Bangladesh are set to face India in the second semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy in Edgbaston on Thursday and emotions are already running high in Dhaka.The two teams had clashed in the quarterfinals of the 2015 World Cup and India had emerged triumphant, thanks to a sublime Rohit Sharma hundred and some terrific bowling by Umesh Yadav.ALSO WATCHHowever, the Bangladeshis have since been bitter because they felt Rohit was certainly out on 91 when he skied a Rubel Hossain delivery and was caught at deep midwicket. The umpire had ruled the waist-high delivery a no-ball and the entire nation claimed India had influenced the umpiring.Later that year, Mustafizur Rahman starred in a historic Bangladeshi victory in a three-match ODI series against India. A Bangladeshi newspaper featured Mustafizur with a cutter and Indian batsmen with their heads shaved. Ahead of the Asia Cup T20 final last year, a picture circulated on social media which showed Taskin Ahmed carrying a severed head of MS Dhoni.Another image has started circulating, thanks to Bangladeshi fans, of a tiger draped in a Bangladeshi flag about to pounce on a dog wearing an Indian flag.Former Bangladesh captain Aminul Islam has called for his countrymen to show restraint. “Personally, I think one should always follow the spirit of the game. Bangladesh is a new team in this arena and Bangladesh fans should stick to it for their team to do well,” Aminul told India Today.The former Bangladesh skipper also backed Bangladesh to do well against India even though they lack the star-power of the defending champions.advertisementHere are the excerpts from an exclusive chat:ON INDIA-BANGLADESH CLASHBangladesh have a very strong chance to beat India. They have beaten a very good side recently and they also have the experience.India too have a very good team and have lot of match winners, so this will be a very interesting match. So both the teams will be under pressure.Bangladesh do not have a Virat Kohli in their team but still Bangladesh have players who are capable of taking the game away from the opposition.ON PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FORBangladesh batsmen have scored three centuries so far, most by any team in the tournament. I am banking on Shakib Al Hasan because he is a quality player in the team. He can bat and bowl equally well…Tamim Iqbal is another quality batsman for Bangladesh and if he can bat till the end, Bangladesh have a very good chance. Also, you have to remember Bangladesh bat deep right till the No.8 batsman.ON PLAYERS ACCUSING INDIA OF CHEATING WHEN ROHIT WAS GIVEN NOT-OUT DURING THE 2015 WORLD CUP MATCHHaving played myself, I will never go with the line that some of the Bangladesh took after the delivery on which Rohit Sharma was caught in the deep during the 2015 World Cup was adjudged no-ball. It’s a game of cricket and benefit of doubt goes to the batsman. Journalists, players and fans should stay away from such reactions because at the end of the day it’s a game of cricket.ON IMAGES OF TASKIN CARRYING DHONI’S SEVERED HEAD, HALF SHAVEN HEADS OF INDIAN PLAYERS AFTER ODI SERIES LOSSPersonally, I think one should always follow the spirit of the game. Bangladesh is a new team in this arena and Bangladesh fans should stick to it for their team to do well.
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Advertisement When the Hungarian Quartet disbanded in 1972, the Banff Centre offered Székely and his wife the chance to live at the centre for the rest of their lives. Until his death in 2001 at the age of 97, Székely taught countless musicians, but he was no easy touch.In 1992, it was a compliment—perhaps the first they’d ever received from Székely—that gave Shiffman and his colleagues in the St. Lawrence String Quartet the first intimation that they would go on to win the competition. “He kind of hobbled over to us backstage after the final round,” Shiffman says. “I remember it quite vividly because he was dabbing his nose—it was bleeding, as it often did because of the high altitude—and said, ‘very good job.’” Barry Shiffman remembers it well. “You went to Lloyd Hall and you knocked quietly on Zoltán’s door. He opened it and welcomed you into his world—he had his Stradivarius and his old LP player—and he would coach you on music.”Shiffman is the executive director of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, but some 25 years ago he was a young musician studying at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (as it is now known). His memories remain vivid in large part because “Zoltán” was Zoltán Székely, a “Yoda-like figure—he even looked like Yoda” who had been first violinist of the Hungarian Quartet, as well as Béla Bartók’s friend and recital partner. “If you played Bartók quartets, it was like Bartók was living at the Banff Centre,” Shiffman says.Shiffman cites Székely and Tom and Isobel Rolston as proof that chamber music has long been a part of the Banff Centre, a fact that made it only natural that the place would play host to a major string-quartet competition. He calls Tom Rolston “the father of music in this country” (he prefaces the comment with an apology to Shauna Rolston, the famed cellist who counts Tom as her actual father). Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter read more
0 Post a comment 13 Photos CES 2019: Complete coverage 14 questions CES 2019 needs to answer CES 2019 TVs preview: Get ready for 8K AI rollable OLED with Alexa CES 2019 preview: Laptops, tablets and PC gaming Google is primed to go big at CES again CES 2019 Bluetooth Google Sony Tags Sony sold 5.6 million PlayStation 4s over the holiday season. Sarah Tew/CNET With its heritage of top TVs and notable audio equipment, Sony never misses a chance to show off its latest wares at the world’s biggest tech show, CES in Las Vegas.Unlike many other tech giants, Sony doesn’t pre-announce its new CES offerings, giving us no hint what to expect ahead of its Monday night press conference.But rather than offering up a slew of product announcements, Sony used its event to remind the world of what a content powerhouse it is, pulling Tim Rothman, chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Rob Stringer, CEO of Sony Music, up on stage to talk about their respective success stories and projects, including Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.Surprise! It’s Pharrell! Sarah Tew/CNET “Creativity when combined with technology brings about amazing content and entertainment,” said Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida. He shared that Sony has sold more than 91.6 million PlayStation 4 units worldwide.Sony artist Pharrell Williams also took to the stage to describe a recent trip to Tokyo, where he explored the company’s newest audio technology, much of which is still not yet widely available and has yet to be announced.”The connection between me as a creator and Sony’s technological innovation was super clear to me straight away,” Williams said. He urged Stringer to make it available sooner rather than later. “You’re not going to make us wait like we waited for the Aibo? Can we make some more of those please?”New products weren’t front and center during the event, although the company’s latest 8K TVs did get a brief mention.Here’s a full list of everything new from Sony at CES 2019:Sony’s first 8K TV now comes in supersized 85- and 98-inch screen sizes.Party hard with these Sony Extra Bass Bluetooth speakers.One for those who have high standards when it comes to high resolution, Sony unveiled a 4K player with Dolby Vision.Sony’s WH-1000x noise-cancelling headphones got Alexa support.In the age of Alexa-enabled everything, you might be surprised to hear Sony unveiled two dumb sound bars. Share your voice TVs Audio The big booths of CES 2018 read more
Hailing from New Delhi, Mangal Singh aka Chaudhary72 has had quite many highs and lows in his life. Raised by his grandparents in Uttar Pradesh, a sense of responsibilities was instilled in him all thanks to the upbringing he had in his childhood. Not only this, but he also was taught to have a sense of responsibility towards the society, his people and the downtrodden along with doing something which matches his passion and can bring glory & success to him and his family.Other Passions: Mangal enjoys traveling, exploring nature, off-roading and buying new cars. His Instagram is filled with videos of his travel and his driving sessions which prove his love for the same.Mangal Singh who makes sure that a part of his earnings goes into the society believes in bringing the nation strong and ready for tomorrow. He wants the government to ensure the betterment of the farmers as he says that farmers are the foundation of India and its dreams. We agree with you Mangal Singh!Also having battled depression in his life, Mangal keeps posting inspirational and motivational posts on his IG to inspire people to live life positively and have a peaceful attitude in life.IBT does not endorse any of the above content. read more
.Poachers, with the help of local politicians, are poisoning tigers inside the Sundarbans.The racketeers use poisoned venison as bait to poach tigers, reveals a study jointly conducted by the Dhaka University and Jahangirnagar University in association with two UK universities and a USA university.The study published in January this year also said the racketeers used a lethal poison named Furadan is one of the most toxic pesticides.The pesticideis are being widely used in agriculture in Bangladesh.The research on the tiger population in the Sundarbans did not unveil who the smugglers were and the tigers were being smuggled from the areas. It only detailed out how tigers are being killed inside the Sundarbans.But a report submitted to Bangladesh government by Interpol unveiled names behind the tiger poaching.The report titled ‘Tiger killing inside Sundarbans’, mentioned names of 32 politicians and local powerful persons, who backed the killing of the tigers and were involved with the smuggling.The report also mentioned the names of a ruling Awami League MP from Satkhira-4 constituency, SM Jaglul, and four AL-backed union parishad members and two BNP-backed UP members in the areas.Corpses of the tigers are mainly being smuggled to China, Thailand and Indonesia, the report added.Asked about the matter, environment and forests minister Anwar Hossain Manju said, “We have deployed several law enforcing agencies including RAB and police in the Sundarbans. But it’s not possible to ensure surveillance everywhere in the big forest.”In his study, researcher Abdul Aziz collected six corpses of deer poisoned with pesticide inside Sundarbans between 2014 and 2016.He also recovered body parts of tigers near Dobeki forest police outpost at Satkhira range of the Sundarbans.Abdul Aziz said the tiger was baited with poisoned venison.Forest division, with a private organisation Wild Team, recovered corpses of 30 tigers from different parts of the country between 2011 and 2016.Out of 22 tiger skins, which were recovered during the period, a single skin was found with a bullet mark.Researcher Abdul Aziz assumed that rest of the tigers were poisoned to death.Abdul Aziz told Prothom Alo that fishermen with the help of forest robbers put down the poisoned bait for killing tigers.The forest division’s Khulna circle forest officer Amir Hossain Chowdhury also chorused with the researcher and said some racketeers put poisoned venison as bait to poach tigers.In past one decade, the number of the tigers in the Sundarbans has been reduced by half.In 2004, UNDP and Bangladesh’s forest division identified 440 members of the tiger population using pugmark method.Another report in 2015 said the tiger population had reduced to 106.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Toriqul Islam read more