Shoaib Akhtar’s career would have ended early if Jagmohan Dalmiya had not helped: former PCB chief

A former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has revealed that had it not been for the help extended by the late ICC chief Jagmohan Dalmiya, fast bowler Shoiab Akhtar’s career would have ended in 2000-01. In 1999, the International Cricket Council had told the PCB that speed merchant Akhtar’s bowling action was under scrutiny. Former BCCI chief Damiya, one of India’s biggest cricket administrators, served as the ICC’s president from 1997 to 2000. “Jagmohan, who had been president of the ICC and was an influential voice, supported us…

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How Fashion and Beauty Brands Are Donating to Fight the Coronavirus Pandemic

Fashion and beauty brands are the latest to launch initiatives to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Indie and established names are making donations or raising funds for various organizations that are fighting the impact of COVID-19 on local and national communities. Several brands, including beauty brands Farmacy and Grande Cosmetics, as well as contemporary fashion label Everlane, are donating to Feeding America, the nationwide network of food banks that is providing meals to children and low-income individuals. Celebrity-founded brands are also launching giveback initiatives. Kim Kardashian West’s Skims shapewear brand is donating 20 percent of sales from its cotton collection…

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What Should We Know About the President’s Health?

VAL LAWLESS / SHUTTERSTOCK / ARSH RAZIUDDIN / THE ATLANTIC Regardless of who wins the Democratic primary, the 2020 presidential election will feature two septuagenarian candidates, either of whom, if elected, would be the oldest person ever sworn in to office. It’s hardly surprising, then, that voters want more information about the candidates’ health, especially as the coronavirus rips across the country and presents an outsize threat to older people and those with preexisting conditions. Bernie Sanders recently suffered a heart attack. Joe Biden’s meandering statements have raised concerns about whether…

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Franklin Regional bowlers win regional title in dramatic fashion

Alex Smith’s 10th-frame strikes led Franklin Regional to a WPIBL Western Regional Championship. Tears formed at the corners of Alex Smith’s eyes. A typically stoic bowler, he was overcome with emotion as he readied himself for one of the biggest throws in his career. “Honestly, there’s usually nothing going through my mind in those moments other than I know what I need to do because I need to make my team proud,” Smith, a Robert Morris commit, said. “I just needed to do my part.” Franklin Regional’s anchor could all-but…

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Developer Who’s Visually Impaired Finds Career Rebirth Using Oracle APEX

Vladimir Goncharov wasn’t born blind, but he’s been losing his eyesight progressively since early childhood. As an adult, his developer career has involved learning new workarounds to stay ahead of his failing sight due to retinitis pigmentosa—like using bold type, then white-on-black type, then big monitors, and finally screen readers. Developer Vladimir Goncharov says that working in Oracle APEX brought such renewed energy to his career that he calls it his “second birth.” ORACLE Trained as a developer, he became an Oracle database administrator because it involved more thinking and…

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As Coronavirus Lockdowns Hit Supply Chains, Luxury Fashion Is Not Immune

Topline: Luxury retailers have been hit by a double-whammy of falling demand from Chinese buyers, and lockdowns across major manufacturing regions in Italy that have now spread nationwide. Suppliers of textiles and leather goods told Reuters that demand had been slashed from the likes of Gucci, Prada and Salvatore Ferragamo. “We were producing 880 to 1,000 bags a month for Gucci. In February we made 450 and we have no orders for March,” one owner of a supplier to the Kering-owned luxury brand told Reuters. Italy has the largest cluster of Covid-19 cases outside…

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Johnson County Public Health investigating possible contacts after coronavirus cases

JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG) — Seven people in Johnson County have tested positive for the coronavirus according to the Iowa Department of Public Health, all of which had recently been on a cruise in Egypt. Sam Jarvis, the community health division manager for Johnson County Public Health, in the department’s office on March 9, 2020. (Josh Scheinblum/KCRG) The Iowa Department of Public Health said one of the individuals who has tested positive for coronavirus is middle-aged and that the other six are between 61 and 80 years old. Sam Jarvis, the…

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Logan DiScanio Putting Wrap on Junior Career with Prolific Scoring

Logan DiScanio has enjoyed uncommon stability in his combined high school and junior hockey careers. Playing for just two teams in the past seven seasons has paid off for the 20-year-old from Troy, New York. DiScanio led the Eastern Hockey League in scoring in the recently completed regular season, his third with the Vermont Lumberjacks. “My first year in Vermont, I didn’t think I was going to be there after that year,” DiScanio said. “But, I really fell in love with the organization and the coach and, with all the guys, it…

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Ford bans business travel after two employees test positive for COVID-19

Ford is banning all business trips after two of its employees based in China tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus that’s sickened over 90,000 people around the world and over 100 in the US. The employees have been quarantined after being diagnosed with the disease and are now recovering, according to Bloomberg. Ford is prohibiting all travel, international and domestic, until March 27th, and will revisit the ban on a weekly basis, Bloomberg says. The automaker is the latest major corporation to ban or strongly discourage air travel as COVID-19…

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U.S. health officials probe coronavirus test problems at CDC

HHS has launched an investigation into CDC’s first round of coronavirus diagnostic tests that many public health laboratories across the country were unable to use because one component was flawed. The delay in testing capacity has slowed the U.S. response to the coronavirus, which public health experts say impeded the detection of what are now outbreaks in multiple states. Only this week is the pace of testing beginning to step up. The situation with the CDC lab in Atlanta — apparently a manufacturing defect — has already spurred finger pointing between various…

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