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Wisdom Quotes

Be the light through your actions and darkness will disappear around you.

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself. (Desiderius Erasmus)

Don’t wait for the perfect moment to strike, strike in the current moment and make it perfect.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. (William Butler Yeats)

Did you know…

Did you know…

… that today is Jack Frost Day? On December 11, 1998, the movie “Jack Frost,” starring Michael Keaton and Kelly Preston, premiered nationwide. Celebrate everything frosty today! 🙂


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”

— Victor Hugo

New Effects and Old Paradoxes | Newsletter

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World’s first human composting site to open | The Independent

The world’s first funeral home dedicated to composting human beings is set to open in 2021 – allowing those left behind to turn their dearly departed into soil.

US ‘deathcare’ company Recompose will be able to turn the deceased into a cubic yard of soil over a period of as little as 30 days, using one-eighth of the energy of cremation and saving as much as a metric ton of carbon dioxide from being produced compared to other forms of burial.

The firm’s first site in Seattle, Washington, will be able to hold 75 people at a time.

The project was given the green light by Washington state legislators who voted to allow the style of burial known as natural organic reduction earlier this year – the first US state to explicitly do so.

via World’s first human composting site to open | The Independent

WI 173/8 (20.0) vs IND 240/3 (20.0) (Kesrick Williams 13(7) Sheldon Cottrell 4(4) ) | India vs West Indies, 3rd T20I – Live Score, Commentary – Cricbuzz

Virat Kohli walks up and collects the trophy. As usual, he hands to over to the youngsters in the team – Shivam Dube and Sanju Samson – allowing them to take the limelight. The entire team stand in front of the ‘Champions’ board as they pose for the team photograph. Yet another trophy in the never-ending cabinet. Consecutive T20 series losses for West Indies, something which won’t augur well for them especially with the World Cup coming up next year. Mind you, they are the defending champions as well. After a thumping win in Thiruvananthapuram, they would’ve come into this contest with a lot of confidence but were simply blown away by the masterclass that was put on by the trioka of Rohit, Rahul and Kohli. They will look to take some meaningful points from this series as they look ahead. Time for ODIs next with the first game slated to be played in Chennai on December 15. We look forward for your company. Time to wind up the coverage today then. For more cricketing action, keep following Cricbuzz. Goodnight and goodbye!
Kohli –> Indian captain and Man of the Series: We had spoken a lot (about batting first and winning). It was about going out there and executing. I was in the zone and I carried on. Told KL, he needs to bat long and hold one end. It was a pretty special innings and also being our second wedding anniversary, it was a special gift. It was a special night and one of the best innings I have played. And batting first we won, feels really good. I know I can contribute in all three formats. It is about putting your mind into it. Now with the World Cup coming up there is motivation. My part becomes crucial as I have to play two roles. When you are not playing T20s for a while and come back and play like this, it feels good. There is one thing about talking about the plans but it is about executing them on the field. I think two guys in the middle with clarity and the way Rahul and Rohit played today was the key today. Batting first, we have been too tight and hesitant, but this pitch allowed us to play freely. It was a good lesson for us and now we need to remember it. Depends on what pitch and ground you are playing on (whether scoring more boundaries is a must). You don’t really feel the pressure when you have 20-25 runs on the board. Playing the World Cup in Australia, we will have to figure out how big the boundaries are.
KL Rahul –> Man of the Match: (about the batting performance) You missed Virat also. Both of them (Rohit and Virat) were in destructive mood today. Happy that we won the series and every game is important for us leading up to the T20 World Cup. It’s obvious that our batting first record hasn’t been that great. Today was a great opportunity and very happy that it came off. This will give a lot of confidence and now know what to do batting first. Each game will be important and a learning lesson for us before the World Cup. Like any other format, once you are set, you want to carry on and know what shots to play on. T20 has been kind and I try to do my best and give the results for the team.
Pollard –> West Indies captain: We will look to take positives from this game. At the end of the day, we knew where we faltered and it’s work in progress for us now. It was gettable, we have chased a big total in 2016 here. When you look at the way Rahul and Rohit went about at the start, they took their time and then exploded. Yes, we are disappointed but we look to move on from here. There are a lot of emerging players coming through the ranks. Success is something you need to do day in and day out. Those are things we are working out. All is not lost, we still have 3 ODIs to play. We will look to stay positive.

via WI 173/8 (20.0) vs IND 240/3 (20.0) (Kesrick Williams 13(7) Sheldon Cottrell 4(4) ) | India vs West Indies, 3rd T20I – Live Score, Commentary – Cricbuzz