University professor appointed to pontifical commission by Pope Francis

first_imgIn 2017, theology professor Gabriel Reynolds was one of 15 academics who was invited to work with the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) in preparation for Pope Francis’s historic visit to Cairo, Egypt.Now, three years later, Reynolds has been officially invited by Francis and head of the PCID, Cardinal Miguel Ayuso, to serve as consultor of the Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims.Reynolds said the invitation to head a committee within the PCID came out the blue and he responded to his appointment with a sense of humility.“There are many other more distinguished and qualified theologians whom they could have chosen,” he said with a smile. Reynolds has taught at Notre Dame since 2003, and he specializes in the study of Islam, especially its scripture — the Qur’an.In addition to earning his PhD at Yale University, Reynolds has spent a number of years studying Islam in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. He said there are two important factors to consider when studying a religion.“One is to have a critical or historical understanding of the religion … but the other important point is understanding the religion as the believers themselves understand it,” he said.Assistant professor of theology Mun’im Sirry spoke highly of his colleague’s qualifications for the position.“Professor Reynolds is a well-respected scholar among Western academia whose works on the Qur’an have been much read in the Muslim world,” Sirry said in an email.The PCID was instituted by Pope Paul VI in 1964 to promote the study of other religions and interreligious dialogue with the goals of understanding, respect and collaboration.Reynolds explained that the PCID works to foster relationships between the Catholic Church and non-Christian religions, except for Judaism. The Church’s relations with Judaism and other Christian denominations have their own separate offices within the Vatican.The PCID is composed of an executive board made up roughly 30 members who are cardinals and bishops from around the world and 50 advisors called “consultors” who are experts in religious studies. The consultors advise the members through their research and knowledge in order to publish material on interreligious dialogue and organize meetings with leaders of other religions.Reynolds will serve on the Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims, which is a special commission of its own kind within the PCID, for five years. Composed of an executive board and eight consultors, the group works to engage study and dialogue between Christians and Muslims. Reynolds said the Commission comprised of Catholic scholars meets at least once a year to advise the magisterium — or the Pope and bishops — to advise them on Muslim-Christian relations. The Commission will also meet with various Muslim institutions to engage in and improve dialogue. Reynolds said it is important to understand there is no centralized institution which represents Islam.“There are many different institutions from Morocco to Indonesia that are in dialogue with the Vatican,” he said.Reynolds explained that understanding the work of the PCID and the Commission requires two important pieces of background information.“One is just appreciating the Catholic Church’s commitment generally to advancing relationships between religions,” he said. “There’s a particular engagement in putting enmity aside and reaching out on points of common conviction. The other point is just the particular work of Pope Francis, who has a special concern with dialogue with Muslims.”When Pope Francis met with religious leaders including The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, in Abu Dhabi of in February 2019, Reynolds said the two “advanced the notion of human fraternity.”“That’s ultimately the point of most dialogue,” he said. “Getting to know, understand and love the other. Pope Francis challenges us to think no longer of the ‘other,’ per se, but as common members of the human family.” Theology professor John Cavadini of Notre Dame’s theology department also praised the selection of Reynolds for the position.“As leader of the theology department’s program in World Religions and World (WRWC) Gabriel [Reynolds] is well positioned to represent our department and Notre Dame in the Holy See’s dialogue with Islam,” Cavadini said in an email. Reynolds emphasized the importance of interfaith dialogue, especially within the context of Catholicism.“The Catholic Church teaches that Muslims and Christians believe in the same God … so it’s a conversation between believers, not just academics,” Reynolds said. Tags: Gabriel Reynolds, PCID, Pontifical Commission for Interreligious Dialogue, Pope Francislast_img read more

Companies that charged Vermonters’ phone bills settle with AG for $250,000

first_imgThree out-of-state companies that charged local consumers and businesses on their telephone bills for services that many of the affected Vermonters claim they did not agree to buy have entered into settlements with the Vermont Attorney General’s Office. The companies are Durham Technology, LLC, d/b/a MyiProducts IMail, of Indianapolis, Indiana; More Local Reach, Inc., of Boca Raton, Florida; and YPD Corporation of Smyrna, Georgia. Together, the three firms billed over $220,000, all of which must be refunded.Between 2005 and 2010, MyiProducts charged over 1,300 Vermonters more than $78,000 for a voicemail service. Between 2007 and 2010, More Local Reach and YPD, respectively, charged 214 and 201 Vermont businesses more than $58,000 and $84,000 for services related to online business directories. All of the charges appeared on local telephone bills and were facilitated by a middleman (called an ‘aggregator’), Enhanced Services Billing, Inc (’ESBI’), of San Antonio, Texas.In all three cases, the charging company failed to comply fully with a Vermont law requiring that notice be mailed to consumers and businesses before charges appear on their local telephone bills. The reason for the notice is that most people do not realize that they can be billed through their local phone company for something unrelated to their phone service. In addition, More Local Reach used what the Attorney General’s Office considered to be a deceptive telemarketing script, which stated that the purpose of the call was not to sell a service (which it was), but to update the prospective customer’s online listing.In their settlements, MyiProducts, More Local Reach and YPD have all agreed to abide strictly by the requirements of Vermont law, to provide full refunds to all of the Vermont customers, and to pay $10,000 each to the State of Vermont.Attorney General William H. Sorrell noted that the settlements are the first in what he expects will be a series of enforcement actions designed to combat ‘cramming,’ or the placing of unauthorized or inadequately-noticed charges on consumer and business telephone bills. ‘Few people anticipate being charged for non-telephone services on their local telephone bills,’ said Sorrell. ‘We will not tolerate companies that take advantage of that,’ he added. Source: Attorney General, March 14, 2011last_img read more

Are your emails getting any ATTENTION?

first_img 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Neen James Think force of nature. Boundless energy. Timely topics. Laugh out loud fun. Eye opening ideas. Take-aways that ACTUALLY create positive change.  Sound like what YOU’RE looking for? Then Motivational … Web: www.neenjames.com Details Are you feeling the connection or are you wondering if anyone is out there on the other side of your emails? I get it. These days people are INNUNDATED with a gazillion emails. How do you get NOTICED? If you really want people to both PAY attention to your emails AND write you back, you might have to do some things differently. Here are five strategies to help you ensure your emails stand out from the gazillion: Make sure you have a FABULOUS headline! Capture their attention right from the start. And if you’re one of those “FYI…” headliners? STOP. That’s boring. And unimaginative. And certain to have people hitting a snooze button and moving along to the next message. Oh, and remember – we used to read our emails solely on our computer monitors – now we are reading them on our phones and tablets. Even MORE reason to get that subject line eye-catching!Use people’s names.  It’s a conversation for heaven’s sake! What gets people to pay attention quickly? When they see their name. It’s like a beacon! And if your email addresses multiple people, be sure to use everyone’s name throughout at some point. Teach your team to scan first for their name in group emails for efficiency. Keep it SHORT. Listen, I’m 4’10 ½” – I know a thing or two about short. My point is get to the point. If you’ve a habit of writing novellas for emails, chances are people are tuned out before they even read the subject line. Be direct, short, hit the bullet points and move on. Your team will appreciate it, and they’ll be more likely to respond. Ask a question or request an action. People really do mostly want to be accommodating. By asking a question or requesting an action, they don’t have to GUESS as to what you want done! It’s perfect! Questions keep things conversational. They beg for a give and take – so they are excellent for eliciting a response.Be FABULOUS. You are a real person speaking to real people – just in written form. Let your personality shine through. Be personable. Say hello. Say please and thank you. Let your words be conversationally connective just as they would be if you were sitting at the same table. Emails don’t have to be boring. And they SHOULDN’T be if what you want, need, (or even crave) is attention.  Play with different subject line ideas, use people’s names, keep it short (or shorter), ask a question – and be your fabulous self! THAT’S how you get some AH-MAZING attention for your next email.I’d love to hear from you about what’s working for you at your Credit Union to get and give more attention. Catch up with me on Facebook or Twitter and connect! last_img read more

Scientists worry that Rift Valley fever could reach US

first_imgJul 21, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Rift Valley fever (RVF), a mosquito-borne disease that can kill humans and animals, is starting to grab the attention of American scientists because it could cause devastating outbreaks in the United States.The hemorrhagic fever virus has had a reputation for wreaking havoc with occasional outbreaks in Africa since at least the 1930s, when it was identified in Kenya. Rift Valley fever has remained largely confined to Africa since its debut, with brief forays into the Middle East.Experts say it’s hard to measure the likelihood that the disease could reach the United States. If it did, however, it could find a home, because mosquitoes found in the US are known to be suitable hosts.The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) includes RVF among its List A pathogens, which means countries must report outbreaks. Such an outbreak in the United States could stop exports in their hoofprints.”It disrupts the trade with live ruminants and meat and meat products,” said Will Hueston, DVM, PhD, director of the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul. “All of a sudden you’ve got people concerned for themselves, their pets, and the food supply.”Rift Valley fever is a cunning stalker. It can lie dormant for years in mosquito eggs in small potholes in Africa. Flooding turns potholes into puddles and sparks the disease cycle. Infected adult mosquitoes feed on animals and people, passing along RVF, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Mosquitoes take up the virus along with blood when they bite infected people and many kinds of animals.RVF can affect a variety of livestock—including cattle, sheep, and goats—as well as bats, rodents, and dogs. It attacks the liver and causes symptoms ranging from fevers and listlessness to hemorrhage and abortion rates approaching 100% in pregnant sheep and goats. Mortality rates are 20% to 30% in adult sheep, up to 10% in adult cattle, and much higher in lambs and calves.People can contract the virus from mosquitoes or by exposure to infected blood or fluids. Most RVF victims suffer only flu-like symptoms with fever and muscle aches. Serious illness can cause hemorrhaging, brain inflammation, liver abnormalities, vision loss, and death. Of those people who become sick enough to seek medical attention, roughly 10% to 13% die, explained T.G. Ksiazek, DVM, PhD, chief of the Special Pathogens Branch at the CDC’s National Center for Infectious Diseases. But the overall mortality rate for RVF in people is less than 1%.It’s reminiscent of another mosquito-borne illness that immigrated to the United States: West Nile virus.West Nile has been around for centuries but found the United States only in 1999, noted C. J. Peters, MD, director of biodefense and professor of pathology, microbiology, and immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Once it reached the country, it exploited bird populations and mosquitoes to create a niche, spreading across most of the country in just 5 years.No one knows whether RVF would prove as well-suited to life in the United States as West Nile is. But if it were, it could have a worse impact on human health. The disease sickens more exposed people and kills more people per infection than West Nile, Peters said. RVF is also more easily spread by aerosol, potentially exposing more veterinarians, lab workers, farmers, or others to the disease.Peters said RVF ranks high among diseases in its potential for being introduced to the United States, spreading, and having a big impact. Outbreaks cut a wide swath of illness and death. RVF caused the death of roughly 100,000 sheep in Kenya in 1950-51, a large outbreak among animals and humans in Egypt in 1977, and outbreaks in Saudi Arabia and Yemen in 2000, the first known cases outside of Africa, according to the CDC.Nobody is sure how the disease reached Saudi Arabia in 2000, Ksiazek said, although that strain is the same as one implicated in RVF in East Africa in 1997 and 1998.The virus also makes a great aerosol, Peters said. The US army was working to weaponize RVF before the US biological weapons program was stopped in the 1970s, and the Soviets were interested in the same possibility.Preparing for the possible arrival of RVF in the United States poses several challenges, said Peters, who is working on potential RVF vaccines. He recommends three steps the United States should take now.First, develop a vaccine that stops the spread of RVF in livestock. There is no suitable agricultural vaccine, Peters said. Quarantines and mosquito control would also be used to stem the disease. Stopping RVF in livestock, its main reservoir, is believed to control the disease, Peters said, but he cautioned that the belief is based on limited circumstances outside of the United States.That’s why a human RVF vaccine is the second step, he added. Although the US Army made a vaccine for people in the 1960s, it was impractical for wide use, Peters said.Third, create standardized diagnostic tools and have them on hand before an outbreak, because RVF has an incubation period of hours to days.”This thing can move,” he said. “It would be good to have diagnostic tools on the shelf.”Once a vaccine is developed, other issues will affect its use, said Hueston. The challenge is how much vaccine to develop, how to keep it viable, and how to distribute it quickly.Prevention and awareness are critical, Hueston said. Getting medical professionals to consider whether a patient’s symptoms could be RVF means reinventing a medical axiom, he added: These days, when doctors hear hoofbeats, they have to think first of horses, and then consider zebras.”The challenge is to walk that narrow line of let’s educate and be prepared while at the same time not say the sky is falling,” Hueston said.In the absence of an RVF vaccine program, public health response would rely heavily on mosquito control efforts, experts said.”Without knowing how the virus would behave here, it’s hard to know [the impact of RVF],” said David Neitzel, MS, an epidemiologist in the acute disease investigation and control division of the Minnesota Department of Health. But he said many mosquitoes and black flies could transmit RVF in the United States, potentially providing hosts for the virus to take hold under varied environmental conditions.If Rift Valley reached the Minneapolis–St. Paul area, the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District would be “pretty well geared up to control potential vectors,” Neitzel said. However, no such network covers the rest of Minnesota, and creating one would be costly.”The amount of money it takes to do an integrated pest management program would make it cost-prohibitive to do the entire state,” Neitzel said.See also:CDC description of RVFhttp://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/spb/mnpages/dispages/rvf.htmCIDRAP overview of RVFlast_img read more

Show me the data: US doctors skeptical of reported COVID breakthrough

first_imgThe report on Tuesday of a powerful treatment for the new coronavirus brought skepticism along with optimism among US doctors, who said the recent withdrawal of an influential COVID-19 study left them wanting to see more data.Global pressure to find a cure or vaccine has accelerated the process of reporting coronavirus study results, feeding confusion over whether therapies have been proven effective. One influential COVID study was withdrawn this month by respected British medical journal The Lancet over data concerns.Trial results announced on Tuesday showed dexamethasone, used to fight inflammation in other diseases, reduced death rates by around a third among the most severely ill COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital. British scientists announced the results and said they would work to publish full details as soon as possible. “We have been burned before, not just during the coronavirus pandemic but even pre-COVID, with exciting results that when we have access to the data are not as convincing,” said Dr. Kathryn Hibbert, director of the medical intensive care unit at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital.Hibbert said published data would help her evaluate the findings and see which patients benefited the most and at what dose.”I am very hopeful this is true because it would be a huge step forward in being able to help our patients,” she said, but added she would not change practice at this point.Steroids can suppress immune systems, warned Dr. Thomas McGinn, deputy physician-in-chief at New York’s largest healthcare system, Northwell Health where, he told Reuters, physicians are using steroids on a case-by-case basis. “We have to see what the study looks like given the current environment of retractions,” said McGinn. “I just wait to see the real data, see if it’s peer reviewed and gets published in a real journal, he said.University of Washington professor of medicine Dr Mark Wurfel urged the researchers to put out data before official publication.”That would be very, very helpful in terms of helping us align our patient populations with theirs and decide whether it’s appropriate to apply this therapy to our patients.” center_img Topics :last_img read more

Historic World Family Declaration is Online – Sign Now

first_imgWorld Congress of Families 18 March 2014The World Family Declaration, an initiative of the World Congress of Families and endorsed by pro-family organizations across the globe, is now online at www.worldfamilydeclaration.org and available for electronic signature.“Never before has there been a universal banner uniting all peoples to rally in protection of the natural family, and never has it needed protection as urgently as now,” stated WCF Director of UN Affairs Doug Clark. “We have created the World Family Declaration to address that need and be that banner.”Opening with the words “We the people of many lands and cultures,” the Declaration is grounded in Article 16(3) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states, “The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.”That language is echoed in 111 national constitutions, many of which repeat it verbatim while others describe the family in such varied terms as the “natural and moral foundation of the human community” (Niger) or “foundation of the nation” (Philippines), or as society’s “cornerstone” (Greece), “fundamental pillar” (Afghanistan), “basic institution” (Colombia), or “fundamental nucleus” (Chile).Speaking at the recent launch of the World Family Declaration at the ONE UN New York, WCF International Secretary Allan Carlson observed, “I applaud those nations which have placed language about protection of the natural family in their constitutions.  Endnote #3 of this Declaration provides a solid review of these provisions. Even if and when the actions of a government might stray from this principle, such a constitutional provision stands both as a rebuke and a summons for a return to good order.”“It is my hope,” continued Carlson, “that the World Family Declaration will play a significant role in rallying international attention again to the most important unit of society, the natural family.”Clark added, “Today we unfurl a banner to remind the world of the foundational and irreplaceable role of the family. In the words of the Declaration, ‘We urge citizens, leaders, and people of influence everywhereto place as their highest priority the protection and strengthening of the family.’”http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=71b5ff0a93830214b96a42bf6&id=673255cfdf&e=0fb7d3bc0blast_img read more

Charity Begins at the Politically Correct Home? The Family First Case

first_imgRex Ahdar – University of Otago – Faculty of LawNovember 2015Otago Law Review (2015) 14(1) 171-189Abstract:     Is advancing the traditional or nuclear family a non-charitable purpose? Is it “controversial” and impermissibly political “propaganda” in the 21st century to advocate the two-parent, opposite-sex, married couple as the optimal domestic configuration in which to have and raise children? The New Zealand Charities Registration Board thought so and deregistered the organisation that had the temerity to advance it: Family First New Zealand. This article examines the Family First deregistration decision. The case is a particularly clear example of official institutional antipathy towards the conservative political and religious understanding of domestic personal relations.http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2791257last_img read more

Why Relationships Cause Depression in Women.

first_img Share Tweet Share LifestyleRelationships Why Relationships Cause Depression in Women. by: – April 18, 2011 59 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Ashley JuddIn a new memoir that came out last week, All That Is Bitter and Sweet, actress Ashley Judd frankly discusses a number of difficult topics: the childhood neglect she was forced to endure, her molestation at the hands of a stranger, and the feelings of loneliness she struggled with for much of her life.Her depression got so bad that in 2006 she spent 47 days at a treatment facility where she got help with the codependent relationships she had a tendency to form, and with other coping strategies that weren’t doing much for her.Judd had an unusual amount of difficulties in her young life: She was abused, her parents divorced, her mother’s boyfriend — a heroin addict — lived with them for a period, and her mother (Naomi, one-half of the famed country music duo The Judds) was on the road frequently during her childhood. But the coverage of her book got me thinking about women and depression.We’re twice as likely as men to suffer from it — and that might be, in part, because of the higher importance we place on interpersonal relationships. Psychologist Valerie Whiffen, author of A Secret Sadness: The Hidden Relationship Patterns That Make Women Depressed, discusses that issue in her book, so I contacted her to find out more.Do women place more importance on their relationships than men?Yes, they do. Women’s relationships are more intimate, and they’re concerned about a wider variety of people than men are. They provide more social support than men do and are more affected emotionally by the support they receive, especially if they are vulnerable. When women’s closest relationships falter, they’re more likely than men to become depressed. While objective aspects of women’s lives have changed a great deal in the past 30 years, particularly with regard to education and work, one only has to look at contemporary young women to see how important relationships still are to our gender: Young women spend much more time on Facebook managing their profiles and connecting with friends than young men do.Why are we so much more invested in personal relationships?My opinion is that this can be explained on three levels: sociological, biological, and psychological. On the sociological level, consider the gender role that has been ascribed to women around the world and throughout human history. We’re considered the nurturers and caregivers, particularly for small children and the elderly. I believe that we’re subtly trained to fulfill this role from a very early age — that is, to be tender, kind, and responsive to others. I think, too, that gender roles are influenced by innate biological differences between the sexes. Early in human history, women who were good at relationships may have been more successful reproductively, with the result that their genes have survived at a higher rate than those of women who didn’t have good “people skills.” Biological and sociological differences may be reflected in individual women’s psychology: Women’s self-esteem is very much tied to how successful we are in relationships, and women who feel good about themselves are, on average, women who see themselves as successful interpersonally.Why might it be bad for us to link our sense of identity so closely to our relationships?Generally speaking, the harder we work and the more effort we make, the better we do. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said of relationships. Sometimes a relationship isn’t good because of the other person, but women have difficulty seeing this. For instance, a woman in an abusive relationship is highly likely to blame herself for the abuse she experiences and to believe that if she tries harder to meet her partner’s needs, he will stop abusing her. The same can be said of women in difficult, non-abusive relationships: They tend to blame themselves for the failure of the relationship, which leads directly to feelings of depression.What are some indicators that a relationship is making you depressed?The relationship makes you feel bad about yourself. You critique yourself and wonder what you need to change in order to be a “better” partner. You feel jealous and inadequate, even when you have little cause. Your partner gives you more negative than positive feedback, or worse, seems indifferent to you, which hurts your feelings and makes you sad.What’s another way to look at our relationships, or to think about how they should or shouldn’t define us?Carl Jung used to believe that men’s task in adulthood is to become more like women, while women’s task is to become more like men. Men are good at focusing on themselves, on what makes them happy, and on what they need to do for their personal growth. Women would benefit from thinking about what they need to get from relationships to be happy, rather than what they should be giving.by Marie ClaireYahoo Shinelast_img read more

Pellegrini: It’s hard to stay calm

first_img Press Association Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has joked that keeping calm in press conferences is one of the hardest parts of a manager’s job. “We are all human beings and when you play for your club not to go down, it is massive pressure.” Wenger admitted he himself has been close to losing his temper “many, many, many times”. “You know you have to control yourself and remain in control and polite and respectful,” he said. “But of course sometimes you feel that people are not respectful of you.” Hull manager Steve Bruce admitted there have been a number of occasions when he has said or done something he later regretted. He said: “I think sometimes, after a game in particular when you are disappointed – he has just lost a game – you have to come out and face the press and sometimes you find it quite amusing. “I think after games sometimes the emotion comes out and we have all done silly and stupid things you regret. “I have seen myself run up and down touchlines and you think, ‘Oh my God Steve what are you doing, have a bit of dignity and respect for your opponents’. “It has made fantastic headlines. It was great watching it at the time and I think we have all enjoyed it. I think even the reporter has enjoyed it as we all know who he is now, so fair play to him.” West Brom head coach Tony Pulis said managers had to find a way to deal with the pressures they are under. He said: “It’s a difficult job being a manager at a Premier League club. You have so many responsibilities and the weight of responsibility is on your shoulders. “It’s the first time Nigel has managed in the Premier League and he has done fantastically well so far. They have a great chance of staying up and getting out of trouble and a couple of weeks ago everyone wrote them off. “Nigel said what he said and he has to live by that. People deal with it differently. “We’re not all the same, thank God, and the thing is with Nigel is he is a very honest, up front sort of guy and wears his heart on his sleeve. “Those reactions don’t surprise me sometimes because he is that type of bloke.” Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew said: “Managers are in pressurised situations after matches. The circumstances were difficult for the manager, but he’s apologised.” He has since apologised but the incident has received considerable public attention and highlighted how media responsibilities are very much part of a manager’s work. Pellegrini, who won the Premier League title last season, has been famously calm throughout his two seasons at City but claims he was not always that way. The 61-year-old Chilean said: “It is the most difficult thing to do as a manager! “For me one of the most difficult things was to change my character, to try and be cool and understand that every journalist can ask what he wants – with respect of course – and the managers can answer what they want, with respect. “It is difficult. Maybe as a younger manager I didn’t control so much my character. Now I can do it because the years help me.” Pellegrini was speaking at a press conference to preview his side’s game at Tottenham on Sunday and he was not the only manager to be asked about one of this week’s major talking points. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted he could understand how the matter unfolded given the pressures of the job. He said: “I have sympathy (with Pearson), of course. He apologised and he knows he was wrong but it is not always easy to deal with these kinds of situations. Leicester manager Nigel Pearson this week made headlines when he called a journalist “an ostrich” in a bizarre confrontation after his relegation-threatened side’s loss to Chelsea. Pearson took exception to a question and suggested the reporter was either being “very, very silly” or “absolutely stupid”. last_img read more

ICC World Cup Indian skipper Virat Kohli under pressure, argues with umpire over DRS

first_imghighlights New Delhi : Virat Kohli’s 52nd fifty along with Kedar Jadhav’s effort lower down the order helped India to post a stiff target of 225 in front of minnows of the tournament Afghanistan at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. India’s men found it difficult to move their feet in front of Afghanistan’s spinner which eventually had put them on backfoot. In reply, Hazratullah and Gulbadin Naib started off the proceedings for Afghanistan with Indian team all pumped up to defend the low score. Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah bowled in the right lines and didn’t let the opposition batsmen take things away from them. Interestingly, in the third over when India was desperately looking for a wicket and Mohammad Shami bowled a full and straight length delivery to  Hazratullah Zazai that seems to have caught him right in front and the Indian players appealed straightaway which was turned down by Aleem Dar. But Virat Kohli’s men reviewed the on-field decision and went upstairs. However, India lost the lone review as the impact was outside leg.Seeing this, Virat wasn’t looking pleased and he straightaway went upto umpire Richard Illingworth. But that didn’t do any favour. Although, Hazratullah Zazai failed to add much to the total as he was sent back by Shami in seventh over for mere 10 runs.  India managed 224 runs against Afghanistan. Virat Kohli notched 52nd fifty against Afghanistna in World Cup 2019. Mohammad Shami scalped first wicket against Afghanistan. center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more