DefinitionTotal abdominal colectomy is the removal of the large intestine from the lowest part of the small intestine (ileum) to the rectum. After it is removed, the end of the small intestine is sewn to the rectum.Alternative NamesIleorectal anastomosis; Subtotal colectomyDescriptionYou will receive general anesthesia right before your surgery. This will make you asleep and unable to feel pain.During the surgery:Your surgeon will make a surgical cut in your belly.The surgeon will remove your large intestine. Your rectum and anus will be left in place.Your surgeon will sew the end of your small intestine to your rectum.Why the Procedure Is PerformedThe procedure is done for people who have:Crohns disease that has not spread to the rectum or the anusMany colon cancer tumors, when the rectum is not affectedSevere constipation, called colonic inertiaRisksTotal abdominal colectomy is usually safe. Your risk depends on your general overall health. Ask your doctor about these possible complications:Risks for any surgery are:Blood clots in the legs that may travel to the lungsBreathing problemsInfection, including in the lungs, urinary tract, and bellyHeart attack or strokeRisks for this surgery are:Bleeding inside your bellyDamage to nearby organs in the bodyScar tissue may form in the belly and cause a blockage of the small intestineThe end of the small intestine that is sewn to the rectum may come open (anastomosis), which may be life threateningWound may break openWound infectionsBefore the ProcedureAlways tell your doctor or nurse what drugs you are taking, even drugs, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription.advertisementBefore you have surgery, talk with your doctor or nurse about the following things:Intimacy and sexualityPregnancySportsWorkDuring the 2 weeks before your surgery:Two weeks before surgery you may be asked to stop taking drugs that make it harder for your blood to clot. These include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), Naprosyn (Aleve, Naproxen), and others.Ask your doctor which drugs you should still take on the day of your surgery.If you smoke, try to stop. Ask your doctor for help.Always let your doctor know about any cold, flu, fever, herpes breakout, or other illnesses you may have before your surgery.Eat high fiber foods and drink 6 to 8 glasses of water every day.The day before your surgery:Eat a light breakfast and lunch.You may be asked to drink only clear liquids such as broth, clear juice, and water after noon.Do NOT drink anything after midnight, including water. Sometimes you will not be able to drink anything for up to 12 hours before surgery.Your doctor or nurse may ask you to use enemas or laxatives to clear out your intestines. They will give you instructions.On the day of your surgery:Take the drugs your doctor told you to take with a small sip of water.Your doctor or nurse will tell you when to arrive at the hospital.After the ProcedureYou will be in the hospital for 3 to 7 days. By the second day, you will probably be able to drink clear liquids. Your doctor or nurse will slowly add thicker fluids and then soft foods as your bowel begins to work again.Outlook (Prognosis)After this procedure, you can expect to have 4 to 6 bowel movements a day. You may need more surgery and an ileostomy if you have Crohns disease and it spreads to your rectum.Most people who have a total abdominal colectomy recover fully. They are able to do most of the activities they were doing before their surgery. This includes most sports, travel, gardening, hiking, and other outdoor activities, and most types of work.ReferencesCima RR, Pemberton JH. Ileostomy, colostomy, and pouches. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Sleisenger MH, eds. Sleisenger & Fordtrans Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2010:chap 113.Fry RD, Mahmoud NN, Maron DJ, Ross HM, Rombeau J. Colon and rectum. In: Townsend CM, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox KL, eds. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2012:chap 52.Cunningham D, Atkin W, Lenz HJ, Lynch HT, Minsky B, Nordlinger B, et al. Colorectal Cancer. Lancet. 2010;375:1030-1047.Review Date:12/10/2012Reviewed By:Robert A. Cowles, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, and Stephanie Slon.
Meanwhile, Obama emphasised that “among states, there has Meanwhile, Obama emphasised that “among states, there has to be a framework that is analogous to what we have done with nuclear power because nobody stands to gain.And, frankly, although the Chinese and Russians are close, we are still the best at this.And if we wanted to go on offence, a whole bunch of countries would have some significant problems.” “And we dont want to see the Internet weaponised in that way.That requires, I think, some tough negotiations.That wont be a one-year process, but wed like to see if we can — if we and the Chinese are able to coalesce around a process for negotiations, then I think we can bring a lot of other countries along,” he said. In response to another question, Obama credited America for the success of China in the past three decades. “They were essentially riding on our backs for the last 30 years because we were underwriting peace, security, the free flow of commerce, international rules in the financial sector,” he said. “You cant simply pursue an export-driven strategy, because you are too big.You are not going to be able to grow your economy at the same pace over the next 20 years that you did in the last 20 years,” he said. “You have got to be concerned about environmental issues, because you cant breathe in Beijing.And that spills over for all of us.As a large country with a powerful military, you cant go around pushing your little neighbours just because you are bigger, but you have to start abiding by a basic code of conduct and a set of rules, because ultimately, you will be advantaged by everybody following the rules,” he noted. “I think in other areas, they still see themselves as the poor country that shouldnt have any obligations internationally.In some cases, they still feel that when we call them on issues like their behaviour in the South China Sea, or on intellectual property theft, that we are trying to contain them as opposed to us just wanting them to abide by the same rules that helped create an environment in which they can rise,” Obama said. PTI LKJ KIS
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. borna coricDaniil MedvedevSt Petersburg Opentennis First Published: September 21, 2019, 10:47 PM IST Saint Petersburg: Home favourite Daniil Medvedev reached his fifth consecutive final on Saturday by beating Belarusian Egor Gerasimov in the last four of the ATP event in Saint Petersburg.The 23-year-old top seed won 7-5, 7-5 against the world number 119 to continue his excellent form which also saw him lose an epic US Open final to Rafael Nadal earlier this month. Medvedev, the world number four, broke in the 11th games of each set and will face Croatia’s Borna Coric in Sunday’s final.The 15th-ranked Coric beat Portugal’s Joao Sousa 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-1.It was the third straight match that Coric had won from a set down.”I don’t like (losing the first set), either. I would love to be in two sets. Maybe one day, hopefully it’s going to come,” he said.The fourth seed was facing defeat late in the second set, but he saved three break points in the 11th game to secure a tie-break, which he won before racing through the deciding set.
0 SHARE branding and design bl22_bgakr_Nite+BL22_CORP_VIRAT.jpg.jpg April 29, 2016 accessories Published on footwear Hyderabad COMMENT bl22_bgakr_Nite+BL22_CORP_VIRAT.jpg.jpg × clothes and dressing Away from his prolific exploits on the cricketing field, Virat Kohli today landed himself at the first Wrogn store in Hyderabad.The menswear fashion brand co-founded by him and Anjana Reddy, Chief Executive Officer, Universal Sportsbiz made its debut in the Sujana Forum Mall with the first exclusive brand outlet (EBO) in the city.Like in the cricket stadium at the Mall too Virat was a big hit with fans mobbing him and vying for pictures and selfies. He also launched an exclusive range of footwear under the Wrogn brand which includes sneakers, flip-flops, skateboards, drivers etc.The company plans to open 20 EBOs this year and reach 100 mark in the next three years through the franchise model, they told newspersons.The EBOs reflect the brand personality which is personally curated by Virat and his signature is clearly visible in everything Wrogn does, said Anjana Reddy. The Wrogn store promises to provide customers a one-stop shop for swanky styles at affordable prices. Spread across 1,000 square feet, the store offers more than 250 designs and a glimpse into its latest and trendy Spring/Summer 2016 collection which comprises shorts, semi-formal shirts, t-shirts, trousers and denims along with footwear and is available at a price range of Rs 999 and upwards. SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTS
Anurag_2644989f SHARE × Published on cricket Anurag Thakur is set to be unanimously elected BCCI President in the Board’s Special General Meeting (SGM) here tomorrow, replacing Shashank Manohar who stepped down from the position to take up the ICC chief’s job.Thakur, who is currently serving as the Secretary of the board, is set to be proposed for the job by East Zone, whose turn it is to project the candidate for the coveted post.Thakur, also a BJP MP in Lok Sabha, has the backing of all the east zone members including Bengal, Assam, Jharkhand, Tripura and the National Cricket Club.The 41-year-old will be taking over the reins of the embattled Board in rather tough times as the BCCI is facing heat from the Supreme Court to implement the Justice RM Lodha Committee’s recommendations for sweeping reforms.Manohar’s exit from the top post barely seven months into his tenure has necessitated the election of the new chief of the world’s richest and most powerful cricket body.He was elected as ICC’s first independent chairman on May 12.Once Thakur is elected unopposed, it would be his prerogative to pick his replacement for the Secretary’s position.According to sources, Maharashtra Cricket Association chief and business magnate Ajay Shirke is the top contender for the post.Shirke, however, has made it clear that he will not “stand in a queue” to get a post in the Board.“…I have never put myself in contention for any top job within the BCCI nor do I have any goals of getting any posts.My name may be doing the rounds as you say, and it might look to many that I am myself pushing my name in the media, which I have never done,” he had stated.The SGM will be followed by the working committee meeting of the Board.“Agenda for the meeting is a normal one,” sources said. Anurag_2644989f May 21, 2016 SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT COMMENTS
Published on cricket File photo of Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah. – The Hindu Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah climbed to the number one spot in the latest ICC T20 rankings while his fifth-ranked team could go as high as second if it beats New Zealand in the three-match series beginning here tomorrow.Bumrah, who attained a career-best third position in the ODI rankings on Monday, has regained the T20 top spot after Pakistan spinner Imad Wasim slipped one place.India captain Virat Kohli, who on Monday edged AB de Villiers to claim the top ranking in ODIs, also goes into the New Zealand series as the top-ranked batsman in the shortest format.In the team rankings, India will do Pakistan a huge favour if they defeat New Zealand in the upcoming series, as such a result will see their arch rivals top the standings.New Zealand are the top-ranked side in the shortest format with 125 points but Pakistan have closed in to within one point after securing a 3-0 win in the series against Sri Lanka that culminated in Lahore on Sunday.India are placed fifth at 116 points and can at best go to second position with a 3-0 win over New Zealand which will take them to 122 points. Pakistan will reach the top rank with their tally of 124 points in such a scenario with New Zealand slipping to 114 points and fifth position.Even a 2-1 series win for India will be enough for Pakistan to move to the top with New Zealand slipping to 121 points. File photo of Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah. – The Hindu SHARE × India are placed fifth at 116 points and can at best go to second position with a 3-0 win over New Zealand October 31, 2017 RELATED COMMENT SHARE SHARE EMAIL null Zaggle ropes in ace pacer Jasprit Bumrah as brand ambassador COMMENTS
AdvertisementImage Courtesy: thestatesman.comTeam India suffered an early injury scare during their practice session, as youngster Washington Sundar was seen hobbling off the field with the help of two members from the BCCI support staff.The all-rounder took part in the customary football game and fielding session before making his way off the field. The BCCI is yet to give an official update regarding the degree of the injury suffered.With Sundar being a part of the T20I squad for the Ireland and England tour, a replacement would be announced in case the former U-19 star is unable to heal by time.Axar Patel and Krunal Pandya are some of the names that might replace Sundar in the limited overs squad.Sundar has evolved as one of the upcoming all-rounders for the Men In Blue, the 18-year old made his way into the Indian squad after an impressive showing in IPL 2017. His performances in the Nidhas Trophy urged the selectors to include Sundar in the squad. Advertisement Read Also:FIFA World Cup 2018: Action & Drama As La Albiceleste Makes It To The Last SixteenCricket: Former Proteas off-spinner Hira Jairam passes away
AdvertisementFormer four-weight, six-time world champion Roy Jones Jr. has partnered with MTK Global. This marks another major deal for Jones following the establishment of his Las Vegas-based RJJ Boxing Promotions and the signing of a multi-card deal with TV giant beIN Sports merely two years ago.Jones brings a creditable name from inside the boxing community to MTK Global. He understands the business side of boxing and could help MTK broaden their audience base.Lately, boxing has witnessed an influx of deals and globalization contract signings. Moves like this can only help promote the sport and generate excitement for for the future. Fans of boxing would do well to appreciate efforts such as this because they improve the sport and increase its worldwide visibility.MTK Global CEO Sandra Vaughan said: “Having a boxing legend like Roy Jones Jr as a partner is a huge moment for this company and we’re so proud to be working with one of the greatest fighters of all-time.”MTK Global Head of Business Development Dr. Mirko Wolf said: “Roy Jones Jr is a name that everyone in boxing knows for his achievements in the ring and he’s already achieving great things out of the ring so we’re in no doubt the alliance will yield big things – not just Stateside but globally.”Jones Jr said: “I’m delighted to have MTK Global as a partner. With the way things are going with boxing, globalisation is key and everyone needs to be equipped to operate everywhere – not in isolated places.“Joining forces with MTK Global means two forces are joining together to make one even stronger force. The boxing world better look out.”Advertisement
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India: India: Dhawan c Chandimal b Kulasekara 1 Rohit c Kapugedera b Kulasekara 15 Kohli not out56 Raina c Kulasekara b Shanaka 25 Yuvraj c Kulasekara b Perera 35 Pandya b Herath 2 Dhoni not out 7 Extras: (W-1) 1 Total: (for 5 wickets in 19.2 overs) 142 Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-16, 3-70, 4-121, 5-125 Bowling: Mathews 3-0-16-0, Kulasekara 3-0-21-2, Perera 4-0-32-1, Chameera 4-0-27-0, Herath 3.2-0-26-1, Shanaka 1-0-7-1, Siriwardana 1-0-13-0. PTI AH AH
61: Outlay of Rs. 320 crore for police housing.61: Outlay of Rs. 320 crore for police housing. Provision of Rs 350 crore for CCTV surveillance.62: Renovation of 13 bus stations including Panvel, Mumbai etc.63: Reconstruction of 3500 ST stands. Rs. 30.51 crore for Ro-Ro services at Mandva and Rs 36 crore for anti-sea erosion wall.64: Outlay of Rs 491.10 crore for old buildings and residential quarters.65: Outlay of Rs 62.14 crore for decentralised food grain procurements scheme at MSP prices.66: Phase-wise rehabilitation of 65 villages alongside 6 Tiger Projects with Rs 60 crore outlay.67: Outlay of Rs. 47.25 crore for Nature Tourism. Expansion of Chandrapur Forest Administrative Management and Development Academy with an outlay of Rs 5 crore.68: Mangrove Conservation Institution for protection and conservation of mangrove.69: An outlay of Rs. 20 crore for “Namami Chandrabhaga” to make river Chandrabhaga pollution-free till 2022.70: Outlay of Rs. 285 crore for strengthening of tourist places with the special focus on tourism development at Mhaismal, Verul, Khultabad, Sulibhanjan in Aurangabad.71: Security upgraded at sea beaches.72: Outlay of Rs. 25 crore for “Mazi Kanya Bhagyashree Yojana” to be launched from April 1, 2016 and specially for girl child.73: Outlay of 100 crore to convert 10,000 anganwadis to Adarsh (ideal) Anganwadi.74: Outlay of Rs 300 crore for road and Rs 370 crore for Ashramshala under TSP.75: Outlay of Rs. 25 crore for Eklavya Sport Enterpreaunership academy.76: Allocation of Rs 60 crore for preservation and conservation of Varli Art.77: Hike in assistance provided under “Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Yojana” which will cost government additional Rs 332 crore.78: Outlay of Rs. 405 crore for different schemes for minority upliftments. An outlay of Rs. 320 crore for houses to SC families.advertisement79: A new scheme named Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Krushi Swawlamban to make SC farmers economicallly self-sufficient by providing assistance for well and electricity connection for pump set and solar pumps where electricity connection cannot be sanctioned.80: Outlay of Rs 170 crore for various programms under Samata and Samajik Nyay Varsh on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar.81: Outlay of Rs. 220 crore for construction of government hostel for backward class.82: 156 online services under Maharashtra Public Services Ordinance 2015.83: Outlay of Rs 10 crore for improvement in the statewide area network.84: Increase in deposit from Rs 5 crore to Rs 10 crore of Shankarrao Chavan Suvarn Mahotsavi Patrakar Fund.85: Outlay of Rs 5 crore for monuments of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj outside state. PTI VT NSK
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan said Virat Kohli is the key player for India, but his team cannot take other batsmen lightly either as they are all match-winners.Even though the likes of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina have not been among runs, Shakib said his team will not take any of the Indian batsmen lightly. (Also read: India look to boost run rate against rattled Bangladesh) “Obviously he (Kohli) is key player for India. They (Rohit, Dhawan, Raina) are all match-winners and yes, they have not been among runs, but we have to be on the watch-out because India has the world’s best batting lineup. So, we need to be careful and we need to be very disciplined with our bowling and fielding to restrict them,” Shakib told reporters on the eve of Bangladesh-India encounter.Shakib said toss might play a crucial role but his team has to play good cricket against India. (India geared to flex muscles against Bangladesh )”It is important for both the team. Toss might play a crucial part, but it is more important how we play in the middle. We have to be careful because India is playing for the trophy. We need to be very disciplined in batting and bowling. We need to play our best tomorrow,” he said. (Sourav Ganguly backs under fire Suresh Raina)Asked how the team has responded to Arafat Sunny and Taskin Ahmed’s suspension, Shakib said, “Obviously it is disappointing to lose two crucial players at crucial situation, but we cannot help because there is nothing in our hands. We have to move forward and need to focus on tomorrow’s game. That’s all.”advertisementDespite Ahmed’s ICC suspension, Shakib said “the team still has the ability to do well in tomorrow’s match”.”Obviously (it has affected us) as he was bowling well for us for the last six months. Yes, he was important part of the team, but it is not that everything is over for him.”Shakib said it is up to captain and coach to send Mahmudullah up the order but it all depends on match situation.”It is totally up to captain and coach. He batted No. 5 for some time. It all depends on situation and match condition,” he said.Asked about the condition of Tamim Iqbal, Shakib said, “I am not sure whether he will be fit for tomorrow or not. I haven’t met him. So, I don’t know about it.”Shakib said it was disappointing to drop some crucial catches against Australia.”Obviously fielding is the crucial part of the game and we would love to take all the catches to save runs, and we couldn’t do it yesterday. It is was disappointing because we have young and outstanding fielders. Hopefully, we will not make same mistakes, which we made yesterday because we have been doing really well in terms of fielding,” he said.Talking about the wicket, Shakib said, “It is a very good wicket, but for the last two games, the ball is gripping. Normally doesn’t happen that way. It is a high scoring game and ground that most like to chase.”
According to reports, Tata Motors have received over 1 lakh enquiries for their latest hatchback, the Tiago . Tata Tiago created lot of buzz during its launch on April 6, and also before with two delays in the launch. Tata Tiago has been the talk of the town due to its innovative design and the competitive pricing leaving Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai sweating.Tata Tiago will be taking over from the Indica, a car that was first manufactured by Tata Motors in 1998 and has been present in the Indian market for 18 years. The Indica although did not do very well with private buyers, but it was a hit as a commercial vehicle.ALSO READ: Tata Tiago ‘disruptive’ pricing wages war in small car segmentEngine:The Tiago is slated to get both, petrol and diesel variants. The petrol models will be powered by the 1.2-litre Revotron engine, while their diesel counterparts will be powered by a 1.05-litre Revotorq motor. The Revotron engine can produce 84 bhp and 114Nm of torque while the Revotorq motor produces 69 bhp and 140Nm of torque. The Tiago will be offered with a five-speed manual for both petrol and diesel variants with the possibility of an AMT also.Moreover, the Tata Tiago will have Multi-drive modes which is a segment-first.ALSO READ: Spec Comparison: Tata Tiago vs Celerio, Grand i10 and BrioDesign:The Tiago sports a fresh new design as evident in other cars from the Tata Motors portfolio. It gets a sleek front end with a blacked-out grille that has the Tata Motors badge sitting on it. The interiors of the car feel different than what we are used to expecting from Tata and the quality of plastics used feel upscale. The instrument panel is neatly laid out and Tata has able to give the cabin a premium feel.advertisementVariants:The new Tata Tiago will be available in five variants- XB, XE, XM, XT and XZ.ALSO READ: Can Tata Tiago be a game changer for Tata Motors?Fuel EfficiencyTata Tiago hatchback gives a company claimed fuel efficiency of 23.84 kmpl for the petrol engine and 27.28 kmpl for the diesel variants.Dimensions:The new Tata Tiago comes with a wheelbase of 2400 mm and is 3746 mm in length, 1647mm in width, 1535mm in height and a ground clearance of 170 mm.ALSO WATCH: Can the Tiago catapult Tata Motors to small car segment leader?Competition:The new Tata Tiago hatchback will compete against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Honda Brio, Chevrolet Beat and Hyundai Grand i10 in the market.Price:Variant Price (Petrol) (ex showroom, New Delhi) Variant Price (Diesel) (ex showroom, New Delhi) Tiago XB Rs 3.20 lakh Tiago XB Rs 3.94 lakh Tiago XE Rs 3.59 lakh Tiago XE Rs 4.29 lakh Tiago XM Rs 3.89 lakh Tiago XM Rs 4.69 lakh Tiago XT Rs 4.19 lakh Tiago XT Rs 4.99 lakh Tiago XZ Rs 4.75 lakh Tiago XZ Rs 5.54 lakh
Pathanapuram (Ker), Apr 29 (PTI) Keralas Pathanapuram constituency will literally witness a star war in the May 16 Assembly polls as three film actors cross swords in their bid to wrest the segment.Sitting MLA K B Ganesh Kumar of Kerala Congress (B), known for his heroic and character roles, has been backed by LDF while Jagadish, popular comedian and TV host, has been roped in by UDF and BJP has put up Raghu Damodaran alias Bheeman Raghu, who played a villain in many movies.The three actors have set aside their tinsel town friendships and are aggressively campaigning against each other to woo voters.While it is an electoral debut for Jagadish and Raghu, Kumar will look to retain the constituency, where he had gotten 71,421 votes in the 2011 polls.In what may be seen as irony, 49-year-old Kumar, who had won the constituency thrice in a row from 2001 under the UDF banner, is now seeking his fourth stint under the LDF bandwagon.His opponents have taken up this association with LDF as a major campaign tool against him, terming it an example of political opportunism.Kumar and his party had distanced from Congress-led UDF after he quit the present Oommen Chandy government as minister of Forests, Sports and Cinema following a domestic violence case filed against him by his former wife on April 7, 2013.It was not a smooth sailing for Kumar when joining the LDF fold initially as there were rumblings over his candidature as he had made some objectionable comments against CPI(M) veteran V S Achutanandan during his tenure as minister in the Chandy government. (MORE) PTI LGK UD RC PRM KKadvertisement
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Legislations passed by Lok Sabha in a rush are debatedLegislations passed by Lok Sabha in a rush are debated and discussed at length in Rajya Sabha to correct any flaws, Yadavsaid.Referring to the media, senior leader of JD(U) Sharad Yadav, who is among the retiring members, stressed on striking a balance on the issue of freedom of speech”Only politicians are accountable…but others must also have some accountability,” he said, adding the maximum hiring and firing is in the media sector.”Owners have become editors,” he said.Dilip Kumar Tirkey (BJD) said the fourth estate plays an important role, but cautioned against the ill effect of “paid news or match fixing”.J D Seelam (Congress) expressed concern over “commercialisation” of politics and incidents where public representatives are lured by money.He said that while it is said that courts should not interfere but the legislature should also examine what it is doing.The issue of disruption of proceedings was also raised by members. Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa (SAD) said in the democracy one should “discuss, debate and decide”. Without referring to any one in particular, he said when members rush to Well of the House, smaller parties do not get time to raise their issues.He also made a case for special session of parliament to discuss judicial reforms.Tapen Sen (CPI-M) said in a democracy, it is the numbers which decide, but efforts should be made to reach consensus on different issues.He said members may argue or even quarrel in the House, but things never go to “personal level”.advertisementKanaklata Singh (SP) gave an emotional farewell speech in which she said people in politics should realise that it is means to serve people.She lamented the frequent disruptions especially during Question Hour and Zero Hour that prevented many a MP like her from raising issues even after a lot of preparation.Singh, daughter of former Parliamentarian Mohan Singh, called for upgradation of Gorakhpur Medical College to a super speciality hospital and Gorakhpur University to a Central University.MORE PTI NKD ANZ ADS SKC RT
Australia opener David Warner notched his sixth one-day century, fittingly at Warner Park, to help set up a 36-run win over South Africa on Saturday in the fourth match of the limited-overs tri-series.Warner’s 109 off 120 balls included 11 fours and two sixes to help Australia reach 288-6 off 50 overs.Usman Khawaja supported him well with 59 off 71 balls while captain Steve Smith provided an unbeaten 52 off 49.SOUTH AFRICA COLLAPSE South Africa seemed on target for a successful chase on the back of 60 from opener Hashim Amla and 63 from Faf du Plessis.But pacemen Mitchell Starc (3-43) and Josh Hazlewood (3-52) and leg-spinner Adam Zampa (3-52) combined to take the last seven wickets for just 42 runs, bowling out South Africa for 252 in 47.4 overs.SOLID OPENING STAND Earlier, Australia was given a solid start by Warner after winning the toss. The in-form left-hander shared an opening stand of 48 in 10 overs with Aaron Finch, who contributed just 13.When Finch was bowled sweeping at Imran Tahir, Warner and Khawaja shared an assured second-wicket stand of 136.But from 184-1 in the 36th over, the Aussies lost momentum once Warner pulled Parnell to midwicket and Khawaja top-edged a sweep off Aaron Phangiso.LATE FLOURISH Smith managed to provide a brief flourish towards the end with wicketkeeper Matthew Wade, who hit 24 off 14 balls.Tahir finished with 2-45 off nine overs.South Africa’s innings also started well, with Amla and du Plessis rebuilding in a second-wicket stand of 105 after the early loss of Quntin de Kock, who holed out to deep square leg off Hazlewood.advertisementHAZLEWOOD, STARC SPARK COLLAPSE Hazlewood added the crucial wickets of Amla and captain A.B. de Villiers and Starc removed du Plessis to spark the collapse.Amla, who struck six fours and a six, lofted to extra cover while du Plessis slashed to backward point.J.P. Duminy gave the Proteas some hope with 41 off 39 balls, but there was little support from the long tail.Australia, with nine points, leads the standings in the three-nation tournament ahead of South Africa (five) and West Indies (four).The West Indies play Australia on Monday, again at Basseterre.
Dale Steyn grabbed five wickets to lead South Africa to a convincing 204 run-victory over New Zealand in the second test at Centurion on Tuesday that sealed a 1-0 win in the series.Set an unlikely target of 400 to win the match, New Zealand were bowled out for 195 with a day to spare as South Africa kept in tact their record of never losing a series against the Kiwis.Steyn, who missed most of South Africa’s series against England with a shoulder injury, put South Africa on the path to victory with three wickets in 10 balls at the start of the visitors’ innings as their top four batsmen were dismissed for a paltry 18 runs in the hour before lunch.But New Zealand dug in during the second session with the loss of just one more wicket before tea.Henry Nicholls made a test-best score of 76 before becoming the last wicket to fall and Steyn’s fifth victim. (SCORECARD)Steyn, who finished with figures of 5-33, removed both openers in his first over. Tom Latham was bowled by the first ball of the visitors’ second innings, leaving a delivery too close to his stumps, and Martin Guptill fell to the sixth, edging to Hashim Amla at slip.The fast bowler trapped Ross Taylor lbw with a wicked delivery in his second over which stayed alarmingly low and hit the batsman on the ankle.Captain Kane Williamson, who top-scored for New Zealand in their first innings of 214, was caught by a superb dive from wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock off Vernon Philander in the fourth over.advertisementNicholls and BJ Watling shared a 68-run partnership before spinner Dane Piedt had Watling trapped leg before for 32.After tea, Steyn clean bowled Mitchell Santner (16) and Philander trapped Doug Bracewell lbw for 30. Tim Southee and Neil Wagner were dismissed by Kagiso Rabada before Steyn wrapped up victory for the hosts.South Africa declared their second innings after the first hour’s play on Tuesday on 132 for seven, setting New Zealand a record-breaking target on a pitch with uneven bounce and widening cracks that was proving increasingly treacherous for batsmen.The first test in Durban ended in a waterlogged draw.
(REOPENS DEL 48) (REOPENS DEL 48) One of the few times the pitch raised alarm bells was when southpaw Henry Nicholls was caught behind off left-arm-spinner Gohil, on a ball that rose sharply and the wicket-keeper collected it well above the waist height. All this while, Ronchi displayed top form as he dished out some delightful cover drives besides using the long handle effectively. He was literally dealing in boundaries as he hammered 12 fours on way to completing 50 runs off 57 balls. He clobbered three sixes and as many fours in the second half of his innings. As he punished the bowlers, wickets kept falling at the other end and by the time he was stumped after scoring a sublime hundred, New Zealand were left at a precarious 162 for six, just 22 ahead of Mumbai with more than a session remaining in the day. However, B J Watling (43) and Latham (25) calmed nerves in the dressing room after resuming from the tea break at 187 for six in 49 overs. They shared a 55-run stand to guide the team to safety. The game ended before the stipulated time when Ish Sodhi mishit to be caught at mid-on. Brief scores: New Zealand 324/7 decl and 235 all out in 66.4 overs (Ronchi 107, Watling 43; Valsangkar 3/41). Mumbai 464/8 decl in 114 overs. PTI BS PM PM
Lenovo launched the Z2 Plus — also called the Zuk Z2 in China — smartphone in India on Thursday. Priced at Rs 17,999, the Lenovo Z2 Plus is the cheapest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (2.5Ghz quad-core) powered smartphone in the country. The Snapdragon 820, just so you know, is Qualcomm’s latest and greatest mobile processor right now.The Z2 Plus will be available in two RAM variants: 3GB and 4GB. The top end 4GB RAM and 64GB memory variant will cost buyers Rs 19,999. It will be exclusively available for buying from Amazon India from September 25 in open sale. It will be available in the colours black and white. The company is also offering cases for the device to be sold separately.The Snapdragon 820 is however not the only highlight of Lenovo’s new smartphone. Lenovo calls it its most powerful phone ever. It is also its most power efficient phone ever, it says. It is built out of fiber glass — boasting of a roll cage design — which is stronger and lighter than metal, as per the company.Activity tracking is also one of the USPs of the Z2 Plus, according to the company. The phone comes with something called as U-Health that basically makes use of Qualcomm’s sensor hub (and always-on) capability to track users’ steps, distance travelled, calories burnt and more. Lenovo is banking on the fact that since the functionality comes built-in to the phone users won’t need to buy a separate fitness tracker, should you buy the Z2 Plus.It comes with a 5-inch 1080p display and up to 4 gigs of DDR4 RAM. The phone will be available in 32 GB and 64GB in-built memory options which is non-expandable. The dualSIM phone runs Androids 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based ZUI and supports 4G LTE (VoLTE-ready).advertisementAlso read: Lenovo Zuk Z1 review: Big battery makes it a winnerThe Z2 Plus sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus and LED flash along with EIS stabilisation. The rear shooter is capable of recording 4K videos, slow motion and time-lapse videos. You also get an 8-megapixel camera on the front.The phone is backed by a 3,500mAh battery and supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology out-of-the-box. It comes with Intelligent charge cut-off for optimising charging so the battery doesn’t lose its efficiency over time, accordingly to Lenovo.The Z2 Plus comes with USB Type-C port for connectivity and data syncing purposes. There is also a front-mounted fingerprint scanner on-board the device. Lenovo calls it the U-Touch 2.0. It even works quite well when your fingers are sweaty or wet, but not completely drenched, claims the company.The home button supports up to 7 different functions that can be manually programmed by the user. Some of these include: single touch for back, swipe from left or right to switch between apps, so on and so forth.