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Corn Planting Complete in Some Parts of Indiana

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SEE ALSO: 2014 Agronomy SHARE Corn Planting Complete in Some Parts of Indianacenter_img Home News Feed Corn Planting Complete in Some Parts of Indiana By Gary Truitt – May 6, 2014 pioneer5514Dan EmmertVariable weather conditions have lead to a wide variety of field conditions around the state. Some growers are just getting started with planting, while other are finished. Statewide corn planting is 20% complete. In some parts of Southern Indiana corn planting is done, but according to Dan Emmert, field Agronomist with DuPont Pioneer, in other areas it is just getting started, “We have some producers who have just started putting seeds in the ground this week, but I have talked with some others who are done with corn planting.” He told HAT that heavy rains and cool soil temperatures have kept many producers out of the field, but some areas have had enough of a break they could wrap up planting by the last week  in April.The 2 and 3 inch rains that fell on Southern Indiana counties last week may have caused some problems for the newly planted corn. “In some areas, the seed was washed out and, in others, soil compaction is a concern,” said Emmert.  He is recommending those who are planting this week take precautions to avoid soil crusting, “If you can wait another day to make sure the soil is dry, that would be best and may help prevent side wall compaction which will cause problems later in the season.” He added if you have to plant in wet ground, lowering the pressure on your close wheel will help eliminate the problem. Forecast temperatures of close to 80s next week may make the crusting issue of even greater concern.Listen to the complete report from Dan Emmert on the agronomy page on this web site and the HAT mobile app, sponsored by DuPont Pioneer.  Previous articleIllinois Moms To Visit Farms at PlantingNext articlePioneer Agronomy Update May 5, 2014 Gary Truittlast_img read more

Travel Efficiently with PowerEdge Servers and Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory

first_imgI spent part of the weekend being an amateur travel agent for my family. It reminded me that the logistical details of travel are like the complexities of data-centric workloads. Data may be our most precious resource, but the speed at which we can access and use it is equally important. Look at it this way: say you were going on a trip, but your luggage was delayed at your connection. All your carefully-packed items are not useful to you until you have them. Data works the same way.We have more data points now from our smartphone to the Edge. And more reasons to hold data, whether it is for analysis or regulatory reasons. Even virtualized database infrastructures have become overburdened. Response times can lag during critical peak periods. And that can lead to lower employee productivity and less customer satisfaction. If you were booking on a travel site and there was a long delay or slowed response times, you might decide to use another site. Your customers would also consider an alternative if your response times are too long.PowerEdge servers with Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory can offer up to 15.36TB of memory to support large databases. Having significant memory so close to the processors helps eliminate bottlenecks and can provide better response times and faster transactions. This is akin to opening multiple runways at a busy airport. It provides ways for planes — or in this case data — to travel in and out quickly. Adding more memory to virtualization environments allows you to improve CPU utilization to make better use of server resources.Just like economy seats can be more cost-effective versus roomier first class seats, consolidating databases can offer space and cost savings in your data center. The Dell EMC PowerEdge R940 with Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory can support up to 2.6x the number of database virtual machines (up to 10 more transactional database virtual machines per server) with a large memory footprint.[1] Plus, you can easily configure and update Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory with iDRAC out-of-band management.How fast is data able to travel in your data center? Please join our conversation @DellEMCServers, we can’t wait to hear about the ways you are using data to drive better results.[1] *Based on Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell EMC, “Support more VMs with large databases and memory footprints by adding Intel Optane DC persistent memory to your Dell EMC PowerEdge R940 server”, November 2019, comparing the capabilities of a PowerEdge R940 running VMWare ESXi using Microsoft SQL Databases and Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory vs. the same server with only DRAM. Actual result will vary.last_img read more

8 To 10 Foot Pet Snake Rescued From Olean Apartment Fire

first_imgImage by the Olean Fire Department.OLEAN – An 8 to 10-foot pet snake was rescued by City of Olean firefighters during a blaze Tuesday evening.The Olean Fire Department says crews found the snake outside of its cage while searching a second floor apartment on West Greene Street that was filled with heavy smoke.Using a container, crews captured and removed the pet. Firefighters also discovered a second snake, successfully removing it as well.Two pet cats were also recovered; however, they did not survive the fire. The apartment’s tenant, crews say, was not home at the time of the blaze.The Fire Department says the fire was ruled an accident after investigators say flames started when a heat lamp tipped over, igniting combustible materials. Flames then spread to the adjoining walls and ceiling.Crews are now reminding residents using heat lamps to make sure it is secured to prevent them from tipping over. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgThe two teams were separated once again by Gonzaga in the latest college basketball poll from The Associated Press on Monday.The Bears, at 23-and-1, had 48 first-place votes from the 63-member media panel, while the Bulldogs, who are 26-and-1, had 14 first-place nods. The Jayhawks, 22-and-3, had the only remaining first-place vote.Before the matchup against Baylor on Saturday, Kansas hosts Iowa State tonight. It’s the only game involving a ranked team. Baylor visits Oklahoma tomorrow night.LPGA-OBIT-MICKEY WRIGHTFormer LPGA golfer Mickey Wright dead at 85 For NBA players, a little rest now before a hectic finishCHICAGO (AP) — NBA returns Thursday for a frantic eight-week sprint to the finish of the regular season, with teams having from anywhere between 25 and 29 games left to play before the 16-team field for the playoffs is filled and set.The All-Star Game is over, Team LeBron defeating Team Giannis 157-155 in Chicago on Sunday night. Most players scurried onto private jets not long after the final buzzer for quick little getaways — to places like Miami, Turks and Caicos, and the Bahamas, where some union meetings are getting under way.There are 12 teams in action Thursday: Milwaukee, Detroit, Miami, Atlanta, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Chicago, Memphis, Sacramento, Houston and Golden State. Every other team resumes play Friday except for the Los Angeles Clippers, who get a couple extra days of break and won’t get back on the floor until Saturday afternoon.BRAVES-ANTHOPOULOS-SNITKER FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Hall of Fame golfer Mickey Wright has died. Her attorney says she died Monday of a heart attack at the age of 85. She had been hospitalized in recent weeks because of a fall.Wright won 82 LPGA tournaments, including 13 majors. She joined the fledgling LPGA in 1955 and her 82 wins place her second on the all-time list behind Kathy Whitworth, who won 88. She retired from the tour in 1969 because of foot issues.The Associated Press named her Female Golfer of the Century in 1999.A Golf Magazine poll of experts in 2009 called her the best female golfer ever, and men’s champions Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson said Wright had the best swing they ever saw.NBA-SECOND HALF Update on the latest in sports: Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCOLLEGE BASKETBALL-POLLBaylor, Gonzaga, Kansas still lead the wayUNDATED (AP) — Baylor and Kansas just keep winning. That sets up a monumental showdown Saturday between the top-ranked Bears and No. 3 Jayhawks that could help decide not only the Big 12 title but the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA Tournament. Braves extend contracts of manager Snitker, GM AnthopoulosATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have extended the contracts of manager Brian Snitker and general manager Alex Anthopoulos.Anthopoulos also has been given an additional title of president, baseball operations, while his contract is extended through the 2024 season.Snitker and his coaching staff have received extensions through the 2021 season.The Braves have won two consecutive NL East titles under Anthopoulos and Snitker. February 17, 2020last_img read more

Conte on Terry, Pedro and Oscar’s role, Southampton’s tactics and the latest injury news

first_imgChelsea boss Antonio Conte answered questions on a range of subjects at his pre-match media conference. Here’s some of what he had to say ahead of Sunday’s trip to Southampton.On Chelsea’s injuries“Cesc Fabregas is not available but Branislav Ivanovic has fully recovered. We have all the [other] players available. I have to take the best decision for the starting XI.”On the West Ham defeat“I think that we played a good game with a good intensity against a tough team, because West Ham played with the same players that play in the Premier League.“For me, we started very well. Then we conceded the goal which changed a bit the situation. I saw a good reaction from my players, a good spirit, because until the end we played to avoid losing the game.“We had different chances to score the goals, [and] we scored at the end. But I saw positive things and things that, sure, we can improve.“I saw a lot of things that can be useful for our future. For example, I saw Pedro as wing-back and Oscar in the two in midfield, and in the position like a striker.“I think I had a positive answer and I want to use this answer in the Premier League in the future. Now I have more solutions because I tested this.“We wanted to win and to continue in the cup but it didn’t happen. On Sunday we have another tough game and it’s important our head must stay concentrated for this game.”On whether his confidence in 3-4-3 was shaken by the defeat“It’s not a win or a defeat that can change my ideas or the confidence of the players. After two defeats against Arsenal and Liverpool, in the future must we never play with 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1, if it’s a problem with the system?“I think this is the right way for the players – it’s a good fit for the team, this system. I think we’ve found a good balance, and also we have a good offensive situation because in every game we have scored a goal.“For sure, we must continue to work on offensive situations, with the movement, and also in defensive situations because it’s different when you defend with the four and when you defend with three defenders.“I saw a lot of positive things [against West Ham] and I want to continue on this aspect. We are working very hard to improve.”On John Terry’s display“I don’t like to talk about individual players for their performance – we win together and we lose together in every circumstance.“John came back from injury and it’s not easy to start and find quickly the right shape but I’m satisfied for him and for the team.“John is an important player for us – if he plays, if he doesn’t play – for the changing room and his team-mates and for the club. I have always to take the best decision for the team and never for an individual player.”On the battle at the top of the table“This league is very difficult because every game anything can happen. You can win or lose, if you don’t stay focused and don’t prepare in the right way. For this reason it’s important to give continuity in the performance, to trust in the work.“Now, there are five teams very close but we shouldn’t look at the table. We must be concentrated, focused on the work on the pitch and to see game by game and step by step, because it’s too early to talk about the table or the race for the title.“It’s important to improve game by game and to continue to trust in the work. These are the most important things now, not the table.”On Southampton“Southampton are a very good team, very strong. I like [Claude] Puel because his team plays offensive football. In the last game they played very good against City, created many chances – also, I saw that they are more compact in defensive situations.“I saw that they attack with many players and sometimes they remain with three players in offensive situations when they are without the ball. We must pay great attention in this situation, but we are working on this aspect.“It’s important if you want to win to look at the details, and to prepare our team. It’s important to prepare your players.“They’re a very good team and I’m sure on Sunday they will be a good test for us after three good games [against Hull, Leicester and Manchester United]. But this team, this test, is different – you play away against a team in a good shape. For our ambitions, it’s very important.”On the crowd trouble at the London Stadium“When this situation happens it’s never good. It’s possible to ask why this type of situation [happened] in England. I always admired the atmosphere in the English league. It’s a pity and, like me, the players would prefer that situation didn’t happen.”Click here for the latest Chelsea transfer gossip See also:Southampton v Chelsea: five key battles Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Wonders of the Equipment in Your Head

first_imgLook at what scientists are finding you can do, or is being done automatically for you.How sounds going into our ears become words going through our brains (University of Maryland). Did you ever think about the fact that the words you hear are only sound waves hitting your eardrum until your brain receives the electrical signals and processes them into messages? There’s nothing lexical about the signals until they arrive in the brain. First you have to pick out the sound you want to hear (this can be difficult in a party room), recognize phonemes or syllables, and then piece them together to make sense out of what you are hearing. This has to be done really fast, because your conversational partner can be speaking 3 words per second. A paper by UMD neuroscientists in Current Biology announces that, yes indeed, the process of brain analysis from signal to meaning is very rapid. How rapid? Well, it’s “surprisingly early,” they say; in fact, “this happens pretty much as soon as the linguistic information becomes available.”We may hear others’ footsteps, but how do we ignore our own? (Science Daily). We marvel at the new-fangled noise-canceling headphones, but you already have some of that technology in your head. All mammals appear to have this ability; mice, naturally, want to hear that cat’s footsteps and not its own. To figure out how we cancel unwanted sounds, scientists publishing in Nature developed an “acoustic virtual reality system” where they could teach a mouse to associate a novel sound with its own movements. Here’s what Live Science says about the findings. Look how complicated and rapid it is:Their imaging and measurements showed a strong coupling between the motor cortex — an area of the brain that’s involved with movement — and the auditory cortex. During training, the motor cortex begins forming synapses, or connections to the auditory cortex. These connections end up serving as a noise filter.So-called inhibitory neurons, or brain cells, in the motor cortex began to send out signals to cancel out the firing of neurons in the auditory cortex that make us aware of the sound. This process is so quick that it is “predictive,” Mooney said, meaning the cancellation signal happens at the same time that the brain commands a movement.How attention orchestrates groups of nerve cells to enrich the brain’s symphony (German Primate Center). That’s an attention-getting headline. If you like Mozart, you will enjoy their description of how your brain hears music, and how vision joins the symphony to give a more complete experience.Diagram of the human ear.Silence in the concert hall. The conductor raises the baton and the strings begin. They play the first four bars of Mozart’s “A Little Night Music”. All together they play a single melody, which is probably one of the best known in the music world. Then the voices divide. Different string instruments play separate melodies and the “Little Night Music” thus becomes a complex work of art. Scientists from the German Primate Center (DPZ) – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research in Göttingen and Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences in Tehran, Iran, recently discovered in a study with rhesus monkeys that nerve cells assume the role of musicians in visual perception in our brain. Usually many cells are active together (synchronously) when they process simple stimuli from our environment. The researchers were able to show that visual attention desynchronizes these nerve cells’ activity and thus enables more complex information processing.Gravity Perception: The Role of the Cerebellum (Current Biology). It’s not just the inner ear that helps you know which way is up. This paper ascribes a prominent role to the cerebellum, a part of the brain evolutionists tend to view as primitive. This paper should increase the respect it is due.The cerebellum is known to support motor behaviors, including postural stability, but new research supports the view that cerebellar function is also critical for perception of spatial orientation, particularly because of its role in vestibular processing.The otoliths in the inner ear contribute signals due to linear motion; the semicircular canals in the ear contribute information about rotational movement, and the eyes (when open) watch the motion – but the cerebellum is where the processing of all this information is done, the paper explains.Eyes Have a Natural Version of Night Vision (Duke University). Young people like playing with the night-vision goggles they get for Christmas, but we actually have a natural version of it. How? The “Cells in retina change their duties to help the brain detect motion.” Stargazers know that it takes a few minutes for the eyes to get adjusted to darkness, but a lot of teamwork is going on in the back of the eyeball to make this possible.To see under starlight and moonlight, the retina of the eye changes both the software and hardware of its light-sensing cells to create a kind of night vision. Retinal circuits that were thought to be unchanging and programmed for specific tasks are adaptable to different light conditions, say the Duke scientists who identified how the retina reprograms itself for low light.“To see under starlight, biology has had to reach the limit of seeing an elementary particle from the universe, a single photon,” said Greg Field, an assistant professor of neurobiology and biomedical engineering at Duke University. “It’s remarkable at night how few photons there are.”The ability to detect single photons with the eye shows ultimate engineering. It can’t get better than that. These researchers show that many things have to work in concert to make it possible: the cells involved in detecting motion have to reprogram themselves to aid in the detection of those photons.Tapping into the brain’s star power (Nature). Let’s end with marveling at an under-appreciated type of brain cell: the astrocyte [“star cell”]. “No longer just ‘brain glue’, astrocytes are coming to the fore as a broadening toolset reveals the cells’ complexity and diversity,” this article begins. Astrocytes make up 20-40% of a mammalian brain. Discovered in the late 19th century, they have been largely ignored in favor of the jazzier neurons whose signals we can probe electrically. But look at them:One astrocyte can have tens of thousands of connections (UCSD)Unlike neurons, astrocytes are electrically quiet, so their activity goes undetected by conventional electrophysiology methods. They’re also astoundingly complex: a single astrocyte can connect to tens of thousands of neurons.Tens of thousands! That’s astonishing for one cell to have that many connections. We can’t relate all the wonders these cells do, but suffice it to say in summary that “Glossed over as mere support cells for more than a century, astrocytes actually have crucial roles in the brain,” including controlling neurotransmitter levels, regulating extracellular potassium ions to influence thresholds for nerve-cell firing, and releasing molecules that promote the formation and pruning back of synapses. They basically keep the brain wiring from going haywire. We quote one of the researchers, whose use of new techniques to study these cells have given him “unparalleled appreciation of the richness and dynamics in how astrocytes contribute to the function of the brain as an organ.”Evolution only sounds reasonable when you look at the big, glittering generalities. When you realize that all these exquisitely-tuned complex systems would have had to arise by a long series of mistakes over millions of years, evolution makes no sense at all. That’s why we love to report on the details of biological systems, so you can become inoculated against the storytelling of Darwin charlatans. Now let’s go use those eyes, ears, and brains for their intended use: to serve God and enjoy the blessings He has richly given us. (Visited 419 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Pontsho Manzi empowers South Africa’s fabulous women

first_imgFabgalz and Fabulous Woman magazine founder Pontsho Manzi with FabGals from Mdantsane in East London (images: FabGalz)Drawing on her experiences in human resources and recruitment, Pontsho Manzi runs courses on dressing for success and acing job interviews for young women who want to succeed.“You can take a dying plant and help it regain its life by just talking to it,” says Manzi. A Play Your Part Ambassador, she is founder of Fabgalz and Fabulous Woman magazine. Her philosophy is echoed in her motivational workshops as part of her mission to empower South African women to be their best selves.last_img read more

Sunsa is shining for South African entrepreneurs

first_img“Get up, step up and ride the entrepreneurship wave rising in South Africa.” Minister of Small Business, Lindiwe Zulu (above) (image: Sunsa)Entrepreneurship got a much-needed shot in the arm with the launch yesterday of Startup Nations South Africa (Sunsa), a collaborative effort aimed at helping start-ups in South Africa.It was launched at Wits Business School on 10 November by Minister of Small Business Lindiwe Zulu, The Innovation Hub chief executive McLean Sibanda, and Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) chief executive Geoffrey Qhena. Sunsa is a collaborative effort between The Innovation Hub, a subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency that helps to drive sustainable job creation and inclusive economic growth and development in Gauteng; the IDC, the state-owned development finance institution; and Wits Business School.Sunsa joins a global network, including Startup Britain, Startup Chile, Startup Malaysia, Startup China, Startup Norway, Startup Australia and more recently Startup Brazil, Startup Vietnam and Startup Korea. This is a global community leading a revolution in entrepreneurship. It focuses on advancing the national agenda for entrepreneurship and the creation of a sustainable environment where start-ups and small businesses can meaningfully contribute to the economic and social development of a country.In South Africa, Sunsa aims to build a trusted knowledge-network of highly connected local and global innovation and entrepreneur thought leaders who will provide strategic guidance on how best to create a national impact and encourage dialogue on entrepreneurship capacity development.COLLABORATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIPIt will focus on creating a national collaboration platform between the public sector, private sector, academia and civil society. It is believed this collaborative effort will mobilise human, financial and institutional resources as a means to support, develop and grow start-up businesses in South Africa.“Get up, step up and ride the entrepreneurship wave rising in South Africa,” said Zulu. “The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2012 annual survey reminds us that entrepreneurship levels in our country are the lowest they have been in three years. The call to action is for all of us to work hard to inculcate a culture of entrepreneurship in the country. We must consciously strive to build a nation of entrepreneurs and not a nation of job-seekers.”In the spirit of vukuzenzele – an IsiZulu words that loosely translates as “wake up and do for self” – she added, “our people must seize the economic opportunities presented by our democracy and freedom to build and grow businesses”.Qhena said that while challenges continued to characterise certain sectors of the economy, “I need to emphasise this point to small business owners – there are abundant opportunities for growth in certain sectors of the economy… As the IDC and Startup Nations South Africa, we need to inform them of these opportunities and help them to commercialise these opportunities and get a slice of the pie.”Sunsa will work to make concrete South Africa’s National Development Plan or Vision 2030. Qhena explained that the IDC’s infrastructure would be used to leverage Sunsa’s activities and impact so that it could support, uplift and develop small and medium enterprises and youth.INNOVATION IS KEYAn entrepreneur ecosystem that drives innovative solutions for local problems is needed, Sunsa contends, hence its mantra – spark, seed and sustain. As a full member of Startup Nations and Global Entrepreneurship Week, supported by the Kauffman Foundation, it will enable local start-up businesses to share best practices and collaborate with like-minded peers around the world.“Innovation is critical for the growth of our economy, as the National Development Plan acknowledges,” Sibanda said. “Start-ups are important elements of ensuring that innovation reaches the market and starts to contribute towards job creation, poverty reduction and competitiveness… The Innovation Hub supports the establishment of the Startup Nations South Africa platform as a means of creating an enabling environment that will contribute to start-ups becoming high growth businesses.”To join the Startup revolution, visit Sunsa’s website or interact with it on Facebook and Twitter; the handle is @Startup_Nations.last_img read more

Production Tips: 6 Ways to Manage Cords on Set

first_img6. Use Clear Plastic BoxesImage via StacksandStacksOnce your cords are wrapped, store them neatly out of the way in clear plastic boxes and bags. Add labels to everything and they’ll be clear and accessible when needed.Have any other tips or tricks for managing cords on set? Share them in the comments below! A film set can become a busy place. Here are some helpful tricks to keep those cords tidy and out of the way.Top image via ShutterstockWhether it’s a DIY two-man shoot, corporate video set-up or feature film production, there will always be lots of wires connecting lights and cameras and outlets. We’ve compiled some of the best tips and tricks (and mantras) for cord management.1. LABEL, LABEL, LABELImage via AmazonLabel everything! Every cord, input and output should be accounted for in clear, easy-to-access letters. If everything is put together well enough, no one should ever ask what any cord is used for — it’ll say clearly for them to read.Ways of labeling include simple 3M Painter’s Tape, tag label stickers or portable printed label tags.2. Keep Them TogetherImage via ShutterstockAs much as possible, try and keep running cords tied together. You’d rather have one main line running down the middle of your set than several lines spread out for people to avoid. You can do this with tape, cord ties or Velcro (which can also help with labeling).3. Tape Them DownImage via WikipediaTaping down cables and cords is another helpful way to control the lines and keep them from scrunching up into foot-catching loops. When possible, the ideal line for each cord or bunch should be as out of the way as possible. Try lining against walls and avoiding walkways.Avoid duct tape as it can damage floors. Gaffer tape is ideal. Lay out your line, tape your beginning and end points, and apply tape as needed to keep the line secure in between. If on carpet, consider Velcro 4” Hook & Pile Tape for endless reusability.4. Go Wireless (When Possible)Image via VideolightingWith recent technological advances, wireless options are more and more in vogue on sets. Wireless boom mics are gaining popularity and can help your audio department tremendously. Consider LED lighting options when possible to simplify your set ups and provide greater accessibility.5. Wrap It Up (properly)When wires are not in use, be sure to keep them wrapped up and out of the way. For those still uncomfortable with how to wrap wires, watch one of the many videos online for practice.last_img read more

India cruise to seven-wicket win in first ODI against Bangladesh

first_imgAjinkya Rahane anchored his innings to perfection in the company of comeback man Robin Uthappa and guided India to a comfortable seven-wicket victory in a rain-truncated first ODI against Bangladesh on Sunday.India’s Parvez Rasool, second right, celebrates the wicket of Bangladesh’s Anamul Haque, left, during their first one-day International cricket match in Dhaka on June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)Chasing a target of 273 in 50 overs, India were cruising along at 100 for one in 16.4 overs when the heavens opened up leading to a nearly two-hour delay. This lead to a revised target of 150 in 26 overs courtesy of D/L method, which India achieved with seven balls to spare.The foundation was laid by Rahane, who scored 64 off 70 balls and shared a 99-run opening stand with Uthappa, who smashed a quickfire 50 off 44 balls.The delay affected the momentum and there were umpiring howlers from Bangladesh umpire Enamul Haque Moni. Ambati Rayudu (16) and Suresh Raina (15) were at the crease when the winning run was achieved.The decision that Uthappa got was a poor one as Shakib’s armer hit the bat first before hitting the pad.Nevertheless it was an impressive comeback for Uthappa in India colours after a break of six years. He seemed to carry his IPL form into international cricket, hitting three fours and as many sixes.The best shot was the one when he reached to the pitch of a flighted delivery from Shakib al Hasan to loft him effortlessly over extra cover. The other two were hit off left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak and medium pacer Ziaur Rahaman.advertisementWhile facing pacers Mashrafe Mortaza and Al-Amin, Uthappa showed full face of the bat.Rahane was also a delight to watch as he stepped out to lift Mortaza over extra cover and then pulled him towards mid-wicket for a boundary.He also used the sweep shot against Razzak.Cheteshwar Pujara (0) would consider himself unlucky as he got another howler from Moni, who adjudged him leg before off Shakib with ball hitting him on the thigh pads and clearly going above the stumps.Rahane finally completed his sixth ODI half centiry off 60 balls while Ambati Rayudu seemingly struggled against the slow bowlers before they reached home.last_img read more