Batesville, In. — The latest report from the analysts at WalletHub would suggest the tri-state area is not all that “green.”Researchers looked at all 50 states and compared them with 27 key metrics to make the rankings. Ohio led the area at #35, Indiana was next 40 and Kentucky was determined to be the 48th least green state in the country.A link to the full study is here.
Image Courtesy: Cricket Addictor/NDTVAdvertisement 9aNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vswql5wWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ewh25mg( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) rj97Would you ever consider trying this?😱7u87Can your students do this? 🌚3fRoller skating! Powered by Firework An argument against the decision of the umpire is considered against the ‘Code of Conduct’ in the game of cricket. But, you prove him wrong and also you get to keep your strike? Yes you’ve read it right, the Indian youngster Shubman Gill did exactly that. As Punjab took on Delhi in their Ranji Trophy match today at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali, Shubman Gill reversed the decision of dismissal by the umpire, and continued the game!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Cricket Addictor/NDTVThe Punjab opener was on 10 runs, when he was caught behind in Delhi bowler Suboth Bhati’s delivery. While the straight umpire Mohammed Rafi gave the decision of out, Gill didn’t leave the 22 rewards, and was on a heated quarrel with the official. The match was paused for several minutes.However, following a discussion with the square leg umpire Paschim Pathak, and Rafi reversed his decision.Advertisement In the post match interview with PTI, Delhi cricket team’s manager Vivek Khurana narrated the incident, and also his team’s reaction.“The straight umpire had adjudged Shubman caught behind and the batsman then walked up to the umpire and was seen having an argument asking him to reverse his decision. The straight umpire then consulted the square leg umpire and reversed his decision,” Khurana told reporters.Advertisement However, Gill couldn’t retain his wicket for too long, as he was caught by Anuj Rawat in Simarjeet Singh’s spell in the 14th over. The 20 year old scored 23 runs off 41 balls with 4 boundaries.Although there has been no words from match referee P Ranganathan on Gill for breaching the ‘Code of Conduct’ yet, but any disagreement against the decision of the umpire is considered a Level 1 offence, and there is a possibility that the youngster will be charged with the same.Khurana continued: “Our skipper (Nitish) Rana just asked the umpires as to why they overturned the initial decision. We never walked out. The match referee (Ranganathan) came in and play resumed as usual.” The Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) worded in their opinion as why the visitor team had a query to the match officials about the reversal of Gill’s dismissal.“The match was halted for seven to eight minutes. There was nothing untoward. Our boys felt that Gill was out and that’s why they asked the umpires why the decision was reversed.” Vinod Tihara, the general secretary of DDCA said.Onthe other hand, Punjab Cricket Association official GS Walia has cleaned Gill off any bad conduct against the umpire.“He just told the umpire that he had not nicked the ball. All of us have seen Shubman, he is a very polite and calm boy.” Walia told reporters.At stumps, the Punjab team are at 266 runs for 8 wickets.Also read-Path to success: Shubhman Gill wants a change in mindset in order to adapt to senior level5 underrated cricketers who will have a big impact for India in 2020 Advertisement
By John BurtonSEA BRIGHT – There’s plenty to be done as the borough continues to work its way back after Super Storm Sandy and Mayor Dina Long is glad for the help Sea Bright received from a handful of county inmates.“There is no shortage of projects in Sea Bright,” Long said as she and representatives from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office joined seven inmates from the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold, as the inmates provided the labor for some work on the borough’s beachfront.Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officer Thomas Johnson is joined by Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long while overseeing inmates from the county correctional institution cleaning the beach in Sea Bright.Five to seven inmates traveled to the borough for much of the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 1 and cleared mounds of sand; cleaned up debris and trash; shoveled sand off of walkways along the borough’s sea wall along Ocean Avenue; and other needed work, according to Cynthia Scott, public information officer for the sheriff’s office.The group also worked on cleaning up the borough’s police headquarters that had been damaged in the late October storm, Long noted.The seven men, clad in orange jumpsuits, were stringing a length of dune fencing on Thursday, Jan. 31, along a section of beach located behind the borough hall and the former Donovan’s Reef bar site on Ocean Avenue.The fence is being erected in a zigzag pattern along that stretch to catch shifting sand and to build up the dunes. It’s an important step in helping rebuild the beaches, Long said.The mayor was happy to get the help. “We’re real lucky that Monmouth County has this program,” Long said.Over the last few weeks crews from the sheriff’s Inmate Labor Program have been working in Belmar and Bradley Beach, helping with those towns’ recovery and cleanup efforts. They are scheduled to be in Millstone the next week, Scott said.“I think this program is a good opportunity to help these towns” impacted by Sandy, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden said in a phone interview.The sheriff’s office has had the labor program for about 10 years. During his time as sheriff, Golden, who was elected in 2010, said he has increased it, with an average of three crews of five to eight inmates each, out in the field in any given week.The sheriff’s office operates the county’s 1,328-bed correctional facility and permits inmates incarcerated for minor offenses, usually first-time offenders, to participate in the program. It allows the inmates access outside of the facility, usually for five to six hours a day, and permits them to accumulate credits which could result in an overall reduction of their sentences, Golden said.The workforce is available at no cost to the communities, according to Scott.Sea Bright has benefitted from the program previously with crews coming to the borough to participate in the annual spring Project Clean Shores program, according to Long.