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  • Mohammad Amir mulls Test retirement to prolong ODI, T20 career

    first_imgPakistan’s left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir is considering ending his Test career in order to focus on one-dayers and Twenty20 cricket.According to reports in the Pakistani media, Amir discussed this prospect with his teammates and the management after Pakistan lost the second Test against the West Indies in Barbados.”Amir himself is now upset that how this private discussion came out in the open and who leaked the discussions,” a report said.”The Pakistan Cricket Board and team management in West Indies is now investigating as to who is responsible for leaking out this private discussion,” it said.Reports said that Amir, who has taken 11 wickets in the two Tests in the West Indies, made it clear in the discussions with his teammates and management that he felt that playing Test cricket required a lot more physical fitness and endurance.”He apparently indicated he would like to focus on one- dayers and T20 cricket,” the report said.The 25-year-old Amir tasted his first real success on the tour of the West Indies with 11 wickets but former fast bowling greats like Wasim Akram still feel that the left-armer needs to improve his bowling.Amir, since returning to the Pakistan squad after completing his five-year ban for spot-fixing in early 2015, has played 15 Tests without much success.Amir would not be the first international cricketer to decide to retire from Test cricket to focus on ODI and T20 matches.Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi himself retired from Test cricket in 2010 to just play ODIs and T20 matches.advertisementALSO WATCH:last_img read more

  • Man in Quebec charged with armed assault after throwing ball at referee

    first_imgSHERBROOKE, Que. – A Quebec soccer player has been found guilty of assault after he injured a referee by throwing a ball that struck his head.The incident occurred during a particularly heated match in Sherbrooke in June 2017.Ruben Dario Meza Lazaro, 35, was found guilty this week of armed assault and assault causing bodily harm.“In this case, the court has insisted the object (a soccer ball) can be a blunt object depending on how it is used,” Sherbrooke La Tribune quoted Crown prosecutor Isabelle Dorion as saying.The newspaper said two players refused to leave the pitch in the first half when the referee gave them red cards. He ended up abandoning the match with 38 minutes left.A total of between 10 and 15 players from both teams surrounded the official before he received the ball on the back of his head.The accused, a native of Colombia, testified he wasn’t aiming for anyone in particular when he threw the ball.But Quebec court Judge Helene Fabi disagreed.“The court is convinced the accused was intentionally aiming for the plaintiff and used force against him without his consent,” Fabi said.Defence lawyer Audrey Parizeau told the court her client does not have Canadian citizenship.“I don’t know why I threw the ball,” Meza Lazaro said. “I can’t imagine being expelled from Canada or losing my job just because a touch of the ball.”The victim testified he has suffered health consequences health and that he has been off work since the incident.Meza Lazaro said he was not aiming for the referee.“It’s hard to apologize to the referee when it wasn’t my intention to hit him,” he told La Tribune. “I don’t know why I threw the ball.“If I had wanted to attack a referee, I wouldn’t have done it with a ball. I would have used my hands.”He gave the middle-fingered salute to reporters after the verdict was handed down.“I was frustrated in leaving the courtroom because I don’t find the verdict fair,” he said.Sentencing arguments are set for Sept. 10.(Sherbrooke La Tribune)last_img read more

  • American Football Star Saves Puppy On Red Carpet

    first_imgProfessional football player and model Dale Moss was spotted at Infolist.com’s pre-Comic-Con Bash on Thursday, July 17 at Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles in West Hollywood, Calif.Dale Moss Holds Rescued Half Blind Yorkshire Terrier on Pre-Comic-Con Red Carpet in West Hollywood, Calif.Upon stepping onto the red carpet, Moss played superhero when a small, half-blind Yorkshire Terrier somehow wound up in the Comic-Con chaos. Like Superman, Moss swooped in to save the day and picked the puppy up, protecting him from harm and returning him to safety – after taking a few PAWsitively precious photos with the pup, of course!last_img read more

  • Promoting women entrepreneurs

    first_imgWith the tagline of Innovate, Transform and Power as its prime focus, Rokitt Inc. is the expert in digital products for consumers across various industries. It is a dynamic team that strives to make a difference for the people we serve every day. Visiting India to launch their start-up, the co-founders Rohit Mahajan and Oksana Sokolovsky talked to Millennium Post about how they look at various industries through the lens of progressive disruption and develop products for mass consumption and impact. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Rokitt Inc. will be launching various digital products which would promote various social causes. The Women Entrepreneurs International (WEI) would provide a networking and promotional platform for women entrepreneurs. The community was founded by like-minded entrepreneurs with a mission to use their industry knowledge and experience to deliver an impactful contribution towards women’s personal and entrepreneurial growth. WEI also plans to expand its training and mentorship opportunities to help educate women on business networking and referral marketing. It also focuses on tangible services to help women launch, run and expand their businesses as well as offer specific services such as building a business plan, securing funding, registering the company, legal and accounting activities, launching websites and promotion. WEI support includes educational tools, skills workshops, legal and accounting services, marketing and web development support. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixRohit Mahajan, the co-founder said, “I am convinced that with real tangible support, women will be able to start and expand their businesses and become more independent and empowered. WEI has established key partnerships with vendors to scale up its services and deliver tangible results. Our goal is to equip women with the skills and resources that will allow them to become successful entrepreneurs in a global economy.”  WEI is a key drive by Rokitt Inc. to expand the women’s empowerment initiative globally, targeting to impact more than one million women over the next few years. There will also be a Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE) which will develop and implement comprehensive violence prevention programs for individuals and organisations. Through a combination of education, physical empowerment, and leadership development, CAE will provide for the underserved communities throughout the New York metropolitan area with skills to break cycles of violence. With products like Local Advertising Platform, Travel, Machine learning, Natural language processing, Rokitt Inc. has a wide amount of industries and technologies under its wing.last_img read more

  • Bionic Eye Shows Promise for People With AgeRelated Vision Loss

    first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. The realities of aging can be hard to face. Muscles weaken, it can become difficult to remember things and the body loses some of its function — one being fading sight. Now, however, there’s hope to mitigate some of the damage done by a diminishing field of vision.The Argus II system, which has been referred to as a bionic eye — the same one used to help patients with the degenerative disease retinitis pigmentosa — has shown promise for people with advanced dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a condition that affects 20 to 25 million people globally, according to UN estimates. Although the Argus II has helped more than 100 people with retinitis pigmentosa to regain some semblance of vision, Ryan Flynn is the first person to use the technology to mitigate the effects of AMD.Related: Imagine If Our Highways Were Paved in PlasticFlynn, an 80-year-old man from Manchester, England, was an avid gardener and enjoyed watching Manchester United play soccer (or football, as it’s called across the pond) before dry AMD took his central vision (wet AMD also exists). Though he can still see things peripherally, his sight has been deteriorating for nearly a decade.  He underwent a four-hour procedure at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital last month to place a receiver on his retina. When he wears glasses fit with a small video camera, the camera feeds images to the receiver. He’s now able to see outlines of people and objects, RTE reports. He told the BBC that he was “delighted” with the implant.As part of a clinical trial, the hospital will implant electrodes in four other individuals with dry AMD. The patients in the trial will receive the Argus II system for free, though it usually costs $145,000 — not including the cost of the operation or doctors’ fees.  The technology was invented by Dr. Robert Greenberg, CEO of Second Sight.To see how the Argus II works, check out the video below.Related: Samsung Wants to Measure Body Fat With a Smartphone SqueezeCorrection: An earlier version of this article misnamed the device. It is the Argus II.  July 22, 2015 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img read more