Chennai Super Kings will welcome Royal Challengers Bangalore to the MA Chidambaram Stadium in the opening encounter of Indian Premier League 2019 on March 23.When and where to watch the match on TV, onlineThe IPL match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will start at 8 pm local time and 2:30 pm GMT.Star Sports 1 & HD1 (English) and Star Sports 3 & HD3 (Hindi) will provide live television coverage of the match. The worldwide live stream will be available on Hotstar.CSK vs RCB previewThe defending champions under the stewardship of the unflappable MS Dhoni will take on the current India skipper’s side RCB in what promises to be a mouth-watering opener to the 12th edition of India’s premier cricketing extravaganza. Both Dhoni and Kohli are magnetic figures in the cricketing circuit but while the former has won it all, the latter is desperate to add the IPL trophy to his cabinet. Chennai Super Kings won their third IPL title on Sunday, May 27.IANSCSK has the most experienced side in the tournament which bodes well for them as they have players who have been in tough situations and have won tournaments for their side. On the other hand, the whirlpool of experience also brings with it an ageing side which should not be a problem at the beginning of the tournament. Dhoni knows his team very well and treats the CSK team as his family. He was a rejuvenated cricketer last season when he donned the yellow after two long years.Kohli’s tale with RCB has been that of so close, yet so far. He has been runners up on three occasions and this time will be aiming to go all the way before heading to the World Cup, which will be firmly on his mind. The Bangalore brigade will be without all-rounder Marcus Stoinis and pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile in this encounter as they are away on international duty for Australia against Pakistan.The RCB side is filled with all-rounders this time which will help them sort out their issues with a top-heavy batting line up but their death bowling still remains a cause of concern. Meanwhile, CSK will miss the services of young South African pacer Lungi Ngidi as he pulled out of the tournament with a side strain.Despite the injury, the CSK side definitely looks more balanced but in a T20 format, short bursts of excellence can completely change a game.Probable XIs CSK: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (C) (WK), Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Mohit Sharma, Imran Tahir Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are the two key players for Royal Challengers BangaloreIANSRCB: Moeen Ali, Parthiv Patel (WK), Virat Kohli (C), AB De Villiers, Shimron Hetmeyer, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed SirajGlobal TV listingsSubcontinentSubcontinentStar SportsStar SportsSubcontinentUKStar SportsStar GoldSubcontinentAustraliaStar SportsFox SportsSubcontinentSouth AfricaStar SportsSuperSportSubcontinentCanadaStar SportsWillow TVSubcontinentUSAStar SportsWillow TVSubcontinentCaribbeanStar SportsSportsMaxSubcontinentBangladeshStar SportsChannel 9SubcontinentNew ZealandStar SportsSky SportsSubcontinentAfghanistanStar SportsLemar TV CaribbeanSportsMax SubcontinentStar Sports BangladeshChannel 9 Fans celebrate CSK’s victory in IPL 2018 finals IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:04/1:23Loaded: 0%0:04Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:19?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … AustraliaFox Sports CanadaWillow TV South AfricaSuperSport New ZealandSky Sports Close UKStar Gold USAWillow TV AfghanistanLemar TV
Owners at Lee’s Flower Shop say business has grown tremendously in recent years.WASHINGTON — It is a busy time for Lee’s Flower and Card Shop, just days before Valentine’s Day, when Americans spend $1.9 billion on flowers and 64 percent of men and 36 percent of women give flowes to a significant other. The staff in the shop, located on U Street and 11th Avenue in northwest Washington, is swamped as workers rush tor fill orders for weddings, Valentine’s Day, and other events.Two blocks away on the corner of U Street and Georgia Avenue, workers at Johnnie’s Florist, another black-owned floral shop in the Shaw neighborhood, are just as hurried. Business is good. This year, business is better than it has been in a long time as the flood of new residents into the neighborhood, most of them White, have the cash registers at both establishments ringing like never before.“In the past five years, we have seen business grow tremendously,” said Stacy Lee Banks, a third generation owner of the store her grandparents started in 1945. “People want fresh flowers for their home, for dinner parties, for dates.“Because the people of the neighborhood are changing, you have those with eclectic interests. There are more and more people into plants, herbs, and flowers. They have a passion for these things. So they don’t mind spending.”Johnnie Harris echoed those sentiments. “We have clients all over the D.C. metro area,” Harris said, “but the new boom in the neighborhood has definitely been a plus.”In the past five years, U Street and Georgia Avenue have undergone tremendous change as new residents, most of them White, have moved in. Expensive condominiums, renovated homes and businesses, trendy bars, restaurants, and lounges have changed the landscape and demographics of the area. Some long-time residents sold their homes at a profit and moved to the suburbs or to retirement communities. Others, however, were forced out by climbing rents or newly constructed high-end housing.While gentrification has been bad for some, causing businesses to shrink and close, it has been good for Lee’s and Johnnie’s. “Gentrification has had no effect on my business in a negative way,” said Harris, who has been in business for 20 years. “We have profited for there being changes around the area.”Lee’s has seen profits double in the past five years, said Lee-Banks, a business graduate of nearby Howard University who began working in the store at age 12. “Business is booming,” she said. “At one point, the majority of our customers were half and half, and now it’s mostly White. There is nothing wrong with it. We accommodate our customers and business is better than ever before.”Though profits are soaring and business is doing well, Lee Banks said she does have some regrets. “Although I love the new business and customers we receive, it has been bittersweet,” she said, “sweet for us and the business, but bitter for the people of the community who have lost their homes.”
Study shows cultural flow may be slower than genetic divergence © 2017 Phys.org Most people today in the Western world are familiar with a handful of folktales, including “Hansel and Gretel,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Cinderella” and “Rumpelstiltskin”—such tales typically have a moral or lesson. Those that struck a chord tended to be widely told and were passed down through the generations, first orally, then through books. The researchers with this new effort wanted to know whether such tales were distributed through the grapevine, so to speak, or whether they were carried by people moving from one place to another. To find out, they used some of the growing amount of publicly available genome data.For their study, the researchers made a list of what they deemed the 596 most famous folktales in Europe and Asia—then, they compiled another list containing titles and information about published folktales. Next, they extracted information from global genome databases that provided data regarding the movement of people over different time periods. Connecting the two types of data allowed the researchers to create flow charts that described the movement of folktales over time.The researchers were able to see that both types of distribution were involved in the spread of folktales. Some of the tales moved through populations until they reached a border, either physical or social, such as a language barrier. Others were able to make giant leaps as people traveled great distances, taking the tales with them and relating them to those they encountered. The team notes that they were also able to isolate approximately 15 of the tales that had clearly spread due to migration. The researchers report that they were also able to narrow down the origination sites of some common fables to regions as broad as Northern Africa or Central Asia. More information: Inferring patterns of folktale diffusion using genomic data, Eugenio Bortolini, PNAS, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1614395114AbstractObservable patterns of cultural variation are consistently intertwined with demic movements, cultural diffusion, and adaptation to different ecological contexts [Cavalli-Sforza and Feldman (1981) Cultural Transmission and Evolution: A Quantitative Approach; Boyd and Richerson (1985) Culture and the Evolutionary Process]. The quantitative study of gene–culture coevolution has focused in particular on the mechanisms responsible for change in frequency and attributes of cultural traits, the spread of cultural information through demic and cultural diffusion, and detecting relationships between genetic and cultural lineages. Here, we make use of worldwide whole-genome sequences [Pagani et al. (2016) Nature 538:238–242] to assess the impact of processes involving population movement and replacement on cultural diversity, focusing on the variability observed in folktale traditions (n = 596) [Uther (2004) The Types of International Folktales: A Classification and Bibliography. Based on the System of Antti Aarne and Stith Thompson] in Eurasia. We find that a model of cultural diffusion predicted by isolation-by-distance alone is not sufficient to explain the observed patterns, especially at small spatial scales (up to ∼∼4,000 km). We also provide an empirical approach to infer presence and impact of ethnolinguistic barriers preventing the unbiased transmission of both genetic and cultural information. After correcting for the effect of ethnolinguistic boundaries, we show that, of the alternative models that we propose, the one entailing cultural diffusion biased by linguistic differences is the most plausible. Additionally, we identify 15 tales that are more likely to be predominantly transmitted through population movement and replacement and locate putative focal areas for a set of tales that are spread worldwide. Explore further Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Credit: CC0 Public Domain (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from several European countries has conducted a study involving tracing the spread of common folktales throughout history in Eurasia. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes using genome data to trace two common means of folktale distribution. Citation: Folktale diffusion traced using genomic data (2017, August 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-08-folktale-diffusion-genomic.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.