Rashid Khan returns to Sussex for 2021 Vitality Blast | Cricket News

first_img– Advertisement – – Advertisement – “Ever since my arrival on the South Coast in 2018, it has felt like a home away from home for me.“I look forward to seeing everyone in 2021 and really hope we will be back playing in front of our loyal supporters soon.”The leg-spinner was originally due to play for Sussex in the 2020 Vitality Blast but it was mutually agreed he would miss the competition due to overlapping commitments in the Caribbean Premier League and Indian Premier League.- Advertisement – Rashid Khan will return to Sussex for a third spell Rashid Khan returns for third spell at Sussex: “Ever since my arrival on the South Coast in 2018, it has felt like a home away from home for me”; Afghan spinner is the No 1 bowler in international T20 cricket Last Updated: 09/11/20 12:07pm Sussex have confirmed Rashid Khan will rejoin the club for the 2021 Vitality Blast.Khan is currently ranked as the No 1 bowler in international T20 cricket and returns to Sussex for a third spell, having played in the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Vitality Blast.“I am really happy to be heading back to Sussex for the 2021 Blast,” said Khan.- Advertisement –center_img Rashid Khan will return to Sussex for a third spell
Rashid Khan will return to Sussex for a third spell

Supportive dads increase breast milk success, Waikato University study shows

first_imgStuff co.nz 3 July 2018Family First Comment: “First-time mum Dena Baxter said breastfeeding wasn’t easy to begin with and an encouraging partner made it easier. She can see how mums turn to formula without enough support.”Yep#DadsMatterDoting dads who chip in around the house could help to boost breast milk production in mothers, new research shows.Those who feel supported by their partners have better milk production and more success in exclusively breast feeding, University of Waikato masters student Angga Rahadian’s​ research found.Happy mums are the most important thing when it comes to feeding, with stress known to dry up the breast milk, Rahadian said.While Rahadian, originally from Jakarta, based her research around Indonesian parents, her supervisor Dr Polly Atatoa Carr said it’s applicable to New Zealanders.The research comes amid dropping breastfeeding rates in New Zealand.Last year research found only 16 per cent of New Zealand mums were exclusively breastfeeding for the six month period recommended by the World Health Organisation.Yet few breastfeeding campaigns target fathers, Atatoa Carr said.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/105159892/Supportive-dads-increase-breast-milk-success-Waikato-University-study-shows?cid=app-iPhonelast_img read more

LA Lakers take steps back with 109-97 loss to Dallas

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error One of the more popular people in Los Angeles took his dream job fielding no expectations on how short or long his rebuilding project would take.With Luke Walton guiding the Lakers to their best start in three years, however, he liked the early returns on his players’ work ethic, team mindset and ability to collect some upset victories. Nonetheless, Walton still held concerns, mindful that his foundation has not yet had time for the cement to dry.Hence, the Lakers’ 109-97 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday at Staples Center should not be that surprising. Walton found the team “played a little soft in the first half.” Lakers forward Julius Randle decried the team “didn’t have a killer instinct.” In other words, the Lakers (4-4) snapped a three-game winning streak and an unbeaten mark at home because of usual growing pains attributed to young teams.“We have to forget about it,” Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell said. “The wins that we got, we talked about it that day, got over it and prepared for the next one. It’s the same thing with these losses. If we lose, get over it and prepare the best way you can for the next one.” “That’s a very well-coached and disciplined team that runs sets every time they’re down court,” Walton said. “It’s definitely harder to guard.”Meanwhile, the Lakers also took a step back offensively after previously ranking third overall in total points per game (110.3) and featuring five different players that have led the team in scoring.Jordan Clarkson (22 points), Nick Young (20 ), Lou Williams (15 points), Randle (15 points, 10 rebounds) and Russell (12 points, seven assists, five rebounds) still gave the Lakers some balanced offense. But Walton found the Lakers’ ball movement stopped against Dallas’ zone defense. Young faded after scoring 13 points in the first quarter. Russell also went scoreless in the first half and took only one shot, though he attributed that more to defensive coverages.“If they’re open, I try to make that pass,” Russell said. “If not, I try to attack.”The Lakers will try to do the same thing, intent on making Walton happy with their progress despite their latest hiccup.center_img Despite the Mavericks (2-5) nursing key injuries to Deron Williams (left calf strain), Dirk Nowitzki (right Achilles strain) and Devin Harris (right toe strain), Walton considered Dallas “more dangerous for the short term” because the depleted rotation provided a “great opportunity for players that are hungry to play and earn minutes to prove they should be getting in the rotation.”Walton still remembered how the Lakers lost Game 6 in their first-round matchup against the Phoenix Suns in the 2006 playoffs despite Raja Bell’s one-game suspension. It still stayed fresh in his mind that the Lakers upset the Golden State Warriors last year when he served as an assistant there while Kobe Bryant sat out with an injury.This time, the Mavericks gave the Lakers problems by exposing something still prevalent during their recent progress. The Lakers allowed five players to crack double-figures, including Harrison Barnes (31 points), Seth Curry (22 points), Justin Anderson (11 points) and Dwight Powell (10 points). The Lakers committed 16 turnovers. And the Lakers decried the absence of forward Larry Nance Jr. because of a concussion.“He does all the little things and we could’ve used that tonight,” Randle said. “We can definitely take that for granted.”Nonetheless, those developments exposed the Lakers’ early weaknesses thus far. They entered Tuesday’s game allowing 108 points per contest and ranking last in the NBA in turnovers (18).last_img read more