Husband facing second assault charge

first_img Pinterest Husband facing second assault charge Pinterest By admin – March 15, 2018 Twitter Local NewsCrime WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Facebook Cody Pilgrim An Odessa man is behind bars again facing a second charge of assault family violence after Odessa police arrested him over the weekend for reportedly assaulting his wife.Officers were called about a domestic disturbance around 1:06 p.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of S. Grant Ave., an Odessa Police Department news release stated.The 32-year-old victim told officers her husband, 42-year-old Cody Pilgrim, bent her thumb back after an argument, and later tried to grab the car key from her, causing injury to her upper left arm.Pilgrim was charged with assault family violence with a prior conviction, a third-degree felony. Court records show Pilgrim was previously convicted of assault family violence, a class A misdemeanor, in 2016.Jail records show Pilgrim was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Sunday and has a $15,000 bond. WhatsApp Previous articleMan reportedly assaulted ex-girlfriend’s friend three timesNext articleWoman charged with assaulting officer adminlast_img read more

Spotify enters talks

first_imgLast month Cherwell reported on the University’s decision to ban the popular music-sharing website Spotify across college networks.The company behind Spotify have since said that they will be making efforts to have the ban on the music sharing website lifted.Spotify commented on the ban, saying, “It’s sad to think of our student friends at Oxford University unable to listen to Spotify whilst on campus.”“We’ve spoken with the university and are currently discussing how we might reconnect the students with their music. We’re keeping everything crossed!”The website was initially blocked because of concerns about the amount of bandwidth it took up. Spotify reacted quickly to the news, contacting Dr. Stuart Lee, Director of OUCS, to request a meeting last Monday.Dr. Lee said that he hoped the situation could be resolved. “If we could do something as we did with Skype then that would be in everyone’s best interest, it would be win-win.”He maintained that, “…the reason we try to restrict peer-to-peer is that it really does swallow up bandwidth.”The issue has sparked debate at other universities. A Cambridge College has moved quickly to reassure students that the service will not be banned.A spokesperson for Newham College said, “Why would anyone ban it? Our policy is to provide an internet service that is closest to students have at home. Of course we monitor for abuse, but we have no plans to ban programs like Spotify which are harmless.”Oxford University’s ban of Spotify has attracted international interest, with the news being published on SkyNews and The Washington Post.last_img read more

SETI Head Discusses Criteria for Failure

first_imgWhen does the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project decide enough is enough, and close up shop?  Seth Shostak, director of the SETI Institute, took up that question on Space.com.  He thinks people should realize that this is a much bolder expedition than the classic voyages of discovery by James Cook and Ferdinand Magellan.  He likens it more to the multigenerational projects of the medieval cathedrals.  When will it be completed?  “not in my lifetime, nor in that of my children or grandchildren.”    Still, a cathedral project had a blueprint and an expectation of completion.  Shostak gave the following indications that some day it could become appropriate to at least think about throwing in the towel.The search technology is picking up speed, so by mid-century it would be difficult to continue arguing that SETI is still in its early stages.If missions searching for earth-like planets fail, “That would be a premium-grade bummer.”If expeditions to Mars and Europa fail to turn up evidence that these bodies ever produced a microbe, “then that would certainly put me on the defensive.”He hastened to add that none of these has caused him to “break out the worry beads” at least yet.  He claims the elements of the Drake Equation have become more encouraging with time.  “The more we learn about the universe, the more it seems disposed to house worlds with life,” he claims.  “It didn’t have to be that way.”    Even so, continued failure might not mean nobody is out there.  It might just mean the search strategy is wrong (06/30/2006).  New discoveries in physics may unveil methods much more cost-effective, he explains.  “This doesn’t seem likely, but science is all about surprises.”    His final inspirational thought for the week says more about philosophy, anthropology and character than science:Indeed, my personal feeling is that if SETI hasn’t turned up something by the second half of this century, we should reconsider our search strategy, rather than assume that we’ve failed because there is nothing—or no one—to find.  Would I ever conclude that we’ve searched enough?  Would I ever truly give up on SETI’s bedrock premise, and tell myself that the extraterrestrials simply aren’t out there?  Not likely.  That would be to assume that we’ve learned all there is to know about our universe, a stance that is contrary to the spirit of explorers and scientists alike.  We might yearn, or even need to believe that we are special, but to conclude that Homo sapiens is the best the cosmos has to offer is egregious self-adulation.In short, don’t expect the SETI Institute to close up shop any time soon.  See also the 07/25/2006 entry.You have to hand it to Seth Shostak for at least trying to tackle the biggest criticisms of his craft head on.  We had raised the objections here that SETI had no criteria for failure (02/11/2003, 04/17/2006).  It still doesn’t, despite his hints that some eventualities might be discouraging – but at least he talked about it.  As long as he wants to spend Paul Allen’s millions, it doesn’t hurt anything to look.  It might even keep them busy so they don’t cause political trouble.    Shostak might be the latest incarnation of Percival Lowell.  That committed advocate of life on Mars squinted through his telescope at the red planet for decades looking for the fabled canals with nothing but faith in flawed assumptions to keep him going.  His failure bequeathed to us the Lowell Observatory, where some legit science (like finding Pluto) has been done.  It’s also a nice place to visit when passing through Flagstaff on the way to Grand Canyon or Meteor Crater.  Someday a docent may tell students at the Allen Telescope Array, “Here, children, is where people who used to believe in ET tried for 50 years to detect signals from other civilizations” (sounds of giggling from the group).  “Now astronomers use it for mapping the cyanogen distribution among Seyfert galaxies.”    What we’ve said before about SETI still holds: it is not a science till it has a subject (06/03/2006).  Using scientific equipment no more validates SETI as science than using mortars and pestles validated alchemy.  Moreover, it is held to with religious zeal (notice Shostak’s appeals to courageous faith in the face of their daunting lack of evidence).  Paradoxically, most SETI proponents are evolutionists (11/30/2006, 09/30/2006) despite using intelligent-design principles in the expectation of being able to separate natural from intelligent causes (02/16/2006, 12/03/2005).  But unlike the intelligent design movement, which has an observable message already in the bag (DNA and molecular machines), SETI has nothing at this point but faith.  It is, therefore, indistinguishable from a secular religion (01/04/2007).  They can build their cathedrals if they want to on their own time and dime.  Try to force it on students in textbooks and science classes, though, and there will be a fight for Separation of Search and State.  (Wow; has anyone thought of that SETI line before?  Copyright!)(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Owl House: recluse’s masterpiece

first_imgIn the remote Karoo village of Nieu Bethesda is a fascinating world of concrete sculpture, fantastic figures and mythical beasts set around a house decorated with luminous paint and multicoloured panes of glass.This is the Owl House, created by the reclusive Helen Martins and her labourer Koos Malgas in the 1940s and now regarded as a masterpiece of visionary art.Nieu-Bethesda, set in a valley of the Sneeuberg Mountains, is in the heart of the vast and arid territory known as the Great Karoo. The town was once the vibrant centre of the local farming community, but in the 1940s and ’50s was eclipsed by larger towns in the district and went into decline.Having lived and worked in different parts of South Africa, in her late forties Martins found herself divorced and alone, her parents dead, and back in the tiny town in which she grew up. The Owl House was her attempt to bring light, life and colour into her lonely grey world, and soon became a major obsession.Martins was born in December 1897 and grew up in Nieu Bethesda, the youngest of six children. She obtained a teacher’s diploma in nearby Graaff-Reinet and moved to the then Transvaal province to teach.In 1920 she married Johannes Pienaar, a teacher, dramatist and in later years a politician. The couple lived on her brother Peter’s farm at Wakkerstroom in the Transvaal, and appeared in theatrical productions together. Helen also spent time in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. The marriage was troubled and officially ended in 1926.In the late 1920s Martins returned to Nieu Bethesda to care for her elderly parents. Her mother died in 1941 and her father in 1945. She was left alone, with few prospects, in the remote Karoo village. Some time after this, when she was in her late forties or early fifties, she began to transform her surroundings.Light and colourThe story goes that Martins lay ill in bed one night, the moon shining through the window, dwelling on how grey her life had become. There and then she resolved to bring light and colour into her life.It is not known in what order the work was done, other than that the interior of the house was virtually completed before the exterior was begun. There was no overall plan, but what began as decoration soon developed into a fascination with the interplay of reflection and space, of light, dark and different colours.From the mundane articles around her, Martins created sun-faces, owls and other images. These were set against a luminous backdrop of walls and ceilings coated with elaborate patterns of crushed glass embedded in bands of brightly coloured paint.It was only when the interior of the house was virtually completed that Martins applied her imagination to the world beyond her door. She was particularly inspired by biblical texts, the poetry of Omar Khayyam, and the works of William Blake.A unique creative partnershipIn order to accomplish the transformation of her environment, Martins hired the services of local workmen. First Jonas Adams and then Piet van der Merwe were employed with structural modifications to the interior of the house – mostly replacing original windows with the vast panes of glass that bathe Martins’s home in multicoloured light.In 1964 or thereabouts, she employed itinerant sheepshearer and builder Koos Malgas, who quickly developed techniques for manufacturing cement and glass sculptures. Martins obviously appreciated his ability and soon he was regularly employed on the creation of the Owl House.Every sculpture would be discussed beforehand over early morning coffee in the kitchen and, although Martins seldom did any of the physical work, together they would engineer each new inspiration into being. This process developed into a unique creative relationship that clearly defines Malgas’s integral part in the creation of the Owl House.Over about 12 years Martins and Malgas created from her imaginings the hundreds of sculptures and relief figures that crowd the Camel Yard and cover the walls of the house. Owls and camels – her favourite animals – predominate, but all kinds of real and fantastical beings are to be found. A procession of shepherds and wise men lead a vast, almost life-size camel train toward the east, integrating Christianity with Martins’s fascination for the Orient.The arched entranceway from the street, watched over by a stoic double-faced owl, is significantly barricaded by a tall mesh fence and a stand of tall queen-of-the-night cacti. Like the elaborately bottle-skirted hostesses within the yard, this arch must have been intended to welcome the visitor, but the fence speaks plainly of an increasingly troubled relationship between Martins and the outside world.An intensely passionate personIt is certain that Martins sought praise and attention through her work, but as time passed, and derision and suspicion grew in the village, she became increasingly reclusive. She was notorious for not taking care of herself and as time, arthritis, and her arduous work took its toll she became shy of her appearance and took great pains to avoid seeing people in the street.The friends she had, however, describe her as an intensely passionate person who became animated when discussing the latest ideas for her creation.To pursue her vision, Martins endured great physical and emotional hardship – until her eyesight began to fail. On a winter morning in 1976, at the age of 78, she committed suicide by swallowing caustic soda. It was her wish that her creation be preserved as a museum.After Martins’s death Koos Malgas stayed in the district for a further two years, until he moved to Worcester. In 1991 he was persuaded to return to Nieu Bethesda, where he helped restore Owl House until he retired in 1996. Koos Malgas passed away in Graaff-Reinet on 20 November 2000, in his early sixties.Martins’s desire to be recognised as an artist is magnificently realised in the attention the Owl House receives, and in the fact that her artwork, once an object of derision and embarrassment, has become the most important asset of the village of Nieu Bethesda.The latest yearly count of visitors to the Owl House has topped 13 000. As a direct result, the village now has 16 guesthouses, two restaurants, a coffee shop, a pub and two art galleries. Economic development has, so far, proceeded with suitable regard for the cultural and historical integrity of the village.The Owl House FoundationAfter Martins’s death in August 1976, the Owl House fell into disrepair and some articles were removed. After an outcry of concerned individuals the property was transferred to the ownership of the local council. Support organisations – most notably the Friends of the Owl House (Fooh) and their primary sponsor, PPC Cement – made physical and financial contributions to its upkeep.In 1991, Fooh brought Koos Malgas back to Nieu Bethesda to restore and maintain the Camel Yard. It is thanks to these initiatives that the Owl House survives in relatively good condition today.In 1996 the Owl House Foundation was formed as a non-profit organisation made up of Nieu Bethesda residents, the local council, PPC Cement and Fooh to provide a more consistent and locally based administration for a significant cultural heritage and tourist attraction. The foundation administers the Owl House by legal arrangement with the local council.Source: Owl House FoundationSAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

World Cup’s transport legacy

first_imgJohannesburg’s Rea Vaya has been runningfor a year. (Image: City of Johannesburg) Although the 2010 Fifa World Cup may almost be forgotten by some, its legacy will ensure that most urban South Africans have easy access to efficient public transport by 2020.This was the message from President Jacob Zuma during a recent parliamentary session on the success of the tournament.“The World Cup legacy will ensure that by 2020 more than 85% of any city’s population will live within a kilometre or closer to an Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network feeder or corridor,” Zuma said on 18 August.South Africa’s public transport infrastructure was beefed up for the football spectacle, which was won by Spain. Improvements included new bus and rail options, as well as the upgrade of national roads.“Public transport formed the backbone of our transport plans for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and one of the greatest successes of the tournament,” said Zuma.The government spent about R33-billion (US$4.5-billion) on transport infrastructure, telecommunications and stadiums for the Fifa tournament.Speedy bus serviceIn Johannesburg and Cape Town a Rapid Bus Transit (BRT) system was set up to provide a link between various part of the cities.Johannesburg’s BRT system is called Rea Vaya, which is local slang for “we are going”, and has been running for a year now.The service between Soweto and Johannesburg’s central suburbs has been operating at full steam, while routes and more buses to other parts of the city will be introduced in late 2010.Cape Town’s rapid bus system is currently running between the city’s civic centre and the airport. Another route linking Cape Town Stadium and the city centre, initially just for the duration of the World Cup, will resume in September, according to the city’s BRT consultant Martin Slabbert.A third route connecting the city centre and the West Coast will be introduced in February 2011.Cape Town’s system is a long-term project that will eventually link the city and most surrounding towns.“It’s an enormous project. We are talking about four phases that will be introduced between now and the next 15 years,” said Slabbert.Construction of a BRT system has also begun in Pretoria, said the City of Tshwane spokesperson Dikeledi Phiri.High-speed trainThe 160km/h Gautrain was introduced just before the World Cup to provide a shuttle service between Sandton in Johannesburg and the OR Tambo International Airport. Other lines, including one from Johannesburg to Pretoria, will start operating in the near future.“Our integrated transport infrastructure and networks will improve the lives of South Africans for many years to come,” Zuma said.Attracting investmentAfter successfully introducing user-friendly transport for the World Cup, South Africa has shown it’s capable of reaching world-class standards. “We have earned the reputation of a country that can deliver on its undertakings,” Zuma said.The infrastructure set up will also help South Africa attract more economic investment, the president added.“With regards to the economic impact, South Africa has demonstrated that it has the infrastructure and the capability to warrant serious investment consideration.“The World Cup now opens the country to further investment, growth in trade and economic opportunities,” Zuma said, adding that the country must now build on what has been established.“We view the tournament not as an end in itself, but as a catalyst for development, whose benefits will be felt long after that final whistle.”last_img read more

niceeshop(TM) Bowknot Decor Barrette Bun Cover Net Snood Hair Clip For Women-Blue : Ordered several.

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Stomach infection hits Aus, UK swimmers

first_imgA rash of Delhi belly cases has laid low as many as 50 international swimmers, here to compete at the Commonwealth Games.The unusually large number of complaints has forced an immediate inquiry into the water quality at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Aquatics Complex, an obvious suspect since almost all those reporting to the sickbay have been swimmers.Ravi Kumar smashes CWG record | Renu Bala win first lifting goldAmong those suffering the pesky viral infection are a dozen Australian swimmers. Two of them – Andrew Lauterstein and Hayden Stoeckel – had to pull out of their heats on Wednesday after severe cramps kept them bedbound.EnglandEngland’s Rebecca Adlington has been badly hit by the stomach bugSuch was the plight of former Olympic medallist Geoff Huegill that he rushed “straight to the bathroom” after getting off the team bus. From the English camp, champion swimmer Francesca Halsall tweeted her anguish and frustration.Deeply bothered, she said: “Tummy still not fab? very very hard to get out of bed. I hope the piece of bread I had for tea gets me through the heats.” Halsall wasn’t the only one in her team to report sick.Rebecca Adlington too was under the weather. On Wednesday, Halsall failed to qualify for the 100m butterfly final after she won the gold medal in the 50m event and blamed “Delhi belly” for her failed attempt.Complaining of a revolting stomach, Adlington, said she was eating light food and keeping away from chicken. “? I ate pasta.” England team spokesperson Dave Richards conveyed the extent of the outbreak in his camp: “Till last evening, 20 per cent of our swimmers had an upset stomach and a few of them are on course of recovery. We’ve asked the organisers for tests to be conducted on the water at the main pool and the warm- up area.advertisement”We have 541 athletes and officials in Delhi and over the 28 days since the first ones arrived, seven to 10 per cent have suffered a mild stomach bug, which has lasted 24 hours.” England has asked the organisers for an assurance on the water quality at the aquatics complex.English swimmers Ryan Napoleon and Rob Hurley, along with team coach Matt Brown, were the first to complain of grumbling tummies. Butterfly and freestyle swimmer Marieke Guehrer joined the queue but recovered sufficiently to compete.Concerned over the ailments Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief Michael Fennell has ordered an immediate investigation.He assured that the matter would be taken up on an urgent basis and the issue was of “paramount” concern. “Let’s not speculate. If there’s something unsafe, you can’t swim in that water. So we’ll have to deal with it with the greatest of urgency.” Even though the water at the S. P. Mukherjee complex looked suspect, competition manager Kamlesh Nanavati was dismissive of all such possibility.”I have the water testing certificates. These are in accordance with FINA (the world governing body for swimming). There is no problem at all. In any case, the water quality is checked every day without fail.”Those who weren’t quite willing to find a culprit in the pool suggested the problem could be because of “casual dining”. Or, there could be a problem with the food being served at the complex.In fact, Halsall seemed to suggest as much in her tweet: “I think it’s more to do with food and hygiene than the water at the pool.” Still, it was curious that most of those reporting the stomach bug were swimmers.Australian chef-de-mission Steve Moneghetti sounded worried: “There seems to be a larger number of swimmers. It seems quite isolated to the swim team at the moment.” He didn’t subscribe to the casual dining argument. “Why only swimmers then, why not others,” he asked.”The doctor doesn’t think it is food related because it’s more confined to one sport. All of us eat at the dining hall. We eat the same food and there are very few cases across the board,” he said.The Australian swimmers seemed to be in more than just a spot of bother. Spokesperson Lachlan Searle confirmed that two swimmers had pulled out with stomach bugs and the list includes 10 other.”Yes, our swimmers have taken ill but at the moment we don’t want to speculate about anything and let the results for the (water) tests come out,” he said.Team coach Leigh Nugent said both Lauterstein and Stoeckel had symptoms of vomiting, diarrhoea and fever. Their absence from the competition would hit the team hard. “They are the two spearheads in our team, our No.advertisement1 butterfly swimmer (Lauterstein) and the No. 1 backstroker (Stoeckel), but that’s one of the reasons you come with a number of people – to have cover for such things.” South African swimmer Cameron van der Burgh also claimed that as many as nine of his team members were facing similar problems.”We have nine members in the team who have reported Delhi belly symptoms but I wonder if we can blame the quality of water here,” van der Burgh said soon after qualifying for the men’s 50m breaststroke final on Thursday.last_img read more

After Rajya Sabha washout, govt ready for debate on Gaza

first_imgYielding to the opposition demand, government on Thursday agreed for a discussion in the Rajya Sabha on Gaza situation on July 21.Doubts, however, remain on whether the House will function even on Friday as the opposition wants discussion at the earliest.The opposition contended that a “wrong message” has already gone out to the world about the “silence” of Indian Parliament on such a serious issue.For the last two consecutive days, the issue echoed in the House which saw a deadlock as the opposition persisted with its demand for an early debate while the government resisted strongly, arguing that any discourteous remark could affect India’s relations with Israel and Palestine.External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj even wrote to Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari, saying that the notices given by opposition members for a debate are inadmissible but her contention was rejected.Ansari, however, did not give a ruling in favour of immediate discussion even, saying a date will be fixed for it in consultation with the government.After the ruckus ensured washout of the proceedings of Rajya Sabha with opposition parties like Congress, Left, SP, JD(U) and Trinamool Congress remaining adamant, the government on Thursday agreed to have a discussion on Monday.Official sources said the debate will take place at 12 pm on Monday.last_img read more

Into the city

first_imgWorld on your plateTucked away in the heart of South Delhi’s Clarion Collection-Qutab Hotel, The Hiatus is an oasis of calm. It’s also home to some inspired cooking. Divided into four sections, the restaurant offers a generous view of the green surrounds and has plenty of open air space to,World on your plateTucked away in the heart of South Delhi’s Clarion Collection-Qutab Hotel, The Hiatus is an oasis of calm. It’s also home to some inspired cooking. Divided into four sections, the restaurant offers a generous view of the green surrounds and has plenty of open air space to enjoy windy evenings. The interiors include marble top tables and walls adorned with wine and cigar humidors.The menu is adventurous, with Chef Piyush Jain producing exceptional world fusion dishes. Take for example, the watermelon salad. Served with parma ham for non-vegetarians and feta cheese for the herbivores, the salad is presented inside an emptied out, half cut watermelon. The choice of drinks ranges from local beer to international wines and punchy cocktails. For starters, the air bread with mini cottage cheese tikka looks more like a feat of engineering than a dish, with the cheese tikkas perfectly balanced on the air-filled bread pockets. The Spanish style chicken tikka is a brilliant piece of meat-the paprika-infused chicken chunks blend harmoniously with the mango salsa and crispy dehydrated vegetables.Another classic example of extraordinary fusion is the bacon wrapped chicken with makhani gravy. Makhani dal and bacon-two giants in their respective cuisines-come together seamlessly. More such gems include the exotic mushroom money bag served with saffron risotto and truffle oil-scented vegetables, and river sole with shitake mushrooms and asparagus, where the fish is properly rested and treated with the care and attention it deserves.For dessert, order the lemongrass kulfi, served with strawberry spaghetti and sweet ginger reduction. The flavours explode pleasantly in the mouth. We loved the daring and experimental food at The Hiatus, all served with big smiles.Meal for two Rs 4,000At Clarion Collection – Qutab Hotel, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, Katwaria Sarai, Qutab Institutional AreaTel 33036588advertisementBy Kavyanjali KaushikThe Other Robin SinghIf you want to search for him on Google, you have to type football next to his name, because invariably, you will land up on a page dedicated to his namesake cricketer. But the 24-year-old striker from the Bengaluru Football Club is creating a name for himself. Kavyanjali Kaushik caught up with Singh, who is currently training for the Asian Games, to be held in South Korea in September.Q. How has the journey been so far in Indian Football?A: I feel honoured to be representing my country in the upcoming Asian Games, but the journey for me has just begun and I will be working hard to be the best footballer this country has seen.Q. What are your favourite teams in EPL, World Cup, and other international football leagues?A: I like to watch the big teams playing in the premier league; I try to learn from those world- class strikers. In the World Cup, I was rooting for Netherlands, Germany and the previous champions, Spain.Q. Not only is there stark difference between the way cricket and other sports in the country are promoted, there is also a huge gender disparity, even in football. What do you think is the solution?A: Everything, except cricket in our country is considered a second-tier sport. As far as football is concerned, we should work at the grassroot level, open more academies to nurture young and buddingathletes, boys and girls like.Go PinkSeptember 14The 2nd Pinkathon International Women’s 10K Run-an all-woman marathon that aims to raise awareness about breast cancer and other issues related to women’s health-is set to take the capital by storm again. Led by avid runner and fitness enthusiast Milind Soman, the event is divided into three categories-10 km, 5 km and 3 km runs. Registration for the event is open till September 1 on pinkathon.in.For more information 8879943659; [email protected] PlattersTill SeptemberBeat the heat with Cafe Turtle’s summer menu, which includes drinks and a delectable range of cold soups, fresh salads and delicious desserts.Meal for two Rs 1,300At Cafe Turtle’s across the city Tel 24655641Hauz Khas SocialQuirk BoxThe cosmopolitan comes with candy floss, the LIIT comes in huge test tube jars, the rum is filled in syringes and the sugar is in a capsule! These are just some of the eye popping things at Hauz Khas Social. The newest entrant in the HKV party scene, a trip to Social is must. Right from the water served in no-fuss glasses labelled ‘#paani’ to the bare bulbs hanging right down to your table, the restaurant effortlessly grows on you. There’s a certain quaintness to the space with red brick interiors, which are an extension of the Huaz Khas ruins.advertisementThe bustling HKV market slips away from your memory as you stand nursing your drink, looking at the spectacular view of the lake amidst. To think that this could be your workspace in the day and party spot in the evenings sure sounds fascinating. Plonk yourself on one of the comfortable couches in the upstairs section early in the morning with your laptop. Order a platter of healthy breakfast-a bowl of assorted fruits or a plate of pancakes-and work can never be as fun as this. Speaking of which, the food has been as meticulously planned as the space. There’s the Butter Chicken Biryani for the rice lovers, the Big Bad Burgers for those popping over with a big appetite.And there’s always comfort food like the fully loaded nachos or the mezze platter to accompany your drinks. 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India vs West Indies: Batsmen let the team down, says Sanjay Bangar

first_imgIndian batting coach Sanjay Bangar has admitted that although the wicket at Antigua was difficult for shot making, it was the batting line-up’s failure to perform to their potential that led to their 11-run defeat at the hands West Indies in the fourth ODI of the five-match series at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Sunday.After West Indies eked out 189 for nine wickets off their 50 overs, India failed to counter West Indies’ bowling attack and were eventually bundled out for 178 in 49.4 overs.Conceding that it was an extremely gettable score, Bangar said that it was his batsmen that let the team down, especially middle order’s failure pushed the team back.”The wicket kept getting slower and slower and shot making wasn’t really easy. Those have been the nature of wickets we have seen so far. We were playing on the same track just two days ago. So, wicket kept getting slower and slower, but we batted really badly to our potential because it was a gettable score. Just felt that the batsmen let the team down,” Bangar told the reporters.It was skipper Jason Holder whose five-wicket haul sealed the crucial win for West Indies and kept them alive in the series heading into the fifth and final match.He dismissed Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Shami in the space of just four balls to finish with the figures of five for 27, his best-ever ODI figures as India folded for 178.”Yes, we encountered the situation even in the previous games when we lost couple of wickets in the first ten. But we still managed to get close to 260 on the wicket which was very damp. When we play consecutive games on the same wicket it tends to get slower and slower, shot breaking was a bit difficult. But credit to them that they bowled and executed their plans really well. But, I just felt it was a very gettable score,” Bangar said.advertisementFor India, Ajinkya Rahane (60 off 91 balls) and former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (54 off 114 balls), were the only players who provided their side with some fight back.And Bangar admitted that his side was on the course of victory till the time Rahane was on the field.”The plan was definitely somebody to bat deeper in the innings and that is what Ajinkya did till the time he was given out. Till that time we were on course, but suddenly we lost couple of wickets. Those wickets in the middle order actually pushed us back and run rate kept on getting higher and higher,” he explained.India, who are still holding a 2-1 lead in the ongoing ODI series following their comprehensive wins of 105 and 93 runs in the second and third match respectively, will play the series-decider on July 6 in Sabina Park, Jamaica.last_img read more