Ashes 2019: Traffic sign in Manchester mocks Australia over sandpaper-gate ahead of 4th Test

first_imgAshes 2019: Traffic sign in Manchester mocks Australia over sandpaper-gate ahead of 4th TestWith the series tied at 1-1, the focus will be on the fourth Test of the Ashes 2019 that will be played in Manchester from September 4.advertisement India Today Web Desk ManchesterSeptember 3, 2019UPDATED: September 3, 2019 18:19 IST Ashes 2019: English fans at Edgbaston greeted the Aussies by holding up yellow sandpapers during the 1st Test (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPictures of a traffic sign trolling the Australian cricket team have surfaced onlineThe traffic sign referred to last year’s infamous sandpaper-gate scandalAustralia need to win one more game from the remaining two Tests to retain The AshesBen Stokes’s heroics in the third Test of the Ashes 2019 has given England a new lease of life as they managed to keep the series alive by snatching victory from the jaws of defeat against Australia at Headingley and level the competition 1-1 with two more matches to go.Stokes single-handedly kept England afloat with his unbeaten 135 in the final innings as England chased down the mammoth target of 359 to win the match by 1 wicket.English cricket fans have also found their voices back and started to sledge the Aussies once again with even the traffic officials in Manchester getting involved in playing mind games with the opposition in their own way.Pictures of a traffic sign trolling the Australian cricket team has been put up by the Transport for Greater Manchester, which surfaced online on Tuesday.The traffic sign, which falls on the way to the Old Trafford cricket stadium, referred to last year’s infamous sandpaper-gate scandal which had led to one-year bans for then-Australia captain Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner, while opener Cameron Bancroft was banished for 9 months.Manchester getting Ashes-ready…pic.twitter.com/RTaBgygB43Henry Moeran (@henrymoeranBBC) September 3, 2019English fans have been particularly harsh on Smith ever since the Ashes started last month. There were boos, chants, and men with masks on that had Smith’s crying face as he walked on to bat in the first session of the 1st Test.In the second Test Smith was hit on the back of the neck by a Jofra Archer bouncer on Day 4 and had to leave the field as a result of the blow. He returned to the crease soon after but a section of England crowd was seen booing the player.advertisementSmith, who dethroned Virat Kohli from the top of the ICC rankings for batsmen on Tuesday, has been in the form of his life ever since his comeback to international cricket and is still the highest run-scorer in the Ashes series (378 runs in 2 Tests at 126.00 with 2 centuries and one fifty) despite not playing the third Test, which he missed out due to a concussion.The next name on the list is of all-rounder Ben Stokes, on whom the Manchester traffic sign was dedicated to. Stokes, the hero of third Test, has 327 runs in the three matches so far at an average of 81.75 including two hundreds, a fifty and 8 wickets.Smith was named in the Australian 12-man squad in place of Usman Khawaja for the fourth Test after the former captain recovered from his injury. Smith’s return is a timely boost for Australia, who need only win one of the final two matches to retain the Ashes.Australia all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne, who replaced Smith as a concussion substitute at Lord’s, has been retained. Paceman James Pattinson has been dropped, paving the way for Mitchell Starc’s recall.Also Read | Ashes 2019: Usman Khawaja dropped, Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc back for 4th TestAlso Read | Steve Smith edges past Virat Kohli to become No.1 Test batsmanAlso Read | Australia coach Justin Langer invokes Muhammad Ali to inspire Ashes reboundAlso Read | Ashes: Broad sends Archer warning to Smith ahead of Manchester TestFor 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Sandpaper GateFollow The AshesFollow England VS AustraliaFollow Manchester Test Nextlast_img read more

Managed dairy system enticed CocaCola to build Ontario milk plant Dairy Farmers

Coca-Cola Canada’s decision to invest $85 million in a new milk processing plant in Ontario shows why the Canadian government should continue to defend the country’s supply management system, said the general manager of the Dairy Farmers of Ontario.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau caused worries in Canada’s dairy sector when he said on NBC’s Meet the Press that Canada would consider allowing U.S. dairy greater access to the Canadian market as part of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.“As far as I know the government is going to continue to support the Canadian dairy system. This is a perfect example of why he ought to,” Dairy Farmers general manager Graham Lloyd said in an interview Tuesday.He said the system is attracting investment from around the world.“It’s a good example of why this system works, and when you compare it to the other systems and dairy industries they’re just not sustainable and not growing.”The U.S. beverage giant didn’t comment on Canada’s dairy system, but said tariffs were a deterrent to importing its Fairlife ultrafiltered milk from the United States.Coca-Cola also likes to make products in the country where they are sold, said Fran Mulhern, vice-president of Coca-Cola and general manager of the farm to table business.The company plans to build a plant adjacent to its 70-year-old Minute Maid frozen juice facility in Peterborough, Ont., to produce lactose-free milk that is rich in protein and lower in sugar than traditional milk.The operations, set to open in the first quarter of 2020, will create 35 new jobs and support 100 jobs at the existing juice plant, which supplies North America with frozen juice.Changing consumer habits towards products with less sugar makes it a perfect time to make Canada the first international market for Fairlife products such as ultrafiltered milk, said Mulhern.“We see lots of opportunities for this to really grow dairy, and bring consumers back into dairy,” she said in an interview.In the year after the product was launched in the U.S. in 2015, 40 per cent of the consumption came from buyers who were not drinking milk, according to a Nielsen survey, she said.Canadian milk consumption has been declining about one per cent annually for years, but value-added products are growing five per cent per year and account for 20 per cent of Canada’s dairy market. Almost 20 per cent of Canadians consume lactose-free dairy.The plant will be supplied with milk from local dairy farmers in Ontario.“Anything that will grow the dairy market and increase dairy production and increase dairy consumption is quite exciting, and that’s why we’re quite supportive of this opportunity,” Lloyd added in an interview from Ottawa.The milk uses a patented cold filtration process to remove lactose and sugar, leaving it with 50 per cent more protein and 50 per cent less sugar than traditional milk.Coca-Cola has been in a joint venture with Select Milk Producers, the sixth largest U.S. dairy co-operative, to make Fairlife products that are added to the multinational’s broad portfolio of beverages.Coca-Cola Canada employs 6,200 people in more than 50 facilities, including six production facilities across the country. read more