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  1. 16 INTERESTING cricket World Cup facts to blow your mind

    Key facts on the 11th edition of the cricket World Cup, which will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand from February 14-March 29.

    1. The first men’s cricket World Cup was held in England in 1975, four years after the first recognised One-day International had been played in 1971, on the fifth day of a washed out Test between Australia and England in Melbourne.

    2. West Indies won the first two tournaments, beating Australia in 1975 and England in 1979 and then lost the 1983 final to India, but have not reached another final since.

    3. Allan Border’s Australia won the first of their four titles in 1987, sparking a period of dominance by the side in both one-day and test cricket for the next 20 years.

    4. India also won the 2011 tournament. Pakistan (1992) and Sri Lanka (1996) are the only other winners.

    5. New Zealand and Australia will host 21 pool matches each, amongst 14 venues, seven in each country. It is the second time the two countries have co-hosted the tournament, having previously done so in 1992.

    6. Afghanistan will make their World Cup debut, having played three World Twenty20 tournaments.

    7. There are two groups of seven teams playing a round robin format, with the top four in each pool making the quarter-finals, which will be straight knockouts.

    8. New Zealand will host one quarter-final in Wellington and one semi-final in Auckland.

    9. They can possibly reach the final in Melbourne without having played any of their games in Australia. The two co-hosts are in the same pool and play that match on February 28 in Auckland.

    10. The final will be at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, only the second venue after Lord’s in London, to host more than one final.

    11. India’s Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run scorer with 2,278 runs in 45 matches and has scored the most centuries (six). He also holds the record for most runs in one tournament, 673 from 11 matches in 2003.

    12. Australia’s Glenn McGrath has the most wickets, 71 in 39 matches. McGrath also has the best bowling figures of 7-15 against Namibia in 2003.

    13. South Africa’s Gary Kirsten has the highest score in a World Cup match, making 188 not out against UAE in 1996.

    14. The highest score in a World Cup match is 413-5 by India against Bermuda in 2007, while the lowest is 36 by Canada against Sri Lanka in 2003.

    15. Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist has the most dismissals, 52 from 31 matches (45 catches, seven stumpings), though he could be overtaken by Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara (46) in this tournament.

    16. Australia’s Ricky Ponting has taken 28 catches, the most by a non-wicketkeeper.

  2. 1 killed in plane crash near KCBD tower; station off the air

    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Authorities have confirmed that at least one person has been killed in a plane crash directly north of the KCBD studio. At this time they’re not sure if other people were on the plane. KCBD NewsChannel 11 is currently off the air after the plane hit our transmitter tower. The plane landed on the north side of our building in a field. No one at KCBD is injured, but we have been asked to leave the building. Fire officials believe our remaining tower may not be stable.

  3. In a major set back to our defending the W.C, both Buvi, and Ishant are ” seriously doubtful” to be fit to join the team – Board Official
    source: t.o.i

    We had intimated you regarding the high chances of a
    storm at Alabama, USA, on 26 th January IST i.e.
    25 th Jan, USA time. Our forecast was correct, which
    was made almost two weeks prior to 25 th Jan, much
    before any forecast by National Weather Service, USA.
    The report of NWS, USA, is attached.
    Our next forecasts are as under:
    a) There is a high chance of stormy
    conditions in the coastal belts of Southern
    India likely to be on or around 10 th February,
    2015. Further details will be intimated as the
    situation emerges.
    b) No forecast has been made by Indian
    Meteorological Department till date about the
    above situation.
    c) Our earlier forecast of Mount Fuji
    eruption during the end of March, 2015 still
    holds good.
    It is requested that on the actual happening of the
    above incidents, we may be kindly informed so that we
    may evaluate the efficiency of our Indigenous
    Hazardous Weather Forecast System.
    This is the unanimous e mail sent to me. Let us
    Indian weather man…..

  5. 7 hat-trics in W.C so far, Malinga (S.L) – 2 times, Vaas (S.L), B.Lee( Australia) , Kemar Roach (W.I), S.Mustaq (Pak) , Chetan Sharma (India) – each 1 time

  6. UPDATE 2-Brazil orders rolling blackouts as demand spikes in record heat – http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/19/brazil-electricity-idUSL1N0UY0W120150119

    Grid operator ONS said it orchestrated 2,200 megawatts of controlled outages in eight states as the hottest day of the year in Sao Paulo, where the temperature hit 36.5 Celsius (97.7 Fahrenheit), and other southeastern cities led to surging demand from air conditioners and other power-hungry appliances.

    Eletronuclear, a unit of state-run power company Eletrobras , said nuclear reactor Angra I powered down automatically at 2:49 p.m. local time (1649 GMT) due to a drop in frequency on the national grid. The company said there were no risks to workers or the environment due to the stoppage.

  7. Record-breaking temperatures scorched the planet last year, making 2014 the hottest in more than a century and raising new concerns about global warming, US government scientists said on Friday.

    The much-anticipated report by scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was confirmed by an independent analysis from the US space agency NASA that reached the same conclusion. – http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/global-warming-2014-was-officially-the-hottest-year-on-record-20150116-12s85i.html

  8. TAIPEI, Taiwan — Parts of northern Taiwan already subject to water rationing will likely face further water supply restrictions after the Lunar New Year holiday if the catchment of the main reservoir serving the area continues to drop amid low rainfall, the Water Resources Agency said Friday.

    The catchment of Shihmen Reservoir in Taoyuan has fallen to less than 45 percent of its capacity, officials from the agency’s Northern Region Water Resource Office said after a drought response meeting.

    Furthermore, the average rainfall in January reached only 20 percent of the average for the same month in previous years, the officials went on. http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2015/01/31/427843/Persistent-drought.htm

  9. Will Gadd: ‘We were climbing ice that isn’t going to be there next week’- http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/13/will-gadd-we-were-climbing-ice-that-isnt-going-there-next-week-climate-change

    When explorer Will Gadd set out to climb ice on every continent in the world 10 years ago, he assumed he would have plenty of time to accomplish his goal. With only Africa and Antarctica left on his to-climb list, however, the professional free climber and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year recently discovered that he would have to act sooner than he thought.

  10. Jim Inhofe is a small-plane-flying, global-warming-denying senator. And now he’s got a gavel. – http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-senates-top-climate-change-denier-is-flying-high-with-a-committee-chairmanship/2015/01/07/bf625fe0-9365-11e4-ba53-a477d66580ed_story.html

    At the end of last year, with most of his colleagues stuck in Washington for an important Senate session on a Saturday, Sen. James M. Inhofe was in Tulsa getting spurs fastened onto a pair of boots. “They’re ostrich,” said Inhofe (R-Okla.), the country’s most prominent climate-change denier, referring to his footwear. “Probably some endangered species; I have a reputation to maintain.”


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