Indian domestic cricket to witness over 2000 matches in 2018-19 season

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced that the 37-team Raji Trophy championship will be held from November 1, 2018 to February 6, 2019 after the conclusion of the Vijay Hazare and the Deodhar Trophy 50-overs tournaments.The domestic season will begin with the Duleep Trophy, starting on August 17, 2018. It will end on September 8.Then the Vijay Hazare Trophy will run from September 19 to October 20, while the Deodhar Trophy will run from October 23 to 27.The Ranji Trophy will have nine new teams in Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Sikkim & Uttarakhand.The tournament will have nine teams each in Elite Group A and B and 10 teams in the Elite Group C.The nine new teams will be placed in the Plate group category. As per Justice RM Lodha committee recommendations, extension of the game to the remote areas was a priority and that is how the states from North East were introduced in this year’s Ranji Trophy as participants in the plate division.The top team that qualifies for quarter-finals from the Plate group will be promoted to Elite Group C in the next season. The top two teams that qualify for the quarter-finals from Elite Group C will be promoted to Elite Group A & B in the next season.The Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy will also comprise 37 teams and will be played after the Irani Trophy. This will be a great platform for the domestic players to prepare for the IPL.The Col C K Nayudu Trophy, Vinoo Mankad Trophy, Cooch Behar Trophy and Vizzy Trophy (Inter-university competition) will cater to the young and budding talent of the country.advertisementThe senior women’s team will commence their domestic season with the T20 Challenger Trophy, while the one-day league runs from December 1 to 29.The one-day Challenger Trophy will be held from January 4, 2019 to January 8, while the T20 league will begin on February 20, 2019 and run till March 13, 2019.The BCCI is set to host more than 2,000 matches across various age-group competitions.(With IANS inputs)last_img read more

Jury finds man guilty of firstdegree murder of two Edmonton Macs clerks

first_imgThe Canadian Press EDMONTON — A man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two Edmonton convenience store clerks.Colton Steinhauer is one of three people who robbed and killed the two Mac’s employees in December 2015.The jury has recommended consecutive sentences, meaning Steinhauer would not be eligible for parole for 50 years.Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 5 and 6.Ricky Cenabre and Karanpal Bhangu, both immigrants, were working alone on the night shift when they were robbed, beaten and shot about 20 minutes apart.Bhangu, who was 35, had moved from India four months before he was killed. Cenabre, who was 41, had come to Canada five years earlier from the Philippines.In January, Laylin Delorme was sentenced to two terms of life in prison to be served simultaneously for first-degree murder in their deaths.He is appealing his conviction and the Crown is appealing his sentence.A teenager was convicted in November on two counts of manslaughter for his role in the killings. (CTV Edmonton, The Canadian Press)last_img read more

Sarah Michelle Gellar Supports Unilevers Summer Sunlight Activities

first_imgThis summer, Unilever is challenging families to create a brighter future while having fun together.Taking a cue from the optimistic outlook children have on the world, an interactive series of “Summer Sunlight Activities” and a new short film, “The Way Kids See It,” are launching today to inspire families to create a brighter future by living more sustainably. These programs support Unilever Project Sunlight, a long-term initiative to make sustainable living commonplace.To kick off the summer season, Unilever Project Sunlight is encouraging families to partake in simple and fun sustainable-living focused projects, Summer Sunlight Activities. From greening the bathroom to finding fun, new uses for used shampoo bottles, these activities demonstrate the importance of small actions that together can add up to make a big impact.“Teaching the next generation to live sustainably is essential to ensuring our children and our children’s children thrive in a world with clean water and food on the table,” said Sarah Michelle Gellar, Unilever Project Sunlight Ambassador, actress and mother. “Whether it’s challenging their creativity to reimagine the use of a box, turning off the faucet while they brush their teeth or growing a summer garden, we can build a world where everyone lives well – if we all do our part.”The launch of the Summer Sunlight Activities series is the latest phase of Project Sunlight, an ongoing Unilever initiative that has seen millions of people pledge an ‘act of sunlight’: a promise to change their lifestyle to help preserve the planet for generations to come. The latest program launches with two activities, with additional ones rolling out throughout the summer:• Green Your Bathroom with its Own Recycling Bin – Nearly 40 percent of Americans toss plastic bottles from the bathroom in the trash, not realizing that along with cardboard product packaging and toilet paper spools, many bathroom toiletry bottles – including Dove and Suave shampoos and body washes – are recyclable. We’ll show you a fun DIY project to make bathroom recycling easier and more accessible. • One Ingredient, Five Ways – Empower the kids of the household to plan a menu for the week by thinking up five meals with one main ingredient. Making the most of the food we eat – and teaching the entire family that ingredients can go a long way – gets the family thinking about ingredient-sourcing and food waste. Challenge your children to get creative with their menu planning – there are plenty of recipes to choose from on www.knorr.com or www.hellmanns.com for inspiration.In addition to launching Summer Sunlight Activities, Unilever’s new documentary short film, “The Way Kids See It,” premieres in conjunction with International Family Day, and captures ideas and inspiration for creating a brighter future from children all over the world. Directed by Daniel Gordon, a BAFTA and British Independent Film Awards nominee, the film features children whose positive outlook inspired Project Sunlight, and highlights the hopes, dreams and plans that they have for a better world.“Through ‘The Way Kids See It,’ we’re really showcasing the inspiration that Unilever sees in the good that kids see in the world,” said Jonathan Atwood, Vice President, Sustainable Living and Corporate Communications at Unilever, North America. “The film, paired with the Summer Sunlight Activities that families can do together to make their households more sustainable, are truly the embodiment of Unilever Project Sunlight, which supports our mission to create a brighter future. We’re excited to see how these projects come to life this summer.”To take part in the Summer Sunlight Activities, there are three simple steps: • Visit www.projectsunlight.us to SEE “The Way Kids See It” film and read about the different activities available as part of the Summer Sunlight Activities; • ACT by choosing an activity to complete and, in doing so, take small, positive steps to a more sustainable lifestyle at home; and • JOIN a like-minded community of individuals sharing their personal stories and tips to inspire others to take part using #brightfuture.For further information, to view the documentary, and to take part in the Summer Sunlight Activities, people can visit www.projectsunlight.us or follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using #brightfuture.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more