India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 9, 2019UPDATED: May 9, 2019 23:49 IST Shikhar Dhawan with his former Sunrisers Hyderabad teammates Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi (@SDhawan25 Photo)Shikhar Dhawan heaped rich praise on his former Sunrisers Hyderabad teammates Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi after the Afghanistan duo played the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 Eliminator despite fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.Dhawan pointed out the difficulty of being on the field while fasting but said Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi played effortlessly during the crunch match at the YS Rajashekara Reddy ACA-VCDA Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.Shikhar Dhawan had moved to Delhi Capitals from Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of IPL 2019 and faced his former teammates in the Eliminator. DC went on to beat SRH by 2 wickets to knock the latter out and qualify for the Qualifier 2.Dhawan posed with Rashid and Nabi after the Eliminator and shared the photograph on social media.The Delhi Capitals opener wrote: “Wishing everyone #RamadanKareem. So proud of them! It is not easy to fast the whole day & then play the match. But they make it look effortless! An inspiration for their country & the world cricket! Your energy motivates everyone to dream big. May Allah’s blessings be with you! (sic).”Wishing everyone #RamadanKareem. So proud of them! It is not easy to fast the whole day & then play the match. But they make it look effortless! An inspiration for their country & the world cricket! Your energy motivates everyone to dream big. May Allah’s blessings be with you! pic.twitter.com/xoWeXmCqZuShikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) May 9, 2019Dhawan suffered a rare failure with the bat in Delhi Capitals’ chase of 163 but Rishabh Pant hit a 21-ball 49 to help the team win their first-ever playoffs match in the history of IPL.advertisementOn the other hand, Rashid Khan’s brilliant spell of 2 for 15 and Mohammad Nabi’s late cameo went in vain as Sunrisers Hyderabad crashed out of IPL 2019.Rashid Khan removed Colin Munro and Axar Patel in the same over (15th) to put some pressure on Delhi Capitals in their chase of 163. Despite losing a couple of wickets quickly towards the end, Delhi Capitals managed to go past the finish line.Dhawan will be expected to shoulder the burden of scoring runs at the top when Delhi Capitals face Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 2 on Friday in Visakhapatnam for a place in their first-ever IPL final.Also Read | Women’s T20 Challenge, Match 3: Velocity lose to Supernovas but both teams enter finalAlso Read | TV aur kya! Shikhar Dhawan trolls Ajinkya Rahane in hilarious social media postAlso See:For 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 Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Shikhar DhawanFollow Rashid KhanFollow Mohammad NabiFollow IPL 2019Follow Sunrisers HyderabadFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow Ramadan IPL 2019: Dhawan in awe of Rashid and Nabi as Afghan stars play while fastingDelhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan posed with his former teammates from Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi after their IPL 2019 Eliminator match in Visakhapatnam on Wednesdayadvertisement
The government’s announcement comes after China barred canola shipments from two of Canada’s biggest exporters in what is considered retaliation for the detention of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.China imported $2.7 billion worth of Canadian canola seed last year, and any prolonged blockage will hurt farmers, the industry and the broader economy. The seeds are the raw input for canola oil, used in cooking and industry. LNG boss says China welcomes our natural gas, tensions with Canada not an issue Bad news for Canadian farmers: China’s canola imports set to drop even more than they have already Canadian soybean exports to China jumped 80% last year. Now farmers are getting nervous International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr said he will lead a canola trade mission to Japan and South Korea in early June to help farmers find new markets for their products.He also said he will be promoting canola in all of his upcoming visits, including in France.“The Canadian government stands with farming families, our farming communities and industry,” Carr said. “We will not rest until this situation is resolved for our Canadian producers, workers, and their communities.”Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has called for the federal government to take a more confrontational approach with China.Scheer wants Canada to appoint a new ambassador to China, launch a complaint about the canola dispute with the World Trade Organization and cut Canadian funding to China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, to which the government has committed $256 million over five years.Citing unproven concerns about pests, China has rejected Canadian canola seed shipments in recent months.There is agreement across the sector, including with provincial governments and producers, that Canada should engage China on the basis of their allegation, Carr said.“The basis of their allegation is that there are impurities in canola that has been sent by Canada to China and has been inspected twice by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency,” he said. “We continue to seek engagement; we are engaging.”Canada will work through this challenging period with China through careful, deliberate and strategic engagement, Carr added, but will also look for alternative buyers for its experts.“It is critical that Canadian exporters have other readily available markets when faced with trade disruptions,” he said. “Our country’s continued prosperity and job creation depends on security markets abroad.”With files from Andy Blatchford Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick OTTAWA — The federal government is changing a payment program for canola farmers to help those affected by China’s decision to ban the Canadian product.The maximum loan limit through the program will be boosted to $1 million from $400,000, and the portion that will be interest-free is rising to $500,000 from $100,000, Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said on Parliament Hill Wednesday morning.“We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Canada’s canola producers and farm families across the country and we will continue to listen to their needs,” she said.“Canada has the best canola in the world as well as a very robust inspection system.”Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification and Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food provide an update on the government’s response to the canola trade dispute with China on Wednesday.
Cleese added: “I was very lucky to be working at the BBC when decisions were taken by people who had actually made programmes. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. “I’m proud we are up there with Porridge and Only Fools and Ab Fab and Blackadder and The Office and Reggie Perrin and The Thick of It.”Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted, penned by Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan, came second in the list, with I’m Alan Partridge in third, and Blackadder fourth.Highly-rated comedies Only Fools And Horses and The Office came in sixth and 12th respectively. The list was voted for by 42 comedy expert including writers Mathews, Linehan and Richard Curtis, as well Barry Cryer and Alison Graham.Graham said: “When we find a comedy that does make us laugh, that brings a quick hit of joy into our lives, and we treasure it for ever.”In our memories, great comedies are pearls that become more burnished and beautiful through the years. Absence really does make the heart grow fonder.”Do you agree with the Radio Times List? Which British comedies do you rate? To join the conversation log in to your Telegraph account or register for free, here. Fawlty Towers has been named as the greatest British sitcom of all time, as its creators attribute its success to an era where BBC commissioning “decisions were taken by people who had actually made programmes”. The sitcom, which starred John Cleese, topped a Radio Times list of the 20 best British sitcoms despite running for only 12 episodes.It beat other series including Father Ted, Blackadder, I’m Alan Partridge and Only Fools And Horses, winning a special place in viewers’ hearts for its combination of “farce” and “precision”, experts said.Fawlty Towers, a BBC series, ran for just two series of six episodes each in the 1970s.Speaking to the Radio Times, the show’s co-writer and star Connie Booth said: “Fawlty Towers succeeds, I think, because it allows infantile rage and aggression a field day in a buttoned down, well-mannered English society.”It’s unique in being a farce, with all the plot surprises and precision that the style requires. And it doesn’t hurt that the star of the show is a six-foot-five comic genius. If he was shorter I can’t imagine how it would have worked.” Father Ted came in second