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first_imgTim Southee rescued New Zealand with the bat then dragged his side back into the match with the ball after Sri Lanka’s Suranga Lakmal’s career-best figures had threatened to dominate the first day of the second Test in Christchurch on Wednesday.Southee counter-attacked with wicketkeeper BJ Watling to blast 68 from 65 balls and take New Zealand from the depths of despair on 64 for six after Lakmal had destroyed the top order on a green wicket at Hagley Oval.The 30-year-old Southee and Watling (46) combined for 108-runs as New Zealand were dismissed for 178 with Lakmal finishing with five for 54.First Test centurion Angelo Mathews was on 27 with Roshen Silva (15) as the visitors were 88 for four at stumps, with neither team holding the advantage as both seek to win the two-match series with victory in Christchurch.The first Test in Wellington ended last week in a damp draw after virtually all of the final day’s play was washed out.Tomorrow’s first session is going to be important for both sides – Tim Southee looks ahead to a big day two at Hagley Oval!NZC LIVE CARD | for day two | (@BLACKCAPS) December 26, 2018The 31-year-old Lakmal, utilising the overcast, cool conditions and green pitch, had reduced the hosts to 36 for four after Dinesh Chandimal had won the toss and wasted little time in choosing to field.Lakmal went to lunch having bowled 12 successive overs with figures of four for 18.advertisementSouthee, whose innings of 77 not out in his debut in 2008 remains his highest score, then decided attack was the best form of defence and belted six fours and three sixes to resurrect his side’s fortunes.His dismissal, to a brilliant, one-handed leaping catch by Danushka Gunathilaka at short mid-wicket, sparked another collapse with the last three wickets adding just six runs.Southee then took the first three Sri Lankan wickets to reduce them to 21 for three inside 10 overs.The second victim — Chandimal for six — moved him to 234 Test wickets and third on New Zealand’s all-time list.Chris Martin had been in third on 233, although Southee is still a long way away from Daniel Vettori’s 361 and Richard Hadlee’s New Zealand-leading mark of 431 wickets.After his initial spell, Southee continued to be a threat towards the end of the day’s play as Silva and Mathews played and missed several times but saw their side through to stumps.last_img

first_imgHow can that be possible? I even don’t know about my personality, leave alone aligning that with the persona of the university. Most people decide their college of choice basis the rankings (and also whether they could get in), median SAT (or GMAT or GRE) scores, finance and scholarship availability etc.However, in our experience, this is an ineffective way of choosing your next education destination. Selection basis university rankings or SAT scores not only reduce your chances of getting in but also (on the perchance that you get in) builds you up for four years of misery and dissatisfaction.An ideal programme selection heuristic is based on the following factors:1. Personality alignment between the candidate and the college2. University Education Quality (proxy – university and programme rankings)3. Your ability to get into that university (proxy – how close your SAT scores are to the median score, your profile in comparison to other students at that university etc.)While points 2 and 3 are easy to establish and measure, they do not convey a complete picture. Most students end up selecting colleges basis rankings and median SAT scores because of easy availability of these data points.However, in so doing, they may miss out colleges that are better aligned with their way of doing things (and learning styles) and are more suited to their narrative or profile.While I have talked about the narrative and/ profile in another post of ours, herein we shall talk about personality alignment between the candidate and the college.advertisement Looking at the ‘personality’ of some top-notch business schoolsLet us look at some top-notch business schools and try to understand their personality. Also, to help you understand better, I have given you’re an analogy from my favourite Harry Potter series.I am trying to compare Stanford, MIT, Harvard and Chicago Booth part of the super-elite M7 group of Business Schools.In my opinion,Being a part of Stanford GSB is like being in the house of RavenclawBeing a part of MIT Sloan is like being in the house of GryffindorBeing at Harvard Business School is like being at SlytherinBeing at Chicago Booth is like being at HufflepuffThese associations should give you some sense of the personality of that specific business school. And hopefully, you could appreciate my point that if you are like a Slytherin and we put you in the house of Gryffindor, how much of a horrible time you would have!Let’s explore these associations a little bit further.1. Stanford GSB as Ravenclaw “For Ravenclaw, the cleverest would always be the best.” GSB students take pride in effortless perfection. They like to think of themselves on the lines of a duck in a pool. While it seems calm on the outside but underneath, its feet are paddling at a breakneck speed.That is a GSB student for you extremely clever and seeped in the valley culture of entrepreneurship who is willing to apply his mind and take risks to build businesses which have never been thought of before!However, he is casual and calm, loafs around wearing a sweatshirt and is supremely confident of himself (sometimes a little arrogant too!)2. MIT Sloan as Gryffindor “Their daring, nerve, and chivalry set Gryffindor apart.” Frankly, I had trouble picking out MIT Sloan or the Stanford GSB for the house of Gryffindor.Both MIT and Stanford are distinctively similar focus on risk taking and entrepreneurship; have great relations with their university’s engineering schools and want to explore the unknown.I think what helped me pick out MIT out for the house of Gryffindor is principally two factors1. Rivalry with the upstream HBS (which is about a mile upstream on the other side of the river Charles)2. Stanford, with its location in the heart of the valley is naturally entrepreneurship oriented. MIT, on the other hand really had to try harder to become a top destination for entrepreneurially aligned. Also, it dared to challenge the much older and institutionally more powerful HBS in its own backyard required guts and daring!3. Harvard Business School as Slytherin “Power-hungry Slytherin loved those of great ambition.”HBS was a natural choice for the house of Slytherin. HBS, with its focus on legacy, leadership and blue-blooded persona is extremely Slytherin like.Its legacy is epitomized in oak-panelled walls and plush, deep carpets and a campus (unlike the open campuses of GSB and MIT) which is designed to keep people out.So much so, that while the entire Harvard university is on one side of Charles, HBS sits majestically on the other side emphasizing its ‘exclusivity’ and unique ‘legacy’.advertisement4. Chicago Booth as Hufflepuff “For Hufflepuff, hard workers were most worthy of admission.”Chicago Booth is a great school. The underlying thought when I think of Booth is ‘stone’ unyielding, strong, a bit like many of its underground lecture theatres and its older buildings.Booth students are extremely hard-working.As mentioned on the website, “we empower bold thinkers and inquisitive minds to dig deeper, discover more, and shape the future”; Booth is quintessentially Hufflepuff!Pedagogical differences between these top business schoolsThere are pedagogical differences as well! At HBS, all you get to do are cases running into a few hundred during your entire stay.On the other hand, at MIT, you are expected to be more ‘action-learning’ oriented and learn through a combination of case-methods, lectures, but more often simulations and projects. Hence you need to pick out your learning style and let it have a bearing on the school that you choose.On another dimension, Booth, Sloan and HBS have horrible winters. MIT students have even changed the school’s Latin motif IHTFP to ‘I hate the fucking place.’So, if you like your sunshine, better go to Stanford or other great schools in the valley like Berkley Haas or USC Marshall rather than stuck in a place where you don’t see sun for 5 months of a year!Why choosing a college that matches your personality is so important!Aligning your personality with that of the college is even more important at an undergraduate level. For one, you are going to be a part of this college for four years or more, plus for many of the students it is their first time away from home.You really need to be at a place that you can blend in and feel comfortable at.For example, if you want to focus on sports and academics alike, it is better to be at GaTech rather than Caltech or MIT. If serving humanity is your calling, then be a Hockey rather than a Beaver. Likewise, if you want to be a part of a city-campus, then go to Columbia. In summary, aligning your personality with that of the school that you are going to get into is as much a part of your selection process as rankings, generalized test scores, profile match etc.Do not select schools basis easily available metrics like test scores and rankings alone. Rather, focus on finding out what that college truly offers and how well it aligns with your learning style and personality.It shall ensure that you will not only have great education, but also be happier!-Article by Abhishek Singhal, Co- Founder, UnivAdmitHelpRead: Here’s how to select the best college after 10+2Read: Tips for students moving to a US college: Adjustment tips, finance management and student visa concernsRead: Studying abroad in UK: What do Indian students prefer?Read: How to choose the best IB school for your childadvertisementlast_img

first_imgShare on LinkedIn Sign up for The Fiver, our funny and free daily football email. Read more There was joy for Brazil in Moscow, but also schadenfreude at one remove as a 2-0 defeat of Serbia propelled Tite’s improving team into the World Cup knockout stages on the same afternoon Germany left the tournament.A projected last-16 meeting with Brazil’s nemesis of four years ago can now be safely placed away in the box of horrors. Germany’s defeat by South Korea in Kazan brought great booming cheers around the Spartak Stadium press room and squeals of joy from the Brazil supporters outside.The five-times champions will instead travel east to Samara to play Mexico as Group E winners. But for all the triumphalism towards the end here, the cheers as the yellow shirts shuttled the ball between some tiring Serbs, there will still be a slight unease around the latest generation to wear that heavy gold shirt. Share on Messenger But between this there were periods where Brazil looked callow and dinky, lacking in presence in central midfield, where Nemanja Matic and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic were able to dominate the space. Mexico have already exploited a similar central weakness in the defending champions.The Spartak is a tight ground by the standards of this World Cup, clamped beneath the usual needlessly huge roof, a crown of vast grey tubing swooping around all four sides. Defeat on a muggy night in Moscow would have sent Brazil out at the group stage for the first time since Pelé was kicked around the fields of England, and Serbia through for the first time in their independent history.Brazil were unchanged. Serbia made three, Milos Veljkovic, Nikola Milenkovic and Adem Ljajic coming in. And they were brusque and powerful in the challenge from the start, looking to pile deep crosses in on Brazil’s undersized full-backs.Marcelo left the field early on with a muscular injury, replaced by Filipe Luís. And with 24 slow-burn minutes gone Neymar produced his first little moment of grace, jinking around Milinkovic-Savic with a smattering of fairy steps, then combining with Gabriel Jesus to force a shot.Five minutes later the same combination should have made the opening goal. Neymar whipped a long pass inside Antonio Rukavina. Jesus galloped in on goal and cut inside but saw his right-foot shot blocked.Brazil’s central three began to snap together with a little more urgency as Ljajic was booked for a trip on Neymar that drew a series of gymnastic rolls down the touchline, combined expertly with stricken shriek and waving arm.The opening goal was coming. It duly arrived on 36 minutes, product of another divine intervention from Coutinho, who dropped deep and floated a dream of a pass over the top. Paulinho timed his run perfectly and got a toe to the ball as Vladimir Stojkovic rushed out.Brazil’s players celebrated with a prolonged 10-man huddle. And after the break they should have killed the game early on, Neymar delaying as he ran on to another fine Coutinho pass and allowing Stojkovic to save. For a while Serbia began to assert their midfield strength, helped by the fact Brazil leave that whole area to Casemiro and Paulinho, who were pushed to the fringes at times by the crush of red shirts.On the hour Alisson fumbled a low cross from the right and saw the ball fall just shirt of Aleksandar Mitrovic. And with 68 minutes gone it was 2-0. Mitrovic tried to cling to Miranda at a corner but only succeeded in falling. Behind him Thiago Silva bulleted his header high into the net.The World Cup has been crying out for a statement performance from one of the bigger teams. This wasn’t it from Brazil. But they will march on with some confidence, demons vanquished elsewhere, to face opponents who have yet to score against them in four World Cup meetings. Pinterest Share via Email The team’s emotional state had preoccupied the Brazilian press before this game, the canoeing question at Tite’s press conference centred on exactly what degree of crying was acceptable, what were the official team blubbing guidelines.There were no tears here, and indeed Brazil played well in phases. They had a majority hold on possession and looked more nimble in attack, when the ball was shuttled effectively between Philippe Coutinho and the front three. Neymar, who it must be remembered is still finding his fitness under the weight of a World Cup, had more touches than anyone else in the game, managed seven shots at goal and might have scored at least a couple had his finishing been at its most severe.The risible theatrics remain, however. At one point Neymar felt a hand on his shoulder and proceeded to writhe around holding his eye for so long that there was a sudden concern that maybe some invisible skewer flung by a ghostly Russian stadium sprite had indeed penetrated his retina and he was in fact dying before our eyes. But apparently not. He was actually fine.Coutinho looked in wonderfully good order again and set up the opening goal. He has now scored two and made one of Brazil’s five goals in Russia. World Cup Serbia Share on Facebook World Cup 2018 Share on WhatsApp Topics Share on Pinterest Twitter Switzerland seal place in World Cup last 16 after draw with Costa Rica Share on Twitter Serbia v Brazil player ratings Brazil Paulinho stretches to put Brazil ahead. Photograph: Joosep Martinson/Fifa via Getty Images Facebook match reports Reuse this contentlast_img

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