Government urged to stop arrests, murders and kidnappings of journalists

first_img Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage News NepalAsia – Pacific Organisation RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) called on the Nepalese government today to put a stop to a wave of deadly violence that has targeted journalists since the country’s pro-Maoist Communist Party rebels ended a ceasefire on 27 August.”We are very worried about the increasing attacks on media workers by both government and rebel forces which threaten the free flow of news,” said the press freedom organisation’s secretary-general, Robert Ménard, in a letter to prime minister Surya Bahadur Thapa.”Journalists are protected in wartime by the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention, which considers them civilians, and the arbitrary arrest, killing and kidnapping of them are serious violations of international humanitarian law,” he said. Binod Sajana Chaudhary, of the weekly Nepalgunj Express in the western district of Kailali and formerly with the weekly Janadesh, was killed on 27 September. The daily Nepal Samacharpatra quoted rebels as saying plainclothes government agents killed him after he showed them his journalist’s card while on his way to the town of Kegaun on a reporting assignment. Local security officials claimed he died in an armed clash but the rebels said he had no weapon on him.Nine journalists are currently detained or missing. They include:Purna Biram, a poet and journalist with the monthlies Mulyankan and Dishabodh and formerly with the Maoist weekly Janadesh, was arrested in Kathmandu on 29 August by security forces as he was reading poems at a demonstration. Security police deny they arrested him.Prem Nath Joshi, of the weekly Jana Dristi and Shangrila Voice, was arrested on 13 September.Madhav Pokhrel, who writes for the weekly paper Hank, was arrested on 2 October in his Kathmandu bookshop on suspicion of having links with the leftist Janamorcha Nepal party.Sunbindra Budhamagar, publisher of the monthly Nishal, was arrested on 11 October, after the magazine printed an article headed “Two reigns, two armies,” which displeased the authorities. The magazine’s printing plant was ransacked.Hari Regmi, a freelance photojournalist, was arrested on 16 October in his photography studio in the Balaju neighbourhood of Kathmandu by three members of the security forces.Raju Chhetri, managing editor of the weekly Rastriya Swaviman, was arrested on 18 October in the village of Pumdibhumdi, near Pokhara. He is regarded as a Maoist sympathiser and went into hiding in July after the third round of government-rebel negotiations collapsed. He had been arrested once earlier.Baikuntha Bhandari, deputy editor of the monthly Nepal Today, was kidnapped by a group of strangers from his home in the Dhumbahari neighbourhood of Kathmandu. The same day, Keshab Ghimire, editor of Blast Daily, was injured by thugs who attacked him in the eastern town of Dharan.Similarly, Yogesh Rawal, reporter of Rajdhani daily, was arrested by the Armed Police Forces (APF) in Tikapur, western Nepal on October 24.Many other journalists have been arrested and then freed after varying periods of detention, during which some were interrogated and beaten by government security forces.Between late August and October, a dozen journalists have been detained. They include Bal Kumar Khadka, of the weekly Khulla Pratispardha, Nilkantha Tiwari, Ram Hari Chaulagain, of the weekly Sanghu, Subhashankar Kandel, editor of the weekly Jana Dharana who also works at Image Metro Channel, a new privately-owned TV station in Kathmandu, Pushkal Dhakal, of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ), Sitaram Baral, deputy editor of the weekly Janaastha, Nawaraj Pahadi, former FNJ president in the western district of Lamjung and contributor to the national daily Rajdhani, Chandrakantal Paudel, of Samadhan Daily, poet and freelance journalist Navin Vivas (also known as Kiran Usa Pun) and Roshan Karki, correspondent of the daily Spacetime in the Sindhupalchowk district, northeast of Kathmandu.After rebels murdered Gyanendra Khadka, of the government news agency Rastriya Samachar Samiti, on 7 September, Reporters Without Borders appealed to the Nepalese Communist Party to stop the rebels targeting journalists and obstructing press freedom.Since the ceasefire ended, 42 journalists have been jailed, two have been prosecuted, three have disappeared and five have been tortured by the security forces, according to the FNJ. to go further News June 8, 2020 Find out more Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama storycenter_img May 29, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts October 28, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government urged to stop arrests, murders and kidnappings of journalists NepalAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Nepal Help by sharing this information News May 17, 2019 Find out more Newslast_img read more

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‘It keeps us young’: Faculty-in-residence discuss living with students on campus

first_imgBustling with hundreds of students, residence halls at Notre Dame are usually distinguished for their distinct senses of community. What’s less discussed, however, are the few yearly returning members not typically associated with dorm life.In an effort to foster more interaction between students and faculty, the Division of Student Affairs launched a faculty-in-residence program in 2013. Participating faculty members live with their spouses in student residence halls and are encouraged to engage with the dorm community.John Deak, an associate professor of history, and his wife Karen Deak, academic advancement director for research innovation and the IDEA Center, have been living in Dunne Hall for four years.The couple tries to stay involved in the Dunne community, Karen said. This includes helping to organize food sales in Dunne Hall and establishing Dunne’s student-run restaurant, “Pizza Dunne Right.” The couple has also assisted with the annual Dunne Fun Run.“Because neither of us are alumni, we didn’t fully understand the Notre Dame student experience so it was very helpful to learn what the students’ lives are like,” Karen said.John said the experience has changed his understanding of student life outside the classroom.“I think some of the faculty think students drink too much, party too much and don’t study enough,” he said. “There’s this perception that students are less mentally fit than they used to be. Living with them [and] seeing how hard our students work, how much they really study and how much pressure they put on themselves has changed my perspective on how to teach students well. It’s helped me be an advocate for them as well as [be] more sympathetic in the classroom.”Ed Hums, a professor of accountancy in the Mendoza College of Business, and his wife Shirley Hums, an IT support associate, have been living in Lyons Hall for six years.“We feel we are an integral part of the community — of the campus as a whole, but especially in Lyons,” Ed said. “We try to socialize and get together with the girls as much as we can.” Chelsey Boyle Accounting professor Ed Hums and his wife, Shirley, an IT support associate, live in Lyons Hall through the Faculty-in-Residence program. The couple sponsors several hall events, including Pancakes in the Lair, Welcome Weekend ice cream socials, trivia nights and cooking and baking parties. Additionally, the duo holds a speaker series and hosts a spring trip to the Art Institute of Chicago.The Hums also attend the Lyons Hall dances, where Shirley said they learn a lot of new pop music.“However, they always save a slow dance for us — last year it was ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ by Elvis,” she said.The faculty in the dorms also strive to be a source of guidance for the students in the hall.“We come through the common area to see who’s studying and have a talk with the girls,” Shirley said. “We tell them to get an extra hour of rest because you have to take care of yourself — you can’t burn out studying. We try to make sure the girls stay healthy.”Ed also offers academic advice to the residents of Lyons. He said young students sometimes need folks with gray hair to visit and talk.“It’s tricky trying to fit in their lives in meaningful ways, so part of what we do is just be there for them,” John said. “When the anxiety spikes, they know they have someone to talk to. You can’t expect a professor to answer an email at 9:00 at night, but that’s when our door is open.”Most of the week, Shirley said, it’s quiet in the dorms — other than a few rowdy days.“On Saturday night or a Friday before a football [game], you’re going to get excited,” Shirley said. “So we grin and bear it because you got to have fun with your friends. It’s probably not for everyone, being surrounded by teenagers all the time, but it keeps us young.”For Ed, the faculty-in-residence program holds an especially significant meaning given his history with the University.“It’s very special because I came to Notre Dame in 1971 and lived at home because I couldn’t afford room and board,” Ed said. “I never thought that I’d live at Notre Dame. Well, guess what? Now I do.”Tags: division of student affairs, Faculty-in-Residence Programlast_img read more

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If everyone’s a superhero, no one’s a superhero

first_img continue reading » Seth Godin, an acclaimed American author, blogger and business strategist, has repeatedly stood by the mantra “Treat different customers differently if you want them to remember you.”  Many managers make the mistake of insisting that all members should be treated the same, or similarly stated, that all members should be treated the best. In the words of Syndrome (aka the villain in Disney’s The Incredibles): “when everyone is super, no one will be.” If you are striving to treat all members the best every time, not only is it unrealistic and exhausting your resources, the perception becomes your best is normal, and when certain situations demand even more than your normal, you simply can’t out-better your best. So how should your credit union treat all members differently? The experts aren’t suggesting you treat only a few members well and the rest you ignore. What they are saying is that different members may warrant different treatment at different times. The key is defining the factors and attributes of a member that demand these different levels of member service. Is the decision based solely on pure revenue the member brings to your bottom line? Or is it the length of time with your credit union that determines their level of support? How does a member’s community status as a leader/blogger/media member play into the services they receive? Godin contends that the only way you can treat different members differently is if you understand that their values (and their value to you) vary. Profitability. The Pareto principle commonly referred to as the 80/20 rule, contends that for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. In practice at credit unions, it is used widely in marketing and member service strategy as a theory for understanding the impact of different members on your credit union overall. In essence, the idea is one-fifth of your members are responsible for four-fifths of profitability. While rarely are the numbers exact across all credit unions nationwide, it is likely that your top 20% of members are responsible for a much larger proportion of your revenue, either directly with their own accounts and services, or indirectly through their referrals as evangelists to your brand. Arm your MSRs with the member information they need to make informed decisions. Some core processors have a member profitability graph which staff can view to know how much money the credit union makes off of any given member. This can be key information to know how much you can bend for a member and the greater good i.e. refund a $20 late fee because you earn $500 in interest income from the member every year. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Men’s basketball: Get to know Wisconsin’s Elite Eight opponent, Arizona (again)

first_imgLOS ANGELES — It’s nearly the same scenario as last season, Arizona and Wisconsin will battle Saturday evening with a Final Four berth on the line.Forty minutes wasn’t enough time to decide a winner in last year’s Elite Eight game, and No. 2 Wisconsin triumphed in overtime 64-63 to clinch its first Final Four in 14 years.And by the time the final buzzer sounds at the Staples Center and one of the teams wins the West Regional title, both teams will be very familiar with one another.Here’s your chance to get a chance to know the No. 2 Arizona Wildcats.Arizona WildcatsLocation: Tucson, ArizonaEnrollment: 31,670Nickname: WildcatsMascot: Wilbur T. Wildcat and Wilma T. WildcatConference: Pac-12Head Coach: Sean Miller; 249-95 (.724) all-time, 129-48 (.729) at Arizona. Miller served as an assistant coach at Wisconsin from 1992-93.Regular Season Record: 34-3, 16-2 Pac-12Bear Down?With its nickname being the Wildcats, it can be confusing for a person unfamiliar with Arizona sports history to be confused by its fans chanting phrase: “Bear Down!”The chant comes from a story all the way back in 1926. John Byrd “Button” Solomon, president of the student body and quarterback of the football team, was involved in a car accident that left him critically injured.Shortly before he passed, he received a visit from the team’s coach. Solomon told his coach, “Tell them … tell them to bear down.”The rest is history.Season RecapArizona entered the season ranked No. 2 in the nation, one slot above Wisconsin. The Badgers leapfrogged the Wildcats after the third week of the season.Like Wisconsin, Arizona got off to a perfect start to its season, winning 12 games in a row. A 65-63 overtime win against Gonzaga in overtime was a highlight of the run, as well as a win over then-No. 15 San Diego State to win the EA Sports Maui Invitational tournament championship.The Wildcats first loss came on Dec. 23 at UNLV. The other remaining losses were to Pac-12 foes Oregon State and Arizona, both on the road.Arizona closed out regular season play on an eight-game win streak to clinch the Pac-12 championship by three games. The Wildcats then stormed through the Pac-12 tournament, winning three consecutive games en route to their first conference tournament title since 2002.How They Got HereIn the NCAA tournament, the second-seeded Wildcats handled Texas Southern 93-72 and trounced Ohio State 93-78 in the second and third rounds of the tournament, respectively.In the Sweet 16, they faced their toughest test of the tournament thus far against No. 6 Xavier. The Wildcats trailed for the majority of the second half until the 5:27 mark, but finished the game on a 17-7 run to dismiss Xavier 68-60.Notable PlayersStanley JohnsonJohnson, a 6-foot-7 freshman forward from Fullerton, California, came out of high school ranked as a top-three overall recruit and the top recruit at the small forward position.A lengthy wing (similar to the Badgers’ Nigel Hayes), Johnson translated his high school success into college play. He was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and to the first-team all-Pac-12. He led all Pac-12 freshman in points (14.1 per game) and steals (1.5)His 14.1 points per game leads the Wildcats. He also has averaged 6.6 rebounds and 29 minutes per game.Rondae Hollis-JeffersonHollis-Jefferson is the team’s leading rebounder, bringing in 6.8 boards per game. The 6-foot-7 sophomore forward is the team’s third-leading scorer, averaging 11.1 points per game.Hollis-Jefferson earned his way to first-team all-Pac-12 honors, as well as being named to the all-Pac-12 defensive team. Hollis-Jefferson recorded four double-doubles this season while shooting 50.2 percent from the field. In Arizona’s last 46 games, Hollis-Jefferson has scored more than 10 points in 30 of them.In last year’s Elite Eight matchup against Wisconsin, Hollis-Jefferson scored 10 points.Hollis-Jefferson hails from Chester, Pennsylvania, the same place Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan is from.T.J. McConnellLike Hollis-Jefferson, McConnell was named to the all-Pac-12 team and the all-Pac-12 defensive team. The senior point guard is the generator for the Wildcats offense, as he averages a team-high 6.3 assists per game.McConnell contributes to the scoring attack by averaging 10.3 points per game, while also hauling in 3.9 rebounds a contest.The fifth-year senior had nine points against Wisconsin in last year’s West Regional Final.last_img read more

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Daughter of Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak dies at 15 after ‘lengthy illness’

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error EL SEGUNDO — The 15-year-old daughter of Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak died today after a “lengthy illness.”The team did not announce a specific cause of death for Alina Claire Kupchak, but issued a short statement thanking fans for their support of the family.“Alina Claire Kupchak, daughter of Lakers General Manager Mitch and his wife Claire, passed away this morning at the age of 15 after a lengthy illness,” according to the team. “The family asks for and appreciates their privacy at this difficult time, and would like to express their gratitude for everyone’s love, support, thoughts and prayers.”Kupchak, 60, has been the Lakers’ general manager since 2000. He joined the team’s front office in 1986.last_img read more

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Restaurant Owner McLoone Takes A Stand Against Straws

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo | SEA BRIGHT – One of New Jersey’s most prominent restaurateurs is joining the fight against throw-away plastics.Tim McLoone, the owner of 11 shore-area dining establishments, has pledged to stop offering plastic straws to his customers, save for use by individuals with special needs and children. Any other customers who request a straw with their beverage will be offered a paper version.“We have five restaurants right on the water, three of them in Monmouth County, so I think that we have a certain responsibility to do our part,” said McLoone, who owns Rum Runner in Sea Bright, as well as McLoone’s Pier House in West Long Branch and Tim McLoone’s Supper Club in Asbury Park. It’s part of McLoone’s broader effort to have his New Jersey and Maryland business operations be more accountable to the environment.“I’ve asked Clean Ocean Action to come in and provide a green restaurant audit. I want to know what all of my sins are in detail and then I want to make my sins public so other business owners and restaurant owners can learn. Be brutal and we’ll tell everyone,” McLoone said.According to Cindy Zipf, COA executive director, the survey will not only provide a list of products and practices that have been proven harmful to the environment, but also a series of alternatives that will replace older methods. Zipf said the objective of the audit is to create a plan that is sustainable and able to be replicated, a formula that could resonate with business owners around the world.“It’s all about sustainability. To sustain an effort like this you need a blueprint in place. And with Tim leading the way, we’ll be able to create one and share it,” Zipf said. “We think this could be a very impactful endeavor and we’re very excited to get started.” “We live in a very competitive area for restaurants and my hope is that other owners will feel challenged by the information that comes out of our audit and the changes that we make,” McLoone said. “We need to be more conservative with our garbage. We need to get back to a place where people feel bad about litter and pollution.”According to Rachel Ganley, McLoone’s Restaurants director of marketing and events, the Rum Runner in Sea Bright will be the pilot location for this audit and the proving ground where this sharable blueprint will be built. The audit’s design is based on the Oceanic Standard, a step-by-step guide for restaurants, event venues, hotels, bars and nightlife venues to adopt sustainable practices that empower consumers to make conscious choices while meeting both business and environmental needs.“It’s not just the removal of straws,” Zipf said. “We couldn’t have a better spokesperson or leader working with us, because Tim is taking this approach to his entire organization. And as we go through this journey together, we’re hoping to produce a model that other restaurants can use.” “Some initiatives, like the change in straws, have already taken place, but other changes will not be immediately visible,” Ganley said. “Clean Ocean Action will be analyzing our current plastic usage, as well as other aspects of the operation like soaps, detergents and other cleaning products.”Zipf said COA will also be assessing Rum Runner employee awareness of the single-use plastic issue and other environmental challenges, in order to prepare the staff to speak with customers about the changes being implemented.McLoone cited other local initiatives like townwide efforts taking place in Atlantic Highlands and nearby Monmouth Beach – a municipality that passed a progressive ordinance in May banning single-use plastic straws, bags and containers by local businesses and restaurants – as the push he needed to finally take action. “I’ll be the first to say that we’re not the first to be taking this step. Others are already doing it. And I actually feel bad that it’s taken this long to get things moving. But it’s something we’ve been talking about for months and it’s time to start doing our part,” McLoone said.This article was first published in the July 26-Aug. 2, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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DAYTONA STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY DECEMBER 24, 2015

first_imgNOTES: The winning owner is Rebecca Wanta of Las Vegas who campaigns as Queen Bee Racing, LLC. GARY MANDELLA, NO SILENT, SEVENTH: “He was in a good spot. He wasn’t quite as good as he was the day that he won the Eddie D.; to be honest with you, probably not as good as he was in the Breeders’ Cup (Turf Sprint).“Gary said he was a little anxious today. That’s kind of this horse’s weakness; sometimes mentally, he takes things hard. Even though he was in a perfect spot, he wasn’t happy there like he was the day he won the Eddie D. That kind of made the difference, because he only got beat two lengths. There was nothing terrible about it, but he wasn’t perfect and he needed to be to beat these kinds of horses.” TIAGO PEREIRA, TOOWINDYTOHAULROX, WINNER: “This horse is great down the hill. Having him in an outside post is best for him. When he is outside of horses, he’s at his best. When he’s on the inside, not always. He was free today and he made a big run.” TYLER BAZE, COASTLINE, SECOND: “I loved this horse today. I don’t care what the odds were(52-1), he’s a really nice horse. He’s a super-good horse, and I rode him with a ton of confidence. I didn’t like that I had to stay wide the whole way, and he jumped at the dirt. He ran a great race, and I can’t wait to get him back in.” TRAINER QUOTES JOCKEY QUOTES PHIL D’AMATO, TOOWINDYTOHAULROX, WINNER, AND COASTLINE, SECOND: “I wanted them to stay outside, ‘Toowindy’ especially. He likes to be in the clear. Anytime he’s got to split horses, he doesn’t like it as much. He likes to be running freely and Tiago (Pereira) bided his time back there, got him widest of all and came with a big run.“The Breeders’ Cup is a possibility. I know he likes this trip, and he’s just getting his confidence going. He’s getting better and better with every race.”Asked if he thought t his horse would catch the leader (Rocket Heat): “It was tight. My other horse ran a big race, too. Coastline got bumped out there, almost in the grandstand crossing the dirt, and he still came on strong and only lost by a nose. They both ran huge.”last_img read more

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Holiday Reading: 5 of This Year’s Best Books for Startups

first_imgTags:#Features#start#tips Photo credit: Flickr 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Ideally, you’ll find some time over the next few weeks to curl up with a good story. Or hey, at least that’s what I look forward to on vacation. If you are looking for some books on entrepreneurship to read, or even to gift, here are some recommended books from 2010. There were a number of great business books published this year, many of which we reviewed here as part of ReadWriteWeb’s “Weekend Reading” series. But here are a few of the standouts, startup books we’ve chosen specifically because they are such great stories:Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your StartupDo More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup is the recent book by TechStars co-founder David Cohen and Brad Feld. The book aims to share some of the insights gleaned from those who’ve participated in the TechStars accelerator program, and many of the chapters were contributed by TechStars’ mentors and entrepreneurs. The book, according to its authors, is like TechStars: “community-driven and mentorship-oriented.” You can read an excerpt of the title chapter here.Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion & Purpose In Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, & Purpose, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, chronicles his life as an entrepreneur, even prior to his founding and sale of LinkExchange to Microsoft. In the book, Hsieh talks about the lessons he learned and the philosophies he developed in building Zappos’ unique company culture. You can read our review here.ReworkRework was written by 37 signals founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, and it’s based on the lessons they’ve learned from running the company. The book stresses their minimalist approach to business – simple rather than bloated software. A call to “underdo the competition. Rework is a quick read (lots of pictures), but an enjoyable one. You can read our review here.The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World While the fictionalized account of Mark Zuckerberg’s life in The Social Network has been getting most of the attention and critical praise, David Kirkpatrick’s The Facebook Effect shouldn’t be overlooked. The founding of Facebook clearly makes a great story. Fitzpatrick had full cooperation from many key characters, including Mark Zuckerberg himself. It’s by no means Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay; it’s a very friendly assessment and detailed accounting of the history of Facebook, from the Harvard dorms to the 500 millionth member.Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation Steven Johnson’s Where Good Ideas Come From looks at what sorts of environments – in terms of nature and culture – may be most conducive to creativity. The book looks at “slow hunches” as well as accidental discoveries and contains dozens of stories of scientific, technological and cultural innovators, from Darwin to Brian Eno. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watterslast_img read more

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Kashmir reels under snow, death toll mounts to 11

first_imgFour more persons have died in the aftermath of heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the toll since Thursday to 11. The Valley remained without electricity and cut off from the rest of the country for the second consecutive day on Friday. According to officials, Muhammed Subhan Bhat, 65, died when the roof of the mosque he was praying in caved in at Budgam’s Beerwah. A woman died in South Kashmir’s Bijbehera when a house collapsed due to snow accumulation. A truck driver, Zakir Ahmad Khanday, lost his life when his truck skidded off the Srinagar-Jammu highway near Gulgaum.Another civilian, Sidiq Ahmad, a shepherd, died and two others were injured in Reafi’s Mahore where they were caught in the snow fall. Around 152 head of cattle have perished so far. The Srinagar-Jammu highway linking the Valley to the rest of the country remained closed after 14 major landslides.last_img read more

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SPORT-IPL-FLEMING 2LAST

first_img“Our fielding and slow bowling in the middle overs were “Our fielding and slow bowling in the middle overs were found wanting. I think 161 should have been easily defended,” Fleming said. “We just let the pressure off with the ball. On a pitch like that we probably should have shot a team down with the amount of turn on offer and how difficult it was. With 3 spinners and a slow bowler in (Rajat) Bhatia we were suited to do well but we didnt do it.” He, however, praised his batting unit for putting up 160 for five on the board. “I think the batting was very good today. There was some very smart batting. You really dont know what a good score is until 2-3rd of the innings,” he said. “(Steven) Smith and (Ajinkya) Rahane gave us the opportunity. We were very happy with 160,” Fleming said lauding Smith (31) and Rahanes (67) efforts. Supergiants were dealt a severe blow when Kevin Pietersen was ruled out of the tournament with a calf muscle injury and Fleming said the team will miss the Englishman. “We didnt miss Kevin (Pietersen) much in the batting sense (last night) but we will miss his presence in the tournament of course,” the coach said. Fleming said its high time for the Supergiants to return to winning ways to keep themselves afloat in the tournament. “I was pretty angry with the way things went today. So my morale needs to be boost. But I have been in the IPL long enough to know we have to sleep on it. It is becoming pretty clear we have to get victories. Even in the last 3 games we had good chances of winning,” he said. PTI SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

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