Ethical trends

first_imgRetail sales of Fairtrade products in 2007 were worth £493m, up a staggering 81% on 2006 sales of £273m, according to the Fairtrade Foundation.Sales have been increasing by over 40% year-on-year since 2002. Tea and coffee sales, in particular, have shown dramatic rises. Fairtrade coffee sales rose 24% to over £117m last year, while Fairtrade tea rose 24% to just over £30m. Fairtrade tea should account for one-tenth of all tea sold in the UK by the end of 2008.The figures were released by the Fairtrade Foundation, to coincide with Fairtrade Fortnight, which lasts until 9 March. Harriet Lamb, executive director of the Fairtrade Foundation, said: “After years of chipping away, Fairtrade supporters are finally beginning to make a significant impression on the way companies trade. Increasing numbers of people in the UK are buying Fairtrade goods as a practical action to tackle poverty in the developing world. But the scale and level of poverty worldwide demands that we all play our part to scale up Fairtrade. That means more companies offering more Fairtrade products and the public putting those Fairtrade goods in their shopping baskets.”Over 10,000 events across the UK have taken place during Fairtrade Fortnight, aimed at building awareness of how small changes in shopping habits can make big differences to producers around the world.last_img read more

Using body heat to speed healing

first_img Drawing inspiration from plants, animals to restore skin tissue “The AAD bonded to pig skin with over 10 times the adhesive force of a Band-Aid and prevented bacteria from growing, so this technology is already significantly better than most commonly used wound protection products, even before considering its wound-closing properties,” said Benjamin Freedman, a Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ postdoctoral fellow in the Mooney lab who is leading the project.To test how well their AAD closed wounds, the researchers tested it on patches of mouse skin and found that it reduced the size of the wound area by about 45 percent compared to almost no change in area in the untreated samples, and closed wounds faster than treatments including microgels, chitosan, gelatin, and other types of hydrogels. The AAD also did not cause inflammation or immune responses, indicating that it is safe for use in and on living tissues.Furthermore, the researchers were able to adjust the amount of wound closure performed by the AAD by adding different amounts of acrylamide monomers during the manufacturing process. “This property could be useful when applying the adhesive to wounds on a joint like the elbow, which moves around a lot and would probably benefit from a looser bond, compared to a more static area of the body like the shin,” said co-first author Jianyu Li, a former postdoctoral fellow at the Wyss Institute who is now an assistant professor at McGill University.The team also created a computer simulation of AAD-assisted wound closure, which predicted that AAD could cause human skin to contract at a rate comparable to that of mouse skin, indicating that it has a higher likelihood of displaying a clinical benefit in human patients.“We are continuing this research with studies to learn more about how the mechanical cues exerted by AAD impact the biological process of wound healing, and how AAD performs across a range of different temperatures, as body temperature can vary at different locations,” said Freedman. “We hope to pursue additional preclinical studies to demonstrate AAD’s potential as a medical product, and then work toward commercialization.” A hydrogel that helps stop uncontrolled bleeding Nanofiber dressings heal wounds, promote regeneration Relatedcenter_img Cuts, scrapes, blisters, burns, splinters, and punctures — there are a number of ways our skin can be broken. Most treatments for skin wounds involve simply covering them with a barrier (usually an adhesive gauze bandage) to keep them moist, limit pain, and reduce exposure to infectious microbes, but they do not actively assist in the healing process.More sophisticated wound dressings that can monitor aspects of healing such as pH and temperature and deliver therapies to a wound site have been developed in recent years, but they are complex to manufacture, expensive, and difficult to customize, limiting their potential for widespread use.Now, a new, scalable approach to speeding up wound healing has been developed based on heat-responsive hydrogels that are mechanically active, stretchy, tough, highly adhesive, and antimicrobial: active adhesive dressings (AADs). Created by researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, the Harvard John A. Paulson School for Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and McGill University, AADs can close wounds significantly faster than other methods and prevent bacterial growth without the need for any additional apparatus or stimuli. The research is reported in Science Advances.“This technology has the potential to be used not only for skin injuries, but also for chronic wounds like diabetic ulcers and pressure sores, for drug delivery, and as components of soft robotics-based therapies,” said corresponding author David Mooney, a founding core faculty member of the Wyss Institute and the Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering at SEAS.AADs take their inspiration from developing embryos, whose skin is able to heal itself completely, without forming scar tissue. To achieve this, the embryonic skin cells around a wound produce fibers made of the protein actin that contract to draw the wound edges together, like a drawstring bag being pulled closed. Skin cells lose this ability once a fetus develops past a certain age, and any injuries that occur after that point cause inflammation and scarring during the healing process.To mimic the contractile forces that pull embryonic skin wounds closed, the researchers extended the design of previously developed tough, adhesive hydrogels by adding a thermoresponsive polymer known as PNIPAm, which both repels water and shrinks at around 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The resulting hybrid hydrogel begins to contract when exposed to body heat, and transmits the force of the contracting PNIPAm component to the underlying tissue viastrong bonds between the alginate hydrogel and the tissue. In addition, silver nanoparticles are embedded in the AAD to provide antimicrobial protection. “This technology has the potential to be used not only for skin injuries, but also for chronic wounds like diabetic ulcers and pressure sores, for drug delivery, and as components of soft robotics-based therapies.” — David Mooney Works in patients on blood thinners or with bleeding disorders Additional authors of the paper include co-first author Serena Blacklow, a former member of the Mooney lab who is now a graduate student at the University of California, San Francisco; Mahdi Zeidi, a graduate student at University of Toronto; and Chao Chen, a former graduate student in SEAS who is now a postdoc at UMass Amherst.This research was supported by the National Institutes of Health, The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, and the Harvard University Materials Research Science and Engineering Center.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Funding to Renovate Vacant Commercial Space in Lancaster with a Thrift Store and Grocery

first_img March 10, 2020 Jobs That Pay,  Press Release New retail store will provide jobs for people facing barriers to workGovernor Tom Wolf today announced that Commonwealth Cornerstone Group (CCG) has completed a $5 million New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) transaction to renovate a vacant commercial building in Lancaster creating a combination thrift and grocery store. The new retail shop plans to open this year.The 27,000-square-foot retail space, located at 515 N. Franklin St., will be known as Treasures Market, and it aims to provide affordable merchandise and fresh food in a section of Lancaster that currently lacks access to these items. The store will offer discounted groceries, furniture, clothing and other retail items made available from closeouts and donations. Additionally, Treasures Market will provide jobs for low-income people and for those facing barriers to employment.“This new store will be a welcome sight for surrounding communities in Lancaster County,” said Governor Wolf. “The U.S. Department of Agriculture has identified three ‘food deserts’ in nearby areas that now will have access to fresh groceries that currently aren’t available. Closer proximity to more nutritious food will improve the quality of life for people there.”Treasures Market is expected to serve more than 31,000 people living within a one-mile radius of the store. About 61 percent of these people are considered low-income and 44 percent have low access to food, based on economic mapping data. The area served by the new store has an unemployment rate 2.33 times the national average.The new market will be jointly run by a subsidiary of the Treasures of Hope Foundation, known as Treasures Markets, and by the Water Street Mission. Treasures Markets will manage the day-to-day operation of the store. The Water Street Mission will facilitate the placement of low-income people and others facing barriers to work for employment at the market. Treasures Markets will distribute a portion of its profits to the mission in support of its work within the community.“The market’s customers and its employees will all benefit from the creation of this new store,” said PHFA Executive Director and CEO Robin Wiessmann. “People who weren’t able to find employment elsewhere will get the training and jobs they need to get work experience and become more self-reliant.”This project is expected to create 10 temporary, full-time construction jobs. Following renovation of the building, the project is expected to support 40 employees with an average starting wage of $12.33 an hour, or $25,646 a year. Based on the educational requirements of the new jobs, it’s estimated that 92 percent of these positions, or 37 jobs, will be accessible to low-income people.Treasures Markets will begin outreach efforts to hire people facing barriers to employment, including homelessness, disabilities, prior incarceration and long-term unemployment. These employees will receive career training and opportunities for advancement.About Treasures of Hope Foundation and Treasures MarketsThe Treasures of Hope Foundation is a nonprofit that serves Lancaster via community outreach efforts. Through the profits from its Treasures Markets subsidiary, and from grants and donations, the foundation will generate positive community impacts by making contributions to food banks, homeless shelters and other community service organizations. Treasures Markets was created to manage the operation of the planned Treasures Market retail stores. Its board members include members of the Water Street Mission and people with significant retail management experience.About Water Street MissionThe Water Street Mission is a nonprofit that serves the city and county of Lancaster. Founded in 1905, it provides low-income people with services including clothing, food, spiritual support, health services, dental care and career counseling. It provides more than 170 homeless people with shelter on a nightly basis. The programs overseen by the Water Street Mission are made possible by the work of more than 5,000 volunteers who donate more than 72,000 hours of community service each year.About Commonwealth Cornerstone GroupThe goal of CCG, through its administration of New Markets Tax Credits, is to fund projects in key areas of communities that have historic or cultural value and offer opportunities to spark economic revitalization. CCG utilizes NMTCs to provide loans and equity investments for business expansion, mixed-use development, and community facilities across Pennsylvania. Examples of past developments that have benefited from CCG’s investment of tax credits include Mill 19 at Almono in Pittsburgh, the Susquehanna Health Innovation Center in Williamsport and Eastern Tower in Philadelphia. Learn more at: the New Markets Tax Credit ProgramThe New Markets Tax Credit Program was established by Congress in 2000 to spur new or increased investments in operating businesses and real estate projects located in low-income communities. The NMTC Program attracts investment capital to low-income communities by permitting individual and corporate investors to receive a tax credit against their federal income tax return in exchange for making equity investments in specialized financial institutions called community development entities, such as Commonwealth Cornerstone Group. The program is administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Governor Wolf Announces Funding to Renovate Vacant Commercial Space in Lancaster with a Thrift Store and Grocerycenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

4,000 bikers join advocacy ride in NegOcc

first_imgAround 3,000 bikers rode towardsHinigaran, Negros Occidental in the third year, and last year, 3,500 bikersjoined the ride to Bago City. Seruelo said the provincial governmentadvocates the use of bikes for zero carbon emission to reduce airpollution.  Bikers from various cities andprovinces in the Visayas joined the tour. Most participants came from Bacolodand other towns and cities in Negros Occidental while others were from Iloilo,Guimaras, Dumaguete, Cebu, and Bohol with The Firefly Brigade from MetroManila. During the ride, bikers will havestop-overs in the boundary of Valladolid and San Enrique towns and also inHinigaran, Negros Occidental before proceeding to the Himamaylan City Hallgrounds.   The most disciplined group will getP15,000 while the team with the most number of women bikers, P5,000. The oldestbiker will also receive P5,000. PEMO information officer Olive Seruelosaid hours before the 5 p.m. registration deadline on Saturday, a total of3,898 bikers have already confirmed their participation. Seruelo said since the Tour ofFireflies started five years ago in Negros Occidental, the number ofparticipants increased each year.  “Fireflies are indicators of clean airand right now, most fireflies can be found only in the upland areas,” sheadded. BACOLOD City – Around 4,000 bikerstraversed the 78-km route from this city to the southern city of Himamaylan inNegros Occidental during the 5th Tour of the Fireflies.  The 5th Tour of Fireflies wasspearheaded by the City Government of Himamaylan, in partnership with theDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources-Provincial Environment andNatural Resources Office Negros Occidental, the mountain bikers group MTBNegros, and the provincial government.(Witha report from PNA/PN) Photo Courtesy of August Guillem Olvido Cash prizes will be given to the mostnumber of uniformed participants. The top winner will get P25,000; second,P20,000; third, P15,000; fourth, P10,000; and fifth, P5,000. The sixth to the10th placer will receive P2,000 each.      The advocacy ride for clean air, roadsharing and discipline was part of the 15th Provincial Wildlife Month Festivalorganized by the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) and itsvarious partners on Nov. 24.     During the first edition when bikersconverged in Manapla, Negros Occidental, 800 have participated and during thesecond year in Cadiz City, around 2,000 of them have joined. last_img read more

ICC World Cup World Cup 2019 India vs Bangladesh: India beat Bangladesh by 28 runs

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Rohit Sharma has mastered the art of knocking Bangladesh out at a crucial stage in a major ICC tournament. In the 2015 quarterfinal, his century gave India a big win in Melbourne while in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, he blasted another ton in Edgbaston to dash Bangladesh’s hopes. In the 2019 World Cup and at the same venue, Rohit notched up his 26th ton overall and fourth in the tournament and despite some spirited resistance from Shakib Al Hasan and the lower-middle order, India knocked Bangladesh out of the reckoning for the last four and sealed their spot in the knock-out stage with a 28-win on Tuesday.23:12 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma was awarded as the man-of-the-match for his 104 runs. 23:02 hrs IST: WICKET! Two in two for Jasprit Bumrah and he shows his class yet again. India beat Bangladesh by 28 runs. 23:01 hrs IST: WICKET! Jasprit Bumrah has been India’s man, and he shows why he World number one in limited overs. India is now one wicket away. 23:00 hrs IST: FIFTY! It has been an outstanding innings from Mohammad Saifuddin. His second in ODI cricket. 22:54 hrs IST: The encounter is getting close. 36 required off 18 deliveries. After 47 overs, it’s 279/8. 22:50 hrs IST: Eight runs from the over. After 46 overs, it’s 272/8. 22:42 hrs IST: WICKET! Mashrafe gets a slight nip and through to the keeper. Bhuvneshwar Kumar picks all-important wicket of Bangladesh skipper. India two wickets away! 13 runs from the over. It’s 264/8. 22:36 hrs IST: WICKET! Knocked him over. Absolute ripper from Jasprit Bumrah. Sends dangerous Sabbir back to the pavilion. Bangladesh are seven down. After 44 overs, it’s 251/7.22:34 hrs IST: A good comeback by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. A boundary-free over. After 43 overs, it’s 245/6. 22:28 hrs IST: Another good over for Bangladesh. 11 runs from the over. After 42 overs, it’s 240/6. India in need of a wicket. 22:22 hrs IST: Yuzvendra Chahal finishes his spell 10 overs – 1 wicket – 50 runs. After 41 overs, it’s 229/6.22:19 hrs IST: A boundary and a couple of runs. After 40 overs, it’s 225/6. 22:15 hrs IST: Boundaries have suddenly started to come for Bangladesh. Less than 100 needed now in 11 overs. After 39 overs, it’s 219/6.22:14 hrs IST: 22:10 hrs IST: BIG over! Four boundaries from the over. After 38 overs, it’s 207/6. 22:05 hrs IST: Just one run from the over, and it’s getting tougher for Bangladesh. After 37 overs, it’s 191/6. 22:00 hrs IST: Runs are just not coming for Bangladesh at the moment. After 36 overs, it’s 190/6. 21:55 hrs IST: Another sensational over by Jasprit Bumrah. Just three runs from the over. After 35 overs, it’s 182/6. 21:49 hrs IST: WICKET! Hardik Pandya bowled a slower one and Shakib was early in his shot smashed it straight to the fielder. With this, Bangladesh’s hopes ends! After 33.5 overs, it’s 179/6.21:47 hrs IST: Sabbir Rahman gets a boundary and Bangladesh are 177/5 after 33 overs. The advantage is firmly with India.21:40 hrs IST: WICKET! The pressure mounts on Bangladesh as Hardik Pandya concedes just three runs. Bumrah capitalises aand Mosaddek Hossain gets an inside edge onto the stumps. Bangladesh are 173/5 after 32.2 overs.21:36 hrs IST: Shakib gets a streaky boundary off Jasprit Bumrah and Bangladesh are 169/4 after 31 overs.21:29 hrs IST: WICKET and OUT! Liton Das blasts a six over wide long on but Hardik Pandya gets the wicket as the batsman top-edges the pull to midwicket where DK takes the catch. Bangladesh are 162/4 after 29.4 overs.21:25 hrs IST: Shakib survives a run-out chance and Bangladesh make steady progress. After 29 overs, Bangladesh are 156/3.21:20 hrs IST: Brilliant from Shakib and his marvellous form continues. He slams his 46th fifty and Bangladesh are 148/3 after 28 overs.21:15 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar comes into the attack and Bangladesh are 139/3 after 27 overs.21:10 hrs IST: Shakib and Liton hold the key now. Bangladesh are 133/3 after 26 overs. Game is still evenly poised.21:06 hrs IST: First 25 overs done and dusted. The Indian team came with the set plan and have been able to execute it perfectly. For Bangladesh, all hopes are on Shakib Al Hasan. After 25 overs, it’s 127/3. 21:01 hrs IST: Four runs from the over and going forward, the onus is on Shakib Al Hasan. After 24 overs, it’s 125/3. 20:56 hrs IST: WICKET! Yuzvendra Chahal tossed the ball up and Rahim tried to toss the ball up but smashed it straight to the fielder. Third wicket down. After 23 overs, it’s 121/3.20:53 hrs IST: Another good over for men-in-green. 9 runs from the over. After 22 overs, it’s 116/2.20:48 hrs IST: Finally, a decent over from Chahal. Just three from it. As of now, both batsmen are ticking ones and twos. Afer 21 overs, it’s 107/2. 20:45 hrs IST: 100-up for Bangladesh and they have looked good. After 20 overs, it’s 104/2.20:41 hrs IST: Another costly over from Chahal. 10 came off it. After 19 vers, it’s 98/2.20:38 hrs IST: Nine runs from the over and India needs to pick Shakib Al Hasan early in his innings. He has been in a prime form and looking good against India too. After 18 overs, it’s 88/2.20:34 hrs IST: Four runs from the over and Yuzvendra Chahal isn’t looking effective. After 17 overs, it’s 79/2.20:31 hrs IST: A wicket and two runs from the over. After 16 overs, it’s 75/2.20:26 hrs IST: WICKET! Hardik Pandya pitches a short of a length delivery and Soumya Sarkar smashed it straight to the fielder. Departs for 33. 20:24 hrs IST: Four singles from the over. In all, it has been a good start from Bangladesh. they have certainly been able to keep India under little pressure. After 15 overs, it’s 73/1.20:21 hrs IST: BIG over! Couple of boundaries and a normal over turns big. 10 came from it. After 14 overs, it’s 69/1.20:16 hrs IST: Spinner introdued into the attack for the first time in second innings and has been welcomed with a dazzling boundary. After 13 overs, it’s 59/1.20:13 hrs IST: 50-up for Bangladesh. A controversial over comes to an end as India losses their lone review. After 12 overs, it’s 53/1.20:06 hrs IST: Shakib Al Hasan showed his class straight away – smashed four to Bumrah in 11th over. It’s 47/1. 20:00 hrs IST: The first 10 overs belong to India. They have been able to bowl in right lines and haven’t let the batsmen to score easy runs. After 10 overs, it’s 40/1. 19:58 hrs IST: WICKET! This was coming. The runs were just not coming and Bangladesh batsmen had to try something out of the box. Mohammad Shami bowled a good length delivery and Tamim tried to guide it through third-man region, but gets an inside edge – onto the stumps. Departs for 22. After 9.3 overs, it’s 39/1. 19:55 hrs IST: Four runs from the over. After 9 overs, it’s 38/0. 19:50 hrs IST: Virat Kohli introduced Mohammad Shami into the attack and he has been treated nicely with opposition. After 8 overs, it’s 34/0. 19:47 hrs IST: Another good over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He is bowling in the right areas and not letting the opposition to score easy runs. After 7 overs, it’s 28/0. 19:45 hrs IST: 6 runs from the over and Bangladesh see themselves at 24/0 in 6 overs. 19:40 hrs IST: Two runs from Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s third over. After 5 overs, it’s 18/0. 19:35 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! Superb over from Jasprit Bumrah. Didn’t let Soumya Sarkar to go after him. After 4 overs, it’s 16/0. 19:30 hrs IST: Tamim Iqbal has looked good at the start as Bangladesh start cautiously. After 3 overs, it’s 16/0. 19:25 hrs IST: Jasprit Bumrah took the new ball from the other end, and gave eight runs. After 2 overs, it’s 9/0. 19:21 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar begin with a tight over. Bangladesh are 1/0 after the first over.18:51 hrs IST: WICKET! Mustafizur Rahman takes his fifth wicket and Bangladesh have restricted India to 314/9. This is a decent score as the pitch is getting slower.18:46 hrs IST: WICKET! MS Dhoni mistimes the pull shot and the catch is taken at mid on. India 311/7 in 49.3 overs.18:44 hrs IST: Two fours by MS Dhoni off Saifuddin. Can he get to his fifty and help India reach 330? India 311/6 in 49 overs.18:39 hrs IST: India are 300/6 in 48 overs. Can he finish off in style?18:36 hrs IST: WICKET! Short ball from Mustafizur and Karthik top edges the pull to midwicket. India are 298/6 in the 48th over.18:33 hrs IST: Dinesh Karthik gets a boundary to the third man fence and India are 297/5 after 47 overs.18:28 hrs IST: Dhoni slams a four and India are 288/5 after 46 overs.18:23 hrs IST: Shakib ends his spell with 10-0-41-1. Dhoni and Karthik could help India reach 330.18:20 hrs IST: WICKET! Rishabh Pant will miss out on his fifty. He top-edges the slog sweep off Shakib and Mosaddek Hossain takes a juggling catch at long leg. Can Dhoni and DK now boost India? India are 277/5 after 44.1 overs18:17 hrs IST: Dhoni blasts a four off Rubel Hossain as India near 300. India are 277/4 after 44 overs.18:12 hrs IST: Another tight over from Shakib Al Hasan and India are 268/4 after 43 overs.18:09 hrs IST: Pant thumps a short ball on leg stump to the fine leg fence and Dhoni gets going with a whip to wide long on. India are 265/4 after 42 overs.18:04 hrs IST: Shakib Al Hasan is into the attack and India are 255/4 after 41 overs. Dhoni has struggled against left-arm spin.18:01 hrs IST: HAT-TRICK! Three consecutive boundaries from Rishabh Pant off Saifuddin and India are 251/4 after 40 overs.17:54 hrs IST: WICKET! This is a massive. Hardik Pandya gets the outside edge and Soumya Sarkar takes the catch, Mustafizur with the second wicket. India are 237/4 in the 39th over. DOUBLE WICKET MAIDEN.17:49 hrs IST: WICKET! Short ball from Mustafizur and Kohli thumps the pull straight to deep midwicket where Rubel takes the catch close to the boundary. India are 237/3 in the 39th over.17:47 hrs IST: Pant gets another boundary from Soumya Sarkar and India are 237/2 after 38 overs.17:41 hrs IST: Kohli whips Shakib Al Hasan to the wide long on fence and then Pant sweeps Shakib to the fine leg fence as two boundaries come in one overs. India are 227/2 after 37 overs.17:36 hrs IST: Another tight over from Soumya Sarkar. India are 217/2 after 36 overs.17:32 hrs IST: Kohli whips a short ball from Rubel to the wide long on fence as India make steady progress. India are 211/2 after 35 overs.17:27 hrs IST: Pant blasts Mosaddek for a big six to get going. India must sustain the momentum as they are 204/2 after 34 overs.17:20 hrs IST: WICKET! Rahul edges a full and wide ball from Rubel Hossain and the edge is taken by Mushfiqur Rahim. After 32.4 overs, India are 195/2.17:17 hrs IST: Soumya Sarkar and Rubel Hossain are bowling some tight overs. After 32 overs, India are 190/1.17:07 hrs IST: Soumya gets the wicket of Rohit as the batsman miscues a legnth ball to cover and Bangladesh get the wicket. India are 181/1 after 31 overs.17:04 hrs IST: CENTURY! Brilliant stuff from Rohit Sharma. His 26th overall and fourth in 2019 World Cup. However, he immediately falls for 104 off 92 balls. Soumya Sarkar with the wicket.17:00 hrs IST: Soumya Sarkar bowls another tight over and after 28 overs. India are 173/0.16:56 hrs IST: Shakib Al Hasan does not give the batsmen any free room and India are content on taking singles. After 27 overs, India are 169/0.16:53 hrs IST: Soumya Sarkar is into the attack and he concedes just two runs. There is an appeal for a catch but Bangladesh do not take the review. After 26 overs, India are 164/0.16:50 hrs IST: Rubel Hossain bowls a good over but Bangladesh need wickets. India are 162/0 after 26 overs.16:45 hrs IST: Sublime batting from Rohit as he clobbers a six down the ground off Mustafizur. He is nearing his 26th ton and fourth in this edition as India are 158/0 after 24 overs.16:40 hrs IST: Rubel gets hit for a four as Rohit nears a ton. He is now the leading run-getter in the 2019 World Cup and also the ultimate six-hitting machine, going past MS Dhoni’s tally. He has also hit the most fours and is now the second-highest run-getter in a single edition. Records galore for Rohit and more is coming his way. India are 147/0 after 23 overs.16:33 hrs IST: A massive six and then a thumped four off Mosaddek Hossain. Bangladesh are really bleeding here and Rohit Sharma is butchering them. India are 139/0 after 26 overs.16:29 hrs IST: Rahul and Rohit rotate the strike brilliantly and Rohit creams a pull shot to deep midwicket. India are 126/0 after 21 overs.16:23 hrs IST: Rahul joins in the fun and he notches up his second fifty of the 2019 World Cup and he enjoys it by smashing Rubel Hossain down the ground. India are 117/0 after 19 overs.16:19 hrs IST: The 100-run partnership is up between Rahul and Rohit. Things looking ominous for Bangladesh. India are 105/0 after 18 overs.16:13 hrs IST: Shakib tries to pull some things back while Bangladesh are showing some desperation on the field. India are 99/0 after 17 overs.16:09 hrs IST: Rahul thumps a massive six off Mashrafe Mortaza and India are 97/0 after 16 overs.16:03 hrs IST: A single down to third man and Rohit Sharma gets to yet another ODI fifty, his 43rd overall. What an innings this has been from India’s vice-captain. He has been at his supreme best in 2019 World Cup. After 15 overs, it’s 87/0. 15:59 hrs IST: Good call from Mashrafe Mortaza to invite wicket-keeper close to the wicket. It isn’t allowing batsmen to play freely. However, Mortaza is bowling short of a length delivery which is helping Rahul and Rohit to rotate strike easily. After 14 overs, it’s 78/0. 15:56 hrs IST: Just one run from Shakib’s second over. After 13 overs, it’s 74/0. 15:54 hrs IST: Another good over by Bangladesh. The bowlers from two ends are bowling the right lines and not letting batsmen to go after them. After 12 overs, it’s 73/0. 15:50 hrs IST: Shakib Al Hasan introduced into the attack for the first time today and just two runs from it. After 11 overs, it’s 71/0. 15:47 hrs IST: Rohit thumps a full ball from Mashrafe Mortaza and then steers a wide ball to third man for yet another boundary. After 10 overs, India are 69/0.15:43 hrs IST: Brilliant stuff from Rohit as he creams two boundaries off Mustafizur. One off a no-ball and the other of a free-hit. India are 58/0 after nine overs.15:37 hrs IST: Two consecutive fours by KL Rahul off Saifuddin and he is getting into the groove. India are 46/0 after eight overs.15:33 hrs IST: A good over from Mustafizur Rahman and India are 36/0 after seven overs.15:28 hrs IST: Brilliant shot from Rohit. He charges down the track and creams Saifuddin over the sweeper cover fence. Brilliant stuff from Rohit and India are 30/0 after six overs.15:24 hrs IST: DROPPED! What a miss! Terrible stuff from Bangladesh. Mustafizur bowls short and Rohit mistimes the pull and Tamim Iqbal spills the chance. India are 21/0 after five overs. 15:21 hrs IST: Saifuddin bowls on the pads and Rahul thumps it to deep midwicket and India has reached 18/0 after four overs.15:14 hrs IST: Mohammad Saifuddin gets off to a tight start while Mashrafe Mortaza also bounces back after a tight over. India are 14/0 after three overs.15:07 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma blasts a six to deep midwicket. India are 10/0 in the first over.14:40 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both teamsBangladesh (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Liton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur RahmanIndia (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah14:38 hrs IST: Mahmudullah is not playing while Sabbir Rahman and Rubel Hossain is in the side. Big blow, the absence of Mahmudullah.14:35 hrs IST: India opt to bat against Bangladesh. Dinesh Karthik is in and Kuldeep Yadav is sitting out. Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes in. No Kedar Jadhav.14:27 hrs IST: Ravindra Jadeja might get a game todfay. Maybe, Kuldeep Yadav or Yuzvendra Chahal. Maybe, Dinesh Karthik might also get a look-in14:22 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the clash between India and Bangladesh from Edgbaston. Equation is simple for India – A win knocks seals their spot in the semis while a loss gives Pakistan and Bangladesh belief of sealing the spot in the semis. last_img read more