Newspaper suspended for 20 days over story race horse

first_img RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa News RSF_en United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa News Follow the news on United Arab Emirates RSF joins other NGOs in amicus brief in WhatsApp suit against NSO Group News Organisation to go furthercenter_img Help by sharing this information News June 8, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say July 7, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper suspended for 20 days over story race horse December 23, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemns an Abu Dhabi federal appeal court decision on 3 July suspending both the print and online versions of the Arabic-language daily Al Emarat Al Youm for 20 days from yesterday and fining it 20.000 dirhams (3,900 euros) over a 2006 article about the doping of a race horse owned by two of the sons of United Arab Emirates President Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan.“This ruling poses a threat to the independence of investigative media in the United Arab Emirates,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The sentence is disproportionate and liable to intimidate media, which will assume that they could also be suspended or fined if they publish articles that displease those in positions of influence.”A lawsuit brought by the president’s sons, owners of the Warsan stables, accused the newspaper’s editor, Sami Al Riami, and its owner, Abdul Latif Al-Sayegh (who is also chairman of the Arab Media Group) of deliberately publishing false and inappropriate information in the 2006 article about the Warsan stables horse “Mohammed”.The Arab Media Group is part of Dubai Holding, owned by United Arab Emirates Prime Minister Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, a well-known race horse enthusiast.The original trial opened in January 2008. The appeal court issued the suspension order under article 15 of the 1980 publications law. The newspaper’s owner said the company would comply.Other newspapers in the United Arab Emirates referred to the alleged doping but only Al Emarat Al Youm was sued. April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Teenage boy shot in Limerick city

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsBreaking newsTeenage boy shot in Limerick cityBy John Keogh – May 14, 2015 742 Print Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twittercenter_img Email Facebook  A 17-year-old boy was rushed to hospital this morning after being shot in Limerick city.It is believed that he was shot in the thigh at approximately 10.10am on Upper Carey’s Road.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The boy was discovered on a nearby green area by paramedics after he managed to flee from the gunman.His condition is said to be stable.Gardaí at Roxboro Road are investigating the incident. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement TAGSAn Garda Síochánalimerick Previous articleConcern over river erosion at County Limerick schoolNext articleKieron gives his 100th pint of blood John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApplast_img read more

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Billy Strings Announces Fall Tour Dates

first_imgRising jamgrass star Billy Strings will embark on a lengthy fall tour. Slated to kick off, on September 27th, the outing will bring Billy String—whose real name is William Apostol—through much of the Midwest and Pacific Coast as well as parts of the Southeast and Mountain West this fall.Along the way, the bluegrass maverick will perform with a few other acts, including Lindsay Lou (September 30), the Jon Stickley Trio (November 23), and The Larry Keel Experience (November 24). He’ll also make a stop at Winona, MN’s Boats and Bluegrass Festival and play a two-night stand at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI.Billy Strings’ band currently features Billy Failing, Royal Masat, and Jarrod Walker. Tickets for most of the group’s upcoming dates are currently on sale. Billy String Fall Tour Dates:9/27 Menasha, WI – The Source Public House9/29 Winona, MN – Boats and Bluegrass Festival9/30 Fish Creek, WI – Door Community Auditorium (w/ Lindsay Lou)10/4 St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House10/19 Phoenix, AZ – Musical Instrument Museum10/20 Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse Saloon10/23 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar10/24 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater10/25 Morro Bay, CA – The Siren10/27 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall10/28 Petaluma, CA – Mystic Theatre10/31 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern11/1 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall11/2 Boise, ID – The Olympic Venue11/3 Salt Lake City, UT – The Commonwealth Room11/8 Austin, TX – Antone’s11/15 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West11/21 Manistee, MI – Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts11/23 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (w/ Jon Stickley Trio)11/24 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (w/ Larry Keel Experience)11/29 Manitou Springs, CO – Memorial Hall11/30 Boulder, CO – The Fox Theatre12/1 Denver, CO – Gothic TheatreView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Elderly man attacked in Hollywood after asking suspect not to park in space

first_imgAuthorities are currently searching for the suspect who attacked an elderly man after the elderly man asked him not to park in a reserved parking space.The incident took place on May 24th near South Surf Road and Foxglove Terrace in Hollywood, Florida.According to the victim, he asked the suspect who was driving a red or burgundy Ford Mustang not to park in the parking space. Moments later he was attacked by the same suspect.Surveillance video from the scene shows the suspect strike the elderly man several times before a woman runs over and seemingly stops the assault.The suspect then walks away from the scene.It is said that the vehicle’s tag began with an “E.”If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to contact Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.last_img read more

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HSE ANNOUNCE THEY WILL REVIEW MATERNITY SERVICES UNIT AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL

first_imgThe HSE have confirmed they will review the maternity services unit in up to four obstetric units, including Letterkenny General Hospital with one expected to be face closure. The units at Ballinasloe, Castlebar, Sligo and/or Letterkenny could close as part of a reconfiguration of maternity services in the two regions, according to options set out in the politically explosive report, seen by The Irish Times.In response to a series of reports into Ireland’s maternity services including the HIQA report, last year the HSE established a National Group to oversee the implementation of a series of recommendations arising from these reports. This group has developed implementation plans for 2014 to build on the many initiatives that are already underway in maternity services and to implement the recommendations.It is in this context that a review of the existing models of maternity services care is being conducted across the West/North West Hospitals Group, including the maternity units Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe, University Hospital Galway, Mayo GeneralHospital, SligoRegionalHospital and Letterkenny GeneralHospital.To be absolutely clear, no services reconfiguration options have been recommended to or approved by the Board of West/North West Hospitals Group or by the senior management of the Group.Feasibility studies have not even been carried out and, as stated previously, speculation at this early stage in the process is unhelpful and upsetting for patients and staff. At the February Board meeting the Board welcomed the first phase of the review and accepted the short-term recommendations to further develop the clinical governance structures across the Group and to develop consistent models of care.The Board also welcomed a discussion on different service models including Midwife Led Units co-located with existing obstetric units and agreed that staff and public engagement on this would be included in the second phase of the review.The stakeholder consultation with existing maternity hospital staff across the West/North West Hospitals Group that was agreed at the Group’s February board meeting has now commenced and the feedback from this will inform future decision-making.When complete, the review of Maternity Services for the West/North West Hospitals Group will be considered as part of the broader national review of maternity services (as per the HIQA recommendations), which will be led by the Department of Health with input from the HSE.HSE ANNOUNCE THEY WILL REVIEW MATERNITY SERVICES UNIT AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL was last modified: May 14th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:healthHSELetterkenny General HospitalMaternity Servicesnewsreportsreviewlast_img read more

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Eureka, St. Bernard’s moving on in NorCals

first_imgA memorable postseason run will continue for two local high school teams this weekend, while a third gets to reflect on its remarkable achievements.Both the Eureka and St. Bernard’s girls won their first-round NorCal Tournament matchups on Wednesday, moving into the elite eight of their respective brackets.In Division 2, No. 2 seed Eureka comfortably took care of Granite Bay 63-43 and will now play No. 10 Del Oro at Eureka High on Saturday at 6 p.m.While in Division 4, No. 8 St. Bernard’s …last_img

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Oakland police officer helps save fan’s life with CPR at Raiders game

first_imgThere’ve been plenty of game-saving plays at Raiders games over the years, but it’s not often someone turns in a life-saving effort like an Oakland police officer did on Monday night.Oakland police officer Daniel Mullens arrived on the scene and brought a clinically dead man back to life in the Coliseum parking lot before the Raiders game, along with other first responders, KRON-TV reported.Mullens, a five-year veteran and a lead safety instructor for the department, is also part of a crew …last_img

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Alvarez promises fireworks for Golovkin bout

first_imgWhat ‘missteps’? “Canelo is ready, 100 per cent. I know him, he’s the best. I have a plan, my coach Abel Sanchez has a new idea.“His power, his timing, he has a good team, he lives well, he has everything. He’s tough.”‘Fighting the very best’It was all very respectful and the most interesting point of the press conference came when British pugilist Billy Joe Saunders, the WBO world middleweight champion who was sitting among journalists, asked Alvarez why he had relinquished the WBC title and not fought Golovkin sooner.“There were a lot of conditions from the WBC and a timeline, they put conditions in the purse split,” said Alvarez through a translator. “I had a court case in Miami and they wanted to negotiate with them (Golovkin’s management team) within 15 days. I couldn’t do it.”Saunders asked if he could fight the winner, but Golovkin was non committal. “You talk too much, you are a boxer, not a promoter,” said Golovkin addressing Saunders. The lack of trash-talking between Golovkin and Alvarez will contrast to the build up of the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and UFC star Conor McGregor who clash in the same Las Vegas venue on August 26. Mayweather is returning from two years ‘retired’ to face Irishman McGregor and, despite the questionable competitiveness of the contest it is expected to generate more global interest and revenue. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ambulodto sinks game-winner as Wangs snaps skid vs Gamboa Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs), 26, came face-to-face with WBC-IBF-WBA champion Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) at a press conference in London, the first leg of a global media tour to promote their fight.Both boxers have a high knockout ratio and Golovkin’s last fight, against American Daniel Jacobs in March, was the first time he had been taken the distance since 2008. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I have to be careful with everything when facing him because he’s good all around,” said Alvarez.“There’s a lot of probability there will be knockout, as we can both punch. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage In this file photo, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, left, and Gennady Golovkin pose in Las Vegas. The much anticipated Sept. 16 middleweight title fight between Golovkin and Alvarez will take place on the Las Vegas Strip. Promoter Oscar De La Hoya said Monday, June 5, 2017, the T-Mobile Arena on the Strip won out in bidding over AT&T Stadium in Texas. APMexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez believes there is likely to be a knockout when he challenges Kazakhstan legend Gennady Golovkin on September 16th for three versions of the world middleweight title in Las Vegas.Their bout is regarded as boxing’s biggest world title fight since Floyd Mayweather Jr fought Manny Pacquiao in 2014.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Mayweather-McGregor could make more than the record $623.5 million made when Mayweather beat Pacquiao in a world welterweight title unification fight.Oscar De La Hoya, Alvarez’s promoter, made a thinly-veiled dig at Mayweather-McGregor.“Both fighters have the type of action packed style that the fans clamour for and something fans will not see in any other fight this summer,” said De La Hoya. “You have two fighters here who are stepping up and fighting the very best.“I know for a fact that what you have seen from Gennady has been amazing and what you have seen from Canelo has been incredible.“But they are going to step up their game and move on to a new level.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m Mexican and he’s trained by a Mexican (Abel Sanchez) and the fans are in for a treat. There’s a high probability there will be a knockout.“I’m going to have to be smart and elusive to avoid his punches. He’s very powerful if you stand in front of him.”Golovkin, 35, has made 18 consecutive world middleweight title defences but was given his toughest test yet in his last outing against Jacobs.The Kazakh admits Alvarez will be an even more difficult opponent.“This is the most difficult,” said Golovkin.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View commentslast_img read more

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Hair and make-up tips for party season

first_imgAs the year draws to an end, the temperatures dip, champagne tastes better and the mood gets merrier. Partying means looking your best, but you don’t want to stand brooding about what colours, shades, styles and textures to use this season. Here are a few tips from make-up and hair,As the year draws to an end, the temperatures dip, champagne tastes better and the mood gets merrier. Partying means looking your best, but you don’t want to stand brooding about what colours, shades, styles and textures to use this season. Here are a few tips from make-up and hair experts to beat the gloom of the dull skies. Try these for a day party, an evening cocktail or a wedding.Day party lookGetting ready for a day party during the cold months can be really challenging if you haven’t been paying attention to your skin, because harsh weather conditions easily damage your skin.A well-moisturised, radiant skin is the key to a fresh winter face. Day parties mostly use natural light and thus the glow that lies beneath is of utmost importance here. Opt for a liquid based foundation, only if required.The eyes should not be overloaded with make-up either. “It’s best not to use too much eye shadow as it may make the face look harsh,” says Lakme studio makeup expert Sushma Khan. Use coloured eyeliner along with a couple of coats of mascara instead to accentuate the eyes. One can choose citric colours for the eyes like lime green, orange, and aqua colours such as blue and green.As against the powder-based blush of the summers, it is best to opt for a cream-based blush for the cheeks in shades of peach and pink in this season on order to give them a natural glow. Also, a dewy look for the lips is the thing to go for this season. The lips should be given a subtle look in shades of pale pink. Make sure that you use a lip liner and blot the lips with a balm to give them the moist look.”Ponytails are very much back in fashion this season. Straighten your hair with a flat iron and tie it up into a high ponytail,” says Lakme Studio hair expert Sudeep Grover. Other options include making a braid or any other style of long hair dressing. The basic idea is to keep the look of the hair simple, so that it does not distract any attention from the natural glow of your winter skin.Wedding bash lookLuminescent make-up and shimmer has always been a favourite with Indian women as it highlights their features. The glitter is especially essential for a wedding guest’s look to add to the festive mood.Use glitter on the corner of the eyes or the highest point of the brow line. You can choose silver eye shadow along with kohl-defined eyes to complete the look. Black glitter eye liner is popular and can be used to contour the eyes.Accentuate your cheeks by using shades of reddish brown to give them a hint of blush. The colours applied on the lips can range from rust colours for darker skin to pale pinks and reds for fair skin tones.Style the hair with loose curls at the ends. This gives a classic Victorian look. “Backcomb the hair and create a bouffant to add volume,” says Grover.Pick from the palette1. Eyes: If your eyes are brown, wear green or bronze eye colour. To give your eyes dimension, use a combination of two to three colours.2. Lips: To make lips look naturally beautiful, use a nude or pink lip colour, and complete the look with lip gloss. Use a bold red or dark pink to make a statement with a simple black or white dress.3. Cheeks: Take a big blusher brush, rub it onto the apples of your cheeks by smiling in the mirror and rubbing upwards till you have blended it. The shading can be highlighted by adding a little shimmer over the blusher. It will completely change your look from that of a girl-next-door to that of a stunning style diva.Cocktail lookCocktail parties make formidable winter evenings fun. But most people forget that the make-up should add to the mood of a cocktail. The trick is to achieve the thin borderline between a fun look and a mysterious, sensuous look. “Since cocktail parties in the evening use a lot of artificial light, the make-up should use lightreflecting particles,” says Khan. Metallic shades are great for this. Concentrate on shades of gold, silver, bronze and copper. They will give you that desired oriental look, the perfect blend of adventure and sensuality that is needed.Generally people tend to look paler during winters, so your makeup should add vitality and a subtle tint to your skin tone. A basic foundation should be a shade lighter in order to make the skin look brighter. Your look for the cocktail should accentuate your eyes. Highlight the eyes through a smoky look created by using a kohl pencil, some eye shadow and bold brows. Use a soft brown to highlight the eyebrows to give them a more natural look. One can use eye shadow with a brownish or golden tinge to accentuate the eyes. Heavy eye make-up with golden/silver shimmer at the corners of the eyes can be one way to enhance the evening look for your eyes. False eyelashes also make a bold statement. Just make sure that there is negligible gap between your real eyelashes and the fake ones. The lashes should differ in length very slightly.Highlight the cheeks in shades of plum and reddish brown to showcase your metallic look and to add a little shimmer as you get ready for a delightful evening.Saturated colours, such as reds for the lips are back in fashion and these tones suit the Indian skin beautifully. Define your lips by lining them, but make sure you condition them first. Then use the pencil before adding glitter or shine.”Sleek and straight hair is back on the style radar,” says Lakme Studio’s Grover. Whether one dresses in Indian or western attire at a cocktail party, sporting shiny, straight hair is the way to go.Dark smoky eyes never fall out of favour1. Start the make-up by applying a light shade of concealer to the under eye area, and all over the top lid. Outline the rims with an eye pencil. If you have small eyes, apply liner starting from the middle of the under eye to the outside of the eye. If your eyes are large, feel free to line from corner to corner.2. With a small eye shadow brush, soften the edges of the pencil line. Apply a dark shadow directly over the penciled area and smudge. Brush away any shadow that has fallen below the eye and clean up any areas that have smeared.3. For a more dramatic look, just add more shadow; curl those lashes; and apply two-three coats of black mascara.Show your metal1. Silver metallic make-up should always be worn as the base to your regular shadows. You can then layer and blend your regular colours on top. You will quickly see that a layer of silver underneath adds depth and highlights the upper eyes.2. Use copper, bronze or gold for a glamorous way to add sparkle to your eyes. Whether you are playing it cool and using natural tones or going bold, applying metallic makeup will add style to your look. Silver eyeliners are perfect for blue and purple shadows, while gold is great for greens, reds and natural tones.3. For the ultimate luscious lips, add a touch of your metallic eyeshadow to the centre of your lips after applying the liner and lipstick.With inputs from Sushma Khan, Lakme Studio Make-up Expert; Sudeep Grover, Lakm Studio Hair Expert; and Reshma Lekha, Head Tainer, Beauty, VLCCadvertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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All out at Lord’s

first_imgSachin failed to fire during the inningsIt must have been pretty cool being Mahendra Singh Dhoni this last year or so. His Indian team have throughout sat on top of the world Test rankings. In April, his breathtaking innings led them to their first World Cup victory in a generation.,Sachin failed to fire during the inningsIt must have been pretty cool being Mahendra Singh Dhoni this last year or so. His Indian team have throughout sat on top of the world Test rankings. In April, his breathtaking innings led them to their first World Cup victory in a generation. And in May he captained Chennai Super Kings to a second successive ipl title.Here in England, we think we are inured to celebrity, but still find it hard not to be seduced by Dhoni’s obvious substance and very evident style. This aura of near-infallibility has only made India’s disastrous start to their England tour all the more unexpected.All of a sudden the man with the Midas touch could do nothing right. Hindsight showed that he was party to the picking of the wrong team for Lord’s, and did the wrong thing on winning the toss (he finished as the first India Test captain in five years to lose after opting to field), and afterwards he trotted out a string of limp excuses as to why his side had been outplayed.None addressed the fact that mentally, several of his players did not have the stomach for the fight against a disciplined and well prepared England team that made them work hard for all 30 hours of the game. Perhaps Dhoni was reluctant to highlight these shortcomings given his own feckless dismissal on the final afternoon-an incident that signalled the hoisting of the white flag of surrender, the first of five wickets to tumble in 67 balls to conclude the rout.advertisementPossibly only Dhoni’s reputation as a cricketing demi-god persuaded match referee Ranjan Madugalle not to inflict further indignity by slapping him with a suspension for yet another instance of a tardy Indian over-rate.Before the opening Test, comparisons had been drawn between this hoped-for gladiatorial battle and the one for the Ashes in 2005, but the only way in which these still seemed apt afterwards was that Ricky Ponting’s Australians had also swiftly shot themselves in the foot, going down to an early defeat to Bangladesh in Cardiff while Andrew Symonds nursed the after-effects of an all-night bender.England Captain Andrew StraussThe reason why India-who arrived in England with an unbeaten record spanning 11 series-came so badly unstuck appears complex, but everyone has their theory. Not that their defeat came as a surprise to everyone. India’s reputation for tentative batting in the fourth innings is well known and has not been scotched by their famous wins over England in Chennai and Australia in Mohali; just as relevant is how painstakingly they held out for draws this year in Cape Town and Dominica. Rahul Dravid may be The Wall at earlier stages of the game but he again showed at Lord’s how he can crumble under pressure in the denouement (his most recent fourth-innings 50 dates from 2006).Then there is India’s schedule, which to English eyes looks extraordinarily onerous, and we know a thing or two here about burnout. Those players who did not miss parts of the tour of West Indies have been playing for months on end and must be exhausted. Those who did sit out the Caribbean ended up being thrust into a massive Test match with only one warm-up against a Somerset side for preparation.As most observers have not failed to notice, all those who did not play in the Caribbean-Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan-contributed little at Lord’s. Was Zaheer’s breakdown bad luck? Not if you were watching at Taunton, where he looked leaden-footed, overweight and opted out of bowling in the second innings. If Zaheer was an England player, he would have been put on a strength and conditioning course to make sure he came back better prepared, not worse. Dhoni and Duncan Fletcher, the coach, should have spotted the signs with a bowler who has a history of injury.The IPL has never been popular as a concept in England because it clashes with our domestic season and seems like just another financial stick with which the Indian board can beat their counterparts at the England and Wales Cricket Board. But it is time Indians drank some unpalatable medicine: the ipl is ruining their best cricketers.Indian Captain MS DhoniThere is a direct correlation between the emergence of the ipl in 2008 and the rise in injuries of India’s top stars, especially fast bowlers. And in this instance, the England team cannot believe their luck that Virender Sehwag has not yet arrived because he is still recovering from a shoulder operation that he might have had straight after the World Cup but which instead was put back, apparently at the insistence of the Indian board, so that he could turn out in the IPL.At his opening press conference in Somerset, Dhoni conceded just how dependent India’s mighty middle order are on their opening batsmen giving the side good starts. But not only is Sehwag missing but Gambhir, his regular opening partner, similarly played in the ipl only to rest during the West Indies tour, meaning that Gambhir arrived in Taunton not having played a first-class match since January 6.advertisementDo India want to be world Test champions or not? India also did not cope well with the fuss surrounding Tendulkar’s search for his hundredth international century on a ground at which he had never done well for his country. Tendulkar is rightly saluted for his capacity to absorb pressure but in such situations as these-where personal targets receive more publicity than collective ones-even he looks vulnerable. The same thing happened around the times he became Test cricket’s leading century-scorer and run-maker.It was unfortunate that Tendulkar was not in the best of health but England rose magnificently to the challenge of bowling at this immense sportsman. In each innings they dried up his runs in the build-up to getting him out, and in fact they effectively had to get him out three times in the second innings because he was dropped by Andrew Strauss and inexplicably spared by umpire Billy Bowden.Would so many Indians have turned up on the last day had it not been for the possibility of seeing a century from Tendulkar? And is it really good for the team that such a cult of personality surrounds one player? England have no such problem. In spirit and in tactical execution, they are now a team working together. Even Kevin Pietersen, once the superstar apart, has been assimilated by the whole.India, who are notoriously slow starters, may yet recover. But they look like a team whose best has been seen, rather than from whom the best is yet to come. As the dust settled on Lord’s, it was possible to believe that we had been watching the world’s No. 1 Test team. But that team was not India.- Simon Wilde is cricket correspondent of The Sunday Times, Londonlast_img read more

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