Genius Smith can be dismissed reveals Ponting

first_imgManchester: Hailing him as a genius, former Australia captain and batting great Ricky Ponting on Friday said Steve Smith can only be dismissed if he is bowled around the corridor of uncertainty, outside the off stump. On Thursday, Smith — who had to miss the third Ashes Test due to concussion — played an incredible knock of 211 to help Australia post a mammoth first inning total of 497/8 and take the driver’s seat at the Old Trafford. Smith re-wrote the history books with his 26th Test century and third Ashes double hundred as he batted for 513 minutes, and hit 24 fours and two sixes. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “You hear all sorts of words, ‘genius’ is one that comes to mind,” Ponting told cricket.com.au. “A remarkable innings again. It’s his application to what he does. He just doesn’t make any mistakes. His concentration levels are obviously unbelievably good,” said the World Cup winning skipper. Asked how he can be dismissed, Ponting said: “He’s only been out nine times lbw in his last 99 innings, so you know if you’re bowling straight you’re not going to get him out,” he said. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “The one thing you have to do is try and challenge the outside of his bat. He doesn’t miss it on the inside.” World’s No. 1 batsman Smith is being compared to legendary countryman Sir Donald Bradman, regarded as the best batsman to have played the game. “Even what Smithy is doing now is remarkable, to think how good Bradman must have been to be a third again better than what Steve Smith’s doing at the moment is ridiculous,” Ponting said.last_img read more

Alberta mom served cleaning solution instead of latte McDonalds says sorry

first_imgLETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A southern Alberta mother who is pregnant with her third child says she was served a cleaning agent from a McDonald’s restaurant instead of the latte she ordered.Sarah Douglas says she was taking her son to a baseball tournament Sunday morning in Lethbridge when they stopped at the drive-through for the coffee.When she took a sip she knew something was wrong and pulled over to spit out the beverage.Douglas says when she returned to the restaurant to complain a staff member told her that two cleaning lines were hooked up to the latte machine.She then contacted Alberta Health Services’ Health Link and was transferred to poison control.A spokeswoman for McDonald’s issued an apology on behalf of Dan Brown, the restaurant franchisee.Douglas says she wanted to share her experience to ensure that this never happens again.“As a mother, I want to make sure I have voice and that I’m being heard in terms of the safety of consumers, and how (alleged) negligence can affect people in such a drastic way,” she said.Alberta Health Services says public health officers are investigating.McDonald’s says a health inspector has visited the restaurant and is not investigating further.“What happened is that the machine was being cleaned — as it is every morning. Unfortunately, the milk supply line was connected to the cleaning solution while this guest’s drink was made,” Brown said in a statement.“We have taken immediate action to review the proper cleaning procedures with the team and have put additional signage up as an added reminder.” (Lethbridge News Now)last_img read more

Wandering 4yearold boy struck by truck on freeway offramp

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter Updated: 7:10 PM KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 12, 2019 March 12, 2019center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An overnight collision near a freeway in City Heights sent a four year old child to the hospital.On Tuesday morning, around midnight, the boy was struck by a truck while walking in the University Avenue off-ramp on southbound Interstate 15. The child was alone and without his parents.The California Highway Patrol said the driver of a Chevy Silverado saw him in the traffic lanes, tried to swerve but hit the child as he attempted to slow down. The boy survived, but sustained major injuries.One of the most puzzling aspects of the story is how did the child wind up at the freeway? San Diego Police said they have subsequently learned the identify of the four year old and his parents. The police department said it received a report of a missing child following the collision. Detectives who went to investigate then discovered the link to the boy’s parents.We asked other parents in the area what they thought of the odd circumstances. A parent of two named ManMan told us he could not understand how any responsible adult could lose track of their child. “How long does it take for you to notice that your kid’s not with you?” Another dad, Kevin Miranda said he would also question the actions of the parents. “There’s no excuse for that. To be honest, I guess the parents weren’t around. They were probably on drugs right, you know? Just for that little kid to be wandering off like that, (the) parents had no responsibility,” Miranda said.The injured boy remains at Rady Children’s Hospital. San Diego Police said the incident will be reviewed by the Child Abuse Unit to see if a crime was committed. KUSI Newsroom, Wandering 4-year-old boy struck by truck on freeway off-ramplast_img read more

Tyndall AFB Update 1200 People Working to Recover Base House Spending Panel

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Critical infrastructure at Tyndall AFB is starting to come back on line, according to an update Col. Brian Laidlaw, commander of the 325th Fighter Wing, provided Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth Wright over the weekend. The base now has power and workers are testing “various circuits,” Laidlaw said. The wastewater treatment plant is fully operational. Of the 300 buildings that employees have inspected — out of 704 total — at least 37 percent are fixable. Laidlaw said 1,200 people have been brought in from across the Air Force to recover base infrastructure. “Their job is to save what they can and, from there, build the base that is needed,” reported 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs. “If you would have asked me two weeks ago how many of our buildings we thought would be operational, I would not have told you 37 percent,” Laidlaw said. … Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas), chair of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, last week said the committee is prepared to provide whatever assistance is required to support areas devastated by Hurricane Michael. “[Rep. Neal Dunn (R-Fla.)] has kept me updated on the situation on the ground, especially at Tyndall Air Force Base,” Granger said in a written statement. “I will be visiting Tyndall soon to see firsthand what is needed for the base and the community to fully recover,” she said. … It could cost $2.5 billion to rebuild Tyndall but the investment is justified, partially because of the installation’s proximity to the Gulf Test Range, which accommodates high-altitude supersonic air combat training, said David Deptula, a retired Air Force lieutenant general who now is dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. “It makes sense to rebuild it,” Deptula told Defense News. “Other than its proximity to testing ranges, it makes sense for mission, economic and political purposes.” He dismissed the notion that the 325th Fighter Wing’s F-22 Raptors could be moved elsewhere. In July, the Government Accountability Office recommended DOD consider consolidating its F-22 fleet into larger squadrons or wings as a way to increase aircraft availability. Such a move would provide a larger pool of aircraft and spare parts to draw from in a contingency, GAO said.Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sean Carneslast_img read more

6000 Rohingya orphans to get smart cards Nuruzzaman

first_imgState minister for social welfare Nuruzzaman Ahmed on Tuesday said the ministry will issue smart cards to around 6,000 orphan Rohingya children for taking responsibilities to provide their food, shelter and other basic needs.”Orphan Rohingya children up to 18-year will be given separate smart cards to provide them foods, shelter and other facilities.. . Some 120 workers of social welfare ministry are working in this regard,” he told a press conference at the ministry meeting room at the secretariat.Social welfare secretary Md Zillar Rahman and managing director of Social Services Department Gazi Mohammad Nurul Kabir were present on the occasion.The state minister assured to manage 400 acres of land in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas from the district administration for the children.”Databases of around 2,000 orphan Rohingya children have already been made through Google forms and the database of all children will be completed within seven days,” he said, adding that quality foods will be given to those children.Nuruzzaman said the incumbent government has been nurturing as many as 33,000 orphan children through 132 children and juvenile institutions.last_img read more