Reuters AntiguaJanuary 29, 2019UPDATED: January 29, 2019 18:21 IST England were bowled out for their 4th lowest total vs West Indies while they were set a record total in the first Test. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland had left out experienced pacer Stuart Broad in the first TestEngland were outplayed by Roston Chase and Jason Holder in BarbadosEngland would look to turn it around for themselves in Antigua in the 2nd TestA year in which England will host the World Cup and the Ashes started in the worst possible way with an emphatic 381-run defeat by West Indies in Barbados and they face major selection choices for the second Test in Antigua starting on Thursday.For West Indies, led by one of the game’s most exciting talents in all-rounder Jason Holder, the contest at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, offers a chance to prove they are a team on the rise — capable of more than just occasional triumphs.For all the focus on England’s decision to play two spinners and leave out experienced seamer Stuart Broad, the fact remains that England’s loss was caused by a shocking first-innings batting effort as they were skittled out for a paltry 77.Concerns over England’s batting increased when part-time spinner Roston Chase took eight wickets in the second innings.Questions are being asked of England’s left-handed opener Keaton Jennings who is struggling again after showing his capabilities with a century in Sri Lanka in November.It would be a surprise, however, if England’s selectors decided to immediately jettison him for 32-year-old back-up Joe Denly but Jennings will again be under pressure to show he merits that faith.Jennings will need to show real toughness to rise to the challenge but that is a quality former skipper Michael Vaughan feels the team is lacking.”They do not have the mental strength to fight through tough sessions by working hard and forcing bowlers into their third or fourth spells. They are fine when they bowl a team out or make a big score batting first themselves but poor when they are under a little bit of pressure,” Vaughan wrote in his Daily Telegraph column.advertisementVaughan pointed the finger firmly at Jennings and is worried he won’t be able to handle Holder’s pace attack.”Keaton Jennings is a good player against spin but every time he faces pace I shut my eyes. He does not know where his off stump is and, as an opening batsman, that is your number one task,” he said.Broad is likely to return to the attack but it is far from clear who will drop out and with Antigua possibly friendly to spin, Joe Root may still need to keep two slow bowlers.The mood in the home camp is buoyant, after all there have only been two other occasions when the West Indies won a Test by bigger margins by runs.They defeated England by 425 runs in Manchester in 1976 and crushed Australia by 408 runs in Adelaide in 1980.While the results of the Caribbean side remain well below the standards they once set, there are signs they may be turning the corner — the victory in Barbados was their eighth win in their last 21 Tests.Those victories include two against England and Pakistan and one against Sri Lanka but Holder, now ranked as the world’s top Test all-rounder, knows there have been plenty of false dawns for his team.”We’ve still got a long way to go. One Test match doesn’t make a summer,” he said. “We’ve been in this position before, so lots of hard work to be done.”Also Read | Alastair Cook blasts England’s preparations after West Indies Test defeatAlso Read | Jason Holder No.1 Test all-rounder after exploits against EnglandFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow West Indies vs EnglandFollow West Indies vs England 2nd TestFollow Joe RootFollow Jason Holder Focus on 2nd Test team selection for England after historic loss vs West IndiesEngland’s selection decisions came under scanner after the first Test against West Indies, where they were humiliated by a 381-run defeat in Barbados.advertisement
Cheryl Thompson, assistant professor at Ryerson University and author of Beauty in a Box: Detangling the Roots of Canada’s Black Beauty Culture, talks race with Vanmala SubramaniamQ: I think many people who don’t necessarily think about issues from a racialized lens, have been having trouble understanding exactly why there’s been so much sustained outrage over Justin Trudeau painting his face black, even after he apologized. Can you unpack the history behind why what he did was so offensive and hurtful?A: The minstrel show, or minstrelsy really originates in the 1830s and 1840s in the north of the U.S., we’re talking about New York, Boston, Philadelphia. It was a theatrical performance where white actors with black paint on their faces would depict the racial relations between African Americans living in the plantation south and those living in the industrialized north. So it was really commenting on the tensions at that particular time in often a demeaning and derogatory way. The depictions were negative — a black person in the south would be portrayed as lazy, for instance. You can see how those stereotypes have trickled into our culture based on the history of minstrel depictions of black folk.Q: I’ve been trying to understand why some people find wearing black or brown face, and even donning ethnic garbs so entertaining.A: The more you are removed from a group of people, the more you don’t know them and you only know their caricature. Minstrel shows were started by white men of status, sons of fairly wealthy people in the north of the U.S. They didn’t know many black people but for traveling south on the train and witnessing certain kinds of behaviours and thinking, “Hey that’s how they act.” That’s why it is funny, because it corresponds to all the things they have seen.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below. Opinion: On multiple occasions, Trudeau felt it was comical to imitate people of colour. That’s astonishing NP View: Trudeau’s racist acts mean Liberals must decide what they stand for Trudeau addresses blackface scandal again, says he ‘hurt people who thought I was an ally’ Q: But right now though, where is that comedic element from?A: Look, the buffoon acting black male on a TV show, if you’re not surrounded by black people, if you didn’t have them in your community you will have no way of knowing that that is actually a caricature, that we don’t act that way. You are then going to take what you know of racialized people from film and media as a representation of what they actually are. That’s why, in my estimate, this fascination with portraying people of colour in costume is about distance from the community. You generally do not see working class white people who live amongst black people doing these things.Q: I want to discuss white privilege because its a term that’s unfortunately become very controversial and loaded. First of all, for those who don’t quite understand the term: what is white privilege?A: That’s a hard question. But there are a few kinds of it. The first most obvious kind is being raised with societal privileges that benefit white people over non-whites. So perhaps you have expectations that you deserve something because you’ve known what it is like to not instantly get it. A more subtle form is being able to play ignorance to things and expecting people to not judge you. Having the privilege to not know something. I mean, we talk about this example a lot but mass shootings in the U.S. are committed predominantly by white males. But there’s never a crisis in white masculinity because of that. Whereas if a black males shoots up a place, there is an immediate hysteria of “what is going on with black people”. That’s a privilege we are not afforded.Micro-aggressions are just as damaging as someone beating you upQ: How do you approach this tension between white people from low-income families, having experienced systemic inequities themselves feeling slighted from being called “privileged”?A: I’m not denying your truth. But one of the privileges of being white, regardless of class, is that you can always identify as an individual, you never have to claim to be part of a group. I can’t show up at work and say, “I’m Cheryl, just call me Cheryl.” It would be… but you’re black. There would be a reminder. Whereas white people can show up and just be, say “Joanne.” Just an individual.Q: Some people of colour I know are really not offended by what Trudeau did. They get that it was probably a dumb thing to do, but they’re moving on. What do you make of that?A: Yes that is very common and unsurprising. I’m not speaking for all people of colour but it is common because you can accept your subordination and accept that this is part of life. What I mean is, on an emotional level perhaps, they haven’t gotten to a point where they pay attention to affliction. The focus is on nobody physically targeting me. But micro-aggressions are just as damaging as someone beating you up and calling you a racial epithet. That’s where people’s awareness needs to get better. Words matter.Q: I’ve had people tell me, “Look, I forgive Trudeau, he was just ignorant.” How would you respond to this sentiment around ignorance being an excuse of sorts for racism?A: Being ignorant is a serious thing. When a person or a population is ignorant, it leads to mass genocides. I’m not sure why that term is perceived as neutral. Being ignorant is dangerous.
by Tanya B Posted Jul 31, 2017 6:47 am MDT Last Updated Jul 31, 2017 at 6:49 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email New technologies are coming to Calgary today to help businesses operate more efficiently and intelligently.The SAP Business Reimagined Tour sets up Monday.The Tour allows visitors to interact with and try out technologies, like digital board rooms, that could help streamline meetings and business processes.One of the features is Pepper the Robot, a 4 foot tall android receptionist known as the face of the tour, who will give participants a glimpse into the “office of the future.”The mobile set up will be at the corner of 5 Street and 5 Avenue S.W. from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. http://discover.sap.com/business-reimagined-tour/en-us/index.html SAP Business Reimagined Tour stops in Calgary