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DJI Announces 3 New Professional Video Drones

first_imgBig news for aerial filmmakers! DJI announces the Inspire 2, M600 Pro, and Phantom 4 Pro.Just weeks after dropping the highly in-demand Mavic (Which we are giving away for free!) DJI announces three new professional video drones. Designed for today’s aerial filmmakers, the DJI Inspire 2, M600 Pro, and Phantom 4 Pro will all push your creativity and capture absolutely stunning images. Featuring advanced cameras, sensors, and intelligent flight modes — the hardest thing to do is pick which one you want the most.DJI Inspire 2The Inspire 1 became one of the most sought-after drones for professional videographers. It gave users far more control over the camera while in the sky, and its retractable legs allowed you to pull off some moves not possible with the Phantom line. Now, the Inspire 2 takes things to another level.The DJI Inspire 2 features an all-new processing system that can record up to 5.2K in CinemaDNG RAW or Apple ProRes. It can also capture H.264 or H.265 — all saved to a detachable SSD drive or MicroSD card. The Inspire 2 goes from 0-50mph in 4 seconds with a maximum speed of 67mph.There is an onboard 2-axis First Person View camera allowing camera operators and pilots to work in sync without worrying about obstacles. There are also new sensors added to the top of the Inspire 2, allowing more powerful obstacle avoidance overhead. Also built in is an optimized broadcast mode that streams 1080i footage live. With a dual battery system, the Inspire 2 has a maximum flight time of 27 minutes with the X4S camera. The drone also features a self-heating technology, allowing users to fly in low temperatures. Master and Slave remotes have a range of over 300 feet.New intelligent flight modes include Spotlight Pro which can rotate beyond 360-degrees and keep the subject in frame during flight. Profile will capture the subjects profile while flying forward. The Inspire 2 also gets the TapFly mode seen in the Phantom 4.DJI Inspire 2 Specs:Max flight time: 27 minutesMax speed: 67mphDual batteryMagnesium aluminium composite shellCarbon fiber arms2-axis FPV cameraIntelligent flight modesLive television broadcast capabilitiesThe Inspire 2 is available for pre-order at $2,999 but you will still need to order a camera. Here are the new cameras built for the Inspire 2.Zenmuse X5S Camera ($1,899)Micro Four Thirds mount20.8 MP sensor5.2K up to 30fps4K up to 60fps12-bit RAW12.8 Stops of Dynamic RangeCompatible with DJI FocusCompatible with Zoom lenses from 9mm-45mmH.264 and H.265 up to 100mbpsZenmuse X4S Camera ($599)20MP Sensor4K up to 60fps11.6 Stops of Dynamic RangeISO 12,80024mm equivalent prime lensH.264 and H.265 up to 100mbps In addition to the new cameras, DJI has also developed their own 7.85 inch and 5.5 inch displays. There is more information to come in the near future.The Inspire 2 starts shipping in December 2016.DJI M600 ProWe aren’t far removed from DJI announcing the Matrice 600 at NAB 2016 — and the company has already upgraded the hexcopter to the M600 Pro.The M600 Pro adds two more antennas on top for increased control, as well as DJI’s new A3 Pro Flight Controller technology. The antennas and retractable arms are pre-installed, allowed faster set-up time.Like the previous version, video transmission is controlled by Lightbridge 2, which offers a live video feed up to 1080p at 60fps from up to three miles away. The M600 Pro also features the previous SDI output, allowing broadcasters to play a live feed from the drone during production.The camera options are customizable to your camera setup, based on the type of gimbals available. The traditional Zenmuse gimbals allow DJI cameras like the Z30, XT, and X5R. You can also use a gimbal for the Panasonic GH4 or Sony a7 series. Where this drone really shines is in its ability to use the Ronin-MX gimbal to mount large cinema cameras from RED or ARRI.With no payload and six TB48S intelligent batteries, the M600 Pro will fly for 38 minutes. With a 12 pound (5.5kg) payload (like a RED or ARRI camera and Ronin-MX gimbal) the M600 Pro will hover for 18 minutes.DJI M600 Pro Specs:Max speed: 45mph/65kph (no wind)Max takeoff weight: 35lb/15.5kg6 intelligent flight batteries and charging bayRetractable landing gearA3 Flight ControlVideo Output: HDMI, SDI, USBThe M600 Pro is available now for $4,999.DJI Phantom 4 ProThe Phantom 4 Pro builds on top of the Phantom 4 released earlier this year. Its camera features a 1-inch sensor that captures 4K footage up to 60fps. It captures 20MP stills, and its mechanical shutter eliminates rolling-shutter bending. The Phantom 4 Pro controller has a built-in 5.5 inch monitor with increased brightness versus a typical tablet. The drone also features three new intelligent flight modes: Spotlight, Profile, and Circle. Battery flight time has been increased to 30 minutes. It can fly up to 31mph with full obstacle avoidance.The Phantom 4 Pro is available now for $1,499.So… Which one do you want? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

10 Things I Learned About Sales the Hard Way

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Every new salesperson stumbles. Despite what many of the “gurus” will try to sell you, sales is a craft that must be learned. If your goal is to be a top level, trusted advisor sales professional, you understand that there are skills, strategies, disciplines, a certain mindset, and a lot of other skills that you must continue to hone to get to the very top level in sales.  You will learn a lot along the way, and some things you will learn the hard way. But not every lesson needs to be learned through your own mistakes. You can learn valuable lessons without paying the price if you are willing to learn from other’s mistakes. Bad mistakes, I’ve made a few:Book Your Next Call While You Are in the Meeting: There was a time when I would leave a sales meeting without having booked another sales meeting with my prospect or client. I discovered that doing this made it nearly impossible to schedule the next meeting; it took dozens of phone calls and months to accomplish. Booking the call when you are sitting with your prospective client is the very best way to ensure you gain that commitment.Lead With Your Higher Price: It has become a common misconception of the ignorant and fearful that it is a good strategy to withhold your pricing until your prospective client wants what you are selling. It takes a while to learn that the sticker shock your prospective client feels when they see a higher price makes it far easier to justify the delta between your price and your competitors. Leading with a higher price, with confidence, makes justifying the difference between you and your competitors’ price easier, not harder.Don’t Present Anything More Than You Need To: When I was young, I worked for a company that provided me with an 84-page presentation. I literally read my prospective clients every page of the 84 pages, oblivious to the fact that I was turning them into zombies. It took me time to learn to pare down my presentation to only what was necessary and to only present what the prospective client needed to see to say yes.Ask for Your Money: I’ve had clients that spent millions of dollars with me and my company who believed they had a right to ignore the agreement we had made around payment terms. It can be difficult to ask someone to pay you hundreds of thousands of dollars, especially when you are young. At some point, I recognized that we had earned the money and we had a right to collect it.Assume You Need the Support of More People: I have felt very safe in a relationship with a single stakeholder who I believed was all that was necessary to win an opportunity. Later I was surprised that people I had never met, and who had nothing to do with the opportunity, had killed it. It is easier to get consensus when you include people in the process from the beginning rather than springing it on them later. Make sure you have all of the stakeholders involved from the beginning.Deal With the Elephant in the Room: Problems don’t age well. Many people will sit in a room perfectly content to avoid the most difficult and important issue. This is especially true for salespeople who believe they jeopardize an opportunity by bringing up the challenges in generating the results their dream client needs. But you win your prospects trust when you’re willing to “go there” and tackle the big issues.Leadership’s View of the Problem Is Often the Problem: At one point in my career, I was thrilled to be working with leaders of companies. They would share their sophisticated and nuanced view of their strategic challenges. It was fun and exciting. When it came time to execute, I found out that the ground truth, the real challenges, were very different than the leader’s view. A holistic view of the presenting problem and the root cause is easy to discover when you work North and South through your prospective clients or chart.Sustained Success is Found in a Full Pipeline: Early in my career, I had three major clients that were generating a massive amount of commission. I sat on these accounts like a mother hen sits on her eggs. All I wanted to do was keep them warm and safe. Over the course of a few months, I lost two of those accounts, cutting my income by about 70 percent. The only way to sustain success in sales is through a full pipeline of opportunities.You Have to Lead Highly Compensated Employees: When I became a leader I thought the easiest thing to do would be to hire people, pay them well, and that would be enough to prevent me from having to lead and manage them. That strategy failed every time I tried it. It turns out that everyone on your team needs to be led.Delegate and Help People Grow: Throughout my work life I have done a lot of work that I shouldn’t have because I believed I could do that work better and faster than anyone else. Even when this was true I was wrong. By doing the work myself, I wasn’t doing the most important work, the work where I was the primary value creator. I was also depriving my team of the experience they needed to grow and become even better than I was at that work. You help people grow when you delegate–including you.last_img read more

The Leadership Playbook: Put Everyone On a Plan

first_imgThe poorest performing salespeople are invariably put on on an individual performance plan, or a personal improvement plan. Sometimes this is because the person they work for cares enough about them to help them succeed. Other times, the intentions are not so nice, and the performance improvement plan is the step required by human resources before releasing the under-performer.The highest performing sales people are never put on a plan. They get a lot of individual attention because they make things happen. It’s easy to get attention from your sales manager when you are creating and pursuing a lot of opportunities. By creating a lot of opportunities, you also get the coaching and the resources to help make sure you win them.If 20 percent of the sales force is underperforming, and if the top 20 percent is the top 20 percent, that leaves 60 percent in the no man’s land that is the middle of the bell curve. The people in the middle of the bell curve aren’t doing poorly enough to be put on a plan to improve their performance. Nor are they doing well enough to get the kind of attention normally reserved for top performers.Many in the middle never do so poorly that they are removed from their role, and never do well enough to threaten the top 20 percent. But there will always be a top 20 percent, and there will always be a bottom 20 percent. The goal of the sales manager or sales leader is to move the entire bell curve to the right.If you can imagine a curve with a line drawn right through the middle at the 50 percent mark, your goal would be to move the line that is the 50 percent mark to the right, maybe where the 60 percent mark is now. You would want to pull everyone in that direction. The top performers would perform better than they are now. The next 30 percent would perform better, as would the 30 percent behind them. In the bottom 20 percent would all be a little bit to the right of where they are now.Everyone on your team needs a plan to improve their performance. The top performers are capable of more, and both you and they know it. Some of the bottom performers may struggle, and they may need to find another line of work if you can’t help them perform better. The middle neglected 60 percent can all do better, but they would need some attention to turn in that performance.The top performers need a plan to stretch them and help them reach their full potential. The middle 60 pecent need a plan to grow from where they are, some of whom may eventually end up in the top 20 percent. And until you are certain you’ve done everything in your power to help the bottom 20 percent, you need to invest the time and energy to help those who are willing to perform better.Put yourself on a plan to put all your people on a plan.last_img read more

Stephanie Frappart is 1st woman to referee match in French top flight

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Big Ben runner has bad time at end of London Marathon Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting French referee Stephanie Frappart gestures during her French League One soccer match between Amiens and Strasbourg, at the Stade de la Licorne stadium in Amiens, France, Sunday, April 28, 2019. Stephanie Frappart is the first woman to referee a Ligue One soccer match in France. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)AMIENS, France — Stephanie Frappart became the first woman to referee a match in the French first division when she took charge of the Amiens vs. Strasbourg game on Sunday.The 35-year-old Frappart had already refereed at second-tier level in France and she will also referee at the women’s World Cup later this year.ADVERTISEMENT The game finished 0-0.Frappart showed yellow cards to two Strasbourg players in the first half and cautioned one player from each side late in the second half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Nico Rosberg on top in opening Belgian Grand Prix practice

first_imgNico Rosberg comfortably topped the timesheets at the end of Friday’s opening practice session for the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix.The German set a pace of one minute 48.348 seconds, 0.730 seconds ahead of Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton, on a glorious sunny day at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.Rosberg was one of four drivers to briefly test the “halo” head protection device during the session, even setting his benchmark time with it fitted to his car.Teams are trying out the concept ahead of the delayed introduction of some form of cockpit protection in time for the 2018 season. (Also read: Lewis Hamilton to take hefty grid penalty in Belgian Grand Prix)Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz, Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg and Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo were the other drivers to test it out.Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, a four-times winner at Spa, set the third fastest time, 0.799 seconds adrift of Rosberg’s best.Sergio Perez was fourth in the Force India ahead of the second Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel. Daniel Ricciardo, who won the race in 2014, was sixth ahead of team mate Max Verstappen, for whom Sunday’s race is the closest the Dutchman has to a home event.French teenager Esteban Ocon, making his Grand Prix debut this weekend with backmarkers Manor in place of cash-strapped Indonesian Rio Haryanto, ended the session 16th. He was quicker than fellow Mercedes-backed team mate Pascal Wehrlein in 19th.Fernando Alonso completed only three laps in his McLaren and did not set a time, with his team deciding to change his engine after discovering a water leak. (Also read: Rejuvenated Lewis Hamilton has 50th win in his sights)advertisementA number of drivers also tested a stronger prototype Pirelli tyre designed to better deal with running over kerbs.Hamilton leads Rosberg by 19 points in the standings and heads into Sunday’s race aiming to become only the third driver ever to score 50 career wins.But the reigning triple champion is set to take a penalty that will force him to start near the back of the grid for exceeding his permitted allocation of engine components.The Briton ran a fresh power unit in practice which included a sixth turbocharger and Motor Generator Unit (Heat) hybrid component.That is one more than the five for the entire season permitted by rules and incurs a 15-place grid drop.last_img read more

India vs England, 4th Test, Day 2: As it happened

first_imgWelcome to our coverage of the second day of the fourth Test between India and England in Mumbai. (SCORECARD | BALL-BY-BALL UPDATES)16.34 IST: STUMPS! A fighting day of Test cricket that ends on even terms. England posted 400 and India have begun well to get into this position. KL Rahul got off to a brisk start but the aggression got the better of him. England would have hoped for more wickets at that time but the pair of Pujara and Vijay then saw India through with a fine unbeaten 107-run stand. India 146/1 at stumps, trail England 400 by 254 runs. Vijay 70*, Pujara 47*Both Pujara and Vijay were superb at playing with the bowling especially the spinners and both used contrasting ways. Vijay was happy to take the attack to the English spinners while Pujara was happy to play the waiting game and build the innings. India will want these two to carry on and put in a huge first innings score on the board since batting will get progressively difficult.England will be disappointed with the way they have bowled. The pitch has been assisting the spinners but they lacked discipline to sustain any pressure. The hosts still trail by 254 runs and will hope to get as close to England’s total as possible. The visitors on the other hand, will want to come back fresh, with new plans and stay in the game with a flurry of wickets.16.17 IST: PARTNERSHIP! Vijay and Pujara have now been involved in a partnership of 100 runs. India 139/1, trail England 400 by 261 runsadvertisementThe @mvj888 & @cheteshwar1 combination is leading a list of some extraordinary gentlemen in terms of best partnership averages in Tests BCCI (@BCCI) December 9, 2016FIFTY! 15th Test 50 for @mvj888 @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvENG BCCI (@BCCI) December 9, 201615.43 IST: MCG ODI – Australia thrash New Zealand in the third match by 117 runs to sweep the series. (SCORECARD)15.41 IST: FIFTY! Murali Vijay reaches his 15 half-century. India 108/1, trail England 400 by 292 runs15.33 IST: DRINKS! Vijay and Pujara have looked solid in their approach. The duo has put on 65 for the second wicket. India 104/1, trail England 400 by 296 runs15.14 IST: CHANCE MISSED! Rashid bowls it outside off, Vijay looks to work it through mid-wicket but misses and the ball runs past the keeper towards fine leg. A bye taken.15.07 IST: PARTNERSHIP! Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara have added 51 runs for the second wicket. India 90/1 in 31 overs, trail England (400) by 310 runs15.02 IST: FOUR! Full toss and BOOM! Rashid slips out a full toss outside off, Vijay makes the most of it by slamming it over mid off for a boundary. That was a bad ball and duly hit. India 86/1, trail England 400 by 314 runs14.40 IST: England have opted for a referral for a lbw decision given not out against Pujara. NOT OUT! Waste of a review! Floated outside off, spins away a touch, Pujara looks to pad it away but does not seem to have picked it. It looked like a hurried decision to pad it away. Cook is convinced and goes for the review. The impact isn’t an issue since he was not offering a shot. Ball Tracker shows it to be missing the stumps. Wonder how Rashid said that it was a googly since it looked like a regular leg spinner that came of the front of the hand. IND 73/1, trail by 327 runs14.34 IST: FOUR! Leg Byes! Angled on the body, Pujara looks to leave after getting hit on the body. The ball runs down to the fine leg fence. Leg byes signaled. IND 68/1, trail by 332 runs14.25 IST: Vijay and Pujara are out to bat. Will India continue to take the spinners on or will they look to build taking their time? England to begin with Jake Ball.14.12 IST: UPDATE! Paul Reiffel underwent precautionary tests yesterday, which came back all clear. Paul, however, has been advised to rest, which is the normal course prescribed following a concussion. As such, he will not take any further part in the Mumbai Test and has been replaced by Marais Erasmus.At Tea on Day 2 of the 4th Test, #TeamIndia are 62/1 (Vijay 31*, Pujara 7*). Follow the game here – BCCI (@BCCI) December 9, 201614.12 IST: TEA! India reach 62/1 at the end of second session. A session with which the hosts will be the happier side. Soon after the lunch, the Indian spinning duo completed the job by picking the last 2 wickets in a quick succession. The Indian batsmen came on to bat with an attacking intent and played their shots freely. This led to their first wicket as Lokesh Rahul got too ambitious and fell to Moeen Ali.advertisement13.53 IST: SIX! Vijay finally connects cleanly. Floated on off, Vijay gets under it and launches it over the head of Adil Rashid for a maximum. One wonders how long India are looking to keep hitting such shots? India 55/1, trail England 400 by 345 runs13.42 IST: WICKET! Poor shot and Rahul departs. Floated outside off, spins in, Rahul shapes to drive it through covers but misses the line of the ball completely. The ball turns in sharply and disturbs the furniture. Moeen is delighted and why not, that was well bowled and he got good turn on that one. Rahul departs for a low score again. He looked too eager at times today. India 39/1 (14 overs), trail England 400 by 361 runs13.31 IST: DRINKS! Indian openers KL Rahul and Murali Vijay have batted beautifully so far. India 36/0 (12 overs), trail England 400 by 364 runs13.02 IST: FOUR! Beautifully driven. Replica of the Vijay boundary. Woakes pitches up outside off, Rahul leans beautifully into the shot and drives it through mid off for a boundary. India 11/0 (4 overs) vs England 40012.59 IST: 10 years ago, England had scored an identical 400 against India in their first innings in Mumbai. The Andrew Flintoff-led side won the encounter by 212 runs.12.50 IST: FOUR! A delicious half volley to start with by Chris Woakes. Murali Vijay’s eyes lit up seeing that and drives it through mid off for a boundary. Gets off the mark in fashion and gets the scoreboard ticking. India 4/0 in 1.1 overs12.45 IST: India openers KL Rahul and Murali Vijay walks out in the middle. James Anderson starts with the new ball.12.34 IST: That’s it! England are all out for 400. Ravindra Jadeja makes Jos Buttler his last victim to finish with 4/109. Buttler batted extremely well for his 76. That ends a very good effort from England with the bat. They won the toss before but didn’t make the most of it, they have posted exactly 400 here with some vital contributions. Debutant Keaton Jennings helped them get a great start and they were cruising at 230 for 2 before a mini collapse brought India back in the game.Reuters PhotoEngland were once again rescued by the lower order with Jos Buttler playing well for his 76. He got good support from the other end as the Indian bowlers failed to show the discipline they have so far in the series. Ashwin (6/112) and Jadeja (4/109) did the bulk of the bowling and shared ten wickets between them.12.13 IST: Ravichandran Ashwin starts proceedings after lunch. England 385/8 (Jos Buttler 64*, Jake Ball 29*)At Lunch on Day 2 of the 4th Test, England are (Buttler 64*, Ball 29*). Follow the game here – #INDvENG BCCI (@BCCI) December 9, 201611.32 IST: LUNCH! 97 runs at the loss of 3 wickets will sum out an even session but in the context of this match and under the circumstances one would say that England have definitely won the session. The spinning duo of Ashwin and Jadeja troubled the English lower middle order and took some early wickets by sending Stokes, Woakes and Rashid back to the dressing room. England 385/8 in 125 oversadvertisement11.18 IST: Second new ball has been taken by India. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the proceedings from this ball. England 372/8 in 121.1 overs11.07 IST: MCG ODI – Australia 143/4 in 33 overs against New Zealand. David Warner 80*, Travis Head 26* (SCORECARD)10.58 IST: FIFTY! Jos Buttler slams his sixth half-century. England 353/8 in 116.1 overs10.40 IST: WICKET! Jadeja strikes again and this time it’s Adil Rashid. Jadeja bowls the arm ball, Rashid leaves it for reason best known to him, but the ball keeps coming in. He watches the ball hit the top of off and Jadeja takes off. A brilliant ball that, Jadeja has been superb and he again gives India a timely wicket. England 334/8 in 112 oversR Ashwin now 239* wickets in 43 Tests!Next best after 43 Tests: 222 wkts by Dennis Lillee and Waqar Younis#IndvEng Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 9, 201610.20 IST: WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja strikes and Chris Woakes has to depart. Once again Jadeja produces this magical delivery, which lands just outside off and turns sharply. This time the ball manages to catch the outside edge of Waokes’ bat who prods forward in defence and Patel behind the stumps takes a good sharp catch. It’s too good of a delivery for the lower order right handed batsman. Jadeja finally reap dividends for his efforts. England 320/7 in 107.3 overs10.10 IST: Virat Kohli injures his left knee while making a sliding attempt and looks to be in some pain. However, after a brief medical attention, an extremely fit Kohli is back on the field. England 313/6 in 104.1 overs10.03 IST: NOT OUT! An lbw call against Jos Buttler is not given, Virat Kohli is not sure but still goes for the review after consultation with the bowler Ravindra Jadeja. India now have lost both their reviews. England 305/6 in 100 overs09.42 IST: OUT! Ashwin bags his 23rd Test five-wicket haul, removes Stokes for 31. Decision overturned. India strike early through Ashwin. Tossed up beautifully around middle, Stokes looks to defend it across the line and gets beaten by the turn. The ball then goes into the hands of Kohli at first slip. India start celebrating but the umpire says not out. Kohli decides to review it and the replays show that the ball went off the outside edge of stokes’ bat, confirmed through snickometer. Stokes is not happy with the decision and walks back in denial. ENG 297/6 in 97 overs09.36 IST: FOUR! Stokes making his intent clear. Served full around off by Jadeja, Stokes gets down on one knee and sweeps it through front of the mat at deep mid-wicket for the first boundary of the morning. ENG 296/5 in 96 overs09.29 IST: Game time! The players are out in the middle. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler are out to continue batting. Ashwin to start for India.09.25 IST: India will want to get rid of the England tail as soon as possible and restrict them. The visitors on the other hand, will hope to add as many as possible since batting is going to get difficult as the game progresses. England like to score quickly and Kohli hates going for too many runs. Whoever wins this first session is likely to stay in control of this game.09.00 IST: PITCH REPORT! Sunil Gavaskar reckons the pitch is dry and hence the ball is turning as much it is. Opines that the turn is only going to be more and more. He spots areas on the deck which are starting to open up. Nasser Hussain adds that there has been more bounce on offer for the spinners. Gavaskar opines that if England score 80-90 more today, India will be on the back foot.Some short stuff being served before the start of Day 2. Captain @imVkohli at it #TeamIndia #INDvENG @Paytm Test cricket BCCI (@BCCI) December 9, 2016Ravichandran Ashwin brought India back in the game after Keaton Jennings slammed a hundred in his first innings of Test career.Debutant Jennings scored a magnificent century as England reached 288/5 at stumps on Day 1. Now with Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler at the crease and bowlers to follow, it will be interesting to see how they go about their effort today.The second new ball is available and India will be keen to exploit the morning freshness at the Wankhede and wipe out the remaining wickets as early as possible.last_img read more

With Giannis Sidelined Bucks Beat Bulls 118-105

first_imgCHICAGO (AP) — Shabazz Muhammad and fellow reserves Brandon Jennings and Tony Snell took care of the scoring with Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo sidelined by a sprained right ankle.Muhammad scored 21 points and the Bucks overcame another sluggish start to beat the Chicago Bulls 118-105 on Friday night.“The start of the game was a little bit rough for us,” interim coach Joe Prunty conceded. “But I loved what our bench did. They were impressive down the stretch. Good win.”The lottery-bound Bulls led by as much as 32-20 in the first quarter before Muhammad, Jennings and Snell came up big off the bench.Snell matched his season-high with 18 points, while Jennings had 16 points and five assists to help the Bucks (38-34) move within a half-game of the seventh-place Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference playoff race.“Giannis is one of the best players in the world and he does so much for us,” Muhammad said. “We all had (to contribute). One guy isn’t going to replace him. That’s what we did.”Denzel Valentine led Chicago with 20 points, and Cameron Payne had a career-high 17 points and six assists. The Bulls have lost four in a row.Jennings had 10 points and three assists in the second period, which the Bucks opened with a 14-3 spurt for a 38-37 lead.Snell scored eight points in the third period, which saw the Bucks extend their lead to 90-82.Late starts and shoddy defense plagued Milwaukee in recent games, and this one was no different.The Bulls connected on five of their first seven field goal tries to take a 15-4 lead less than four minutes into the game. They took a 34-24 advantage into the second period before the Bucks bench swung the momentum.“I loved our effort, especially early,” coach Fred Hoiberg said. “We came into the game with the right mentality. I thought we really set the tone in the first quarter.”TIP-INSBucks: The 3-point and paint areas have been the root of their problems on defense of late. At the start of the day, they ranked 23rd in opponents’ 3-point percentage and 24th in defensive rebounding percentage this month. … G Matthew Dellavedova reported improvement in his sprained right ankle but there remained no timetable for his return.Bulls: Payne tweaked his right ankle in third quarter. “I had X-rays,” he said. “Everything was fine.” … Rookie F Lauri Markkanen shook off some pre-game back stiffness and started after a five-game absence. F Paul Zipser (sore right foot) was unavailable. … G Antonio Blakeney (fractured left wrist) will sit out the rest of the season.NEXT MAN UPThe Bucks were optimistic that Antetokounmpo’s injury would not complicate their playoff run.“I can’t give you an honest answer and say exactly when he’s coming back, but I believe it will be sooner rather than later,” Prunty said. “I don’t think it’s worthwhile speculating at this time.”MORE AIR TIMEAntetokounmpo will be featured on CBS’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday. The segment will trace his unlikely rise from a gangly kid in Athens, Greece, to a 23-year-old NBA franchise player.RAMBLER MANHoiberg was among the legion of Chicago area fans who had a rooting interest in NCAA Tournament game between the hometown Loyola and Kansas State, led by Bruce Weber, the onetime Illinois boss.“Loyola is just so much fun to watch right now with all the different storylines,” Hoiberg said. “Knowing Bruce, I know he’s going to put a great game plan together. It should be an exciting game, but I gotta go for the Ramblers.”UP NEXTBucks: Host San Antonio on Sunday.Bulls: At Detroit on Saturday night.TweetPinShare22 Shareslast_img read more

10 months agoAston Villa manager Smith unsure about Abraham & Chelsea

first_imgAston Villa manager Smith unsure about Abraham & Chelseaby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa manager Dean Smith admits he’s not sure if the club will retain Tammy Abraham.The Chelsea loanee has fired in 12 goals for Villa this season and reports have suggested he could return to Stamford Bridge to be loaned out to a Premier League club.Asked about the speculation, Smith said: “I’ve no idea about the contract situation if I am honest. All we can do is work with him, we have a good relationship with Chelsea.”Eddie Newton [Chelsea’s loan technical coach] was up here over a month ago, looking and checking at his development.”He’s been developing with us all the time. He is enjoying his football and I think that is a big thing in the development of the young lad’s future.”He wants to go and keep scoring goals for us and that’s what we are in control of at the moment.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

How to Use a Chainsaw Without Losing a Finger (Or Worse)

first_img The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers 1. Limbing. 2. Bucking. 3. Felling. STIHLPicture this: You wake up one morning and see the big dogwood tree in your front yard growing ferociously above your driveway and a row of overgrown shrubs lining the house. You think to yourself, “Hey, I’m a handyman. Let’s cut some of those limbs down and clean this place up.”Why spend money on a tree service when you can get the job done with a chainsaw yourself, right?For starters, knowing how to operate a chainsaw isn’t your everyday task, but it is a dangerous one. Simply grabbing a chainsaw from Lowe’s and hacking everything in your yard down is going to be much harder than it looks, and you’ll need to be prepared for the task at hand.There are rules for operating a chainsaw safely and, today, we’re going to give you the rundown, including appropriate equipment, starting methods, and proper chain and gas maintenance. We spoke to STIHL representative Jeff Taylor to gather everything a beginner needs to know when learning how to use a chainsaw.Safety FirstSaftey is priority No. 1. Like any job you do, you need to be properly dressed. STIHL recommends the following gear:Hard hat — or you can even take it a step further with a helmet system ($27) that includes a hard hat, face screen, and ear plugs.Slip-resistant and cut-protection gloves ($27)Eye-protective goggles ($11)Cut-retardant or steel toe bootsChaps with 6 to 9 layers of cut-retardant material ($60)(Note: The CDC says there are around 36,000 chainsaw-related injuries annually. So when we say safety first, we mean it.)STIHLNext, you’ll want to survey the area you’ll be working in. Make sure there are no bystanders around and keep clear of telephone lines, cars, or anything else that might get damaged. With that being said, it’s a good idea to have someone else there in case of emergency.Another rule of thumb for using the chainsaw safely and correctly is to never operate the unit over shoulder height or on a ladder. It’s easy to think you can just climb a ladder and start laying waste on the foliage in the yard. However, if it requires over-the-shoulder utility or you need a ladder to reach certain limbs, STIHL recommends turning to your local tree-hacking specialists. The risk of injury is not worth it.Prepping the ChainsawWe’re almost ready to start operating the chainsaw, but first, take a quick inspection of the unit to assure everything is in place, there is nothing missing, and the chain is not loose.Chainsaws use two-stroke fuel, meaning you’ll need a mix blend (2.6 ounces of oil per 1 gallon of gas) and not just a can of regular gas. You could also opt for a can of Motomix ($30), a premixed ethanol-free fuel blend that has a 2-year-plus shelf life. You also need to make sure you keep your bar oil full so your chain stays lubricated.A lot of maintenance issues come from leftover fuel in the machine for too long or someone not mixing the oil and fuel properly. You’ll make it easier on yourself in the long run if you just have everything ready to go from the start.Starting a ChainsawNow it’s time to start the unit. Taylor gave us two STIHL-approved methods for starting a chainsaw:This first method is recommended for new users. First, place saw on the ground, with a level surface and strong footing. Place your right foot through the rear handle to keep the machine steady. Once you’re ready, take the left hand and reach over to hold the handlebar securely. Then, with your right hand, engage the chain brake to make sure the chain doesn’t move until you’re ready to start cutting. Lastly, pull straight up on the starter.The second method is for more experienced users or if you’re on a surface without good footing or if there is lots of underbrush beneath you. First, place the rear handle between your legs, behind the knee area. Then, grab the handlebar with your left hand, with your arm straight out. When you have support on left knee, and the handle is behind your right knee, pull up on the starter.Be sure to never let the chain touch the ground. This will not only damage and dull the chain, but it can cause unpredictable movements that may cause injury.Using a ChainsawWhen operating a chainsaw, you always want to stand to the left of the powerhead. Sorry southpaws, but these ‘saws are all designed with the cutting attachment on the right side and they must be used accordingly.A chainsaw is useful for three tasks: limbing, bucking, and felling.Limbing: Removing branches and limbs from a downed tree.Bucking: Cutting the trunk of a downed tree to length.Felling: Cutting an upright tree in a controlled, safe, and calculated manner. Editors’ Recommendations Aside from positioning and good footing, there are a few things that every beginner should be aware of before they start:Always know where the bar and chain are, and keep your eyes fixated on them to make sure you see everything you’re cutting.When cutting through a log, you’ll want to see where the log starts to pinch so you don’t allow the guide bar to get pinched. If this happens, you can experience what is known as a kickback, or when the guide bar flings back at the operator. The first line of defense against kickback is never to engage the saw with the upper corner of the bar — be aware of the position of the tip at all times. You should also practice good operating techniques, including using a firm, two-handed grip on the saw and keeping a sharp, tensioned chain.Some folks have a tendency to cut all the way through a log that is sitting above the ground. Remember: Never let the chain hit the ground.Another common mistake is when someone uses the machine like a knife or hand saw. This is not how a chainsaw operates. When bucking, or cutting a tree on the ground, put the guide bar into the cut closest to the powerhead. There is a bumper spike in front of the powerhead that is used as a leverage point so you can let the saw work through the log, rather than you try to saw through it.It’s important to recognize that the wood you’re cutting could be under a lot of tension. Watch the fibers of the wood and see how it reacts to your cuts. It’s easy than you might think to accidentally release a limb you didn’t see and experience a reactive force.Many first-time users have a tendency to use the tip of the guide bar when limbing. Use the rear of the bar with your bumper spike as much as possible.Felling and plunge-cutting techniques should be watched and researched beforehand — or left up to professionals. They’re simply too intricate to tackle after reading a manualWhen you’re done, it’s time for a beer. How to Shave With a Straight Razor 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider last_img read more

UACC Adds More Capacity to Its Chemical Tanker Fleet

first_imgzoom United Arab Chemical Carriers (UACC) has added the 45,612 DWT chemical tanker, UACC Manama (ex Bunga Balsam), built 2010 in SLS ShinaSb Shipyard, South Korea to its fleet.The addition follows  the delivery of UACC Riyadh and UACC Doha.The UACC Manama joins the company’s Chemical Tanker fleet of already 6 very similar units built in the same yard in 2011, 2012 and 2013.The UACC’s fleet comprises of 20 vessels, those being 2 IMO II/III MR, 7 Product MRs, 4 Panamax LR1 sister-ships and now 7 IMO 2 chemical MRs, including 5 with tanks fully coated with MarineLine paint.Press Release, June 20, 2014last_img read more

Free Screening Nights Program Renewed

first_imgThe Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation and Empire Theatres are continuing their commitment to promote local work with the renewal of their free Screening Nights partnership for 2007. Screening Nights, held three times a year, allow local audiences to see homegrown film productions and enable local film makers to promote their work. The first free screening this year will be Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Oxford Theatre with imX Communications Inc. and Hungry Eyes /Film Food Inc.’s Love, Sex and Eating the Bones. Love, Sex and Eating the Bones is a sexy, urban comedy about a guy who is addicted to watching pornography. He discovers love is stronger than fantasy when he meets and falls in love with the girl of his dreams. Starring Hill Harper (CSI: NY) and Marlayne Afflack (The Wire), this frank, smart production refuses to go for easy laughs, dealing with its subject in a realistic, yet often hilarious, way. The film, written and directed by David Sutherland, has received several awards including Best Canadian First Feature at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival, the Audience and Best Feature awards at the 2004 Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles and Best Film at the 2004 American Black Film Festival. Because of mature content, this film may not be appropriate for all ages. Viewer discretion is advised.last_img read more

Step Up to Honor Zoe Saldana At 2014 Inspiration Awards

first_imgNational mentorship organization Step Up will honor actress and advocate Zoe Saldana; Variety Editor-in Chief Claudia Eller; corporate honoree KPMG and graduating Step Up senior Tamia Walker at its 11th annual Inspiration Awards on May 30, held at the Beverly Hilton.The star-studded red carpet charity luncheon celebrates professional and philanthropic accomplishment, honoring influencers, executives, corporate partners and Step Up teens alike.“The Inspiration Awards exemplifies the impact of role models and mentors, whose dedication and work benefits so many lives,” Step Up CEO Jenni Luke says. “It is for this reason that we’re excited to recognize Zoe, Claudia, Tamia and KPMG, as they continue to inspire other women that inspire the next generation of girls.”The event will begin with a runway show presented by HALSTON HERITAGE, followed by Emmy Award-winning actress Julie Bowen, who will present the Inspiration Award to Walker. Walker was selected as the teen honoree from among her Step Up Class of 2014 peers for her achievements in Step Up’s after-school programs. Actress Constance Zimmer will also assist on-stage, helping Step Up raise vital funds during a fundraising challenge.Melanie Barr-Levey and Tanya Hekimian pull double duty, serving as both the co-chairs of Step Up’s Los Angeles Board of Directors and as co-chairs of the Inspiration Awards, while Willow Bay is the program’s honorary producer.In addition to the fashion show and awards ceremony, style lounges by partnering brands including HALSTON HERITAGE, LUNA Bar and Color Secrets, will open before and after the program. The style lounges provide guests with the chance to engage with Step Up partner brands and enjoy product sampling and services. The HALSTON HERITAGE lounge will allow guests to shop with 15% of proceeds benefiting Step Up. Other sponsors include The Container Store, Dogeared, U.S. Bank, WineSimple and media partners InStyle, Angeleno and Variety.Find out more here.Source:PR Weblast_img read more

Moroccan MP Sentenced to 5 Years for Misappropriation of Public Money

Rabat – An MP from the Istiqlal Party has been sentenced to five years in prison for misappropriation of public money and abuse of power.The Istiqlal Party MP, Abdellatif Abdouh, was sentenced by the Criminal Division of the Marrakech Court of Appeal on Thursday February 19th, to five years in prison and to pay a fine of 50,000 MAD in addition to the seizure of some of his properties.Abdellatif Abdouh was found guilty of corruption charges and the embezzlement of public funds. The former President of the Menara Gueliz municipality of Marrakech was also accused of the falsification of official documents and forgery. The case dates back to 2001 when the Menara Gueliz municipality sold municipal lands to Essadi Hotel for 1026 dirhams/m2 while the latter were reportedly worth 8000 Dirhams/m2.Seven city council members and a contractor involved in the case have received sentences ranging from 2 to 5 years in prison. read more

Morocco’s Benchaaboun Promises Tax Reform to EU Commissioner Moscovici

Rabat – Morocco’s Minister of Economy and Finance Mohamed Benchaaboun, and the EU commissioner for economic and financial affairs, taxation and customs, Pierre Moscovici, discussed Morocco’s efforts to promote good tax governance on Thursday, March 21, in Brussels.Benchaaboun said in a statement that, in addition to taxation, they discussed other topics of common interest. Benchaaboun added that the EU Council has taken note of “a positive evolution in Morocco’s commitment to respect the rules of good governance as they are generally practiced for all developed countries.” He asserted that Morocco will adopt a framework law this year on the “principles of taxation and good tax governance.”Moscovici welcomed Morocco’s fiscal efforts. “Morocco has done the right thing by modifying tax regimes that could be harmful [to] good tax governance,” he said.In 2018, the EU added Morocco to its tax haven “grey list” of countries given time to reform their fiscal policies. In March 2019, the union did not move Morocco to its “black list” of tax havens, but gave it until the end of 2019 to enact reforms, citing the progress Morocco achieved in 2018.As with other countries on the grey list, Morocco has one to two years to reform tax policies.After his meeting with Benchaaboun, Moscovici wrote a tweet praising “the fruitful cooperation with Morocco on good tax governance. Confident that the commitments made will be maintained!”The meeting also highlighted the prospects for economic cooperation between the EU and Morocco.“We have planned missions in the coming weeks to establish the principles of a much closer collaboration than in the past,” said Benchaaboun.Moscovici said he will soon be going to Rabat “to strengthen our economic cooperation.” He welcomed the “positive results,” citing in particular the EU-Morocco fisheries and agricultural agreements that will come into force “very soon.”In January, the EU Parliament passed the Moscovici-proposed amendment to the EU-Morocco agriculture agreement that includes Western Sahara. Pro-Polisario groups opposed the deal, saying that Morocco “exploits the natural resources” of Western Sahara.However, a group of Sahrawis urged the EU to adopt the agreement, citing benefits for the development of the region.In 2018, according to the EU Commission, Morocco’s trade with the EU was €39 billion. Morocco maintained a 1.2 percent share of EU international trade. The EU imports from Morocco were worth €16 billion and exports €23 billion. read more

Driver crashes into sign after possible medical emergency in Hamilton

A 27-year-old man was taken to hospital after crashing his pick-up truck into a convenience store sign in Hamilton.It happened just before 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Big Bee Convenience store on Barton St. and Pailing Ave.The grey pick-up truck struck the sign before becoming lodged on a large block of cement.Police say it appears the driver may have suffered from a medical emergency before crashing into the sign.Hamilton police are currently investigating the incident.

Somalia Security Council welcomes progress in peace process

In a statement read out by the current Council President, Ambassador Alfonso Valdivieso of Colombia, the 15-nation body indicated its firm support for the “unified approach of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to national reconciliation in Somalia.”The Council specifically lauded the Declaration on Cessation of Hostilities and the Structures and Principles of the Somalia National Reconciliation Process signed in Eldoret, Kenya, in late October. It also called on all parties to cease all acts of violence, specifically against humanitarian personnel, and to respect the Eldoret Agreement.The statement also welcomed the Joint Declaration issued by all involved parties on 2 December in Mogadishu stating their commitment to bring to an end all killings and abductions of innocent people and hijacking of public transportation in the city, and noted with satisfaction the start of the second phase of the Somalia National Reconciliation Process that same day in Eldoret.The Council expressed “serious concern,” however, over the situation of internally displaced persons in Somalia, and called on all armed factions to allow humanitarian personnel immediate and unfettered access to these populations at risk. read more

Man found with video showing sexual abuse of fiveyearold girl asks judge

first_img 32,121 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Conor Gallagher Short URL Read: Photos of children used in Doonbeg brochure without consent of parentsRead: Retired garda given €90k in damages after being attacked on duty No Comments center_img Source: Richard WoffendenA MAN WHO was caught with a video of an unconscious five-year-old girl being sexually abused will be sentenced later at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.Michael Flanagan (31) was also caught with downloaded child abuse material a year earlier in his family home.The accused’s defence counsel said he had started downloading the material due to the breakup of a long-term year relationship.Bernard Condon SC presented a psychological report which stated Flanagan became more and more involved in video games and online fantasy worlds and started browsing the “dark net” for child pornography.Judge Karen O’Connor said the video of the child was of particular concern. She adjourned sentencing until 3 March next and remanded Flanagan on continuing bail.Flanagan of North Strand, Dublin, pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing child pornography in 2012 and 2013.Garret Baker BL, prosecuting, said gardaí searched Flanagan’s family home in Artane on 13 November 2012 where they found an external hard drive in an upstairs bedroom.Flanagan was not home at the time.Examination of the hard drive revealed 18 child abuse images including four of children involved in sexual acts with adults or other children.On 6 September the following year Flanagan was living in Clontarf when gardaí again searched his home. They found a USB drive which was later analysed by the Computer Crimes Unit.It contained 35 images similar to the ones found on the hard drive. There was also a video file depicting a man attempting to have sex with an unconscious child who appeared to be about five years old.None of the subjects in the images have been identified.Flanagan was arrested and admitted ownership of the files. He has minor previous convictions for drugs and public order offences.Mr Condon said his client had been drinking almost daily since he was 16. He said before the offences he was in a four-year relationship during which his partner was unfaithful.The breakdown of the relationship led him to retreat into the online world, counsel said.Counsel asked the judge to consider a non-custodial sentence. He said his client was now in a new committed relationship and his partner was aware of the charges.He said the offence attracts a large amount of “public opprobrium”. Counsel noted that members of the press were in court and publication of the matter “will likely have severe consequences” for Flanagan.“I think the court is entitled to take that into account,” Mr Condon added.Comments are disabled for legal reasons Share17 Tweet Email Man found with video showing sexual abuse of five-year-old girl asks judge to spare him jail 31-year-old Michael Flanagan’s defence said he had started downloading such material after the breakup of a long-term relationship. Feb 7th 2017, 4:11 PM Tuesday 7 Feb 2017, 4:11 PMlast_img read more

Ireland survive firsthalf scare in Rome to notch bonuspoint win over Italy

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Subscribe By Murray Kinsella Sunday 24 Feb 2019, 4:51 PM Italy 16Ireland 26Murray Kinsella reports from Stadio Olimpico, RomeJOHNNY SEXTON KICKING out in frustration as he left the pitch in the 78th minute after being replaced by debutant Jack Carty said it all.A deeply frustrating afternoon for Ireland in Rome.In the end, Joe Schmidt’s men emerged with the bonus-point win that had been widely predicted but this was not a happy outing. Ireland celebrate Keith Earls’ try in the second half. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOA sluggish, error-strewn performance from Ireland left them trailing Conor O’Shea’s Italy 16-12 at the half-time break and though they got over the line for a fourth try through scrum-half Conor Murray, there is mountains of work to do.Schmidt made four changes to his starting team here and Ireland looked rather rudderless without regular captain Rory Best, as hooker Sean Cronin endured a tough day at the lineout and was called ashore early in the second half.Murray and his halfback partner, Johnny Sexton, once again struggled to get up to the controlling quality they showed themselves capable of in 2018. Others around them had similar issues as Ireland continually made handling errors and turned the ball over.The Italians, for their part, were more impressive and competitive than on any occasion since their 2015 World Cup clash with Ireland, deservedly scoring two tries and missing opportunities to do further damage to the visitors.Ireland’s bonus-point victory leaves them three match points behind Six Nations leaders Wales and still with some hope of winning a championship, although it will take something special over the closing two rounds for Ireland to claim an unlikely title.Despite the positive elements in this performance, Italy have now lost 20 championship games in a row, the most recent 13 of those under O’Shea, and they missed the chance to grab a first-ever losing bonus in the O’Shea era when replacement Ian McKinley’s late penalty dropped short and wide. Lock Quinn Roux, left wing Jacob Stockdale and Keith Earls – who played almost 70 minutes at outside centre after a head injury for Bundee Aki forced a reshuffle – were the other Irish try-scorers, but Schmidt has plenty of ammunition for a tough video review.  Quinn Roux burst over for a try in the first half. Source: James Crombie/INPHOIreland were in the unfamiliar position of trailing the Italians at the break, and deservedly so after an extremely poor opening 40 minutes that was rife with handling errors, loose passing, lineout failings and a total lack of the cohesion they had aimed for.Their opening four attacks failed due to the aforementioned shortcomings before they put together an impressive 19-phase passage that ended with Roux crossing to score.Aki and Dave Kilcoyne carried well in the build-up as Ireland played off Sexton, while Tadhg Furlong’s offload to Roux was followed by an excellent running line by the impressive Chris Farrell to put Ireland within striking distance, Ultan Dillane and Kilcoyne latching onto Roux to help him over for a try converted by Sexton.At the second time of asking, Italy out-half Tommaso Allan slotted a penalty – Sean O’Brien failing to release from the tackle before attempting a breakdown steal – to bring the Italians onto the scoreboard with a quarter played.But from the restart, lock Dean Budd misjudged the flight of Sexton’s kick and Michele Campagnaro spilled the ball in attempting to gather, allowing Stockdale to scoop it up 35 metres out and accelerate home for his 14th try in 17 caps.Sexton couldn’t convert and now the Italians truly came alive, Allan reducing the deficit off the tee with a second penalty, just after it had been confirmed that Aki had failed his HIA and Earls shifted permanently into outside centre, while Andrew Conway came onto the wing. Jacob Stockdale scored his 14th try in 17 Tests. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOThere was more sloppy play from Ireland before lively Italy scrum-half Tito Tebaldi broke on a quick-tap penalty and chipped ahead only to collide with Rob Kearney, who couldn’t exactly disappear. Ireland had been warned but they failed to respond.Instead, Cronin overthrew a lineout for the second time and Italy thundered at their visitors, fullback Jayden Hayward breaking inside Earls and going past the covering Kearney too easily.He was hauled down metres short on the left, but after a carry in midfield, Allan calmly floated a skip pass wide right to the unmarked Edoardo Padovani to score. He could have made the conversion easier for Allan, who missed off the tee again.And there was time for the Italians to take the lead just before the break as Tebaldi picked Murray’s pocket with Ireland attacking inside the home team’s 22, snaffling the ball from his opposite number’s hands to spark the counter.Tebaldi ignored Padovani on his right to grubber deep into the Ireland 22, where Kearney couldn’t gather under pressure and Conway just managed to halt Allan.Italy were calm again, with Tebaldi and Hayward swinging long passes out the left, where Maxime Mbanda ignored Luca Morisi in space and was hauled down. Morisi, however, wasn’t going to be denied as he picked and drove through Farrell to score. Luca Morisi scores for Italy. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOAllan couldn’t convert but Italy led 16-12 at the interval.Ireland’s second-half start didn’t give the travelling support too much confidence as Sexton’s restart failed to go 10 metres and then fullback Kearney knocked-on in an aerial contest.But captain Peter O’Mahony – who was man of the match – won a crucial turnover penalty in the Ireland 22 and, with Cronin replaced by Niall Scannell, Ireland built a strong attack from a lineout maul, Stockdale breaking on the fringe of it and Schmidt’s men winning a penalty under the posts.Murray tapped it to keep the tempo up and after strong carrying from the likes of O’Brien and Furlong, Earls switched to the left of a close-range ruck and danced inside Budd and Tebaldi, beating the diving tackle of replacement Alessandro Zanni to dot down Ireland’s third.Murray took over the kicking duties to convert and send Ireland into a 19-16 lead, but Italy continued to pose danger as Padovani broke down the right and into the Irish 22, only for a wild Tebaldi pass to be knocked-on by Zanni.Ireland continued to make their own errors, however, with Murray losing the ball forward off the back of a maul in the Italy 22 and Conway spilling it in the air soon after.Earls produced a searing linebreak off a deft Farrell pass heading into the final quarter but he was hauled down 10 metres out and Stockdale couldn’t hold the Munster man’s offload.  Conor Murray grabbed Ireland’s fourth try. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOBut Italy couldn’t take their invites back into the game and Ireland secured the bonus point in the 67th minute as – just after Dillane atoned for a knock-on with a strip in the tackle – Schmidt’s men kicked into the left corner.It took a second bite after Italy stole the first lineout but the Irish maul rumbled forward and Murray finished smartly, converting his own score.Italy scorers: Tries: Edoardo Padovani, Luca MorisiConversions: Tommaso Allan [0 from 2]Penalties: Tommaso Allan [2 from 3], Ian McKinley [0 from 1]Ireland scorers:Tries: Quinn Roux, Jacob Stockdale, Keith Earls, Conor MurrayConversions: Johnny Sexton [1 from 2], Conor Murray [2 from 2]ITALY: Jayden Hayward; Edoardo Padovani, Michele Campagnaro (Tommaso Castello ’73), Luca Morisi, Angelo Esposito; Tommaso Allan (Ian McKinley ’74), Tito Tebaldi; Andrea Lovotti (Cherif Traoré ’61), Leonardo Ghiraldini (captain), Simone Ferrari (Tiziano Pasquali ’52); Federico Ruzza, Dean Budd; Jimmy Tuivaiti (David Sisi ’52), Maxime Mbandà (Alessandro Zanni ’43), Braam Steyn.Replacements: Luca Bigi, Guglielmo Palazzani.IRELAND: Rob Kearney; Keith Earls, Chris Farrell, Bundee Aki (Andrew Conway ’13), Jacob Stockdale; Johnny Sexton (Jack Carty ’78), Conor Murray (John Cooney ’71); Dave Kilcoyne (Jack McGrath ’63), Sean Cronin (Niall Scannell ’48 – reversal ’74), Tadhg Furlong (John Ryan ’63); Ultan Dillane (HIA – Iain Henderson ’32 to ’39), Quinn Roux (Iain Henderson ’58); Peter O’Mahony (captain), Sean O’Brien (Josh van der Flier ’58), Jordi Murphy.Referee: Glen Jackson [New Zealand].Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Ireland survive first-half scare in Rome to notch bonus-point win over Italy Joe Schmidt’s men still remain some way off their best despite the victory at Stadio Olimpico.center_img Share22 Tweet Email2 28,558 Views Feb 24th 2019, 4:51 PM Short URL 128 Comments last_img read more