IPL 2019: Rohit Sharma scores 8000 T20 runs, Amit Mishra takes 150th IPL wicket

first_imgRohit Sharma became the 3rd Indian batsman and the 8th overall to score 8000 runs in T20 cricket during Mumbai Indians 9th match of the 2019 Indian Premier League against Delhi Capitals.Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians skipper, needed just 12 runs before the start of the game to join Raina and Kohli in an elite list. | DC vs MI, IPL 2019 live score |Incidentally, Rohit Sharma became Amit Mishra’s 150th wicket in the Indian Premier League. Apart from Mishra, only Lasith Malinga has taken over 150 IPL wickets. Piyush Chawla (Kolkata Knight Riders), Dwayne Bravo and Harbhajan Singh (Chennai Super Kings) are also closing in on the 150-wicket mark in the IPL.Rohit Sharma has played T20 cricket for Deccan Chargers, India, India A, Indians, Mumbai, Mumbai Indians and has now scored 8018 runs in 307 T20 matches.Since 2008, Rohit Sharma has scored 4716 runs in 181 matches in the IPL. In fact, he is 3rd in the list of all-time leading run-scorers in the IPL behind Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina.In T20 Internationals, Rohit Sharma has scored 2331 runs including 4 hundreds.Meanwhile, Amit Mishra dismissed Rohit Sharma to get to 150 wickets in his 140th match. He has also played for Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.150 @IPL WicketsWe’re joining @MishiAmit in a dance-off too #DCvMI #ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/Z9vNX7d1vMDelhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 18, 2019Also Read | Can’t make plans for great batsmen like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers: Shreyas GopalAlso See:last_img read more

Fundraising Event for KPMSFT on June 10

first_img The Karen Peart Memorial Scholarship Foundation Trust (KPMSFT) will host its biennial major fundraising event on Sunday, June 10.There will be two concerts by the University Singers, under the distinguished patronage of Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, at the Phillip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, University of the West Indies (UWI), at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.Since 1996, the KPMSFT has been providing financial assistance to young people who are active in the Moravian Church in Jamaica, who are pursuing their academic goals in tertiary and secondary institutions.The Foundation is in memory of Karen Rosalind Yolonda Peart, first daughter of the Rev. Justin Leonard Peart (deceased) and his wife Lucinda Beverly Peart, retired principal of Bethlehem Moravian College, now Associate Professor at Northern Caribbean University.Mrs. Peart, who chairs the Foundation, said the KPMSFT is committed to enabling a lifelong sustainable education fund for Moravian youth. She indicated that the goal is to create an Endowment Fund of $25 million in 10 years (2015-2025).Reflecting on her late daughter, Mrs. Peart said that “[Karen] epitomised the heart of the Moravian Church’s thrust for missions through Christianity and education”.“That’s why we celebrate her as we raise funds continually to gift Jamaica’s youth with the blend of spiritual and academic learning,” she added.Karen succumbed to scleroderma in 1994, weeks short of her 28th birthday. Over the past 22 years a total of 60 awards have been made, and the awardees are all leaders in their respective fields locally and internationally.Patrice Tomlinson-Nephew, a member of the KPMSFT Board of Trustees since 2014 and currently the Communications/Social Marketing Coordinator at the Ministry of National Security’s Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP), is a past beneficiary of the scholarship.Mrs. Tomlinson-Nephew said she is forever grateful for the scholarship, which she describes as having come at the “right time” in her life while she was pursuing her first degree in 1999.She lauded the KPMSFT for the indelible mark that it has placed on her life and so many other youth. She is, therefore, encouraging everyone to support the fundraising effort as the Trust seeks to make a difference in many more lives. The Foundation is in memory of Karen Rosalind Yolonda Peart, first daughter of the Rev. Justin Leonard Peart (deceased) and his wife Lucinda Beverly Peart, retired principal of Bethlehem Moravian College, now Associate Professor at Northern Caribbean University. The Karen Peart Memorial Scholarship Foundation Trust (KPMSFT) will host its biennial major fundraising event on Sunday, June 10. Story Highlights There will be two concerts by the University Singers, under the distinguished patronage of Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, at the Phillip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, University of the West Indies (UWI), at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.last_img read more

President CEO of Sempra Energy to retire later this year

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 12, 2018 March 12, 2018 KUSI Newsroom President, CEO of Sempra Energy to retire later this year San Diego’s Sempra Energy (SD Union Tribune)SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Days after wrapping up a massive $9.45 billion deal to acquire the largest utility in Texas, San Diego-based Sempra Energy announced Monday that Debra L. Reed will retire as president, CEO and chairwoman of the executive board later this year.Reed, who last month hit 40 years with Sempra Energy companies, will step down as president and CEO on May 1, but she’ll continue as chairwoman of the executive board until Dec. 1. She’ll be replaced as CEO by Jeffrey W. Martin, who currently serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, and as president by Joseph A. Householder, who is now the company’s corporate group president of infrastructure businesses.“We have a talented and deep management team (and) Jeff Martin and Joe Householder are both tremendous leaders who will be excellent stewards of Sempra Energy’s continued growth and success in the future,” Reed said in a statement. “Over many years, our board of directors has led a robust leadership succession planning effort, and today’s announcement of new officer elections reflects the successful implementation of this planning.”The retirement announcement comes just four days after regulators in Texas approved Sempra’s deal to buy Oncor, the largest utility in the Lone Star State, which serves about 3.5 million Texans. The Sempra-Oncor deal — in which Sempra agreed to several dozen conditions, including Oncor retaining an independent board, and rate savings initially going back to customers — succeeded where at least three others had failed, including a bid from Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.“Y’all are done,” the Texas Public Utility Commission chairwoman said Thursday in giving the deal its final stamp of approval, according to the Dallas Morning News.Reed, 61, has been Sempra Energy’s CEO since 2011 and assumed the top spot on the executive board in 2012. In announcing her pending retirement, she touted her recent accomplishments and the company’s positive outlook, including the acquisition late last week of Oncor, the largest utility in the Lone Star State, and the “anticipated launch of our liquefied natural gas export business in Louisiana next year.” She also mentioned growth of the company in Mexico, California and South America.“In her seven years as CEO, Debbie Reed has sharpened Sempra Energy’s strategic focus and led the company to new heights,” said William C. Rusnack, Sempra Energy’s lead director. “Under her leadership, Sempra Energy’s market value has more than doubled to nearly $29 billion.”Martin, 56, the future CEO, has served as Sempra Energy’s executive vice president and chief financial officer since January of last year. He’s been with Sempra for 13 years, including a period from 2014 to 2016 as CEO, president and chairman of San Diego Gas & Electric, one of the many utilities owned by Sempra. Martin has been with the company since 2004, when he startedin the mergers and acquisitions group.Martin currently serves on the board of directors of the California Chamber of Commerce, where he is a member of its executive committee, and the board of trustees of the University of San Diego, where he is a member of the executive committee and chairs the athletics committee.Householder, 62, who will take over as company president, has been in his current position leading Sempra’s infrastructure businesses since January 2017. The position has him overseeing the company’s operations in midstream, liquefied natural gas, renewable energy and Mexico. Prior to taking on his current role, Householder was Sempra Energy’s executive vice president and chief financial officer from 2011 to 2016.He serves on the board of Advanced Micro Devices and is a member of the Tax Executives Institute, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association.With the Oncor deal done, Sempra Energy now employees roughly 20,000 people and serves 43 million customers worldwide. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Professor proposes theory of unparticle physics

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Howard Georgi, a physicist at Harvard University, has recently published a paper on so-called unparticle physics, which suggests the existence of “unparticle stuff” that cannot be accounted for by the standard model. Appearing in a recent edition of Physical Review Letters, the paper says that unparticle stuff would be very different than anything seen before. “If all of the stuff that is scale-invariant couples to all the stuff that isn’t in a way that gets weaker and weaker as the energy gets lower, then it could be that, at the energies we can probe today, we just don’t see the unparticle stuff at all,” Georgi explained. “There could be a scale-invariant world separate from our own that is hidden from us at low energies because its interactions with us are so weak.”These particle interactions would appear to have missing energy and momentum distributions. Georgi has calculated the peculiar distributions of missing energy for the decay of a top quark, which would signify the production of unparticle stuff. “The very confusing question of ‘What does unparticle suff look like?’ gets replaced by a simpler question: ‘How does unparticle stuff begin to show up as the energy of our experiments is increased?’” he said.He explained that a good way of understanding unparticle stuff is with neutrinos. Neutrinos have some properties in common with unparticle stuff. For example, neutrinos are nearly massless and therefore nearly scale invariant. They couple very weakly to ordinary matter at low energies, and the effect of the coupling increases as the energy increases. “Very often, in a scattering experiment, we can infer the existence of neutrinos by adding up the energy and momentum of the colliding particles and subtracting the energy and momentum of all the particles we can see to get the energy and momentum of the ‘missing’ (which just means that we don’t see them because they escape our detectors without interacting) neutrinos,” he said. “By doing the scattering many times, we can measure a probability distribution for the missing energy and momentum. And by looking at the distribution, we can tell whether there is one or two or more neutrinos missing in the particular process we are studying. “An interesting result of my analysis is that such a distribution for a process that produces unparticles looks like the distribution for a fractional number of massless particles,” he added. “This is weird, but it follows very simply from the scale invariance of the unparticles. It is the first glimmer of an answer to the question of how unparticles begin to show up.”Because the signatures of unparticle stuff would be very distinct, LHC experiments have the potential to verify the existence of unparticle stuff immediately. Georgi says that, in his opinion, unparticle stuff would be a more striking discovery than supersymmetry or extra dimensions, both of which point to just more new particles. Unparticle stuff, on the other hand, would be a different concept altogether. “I, and a number of other researchers, am now trying to push these ideas harder,” Georgi said. “Other weird properties of unparticles have already emerged. I expect more. It is great fun. Of course, it would be even greater fun if we actually saw stuff like this at the LHC. But even if we don’t, I believe that analyses like this are useful because they can shake us out of preconceptions that could cause us to miss important physics as the energy of our machines grows.”Citation: Georgi, Howard. “Unparticle Physics.” Physical Review Letters 98, 221601 (2007).Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Explore further Georgi, a highly regarded physicist well-known for his pioneering work in areas including supersymmetry, quantum chromodynamics, and grand unified theories, explains that the low-energy physics of nontrivial scale-invariance cannot be described in terms of particles. In this initial investigation of the idea, he gives a quantitative scenario of the production of unparticle stuff, and predicts how it could be experimentally detected in the upcoming Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the most powerful particle accelerator that will open in early 2008.In scale-invariant theory—where objects don’t change when their dimensional qualities are multiplied by a rescaling parameter—the concept of particles doesn’t work because most particles have a definite nonzero mass. In quantum mechanics, this isn’t a problem because the standard model does not have scale-invariance. But Georgi suggests that there could be an undiscovered sector of the standard model that is exactly scale-invariant.“I have been having a lot of fun with this,” Georgi told PhysOrg.com. “It is a phenomenon that has been understood mathematically for a long time, in the sense that we know of theories that have the peculiar property of scale-invariance. It is hard to describe this because it is so different from what we are used to. For us it makes a big difference whether we measure masses in grams or kilograms. But in a scale-invariant world, it makes no difference at all.”Georgi explains that photons, which are particles of light, have the property of scale invariance because they have zero mass. Multiplying all the photon energies by a factor of 1000 would make them look exactly the same. “Clever theorists (like Ken Wilson) showed long ago that there were crazier possibilities which do not involve particles with zero mass, but still have the property that energies can be multiplied by any factor to give a physically equivalent theory,” Georgi said. “[But] this is impossible if there are particles with any definite nonzero mass. That is why I called this ‘unparticle’ stuff.”This scale-invariant sector would interact very weakly with the rest of the standard model, making it possible to observe evidence for unparticle stuff, if it exists. The unparticle theory is a high-energy theory that contains both standard model fields and “Banks-Zaks” fields (which has scale-invariance at an infrared point). The two fields can interact through the interactions of ordinary particles under high enough machine energy or a low enough mass scale. center_img Citation: Professor proposes theory of unparticle physics (2007, June 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-06-professor-theory-unparticle-physics.html Unparticles may provide a new path to superconductivity Unparticles, but not particles, can fit in a theory that has the property of continuous scale-invariance, which is difficult to visualize. A fractal, like this Koch Curve, is an example of discrete scale-invariance because it looks the same if multiplied by a fixed number. Credit: Benoit Mandelbrot, Fractals.last_img read more

Minister enters Kaziranga with firearm

first_imgMunda, accompanied by top forest officials, went to the park on Friday at around 10 pm and was surrounded by forest guards besides his personal bodyguards provided by Assam Police. This action of the minister drew flak from conservationists and wildlife lovers. Wildlife NGO Natures Beckon condemned the incident, saying the minister has not only failed to protect the rhinos but also failed to respect the provisions of the Wildlife Protection Act.“The minister’s move to enter the park with a firearm is a kind of political gimmick to impress people and cover-up their (the government’s) failures,” said Soumyadeep Datta of Natures Beckon. He said the act clearly stated that except forest officials and guards, no one can enter wildlife sanctuaries or national parks with a firearm. The minister’s sudden visit to the park came after poachers on Thursday night killed a female rhino at the Kohora range of the park and took away its horn. Park director MK Yadav, however, said the minister did not violate the wildlife act by entering the park with a firearm. “I cannot comment on my superior. There is no violation of any act.” The forest minister could not be contacted for comment.last_img read more

CBI summons Kunal Ghosh over Saradha case

first_imgKolkata: Member of Parliament Kunal Ghosh was called by the CBI regarding the Saradha chit fund case on Monday. He met with the investigators in the morning and left CGO complex at around 4 pm. Sources informed that the talks between investigators and Ghosh were concentrated on his previous statements.Though Ghosh acknowledged the call, he refused to say anything related to the talks with the CBI officers. On Monday, he said: “I Went there and cooperated with the investigators. I will not comment anything regarding the investigation. I had earlier gone to the CBI office and cooperated with them. In future I will do the same if they need me.”According to the sources, CBI right now is trying to recreate the situation based on the letter and other statements of Ghosh, which they had recorded previously.last_img read more