Ishant Sharma scored his maiden Test and second first class fifty to help India post a strong total on Day 2 of the second and final Test against the West Indies at the Sabina Park on Saturday. Ishant, who achieved this feat in his 125th innings, now ranks second in the list of batsmen with most innings before maiden Test fifty. England pacer James Anderson leads the list as he took 130 innings to score his first Test half-century.After creating a buzz with his five-wicket haul in the 1st Test match against Windies, Ishant has now shone with the bat in the ongoing Test match. Every boundary from Ishant’s bat brought smile to his captain Virat Kohli’s face, who was applauding every run scored by his Delhi teammate from the pavillion.Prior to this, Ishant’s highest Test score was 31 not out, which he scored against Sri Lanka in the 2010 Galle Test. He had also made 31 runs against Australia in the Mohali Test in the same year but he was dismissed on that score.India vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 2: Live ScoreBatting at no. 9, Ishant came out in the middle in the morning session on Day 2 with India’s score reading 302 for 7. He negotiated the remaining overs of the session without much difficulty and remained unbeaten on 11 in the company of Hanuma Vihari. Vihari, who is currently playing only his 5th Test match, scored a fighting maiden century and by doing so, he became the 2nd Indian to score a century after Ajinkya Rahane during the ongoing 2-Test series.advertisementAfter the resumption of play in the second session, Sharma sent Windies bowlers on a leather hunt, putting on a 112-run stand, which is the second highest partnership for the 8th wicket for India in the Windies. While Vihari went on to score his maiden hundred, the lanky tailender reached his first half-century in the 135th over of the innings. Ishant Sharma scored seven boundaries before falling to Kraigg Brathwaite for 57.Also Read | India vs West Indies: Hanuma Vihari hits maiden Test century at Sabina ParkAlso See:
Meknes – Parents of suspended students protested against the headmaster’s decision at the Al-salam high school in Meknes to refuse giving their children another chance to pursue their education after two consecutive years of failed attempts at Baccalaureate exam.The protests started last Monday, October 19th, when the parents visited the high school to discuss their children’s suspension with the headmaster. As a result of the headmaster’s refusal to reconsider his decision, the parents have been leading protests at the front door of the high school.According to the law and administrative regulations in Morocco students have the right to a third chance. The head master has justified his decision on the basis that third chances are only given to students who are 19 years old or less, who have received at least 8/20 the previous year, and who have never been through any disciplinary council. “None of these students meet the following criteria” said the head master. The parents have also spoken with some officials working as proxies to the Ministry of Education in Meknes, who confirmed the right of their children to have a third chance or a certificate of departure which would allow them to join another high school. The head master has refused the latter option as well.The families of the students intend to keep fighting for their children’s right to study and are contacting other officials in the Ministry of Education so as to take legal actions against the head master of the institution.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Major General Jean Bosco Kazura as Force Commander for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Major General Kazura, of Rwanda, is to assume command on 1 July, when, in accordance with UN Security Council resolution 2100 (2013), and subject to review by the Council, the transfer of authority is to take place from the African-led International Support Mission in Mali (AFISMA) to the UN multidimensional mission. Mr. Kazura has over 24 years of national and international military experience, as well as command and staff experience. Until this most recent appointment, he was the Commandant of the Rwandan Defence Forces Combat Training Centre, an appointment he took up in December 2011.From October 2010, Mr. Kazura served as Principal Staff Officer (J3) in the Rwandan Defence Force Headquarters in Kigali. He previously held brigade and division-level commands (1998-2003), following which he served as the Deputy Force Commander and Chief Military Observer of the African Union Mission in Sudan. Mr. Kazura has also held staff positions at formation-level headquarters, and also served as Senior Military and Security Adviser to President Paul Kagame of Rwanda (2009-2010). In April, the Security Council approved the 12,600-strong MINUSMA to take over from the African-led mission in Mali, authorizing the blue helmets “to use all necessary means” to carry out security-related stabilization tasks, protect civilians, UN staff and cultural artefacts, and create the conditions for the provision of humanitarian aid.MINUSMA’s core task is to support the political process in Mali, in close coordination with the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).