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PROMISING PRACTICES FOR PANDEMIC PLANNING Experts stress need for personal, community preparedness

first_img Community preparednessCommunity-based organizations (CBOs), faith-based organizations (FBOs), and local businesses also need to evaluate their pandemic plans, consider how a pandemic might affect services, and what alternatives are available, according to pandemicflu.gov. CIDRAP’s Promising Practices include:Ready in 3Disaster Readiness Tips for People with DisabilitiesReady or Not? Have a PlanProviding Care at Home During a Pandemic Because infections can spread quickly among children and in school settings, constantly reminding kids about necessary health precautions is also important. Hundreds of schools around the world have closed to help contain the spread of infection. Pollok said his department is planning a back-to-school campaign with information about the flu. Public health officials also encourage a broad approach when it comes to emergency planning—individuals should not only be ready for a pandemic, but other disasters that may affect their area, such as floods, hurricanes or earthquakes. “When you develop a plan, make sure it’s all-hazards,” Pollok said. Since you cannot “plan a disaster,” flexibility is important, Kinsey said. “If your plan isn’t working, it’s probably too specific.” Grant said she used resources such as the Flu Wiki forum to learn how an influenza pandemic might affect her and her family, how to reduce exposure, and how she would cope if family members were infected. Individual and family preparednessSince the early stages of the H1N1 outbreak, public health officials have focused primarily on disease prevention. Pandemicflu.gov: Plan and Prepare The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the current outbreak a pandemic on Jun 11. “We are in the earliest days of the pandemic,” said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan that day in a statement to the press. “The virus is spreading under a close and careful watch.” “The message was, ‘People, y’all need to take precautions,'” Pollok said. Pandemicflu.gov: Pandemic Flu Planning Checklist for Individuals and Families But many health departments are now also working on reinforcing messages on personal and community preparedness. Being informed is the first step, health officials say. Bien said his organization wants to prepare the community by focusing not only on increasing people’s knowledge, but also encouraging appropriate behavior. He noted that even though people may have the information they need, they may not think about preparing on a day-to-day basis unless there’s an imminent threat. Dealing with a pandemic will also require communication and cooperation among health officials, community leaders, and different groups, Kinsey said, adding that now is a good time to build community ties and develop community channels. “I’ve learned everything that I could about pandemics,” said the mother of two who lives outside Portland, Ore. Ensure you have a supply of your prescription medicines. American Red Cross: Preparing for a Swine Flu Pandemic Make a list of people who are willing to help and can be contacted in case of emergencies. Keep other emergency and health supplies handy such as flashlights, manual can openers, face masks, and painkillers. Grant has also been talking to others in her community about how to get ready for a pandemic. She serves on the board of the ReadyMoms Alliance, an organization of volunteers who educate the public about influenza preparedness. Bexar County in Texas, for instance, chose not to close schools or limit gatherings, Pollok said, because officials there felt the severity of illness did not warrant such action Make plans for potential disruptions at work, curtailed social gatherings, and school closures (for example, is it possible to work from home if you are unable to go into work?). “Identify gaps [in your plan] and fill those gaps,” Pollok said. While most infections have generally been moderate so far, people need to understand that things could get worse, Wooleyhand said. “People need to know the facts, where to go for resources, and be ready,” she said. In the early days of the current outbreak, for instance, CBOs and FBOs in many communities were advised to limit public gatherings, and some had to change practices. Some Catholic churches, for example, opted not to share the communion cup or shake hands to exchange a sign of peace at mass. “What impacts one community differs from another,” Pollok said, adding that no standardized response will work in every community. Grant said families should consider what they need and see what they already have that may be useful. Creativity and resourcefulness can go a long way. For instance, Grant said she found 55-gallon storage drums for $5 from a local food storage business that she is using to store water. She has learned how to create a makeshift toilet for an isolation sick room using a toilet seat, a bucket, and cat litter. As of Friday, 27,717 novel flu cases have been laboratory-confirmed in the United States, with 127 fatalities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But some experts say the actual number of sick is probably more than 1 million. Pandemicflu.gov: Faith-Based & Community Organizations Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Checklist Community planners also need to have a strategy to communicate with staff and the people they serve. Dan Kinsey, emergency management coordinator for Guadalupe County in Texas, said consistent communications, including having a unified message among preparedness partners, is essential during emergencies. “If my community isn’t prepared, it doesn’t do me a whole lot of good,” Grant said, noting that everyone needs to understand the disruptions that are likely to occur. Parents of school-aged kids, for instance, need to think about what will happen if schools close for a long time. Jun 30, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – If you don’t have an emergency preparedness plan for yourself, your family, and even your community, now is a good time to make one. That’s the message public health officials are sending as cases of the novel H1N1 influenza virus continue to rise nationally and globally. Alexiou said her department is planning a public awareness campaign in multiple languages about influenza. Past campaigns on pandemic preparedness received a lot of visibility, she said, but communities need to reinforce these messages. “If community efforts are not sustained, then people forget,” Alexiou said, adding that the timing for education is now ideal, because people are more likely to pay attention. Other useful skills for pandemic preparedness include learning how to care for the sick at home, rehydration therapy, and isolation measures, said, Joy Alexiou, public information officer for the Santa Clara Department of Public Health in California. “If you don’t have a plan, you need one now,” said Roger Pollok, special projects manager for Emergency Preparedness at the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District in Texas. “The stakes are a little different now.” “Everybody should consider this a time to be better educated” said Jennifer Wooleyhand, a spokeswoman for the Delaware Division of Public Health, adding that preparation is everything. “We need to create the time to prepare and defend ourselves.” One family’s experienceFor Amy Bates Grant, preparing for a pandemic has been a process since 2006. CIDRAP’s Personal Preparedness Resource List Editor’s Note: CIDRAP’s Promising Practices: Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Tools (www.publichealthpractices.org) online database showcases peer-reviewed practices, including useful tools to help others with their planning. This article is one of a series exploring the development of these practices. We hope that describing the process and context of these practices enhances pandemic planning. Pandemicflu.gov and various health departments offer checklists on what individuals and families can do to get ready for a pandemic. They include: “I’m not a nurse. I don’t have a medical background. I’ve done a lot of reading on home healthcare,” she said. It’s important to know what symptoms require immediate medical attention and what can be handled at home to avoid trips to the doctor at a time when the health system is likely to be overwhelmed, she added. For more information visit: Grant acknowledges that the cost of preparing is a concern for some people, which is why she recommends getting what’s needed over time. “Every week when I go shopping, I’ll pick up a few cans of soup. I didn’t want to go into debt doing this. Grant said. “I don’t recommend people run out and buy a bunch of stuff.” Health officials say that the current outbreak revealed that many pandemic plans were based on worst-case scenarios, and communities may need to identify how to scale those plans to work for different levels of severity and conditions. Health experts say there is no way to predict what is still in store, but they have concerns that the coming fall flu season might bring a second wave of illnesses, potentially more severe. Learn about pandemic H1N1 influenza, its symptoms, how it spreads, and how to prevent infections. The early days of the outbreak showed that it helps to have accurate messages “in language” from an organization that community members trust, Bien said. The organization plans to send a reminder through ethnic media of simple things people can do to get ready every week. If different segments of the community are even a bit more prepared and resilient, it may make a big difference in reducing the impact of the pandemic and in delaying people’s exposure to infection, she said. These precautions include covering coughs with tissue, cleaning hands frequently and thoroughly with soap or alcohol-based sanitizers, sanitizing surfaces such as shopping cart handles, and staying away from others when ill. Pollok said these are healthy habits people always need to maintain. Stock up on water and non-perishable food. Although the recommendations vary from days’ to months’ worth, most experts agree it’s important to have extra key supplies on hand. Grant has also been collecting essentials, such as easy-to-prepare meals, thermometers for each person, gloves, face masks, and pain relief medication. All the family members know where everything is and what needs to be done, Grant said. “If you’re willing to think, there are low-cost options out there,” she said. Alaric Bien, of the Chinese Information and Service Center in Seattle, said his organization has worked closely with Seattle-King County to develop an emergency preparedness plan. Bien said. He has been working with staff to ensure they are prepared. “Get things in order. Have the supplies in hand so you are not surprised when you go to the store and it’s not there,” said Alexiou, noting that in the first days of the HINI outbreak, some stores ran out of hand sanitizer. Even a small amount of preparation is worthwhile. “Any preparation is better than no preparation,” Grant said, adding that families who can prepare should do so. “I would rather that our limited public resources focus on those who cannot prepare.” “It’s given us the resiliency to face things a lot more easily,” she said. World Health Organization: Guidance for Communitieslast_img read more

ONE Championship announces athlete rankings dominated by Japanese fighters

first_imgSingapore-based “leading Asian global sports media property” ONE Championship has announced its latest athlete rankings for select weight divisions in mixed martial arts (MMA), Muay Thai and kickboxing. ONE chairman Chatri Sityodtong said the rankings had been established by an independent panel consisting of former athletes, current athletes, journalists and broadcasters to ensure credibility and transparency.The panel determined the rankings after each event based on criteria such as wins and losses, most recent performances and opponent quality.“The rankings will bring more clarity and transparency for our athletes as they chase their dreams of the world title. Fans can also follow their favorite athletes and their journey more closely as they climb or fall in the rankings,” Sityodtong said. In the MMA strawweight category, world champion martial artist Joshua Pacio ranked first, followed by Japanese fighters Yosuke Saruta and Yoshitaka Naito in second and third respectively. In the strawweight kickboxing category, world champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao sits at first, followed by Astemir Borsov and Wang Junguang.The complete list and updates to rankings are available on www.ONEFC.com and the ONE Super App.Topics :last_img read more

ILO warns of uncertain job market

first_imgTopics : Global working hours saw a 14 percent drop during the second quarter of 2020, equivalent to the loss of 400 million full-time jobs. It is a sharp increase from an estimate issued on May 27 of a 10.7 percent drop, or the loss of 305 million jobs, the report said. The new figures also reflect the worsening situation in many regions over the past weeks, especially in developing economies in parts of the Americas, the Asia-Pacific and Africa. Countries in these regions were among those with the biggest loss of working time.About 93 percent of the world’s workers live in countries with some sort of workplace closures, with the Americas experiencing the greatest restrictions, the monitor said.Mexico’s national statistics agency INEGI said on Tuesday that 12 million people have lost their jobs since March as part of the economic fallout from the pandemic, and the number of people working in the informal sector has shot up significantly. The global labor market is facing a highly uncertain recovery in the second half of the year amid the coronavirus pandemic, with female workers suffering disproportionately from its impact, according to a report from the International Labor Organization, or ILO.Globally, almost 510 million, or 40%, of all employed women work in the four most-affected sectors, compared with 36.6% of men, according to statistics from the ILOThe report “ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the World of Work: 5th Edition” shows that the number of working hours lost across the world in the first half of 2020 was significantly worse than previously estimated. It was released by the ILO on Tuesday.center_img In Brazil, the unemployment rate rose to almost 13 percent in the March-May quarter as the effects of the pandemic saw a record 7.8 million jobs cut, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics.Gender inequalitiesAs for women, the ILO’s report highlighted the disproportionate impact on them, so much so that is feared that some of the modest progress on gender equality made in recent decades will be lost and work-related gender inequalities will be exacerbated.The severe impact of COVID-19 on female workers relates to their overrepresentation in some of the economic sectors worst affected by the crisis, such as accommodation, food, sales and manufacturing, it said.Globally, almost 510 million, or 40 percent, of all employed women work in the four most-affected sectors, compared with 36.6 percent of men, according to statistics from the agency.Chen Yun, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Labor and Social Security, said industries based on customer service “experienced the most direct and greatest impact brought by the pandemic”, and would be affected for a relatively longer time.”It will take some time for people to eliminate the psychological effects caused by the pandemic. It is difficult for such industries to recover in the short term,” he said.Women also dominate in domestic work and the health and social care sectors, where they are at greater risk of losing their income, of infection and transmission, and are less likely to have social protection.The report notes that long-term recovery plans depend on the future trajectory of the pandemic and government policy choices.Despite the unprecedented speed with which countries have responded with policy measures, the ILO said the future remains challenging as countries have to balance out needs in the health, economic, social and policy spheres.last_img read more

Port Douglas trophy home finally sells

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:43Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:43 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p360p360p240p240pAutoA, 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.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen’The Edge’ sells01:44A modernist home in Port Douglas designed by architect Charles Wright has sold after being on the market for 18 months.First listed for private sale at $7.4 million, the asking price for the trophy home soon changed to $6.5 million and then to “offers over $5 million” earlier in the year. Gallery (11 images)Inside the spacious living area of the property.Agent Barbara Wolveridge declined to comment on the final price or the identity of the buyers, but says she received very broad interest in the two-bedroom property before it finally sold on the weekend.The 530sqm home at 20 Island Point Road was built high in the Port Douglas hills for Sydney industrialist Peter Graham and his wife Claire in 2014.Constructed entirely from concrete, the home features a 10-metre infinity lap pool, a balcony with a built-in granite day bed and alfresco dining area with a built-in granite dining table and chairs.The state-of-the-art kitchen features a large oven with a triple exhaust fan, a wine fridge and a butler’s pantry.The barbeque area has its own wine fridge.The home has won numerous architectural accolades, including the Eddie Oribin Award for Building of the Year given by the Australian Institute of Architects in 2015.Is this the ultimate beach house?More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoWolveridge says all rooms in the house have views of the water, from Port Douglas’ famous Four Mile Beach to Mossman Gorge. “Everyone knows the house because it’s on the lookout. It is an iconic house in the region and will stay so,” she says.“First of all the view is extraordinary. Secondly, the house is one of the most fabulous houses I’ve ever seen. Yes, there were many interested buyers but the fact that it was only two bedrooms was a bit of a sticking point, which is why it stayed on the market longer.”Another property designed by Charles Wright, Alkira, has lingered on the market since 2014.last_img read more

Keen buyer nabs renovator’s delight in the middle of holidaying in Bali

first_imgThe home at 11 Allambie St, Morayfield sold under the hammer.THE auction of a rundown house in Brisbane’s north was so popular that the winning bidder scored the property while on holiday in Bali.The 1012sq m block in Morayfield at 11 Allambie St was a mortgagee repossession complete with boarded up windows, holes in walls and graffiti throughout, but was structurally sound.Marketing agent Chris Sharvell of Realsales Real Estate said there were 10 registered bidders at the auction with eight actively bidding. The opening bid was $100,000 and 27 bids later a local woman who was on holiday in Bali was the new owner of the renovator’s delight, which sold for $222,000 under the hammer.Mr Sharvell said the new owner lived nearby with her family.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“She was keen to buy and even submitted an offer but as this was a mortgagee repossession, it had to go to auction,” he said. “On auction day she was actually on holidays in Bali so she registered beforehand for her brother to bid on her behalf.“He played it cool at the auction but apparently she was on the phone joking that she’d kill him if he didn’t win.”Mr Sharvell said the new owner planned to immediately renovate the home. “It was a good result and it shows the base price of homes in Morayfield has now moved up into that low to mid $200,000s,” he said.Mr Sharvell said the market in Morayfield, like most of Brisbane, had experienced good, steady growth in the past few years. According to CoreLogic, the median house price in Morayfield is $353,500.last_img read more

Contrarian view helps Oxford University fund return 7.6% over 2015

first_imgOEF’s investment objective is to achieve 5% growth per year in real terms, with lower volatility than experienced solely by investing in public equity markets.As of the end of December 2015, 46% of the portfolio was held in global equities, with 23% in private equity, 10% in non-directional assets and 8% in property. Global equities returned 7.5% for 2015 compared with 7.7% the previous year.OEF said it closely evaluates conditions across geographies and sectors for contrarian ideas, and in early 2015, it significantly reduced global equity exposure, from 52% at end-2014.It said it took this decision against a backdrop of global equity markets that had risen significantly since the global financial crisis and where, in the context of a highly supportive monetary environment, equity valuations had grown markedly.It added: “We have not sought to forecast a decline in equity markets but instead assessed the balance of risks and returns to be less favourable for this asset group.”According to OEF’s annual report, its regional tilts also delivered results.US equity exposure was reduced and European and Japanese investments increased, based on the relatively better outlook for those regions on an equity market basis.OEF said it benefited considerably from this, especially with investments in Japan.While property and cash holdings (15% in total) are all held within the UK, 37% of assets are in North America, a further 15% in the UK, 14% in emerging markets, 11% in Europe (excluding the UK), and 8% in Japan and Asia-Pacific.Private equity was the highest-performing asset class, with a 22.1% return, compared with 25.4% for 2014.The private equity allocation has increased to 23%, from 17.7% at end-2014.The report said: “This growth has been driven both by strong performance and by increased capital investment by the managers. The portfolio is maturing, showing strong returns and realisations to date, and is invested in a range of geographies, sectors and specialisms.”One recent investment was a stake in Oxford Sciences Innovation, an unlisted UK company providing capital and scaling expertise to businesses that commercialise Oxford University science-based research.The company launched in May 2015 with six cornerstone investors – including the Wellcome Trust and Invesco Asset Management – committing £210m between them, towards an initial £300m-worth of fundraising.OEF’s property portfolio returned 7.8% for 2015, a significant driver being its actively managed rural estates.However, following the implementation of a direct commercial property strategy, two direct holdings were also acquired in 2015.Commercial property is intended to form most of the long-term target allocation of 9%. The Oxford Endowment Fund (OEF), a £1.9bn (€2.2bn) pooled fund run on behalf of Oxford University and a number of individual colleges, has reported a 7.6% investment return for the 2015 calendar year.This takes its annualised net return for the five years to the end of 2015 to 8.1%.The return for calendar 2014 was 9.1%.Together with the £460m Oxford Capital Fund, which provides expendable capital over the medium term (typically for building projects), OEF is run by Oxford University Endowment Management (OUem), a wholly owned subsidiary of the university.  last_img read more

Local Public Safety Agencies Awarded Grants

first_imgThe Indiana Homeland Security Foundation has approved more than $400,000 in grants to aid public safety agencies statewide.Awards were given to 112 recipients in 62 counties. Recipients include local fire departments,emergency medical services, law enforcement and emergency management agencies in all 10 IDHS Districts.The focus of the foundation is to support the future of public safety and to provide grant funding to local agencies for critical needs across Indiana. Grants provide up to $4,000. Eligible projects include:Equipping emergency responders with personal protective equipment;Acquiring equipment for use by emergency responders;Providing radios and technology equipment; andTraining for emergency responders.Examples of items that current grant approvals funded include protective equipment, fire gear, defibrillators, fire hoses, computer and communication equipment, thermal imaging cameras and rescue mannequins.“Local public safety agencies play a critical role in the safety of Hoosiers across the state,” said Governor Mike Pence. “This grant money allows our first responders to replace and upgrade equipment vital to daily operations. By improving equipment and capabilities, our emergency response personnel statewide will have the tools they need to help keep Hoosiers safe.”The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation is funded through the purchase of “Secure Indiana” license plates. These funds provide grants to public safety agencies and scholarships to students statewide.The following agencies were awarded grants from the Indiana Homeland Security Foundation:DecaturCity of Greensburg Fire Department was awarded $199 for a TV connection to run emergency management software.Decatur County was awarded $3,999 for a patient rescue and treatment sled.FayetteCity of Connersville Fire Department was awarded $3,660.76 for two sets of turnout gear.Everton Volunteer Fire Department was awarded $3,948 for a nozzle and fire hoses.FranklinEagle Fire Company of Oldenburg was awarded $3,898 for an AED, evacuation chair, and water nozzle.RipleyCity of Batesville Police Department was awarded $4,000 for radios.Delaware Community Volunteer Fire Department was awarded $3,574 for rechargeable lights and chargers for flashlights.Napoleon Volunteer Fire Company was awarded $4,000 for personal protective headwear and footwear.RushAnderson Township of Rush County was awarded $2,387 for two rescue mannequins.last_img read more

Eagles Fall To Cubs In Middle School Soccer

first_imgThe Eagles traveled to Madison to play Soccer for Junior High losing 6-4. Scoring for the Eagles: Carson Hughes 2 goals, 4 shots; Brady Comer 1 goal 4 shots; Caleb White 1 goal 2 shots, 1 assist; Warren Boor 2 shots; Charles Furlow 2 shots, 1 assist; Grant Rinear 1 shot; Sam Schwering 2 stops; Clark Dwenger 2 stops; Jonathan Norman 1 stop; Brady Borgman 3 saves.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Larry Hammond.last_img

Holtby hopeful of survival

first_img The Whites twice let leads slip away from them before Steven Gerrard struck what was a sickening winner for midfielder Holtby, one of the hosts’ standout players. “It is really hard to imagine we lost this game,” the Germany international said. “We had a really good game. “The second and third goals are sloppy goals, we should have done better. We could have had three points last night. “Should’ve, would’ve, could’ve – we lost the game and have to pick ourselves up and be mentally ready for the next game. “It could have been three points against a Liverpool side who did not have their best game. It is really disappointing. “Credit to all the guys, we had a fantastic game, but we have nothing and that is not what you need when you are fighting against relegation.” Holtby is right: Fulham need points and they need them quickly. Manager Rene Meulensteen believes the Cottagers need seven wins from their remaining 12 matches if they are to avoid seeing the drop. Fulham are rooted to the foot of the table with just 12 matches remaining, but Lewis Holtby believes they possess the attitude and aptitude required to stave off relegation. Things look bleak for the west Londoners right now, marooned four points adrift of safety with a goal difference of minus 32 – the worst in the Premier League. However, Fulham’s recent displays belie those statistics, with Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Manchester United followed by an unfortunate, last-gasp 3-2 loss to Liverpool on Wednesday. The bookmakers certainly think survival is out of reach, making Fulham firm favourites for the drop. Holtby, though, has seen enough since joining on loan in January to remain confident of confounding the doubters. “The belief is always there,” he said. “We have to be mentally strong and that is the key to getting out of the drop zone. “There is enough. We have got the quality to stay up but we need to get some points. “We need to be solid at the back because we are conceding too many goals and that is a problem. “We conceded two in the last game, three last night, and that is too many.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Cricket News Jasprit Bumrah takes career-best figures to decimate Australia in Boxing Day Test

first_imgNew Delhi: Johannesburg. Trent Bridge. Melbourne. All these three venues have one thing in common regarding Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling achievements. Two of these venues are similar in results, with India securing consolation wins. In Melbourne, India are on course for a famous win after the right-arm pacer took 6/33, his career-best figures and this third five-wicket haul in Tests to bowl Australia out for 151 and give Virat Kohli’s side a whopping 292-run lead. In the process, Bumrah became the first Asian bowler to take a five-wicket haul in South Africa, England and Australia in the same calendar year. His exhibition of bowling on day 3 in Melbourne was a masterclass and several analysts dubbed him the ‘total package’ and ‘Mr.360’ of bowling.Bumrah had already given a demonstration of the damage that he could cause on day 2 when he hit Marcus Harris on the helmet with a sharp bouncer. On day 3, he continued to work on that mental scar. Bumrah banged a short delivery on leg stump and Harris was late on the pull shot, the top edge ballooned to fine leg where Ishant Sharma took the catch. However, Bumrah produced the moment of the match which turned the tide firmly in Kohli’s favour.Read More | India v Australia, live cricket score: Bumrah 6/33, IND lead 300On the last ball before the lunch break, Bumrah bowled a slow, dipping full toss which sneaked under Shaun Marsh’s bat and he was trapped plumb in front for 19. The wicket before the break had given India tremendous momentum and they never loosened their grip. Immediately after the break, Bumrah produced another gem as he angled in a full ball that nipped back further off the seam to knock over Travis Head for 20. Australia held on until the tea break but following the resumption, Bumrah got Tim Paine with a delivery that straightened outside off and cleaned up Nathan Lyon (0) and Josh Hazlewood (0) in quick succession to enhance his reputation as India’s leader of the attack.Read More | Shami hits century as a pacer in overseas Tests – See this unique statThe Gujarat pacer had already made a mark on debut in Cape Town by taking four wickets, with AB de Villiers, considered to be the best batsman in the South Africa side, falling to him twice. On a spicy deck in Johannesburg, Bumrah’s 5/54, combined with Mohammed Shami’s 5/28 in the fourth innings gave India a consolation 63-run win. He has already taken 45 wickets in his debut calendar year, making it the most by a pacer ever.Read More | Watch – Kohli tries to run four, Pujara barely manages threeIn England, Bumrah missed the first two Tests due to an injury but when he returned for the Test in Trent Bridge, Bumrah took his second consecutive five-wicket haul and his 5/85 gave India a commanding 203-run win. In Adelaide and Perth, Bumrah had provided the breakthroughs at key intervals but it was in Melbourne where he displayed his class. His performance has given India a chance to create history and break decades of pain in Australia.   For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more