$460 Million for Upgrading of Secondary Health Facilities

first_imgStory HighlightsThe Ministry of Health will be spending some $460 million to undertake work at 12 secondary care facilities across the island during the current fiscal year.The allocation will go towards further expansion of the Linstead Hospital in St. Catherine and the Princess Margaret Hospital in St. Thomas, among others.Portfolio Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, made the announcement on Tuesday, May 5, during his contribution to the 2015/16 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedGovernment Begins Implementing National Health Information Strategy RelatedMOCA to Be Statutory Agency The Ministry of Health will be spending some $460 million to undertake work at 12 secondary care facilities across the island during the current fiscal year.The allocation will go towards further expansion of the Linstead Hospital in St. Catherine and the Princess Margaret Hospital in St. Thomas, among others.Portfolio Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, made the announcement on Tuesday, May 5, during his contribution to the 2015/16 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives.He informed that provision has also been made for the construction of new health centres and upgrading of existing facilities.He said that “brand new health centres” will be built at Christian Pen in St. Catherine and Runaway Bay in St. Ann, while improvement works will be undertaken at the Grange Hill Health Centre in Westmoreland and the Comprehensive Health Centre in St. Andrew.The Maxfield Park Health Centre will also be renovated, while design work for a new Health Centre in Port Maria in St. Mary, and expansion of the Stony Hill Health Centre, will begin soon.center_img $460 Million for Upgrading of Secondary Health Facilities Budget 2015/2016May 6, 2015Written by: Latonya Linton RelatedNational Security Minister Tables DNA Bill Advertisementslast_img read more

Professional Services Specialist 3, Comp NE – ITS

first_imgSupervise Information Technology staff members and Studentworkers as assigned.Maintains a positive and professional relationship withFaculty, Staff, and StudentsInstall, configure, and perform support and maintenanceactivities on clients and servers consisting of multiple operatingsystems to support campus operationsProvides advance technical Help Desk assistance to the membersof the campus community while documenting and monitoring Help Deskrequests until the problem is resolved or turned over to anotheroffice for resolutionConsults with users and other Information Technology Servicepersonnel to resolve problems reported to the Help DeskInstalls, configures, backs-up, and repairs PC hardware andapplications, operating systems, and network connections whiledocumenting the hardware and software configuration as neededAssists Faculty, Staff and Students with connecting theirdevices to University related services such as WiFi and emailProvides training both scheduled and on-demand to support thepedagogical needs of Faculty, academic pursuits of Students, andthe business functions of University Staff.Works with other departments on equipment and softwareinstallation and makes recommendations for equipment upgrades orinstallations Stockton University is ranked among the top public universitiesin the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduateprograms, as well as continuing education opportunities. TheUniversity, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New YorkCity, offers unique living and learning environments throughoutsouthern New Jersey, including the 1,600 acre Galloway campus inthe Pinelands National Reserve and Stockton University AtlanticCity, located in the University District, just steps from the beachand the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk. Additional locationsinclude Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. As a public university,Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diversestudent body, including those from underrepresented populations,through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences andprofessional education. Founded in 1969, Stockton held its firstclasses in 1971. The University’s commitment to cultural diversityand its welcoming and vibrant community makes Stockton a greatplace to learn and work! Learn more about the many reasons tochoose Stockton at www.Stockton.edu.Under the direction of the Associate Director of InformationTechnology Help Desk or a designated supervisor, this position isresponsible for duties related to administrating the installation,configuration, and support of the Universities computer andcommunications systems and assisting users in the use of computingand communication facilities.Must be flexible to support events during days and weekends. Maybe required to work state holidays based on academic programmingneeds with alternate days off. Schedule can change at any time. EducationGraduation from an accredited College or University with abachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a closely relatedfieldExperienceThree years of IT Help Desk and/or support experience relatedto the functions of the positionNote: Applicants who do not possess the required education maysubstitute experience on a year for year basis.Note: A Master’s degree may be substituted for one (1) year ofthe required experience.Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesKnowledge of current principles and methodologies in theComputer Science fieldKnowledge or current and past operating systems and Microsoft365 productsDemonstrated knowledge and skills working in an ActiveDirectory in a client/server environmentFamiliarity with common software application suites and theirinstall/operation.Ability to learn new technologies and software packages tosupport University needsAbility to work independently on a strict timeline to achievespecific goals is necessaryAbility to delegate tasks and supervise staff and student staffmembers as assigned.Ability to interact and coordinate with other administrativeoffices at the UniversityAbility to provide and interpret statistical data and analyzetheir impact on the departmentAbility to assume responsibility for multiple tasks andorganize time efficiently.Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate inEnglish sufficiently to perform the duties of this positionMust have the ability to lift 25 lbs. and have a valid NJdriver’s licensePreferred QualificationsExperience with Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services andGroup PolicyExperience with Microsoft Administrative Technologies (ex:Windows Server, Active Directory, Azure, Intune, PowerShell,etc.)Experience with workstation deployment, patch/update, andmanagement tools such as WDS, MDT, SCCM, WinPE, MDM, Deploy Studio,and MunkiPossess, or have the ability, to gain the industry recognizedcertification for hardware and software, CompTIA A+, within 90 daysafter the start of employmentAbility to read and write scripts in VBS, AppleScript, Bash,PowerShell, and other common programing languagesPI134264059center_img Screening of applications begins immediately and willcontinue until the position is filled.Only electronic documents will be accepted. Please completethe on-line application in addition to providing the followingrequired documents. All required documents must be submitted inorder for your application to move forward. You may uploaddocuments using Microsoft Word or PDF.A letter of interest describing specific skills andexperiencesA current résumé or curriculum vitaeA list of three professional references (included in theapplication): Name, Organization, Email Address and TelephonePlease note:All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorablebackground check, which may include social intelligence from aconsumer reporting agency.Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in theapplication process should contact the Office of Human Resources(Main Campus, J-115) at 609-652-4384, Monday – Friday between8:00am – 5:00pm.In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70,effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certainpositions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jerseyresidency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meetthe requirements listed.Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus SecurityPolicy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospectiveemployees may access Stockton’s Annual Security and Fire SafetyReport (ASFSR) is available at https://www.stockton.edu/police/crime-statistics.html.The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Actcrime statistics, fire safety information and information regardingcampus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of thereport, please visit the Stockton University Police Department,building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, orcall 609-652-4390, to request that a copy be mailed to you.Stockton University is an equal opportunity institutionencouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; http://www.stockton.edu/affirmative_action.Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis ofsex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition ofsexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexualassault and harassment) in all of its educational programs andactivities. #SUlast_img read more

Traffic lights in Letterkenny to increase volume of audible pedestrian signal

first_imgThe Letterkenny Municipal District has agreed to increase the volume of the audible pedestrian signal to aid the visually impaired in Letterkenny.This comes following a request by Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh, who made the request at September’s Municipal District meeting.Traffic lights in LetterkennyCllr Kavanagh had concerns that the current level of the signal was too low for the visually impaired pedestrians in town centre. Following the question, the Municipal District agreed: “The audible signal volume (will) be increased at the traffic lights in (Letterkenny) town to aid the visually impaired pedestrians.”Traffic lights in Letterkenny to increase volume of audible pedestrian signal was last modified: September 23rd, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennyLetterkenny Municipal Districtlast_img read more

a month agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer reveals new Pogba setback

first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer reveals new Pogba setbackby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Paul Pogba is struggling to make Monday’s clash with Arsenal.Pogba aggravated an ankle injury in United’s Carabao Cup draw with League One Rochdale, in which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side scraped through on penalties.“The situation is he finished the game, 90 minutes, which was fantastic, but he got a knock to his ankle which is very swollen,” said Solskjaer.”So it was better not to go there with the team and he’s in a race for Monday. But that’s the way it is.“Luke’s back in training today, so let’s see how he is. He’s getting there so let’s see how he reacts the next couple of days.“He’s been working really hard, so we hope to see him before international break.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Gurugram The Bharatiya Janata Party BJP on Mond

first_imgGurugram: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday evening released the first list that consisted of 78 candidates.The long process of multiple discussions, the unhappiness of top leaders and repeated delays in releasing the list became evident after the Saffron Party took a bold step of not repeating most of their winning candidates. The biggest testimony of this came fro the list of South Haryana seats that consisted the names of BJP candidates from the three Vidhan Sabha seats of Gurugram namely Badshahpur, Sohna. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarIn these seats, the BJP has not repeated any of its winning candidates. What proved to be even more shocking for the observers and experts was that BJP did not have the name of Rao Narbir Singh who had won the Badshapur seat in 2014 with the huge margin of 86,000 votes. One of the veteran leaders of Haryana politics Rao Narbir moved from Congress party to BJP in 2013. After winning from Badshahpur he was given a post of a cabinet minister in the Haryana government and was handling the ministries of PWD, Forest, Architecture and Civil aviation. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaSuch was the confidence of the minister that he had already begun campaigning from his constituency. All, however, may not be lost for Rao Narbir as his name may figure among the 12 nominees that the BJPis expected to release soon. He will be replaced by Manish Yadav. Yadav who was earlier heading Bhartiya Yuva Jan Morcha (BYJM) is an old party worker of BJP from Gurugram. The saffron party also Tejpal Tanwar who had won Sohna seat with Sanjay Singh and Bimla Chaudhury who had won Pataudi seat with Satyapraksh Jarawata. In Nuh and Ferozpur Jhirka the saffron party has given tickets to Zakir Hussain and Naseem Ahmad. Both of the candidates who had won the seat in 2014 also from Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) had moved to BJP. The surprise was also in-store from the Faridabad seat where BJP did not renew the ticket to its industries minister and MLA from Faridabad Vipul Goel, he will be replaced by Narendra Gupta who is again a long-time party worker. “The party is like a mother. The party workers must realize that no matter how much they rise and whatever their stature is they can never rise above their mother,” said Raman Malik the BJP Haryana spokesperson.last_img read more

JammuNew Delhi Pakistan on Tuesday handed over t

first_imgJammu/New Delhi: Pakistan on Tuesday handed over to India the body of a Border Security Force (BSF) sub-inspector who had drowned in a river along the International Border in Jammu last week, officials said. The body of Paritosh Mandal was found “deep inside” the neighbouring country’s territory and the Pakistan Rangers informed the BSF about the recovery, they said. Mandal, 54, went missing in the Aik Nallah in Arnia sector on September 28 when he and two other troopers were patrolling along the India-Pakistan International Border.last_img read more

Ghaziabad A 3yearold girl has died after she fe

first_imgGhaziabad: A 3-year-old girl has died after she fell into an open drain in Sahibabad area on Tuesday. The incident took place around 11 am when the child went missing from her home. The body was recovered after three hours of extensive search by her family members, said police. According to police, the victim, identified as Ananya, was playing near her house while her parents had gone out for work. Police said that she got drowned into the open drain which was earlier covered with cement slabs but they were recently removed by municipal staff for annual monsoon cleaning. Anil Kumar, father of deceased said that when he returned home from work, he found Ananya missing while the other two children were playing outside the house. The family members immediately informed police and went on to look for the child. Later a local person saw her body floating into the drain and was fished out. The child was immediately rushed to a government hospital but she was declared brought dead.last_img read more

Thane Konkan Divisional Commissioner Shivajirao D

first_imgThane: Konkan Divisional Commissioner Shivajirao Daund has directed officials concerned to ensure all facilities for disabled persons and senior citizens during voting and to shun use of plastic at the polling booths. Voting for the 288 Assembly seats in Maharashtra will be held on October 21. During a review meeting on Tuesday, Daund asked senior officials of the Konkan division districts, including, Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurgh, to make the voting process easier for disabled and elderly people. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad He asked them to make adequate arrangements of first aid facilities, drinking water, and information boards providing proper guidance to voters at the polling booths. In addition to free transport facilities for people with disabilities, he asked the officials to set up auxiliary polling stations, provide braille-coded voter ID cards to visually impaired electors, and also ensure ramps and availability of wheelchairs. Volunteers from youth organisations like the National Service Scheme and Scouts and Guide will also be roped in to provide assistance to disabled and elderly voters, he said. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka Gandhi Daund also asked the officials to desist from using plastic items at the polling stations. He suggested that efforts be made to increase voter turnout in areas having large housing complexes. There are over 2.22 crore voters in the Konkan division, with Mumbai suburbs having maximum 72,26,826 electors, followed by Thane-63,39,385 and Mumbai city- 25,04,367, an official release said. The Konkan division has 75 Assembly seats where 24,087 polling stations will be set up, includingMumbai suburbs having maximum 7,397 booths, followed by Thane- 6,621, Raigad- 2,693, Mumbai city-2,594, Palghar- 2,163, Ratnagiri 1,703 and Sindhudurg 916, it added.last_img read more

London A UK High Court judge on Wednesday ruled i

first_imgLondon: A UK High Court judge on Wednesday ruled in favour of India in a decades-old legal dispute with Pakistan over funds belonging to the Nizam of Hyderabad at the time of Partition in 1947 and deposited in a London bank account. The Nizam’s descendants, Prince Mukarram Jah the titular eighth Nizam of Hyderabad and his younger brother Muffakham Jah, had joined hands with the Indian government in the legal battle against the Pakistan government over around 35 million pounds lying with NatWest Bank plc here. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkIn his judgment handed down at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Justice Marcus Smith ruled that the “Nizam VII was beneficially entitled to the Fund and those claiming in right of Nizam VII the Princes and India are entitled to have the sum paid out to their order”. “Pakistan’s contentions of non-justiciability by reason of the foreign act of state doctrine and non-enforceability on the grounds of illegality both fail,” the verdict notes. The dispute revolves around 1,007,940 pounds and nine shillings transferred in 1948 from the then Nizam of Hyderabad to the high commissioner in Britain of the newly-formed state of Pakistan. That amount has since grown into 35 million pounds as the Nizam’s descendants, supported by India, claimed it belongs to them and Pakistan counter-claimed that it is rightfully theirs.last_img read more

Lille France Willians brilliant late strike ga

first_imgLille (France): Willian’s brilliant late strike gave Chelsea a precious a 2-1 win away to Lille that they will hope kickstarts their Champions League campaign, but it was the young stars in Frank Lampard’s side who stole the show again. The Brazilian volleyed home in the 78th minute on Wednesday to decide the game under the roof at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on what was his 300th appearance for the club. Tammy Abraham had earlier put Chelsea in front on his 22nd birthday with his eighth goal already this season, only for Victor Osimhen to equalise for Lille. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuChelsea are now off the mark in Group H after losing at home to Valencia a fortnight ago, although it is Ajax who continue to top the section with a maximum six points. “Overall it was a good game. It’s never an easy place to play. Give it to the team, what a fantastic performance,” Abraham told BT Sport. Lampard’s team face Ajax next and will do so with renewed belief after this potentially pivotal victory. “It is such a tough place — the roof was on, the crowd were up for it, the speed in their team and on the counter-attack especially was very evident, so we had to be ready for it and I thought our performance was really good,” said Lampard. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersIt was a game decided by one of the most experienced players on the pitch but which was bristling with exciting young talent as these clubs adjust to seeing their standout players — Eden Hazard on one side, Nicolas Pepe on the other — depart in the close season. Lampard fielded two 24-year-olds as well as four more players aged 22 or under in his line-up here, as teenager Reece James started as a right wing-back in a 3-4-1-2 system. James only made his top-team debut for the club a week ago in a League Cup tie against fourth-tier Grimsby Town. His second-half replacement, Callum Hudson-Odoi, set up the winning goal. “This isn’t a game for niceties, we have to go and win these matches and improve all the time and there were loads of signs of team improvement tonight, and individuals,” Lampard added. “The young players are responding and they have to keep doing it because the Champions League level is something else.” Much has been made of Lampard’s promotion of youth this season in response to Chelsea’s transfer ban, although their team here also featured N’Golo Kante, with the France midfielder returning from his latest spell on the sidelines. Indeed, the average age of Chelsea’s team at kick-off was actually a year older than that of Lille. Chelsea took a 22nd-minute lead when Fikayo Tomori’s ball into the box was not dealt with by the home defence, and Abraham — capped by England but eligible for Nigeria through his father — emerged to control and fire home. Lille actually looked the better side going forward for long spells and Luiz Araujo was denied by a good Kepa Arrizabalaga save just after the half-hour mark. Moments later they were level, Bamba sending in a corner from the left for Osimhen, the gangly 20-year-old Nigerian striker signed in the summer, to head in his seventh of the campaign. Jorginho struck the outside of the post with a first-time strike from range just before half-time, while Kepa tipped a Benjamin Andre header around the post early in the second half. However, the introduction of Hudson-Odoi, the youngest of the lot at just 18, for James midway through the second half, and subsequent change of formation, breathed new life into the visitors going forward. Mason Mount was denied by Mike Maignan soon after, and just 12 minutes remained when winger Hudson-Odoi crossed from the left all the way to the back post where Willian connected with a volley that bounced down into the ground, over the goalkeeper’s head and in.last_img read more

NIA files supplementary charge sheet against JKLF chief Yasin Malik others in

first_imgNew Delhi: NIA Friday filed supplementary charge sheet before a Delhi court against JKLF chief Yasin Malik and others in 2017 terror funding case. Separatists Asiya Andrabi, Shabir Shah, Masarat Alam Bhat have also been named as accused in the charge sheet. Former J&K MLA Rashid Engineer has also been named in the charge sheet, special public prosecutor Sidharth Luthra told PTI. Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Syal put up the matter for taking cognisance on October 23. The proceedings took place in camera.last_img read more

India among worlds most optimistic countries in terms of technology Poll

first_imgNew Delhi: Indians are some of the most optimistic people in the world when it comes to technology and the least sceptical in the world about the motives of technology companies, an opinion poll commissioned by the World Economic Forum said. According to an opinion poll prepared by SAP and Qualtrics in conjunction with this year’s India Economic Summit, while many acknowledge their job could be automated, more than two-thirds embrace technology and expect it to be easy to find new employment. The poll that covered more than 10,000 respondents from 29 countries noted that Indians are some of the least sceptical in the world about the motives of technology companies: more than two-thirds reject the idea that technology companies “only want to make money”. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportCompared to global averages, Indian respondents more often say that technology makes personal relationships, society and jobs better. When it comes to the future of work, Indian respondents are embracing new technology, acknowledging that jobs may be jeopardised, but that a growing economy will continue to provide opportunities. “The rise of advanced technologies has the potential to create economic and social value, and bolster India’s goal of maintaining its growth momentum,” said Sriram Gutta, Head of Community Development, India and South Asia, World Economic Forum. Gutta further said that “these statistics indicate the foundation is there for accelerating the adoption of fourth industrial revolution technologies. The next step is to ensure the governance of them assists India in leapfrogging to an advanced stage of development while maintaining high levels of trust.”last_img read more

CG Rs 164 cr looted from cash van three held within hours

first_imgBemetara: Four armed men on Saturday looted Rs 1.64 crore cash from a van on its way to replenish an ATM in Chhattisgarh’s Bemetara district, police said. However, three of the accused were arrested within hours of the crime thanks to alertness shown by residents of Baghul village in Navagarh area. The incident occurred around 11:30 am under Khandsara police area when the private cash logistics firm van was on its way to the ATM of the State Bank of India to deposit cash in Navagarh area, said Bemetara Superintendent of Police Prashant Thakur. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad When the van reached a turn between Jhaal and Atariya villages, one of its tyres got punctured, he said. As the armed guard and the driver were changing the tyre, four men, with their faces covered, arrived in a car at the spot and asked the guard to open the lock of the van at gun point, he said. “The accused then fled with boxes containing Rs 1.64 crore. They also took away the gun of the guard,” the SP said. Following the incident, police launched a hunt and laid check posts at several places in the area, he said. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka Gandhi Thakur said the robbers abandoned the car at Baghul village and were trying to flee when some villagers spotted them, and gave them a chase. “Sensing trouble, the robbers fired in air to scare away villagers. However, the villagers overpowered three of the robbers while their accomplice managed to flee,” the SP said, adding that the boxes containing cash have been recovered. The accused were later handed over to police.last_img read more

Its not easy Marc Marquez seals MotoGP title with Thailand win

first_imgBuriram (Thailand): Marc Marquez sealed his sixth MotoGP world title in Thailand on Sunday after storming to victory in a heart-pounding final corner duel with Fabio Quartararo at the Chang International Circuit, but said it had not been an “easy” year as the frontrunner. The win in Buriram gives him an insurmountable lead over closest rival Andrea Dovizioso with four races left in the season. Spain’s Marquez finished in 39min 36.223sec just ahead of 20-year-old rookie Frenchman Quartararo with another Spaniard Maverick Vinales third. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju Marquez jumped up and down with joy after the victory and was handed a large eight-ball to signify the eight overall championships across all classes he has won. He was hoisted atop the hands of supporters in celebration. Starting from third on the grid, Honda’s Marquez quickly slipped by Vinales and spent most of the race trying to overcome Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha) who led from pole position. Quartararo held the lead through 25 of the 26 laps but Marquez made his move on the final circuit, flying past the leader as the crowd screamed in delight. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters Marquez told reporters that it was now “time to enjoy it” after a high-pressure season with many competitors clamouring to topple the reigning champion. “Everybody is looking to beat you, it’s not easy,” a relieved-looking Marquez said. He also described the 2019 season as his best ever in MotoGP. With six premier class titles, the 26-year-old Honda superstar now pushes past Australian legend Mick Doohan. He trails only Italian great Valentino Rossi, who won the last of his seven championships in 2009, and Giacomo Agostini, whose record eight came in 1975. – ‘Tough Contender’ – ===================== But Quartararo is fast emerging as one of Marquez’s toughest rivals, and the champion gave him his due. “I didn’t expect this guy,” he said of Quartararo, calling him “the outsider”. “He will be a very tough contender next year for the championship.” Quartararo admitted that he was “really frustrated” at losing in such a close fight to the finish but recognised that it was a great result considering who he was up against. “We tried until the last corner,” he said. Marquez went into the race with such a comfortable lead that he did not necessarily need to finish first to clinch the championship. The stunning performance in Buriram, a rural town in northeastern Thailand that has banked its development on sports infrastructure, also came after Marquez crashed hard in practice on Friday and had to go to hospital. But the fierce competitor was declared fit to race and rebounded to finish third in qualifying. Marquez won the inaugural race in Buriram last year in another last-corner thriller against Dovizioso. Clear skies prevailed after a downpour soaked the track on Saturday, delaying start times and creating slippery conditions for riders. Italy’s Luca Marini won the Moto2 while Albert Arenas from Spain grabbed the Moto3 victory.last_img read more

5star Shami brilliant Jadeja star in big win

first_imgVisakhapatnam: Moha-mmed Shami’s lethal spell of fast bowling was beautifully complemented by Ravindra Jadeja’s guile as India recorded a resounding 203-run victory over South Africa in the opening encounter of the three-Test series here on Sunday. The victory consolidated India’s position in the ongoing World Test Championship with another valuable 40 points added to their kitty. India maintain their lead with 160 points. Chasing an improbable 395-run target, South Africa were expected to put up a fight like they did in the first innings but Shami’s (5/35 in 10.5 overs) Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijijufifth five-for topped up by Jadeja’s four-wicket burst saw South Africa dismissed for 191 in 63.5 overs. Debutant Senuran Muthusamy (49 not out) and Dane Piedt (56 off 107) delayed the inevitable with a fighting 91-run stand for ninth wicket after South Africa collapsed to 70 for eight in the morning. The second Test of the three-match series will be played in Pune from October 10. The pitch, which had played fairly for the first four days with the odd ball surprising the batsman, turned tricky on day five. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersThe spinners got the ball to turn sharply and the variable bounce also helped the pacers, as predicted by Cheteswar Pujara on Saturday. The collapse began in the second over of the day when Ravichandran Ashwin castled Theunis de Bruyn (10) with one that turned back sharply from wide outside of the off-stump for his record equalling 350th wicket. With that dismissal, the 33-year-old became the joint fastest to 350 wickets, matching Sri Lanka legend Muttiah Muralitharan’s feat in his 66th Test. After Ashwin provided the early breakthrough, Shami castled Temba Bavuma (0), Faf du Plessis (13) and first innings centurion Quinton de Kock (0) in two short bursts to break the backbone of South African batting. Bavuma stayed back to a delivery that kept low while jagging back in while Du Plessis offered a leave to another one which also cut back in, only to see his stumps rattled. Shami got rid of De Kock with a delivery that held its line after pitching. “It’s difficult to bowl on such a wicket because it was getting slower. So the plan was to bowl at the stumps. Jaddu and Ash bowled well. We knew variable bounce and reverse swing would help us in the second innings. So we tried to attack the stumps. It was important to get the top batters out as early as possible,” Shami said after the match. It became 70 for six in the 27th over when opener Aiden Markram (39) did not get the required elevation and Jadeja took a brilliant one-handed reflex catch off his own bowling. In the same over, he trapped Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj in front of the stumps off successive balls to make it 70 for eight. Piedt and Muthusamy frustrated India with their nothing to lose approach. Piedt’s slog sweep over deep mid-wicket went the distance for the 36th six of the game, breaking the record for most maximums in a Test. The off-spinner played well to complete his maiden half-cemtury in his eighth Test. It seemed the game would get over well before lunch but Piedt and Muthusamy took South Africa to 117 for eight at the break. They went on to bat for one hour after lunch with India unable to find to break their stand. Shami, who provided three quick wickets in the morning, was brought back into the attack noticeably late into the second session and struck on the very first ball with Piedt playing on to this stumps. It was a loosener but potent enough to break the off-stump. India’s victory was set up by Rohit Sharma, who became the first batsman to score two hundreds on debut as a Test opener, and Ashwin, who took a seven-wicket haul in the first innings. It was also a match to remember for Mayank Agarwal, who scored a double century to take India to 502 in the first essay.last_img read more