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Talking Points: Are Delhi Capitals cramping Rishabh Pant’s style?

Here are the major talking points from the IPL 2020 game between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals in Sharjah.

What did the Rajasthan Royals bowlers do right?

They brought in Varun Aaron for this game. Extra pace. Jofra Archer jogs in and hits 150kph. And the plan in the powerplay was to bowl short, fast and at the body.

This was essentially to prevent the Capitals’ big hitters from simply plonking their front foot out and hitting through the line. Bit hard to put power on a ball that is coming up to your chest. At pace.

In all, the Royals bowled 24 short or short-of-a-good-length balls, giving away 32 runs. There were only five full deliveries in the entire powerplay.

Considering the Capitals lost three wickets in the first six overs, you have to say, the plan worked.

Are the Capitals cramping Rishabh Pant’s

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Harris Scores Points With Women; Fly Lands On Pence’s Head

KEY POINTS

  • Kamala Harris criticized Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic
  • She was interrupted by Mike Pence while she was speaking
  • The senator shot down Pence’s intrusion in a clip that soon went viral
  • Another incident that created quite a buzz on social media was a fly landing on Pence’s head

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., hit back at Vice President Mike Pence after he interrupted her as she criticized the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic during Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate.

Harris said President Donald Trump attempted to downplay the threat of COVID-19 despite being aware of the severity of it just because he “wanted people to remain calm.” She then criticized the vice president for defending Trump even after knowing “how serious this was.” 

When Pence attempted to interrupt Harris, she cut him off saying, “Mr. Vice President, I’m speaking.” She then looked into the camera

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Email points to ban on masks in coronavirus-stricken jail linked to Maine wedding

ALFRED, Maine — An email points to an outright ban on masks in housing units in a Maine jail dealing with a coronavirus outbreak that’s linked to a wedding and reception that made national news.

The York County Jail became a coronavirus hotspot after an employee who attended an August wedding more than 200 miles (320 kilometers) away in the Katahdin region spread the virus. The number of cases associated with the jail was approaching 90 as of Friday, and the number of cases linked to the wedding and reception has topped 170 with eight deaths.

The email obtained by news outlets said inmates were not permitted to bring masks into any housing unit, a policy that likely exacerbated the outbreak. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advocates mask-wearing to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

“Inmates are allowed to remove the masks from their faces when in

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Greenville man shot, killed in Columbia, SC near Five Points

The Richland County Coroner’s Office has identified the man whose body was found near Five Points early Sunday morning.

Wesley Colin Brown was shot and killed, Coroner Gary Watts said in a news release shared by the Columbia Police Department Monday.

The search for the gunman continues.

Brown, a 26-year-old from Greenville, was in Columbia to attend a wedding, according to the release. He was not with any members of the wedding party or other guests when he was shot, police said.

His body was found in the 1700 block of Senate Street by two people on a morning walk, according to the release. That’s close to the intersection with Henderson Street, and in the shadow of the Heritage Condos complex, near the Five Points area.

The called 911 about 8 a.m., and Brown was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

An autopsy showed Brown died from complications of

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‘No style points in this league’

As the saying goes, “a win’s a win.” For the Rams, that couldn’t be truer of their Week 4 victory over the winless New York Giants, who made this game much tougher than many people expected.

That’s not to say the Rams were overlooking Joe Judge’s squad – Sean McVay always has his players motivated no matter the opponent – but with a betting line that approached a two-touchdown margin, it was easy to think this would be an easy win for the Rams.

Even though the game came down to the wire with the Rams only winning 17-9, it still counts the same as their 18-point victory over the Eagles in Week 2. As McVay so eloquently put it, “there’s no style points in this league.”

Here’s what he said about the Rams’ slow start and the adjustments he made throughout the game.

“Yeah, I mean, you just have

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Frequent flyer points should be saved until after travel returns

Experts reveal the big mistakes to avoid with frequent flyer points as travel lockdown tempts Aussies to spend them on gift cards

  • Experts say hanging onto your frequent flyer points gives buyers the best value 
  • Many Australians are stockpiling points amid online shopping boom of COVID-19
  • Reward programs are tempting Australians to spend their points out of travel
  • Redeeming points for flights over material items gives buyers ten times the value

Frequent flyer points should be saved for when travel returns to normal instead of being spent on reward programs to get the best value for money.

Australians are being tempted into spending their valuable points on gift cards and other material items, but experts say this diminishes the profit of your points.

Redeeming your points for flights over material

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Fashion Retailer Privacy Fine Points The Way For Pandemic Worker Monitoring And Profiling

Yesterday’s landmark €35M data privacy fine imposed on fashion retailer H&M by the Hamburg Data Protection Commissioner might be dismissed as an anomaly based on very unusual facts, but there are hidden lessons here for all organisations operating in Europe that have implemented new employee monitoring and profiling systems as part of their response to the Pandemic.

Back to work interviews

According to the findings of the German regulator, H&M runs a service centre in Nuremberg where, since 2014, its employees have been required to take part in back to work interviews following holidays and periods of sick leave. During these interviews notes were taken, gathering broad information about private and family lives. In cases of holiday leave notes

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Bill Haisten: As was the case in 2009, OSU’s pursuit of style points takes a back seat to the grind of winning | OSU Sports Extra

After OSU defeated Georgia 24-10, the most dazzling of the 2009 Cowboys — Dez Bryant — was pictured on the SI cover as he dived into the end zone for a touchdown.

There was the sense that those Cowboys could contend for Big 12 and national titles — and then Gundy was jarred by a series of issues, starting with a Game 2 home loss to Houston.

Kendall Hunter, who still might have been the best of all Gundy-era OSU running backs, sustained a foot injury that wound up sidelining him for most of the 2009 season. In a situation that began with an offseason meeting with Deion Sanders, Bryant was suspended by the NCAA for a full year.

Before the Georgia game, a really good OSU linebacker — Orie Lemon — sustained a serious knee injury.

The combination of Hunter and Bryant would have resulted in a 42-point, 500-yard

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