Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day

Pakistan have been given back the review they lost due to an umpiring oversight on the first day of the second Test at the P Sara Oval in Colombo. The review – which was used to refer an unsuccessful appeal against Kaushal Silva – was restored to Pakistan at the start of the second day, leaving them with the full quota of two reviews.

The rare decision to compensate a team for suffering an umpiring error was made because suboptimal use of the DRS had cost Pakistan the wicket of Silva in Sri Lanka’s first innings of the second Test.
Umpire S Ravi had given Silva not out – after which Pakistan reviewed the decision – off the bowling of left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar on the fourth ball of the 19th over of Sri Lanka’s innings. The players were ostensibly appealing for a bat-pad catch to slip, and that seemed to be what the on-field umpire had prompted the third umpire Paul Reiffel to review. But though Silva appeared not to edge the ball, replays showed him to be an lbw candidate.
Reiffel did not check for an lbw at the time, however, and Ravi was not instructed to change his decision. Replays and projections showed that Silva had been hit in line with the stumps, that the ball would have gone on to strike middle-and-leg stump, and that the point of impact on the pad was less than three metres from the stumps. This meant the not-out decision could have been overturned had Reiffel checked for an lbw dismissal.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/sri-lanka-v-pakistan-2015/content/story/891429.html

India vs Bangladesh, 3rd ODI in Mirpur

India
India came back strongly on Wednesday to dominate with an all-round performance and win their third One-Day International against Bangladesh by 77 runs at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium. Catch all the highlights of the match here: (SCORECARD)
The hosts, however, clinched the three-match series 2-1 having won both the earlier matches.
Chasing India’s total of 317/6, Bangladesh managed to get to only 240 runs in 47 overs.
For Bangladesh, Sabbir Rahman top scored with a knock of 43, while Suresh Raina picked up 3/45 off his eight overs.

Whispers do little for Tata Martino’s attempts to solve Lionel Messi enigma

As Argentina re-emerged in the tunnel for the second half of their first Copa América match against Paraguay, a giggling Lionel Messi and Angel Di María had a brief exchange – both players with their hands over their mouths, as is becoming the norm, only too aware of the lip-reading that accompanies major sporting events these days.

The first assumption – by all accounts incorrect as it turns out – was that Messi and Di María were mocking Tata Martino’s half-time chat. TV microphones – only partially audible – picked up Messi’s use of the word boludez, an Argentinian slang term for nonsense, something not important, “balls” one might say.

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The video went viral, speculation about tension between Messi and Martino gathered momentum. The Copa was kicking off and everyone needed something to talk about. Eventually, Canal+ aired extended footage of the incident with clearer sound, changing the official picture: Sergio Agüero tells his team-mates that it’s not going to be an easy result, Javier Mascherano pronounces a general “c’mon, c’mon” and as they all move on towards the pitch Messi reveals, if anything, that he wasn’t really listening to any of that and mutters to Di María “what balls did he say?” to which Di María replies “it’s not going to be an easy result”. Agüero was proved right, as Argentina lost their 2-0 lead over Paraguay and the match ended in a 2-2 draw. In their next two group matches, against Uruguay and Jamaica, Argentina won by a single goal and so now as the quarter-finals approach, La Albiceleste are through and ready to face Colombia.

When Martino was the manager of Paraguay national side some years ago many praised him for his pragmatism; as a player he had been an exquisite exponent of the ball-on-the-ground style of slow passing; thoughtful football, emblematic not just of Argentina but of Rosario, the city from which he hails.

As he began coaching Martino worked closely with Marcelo Bielsa, a rigid scheme builder who has been labelled by Alex Ferguson and Pep Guardiola among others as a master among masters. Yet Martino’s Paraguay were fast-paced, long-ball, somewhat defensive exponents of the game, which led many to decree that Martino the disciple had cut the umbilical cord from Bielsa and learnt to work as best he could with the players available to him, as well as the idiosyncrasies of Paraguay.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2015/jun/25/lionel-messi-argentina-tata-martino-copa-america

DU First Cut off 2015

College-wise Cut-Off

Acharya Narendra Dev college :- First Cut-off
Aditi Mahavidyalaya college :- First Cut-off
Aryabhatta College :- First Cut-off
Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma college :- First Cut-off
Bhagini Nivedita college :- First Cut-off
Bharati college :- First Cut-off
Bhaskaracharya college of Applied Sciences :- First Cut-off
Bhim Rao Ambedkar college :- First Cut-off
College of Vocational studies :- First Cut-off
Daulat Ram college :-First Cut-off
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya college :- First Cut-off

http://www.du.ac.in/du/index.php?page=cut-off-2015

About Bobby Jindal

Bobby Jindal
Once seen as a rising star in the GOP, the 44-year-old Indian-American politician now faces long odds in a crowded primary. He’s mired at the bottom of most polls, a situation that threatens to keep him off the main debate stage in the first GOP presidential primary debates in August.
Here are five things to know about Bobby Jindal:

1. Bobby isn’t his real name; it’s a nickname inspired by The Brady Bunch.

Jindal was born Piyush Jindal in Baton Rouge in 1971 to parents who had emigrated just months earlier from India. When he was 4 years old, he asked to be called Bobby after one of the brothers on the popular family sitcom.

Raised Hindu, Jindal converted to Christianity in high school after a friend shared his faith with him. Jindal would read his Bible with a flashlight in his closet, hiding his conversion from his parents.

“I read the words of Jesus Christ, and I realized that they were true,” Jindal said in a 2014 commencement address at Liberty University. “I used to think that I had found God, but I believe it is more accurate to say that He found me.”

2. He’s a Rhodes scholar — and had a young start in government and public policy.

Jindal graduated at just 20 years old from Brown University with degrees in both biology and public policy. He was admitted to both Harvard Medical School and Yale Law School, but he turned down both to attend Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar.

There, he studied health policy and eventually returned to his native state to serve as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals — all at the young age of 24. Four years later, at just 28, he was appointed the youngest-ever president of the University of Louisiana system.

In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed him to be assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, acting as the chief policy adviser to the director of HHS.

Jindal left his role with HHS in 2003 to run for governor. Louisiana has an open primary system in which all candidates are on the ballot regardless of party. In that first vote, Jindal topped the field, easily besting the second-place finisher, Democratic Lt. Gov. Kathleen Blanco. But in that November’s runoff election, Blanco narrowly prevailed, despite the fact that Jindal earned some Democratic support, including an endorsement from then-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. Some believed racism was to blame for his close loss.

Jindal went on to be elected to Congress the following year, though, and was re-elected in 2006. Under fire for her handling of the recovery from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Blanco decided not to run for re-election. Jindal ran again and, this time, he easily beat state Sen. Walter Boasso, who had switched from the GOP just that April to run for governor. In 2011, Jindal won outright without a runoff, winning with more than 65 percent of the vote.

4. One of Jindal’s biggest moments instead drew comparison to Kenneth the page.

In 2009, the young Louisiana governor was tapped to deliver the GOP response to newly elected President Obama’s first address to a joint session of Congress. The plum post was supposed to launch him onto the national stage and buttress a Republican Party badly in need of diversity.
But Jindal, normally a fast talker, looked halting and timid, as he awkwardly delivered an attempt at a folksy speech. Both Republicans and Democrats panned the address, and many unflatteringly compared him to 30 Rock’s bumpkin character, Kenneth the page.

5. He has the Duck Dynasty seal of approval.

One TV comparison Jindal is happy to feed is his relationship with the Robertson family, stars of the popular A&E series Duck Dynasty. The show chronicles the camo-clad, bearded family that runs a booming duck-call business. It is popular among conservatives and those in the Bible Belt; the Robertson family are seen praying each episode and talking openly about their faith.

But Jindal’s connection to the show hasn’t been without controversy. The family patriarch, Phil, came under fire for comments he made about people who are gay; Jindal, though, stood behind him and criticized Robertson’s suspension from the network. When Jindal began to explore a White House run, the Robertson family had his back as well.

“I’m the kind of guy who really likes smart people … and that guy’s one of the smartest people I’ve ever met in my life,” son Willie Robertson said on Fox News earlier this year, throwing his support behind Jindal. “He’s young, but he’s got the values; he’s got the intelligence to do it.”

http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2015/06/24/416990332/5-things-you-should-know-about-bobby-jindal

Lenovo K3 Note First Impressions: The Complete Package?

Lenovo K3

Lenovo has launched the anticipated K3 Note smartphone in India, priced at Rs. 9,999. It will be available to buy via exclusive retail partner Flipkart in its first flash sale on July 8, and will go up for registrations from 2pm IST Thursday.

The Lenovo K3 Note supports both LTE bands in India (FDD-LTE 1800MHz Band 3, and TDD-LTE 2300MHz Band 40). It runs Android 5.0 Lollipop that’s skinned with the Vibe UI. It features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with a pixel density of 401ppi.

The dual-SIM smartphone is powered by a 64-bit 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6572 processor that is coupled with 2GB of RAM. The smartphone will be offered in Onyx Black, Pearl White, and Laser Yellow colour variants.

Lenovo K3 Note Lenovo K3 Note
₹ 9,999
KEY SPECS:
Display 5.50-inch
Processor 1.7GHz
Front Camera 5-megapixel
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels
RAM 2GB
OS Android 5.0
Storage 16GB
Rear Camera 13-megapixel
Battery capacity 3000mAh
See full Lenovo K3 Note specifications
http://gadgets.ndtv.com/lenovo-k3-note-2529