Gynecology – Dr Jimmi Rios Sat, 18 Sep 2021 12:26:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Gynecology – Dr Jimmi Rios 32 32 Fresno District plans to change school’s ‘racist’ name Sat, 18 Sep 2021 12:00:00 +0000

The school sign and marquee pictured at James K. Polk Elementary School in the Central United District of Fresno on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

The school sign and marquee pictured at James K. Polk Elementary School in the Central United District of Fresno on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

Members of the Central Unified community will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the school name and mascot changes.

On Tuesday, the Central Unified board of directors voted to create a committee to study the mascot and name changes for Central Unified.

The move comes after months of advocacy by 10-year-old Central Unified student Malachi Suarez and calls from his family for the district to change the name to Polk Elementary.

As the fifth-grader and his family asked the board to vote on the name change, Central Unified decided to organize a committee to determine how to handle decisions about name and mascot changes, citing the policies of the school council.

But some say the committee represents a bureaucratic slowdown in the conversation around a possible Polk Elementary name change.

“They are doing whatever they can to postpone (a name change vote) until people forget about it,” said Gabriel Suarez, father of the student calling for the name change.

An idea led by students to change the name of the school

Malachi Suarez, a student at Polk Elementary, was working on a mission as part of his gifted and talented education program on this story behind President James K. Polk, the school’s namesake – a project that has him inspired to launch a campaign to collect 1,500 signatures in support of the school’s name change. They hit their signing goal on Friday, the Suarez family said.

“The goal of his project was to educate his peers and people in the community to get support to change the name of his school,” says his father, Gabriel Suarez. But her parents say the project has been undermined every step of the way.

“He was asked to make 10 posters for his project,” said Suarez, which was to be placed on different campuses. “The district only allowed her to put up one poster in her school.”

The poster, which said “James K. Polk was racist,” was later demolished by a relative, who later described his actions on Facebook, according to a screenshot of the post reviewed by The Bee.

During public comments at board meetings and in an interview with The Bee, the Suarez family expressed frustration at what they say was a lack of support from the district to let Malachi share their project. with the wider school community, as initially promised.

The student activist and his parents then reached out directly to school leaders to address their concerns and officially asked for a vote to change the name to Polk Elementary at school board meetings.

In response, the district decided to form a committee to study and collect community feedback on the topic of school names and mascots.

The committee’s goal is to “do an analysis to justify any recommendation to change the name of Polk Elementary or any other school,” said Yesenia Carrillo, president of the Central Unified School Board.

She is aware that Malachi’s poster was demolished by a relative, which she says “is not acceptable”.

“I hope we can take away that we are creating a positive environment for students to feel comfortable continuing to express their ideas and thoughts and opinions even if there is opposition,” Carrillo said. . “And that the adults are respectful of that and we really facilitate that too.”

But Suarez said he believed the district was using the committee to avoid having to vote to change the name to Polk Elementary. “They’re trying very hard not to do it,” Suarez said. “What I really think is that they are using this committee to kill the name change and never deal with it.”

Suarez cited the example of Fresno Unified, which he said didn’t need a committee before voting to change the mascot for Fresno High last year.

But district officials say Central Unified has different policies than the Fresno Unified School District, so they’re approaching the request differently.

Carrillo said the policies of the Unified Central District state that renaming existing schools or major facilities “should only take place under extraordinary circumstances and after careful consideration,” Carrillo said.

“This is an opportunity for the committee to reach out and spend more time soliciting input from the community,” Carrillo said.

Elementary Polk

Polk Elementary was founded in 2004 and was named after the 11th US President to honor California history and the “Western Movement”. According to school documents, the school wants to underline the “courage and bravery of the first pioneers who settled in the West”.

But not all agree with this interpretation of the story.

Polk was a slave president who authorized the Mexican-American War, which led to the United States acquiring much of the Southwest and California.

He also oversaw the period of American expansion inspired by the problematic idea of ​​”manifest destiny,” which was “an attempt to justify taking the West – occupied by Native Americans and some Mexicans – on the basis of belief in culture, race, and political superiority, and supposedly having God’s approval, ”said Allen Carden, professor of history at Fresno Pacific University.

Suarez said there was “absolutely no way” that Central Unified could justify having a school named after James K. Polk and the Pioneer mascot in 2021.

“This is a blatant celebration of white supremacy and sends a clear message to students of color that they are not welcome,” Suarez said.

The Fresno-area school would not be the first to bear Polk’s name to change its name. In 2019, an elementary school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana changed its name from Polk Elementary to Eva Legard Center, in honor of the first black woman to serve on the school board.

“Trust the process”

While not everyone is happy with the decision to form a committee, Carrillo said she hopes the school community “will have some confidence in the process” as they seek and solicit community input.

“I hope the Suarez family as well as the rest of our community – whether they support it (the name change) or not – provide the committee with an opportunity to assess and consider,” Carrillo said. “And let them participate.”

The committee will be made up of 21 community members and three board members – a mix of parents, students, school staff and locals from the seven representative areas of the board.

Those interested in joining the nominating and mascot committee can find nominations on their school website, the district website, through social media, and through the district’s ParentSquare communications platform starting on Friday.

Applications should be sent on October 6 to Anita Lopez in Room 11 of the District Offices located at 5652 W. Gettysburg, Fresno, CA 93722. Contact Anita Lopez at (559) 274-4700, ext. 63150 with questions or app help.

Melissa Montalvo is a reporter for the Fresno Bee and a member of the Report for America Corps. This article is part of California division, an editorial collaboration examining income inequality and economic survival in California.

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Premier Hockey Federation’s New Name Has No Labels, No Limits Fri, 17 Sep 2021 23:53:49 +0000

The National Women’s Hockey League changed its name to Premier Hockey Federation before its seventh season, becoming the first North American women’s sports league to drop the gender designation of its title.

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What’s in a name?

When it comes to the title of a sports league, is a name just a group of words that sets it apart from all other leagues? The name change of a North American hockey league suggests that a name can also indicate how a league wants to be viewed, not just who plays in it.

Earlier this month, the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) changed its name to Premier Hockey Federation (PHF) ahead of its seventh season, becoming the first North American women’s sports league to drop its gender designation. title.

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In announcing the new name and logo, the league, with five teams in the United States and one in Toronto, said the rebranding recognizes its hockey players for their athletic talent, not their gender. It also aims to respect the gender identity differences of its current and future players and league stakeholders. Not all of its athletes identify as women, so the change also strengthens the league’s inclusion of transgender and non-binary players.

“We are building this federation on a platform where the athlete is to be judged on their skills and not on their gender identity,” said PHF commissioner Tyler Tumminia. “We had a lot of athletes who felt really passionate about the idea of ​​the absence of labels, of limits. No one calls the NHL the National Men’s Hockey League. Our players were a little tired of always hearing “athlete woman” or “she is a phenomenal woman”. Our players deserve a name that allows them to be equal in professional sport. “

The conversation about renaming female entities has long been going on in sports.

Many American universities that once differentiated their female teams by putting words such as “Lady” in front of the school team’s nickname have ceased to do so. The Baylor University women’s basketball team kept its Lady Bears name long after most strayed from that tradition, but earlier this month they also simply became the Baylor Bears, for correspond to other teams in their school.

While removing the W or the word Lady from a title might seem like a small thing, it does mean a lot, says Carly Jackson, a Canadian goalkeeper with the Buffalo Beauts who will travel regularly 230 kilometers from London, Ont., To play, all. by pursuing graduate studies at the University of Western Ontario.

“It’s exciting as a player, the idea of ​​being defined by your athleticism, as opposed to being male or female or non-binary,” said Jackson, who was third pick in the draft. of the NWHL in 2020. “You should be defined by your playing abilities as a professional, like a hard worker, a great person in the locker room, a good penalty killer or a goalscorer. It will be exciting as an athlete to be asked questions about things like that. “

League commissioner Tyler Tumminia said teams that land on the private property of all of his clubs are positively moving away from the league-owned model.

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While the crux of the NWHL’s name change to PHF is removing the genre from its title, it also comes at a time when the league is entering a new era, of sorts.

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“Our league has really changed over the last 10 months,” said Tumminia, a former baseball executive and part owner of several minor league baseball clubs, who took over in October.

Despite the pandemic and its severely shortened 2020-21 season, there has been growth in the league. Tumminia emphasizes things like private ownership of all of her clubs so that she can move away from the league-owned model. The league has seen big-game streaming numbers on Twitch, record-breaking sponsorship deals, lifted the Isobel Cup on a nationwide broadcast for the first time in Season 6, and doubled the league’s salary cap for the season 7.

But in parallel with the growth, certain image problems persist since the creation of the league in 2015. Player salaries were reduced in 2016, which left a certain suspicion of the commissioner and founder at the time. , Dani Rylan. The bubbling 2020-21 playoff tournament in Lake Placid, NY was disrupted by positive COVID tests, and there was a high profile public feud with Barstool Sports. In addition, some fans criticized Toronto Six coach Digit Murphy, who had, for some time, been listed as a supporter of the Women’s Sports Policy Task Force, which was screened for allegedly transphobic ideas.

PHF’s biggest problem remains: The best women in the world are still not playing in their league. Most Canadian and US national team athletes instead choose to play for the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA), which has teams in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Minnesota and New Hampshire, and plays traveling showcases. for cash prizes, some staged in partnership with NHL clubs. Many of these stars criticized the then NWHL’s travel, compensation and training conditions based on their past experiences playing there.

“Communication between PWHPA and PHF has never been better,” Tumminia says of PWHPA. “We are talking more now than we have in the past three years. And our goals continue to align. We both want the best opportunity for athletes in sport. “

The PHF has improved the player experience, from travel to equipment, off-ice equipment, locker rooms, pre-game and post-game meals, and player relocation allowances.

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“Some of these players have long memories of what they didn’t like about the past – like four or five years ago, and aren’t as willing as we would like to have them give it another try. our league, ”said Miles. Arnone, who chairs the Isobel Cup champion Boston Pride’s ownership group. “What they have said publicly that they want, we are already doing. I challenge anyone to compare the conditions, opportunities and support our players receive with players on the PWHPA Tour. “

More sponsorship and business partner deals, along with increased engagement from private property, have doubled the salary cap to US $ 300,000 per team for the 2021-22 season – the highest of the history of the league. The size of the roster remains the same (between 20 and 25), as well as the number of matches on the program. So a higher cap will mean more money for each athlete, without increasing the workload. Players are also getting shares in league-wide revenue deals and jersey sales.

Arnone says the top players could make up to US $ 30,000 a season – still not a living full-time salary, but a big raise.

Instead of a regular season last winter, the league hosted a two-week ‘bubble’ playoff tournament at the historic Herb Brooks Arena in late January, with NBCSN scheduled to televise the semi-finals and the final, the first times professional women’s hockey games would be broadcast live on a major US cable network. Before the arrival of these playoffs, two teams had to give up after outbreaks of COVID-19 and the tournament was put on hold.

The tournament resumed in Boston in March, the Cup was awarded and the league made history again with NBCSN broadcasting its semi-finals and final, with an all-female broadcast team.

The PHF opens its new season on November 6, the first look at the league’s new era and its increased emphasis on inclusiveness. All six teams will be in action.

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“I was extremely proud to play in the NWHL but when asked where I played hockey by strangers it worried me to give the full name of the league and basically get out of it. myself, ”Harrison Browne, a transgender athlete who retired from the league in 2018 and identifies with he / him pronouns, wrote on Twitter. “This is a very important decision for non-binary or trans hockey players.”

Ann Pegoraro, Lang Chair in Sport Management at the University of Guelph, wonders why this rebranding was not immediately accompanied by a new policy on trans athletes, a new website and new social media addresses that include the new league name.

These things all remain the same as before the rebranding. The transgender player policy on the league’s website is dated October 29, 2020 and bases player eligibility on testosterone levels.

“With my gender equity hat on, I’m all for this removal of the gender modifier from the league title, it’s great, but they had to follow it a lot better from a marketing standpoint,” he said. said Pegoraro. “Plus, they just got a lot of momentum from last season, reached new audiences on NBC and Twitch, created a lot of notoriety with their old name and then changed it.”

COVID-19 protocols for fan participation in PHF matches have yet to be announced. The PWHPA will also be in action, with its first stopover Nov. 12-13 in Truro, Nova Scotia.

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ATK Mohun Bagan names squad for AFC Cup inter-zone semi-final against FC Nasaf Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:18:32 +0000

ATK Head Coach Mohun Bagan Antonio Lopez Habas announced the squad for their AFC Cup inter-zone semi-final against FC Nasaf in Uzbekistan on Friday after a series of tests at a camp in Dubai . There have been some changes in the squad that was in Group D, South Zone last month in the Maldives. Finnish central midfielder Joni Kauko, Michael Soosairaj and Prabir Das have been included in the squad. Yet Hugo Boumous, who impressed everyone in the Maldives, is not part of the 22-member squad.

The players who made the squad for the draw (scheduled for September 22) are Amrinder Singh, Avilash Paul, Arsh Shaikh, Pritam Kotal, Ashutosh Mehta, Carl McHugh, Subhasish Bose, Sumit Rathi, Joni Kauko, Lenny Rodrigues, Liston Colaco, Prabir Das, Michael Soosairaj, Bidyananda Singh, N Engson Singh, SK Sahil, Ravi Bahadur Rana, Abhishek Dhananjay Suryavanshi, Roy Krishna, David Williams, Manvir Singh and Kiyan Nassiri.

ATK star striker Mohun Bagan Roy Krishna believes they face a tough task against the Uzbek side.

“It’s going to be a tough game but we are preparing as much as possible for the challenge. The club must win the next game to move on to the next stage. For me personally, it would be a major accomplishment if we could go all the way, so I’m confident we can get a win despite their home advantage.

“Overall it will be a tough game as they have some good foreign players and they have also already started their league which means they have at least a few months of training under their belt by the time we have our match. Competing with a well-trained team like them would be a challenge, but we are preparing as much as possible to win this. We are going to Uzbekistan to give our all, ”Krishna told the ATKMB Media team.

ATK Mohun Bagan beat fellow Indian Super League (ISL) FC Bengaluru (2-0) and Maziya Sports & Recreation of Maldives (3-1) comfortably and drew 1-1 with Bangladesh’s Bashundhara Kings in lead group D (southern zone) and qualify for the inter-zone semi-final.

Krishna, 2020/21 “Hero of the League” after scoring 14 goals and providing eight assists, said: game at a time. We play with the best of the division groups so that they are fully prepared. This means that we have to improve our level of play and physical condition. Some teams made it to the playoffs after winning their major leagues with good preparations.

“We had only been meeting for a few weeks due to travel restrictions when we headed to the Maldives, so it was a good learning opportunity. Most of us couldn’t get together due to restrictions in our own countries that didn’t allow us to travel outside the country and it took a long time to convince the authorities which meant we didn’t ‘had about a week to train. But now it’s been over a month so we’ve trained well and our fitness is up, “said the Fijian.

Krishna, who scored two goals in the group stage, also made it clear that scoring was not the only thing on his mind.

“My motivation is mainly to help the team win and if I have the chance to score, I will score. If I can help another player on the team, I will do the same. The ultimate goal is to help the team win, even if that sometimes means defending to protect our own goal, ”he said.

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – The fourth candidate to run for mayor of Cedar Rapids is a familiar face but with a different and famous name.

The Linn County Auditor reported that Myra Colby Bradwell filed documents for the Mayor of Cedar Rapids before Thursday’s filing deadline. Bradwell is formerly known as Gregory Hughes, who made an unsuccessful bid for Mayor of Cedar Rapids in 2013 losing to Ron Corbet 67% to 32%.

Greg Hughes in a 2013 photo during an unsuccessful candidacy for Mayor of Cedar Rapids.(Greg Hughes Campaign)

Myra Colby Bradwell is the name of an editor and famous women’s rights activist of the 1800s. Bradwell attempted to become the first woman admitted to the Illinois bar in 1869, but was rejected because she was married. But her case led to reforms to gender discrimination in hiring, and she was finally called to the bar in 1890.

Women's rights activist and editor Mary Colby Bradwell.
Women’s rights activist and editor Mary Colby Bradwell.(Women’s Hall of Fame)

Requesting a name change, Gregory Hughes said he had studied Bradwell and felt “a deep kinship” with her and wanted to continue her spirit.

In the file, Bradwell (formerly Hughes) identified himself as both White and Indian, but added Black, citing “an older black couple who call me their son”.

Bradwell joins three other candidates for mayor of Cedar Rapids in the November ballot: current mayor, a lawyer, Brad Hart; businesswoman and community leader Amara Andrews; and former TV presenter and CEO of Iowa Women Lead Change Tiffany O’Donnell.

Calls for Bradwell to comment on his candidacy went unanswered Thursday evening.

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History does not always recognize the most important people: the filmmakers of “My name is Pauli Murray” Thu, 16 Sep 2021 13:10:23 +0000

Julie Cohen and Betsy West, the directors of documentary Ruth Bader Ginsburg, hope people around the world will learn more about Pauli Murray, the African-American writer and activist who has fought against racism and gender inequality.

The duo’s latest documentary ‘My Name is Pauli Murray’ tells the story of an African-American activist (1910-1985) who helped shape historic litigation around race and gender equality, years before civil rights or women’s movements gained momentum in the United States.

Murray’s work as a lawyer and writer on these issues had helped civil rights activist Thurgood Marshall fight legally against segregation.

Pauli Murray was an African-American activist, lawyer, someone who had a profound impact on civil rights and women’s movements in the United States.

And yet, many Americans don’t know who Pauli Murray is. There are complex reasons for this. It could be sexism and racism and also the fact that history doesn’t always recognize the most important and influential people, ” West told PTI in an interview.

Cohen said they were also unaware of Murray’s life and work until they worked on “RBG,” the Oscar-nominated documentary about jurist and feminist icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

She had credited Murray’s work as the inspiration for her 1971 memoir in Reed vs. Reed, which ruled that women could not be excluded as administrators of personal estates based on their gender.

Ginsburg, who died in September 2020, had put Murray’s name on the cover of her first Supreme Court brief to recognize her groundbreaking legal essays. When they began their research, Cohen and West realized Murray had an extraordinary life story.

It was a difficult story to tell because it was multifaceted. There are so many elements in Pauli’s life. Her activism and her legal and political work divide at so many different levels in civil rights, women’s rights, in the labor movement, in poetry, and in academics. So finding the script has always been a challenge, ”Cohen said.

But their job was a little easier when they stumbled upon a treasure trove of Murray’s writings, audio interviews, poems and legal memoirs at the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Pauli made sure his descendants took all of those boxes to Harvard and that gave us access to them. So with this material we were able to tell Pauli’s story, ”West said.

With access to his personal belongings, the filmmakers were also able to learn more about Murray’s personal struggle with gender identity.

Murray was raised in the Jim Crow South by her eponymous aunt Pauline, who affectionately called her “my boy / girl”. Many researchers have retroactively classified her as transgender.

Pauli’s diaries have revealed some of the personal struggles. There were letters to the doctors saying, “Hey, I really think I’m a man. Can you help me? Maybe there are hormones that I could get. These were private issues that Pauli never wrote about publicly.

“So we continue into the 1930s and 1940s when there really was no language for what Pauli was going through,” Cohen added.

Talleah Bridges McMahon, who produced the documentary, believes it was important to tell Murray’s story to the present generation, especially because systemic racism continues to be rampant in America.

“Pauli Murray’s story is incredibly timely. And unfortunately, decades ago, Pauli was pushing for the idea of ​​Black Lives Matter. It’s just disappointing that we’re at a point where people have yet to push this idea forward, but it’s a time when it seems like more people are listening. And so we’re optimistic that by telling Pauli’s story, we can help keep this conversation going, ”she added. West said that through Murray’s writings they learned of many incidents of crimes against African Americans that have occurred in the past century.

We look back at the story. Not only the little-known stories of Pauli, but also events in history that we have completely forgotten. One of them was a riot that occurred in Detroit in 1943, in which young white men and police joined in to beat up African Americans.

Pauli wrote an amazing poem about this event, but for us it was a revelation. I hadn’t really heard of what was going on in Detroit. So I think it’s Pauli’s story and many other stories about the history of systemic racism and violence that Pauli’s story brings out, ” she added. Now, after tackling Ginsburg and Murray’s lives, the common takeaway for Cohen and West was optimism.

“ I think there are a lot of life lessons to be learned from both RBG and Pauli Murray. Perhaps a lesson that really stuck with me is a similar feature of the relentless and relentless optimism of these two incredible American historical figures, even in the face of obstacles and barriers.

Especially true with Pauli. Almost everything that has come to Pauli in life that would have stopped the most ordinary of mortals, Pauli just wanted to face, face, climb and push through. What an amazing way to live life, ” Cohen said.

“ My Name Is Pauli Murray ” will be released on Amazon Prime Video on October 1.

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Shehnaaz Gill’s dad tattoos his name in support of Sidharth Shukla’s death Wed, 15 Sep 2021 09:10:59 +0000 Sidharth Shukla fans have yet to come to terms with his sudden disappearance. His family and best friend, as well as his girlfriend, Shehnaaz Gill, are said to be distraught after the tragic incident. As Shehnaaz struggles to cope with her loss, her father has now tattooed her name on her hand in support of her.

One of Shehnaaz Gill’s fan pages, Shehnaaz Ki Update, shared a video of the actor’s father having his name tattooed on his arms. Besides the words Shehnaz, the design also has hands joined with rosemary representing the act of praying. “He actually did a tattoo which is nice of her, don’t judge him now for that #ShehnaazGill #Shehnaazians,” one user wrote. Another person wrote: “Shehnaaz ke papa ne shehnaaz ke liye tattoo banya, praud father thank you @ santokhsukh1, @ santokhsukh2 papa gill.”

While fans praised his action, a few mentioned that it was a personal gesture and should not be posted on social media. They also wrote that the two do not share a very warm relationship.

Sidharth Shukla died on September 2 from a serious heart attack. Days later, the actor’s family released an official statement asking for confidentiality.

“I sincerely thank everyone who took part in Sidharth’s journey and showered it with unconditional love. It definitely doesn’t end there as it now resides in our hearts forever! Sidharth valued his privacy, so we ask that you allow our family to mourn. Thanking the police, the statement continued, “Special thanks to the Mumbai police for their sensitivity and compassion. They have been like a shield, protecting us and standing by our side every minute of the day! Please keep it in your thoughts and prayers. Om Shanti – The Shukla family, ”the statement read.

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Netherlands nominate 15-member squad for ICC T20 World Cup Sat, 11 Sep 2021 07:00:05 +0000

Making their fourth appearance at the ICC T20 Men’s World Cup, the Netherlands named their 15-man squad on Saturday as they enter the first round of the tournament to be held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman in October- November of this year.Read also – T20 World Cup: Namibia calls South African international David Wiese for the team

Led by experienced Pieter Seelaar, 12 players are returning from World Cup qualifying two years ago, with Tobias Visee and Shane Snater also joining the squad as traveling reserves. Also Read – Tim Paine: Afghanistan Seems Impossible To Make T20 World Cup

After his omission from the World Cup playoff squad, 37-year-old Stephan Myburgh earns a spot on the squad, after a period of points scored both domestically and in various international white ball actions . Myburgh has experience from previous T20 World Cups, scoring 280 points at an average of 31.11, with a strike rate of 145.83, ”said Read also – A well-balanced team but Shikhar Dhawan could be absent: MSK Prasad

Logan van Beek, 31, and Bas de Leede, 21, are new additions to the squad in qualifying, with van Beek returning to the Dutch setup and Leede making his mark in the past eighteen months.

De Leede follows in his father’s footsteps Tim, who appeared in all Dutch Cricket World Cup matches from 1996 to 2007, and won player of the match honors with a spell of 4/35 against India in 2003.

With the bat, the Dutch boast of a balance throughout the command, with a number of options topping the list, and players like Ryan ten Doeschate and Roelof van der Merwe carry the team through the intermediaries. Myburgh’s career rebirth adds depth at the top, with Max O’Dowd, Ben Cooper and Scott Edwards likely to feature.

Captain and all-rounder Pieter Seelaar has no shortage of bowling options at his disposal and will be encouraged by the results of qualifying 2019, also in the UAE. The rhythm drums of Paul van Meekeren, Timm van der Gugten, Fred Klaassen and Brandon Glover have extracted life on generally slow surfaces, with van der Merwe, Colin Ackermann and Seelaar himself tying opposing teams in knots throughout. intermediaries.

Pieter Seelaar’s men feature in a competitive Group A in the first round of the tournament, where they face Ireland, Namibia and Sri Lanka.

Team: Pieter Seelaar (c), Colin Ackermann, Philippe Boissevain, Ben Cooper, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards, Brandon Glover, Fred Klaassen, Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Logan van Beek, Timm van der Gugten, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren; Reserves: Tobias Visee, Shane Snater.

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Taliban appoint new Afghan government, interior minister on US sanctions list Wed, 08 Sep 2021 06:31:04 +0000
Mullah Hassan Akhund. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

The Taliban have tapped into their upper echelons to take leadership positions in the new Afghan government on Tuesday, including an associate of the founder of the militant Islamist group as prime minister and a wanted man on a US terrorism list as minister inside.

World powers have told the Taliban that the key to peace and development is an inclusive government that upholds its promises of a more conciliatory, human rights-respecting approach after an earlier campaign in 1996.2001 period of power marked by blood feuds and the oppression of women.

Supreme Taliban leader Haibatullah Akhundzada, in his first public statement since the insurgents captured the capital Kabul on August 15, said the Taliban is committed to all laws, treaties and international commitments that are not in conflict with Islamic law.

“In the future, all matters of governance and life in Afghanistan will be governed by the laws of holy sharia,” he said in a statement, in which he also congratulated the Afghans for what he said. called for the country’s liberation from foreign rule.

The names announced for the new government, three weeks after the Taliban won military victory as US-led foreign forces withdrew and the weak Western-backed government collapsed, no gave no sign of olive branch to his opponents.

The United States said it was concerned about the backgrounds of some Cabinet members and noted that no women were included. “The world is watching closely,” said a spokesperson for the US State Department.

Afghans who have enjoyed major advances in education and civil liberties during the 20 years of US-backed government continue to fear the intentions of the Taliban and daily protests have continued since the takeover of the United States. Taliban, challenging the new rulers.

As the new government was announced on Tuesday, a group of Afghan women on a street in Kabul took shelter after the Taliban fired in the air to disperse hundreds of protesters.

The last time the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, girls could not go to school and women were banned from work and education. Religious police whip anyone who breaks the rules and public executions take place.

The Taliban urged the Afghans to be patient and pledged to be more tolerant this time around – a commitment that many Afghans and foreign powers will carefully consider as a condition of aid and investment that Afghanistan desperately needs.

Mullah Hasan Akhund, appointed prime minister, like many Taliban leaders, derives much of his prestige from his close ties to the late founder of the movement, Mullah Omar, who presided over his reign two decades ago.

Akhund is the longtime head of the Taliban’s powerful decision-making body, Rehbari Shura, or governing council. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs, then Deputy Prime Minister when the Taliban was last in power and, like many members of the new Cabinet, is under UN sanctions for his role in that government.

Sirajuddin Haqqani, the new Minister of the Interior, is the son of the founder of the Haqqani network, classified as a terrorist group by Washington. He is one of the FBI’s most wanted men due to his involvement in suicide bombings and his ties to Al Qaeda.

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, head of the political bureau of the movement which received his nom de guerre of “brother”, or Baradar, by Mullah Omar, has been appointed Akhund’s deputy, said chief Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid at a press conference in Kabul.

Baradar’s time as head of government surprised some, as he had been tasked with negotiating the US withdrawal during talks in Qatar and presenting the face of the Taliban to the outside world.

Baradar was previously a senior Taliban commander in the long-running insurgency against US forces. He was arrested and jailed in Pakistan in 2010, becoming head of the Taliban political bureau in Doha after his release in 2018.

Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, a son of Mullah Omar, has been appointed Minister of Defense. All appointments were on an acting basis, Mujahid said.

White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Air Force One, as President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., flew to New York, that there would soon be no recognition. of the Taliban government.

Taliban spokesman Mujahid, speaking amid a collapse of public services and economic collapse amid the chaos of the tumultuous withdrawal of foreigners, said an interim cabinet has been formed to meet basic needs of the Afghan people.

He said some ministries remain to be filled pending a hunt for qualified people.

The United Nations said earlier Tuesday that basic services were collapsing in Afghanistan and food and other aid was on the verge of running out. More than half a million people have been internally displaced in Afghanistan this year.

An international donors’ conference is scheduled for Geneva on September 13. Western powers say they are ready to send humanitarian aid, but this broader economic commitment depends on the form and actions of the Taliban government.

On Monday, the Taliban claimed victory in the Panjshir Valley, the last province to resist it.

Images on social media showed members of the Taliban standing outside the compound of the Panjshir governor after days of fighting with the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRFA), commanded by Panjshiri leader Ahmad Massoud.

Massoud denied that his force, made up of remnants of the Afghan army as well as local militia fighters, was beaten and tweeted that “our resistance will continue”. – Reuters

]]> 0 The name of the bariatric center has been changed to Weight Loss Institute Sat, 04 Sep 2021 06:36:49 +0000

The Columbus Regional Health Bariatric Center began operating as the Weight Loss Institute of Columbus Regional Health on Monday.

The new name is designed to reflect the in-depth level of care provided, which goes well beyond bariatric services, according to a press release from the institute.

Led by Southern Indiana Doctors David Lee and Adam Golas, the institute offers comprehensive treatment from start to finish.

It also offers patients a multidisciplinary approach during their weight loss journey. Services include bariatric surgery, non-surgical weight loss options, nutritional counseling, psychological testing, exercise therapy and more.

The diverse team of specially trained surgeons, physicians, dieticians, psychologists and nurses meet the medical, nutritional, physical, mental and emotional needs of each patient throughout their weight loss journey. In this regard, Weight Loss Institute is a more appropriate and comprehensive name to reflect the in-depth, multi-layered weight loss program.

For more information about the institute, visit or call 812-732-2245.

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Brand name Mahindra Javelin – CarWale Wed, 01 Sep 2021 10:32:18 +0000

– Likely to be used for a special edition model

– More details to know soon

Mahindra has filed a new trademark application that could possibly be a special edition of the recently revealed XUV700. The applications were moved earlier in August 2021 to the registry looking for a trademark on the names “Mahindra Javelin” and “Javelin by Mahindra”. The brands were accepted and approved on August 30, 2021.

At the same time, in a recent tweet of Anand Mahindra, president of the Mahindra group, alluded to a “Javelin edition” of the Mahindra XUV700. This special edition should be designed and offered specifically to Paralympians who have won gold medals at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Earlier in August 2021, Mahindra introduced the five-seater version of the XUV700 to the country. The XUV700 is available in the MX and AX series in petrol and diesel engines. While pricing for some models has been revealed, pricing for the higher-performance and six / seven-seat models has yet to be announced. To learn more about the new Mahindra XUV700, click here.

Front view

Mahindra had also recently launched the Bolero Neo at a starting price of Rs 8.48 lakh (ex-showroom). The compact SUV comes in four versions and is powered by the 1.5-liter BS6-compliant diesel engine that generates 100 hp and 260 Nm of torque. The engine is associated exclusively with a manual five-speed gearbox.

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