If Australia celebrated like Kohli, we would be the worst blokes in the world: Langer

first_imgAustralia coach Justin Langer defended his team as Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to say he had never before seen an Australia as defensive as the one playing against India at Adelaide.Australia put up one of their slowest batting displays in the 21st century against India in their first innings as they looked to reply to India’s 250 all out.While the Australian bowlers did an excellent job of getting India all out for just 250 runs, the batsmen failed to get their shots going and to the Indian batting maestro, they looked defensive.”#TeamIndia should make the most of this situation and not lose their grip. The defensive mindset by the Australian batsmen at home is something I’ve not seen before in my experience. @ashwinravi99 has been very effective and has played a role to help the team be on top, for now,” Tendulkar wrote on Twitter.#TeamIndia should make the most of this situation and not lose their grip. The defensive mindset by the Australian batsmen at home is something I’ve not seen before in my experience. @ashwinravi99 has been very effective and has played a role to help the team be on top, for now.Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 7, 2018India vs Australia: Live Blog | Live ScoreLanger was quick to point out that India captain Virat Kohli wildly celebrated all of Australia’s wickets and in the current scenario, if the Australians had done it, they would be ripped apart.”If we did that at the moment we’d be the worst blokes in the world,” Langer said on Fox Cricket. “It’s a fine line, isn’t it? That’s the truth of it. But I love seeing the passion.”advertisement Virat Kohli had said ahead of the series that there will be a bit of banter but he doesn’t see lines being crossed. (AP Photo)Langer, however, felt that the current Australian batting line-up needs time and experience to settle into their roles in Test cricket and everyone needs to be patient with them.Langer said that the players Tendulkar played against were very accomplished while the current team is fighting.”The teams that Sachin would have played against started with Allan Border and David Boon, and Steve Waugh and Mark Waugh, and Ricky Ponting,” he said. “Guys that had great Test match experience and they knew their game, were comfortable in their own skin and they knew what to expect.”Whereas we’ve got a team at the moment who are very inexperienced in Test match cricket, particularly our batting side.”They’re just fighting as hard as they can, they’re fighting their backsides off, they’re always looking to score but the wicket is tough, and it’s a slow outfield. That’s the beauty of Test cricket, it’s bloody hard work.”We have to be patient with them. You can’t give these guys 30 or 50 matches of Test match experience. They have to earn it.”Langer termed Adelaide as “a brilliant Test wicket” and said the slow scoring rate was because of the surface to a large extent.”But go back a day, against a very experienced Indian side, and they did the same thing. When they went for their big drives we got them all out,” Langer said.”It’s got a lot to do with this wicket, it’s got a lot of grass on it it’s really, really hard work, it’s nipping around, you never really quite feel like you’re in.”Langer did concede however that Australia “could have been a bit more proactive” against Ravichandran Ashwin. Ashwin bowled 34 overs, picked three wickets and gave away only 57 runs.”Particularly our lefities, we need to have methods of scoring on both sides of the wicket,” he said.”There’s areas we can get better at, but I’m definitely not getting caught up in this ‘we’re too slow, we’re not attacking enough’ business.”Also Read | Adelaide Test: Ricky Ponting raises questions after Aaron Finch’s rash shotAlso Read | Not everyone here is Pujara: Rishabh Pant taunts Australia batsmen in AdelaideAlso Read | India vs Australia: Rishabh Pant matches MS Dhoni’s feat in Adelaide Testlast_img read more

Federal Competition Bureau calls for rethink of BC taxi regulations

first_imgThe Canadian Press VICTORIA — The federal Competition Bureau wants British Columbia to re-examine its taxi regulations to permit more competition in the industry and improve services for riders and businesses.The bureau’s report says it will urge a B.C. government committee reviewing transportation network services to level the playing field for taxis and ride-hailing providers.An all-party legislative committee on Crown corporations was asked last year to provide recommendations on regulations on transportation network services for the legislature by March 31.The Competition Bureau says it will submit recommendations to the committee to ensure fair regulations that do not favour taxi providers or ride-hailing platforms.The bureau says it will urge the committee to allow drivers to have flexibility to choose their own service areas and allow market forces to determine how many drivers are available to serve passengers.Transportation Minister Claire Trevena introduced legislation last year that she said could see ride-hailing services introduced in B.C. sometime this year.last_img read more

Hundreds rally for education

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA–Hundreds gathered in the shadow of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill Thursday, waving flags and placards, drumming and dancing, in one of the largest rallies this year by First Nations people who came from as far away as New Brunswick to demand federal politicians reverse the dismal quality of education on reserves.A group of about 12 people walked 150 kilometres from Kitigan Zibi, Que., arriving in Ottawa Thursday to make a statement about the immediate need faced by First Nations communities on education.“Our community does not receive equitable funding as to the neighbouring provincial schools,” said Anita Tenasco, Kitigan Zibi’s director of education and one of the walkers. “This is what our walk is about, bringing awareness to the Canadian public.”AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo said it was time for the government to step up their investment in education.He said Ottawa needed to partner with communities and give First Nations children the opportunities they need to get ahead and break the crippling cycle that debilitates so many reserves.“This is going to continue until we see change in people’s lives in the communities…this is about what is going to happen to the young people that are here today,” said Atleo. “We need some expression of commitment from the government and we need it soon.”Atleo said the government needs to come through with $2 billion in education funding to bring the level of education available to First Nations children on par with their provincial counterparts.Indian Affairs Minister John Duncan spoke at the rally and said his government was already spending $1.4 billion a year on First Nations education and $200 million on fixing and building schools.“There is clearly a need for First Nations children to succeed and for the system to improve. We also know that there is not a one size fits all approach that will work, so we are willing to work in partnership and we have been demonstrating that very clearly,” said Duncan.RCMP officers estimated about 800 people at the rally, one of the largest First Nations rallies in the last couple of years.“I’m here to support everybody, everyone all in Ontario, all the little communities, students who don’t have school,” said Oola Akavak, 20, originally from Nunavut, but attending an alternative high school in Ottawa. “It just hurts me to know that they don’t have any school to learn.”Pierce Trudeau, 15, from Sagamok First Nation in northern Ontario, said he was there to ensure he could get higher education.“I’m here to protest for our post-secondary education funding so we can get somewhere in life,” said Trudeau.While he spoke, drums pounded and pow wow dancers swirled on the steps of Parliament Hill.And there was an edge to the rally.While he spoke, Batchewana First Nation Chief Dean Sayers turned toward the Parliament buildings and warned the politicians inside that First Nation communities would be taking it to the streets and railways if the government didn’t listen.“Unfortunately our people are at the threshold. There is going  to be things happening this fall, this winter and this spring, that whether or not Canada likes it, will draw the attention of the world,” said Sayers, whose community is in northern Ontario.last_img read more