Carberry hits ton on return after cancer treatment


Carberry hits ton on return after cancer treatment

Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Sun, 02 Apr, 2017, 10:23 PM

Michael Carberry received a standing ovation from the Ageas Bowl crowd © Getty

Hampshire opener Michael Carberry marked his return to cricket with a century against Cardiff MCCU at the Ageas Bowl on Sunday (April 2). The left-handed batsman, who has played six Tests for England, was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour last July and missed the second half of last season.

Carberry, who returned to cricket after a successful treatment, was given a standing ovation by the crowd after he was dismissed by David O’Sullivan, but not before scoring a 121-ball 100. His innings helped Hampshire post 289 in the first innings, before reducing the opposition to 21 for 2 at Stumps on the opening day.

In an official statement last week, the left-hander had said, “I would like to thank my family, the club, the supporters and my team-mates worldwide for all the kind messages of support and love through another very tough time in my career and life.

“There is still a long way to go to being ‘recovered’ fully, but the outpouring of support from the cricket family has helped massively in getting me back playing and I’m looking forward to another great summer with Hampshire.

“In regards to the media, I would like to thank them for respecting my privacy in dealing with my illness and I would like to ask for this to continue on my return.”

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PM to Kashmir youth: 40 years bloodshed helped no one, progress through tourism

PM Modi with Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti during a public rally at Battal in Udhampur, Jammu on Sunday. (Source: PTI) PM Modi with Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti during a public rally at Battal in Udhampur, Jammu on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

Opening a chapter of new India by inaugurating the 9 km long Chenani-Nashri tunnel as “tunnel of fortune for the Valley” , Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked stone pelters in Kashmir to shun violence and adopt the path of development and progress through tourism.

“Now there are only two roads before youth of Kashmir which will decide their fate. One is tourism and another is terrorism,” Modi said while addressing nearly one lakh strong crowd here this evening. “Many people have lost their lives during last 40 years, but it has not benefitted anybody,” he added.

“If blood has got spilled, it has been spilled on the soil of Kashmir and if any life lost, it is a Kashmir mother or an Indian who has lost her son,” he said. “This game of bloodshed has not benefitted anybody in Kashmir even after 40 years,” he added.

“However, if they had focused on tourism during all these years, the entire world would have been at the feet of Kashmir, ” Modi said, adding that” this has been the power of Kashmir”.

“I want to tell the youth of Kashmir as to what is the power of the stone”. ” On one side when some misguided youth have been pelting stones (on security forces), there are many youth from the same Valley who have been breaking stones to bring fortunes to Kashmir,” he said.

Referring to thousands of chores spent on construction of the tunnel, Prime Minister said that money spent on its construction may be of Government of India, but along with this money thousands of youth from Kashmir Valley have also shed their sweat for it. “Over 2,500 youth from Kashmir continued breaking stones and constructing this tunnel day and night for 1,000 days and creating countless job opportunities beyond everybody ‘s imagination ,” he said.

Pointing out that the Chenani-Nashri tunnel is going to play an important role in creating a new history of tourism in Kashmir, Modi said that this may have been built between Udhampur and Ramban districts, “but people of the Valley shall never ever forget that it is the luck line of Kashmir”. In this connection, he referred to huge losses incurred by farmers and fruit growers when on account of closure of national highway their fruit and other yield get perished on way to markets in Delhi. “This tunnel has come as a blessing for the farmers of Kashmir as they will now be able to bring their produce in markets of Delhi for sale on time,” he added.

Modi also referred to every Indians dream of once visiting Kashmir, he asked people to understand the power of tourism. Once tourism increases, Kashmir will automatically move ahead on the path of progress and development, he added and assured all help from Delhi in building infrastructure for tourists.

Pointing out that Kashmir has the potential of rapidly increasing per capita income of its people, Prime Minister said that “I can realise it’s strength as I have worked and lived here as an RSS”. “I know many people here and it’s Sufi culture. If we forgot these priceless values then we will lose our present and make our future dark,” he added.

Invoking Atul Behar Vajpayee, Prime Minister reiterated his government ‘s resolve to take Kashmir on the path of development and progress through Kashmiriyat, Insaaniyat and Jamhooriyat. “We will continue taking one step after another in this direction and no hurdle can stop us,” he said in apparent reference to separatists and mainstream opposition, besides Pakistan . “Those sitting across the border cannot even take care of themselves,” he said adding that his government wants to development Kashmir to such an extent that even people of Pakistan occupied Kashmir realise that Pakistan has only ruined them.

“Development is our mantra, and public participation is our way, ” he said, adding” we have to take along youth to build the future”. In this context, he said that nine more such tunnels have been planned in the State. “It will be not only connecting the roads, but hearts,”, he added.

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Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey departs Facebook

Palmer Luckey, co-founder of Oculus VR, is leaving Facebook. In a statement to UploadVR, Facebook said Palmer will be dearly missed and that his legacy extends far beyond Oculus. His inventive spirit helped kickstart (no pun intended) the modern VR revolution and helped build an industry, the social networking giant said, adding that they’re thankful for everything he did for Oculus and VR.

A spokesperson for Facebook declined to say whether or not Luckey left voluntarily, instead citing a policy of not discussing internal personnel matters.

Facebook purchased Oculus in 2014 for $2 billion.

Luckey has largely remained out of the spotlight after admitting late last year that he helped fund a pro-Trump organization called Nimble America responsible for spreading anti-Clinton memes on the Internet. Early on, he was the face of the modern virtual reality movement and even landed a spot on the cover of Time magazine in August 2015.

Oculus was ordered in February to pay a total of $500 million to settle a 2014 lawsuit levied by ZeniMax Media Inc. after it was determined that Luckey violated a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) he had previously signed with ZeniMax. Luckey specifically was instructed to pay $50 million for false designation.

id Software co-founder John Carmack, currently the CTO at Oculus, recently fired back at ZeniMax with a $22.5 million lawsuit of his own.


Allergy & Sinus Relief with Steam?

Could relief from pesky allergies and sinus issues come from simply inhaling steam? The Doctors test a new product to find out!

We enlisted the help of Beth Ann, Christopher and Tamere – who all suffer from allergy and sinus problems – to test out the MyPurMist steam inhaler. The product claims that it “penetrates into the upper respiratory system to provide fast symptom relief for sinus congestion, allergies, colds/flu, cough, laryngitis, and discomfort from sore throat.”

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So did our allergy and sinus-challenged product testers find any relief?

Tamere explains it helped with her throat dryness, but found that she did not have significant nasal drip relief. She thinks she will benefit from using it again in the future.

Christopher says the product worked for him initially, but he then experienced a major allergy attack in the middle of using the product. He says it helped him somewhat and plans to continue using it.

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Beth Ann says it has helped with her headaches, itchy eyes, and nose.

Check out the video below to hear what The Doctors think about the product!


Matthew Wade’s sledging helped Ravindra Jadeja deliver Man of the Match performance

Ravindra Jadeja believes that Matthew Wade’s chirpiness from behind the stumps helped him score the big runs. (Photo: AP)

Dharamsala: Australia wicketkeeper Matthew Wade’s sledging from behind the stumps motivated all-rounder Ravidra Jadeja to produce a Man of the Match performance against Australia in the Dharamsala Test.

The southpaw took four wickets, and also scored a crucial 63 in India ’s first innings of the Dharamsala Test, to help the home side clinch the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1.

Jadeja had come in to bat, at a time, when India were struggling at 221 for six, in their first innings; they were still trailing Australia by 79 runs. However, the 28-year-old put up a 96-run partnership with wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha, to take India to a commanding position.

“When I batted, I was thinking to take my time and then Matthew Wade chirped from behind. That motivated me. If I can respond to him with runs, it will be great,” said Jadeja during the post match presentation ceremony.

“Coaches and captain have been telling me I have the skill to bat long. I developed as a player overall,” he said. “Some time ago people didn’t consider me a Test bowler. This season is a good response to them.”

When asked about his bowling partnership with Ravichandran Ashwin, Jadeja said that the spin twins have been so successful, because they have the ability to maintain pressure from both the ends.