IPL 2019: Kohli or Rohit, bowler’s job is to execute plan, says Kaul

first_imgSunrisers Hyderabad fast bowler Siddarth Kaul’s bowling figures read 1/16 from three overs in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders before Andre Russell got stuck into him at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. The all-rounder picked 19 runs from the fast bowler’s last over as Kaul ended with figures of 1/35 from four overs.Speaking to IANS, Kaul was candid enough to accept that it was a simple case of not being able to execute the plan he had in place for Russell. But not to get deterred by the turn of events, Kaul has promised to return stronger.”There was no dew or anything. Execution was the problem to be honest and that is why the results didn’t come. But I am already working towards it and you will see the results in the next few games. You saw how (Jasprit) Bumrah was hit all over the park by (Rishabh) Pant in the game between Delhi and Mumbai.”Sometimes you can’t blame yourself as there are times when the execution just doesn’t happen. But again, there are times when the ball comes out so well that nobody can hit you. It is part and parcel of the game. As a player I always look to give it my best, but there are times when the execution just doesn’t happen,” he said.Asked if he makes special plans when bowling to stars like Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma, Kaul said: “We do get a feedback on all the players and their areas of strengths and weaknesses. I always try to keep these things in mind and just like I said, I try to execute my plans. I always look to work on my basics and come into the game strongly without focusing too much on the opposition batsmen.”advertisementWhile everyone has been talking about the No.4 slot in India’s batting line-up for the World Cup, the fourth pacer’s slot is also up for grabs and the fast bowler said his focus was purely on the IPL and doing well for SRH.”If that does happen then that is a great thing as that can only act as a motivation. My job is to stay positive and keep working on the game. I also feel if I do the job and perform for my team in the IPL, the national selectors will obviously reward me. But I don’t look to focus on these things and I like to focus on my game,” he smiled.With regular skipper Kane Williamson injured, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was elevated to the role of leading the side and Kaul said he loved the experience of playing under Bhuvi.”He was already the leader of the bowling group and now it was fun to play under him. It always helps when a bowler is leading the team as that means you are understood even better when it comes to the strategising. Had fun playing under him and I am hoping he too, liked the experience of leading us,” he said.If Williamson missed the game due to injury, David Warner returned to the league after missing the last season due to his suspension for his involvement in the Sandpaper Gate. And Kaul said it was great to have the batsman back in the squad.”Warner is a champion player and it feels great to have him back in the team. Whatever happened is in the past and I think he showed that he was waiting to unleash himself on the ground. Having him around always helps as his experience helps us understand situations even better,” he said.Also Read | KSCA, RCB to invite 60 army men each for every home gamelast_img read more

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Fine Dining With Gordon Ramsay Courtesy Of CharityStars

first_imgSince opening in 2005, Gordon Ramsay’s celebrated Maze restaurant in London has picked up a series of accolades, including a Michelin star. It’s a restaurant that’s somewhat out of the ordinary; specialising in a number of tapas style individual dishes rather than a more traditional sequence of courses.More recently, Ramsay opened the Maze Grill next door, focussing on a New York-style steakhouse experience. The Guardian called it: “the most interesting opening from Gordon Ramsay in a long while,” serving “a lovely piece of meat.”So, whichever venue you choose, eating there is an unusual treat – and it’s a place where you can sometimes meet Gordon Ramsay in person as well. Now, CharityStars.com is offering a brilliant opportunity to bid for exclusive private dining for 10 people, at either Maze restaurant. It’s the sort of meal that will create memories, but you’ll have to move quickly, as the auction closes this week.At Maze, you will enjoy a bespoke five-course tasting menu in the private dining room, Maze View, which has a glass panel for you to sneak a peek at the chefs, hard at work. If you prefer a meaty experience at the Maze Grill, you will overlook the theatre of the busy kitchen from the elevated Butcher’s Block table as you’re served a world-class three-course menu.To add to this experience, your party will be led on an exclusive tour of the kitchens, and the lead guest will receive a Gordon Ramsay recipe book to try some dishes at home.Normally, there would be a hefty price tag attached to such an exclusive dining opportunity, but as is often the case on CharityStars.com there’s the chance to pick up an amazing experience at less than the standard retail price, while donating to a charitable cause as well.To bid on a culinary experience that’s second to none, please click here.The money raised will go towards the Liverpool FC Foundation. This is the official charity of the club, delivering a range of initiatives that inspire young people from all walks of life around Liverpool to make a positive change happen for themselves and their communities. It makes an amazing difference, working with more than 3000 young people every week.last_img read more

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The TVOKids Bookaneers set sail reading to kids across Ontario

first_img Login/Register With: Online:tvo.orgtvokids.com ilc.org Advertisement “Thanks to the ongoing support of TD, The TVOKids Bookaneer Tour will be visiting kids across Ontario, giving them a fun and positive experience around reading,” said Marney Malabar, Director, Kids TV, TVO. “As a learning organization, TVO is committed to developing literacy skills and a love of reading in kids throughout the province, which helps to engage them and set them up for success at school and in the future.”Tour ScheduleNovember 5 – Hamilton – Hamilton Central Library (11 am-3 pm)November 12 – Brampton – Gore Meadows Community Centre & Library (11 am-2 pm)November 19 – Ottawa – Nepean Centrepointe Branch (1 pm-4 pm)November 26 – Sudbury – Sudbury Main Branch (11 am-2 pm)Daniel will be visiting Brampton and Sudbury and Melissa will be visiting Hamilton and Ottawa. Additional event information is available at tvokids.com/events/tvokidsbookaneerstour. To register for a reading, please contact each library.Budding readers can join the TVOKids Bookaneers Book Club to check out books of the month and submit and read reviews written by other young learners. Kids can watch Daniel and Melissa on TVOKids’ afterschool programming block The Space, Monday to Friday from 3:30 pm to 7 pm and on tvokids.com. Developed for every kind of young learner and covering virtually all Ontario Curriculum areas for Grades JK-5, TVOKids content helps kids to be successful both inside and outside the classroom.TD Bank Group is TVO’s partner in children’s literacy.About TVOAs the technological extension of Ontario’s public education system, TVO’s vision is to create a better world through the power of learning. TVO provides learning opportunities for Ontarians through innovative educational products, in-depth current affairs, groundbreaking documentaries, and award-winning TVOKids resources both inside and outside the classroom. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.Where to find TVO FacebookTwitterYouTube Advertisement Advertisement Ahoy, mateys! The TVOKids Bookaneers Tour, supported by TD Bank Group, will be travelling across Ontario this fall to share a love of reading with kids across the province. Geared towards children ages 4 to 11 and their families, the tour features TVOKids hosts, Bookaneers Daniel and Melissa, who will be reading to kids in local communities. The tour kicks off in Hamilton on Saturday, November 5, making stops in Brampton, Ottawa, and Sudbury throughout the month of November.The TVOKids Bookaneers will read the TD Grade One Book Giveaway book written by Ashley Spires, Small Saul, a humorous story about an unconventional young pirate. A buccaneer with a gentle spirit, Small Saul sets out to prove to himself that there’s more to being a pirate than ships, strength, and treasure. Following the reading, kids can meet Bookaneers Daniel and Melissa in an autograph session.Kids can also enjoy pirate-themed activities, puzzles, and games, including colouring on a giant mural on site. Each attendee will receive a TVOKids book bag with a copy of Small Saul, a TVOKids activity book, and other surprises. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment iTunesGoogle PlayBlackBerry WorldBell Mobile TV On air: Cable ch. 2 (may vary in some areas)Rogers channel 2Bell Fibe TV HD 1209Bell Fibe TV SD 209Bell TV 265Shaw Direct HD 39Shaw Direct SD 353 Twitterlast_img read more

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Spike in child leukemia in Tyendinaga raises concern

first_imgBy Delaney WindigoAPTN National NewsDawn Sero sits on the couch holding a large framed photograph of her daughter smiling.“This is Paula. This was taken last November,” says Sero wiping away tears from below her left eye. “Two months later is when she was diagnosed.”Paula had leukemia. She died five weeks ago.The family first got the devastating news two days after taking Paula to the hospital with a nose bleed.Soon, though, Sero would make another discovery. Paula wasn’t the only child with leukemia on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory about 30 minutes east of Belleville, Ont.“We met another family. Their daughter was three and we just come to find out they didn’t live too far from us. She was diagnosed in December, the month before. We met another little boy, just by fluke, who happened to be my nephew’s neighbor and he was also diagnosed a month before Paula, same area,” said Sero. “Paula, she was very quiet, reserved. She was a homebody. She was a good student.”The number of other cases is now at four.Shawn Brant is one of the other parents dealing with the weight of the world on their shoulders. Faced with the fact their child is fighting for their lives long before it ever really began.“We took her to Toronto because she had a sore elbow. We thought it was just because she was friends with Paula and she was hurting about it, her diagnosis, and …,” Brant says struggling for words. “That’s when … that’s when she was diagnosed.”Both girls were diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.Brant’s daughter has been at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto since the end of June.“Leukemia is tough. They go through extensive chemotherapy. They have to kill it. Kill the cells,” says Brant. “It’s just one of those things. They either kill it, stop it and you go into remission, or you just don’t come home.”All children live in a concentrated area and people in the community are searching for answers as to what is behind the cases.The parents have a hunch. A 2004 environmental report found poor water quality, especially near a dump on the First Nation. The dump sits on fractured limestone.“Within the bedrock is the aquifer on which the MBQ (Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte) relies to supply drinking water to the private wells throughout the community,” the report states. “Several groundwater studies have identified contamination within the shallow groundwater in the vicinity of the landfill.”But there is nothing directly linking the water with the cancer. This type of leukemia is common in children says Dr. Mark Greenberg, senior oncologist at The Hospital for Sick Children.Greenberg says it’s hard to tell whether the cases are high or low. But given the situation with the dirty water he does believe the community needs to be watched.“It justifies surveillance going forward,” says Greenberg.There’s no question Tyendinaga has lousy water. The Band is pushing Aboriginal Affairs to provide them with its own water treatment plant.“This is the first time that we’ve had, to my knowledge, childhood leukemia,” says Chief Don Maracle. “There are a number of elders in the community that have had different forms of cancer, liver cancer being one of them. We do know that those things can be caused by environmental factors and other cases it’s genetic.”The water at the local school had been a concern says Maracle.“I’m not sure if that would be a cause of the cancer. We had all of the parameters of the water looked at by the medical officer for Health Canada and he said there would be no health concerns,” he says.last_img read more

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