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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2018 India Tour of South Africa - Virat Kohli Fined 25 Percent Match Fee for Breaching Code of Conduct in the 2nd Test @ Centurion on Day 3 Monday Jan 15,2018

Indian captain Virat Kohli was reprimanded by the ICC's match officials and received one demerit point for breaching Level 1 of the code of conduct during third day's play of second Test match between India and South Africa on Monday Jan 15,2018

Kohli has also been fined 25 per cent of his match fee. The Indian captain was found to have breached Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game.”

Monday’s incident happened in the 25th over of South Africa’s second innings when Kohli continued to complain to umpire Michael Gough about the ball being affected by a damp outfield following a rain delay, before throwing the ball into the ground in an aggressive manner.

After the day’s play, Kohli pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Michael Gough and Paul Reiffel, third umpire Richard Kettleborough and fourth umpire Allahudien Palekar.

Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points. 

Monday, January 15, 2018

2018 Tri-Nation ODI Series in Dhaka, Bangladesh Jan 15-27,2018 - Second ODI Bangladesh Vs Zimbabwe @ Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur Wednesday Jan 17,2018


First ODI  Bangladesh Vs Zimbabwe on Jan 15,2018

Second ODI Sri Lanka Vs Zimbabwe on Jan 17,2018

Third ODI Bangladesh Vs Sri Lanka on Jan 19,2018

Fourth ODI Sri Lanka Vs Zimbabwe on Jan 21,2018

Fifth ODI  Zimbabwe Vs Bangladesh on Jan 23,2018

Sixth ODI Bangladesh Vs Sri Lanka on Jan 25,2018

Final on Jan 27,2018

2018 Tri-Nation ODI Series in Dhaka, Bangladesh  Jan 15-27,2018  - Match Results

First ODI Bangladesh Vs Zimbabwe on Monday Jan 15,2017
Zimbabwe    170/10 in 49 Overs
Bangladesh   172/2 in28.3 Overs
Match Result - Bangladesh won by 8 wickets
MOM - Shakib ul Hasan(Bangladesh) for his 3/43(10 Overs) and 37(46 Balls 4x5)

2017-18 Premier League - Paul Lambert Appointed Stoke City Manager

Stoke City have appointed former Aston Villa and Norwich boss Paul Lambert as manager.

The 48-year-old Scot has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract after Mark Hughes was dismissed this month.

Stoke are 18th in the Premier League table, a point away from safety, and were knocked out of the FA Cup by League Two side Coventry City.

Lambert will watch Monday Jan 15,2018's match at Manchester United (20:00 GMT) from the stands and will take over on Tuesday Jan 16,2018

Stoke chairman Peter Coates said: "Paul greatly impressed us with his knowledge of our squad and had a clear plan of how he would improve our results.

"He's a man who backed himself as a player, none more so than when he turned down contract offers in Scotland to go on trial in the German Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund, and it's obvious he adopts the same approach as a manager."

Vice-chairman John Coates added: "Paul has been successful in management at clubs with a strong and stable background and with local ownership - the kind of foundation we are able to give to our managers.
"We were determined to appoint someone with Premier League experience or an extensive knowledge of English football."

Paul Lambert's  first match in charge will be Saturday Jan 20,2018's home game against fellow strugglers Huddersfield.

Lambert has been out of work since leaving Wolves at the end of last season.

He also had spells in charge of Colchester, Wycombe Wanderers and Blackburn.

As a player, he won the Champions League with Borussia Dortmund in 1997 and claimed four Scottish titles with Celtic, as well as earning 40 Scotland caps.

Paul Lambert's Premier League career
ClubTimeNumber of gamesWinsDrawsLossesWin %Points Points per game

Norwich CityAugust 2009-June 20123812111531.6%471.24
Aston VillaJune 2012-February 201510125265024.8%1011.00

2018 Australian Open Men's Singles First Round - Rafael Nadal beats Victor Estrella Burgos 6-1 6-1 6-1 Monday Jan 15,2018

Rafael Nadal beats Victor Estrella Burgos 6-1 6-1 6-1

Rafael Nadal will play Leonardo Mayer in the next round, after the Argentinian world number 52 beat Nicolas Jarry of Chile 6-2 7-6 (7-1) 6-3.

Rafael Nadal says of Mayer, who he's beaten in all four previous meetings: "We've met couple of times now - the last time in the US open third or fourth round. I need to be ready to compete well from the beginning."

10 Films On Journalism

Steven Spielberg’s political thriller The Post, which released in India last Friday Jan 12,2018, tells the true story of journalists from The Washington Post who published the Pentagon papers and exposed details about the US government’s involvement in the Vietnam War. Here’s a look at 10 other films on journalism.

Spotlight (2015): Tom McCarthy’s drama followed The Boston Globe’s investigation of child sex abuse in Boston area by Roman Catholic priests. The film, starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams, won the Academy Award for best film and made $88 million at the box office.

Truth (2015): The political docudrama directed by James Vanderbilt is based on real-life CBS News journalist Mary Mapes and the Killian documents controversy relating to US President George W. Bush’s service in the Air National Guard in 1972-73. Starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford, it earned $2 million in domestic box office collections.

No One Killed Jessica (2011): Director Rajkumar Gupta’s biographical thriller is based on the Jessica Lal murder case and tracks the media reportage that led to the final sentencing of the killer. The Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan-starrer made Rs27 crore in box office collections.

Rann (2010): The Ram Gopal Varma film tackles the murky politics of the news industry and features Amitabh Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh in lead roles. It netted about Rs10 crore in box office collections.

Good Night, and Good Luck (2005): The George Clooney-directed historical drama portrays the conflict between veteran broadcast journalist Edward Murrow and US senator Joseph McCarthy. Starring David Strathaim, Patricia Clarkson and Clooney himself, it made $54 million at the box office.

Page 3 (2005): Madhur Bhandarkar’s cult film depicts the Page 3 culture and media life of Mumbai. The film won three National Awards, besides Rs11 crore in box office collections.

Shattered Glass (2003): The crime drama directed by Billy Ray narrates the rise of a real-life reporter whose journalistic fraud was later exposed. Starring Hayden Christensen, Peter Sarsgaard and Chloƫ Sevigny, it earned $2 million in box office collections.

Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000): Aziz Mirza’s comedy drama chronicles the tale of two rival newsrooms fighting for eyeballs. The film, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla, made Rs9 crore at the box office.

New Delhi Times (1986): Shashi Kapoor plays a newspaper editor who exposes the politics-media corruption nexus in the Romesh Sharma-directed film. The National Award-winning movie ran into much trouble with distributors refusing to screen it.

All the President’s Men (1976): The political thriller revolved around the Watergate scandal, which brought down the presidency of Richard M. Nixon. Directed by Alan J. Pakula, it made $70 million at the box office

Turkey jet skids off runway; all 168 passengers miraculously safe Saturday Jan 13,2018

A passenger plane with 168 people onboard skidded off the runway on Saturday night Jan 13,2018 at Trabzon Airport.

The aircraft slid down the edge of a cliff and stopped just short of plunging into the Black Sea

All 162 passengers and six crew members were evacuated while work was underway on Sunday Jan 14,2018  to remove the Boeing 737-800 from the site.

Trabzon Governor Yucel Yavuz confirmed that all 168 people on board were evacuated safely.
Yavuz said the cause of the accident was not yet known.

Saudi Arabia screens 'The Emoji Movie' after lifting 35-year cinema ban

Saudi Arabia began screening feature-length animated children’s films this weekend in a makeshift theatre, after a 35-year-old ban on cinemas was lifted in the conservative Islamic kingdom. The first permanent theatres could open as early as March, part of a liberalising reform drive that has already opened the door to concerts, comedy shows and women drivers over the past year. For now, the authorities are sponsoring temporary settings, like the state-run cultural hall in the Red Sea city of Jeddah equipped with a projector, a red carpet and a popcorn machine. “Until now, there is no infrastructure for movie theatres, so we are trying to take advantage of (alternative) venues to approximate the cinematic form,” said Mamdouh Salim, whose Cinema 70 brand organised the week-long screenings. “We tried to use these films to be a starting point as the first cinematic screening after the decision on Dec. 11,2017 to permit movie theatres.”