Tags: 10-week winter session, Mental health, second wave, spring semester 2021 Following the Sept. 23 announcements of Notre Dame and Holy Cross’ plans for a long winter break and late start to the spring semester, the Saint Mary’s community awaited the College’s decision on how it would proceed. Plans to follow the same semester model as the other two institutions of the tri-campus community were released the next day.After the Nov. 20 end of the fall semester, students will begin a 10-week winter break. The spring semester is set to begin Feb. 3 and end May 19. No midterm break will be given during the period, similar to what occurred this semester.Sophomore Aranza Sierra said the semester without a fall break has taken its toll on students and she is ready for the upcoming extended break.“I am really looking forward to this break just because I feel like this semester has really been nonstop,” Sierra said. “I’m ready to not think about school for the upcoming 10-week break.”Sierra added that she thinks students thought this semester would be doable without a break.“I think that a lot of us thought that we could make it through the semester without any breaks, but now that we are actually living through the semester and while yes we are so close to the end of the semester, it still seems so far away,” she said. “Especially with professors stacking projects and paper, and all these assignments on top of each other.”Sierra also addressed concerns for students’ mental state, including her own.“I think I can speak for a lot of students that I am burnt out and no longer have the capacity to deal with or think about school-related matters,” she said. “It would have liked there to be like a day or two where all the students could have a day with no class and almost a type of mental health day. I know we have the weekend to rest, but weekends are no longer weekends, rather days to catch up on work you couldn’t complete during the week or were too at capacity and burnt out to finish during the week.”Junior Damariz Olguin echoed the same feeling of needing a long break after the fast-paced semester.“I will be relaxing and enjoying spending time with family after a packed and stressful semester,” she said.Olguin also commented on the College’s recent announcement of offering a handful of courses during the winter break to lighten the course load for students in the spring.“While Saint Mary’s has given students the option of a winter term, the semester has left me burnt out and I don’t think it is the right move for me,” Olguin said.However, Olguin does have concerns over the long winter break after an at-home end of spring semester and summer.“Hearing how long our break will be gave me flashbacks to the summer,” Olguin said. “Although I participated in SSLP through ND virtual experience, I found myself doing nothing after it and having large periods of free time.”As for the spring semester and the way it is set to take place, Olguin said she understands why the College decided to begin so late, but added that another semester without a break will be strenuous.“I understand the lateness of the start of the semester due to COVID,” she said. “However, another semester without a break will be very rough.”Sierra said she is a bit worried about another semester without the traditional break and hopes for at least one day off to destress.“It has been really hard not having a break in between the semester [and] it’s always go-go but we just need a time or day specifically free of school-related tasks to let go of everything,” she said. “I honestly do not mind that the semester is beginning February, just because I feel exhausted and I need as much time as possible to get back to myself because I know this has been a really challenging time not just for me but for everyone. And I’m sure a lot of have lost a little bit of our motivation and ourselves. Having those 10 weeks will ground us a lot more and let us be the people we once were before everything happened.”
DIÁLOGO: What are the benefits and the lessons learned from participating in these exercises in association with other nations? Admiral Edmundo González Robles: Undoubtedly, the chief threat to maritime security today is activities linked to drug trafficking, which in Chile’s case still prefers to use terrestrial alternatives to reach its customers. In the area of national security, relations with our neighbors are always factors of care and concern, in which regard Chile is making ongoing efforts so that they may be overcome in time. DIÁLOGO: What role does the Chilean Navy have in maritime drug interdiction and how do the other branches of the Armed Forces and the security forces support it? Admiral González Robles: The Chilean Navy’s maritime authority has numerous legal foundations, all of which are part of the legal order of the Chilean state and provide the basis for the tasks it is responsible for carrying out as a maritime police force. Some of the legal supports related to maritime authority and the fight against drug trafficking have emanated from legislative initiatives of the state itself, in view of the need to provide police activity in the maritime sphere with the necessary legal framework. Nevertheless, other regulations have been incorporated into the national legal framework for carrying out these police activities, given the various international commitments the country has made in its ongoing interest in contributing to the fight against this illicit activity. As a result, maritime interdiction, understood for the national case as a role belonging to the maritime authority, is fully supported by the legal provisions applying to its activities in jurisdictional waters, as is the case of our territorial waters. The other branches of the Armed Forces, since they lack the relevant legal backing, do not have the power to participate in maritime interdiction activity, insofar as they do not form part of the maritime authority, nor, therefore, can they be considered a maritime police force. With regard to the security forces, the Carabineros and the Investigative Police, they could possibly participate, but only if, in accordance with the national legal order, a public prosecutor issues an order authorizing a police agent other than the maritime police force to participate in a particular operation. Finally, the Chilean state, as a party to the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances and the Convention on the Law of the Sea, has signed bilateral agreements for the purpose of carrying out maritime interdiction procedures in non-territorial waters in cases of suspected drug trafficking. DIÁLOGO: Changing the subject, what is the chief security threat that Chile is facing today, in your opinion? Admiral Edmundo González Robles: EXPONAVAL’s success is based on several factors: it’s the first of its kind and the only one in Latin America. Its joint institutional structure, bringing together a private firm with expertise in events of this kind, which takes care of the business matters, and very committed sponsorship by the Chilean Navy, playing a major role in the organization and execution of the topical lectures, has been a determining factor in its success. A good international image of our Navy, we think, is a factor to consider. Admiral Edmundo González Robles: Even if this question has been relatively covered by the previous answer, it can be reaffirmed that these exercises have brought various benefits, with a transverse effect on all the levels of management that participate. On the political level, it has been understood that there exist new threats that cannot be compartmentalized, but on the contrary require international complementary efforts, and for this reason, navies with ocean-going capabilities (blue-water navies) are required; on the strategic level of the Armed Forces, although we’ve concentrated on the role of navies, there’s a greater consciousness every day that multi-agency action is also desirable and necessary, due to the danger and dynamism of the threats, something which creates possible scenarios for adding flexibility to the legal provisions in effect; on the operational level, as has already been said, there’s been a gain in interoperability, which encompasses both material aspects and, perhaps more importantly, procedures for attaining greater effectiveness. And finally, these exercises have enabled greater familiarity with one another among navies, from their authorities to their resources, which in the regional sphere has a considerable value for the sake of winning mutual trust, a factor that helps to consolidate peace, the Armed Forces’ primordial objective. DIÁLOGO: The United States and Chile have participated in numerous regional naval cooperation exercises, with PANAMAX being the largest. What benefit do these exercises have in the fight against regional threats? Admiral Edmundo González Robles: EXPONAVAL’s importance is that it provides a nearby showcase for Latin American navies where the technologies presented are oriented toward demands at similar levels. Internationally, it’s an opportunity for more developed defense industries to exhibit their available technologies, establish contact with authorities in countries of interest, and in some case, initiate actual contracts. In this regard, everyone benefits. EXPONAVAL has been gradually consolidating its position on the global naval defense calendar, due chiefly to its capacity to attract the highest regional authorities responsible for naval defense acquisitions and regularly bring together an ever-increasing number of firms of worldwide prestige. For the Navy, EXPONAVAL provides an important platform for promoting regional and international defense relationships and for the growth of associated maritime and naval industry. For this reason, we hope that the exhibition will grow and continue to be recognized as a stimulus for exchanging information on maritime industry subjects, enabling political authorities, official delegations, businesspeople, professional visitors, and our naval personnel to get to know the latest advances in related technologies. At the same time, we hope that through the planned lectures, EXPONAVAL will be recognized as a point of reference in Latin America, a place where the maritime and naval world comes to be updated on subjects related to the industry and its different developments, both in the area of management and legislation and in technologies as varied as those associated with the environment, the economy, energy use, and so many other aspects that will be present. We want to create what we’re calling the “Latin American maritime week,” with the participation of different actors from the international maritime and naval industry. Finally, this opportunity coincides with the year of the bicentennial of Chilean independence, something that in itself gives this new edition of the event a special character and prominence, making it a stage for displaying Chile’s capacity for recovery and strength after the earthquake and seaquake of 27 February 2010. Admiral Edmundo González Robles: Our Navy, in accord with the level of its country, has an institutional configuration enabling it to act in this role of maritime protection, in which it has shown itself to be effective and efficient; the maritime security component, which in other countries is an autonomous institution, like the Coast Guard (USA) or the Naval Prefecture (Argentina), in Chile’s case is part of the same institution entrusted with national defense, the Chilean Navy, but all within a legal framework that clearly differentiates the levels and controlling authorities. The case is that for any illicit maritime activity, the one who deals with it is the national maritime authority, which has assigned resources for its activities, and in the event that it needs complementary operational capabilities from the Navy, they’re requested from the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO): two differentiated roles with separate operational authorities (the Director-General of the Coast Guard and the Commander of Naval Operations), but one single institutional higher command (the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy), entrusted with administering their continuance and development. In the evolution of this role, there can be perceived a gradual and increasing interoperability with other civilian and police agencies that may have common interests with regard to some kind of threat coming from the sea, in both the national and the international sphere. So also, this evolution in the Navy’s development has been founded on a national project based on the concepts of deterrence and cooperation, as well as also on the strategy adopted by the Navy, based on developing the capacity to contribute to the national defense, ensure the normal course of maritime activities, among which transport is essential, and finally, international cooperation, in benefit of the country’s higher interests. In line with what I’ve mentioned, our national heritage, our marine resources, and in general, the maritime interests they generate are an ongoing concern, and it is for this reason that there exists a series of projects, completed and currently underway, such as the incorporation of helicopters, patrol boats, and launches, intended to protect and ensure the normality of the activities carried out. In this reality, maritime transport stands out, given that our nation’s prosperity and economic development are founded on the freedom of globalized trade, the pillar of which is this true uninterrupted flow, which reinforces the need to protect it beyond our borders. This last aspect is absolutely coherent with our institutional strategy. In effect, due to the extension, complexity, and particularities of the spaces where we should be fulfilling our mission, it’s imperative to further those trends that promote the achievement of international cooperative security in areas such as maritime vigilance, safeguarding human lives at sea, and joint training, to mention a few. These initiatives are additionally conducive to raising our standards of training and achieving a high operational return from the equipment incorporated, which brings us back to my initial words, since the result is a virtuous circle that generates the deterrent effect sought by the national strategic model and project, which as a whole, makes it possible to adequately meet the Navy’s challenges. DIÁLOGO: One of the issues discussed at the trade show was maritime protection. What is the Navy doing in this role today, and how do you see the evolution of this role? (technology, regional cooperation, peacekeeping, mine removal) DIÁLOGO: What is the importance of this trade show for this region and on the international level? Admiral Edmundo González Robles: In effect, the Chilean Navy, with the support of the Southern Command, was a pioneer in carrying out exercises of this kind, selecting Panama as an area of reference due to the major impact this important interoceanic passage has on Chilean trade. Chilean foreign trade is an important user of the Panama Canal, making Chile its fourth-largest customer if we consider the cargo originating in or bound for Chile that passes through the canal. The benefits have been multiple; from promoting greater interoperability with the participating navies to a greater conviction that the maritime threats of this globalized world require a multinational effort. It’s also in this way that these navies today understand and accept the concept of Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) as a very good foundation for our navies with regard to the political level. DIÁLOGO: This is the seventh year that the Naval Expo will take place. To what do you attribute its success? By Dialogo December 20, 2010
198SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amanda Thomas Amanda is founder and president of TwoScore, a firm that channels her passion for the credit union mission and people to help credit unions under $100 million in assets reach … Web: www.twoscore.com Details It is no secret that the culture of your credit union can make or break your success. A good culture can help differentiate you from competitors, help you keep talented employees and attract new ones, reach your growth goals more quickly and so much more.While developing an organizational culture can take years to see the fruits of your labor, it really can start with one person – you. And if you manage people, there is one leadership style that I have seen that shuts down even your top-performing employees. I call this type of leader the Culture Killer. There tends to be one of these types of leaders in every credit union and, in a lot of instances, they are actually a really fun part of the team whom everyone loves personally. But as a leader, they focus only on the negative. What hasn’t been done. How that person could have been better. What wasn’t done the way you would have done it personally. These types of behavior by themselves will kill your culture. I have experienced this personally. As a perfectionist and self-proclaimed over-achiever, I was always striving for the stars no matter what project I was working on or goal I was trying to hit. But once I worked for someone who didn’t understand that being a good leader is being a person’s champion, and I felt very quickly like all this person cared about doing was finding things I was doing wrong so they could point them out to me. Conversations often started with, “First of all, this is wrong,” even if I was asking about where we wanted to order lunch. I was repeatedly questioned on why I did something a different way even though the end result was correct. And over time, I noticed myself focusing more on how I could keep this person off my back and less on how I could do a good job in my position. I stopped being a great employee. I stopped taking pride in what I was doing because I was so stressed out about keeping my boss happy. Leadership is an art, and becoming a good leader is just like starting a physical training program; it requires consistent use of a bunch of different muscles and a lot of practice to become fit. Don’t just see your subordinates as a list of things you asked them to do. Remember first and foremost that they are human beings. Recognize the good in what they are doing. Show them you care about them. Give them the chance to screw up sometimes because those are the best learning experiences. Help them get better by clearly communicating your expectations beforehand, and showing them how what they did could be even better next time.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Filmmakers unearthed previously unreported information about the unsolved Long Island Serial Killer case in The Killing Season, a new documentary series—and its creators hope it will help advance the ongoing investigation.The documentarians tracked down one of the victim’s boyfriends, who gave a rare interview shedding new light on one aspect of the case. And while weeding through internet speculation, they found evidence that someone using a local law enforcement agency’s computer posted online the identity of a sworn officer that the user suggested was the killer.“A lot of this wasn’t necessarily to find the killer, but to weed away the speculation,” said Josh Zeman, who teamed up with fellow documentarian Rachel Mills in the series. “Why was there so much speculation? Because there was so little transparency from law enforcement. And the one time we need transparency from law enforcement is when there’s a serial killer on the loose.”The series’ debut comes less than a month before the sixth anniversary of police discovering the first of 10 sets of human remains along Ocean Parkway in Gilgo Beach and neighboring beaches. Police have identified six of the victims, who were found to be sex workers, but have neither made any arrests nor officially named a suspect. Police also do not believe Shannan Gilbert, who authorities were looking for when they found the remains, was murdered, although her family disagrees.The case was also recently subject of the two-hour series debut of the new Investigation Discovery series People Magazine Investigates, which revisits high-profile unsolved crimes nationwide, although that show simply rehashed the facts of the LISK case for a national audience without any new revelations.In The Killing Season, besides interviewing the victims’ loved ones and local journalists—including this reporter—filmmakers rely heavily on members of Websleuths, an online community of amateur detectives dedicated to helping police solve mysteries. The series also explores parallels between the LISK case and the so-called Eastbound Strangler, who killed four sex workers in Atlantic City, as well as other unsolved serial murder cases nationwide. LISK is featured prominently in the first, second and eighth episodes.“They are connected, just not in the way we might all think,” said Zeman.The series explores how police agencies routinely fail to share information with one another, as evident by the notoriously under-utilized Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP), an FBI database designed to help catch America’s most violent offenders. Or, more specifically to the case at hand, how disgraced Suffolk Police Chief James Burke, who was recently sentenced to federal prison for corruption, refused to let the FBI help solve the Gilgo case.Such revelations may be eye-opening to viewers accustomed the fact that investigators have warrantless access to private citizen’s personal information, buttressing the widespread belief that crimes can be solved in a half hour like on TV.“There are more broken systems at play than people ever knew,” Mills said. “It’s extremely fractured. And I feel like most of us are completely unaware of that fact.”The eight-episode season of Killing Season debuts with back-to-back episodes 9 p.m. Saturday on A&E.
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More than 5.40 million people have been reported infected with the novel coronavirus globally and 343,900 have died, a Reuters tally shows. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.Here are countries that reported deaths and/or at least 100 confirmed cases by 0519 GMT on Monday.COUNTRIES, TOTAL DEATHS AND TOTAL CASES 22,666363,211Russia3,541344,481United Kingdom36,793259,559Spain28,678253,144Italy32,785229,858France28,367182,584Germany8,279178,534Turkey4,308155,686India3,867138,845Topics : United States97,5681,647,663 Brazil
This evening we will begin another season of Coaches Corner. I am not quite sure how many years this is, but it is in the thirties. We will be on the air every Monday night except for holidays from 5:45 – 7:00 p.m. The show will go on until the middle of April.Our guests for tonight’s show include Ken Getz of Oldenburg Academy boys’ soccer, Evan Ulery (the new Batesville High School football coach), Wes Gillman of Oldenburg Academy football, and special guest Eric Heppner who will introduce his successor.Hope you are able to listen. We believe we already have some great shows lined up for the start of this new season. We will again broadcast on WRBI live from Ison’s Family Pizza.
The North Decatur Chargers Golf team defeated The Morristown Yellow Jackets 188-199 at The North Branch Golf Course.Bryce Kirstein was the medalist at 37.North scores. Collin Bryant 41, Brendan Spears 42, Xavier Adams 51, Cejay Parmer 54.Courtesy of Chargers Coach David Espinda.
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Chris Morris, Keemo Paul, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma 19:58 (IST) 23:07 (IST) Delhi players in the last hurdle. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock are out in the middle and so are umpires. It’s game time! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In RESULT: Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 40 runs (Shikhar Dhawan 35, Rahul Chahar 3/19) 20:59 (IST) 23:23 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Malinga bowls a slower one, Rabada was early in his shot and ball went straight up in the air. Pollard came running all the way from long off region, but in the end DROPS the catch! Delhi Capitals has been able to dominate this game from ball one. Mumbai batsmen have struggled to let the scoreboard ticking. From here, the onus is on Suryakumar Yadav and Krunal Pandya. After 12 overs, it’s 88/3. Rabada puts one into the stands! Giving Delhi fans something to cheer! 23:30 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Knocked him over! This time it’s Delhi skipper. Shreyas Iyer waited for the delivery, and one will have to say that we waited a little long. It was a perfect leg spin from this young sensation and in the course, he picks his third! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 100 up for Delhi Capitals! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Rahul Chahar was able to provide all-important breakthrough for Mumbai Indians! Both Shaw and Shikhar were looking solid for big, and fortunately for him and Indians, they got rid of latter! ALERT: Rohit Sharma gets to 8000 T20 runs, in the process becomes the third Indian player after Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina. Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Ben Cutting, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah 23:13 (IST) 23:12 (IST) So the equation now is looking difficult if you are a Delhi fan. They need 73 off 24 balls, and Chris Morris has joined Axar Patel to the middle. They need something special if they wish to turn things in their favour. For Mumbai, the road is looking simple, unless they complicate it! After 16 overs, it’s 96/5. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:30 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:52 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:49 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: The last hope of Delhi departs! Bumrah pitched the ball up, Pant tried to play it through to the cover region but missed it completely. Half-side is back to the pavilion now! After 14 overs, it’s 76/5. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:05 (IST) 23:23 (IST) So, 50 needed off the last over now! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:24 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: This time Pollard takes it! Another slower one by Hardik Pandya, and Rabada couldn’t clear the fence. Departs for 9! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:33 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Rahul Chahar tossed the ball up and tempted Prithvi Shaw to go after it. Prithvi just couldn’t time it to perfection, and ball went straight to long on fielder. Capitals lose both their openers in space of three overs. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. 22:40 (IST) New Delhi: It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Mumbai Indians has certainly taken a redemption here as they beat Capitals by 40 runs at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. They were into this game right from the first delivery, and Delhi needs a lot in tank to address. The win helps Indians to move up to the second spot. SCORECARD Hello and a warm welcome. We are all set to witness another cracker jack of an encounter in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League as Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals host Mumbai Indians for yet another home encounter. 23:14 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In TOSS: Mumbai Indians has won the toss and they will have a bat! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:32 (IST) 20:51 (IST) 20:30 (IST) As of now, both Axar Patel and Rishabh Pant are ticking ones and twos, trying their best to get Capitals back in the game. After 13.4 overs, it’s 76/5. WICKET: Confusion between two players. Suryakumar Yadav should have sacrifised his wicket, but he didn’t. In-form Quinton de Kock departs! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Malinga joins the party! Bowls a slower one to Morris, he was early in his shot and couldn’t clear the long on fielder. Hardik Pandya didn’t any mistake. Wickets tumbling like pack of cards here! Krunal Pandya is into the attack now. He had a good outing with bat, and will look to do something similar with the ball! In first four balls, he went for just one run and picked all-important wicket of Colin Munro. Game drifting away from hosts here. After 9.4 overs, it’s 64/3. 22:29 (IST) 20:47 (IST) Both openers are off to a cautious start here. Delhi, on the other hand, is bowling at the right lines, restricting the visitors to open arms. After 3 overs, it’s 16/0. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock have now shifted their gear and looking solid. Quinton de Kock has been the aggressor. At the end of the powerplay, it’s 57/0. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:17 (IST) WICKET: So, it’s three in three balls! First one from Malinga, then run out, and then one more. A good cameo from Axar comes to an end! Falls for 26 off 23 balls! 20:14 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Ben Cutting was promoted up the order, but just couldn’t capitalize. Trapped right in front! Axar gets his first! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:27 (IST) 19:41 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In That’s it from us! Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did to bring this to you! Do join us for tomorrow’s game. Till then, tada! 22:53 (IST) Hardik Pandya’s heroics lower down the order helped Mumbai Indians to pist 168 runs on the board. Chasing will not be easy at Kotla. The ball starts to dip low and becomes difficult to score. Here are the two playing eleven: 23:25 (IST) 19:14 (IST) 19:13 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Is there anything Jasprit Bumrah can’t do? Yorker. Slower one. Stock ball. And now run out! The toss is scheduled to happen in 15 minutes from now and team winning the toss will look to have a bat firs, having known that wicket slows down a bit at Kotla. However, this remains to be seen what will the final decision of the captain winning the toss. WICKET: Knocked him over. Amit Mishra sends Mumbai skipper on the ver first ball. A dream ball to start with! Gone for 30! 22:36 (IST)
Cricket News World Cup 2019 Warm-Up: Batsmen get a shake up as India lose to New Zealand by 6 wickets
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. London: Indian batting line-up’s soft underbelly lay exposed in slightly favourable bowling conditions as New Zealand gave a rude wake-up call, winning the first warm-up game ahead of the ICC World Cup by six wickets in London on Saturday. Under overcast conditions, Trent Boult’s (4/33 in 6.2 overs) incisive swing bowling was a test of technique for the Indian top-order batsmen and the Men In Blue never recovered from an early collapse, being bowled out for 179 in 39.2 overs.It was a walk in the park for the ‘Black Caps’ as they reached the target in only 37.1 overs with Kane Williamson (67) and Ross Taylor (71) helping themselves to half-centuries. While it was a warm-up game and the outcome of the result isn’t something that India would be bothered too much but what certainly would keep them worried is the failure to find a solution to their problems.KL Rahul failed at No 4, Dinesh Karthik’s poor IPL form continued while Vijay Shankar and Kedar Jadhav’s respective injuries in all likelihood would prevent the team management from checking them out against Bangladesh in the second warm-up game at Cardiff.The two wrist spinners—Kuldeep Yadav (0/44 in 8.1 overs) and Yuzvendra Chahal (1/37 in 6 overs), who have gone off the boil in the past few months—also didn’t make much of an impact. A sub-200 total meant that Williamson and Taylor, during their 114-run stand, hardly took risk against the duo, getting run-a-ball with minimum fuss.For India, Ravindra Jadeja’s decent show (54 off 50 balls and 1/27 in 7 overs) was the only silver lining. There was a possibility that after IPL, played on pitches devoid of any lateral movement and conditions that didn’t aid swing bowling, the footwork would remain a touch iffy for Indian batsmen. It was Boult’s first spell which saw openers Rohit Sharma (2) and Shikhar Dhawan (2) along with No. 4 KL Rahul (6) being dismissed that proved to be decisive in overcast conditions. The lack of footwork was evident as Boult trapped Rohit with a delivery that darted in while Dhawan had an inside edge to a delivery that had a shade more bounce. Rahul was played on when Boult got one to rear up. On all three occasions, there was distinct lack of footwork. Skipper Virat Kohli (18 off 24 balls) found his defence breached by Colin de Grandhomme’s off-cutter trying to play across the line.Jadeja’s half-century ensured a 175-plus score for the ‘Men In Blue’ after being reduced to 115 for 8 at one stage. His 62-run ninth-wicket stand with Kuldeep Yadav (19) was the only saving grace for India in an otherwise disappointing batting performance. Before Jadeja, it was Hardik Pandya (30 off 37 balls), who added 38 runs with Mahendra Singh Dhoni (17 off 42 balls) for the fifth wicket.Dhoni’s painful stay at the crease was cut short by Tim Southee when he was caught at short mid-wicket while trying to give the bowler charge. Dhoni, who takes time to settle down, not for once looked comfortable and failed to rotate the strike during the partnership, consuming a lot of deliveries.It was Jimmy Neesham (3/26 in 3 overs), who dismissed Hardik with a cross-seam delivery that moved a shade, inducing an outside edge. Hardik was promoted ahead of Dhoni in adverse conditions and he showed positive intent with six boundaries. Dinesh Karthik was gone in the same over, flicking a half-volley straight to fine leg and it was Jadeja, who resurrected the innings with Kuldeep for company. When New Zealand batted, Jasprit Bumrah (4-2-2-1) bowled a testing first spell and Mohammed Shami (4-0-16-0) also found the right length, which will be a positive that Kohli and Co. can take from this game.