentalist in Quebec’s Outaouais region, said it’s a bad idea.“The idea of building a nuclear waste depot one kilometre away from a river that feeds a large part of the Quebec population, there is something missing there,” he said. “Anyone can tell you it doesn’t make sense.”The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission needs to conduct an environmental review of CNL’s depot proposal.Public consultations will also take place. Quebec’s environment minister has asked the federal government to hold the hearings in Quebec in order for them to be close to the people potentially impacted by the plan.
Internationally renowned primatologist, Dr Jane Goodall DBE has spoken out against the suffering of primates at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (MPI) in Germany.Dr Goodall’s call follows the joint investigation carried out by the BUAV and Soko Tierschutz at the MPI Tübingen facility in 2013-14 which uncovered the shocking use of primates for basic research into how their brains process information. Harrowing video footage filmed during the investigation featured on Stern TV and has caused a media and political storm. In Germany, there has been extensive media coverage of the investigation, causing public outcry and leading to calls for the local government of Baden Württemberg to take action against the facility.The investigation revealed the immense suffering of primates, who were forced to take part in experiments through the use of severe water deprivation and physical and psychological coercion. The monkeys were subjected to major surgery to implant head posts and/or head chambers into their skulls; many suffered bruised and bleeding head wounds. During the experiments, the water deprived monkeys were imprisoned by their necks in devices – with their heads held rigid by a surgically implanted post – inside dark, silent chambers and forced to carry out mundane tasks over and over for up to five hours a day, five days a week, month after month, in order to receive a small fluid reward.Dr. Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, told the BUAV: “I have just watched the video footage of experiments involving implantation of some kind of device into the brains of rhesus macaques at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany. I have seldom been as sickened by any experiments – and the fact that this “basic research” was carried out under the auspices of an institution as highly respected as the Max Planck makes it even more shocking. In fact I cannot understand how permits were granted to conduct experiments that can lead to the kind of suffering depicted in the video. I certainly hope that this research will be stopped, immediately, and the monkeys removed from those responsible for these unethical procedures. In addition they should be provided with some relief for their obvious suffering.”The BUAV and Soko Tierschutz, have submitted a full report to the Regierungspräsidium Tübingen, the local authority responsible for licensing the primate experiments. The animal organisations have argued that, because the researchers at the MPI failed to provide sufficient and accurate information about harms and benefits and alternatives, the authority in Tübingen had failed to apply the legal tests required by the legislation before granting licences for the primate experiments.
Mumbai: Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene says she is not contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. There were reports that the actress might contest the Lok Sabha elections from Pune for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). But Madhuri says she is not involved with any political party. “It is just a rumour. I am not contesting for any political party. I think I have already cleared the air on that matter,” Madhuri told IANS. “In fact, I think there are three of us (actors) who were roped in for the rumour and I clarified it,” the actress added. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka Madhuri, who entered the industry in 1984 with “Abodh”, has remained a pivotal part of the Indian entertainment industry and has enthralled fans through meaty roles in films like “Tezaab”, “Ram Lakhan”, “Dil”, “Beta”, “Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!”, “Anjaam”, “Mrityudand”, “Pukar”, “Dil To Pagal Hai” and “Devdas”. She also starred in “Gulaabi Gang”. On the work front, Madhuri is busy promoting her upcoming Marathi production “15 August”, which is set to release on Netflix on March 29. She will also be seen in “Kalank”.
Chennai: After helping Chennai Super Kings (CSK) return to winning ways by smashing a brilliant 96-run knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), opener Shane Watson admitted that he was due for runs and added that he was grateful to skipper M.S. Dhoni and coach Stephen Fleming for the faith they showed in him. Watson, who has not had a good outing so far in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), returned to his own and guided CSK to a convincing six-wicket win against SRH at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Tuesday. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh Chasing 176, CSK rode on a 53-ball knock from Watson to once again move to the top of the points table and almost seal their position in the playoffs. The veteran Australian batsman hit nine fours and six sixes. Before this innings, Watson’s best score in the ongoing IPL was 44, which came almost a month ago. He was definitely due for a big score and another poor display might have seen him get replaced by Sam Billings. But the CSK team management continued to back Watson and he finally came through. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “I was due for runs, that’s for sure. I can’t thank Stephen Fleming and M.S. Dhoni enough for their belief in me,” Watson said at the post-match presentation ceremony. “Most of the teams I’ve played in, I would have been dropped by now but they showed trust in me,” he added. The 37-year-old, however, missed out on a fifth IPL hundred as Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/18) got his wicket. Watson heaped praises on the SRH pacer and said, “He is an incredibly skilful bowler as he swings it both ways.” Dhoni also praised Watson, saying that the veteran Australian batter. “I think you can give individuals some games and the team gives them the rest. Watson has been a match-winner for us,” said Dhoni. “He has been batting well in the nets. Whatever small innings he played so far, he was middling them well although he did struggle a bit. This is the time when you need to back them. The management’s thinking was to give him as many games as possible,” he added.
26 July 2010Top United Nations officials have strongly condemned the attacks targeting the offices of the regional satellite television channel Al-Arabiya in Baghdad, while urging Iraqi authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice and ensure the safety of media professionals. Four employees were killed and two bystanders were wounded when a car bomb exploded this morning outside the television station, which had reportedly been targeted several times in the past. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his Special Representative for Iraq, Ad Melkert, both condemned the attack.“Journalists in Iraq have again turned out to be prime targets for insurgents and all parties should act to counter this impunity in the targeting and killing of journalists,” said Mr. Melkert, who is head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). “The attack of this morning shows once more that an immediate response is needed through an effective agreement on the formation of a new government that will be dedicated to the protection of citizens and freedom of the press.” The head of the UN agency tasked with defending press freedom also condemned the attack, and stressed that journalists must be able to go about their work freely, without fearing for their lives.Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), called on the Iraqi authorities to do everything within their ability to ensure that the perpetrators of the attack are brought to justice.
WASHINGTON – With the clock ticking, supporters of a Senate bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast are still scrambling to find the last vote.With 59 Senators publicly voicing support, the hunt’s on for the 60th vote to advance the measure before a critical vote Tuesday.The issue has taken centre stage in the waning days of this Congress in hopes it will boost the prospects of Louisiana’s Senate candidates.Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu pushed for the Senate vote. Her rival, Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy, sponsored the bill the House passed late last week.All 45 Senate Republicans support it, along with 14 Democrats.The White House has issued veto threats of similar bills. by Dina Cappiello, The Associated Press Posted Nov 18, 2014 12:17 am MDT With Senate vote nearing, supporters of oil pipeline seek last vote needed to approve it AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Addressing a media briefing in Geneva, a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Alice Edwards, presented the agency’s new guidelines on the detention of asylum-seekers, urging the world’s governments to make better use of alternatives to detention for those irregular migrants seeking refuge within their borders. “The new guidelines make clear that seeking asylum is not a criminal act, and that indefinite and mandatory forms of detention are prohibited under international law,” Ms. Edwards said. “We are disappointed that many countries continue to hold asylum-seekers in detention, sometimes for long periods and in poor conditions, including in some cases in prisons together with common criminals,” she added. According to a UNHCR report released in March, global asylum claims have been on the rise, with 2011 experiencing an estimated 441,300 recorded claims compared to 368,000 the previous year. In relative terms, the largest increase was in southern Europe, which saw 66,800 asylum claims – a jump of 87 per cent. Most of these claims were from people who arrived by boat in Italy and Malta, but with a sharp increase also seen in Turkey. Ms. Edwards voiced particular concern that along with the growing number of asylum seekers, the use of detention was becoming a more frequent occurrence. She noted that UNHCR research indicated that irregular migration is not deterred even by stringent detention practices and that more than 90 per cent of asylum-seekers comply with their conditions of release when freed from detention. “Such solutions are important features of immigration and asylum regimes,” she said. “Alternatives to detention are also more cost-effective than detention.” In addition, Ms. Edwards urged governments to pay special attention to vulnerable asylum-seekers, such as victims of torture and trauma, older persons or persons with disabilities, and children. “Detention should be a measure of last resort, prescribed by national laws and implemented only when necessary and proportionate to a legitimate purpose in conformity with international standards,” she said. The new guidelines supersede the ones last issued by UNHCR in 1999.
Then-sophomore point guard Aaron Craft (4) tries to score during a game against Wisconsin Feb. 26, 2012, at Value City Arena. OSU lost, 63-60.Credit: Cody Cousino / For The LanternWhen news hit that Ohio State senior point guard Aaron Craft popped the question to longtime girlfriend Amber Petersen, social media exploded.The initial tweet, sent from @CRAFTroomies, a Twitter account run by Craft’s roommates that documents the point guard’s day-to-day life, was of a photo of the couple smiling happily after the proposal.Angry responses from females from not only OSU but around the state regarding the engagement caused multiple major news outlets like CBS and ESPN to pick up on it.I understand the love for the “rosy-cheeked” point guard. After all, he’s cute and he is a talented player. I do not know him personally, but he seems like a nice person, is outgoing, religious and a good sport. Seems like the type of guy a girl would be lucky to settle down with and own a lovely house to raise some kids.But there is not much difference from having a crush on Craft and having one on Robert Downey Jr. — both are pretty much entirely unattainable. Yes, Craft is pretty hot, and yes, he goes to our school. But the woman who came to OSU just to hook up with him is quickly going to be pretty disappointed.Not only has Craft been with Petersen since eighth grade, he’s clearly been serious about her for a while. To that point, it seems a little presumptuous to think it’s easy to tear anyone away from their significant other.Ryan Cypret, a roommate of Craft and one of the people behind @CRAFTrommies, said he was not surprised by the backlash against Craft.“A lot of guys are like, ‘Why would he have a girlfriend?’” Cypret said. “Aaron is a little different from a lot of guys — he’s a good dude. Him and Amber are great together.”Craft and Petersen are both religious, according to Cypret, which he said also helps their relationship.In a Feb. 12, 2012, interview with The Lantern, Petersen discussed the nature of her relationship with Craft. Petersen said she and Craft were high school sweethearts who began dating in the eighth grade.Think about that relationship for a while. What kind of couple is going to break up after that?It is perfectly fine to think Craft is attractive, and to dream about meeting him. But to expect that he is going to drop his current girlfriend after so many years is crazy.